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The Walking Dead: The Return, Tonight!

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Phoenix, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    You can say that about almost all TV shows though. If they are truly deep, they progress very slow which in turn creates its own issues. If they are heavily action oriented, they move fast but rarely contain an in depth story line beyond what your own imagination creates to compensate.

    I find the depth of books to be more to my style. Too many times I have read books that were later turned into movies only to feel like I am watching the story on fast-forward.

    I think the real issue between the first season and the current season of TWD is that we learned a lot about what happened and what was going on and now the show is transitioning away from the frantic pace of escaping and figuring out what happened into a more day-to-day pace of just surviving. Not to mention, they seemed more vulnerable before they found the prison. They have a fortress now so they are a safer which greatly lowers the fear. In fact, the zombies have become more like mosquitoes to them as other humans are what they seem to fear most now.

    /reality
  2. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Can't really argue with either of you.

    Though to be fair, There are generally only ever like 1 maybe 2 shows i find worth watching a year. Even one of my favorite Shows Dexter has become pretty crappy in my eyes, but once I start watching something, i generally have to finish it, regardless of how absolutely terrible it is (I'm look at YOU Heroes).

    I can't think of any Sitcom type of show I enjoy.


    The good shows that come around aren't ever perfect, but they are have darn good storyline and character development most of the time. Shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Rome etc, all incredibly solid with very few flaws. I'm overly picky though when it comes to movies and shows.
  3. stasheroo

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    I've often said the same thing myself.

    Seems that in that world, it's not a matter of 'if' but 'when' they get you.
  4. stasheroo

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    Ugh!

    You and me both!

    But I have heard ugly rumors that it is likely to continue for quite some time unfortunately.
  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    It's not unusual for shows to dip in quality as they age, they start running out of story lines and such. I think that's what happening to Dexter.

    One of the few shows I thought was A+ quality from beginning to end was "The Soprano's", but there were only like 83 episodes and a huge break in time between some of the seasons.

    As far as sitcoms go, I'll take the British or Canadian versions... They simply strike me as being much funnier than American sitcoms.
  6. ethiostar

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    I was tired of her by the end of the first episode in which she appeared. Nothing but scowl and leer.
  7. stasheroo

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    Completely agree.

    If that's all the character is going to do, get rid of her!

    That got real old, real fast.

    That said, I thought the Darryl character started out as more charicature and stereotype and ultimately developed into one of, if not the best character in the series.

    Maybe they'll eventually do the same with her?
  8. ethiostar

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    Yep, Darryl is my favorite character.

    As for Michonne.....I have followed the graphic novel and I don't want to spoil it for everyone else. But, all I can say is that I hope the producers of the show do a better job of developing her character better than they have done up to this point.
  9. MichaelWinicki

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    I think it's simply the case of only having like 42 minutes per episode, with several main characters and lots of stuff going on.

    In other words the ability to develop her character hasn't been available-- yet.
  10. stasheroo

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    I hope so, because if all we're going to get is a miserable "b" skulking around, I'm rooting for the zombies on this one!
  11. MichaelWinicki

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    I don't think there's any doubt, at least from my vantage point.

    The graphic novel gives good indication of the that, which serves as the model for many of the characters.

    Plus the folks behind the show aren't stoopid. They know she's had like 57 words total up to this point... And scowls have out-numbered words.
  12. ethiostar

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    :laugh1:
  13. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    So are you guys saying that she's a more complete character in the comics versions?
  14. speedkilz88

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    From what they've said before she's a bad behind. (CBZ filter)
  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Yes, you get a much more complete picture of her in the graphic novel.

    And I would be pretty sure the same thing will happen in the TV show.
  16. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Ok so yesterday I began watching this on netflix....watched all of season 1 last night and I watched the first 8 episodes of season 2 today. I've got 5 more to go and I'll be through the entire first 2 seasons.

    Am I understanding correctly that they're currently in the third season? The part that I would consider the spring schedule of the 3rd season?

    Also where do I find the third season online so I can catch up with it after I finish off season 2 tomorrow?
  17. Denim Chicken

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    They're one episode in on the third season. They might have it on AMC.com and if not they play reruns before the new episode on Sunday, or there's always Bit torrent.
  18. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Did they not play episodes all through the fall? If I've only missed one episode then I shouldn't have any trouble catching up with it in time for the next episode.
  19. Denim Chicken

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    I'm not sure how many episodes they have on Netflix, but there is only three seasons. You can find episode guides on Wikipedia, though.
  20. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Two seasons on Netflix, Ill finish it off tomorrow. I just checked AMC and they just did episode 10 of season 3. That was the first episode of the midseason, the part that starts after the christmas break basically.

    So i'm 10 episodes behind on the current season once I finish season two tomorrow. I'll be looking online to see if I can find them all, if AMC doesn't have them all that is, to catch up.

    Thanks.

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