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Old November 9 2010, 06:54 AM   #211
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead Season 1 Discussion & Spoilers

I'm gonna be disagreeable. I'm not finding the show very gripping. And I feel like we've here before.

The "Let's disguise ourselves as Zombies" I kept thinking about Shaun of the Dead. And I shouldn't be thinking about Shaun of the Dead...

And, with the racist and the key....I really wished the guy hadn't dropped it. Easy out. I really wish the guy had said, suck it, and chucked the key. I want to see people start acting like this is a world without rules. I want to see people struggling with humanity. Basically, I felt like it was an easy out, having the key fall into a whole.

The guy could've given him the hack saw.

Another meh, not sure what the fuss is.
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Old November 9 2010, 09:22 AM   #212
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I'm gonna be disagreeable. I'm not finding the show very gripping. And I feel like we've here before.

The "Let's disguise ourselves as Zombies" I kept thinking about Shaun of the Dead. And I shouldn't be thinking about Shaun of the Dead...

And, with the racist and the key....I really wished the guy hadn't dropped it. Easy out. I really wish the guy had said, suck it, and chucked the key. I want to see people start acting like this is a world without rules. I want to see people struggling with humanity. Basically, I felt like it was an easy out, having the key fall into a whole.

The guy could've given him the hack saw.

Another meh, not sure what the fuss is.
Try watching Romero's "Survival of the Dead". I guarantee it'll give you a new appreciation for "The Walking Dead". Or really just about anything else that's half-way competent.
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Old November 9 2010, 10:35 AM   #213
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This was pretty well done. The Zombie disguise sequence was very suspenseful, with the ominous rumblings of thunder, followed by the rain (although it did end pretty quickly and conveniently). The Zombies seem to have an eerie intelligence sometimes. And some of them can really move if they want to; I hope they don't overdo that.

I loved the scene where they took time to recognize the identity of the guy they had to chop up.

The last scene with Glenn on the highway was hilarious. Although I find it hard to believe that the inbound lanes would be empty like that; lots of people would have tried to get out that way, too.
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Old November 9 2010, 10:41 AM   #214
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Some differences from the comics:

I don't remember the zombies being able to climb fences. It also seemed to be implied that they didn't move very fast (in comparison to the half-run of some of the zombies in this episode).

Also, I think the sex (between the wife and the best friend) was just a one-time event that was revealed later in the storyline.

It's been a long time since I read the opening story arcs, so I could be wrong.

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Old November 9 2010, 12:35 PM   #215
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This was pretty well done. The Zombie disguise sequence was very suspenseful, with the ominous rumblings of thunder, followed by the rain (although it did end pretty quickly and conveniently).
One of the characters said that it was just a cloud burst, that they get them all the time, and it would pass pretty quick.
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Old November 9 2010, 01:21 PM   #216
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...The Zombies seem to have an eerie intelligence sometimes...

I also noticed that one of the zombies was using a rock (or maybe a piece of broken pavement) to try to break through the glass doors of the department store. That use of a simple tool has me wondering just how intelligent these zombies are. Who knows what else they could figure out?
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Old November 9 2010, 01:52 PM   #217
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The second episode didn't quite live up to the first one in terms of quality and I did have a major issue with them standing around in full view of the zombies trying to break through the glass doors, but this is still the most promising tv show I've seen in a long while.

As for there only being 6 episodes, well I'd much rather have 6 good episodes than 13 mediocre ones. Shorter seasons often equate to better quality, imo, because the writers/producers can tell the story they want to tell without having to pad it out.

Look at the majority of the big network shows, you only really need to watch the first, penultimate and finale of any season to know what's going on, the rest are all standalone episodes and filler.

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...The Zombies seem to have an eerie intelligence sometimes...

