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Old November 1 2010, 10:32 PM   #76
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Boobs are scarier than violence.
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Old November 1 2010, 10:46 PM   #77
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Boobs are scarier than violence.


Yeah, you're right. Boobies like that one are scarier than any zombie.
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Old November 1 2010, 11:22 PM   #78
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Well, I was certainly not disappointed; with just a couple of fairly minor nitpicks, I thought this was very well done. It was intelligently and dramatically written, paced for grown-ups and very suspenseful. The special effects were great, too, especially the abandoned city. The Zombies were treated quite compassionately, which was a nice touch; the guy who was unable to "kill" his wife and the mercy "killing" of the half-Zombie woman in the park were very touching. As was the scene of the main character trying to wake himself up when he returned to his house.

The opening scenes in the hospital were indeed very strange. While he obviously wasn't laying there unattended for a whole month, given the state of the hospital, he was certainly there for a long time. I wonder if it has anything to do with the Zombie virus-- he was at death's door, but the virus jump-started him. Or perhaps he is really a Zombie, just not as far gone

My only nitpicks were that he didn't seem to ask a lot of questions about the situation when he met other survivor guy. I'd be looking for details. The other weird thing was that there were no signs of the Internet or cell phones. Using the CB but not looking for a working cell phone or trying the Internet at the police station made it seem like this was set sometime in the past. Although they didn't seem to try regular radio or TV either.
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Old November 1 2010, 11:28 PM   #79
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So when the Zombie Apocalypse happens for real, I will now know that it's your fault.

Well, it's not a "how-to" manual so much as a "what-the-hell-happened!?!" book.
And how did you find out what happened? By experimenting on dead bodies in your evil lab!

Nonsense! I'm a HEALER. I make adjustments to the human spine!

Actually, working out a reasonable explanation as to how something like a "Romero-verse" zombie could possibly exist was quite a lot of fun. When I got insight into the first few pieces though, the whole puzzle rapidly began to fall in place. Frighteningly enough, it's actually kind of REASONABLE, though I don't believe for an instant it could ever actually happen. But the internal logic makes a great deal of cause-and-effect sense. And it's a MUCH more satisfying explanation than, "it's a weird virus"--something which makes absolutely NO sense at all from a scientific or medical point of view.
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Old November 2 2010, 12:02 AM   #80
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I'm not a really big zombie fan. I've only seen Night of the Living Dead and one of the sequels and that's about it (I did see Shaun of the Dead too and that was great). I tuned in because I heard good things about the comics and the tv series so I decided to check it out and am glad I did. I really enjoyed it. It's probably the best pilot this season. I like that it's character driven instead of just being an excuse to show something sick and gory or to have someone mow zombies down. It made you feel pity for the pour people who have been zombiefied and you don't usually get that in the zombie genre. Usually you're just screaming "kill those mothers...!" Good show, glad to see it did well. I'll be here next week for sure.
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Old November 2 2010, 12:02 AM   #81
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My only nitpicks were that he didn't seem to ask a lot of questions about the situation when he met other survivor guy. I'd be looking for details. The other weird thing was that there were no signs of the Internet or cell phones. Using the CB but not looking for a working cell phone or trying the Internet at the police station made it seem like this was set sometime in the past. Although they didn't seem to try regular radio or TV either.
I will chalk this up as failed attempts we simply did not see on the show. Even though no specific date has been established, this is definitely not the past. You can 'assume' this by the shot of the in-car police computer.



The specific model shown on AMC's TWD at least establishes the show occurs in a present day timeframe (within a couple years +/-) and that there is internet.
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Old November 2 2010, 12:06 AM   #82
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That was not very good--very dull--in fact, I found myself fast forwarding through large swaths of it. I didn't care for the actors, the characters were bland.

And like so many AMC shows it was far tooooooooooo slow especially that one sequence that seemed to go on forever with the sheriff after escaping the hospital wandering about aimlessly.

Won't be sticking with this.
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Old November 2 2010, 12:14 AM   #83
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Your opinion is your opinion, but maybe you should just swear off tv altogether, especially this season.
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Old November 2 2010, 12:16 AM   #84
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Your opinion is your opinion, but maybe you should just swear off tv altogether, especially this season.
Well most television these days is crap but I do try to sample something new in the hopes it just might not be crap--like I said I won't be tuning in anymore to this. I can't help it that I won't settle for any old thing Hollywood decides to put out--too many people have and that is why we end up with the mediocrity we have whether with films, tv, music, art etc.
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Old November 2 2010, 12:54 AM   #85
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Old November 2 2010, 12:55 AM   #86
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IRight 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?)
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Old November 2 2010, 12:56 AM   #87
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Old November 2 2010, 01:00 AM   #88
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That was not very good--very dull--in fact, I found myself fast forwarding through large swaths of it. I didn't care for the actors, the characters were bland.

And like so many AMC shows it was far tooooooooooo slow especially that one sequence that seemed to go on forever with the sheriff after escaping the hospital wandering about aimlessly.

Won't be sticking with this.
Seems you were hoping for action over plot, no thanks.
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Old November 2 2010, 01:15 AM   #89
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That was not very good--very dull--in fact, I found myself fast forwarding through large swaths of it. I didn't care for the actors, the characters were bland.

And like so many AMC shows it was far tooooooooooo slow especially that one sequence that seemed to go on forever with the sheriff after escaping the hospital wandering about aimlessly.

Won't be sticking with this.
I loved the first episode.

I thought you would give this show at least two episodes. Very few shows have incredible pilots. LOST and 24 are the exceptions to the rule.
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Please don't encourage him.
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