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Walking Dead– Season 3 **Spoilers**

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Correct.

    I have always said that zombie movies (shows) were never really about the zombies. The zombies were just the catalyst or accelerate to the humans. The humans and how they act or interact with other humans is always the central issue.

    When so much is brought forward to cause massive confusion, horror, stress and any other negative emotion...the humans emotions and actions will be completely amplified to what their normal personality would be sometimes not only will they be amplified but at times completely changed.
  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Exactly right Brain.


    Take Rick for instance.

    He starts off getting shot in the first episode, which has to be very traumatic in its own right.

    You get a snapshot of Rick's mindset right before he get's shot the second time, which puts him in the hospital. After the first bullet hits his vest, he gets up and says, "Can you believe that? he shot me."

    If the first shot didn't shock him mentally, the second one definitely did.

    And since that point he hasn't had any chance to "catch his breath" so to speak.

    He wakes up in a world that would absolutely stun any of us, and then he finds out his family is missing.

    Then he deals with extreme forms of violence both against he undead and the living.

    He finds his family and then finds out his wife and best friend have been carrying on. And then he finds out his wife is preggers, with him maybe not being the father.

    His best friend then attempts to kill him.

    Oh and in between all that he witnesses his son being shot and almost dies. And he feels guilty for losing one of the members of this group– a small child who can't defend herself.

    My gosh, who wouldn't be transformed after going through all that?
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Yep and let's not forget that he killed the two guys at the bar so this sudden ability to kill someone else is not without history. But he still did so after being drawn on first at the bar and this time with the other guy clearly trying to get him bit twice.
  4. gambit187

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    About a month ago I caught season 1 and 2 on NETFLIX......After watching I started to cry....because I felt like a bad person for missing such a great show......THIS STUFF IS GREAT....I'M HOOKED....LOL...yeah I know I'm late....and yes I am up to date on season 3 and loving it.....

    I only hope that my sons are ready to kill zombies the way I have been teaching them like Karl. lol
  5. Phoenix

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    Not to get sidetracked too much, but I just finished doing the exact same thing in a sense...I watched all of S1 & S2 of Game of Thrones on HBO On Demand. Awesome show also! :)
  6. gambit187

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  7. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    This season has been crazy good so far. The zombie slaying is balls to the wall.
  8. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Well I guess maybe that's the whole point of the series then :laugh2:

    The more I think on it, the more I think it's just the writing I don't like. Every character trait seems forced in that they aren't allowing the character development to be subtle. It's painfully obvious who they want the characters to be.

    During season one I kinda cringed a couple of times, but I think now I'm just totally turned off by it. The first scene was the one with the 3 women (Andrea, Carol and Jacqui maybe) and they make a joke about a vibrator. It was just corny and I think that instances like that have happened more and more often.
  9. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Totally agree. I really like how the characters evolved since last season and the Zombies have been overflowing so far. The next few episodes should be really good. Hopefully a little background for Michonne and some catch-up with what happened with her and Andrea since season two ended.
  10. Yeagermeister

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    The reason the zombies are overflowing is because it's a prison and they didn't have a way to get out. Personally I would have stayed on the outside and just killed them through the fence before going in. :laugh2:
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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  12. Derekmtl85

    Derekmtl85 Well-Known Member

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    You should read the books. I love the show...but it doesn't even compare to the book series. Amazing.


    As for the season so far...wow, what can you say? The first 2 episodes so far are two of the best of the series, in my opinion.

    And yeah...saying the characters aren't believable because...1. A pregnant girl in a zombie apocalypse is too emotional? Really? lol I know girls more emotional than her, without being pregnant or the fear of having a zombie baby inside them

    2. Hershel's innocent daughter, all she has ever known is her small town, small farm, easy simple life...now she has to watch people kill Walkers, kill humans, etc.

    3. Rick ice cold...why wouldn't he be? His best friend tried to kill him, the guys in the bar tried to kill him, Walkers are trying to kill him, and everything that happened before the prison...i totally understand how ice cold he is. And even after he locked the door to the prison, leaving the prisoner outside with the Walkers, he still had the "God...i had to do it" type of look on his face.

    4.Carl, he's growing up in a world with death and blood all over, normal kids are rebelious and fight with their parents...imagine in a zombie apocalypse.

    Totally understand the evolution of the characters.
  13. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Somebody else told me that not long ago...already bought and downloaded to my Kindle...they're next up in my reading queue :)
  14. Phrozen Phil

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    A young guy I know has decided to stop reading the stories as he finds it too depressing. He describes the stories as "vacuuming up all hope". I, on the other hand, don't take it seriously at all. I must clearly state, for the record, that I have declined to go on a "Zombie Walk".:)
  15. Doomsday

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    Great show, this season has been amazing so far.

    A man has to do what a man has to do. That is especially true when he is defending his family and friends. Rick is a real man and he is going to do WHATEVER he has to keep his family alive, even if it means going against everything he use to believe in.
  16. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    Andrea is getting annoying again.
  17. xout

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    Stuff got real with this episode... The Governor is indeed a twisted freak. Here's hoping he proves to be a better antagonist than even Gus Fring or the Trinity Killer.
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Yeah, kept waiting for him to show his evil side... About 45 minutes in.
  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Well...I was waiting for him to go into his locked room, waiting for him to sit down and then waited for his daughter to move into the scene...only to see aquariums with zombie heads in them.

    I realize the show tries to be different than the book but I thought the daughter thing would have fit in well but I guess they had enough little zombie girls with sophia. :laugh2:
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    The book is in many ways, which I guess they had to tone it down for TV, just really... effed up, when it comes to folks doing weird or ghastly stuff.

    Like the part in the book where the convict beheads two of Herschel's daughters.

    I wasn't ready for that at all. :laugh1:

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