I also noticed that one of the zombies was using a rock (or maybe a piece of broken pavement) to try to break through the glass doors of the department store. That use of a simple tool has me wondering just how intelligent these zombies are. Who knows what else they could figure out?
There definitely seems to be some tiny flickering remnant of who they once were. We saw the wife of Lennie James's character trying the door to the house where she died and the deputy was still hanging around the police station. Then there was the little girl picking up the teddy bear. Does that remnant mean there is also a vestige of human intelligence in there somewhere?
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Old November 9 2010, 02:35 PM   #218
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Yeah that bugge dme too. If you're going to have a moment, do it somewhere where its not going to get the zombies even more worked up. Or if you're going to stand around, do something productive like move some of those racks or display cases in front of the doors.
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Old November 9 2010, 02:36 PM   #219
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I thought it was a bit odd that they could hop the fence but couldn't figure out the ladder.
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Old November 9 2010, 03:15 PM   #220
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Good news, Zomfans! TWD got renewed for a 2nd season!
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Old November 9 2010, 03:27 PM   #221
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Oh my god! That is totally new information!
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Old November 9 2010, 03:32 PM   #222
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Shut up. Don't make me go up to Illinois with my rowdiest friends, have you make us a bunch of drinks and leave you a $5 tip.
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Old November 9 2010, 03:34 PM   #223
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I don't work tonight anyway.
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Old November 9 2010, 04:00 PM   #224
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The only thing I really didn't like was Dixon the Cliched Racist. Like, were we supposed to feel bad that he was getting left behind? Because I sure as hell didn't. I probably would have shot him in the head to put him our of his misery, but I wouldn't have been upset that I couldn't save him.
I would have shot him too but we have to realize these characters are at the beginning of their journey. They are still stuck to the old rules of society.

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I only made it as far as the "Officer Friendly" scene so far, but there's a couple of things I don't understand. First, why was he in such a hurry to get out of the tank? Couldn't he just wait a while for the Zombies to wander off, and then find a better escape route? A lot of the roads were completely clear when he arrived.
See the sweat that was coming off him? It wasn't from running. Any tank can get very hot just sitting there in the sun. Stay there too long without water or AC (and thats if the tank has one which I doubt) and he dies.

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Second, what's the advantage of camping out in the open rather than finding a secure place to hunker down? The campers don't seem to be going anywhere; they seem to have created a very vulnerable encampment.
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And, with the racist and the key....I really wished the guy hadn't dropped it. Easy out. I really wish the guy had said, suck it, and chucked the key. I want to see people start acting like this is a world without rules. I want to see people struggling with humanity. Basically, I felt like it was an easy out, having the key fall into a whole.
Time. Give it time. They have not yet separated themselves from the old society rules.

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This was pretty well done. The Zombie disguise sequence was very suspenseful, with the ominous rumblings of thunder, followed by the rain (although it did end pretty quickly and conveniently). The Zombies seem to have an eerie intelligence sometimes. And some of them can really move if they want to; I hope they don't overdo that.
Perhaps the intelligence of the Zombie is based on the intelligence of the human. If you were a very smart person you're liable to be a smart Zombie. Smart in terms of doing certain things.

I also think that even though you're a Zombie your brain still holds memories and that can help you in your Zombie goal of hunting down people to eat. You know there are two people in this house and if you turn this knob you can get in the house and eat them. However you don't remember that the people you want to eat are your husband and kid.

I'm waiting to see if they do anything with that one particular Zombie that got off the bus when Rick rode by. The Zombie with the black hair and black suit. When Rick jumped up to close the hatch on the top of the tank that Zombie stood out from the crowd in the way it looked at him. There was somthing there besides thoughts of food. At least IMHO.....


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I loved the scene where they took time to recognize the identity of the guy they had to chop up.

The last scene with Glenn on the highway was hilarious. Although I find it hard to believe that the inbound lanes would be empty like that; lots of people would have tried to get out that way, too.
Actually I believe it. People are bound by rules. Even criminals. Most people wouldn't even think of crossing over to the other side.

It's also possible that plenty did and that is why the road is empty as well. I sure as would have gone on that road.

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Also, I think the sex (between the wife and the best friend) was just a one-time even that was revealed later in the storyline.

It's been a long time since I read the opening story arcs, so I could be wrong.
You're not wrong. They are deviating on this point.

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I thought it was a bit odd that they could hop the fence but couldn't figure out the ladder.
I think they did figure out the ladder but they were crowded and the ladder was too high up for a Zombie too pull it's weight up. (The ladder didn't go all the way down to the ground)

The fence was easier to handle. It does go to the ground and it's easier to climb.
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Yeah that bugge dme too. If you're going to have a moment, do it somewhere where its not going to get the zombies even more worked up. Or if you're going to stand around, do something productive like move some of those racks or display cases in front of the doors.
Or cover the windows with table clothes or sheets so the Zombies can't see inside. Eventually they might leave.
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