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Anyone watching The Walking Dead? (Please put comic book/Talking Dead talk in white)

jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Considering there's not much to add to the typical zombie/Dawn of the Dead/The Stand/apocalypse type movies, I really enjoyed it.
Lots of blood, gore, violence, and some disturbing scenes. But for those who like that, which I do, it was really good. And Andrew Lincoln looks pretty yummy in a cop uniform. Can't wait for the next episode!
I've watched the 1st episode a few times over and it's still one of my favorite tv episodes of all time.

reminder: Spoilers (especially those about what happens in the comic books or talk of future happenings) are fine but please put them in white to hide them from those who don't want to see them.
Talking about current episodes is fine. I sometimes put mine in white just to give people a day or two to watch the episodes.
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  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    I love the updated zombie flicks and was looking forward to this show. I thought it was pretty good. I couldn't help but think that they sort of bit off of 28 Days Later as far as the introduction to the zombies. I'm hoping the storyline picks up a bit more as the shows go on.
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    It had me yelling at the tv - "TURN AROUND! RUN! SHE IS GOING TO EAT YOUR FACE OFFFFFFF!!!!!"

    Loved it. :)
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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    curlysue21 wrote: »
    I couldn't help but think that they sort of bit off of 28 Days Later .

    Exactly my thoughts on this. Except in the US and no hot Cillian Murphy.

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  • GuardianBGuardianB Posts: 1,818Registered Users
    My 14 yo is almost infatuated with zombies. So because of him it was added to our queue. I was pleasantly surprised. Looks to be a well produced series here. And because of it's channel, it should at least run a course to some completion.
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  • susususu Posts: 767Registered Users
    curlyarca wrote: »
    curlysue21 wrote: »
    I couldn't help but think that they sort of bit off of 28 Days Later .

    Exactly my thoughts on this. Except in the US and no hot Cillian Murphy.

    I thought the same thing, until I read an interview with the creator of "The Walking Dead" (which is based on a comic book). Apparently 28 Days Later and The Walking Dead comic book were being developed at the same time, unbeknownst to the creators. The movie came out just a few months before the comic book was released. The creator of The Walking Dead initially freaked out when he saw 28 Days Later, but figured the two stories were different enough for people not to say he ripped off the movie. Little did he know...

    Anyway, I'm a big fan of 28 Days Later and I love this show as well. The gore was pretty tough to watch at times (especially the last scene with the horse), but most of the scenes that got to me were just creepy: the little girl in the opening scene with the teddy bear; the room in the hospital with "Dead Inside: Do Not Open" warning; the zombie wife turning the door knob; the shot of the tank covered with zombies. The show has stuck with me all week, so I'm excited for tomorrow!
  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    curlyarca wrote: »
    curlysue21 wrote: »
    I couldn't help but think that they sort of bit off of 28 Days Later .

    Exactly my thoughts on this. Except in the US and no hot Cillian Murphy.

    Yep, yep - same here.

    Don't get me wrong, I love me some zombies, thought it was a good show, and will continue to watch. :mrgreen:
  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    I really liked it! It was very intense, and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Oh good, some fellow zombie lovers here.

    the half woman who was dragging herself along. creepy!
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  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    I thought last night's episode was great. The zombie in the sewer scared the crap outta me!
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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    28 days later is a great movie. I like this series, too, but 28 days later will always be it for me. coughcillianmurphycough

    I missed last night's show. Maybe they will re-air it.

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  • susususu Posts: 767Registered Users
    I think this might be my new favorite show. I enjoyed the second ep, although I didn't think it was quite as epic as the premiere, which had a really haunting quality to it. I feel like the second ep was more action-packed, but the premiere had more memorable scenes. For example, I loved the following scenes from the premiere:
    • Opening scene with little girl
    • Hospital scene
    • Zombie Wife peering through the peephole and turning doorknob
    • Morgan trying to shoot Zombie Wife juxtaposed with Rick putting Half Woman out of her misery
    • Final scene with Rick and the horse running into the zombie horde, and the final shot of the tank overrun with zombies

    In the second episode, the only truly memorable scene for me was the one with Rick and Glenn trying to "hide in plain sight," although I'll admit it was pretty suspenseful!

    Anyway, that's a minor quibble. I'm really eager to see where this goes. Has anyone read the comic book? I don't know how closely the TV show is going to adhere to the comic, but I read one spoiler about the comic book that was pretty crazy.

    By the way, for those who think Andrew Lincoln (the lead) looks familiar, but can't place him, I just discovered that he was in "Love Actually" (the guy who's obsessed with his best friend's new bride, played by Keira Knightley). And apparently the actress who plays Andrea, the blonde woman in the department store crew, used to play Marita Covarrubias on The X-Files.
  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    I haven't read the comics, but I heard that there are some horrible things happening later. Like rape and such.

    I thought the zombie mom that came back to her home was really creepy and kind of sad.

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  • quickcurlquickcurl Posts: 1,310Registered Users
    LOVED IT!!!

