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Old November 1 2010, 06:21 AM   #31
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead Season 1 Discussion & Spoilers

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I didn't know the actor who played the sheriff was English. He looks like Owen Wilson. What's his character's name? Will? How odd that I can't recall what it is. Did anyone ever actually say his first name?
I didn't catch his name either. The IMDb says it's Rick Grimes and I thought he looked like Tony Goldwyn.
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Old November 1 2010, 06:22 AM   #32
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Some of the dialogue suggested about a month had passed since the infection first popped up.
28 days to be precise.

Maybe the hospital lasted a while before succumbing so he was only there for a while?
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Old November 1 2010, 06:25 AM   #33
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Rick! That's it! Thanks. I caught on the midnight broadcast that the partner's name is Shane.

I also think the hospital lasted a little while longer. He couldn't have possibly lasted a month without nutrition. I like that the music seems minimalist for the most part.
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Old November 1 2010, 06:48 AM   #34
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I loved the pilot. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

I'm a fan of zombie movies. My favorites from recently have been 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead (remake), and Zombie Land. The biggest flaw with zombie movies is that you barely get to know the characters before the movie ends. But a show doesn't have this problem. Hopefully we get to learn more about them as the rest of the season goes on. The zombies on this show seem pretty smart, like with the girl zombie playing with the toy. It was great seeing Dr Sarah from Prison Break again!
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Old November 1 2010, 06:50 AM   #35
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How the hell did Syfy not produce this? Seems like it would've fit in well with their usual weekend programming.
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Old November 1 2010, 07:40 AM   #36
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I was trying to figure out where I knew the lead actor from:

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Old November 1 2010, 11:56 AM   #37
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I've read a little of the comic and thought it was alright but not enough to get the rest of it. The TV show I'm afraid too slow and boring. They decompressed two very short issues of a comic book into a 90 minute movie?! At this rate the current 78 issues should last them 100 episodes! A comic book should only equal about 15 minutes of screen time, particularly a Kirkman one.
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Old November 1 2010, 01:49 PM   #38
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I liked this ok in terms of the "feel" of the show. Also it was great for us Galactica fans to hear new Bear McCreary stuff. I do have some nitpicks, and really they are things that seem to only bother me, but they always bring me right out of the show and destroy my suspension of disbelief.

Right off the bat the main charactor tells one of his men to make sure there is a round in the chamber, and he has the safety off. The guy is using a GLOCK, there is no manual safety switch! That control he manipulated and click we all heard was the slide release. Also, there were alot of UH-1s in Army colors lying around. Even the National Guard doesn't use the old huey anymore, they got retired over a year ago. The last thing was the "escape hatch" found under the tank that our hero used to get away from the zombies at the end. I am not positive, but I am pretty sure that the M-1 doesn't have an escape hatch on the bottom (any tamkers out there want to help out an ol' 11B on this one?)

Ok yes, I realize those are very nitpicky points and seem very trivial. But they are so easy to resolve, it just bothers me when writers, directors and such don't even bother to know what they are talking about. Sorry about all that, end of rant. I did enjoy the show and will be tuning I next week.
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Old November 1 2010, 02:01 PM   #39
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I thought the pacing of the show was a on the slow side, but other than that I thought it was good.

Lennie James pulled of a good southern accent - but they guy who played Shane not so much.

I liked seeing Lennie James not come in and pull a Robert Hawkins revisited. He was awesome. Hope we see him again.
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Old November 1 2010, 03:47 PM   #40
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Well, he was clearly weak and dehydrated, which is why we see him stumble to the sink to get some water. Not sure how long he was actually unconscious. Judging from the flowers, maybe a couple weeks.
Some of the dialogue suggested about a month had passed since the infection first popped up. I'm going to ignore how the main character was able to even walk after not being fed or taken care of because I generally enjoyed the rest of it
Maybe he was hooked up to a giant IV that lasted the entire month.
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Old November 1 2010, 03:50 PM   #41
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How the hell did Syfy not produce this? Seems like it would've fit in well with their usual weekend programming.
Quiet, you. If AMC took over all SyFy programming in the future I would never complain. SyFy would make it about zombie wrestlers or something.
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Old November 1 2010, 03:54 PM   #42
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I really liked it and I was glad to see they pulled no punches with the gore..

I did roll my eyes with the whole love triangle angle.. Do we need such agnst so early? I haven't read the graphic series, but I'm assuming it's also an element there?

I'll be watching again.
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Old November 1 2010, 04:17 PM   #43
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Quiet, you. If AMC took over all SyFy programming in the future I would never complain. SyFy would make it about zombie wrestlers or something.
Zombie Wrestlers vs Sharktopus!
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Old November 1 2010, 05:24 PM   #44
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I liked what I saw even though there was nothing new, so to speak. I also wish they didn't spell out that "ATLANTA IS BAD!!!!" before he went there. Granted, considering how he arrived there in the pilot I already knew what was going to happen -- either they'd be overrun by zombies or we'd get the 28 Days Later type of human compound -- but still, you don't have to spell everything out in advance.

The father and son were the best emotional beats of the pilot, with the cop putting down half-zombie lady in second.
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Old November 1 2010, 05:50 PM   #45
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The father and son were the best emotional beats of the pilot, with the cop putting down half-zombie lady in second.
"I'm sorry this happened to you."

Very touching in a weird way.
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