Walking dead tv show. (Spoilers)

Quintin_Stone wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Good news. It got great ratings.

AMC's The Walking Dead premiere ratings are enormous: The 90-minute Halloween night debut delivered 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating.
That's the largest demo audience for any series premiere on any cable network this year.
It's also the highest numbers for any series in AMC's history, and beat most non-sports programs on broadcast Sunday night.

It beat Mad Men? I'm astounded.

On a debut night as a show about/with zombies on Halloween. Let's see how it does over the next couple weeks.

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Had to change...
Too good of a match.
UUnngghh...

Dr.Ghastly wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Good news. It got great ratings.

AMC's The Walking Dead premiere ratings are enormous: The 90-minute Halloween night debut delivered 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating.
That's the largest demo audience for any series premiere on any cable network this year.
It's also the highest numbers for any series in AMC's history, and beat most non-sports programs on broadcast Sunday night.

It beat Mad Men? I'm astounded.

On a debut night as a show about/with zombies on Halloween. Let's see how it does over the next couple weeks.

I think it will do fine, because, this is one of those shows that makes TV feel more like going to the movies. Thanks to HBO we now live in a world where this type of show is what people are craving. Formulaic dramas, procedurals, and comedies still litter the guide, but cable networks like AMC and FX are making great shows that do not pander to the masses, but showcase good writing, acting, and original story telling. Not only that, but it is a genre show, and a proper one at that, so fans of horror will really enjoy it and horror has a very large and loyal audience. Horror films still dominate the film industry, not in size, but in numbers, and this type of show is long overdue. The massive success and popularity of Two and a Half Men is the only thing that makes me worry that this great television renaissance we are in is a flash in the pan.

Anyway, in case you couldn't tell, I really liked the show and my wife did too, which is surprising, because she no longer likes horror films. The last horror film I got her to watch was Drag Me To Hell, which she also loved. Something about having kids has made horror films unpalatable to her now, so it is rare to get her to sit down and watch some horror. Any other mothers (or fathers) experience this same aversion to horror films after having kids?

AH! Lori is Sara from Prison Break :D!

I AM SO HAPPY!

Maybe this will lead to an Invincible movie? That would rock my world.

NathanialG wrote:

Maybe this will lead to an Invincible movie? That would rock my world.

I'm just hoping that AMC will try to use TWD to give Rubicon another chance. I'm afraid they will see it as evidence that Rubicon isn't worth renewing.

Jayhawker wrote:
NathanialG wrote:

Maybe this will lead to an Invincible movie? That would rock my world.

I'm just hoping that AMC will try to use TWD to give Rubicon another chance. I'm afraid they will see it as evidence that Rubicon isn't worth renewing.

If Rubicon doesn't come back it's only got itself to blame. It was way too slow and plodding, whole episodes where nothing happened.

As for TWD. That opener was great. I didn't even realize the episode was "longer" than an hour. I can't wait for the next episode to see what happens.

As for the material the show is based on, I have never read it and now that I am watching the series I probably won't try to just yet, as I would rather the story unfold without expectations. I really appreciate the effort people are making to spoiler tag any discussions concerning that.

Gaald wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

I'm just hoping that AMC will try to use TWD to give Rubicon another chance. I'm afraid they will see it as evidence that Rubicon isn't worth renewing.

If Rubicon doesn't come back it's only got itself to blame. It was way too slow and plodding, whole episodes where nothing happened.

I was absolutely enthralled from the word go. It is definitely slow. But the notion that nothing happened for whole episodes isn't close to true. But it was a spy show without car chases and gunfights, though. But I could not wait to get to each new episode. But I get that it was not everyone, and is probably doomed.

Gaald wrote:

As for the material the show is based on, I have never read it and now that I am watching the series I probably won't try to just yet, as I would rather the story unfold without expectations. I really appreciate the effort people are making to spoiler tag any discussions concerning that.

I don't think you need to be worried. Apparently who live and dies will not be the same as the book. The author encouraged them to find their own path.

"Hey asshole."
"Yeah, you in the tank."

Spoiler:

I already know Glenn is awesome.

Grubber788 wrote:

"Hey asshole."
"Yeah, you in the tank."

Spoiler:

I already know Glenn is awesome.

That was so awesome.

I was absolutely enthralled from the word go. It is definitely slow. But the notion that nothing happened for whole episodes isn't close to true.

You and I were watching two completely different shows than, because the Rubicon I watched often started with our Protagonist knowing nothing, and ended with our protagonist knowing nothing. So yeah not my cup of tea, and I could totally see that show not being picked up again.

As for the show this thread is about! I heard that the show The Walking Dead may not follow the story line the exact same way, either way I still wouldn't want to know any info. Again I would rather not have any expectations. It's way more fun experiencing something as it comes, and I appreciate everyone trying to keep from spoiling anything.