    I think it's just the right amount of creepy. I was also yelling at the tv - specifically when the zombie mom was at the door ("don't look at her!!!!"). But it wasn't so creepy that I triple-checked the locks on my own door before I went to bed.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I think the zombies are extra creepy/scary because they move much faster than zombies usually do.
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  • CsaracCsarac Posts: 861Registered Users
    LOVED IT! But I love zombies...I think it's fantastic, very suspensful (Rich trapped in the tank surrounded? Walking through the crowd of zombies covered in guts? I was having a heart attack!)
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I could do without the lovey-dovey drama of episode 3. And I know and love plenty of rednecks but even I want to kill both of the rednecks on the show. : )
    But I loved this part -
    "Hey, choose your words more carefully."
    "Oh I did. Douche bag's what I meant."
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  • susususu Posts: 767Registered Users
    curlyarca wrote: »
    I haven't read the comics, but I heard that there are some horrible things happening later. Like rape and such.

    I just started reading the comics (someone at work let me borrow his compendium), but I'm already totally spoiled thanks to this (very addictive) site: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwalkingdead.wikia.com%2Fwiki%2FThe_Walking_Dead_Wiki" class="Popup

    So, yes, some very, very bad things happen in the comic. I'm actually very curious to see how much of it makes it to the screen... this is basic cable after all.
  • susususu Posts: 767Registered Users
    So, what did people think of the finale? Now that I've read the first eight volumes of the comic, I can't help but feel a little disappointed with the direction the show has taken. I thought the premiere was amazing - it had this creepy, haunting vibe to it and did a good job of taking plots and characters from the comic and fleshing them out. I don't want them to strictly adhere to the comic, but I think the show has veered a bit too far off course. I hated the whole CDC plot. And I was really hoping the first season would end the way the first volume of the comic ended since it was such a pivotal, shocking moment and would have made for a great cliffhanger (see spoiler below).

    Spoiler alert: In the comic, Rick and Shane have a fight over whether to leave their camp following the zombie attack from a couple of episodes ago. Rick follows Shane into the woods to work things out, and Shane has a complete meltdown - which really has to do with the fact that he's in love with RIck's wife and feels that Rick's return has screwed everything up. When Shane pulls a gun on an unarmed Rick, Carl (Rick's son) shoots and kills Shane to save his dad. I've heard Frank Darabont, the creator of the show, say that he doesn't have plans to kill Shane anytime soon, so who knows where they're going with this plot. End spoiler.

    Anyway, I'm still enjoying the show and have high hopes for Season 2, but I hope they can somehow recapture the magic of the first episode.
  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users
    My son got angry with me because I deleted the one episode I recorded. I found it pornographic in its violence, just extremely, disburingly violent and pointless. My son was explaining all the rules of zombiehood trying to get me to keep it, and I found those interesting, but I was too disturbed by the graphic and intense nature of the show.

    But I'm not a scary movie fan. I don't find killing and murder entertaining.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks susu for putting the comic book spoilers in white. I don't read the books/comics/whatever that go along with tv shows as it spoils it for me. I like to enjoy the shows on their own and not compare them to their written counterparts.

    I loved the whole season, some episodes more than others, but all in all it was great. I can't wait til next season. Anyone hear when that starts?
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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    Did anyone watch this season?

    What did you think of the finale?

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm watching this season. None of it is as good as that very first episode. One of the best things I've ever seen. I just loved it. But I still like the show.
    The whole farmhouse storyline is pretty creepy. And I'm thinking Shane has gotten pretty hot since he's gone kinda crazy. : )
    And I hate these midseason finales and hiatuses (hiatusii?).

    Forgot to say how much I liked this episode. Glad they killed the barn zombies. Crazy or not, Shane and Daryl are the ones keeping this group of people alive. They do what they gotta do. And I hope they are all forced to leave the farm, because the show would be pretty darn dull if they stay there. And I hope the guy from Lost shows up again soon.
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  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    I LOVE IT!!! That ending was so crazy when zombie Sophia walked out of the barn. I'm with Shane, though, they had to be killed. I just hope losing Sophia won't make everyone lose the last shred of hope they had.
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  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,380Registered Users
    I thought this season was slower, less walker action but more character development. But it went down at the end :(

    Watching encore now, look forward to february !


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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    Good point about losing Sophia. I think hope is pretty much out the window now. Rick did it himself, even.

    I thought Shane was nice looking even before he lost it, but overall he's a jerk. I thought he would off Dale and make it look like an accident. He's just....wow. Dale was so right out in the woods....Shane belongs in that situation.

    When they found Sophia I was just....sad. I was believing right along with them that they'd find her....but not like that. I wonder how it happened? It looked like she had a bite on her neck? I think her transformation was recent based on some of the evidence everyone found. She may have even gone to the barn thinking it was safe and been bitten. Sad. :(

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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    Also I guess I don't get why they had to be killed....they were contained/quarantined. *kanyeshrug*

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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    FEBRUARY! ARGHHHH!

    Ok, had to get that out.

    My word, when Sophia came out of that barn. :(

    Blondie is gonna get her face eaten off if she keeps thinking she's got more balls than she actually does.

    And when the horn honked in the car when her and Shane were getting their freak on I LOL'd so hard. :lol:
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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    I totally cried at the end with Sophia. I'm a mushball.


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  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users
    i watched season 1 several weeks ago. so much better than most zombie movies. ill wait til the 2nd season is on dvd then ill rent it.
  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,380Registered Users
    There is a free AMC app that lets you watch past episodes if you have iPhone ( might apply to other devices ?)


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