Walking dead tv show. (Spoilers)

Ballotechnic wrote:
obirano wrote:
My wife decided to finally watch the first episode with me. She also named the horse. Mittens. She was not thrilled about what happened.

Lol. You should suggest to your wife that with a show set during a zombie apocalypse, she not get in the habit of naming anything. :)

Even the people shouldn't have names. Just guy #1 and guy #2.

obirano wrote:
Ballotechnic wrote:
obirano wrote:
My wife decided to finally watch the first episode with me. She also named the horse. Mittens. She was not thrilled about what happened.

Lol. You should suggest to your wife that with a show set during a zombie apocalypse, she not get in the habit of naming anything. :)

Even the people shouldn't have names. Just guy #1 and guy #2.

How about Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, Little Rock?

obirano wrote:
Ballotechnic wrote:
obirano wrote:
My wife decided to finally watch the first episode with me. She also named the horse. Mittens. She was not thrilled about what happened.

Lol. You should suggest to your wife that with a show set during a zombie apocalypse, she not get in the habit of naming anything. :)

Even the people shouldn't have names. Just guy #1 and guy #2.

I've got it! Uno and Dos.

Being completely unfamiliar with the series, I take it we should get too attached to anyone that isn't the lead huh?

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Who knows. The creator already said some things will be different, so it seems to me that it will be a toss up on some characters.

obirano wrote:
Who knows. The creator already said some things will be different, so it seems to me that it will be a toss up on some characters.
I'm just guessing here, but I'd say people will live longer rather than die early.

clever id wrote:
obirano wrote:
Who knows. The creator already said some things will be different, so it seems to me that it will be a toss up on some characters.
I'm just guessing here, but I'd say people will live longer rather than die early.

Kirkman has said that before the comic became as popular as it is, he rushed through storylines and killed people prematurely because he expected the comic to be canceled at any moment. Given the big splash the series premier made, I think the writers may be more willing to take time with the show and develop characters and relationships more before brutally killing people off.

One more hour....

Thought about posting that.

Does it make me a bad person that during the premiere I was more concerned about Rick's bag of guns surrounded by zombie hordes than the horse?

Tach wrote:
Does it make me a bad person that during the premiere I was more concerned about Rick's bag of guns surrounded by zombie hordes than the horse?

Nope, just practical.

Anyone else think Dixon = Old Francis?

obirano wrote:
Anyone else think Dixon = Old Francis?

At first until he started dropping N bombs. Francis hated everything equal, not in the racist sort of way.

True. That did throw it off.

obirano wrote:
Tach wrote:
Does it make me a bad person that during the premiere I was more concerned about Rick's bag of guns surrounded by zombie hordes than the horse?

Nope, just practical.

Yup, makes you a survivor

Just finished episode 2, this show gives me a stomach ache.

obirano wrote:
Anyone else think Dixon = Old Francis?

I was thinking "recurring villain".

Spoiler:
Somehow, I don't think them specifically mentioning the hacksaw, and then specifically showing the hacksaw hitting the ground, but not showing you where it went means anything other than he's going to survive and return to haunt everyone. Book it.

I was going to save this up, and watch a few in succession, but it seems to be getting some favourable reviews from you guys, so I may just dip my toe in the zombie infested waters.

Pretty impressed with the Zombie effects from the sneak peek I took last night.

Spoiler:

"One more thing. He was an organ donor."

Am I bad for laughing out loud at that? How about if I hit replay on the TiVo and laughed again the second time?

I didn't laugh, but I did find it humorous. Sometimes you have to break the tension, and it even fits when played straight.

Spoiler:
How long was Rick in a coma? The bit with his wife and partner is really bugging me.

I'm really digging Bear McCreary's understated score.

I'm still very impressed with this show but I'm not looking forward to the brutal killings. That's always the worst part for me.

Nekroman wrote:
obirano wrote:
Anyone else think Dixon = Old Francis?

At first until he started dropping N bombs. Francis hated everything equal, not in the racist sort of way.

Yeah, I thought the same thing until he lost it. Francis may toss a few lines of sarcasm or anger at his teammates but he wasn't the type who would adopt Dixon's specific kind of hate. Francis is likable because of his silly hatred of random things.

Good episode but I think the ending was a bit abrupt.

Prederick wrote:
obirano wrote:
Anyone else think Dixon = Old Francis?

I was thinking "recurring villain".

Spoiler:
Somehow, I don't think them specifically mentioning the hacksaw, and then specifically showing the hacksaw hitting the ground, but not showing you where it went means anything other than he's going to survive and return to haunt everyone. Book it.

Yeah. That seems like a given, especially if you saw the scenes from next time.

I like where the series is going so far, I really hope the ratings stay strong and they're able to complete the arc. I'm not familiar with AMC but are they as cut throat as some of the other networks with cutting shows mid season if the ratings aren't to their liking? I understand the premiere did well but like someone else said, it's a zombie show on Halloween night.

obirano wrote:
Anyone else think Dixon = Old Francis?

The vest pretty much did it for me. I was thinking Francis, as portrayed by Mel Gibson, as portrayed by Michael Rooker. I just wish he would've said "You know what I don't hate? I don't hate vests."

I'm not sure what to expect anymore, since by this point, Lori should only have had sex with Shane once and regretted it, and Rick should still be bothered by things like looting, but both of those are right out the window.

I'm still enjoying it, even if it's not following the books too closely.

I was a little skeptical when I heard they planned on straying from the story arc of the comics series, but the second episode completely put that to rest.

Right now, I'm looking forward to seeing where our characters end up in the TV version.

Spoiler:
Pretty sure they're not going to make it to the prison, even if the show runs that long. I did notice this shot in the opening credits, though.
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Maybe they'll hunker down there for a while, instead?

Didn't love this one. I felt like it trafficked in things the comic generally avoids... exposition, snappy banter, cheap thrills (Shane scaring Lori in such a fashion seems far-fetched, whatever his character flaws). Merle is a cartoon who may very well redeem himself, but feels more Darabont than Kirkman. I also thought the acting was a little sub-par compared to the premiere... the new survivors barely make an impression and Rick kept losing his accent. Still on board, though.

Oh yeah, and while we haven't seen too much of Carl, I get no sense that the young actor is up to the task of embodying what the character was in the books, plus by the time they get to anything meaty in that realm the kid will be like 13 years old due to production schedules. I predict an early exit, actually.

Isn't that the police station? I thought that was the building they left after they all showered in the 1st ep?

Ballotechnic wrote:
Isn't that the police station? I thought that was the building they left after they all showered in the 1st ep?

Correct. Also, not to be too nit picky, but should the lawn be more overgrown? Looks freshly mowed.

I can't put my finger on why but I didn't really like this episode. It was just kind of boring.

The inconsistency in the film quality bothered me as well. Some scenes had a grainy low-budget quality to them (I understand that some people like that sort of thing but I hate it).

I just caught the premier on Hulu the other day and I really enjoyed it but theres just one thing that bothers me, and its a little problem I've had with things like Zombieland and other zombie stuff recently; why no prior knowledge of Zombie fiction? Night of the Living Dead came out in 1968, Dawn of the Dead in 78 and Evil Dead in 81, these aren't throwaway films, people still watch them and talk about them. I know The Walking Dead isnt a comedy like Shawn of the Dead or Zombieland were self-awareness of genre has comedy value, but it just irks me that theres no awareness of anything remotely Zombie related.

Edit: I was really happy when Rick made it down the dark staircase in the Hospital with nothing jumping out at him. So much tension!