Gaald wrote:
I was absolutely enthralled from the word go. It is definitely slow. But the notion that nothing happened for whole episodes isn't close to true.

You and I were watching two completely different shows than, because the Rubicon I watched often started with our Protagonist knowing nothing, and ended with our protagonist knowing nothing.

wordsmythe wrote:

No! You are stupid and wrong!

heavyfeul wrote:

Any other mothers (or fathers) experience this same aversion to horror films after having kids?

Not necessary "horror" films in general, but since becoming a family man (v 3.0 hits this January) I find it hard to watch the type of movie in which a family gets butchered in some horrific fashion and a lone survivor seeks revenge. Zombies or supernatural? No worries.

On topic,

Jayhawker wrote:
Grubber788 wrote:

"Hey asshole."
"Yeah, you in the tank."

Spoiler:

I already know Glenn is awesome.

That was so awesome.

+1

Anybody know if encore episodes will be on this week, I missed it Sunday.

Check your cable box, there are supposed to be several encores this week, even Friday.
http://blogs.amctv.com/search/?t=SCH...

I really enjoyed the show, it had the atmosphere and tone of the comics without all the terrible, terrible dialogue.

My wife and I don't have cable, and my sister does - so she DVR'd it and we watched the episode tonight. AWESOME!!!!

Now we have pad thai zombie tuesdays.

I can't wait until next week.

Watched it tonight, and I'm liking it a lot so far. But the one bit...

Spoiler:

... with the old partner being with the wife...

... I saw coming miles away, and just felt really cliché. I haven't read the comics, so maybe there's some payoff I don't know about, but that's the one part that brought down what otherwise was an excellent pilot.

Jayhawker wrote:
Grubber788 wrote:

"Hey asshole."
"Yeah, you in the tank."

Spoiler:

I already know Glenn is awesome.

That was so awesome.

Extremely awesome.

Watched ep 1 last night. Most excellent, was over before I figured it would be.

Probably the best part was that my girlfriend had decided to name the horse 'Lil Clippy Clop'. She went to the bathroom and when she came back Lil Clippy was on the ground being devoured by hellish ghouls, his entrails gobbled up like sausages.

Girlfriend = scream

Me: "It gets worse. Way worse."

Clemenstation wrote:

Watched ep 1 last night. Most excellent, was over before I figured it would be.

Probably the best part was that my girlfriend had decided to name the horse 'Lil Clippy Clop'. She went to the bathroom and when she came back Lil Clippy was on the ground being devoured by hellish ghouls, his entrails gobbled up like sausages.

Girlfriend = scream

Me: "It gets worse. Way worse."

priceless.

I don't think I could be more impressed with AMC right now. They stayed out of the way and let the artistry come through exactly the way the writer/directors want it to. More importantly they seem to have invested a ton of money. Super quality HD, tons of CGI, loads of extras as walkers and all the different sets. Hurray for spending the budget on making the show look authentic instead of paying big bucks for "star power".

Jayhawker wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

No! You are stupid and wrong!

I love that this still gets used.

Only part of the episode that I thought was gratuitous was the entrail eating of the horse. I wish they would have left that out.

SallyNasty wrote:

Only part of the episode that I thought was gratuitous was the entrail eating of the horse. I wish they would have left that out.

Agreed, but then we wouldn't have Clemenstation's situation above.

Well, it surely was better than I thought it would be. Definitely something to keep a track of but it's on a good start. I wonder how long it will be - how long is the source material? Are we looking for a Lost type of thing or is it more of a 2-3 Seasons of 6-12 episodes show?

Spoiler:

What kind of an idiot runs to the city when all the people are zombies anyway? When I first saw the tank I was like "Ditch the horse, get inside NAO!" but I guess we wouldn't have much of a television if all the protagonists acted farily reasonably all the time :D. I bet he's not gonna be happy about his best friend doing his wife, especially so soon.
I wonder what the horse's final thoughts were - the grass is a lie?

liquid wrote:

Well, it surely was better than I thought it would be. Definitely something to keep a track of but it's on a good start. I wonder how long it will be - how long is the source material? Are we looking for a Lost type of thing or is it more of a 2-3 Seasons of 6-12 episodes show?

I think we're nearing issue 80 currently (the first episode contains material from the first issue and a little bit of the second)- though kirkman says he has storylines planned out for for several hundred issues more, and will continue writing until he feels it starting to get stale. So far, that is not a problem, and kirkman doesn't really seem like someone who's in it just for the money so I think we can probably trust his judgment.

Finally got to watch this tonight- so psyched. I kinda wished I've read the comics before, but now I'm glad I didn't, really looking forward to this.

I love the graphic novel. Is there any plans for AMC to post the show online? I sorta don't have cable.

I know it is on iTunes and through the Zune service on XBL. I'm pretty sure you can get it through amazon, as well.

You know, if you don't feel like stealing it. I paid $2 for the episode.