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Old November 16 2010, 07:43 PM   #286
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This show has now opened the door to other networks to put out a 'zombie' series of their own. You watch, it happened with vampires now zombies.
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Old November 16 2010, 07:53 PM   #287
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This show has now opened the door to other networks to put out a 'zombie' series of their own. You watch, it happened with vampires now zombies.
I can see it now...zombies that sparkle...in human blood...
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Old November 16 2010, 08:07 PM   #288
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wasnt NBC doing a zombie show with a vampire as a cop?
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Old November 16 2010, 09:14 PM   #289
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This show has now opened the door to other networks to put out a 'zombie' series of their own. You watch, it happened with vampires now zombies.
CSI: Zombieland

Law & Order: Zombie Unit

And the still untitled CW show about the problems of being young, rich, white zombies living in Central Park West.
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Old November 16 2010, 09:38 PM   #290
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I thought the wife was pretty high and mighty for someone who fucked Shane pretty enthusiastically 20 minutes after her husband died.
In the graphic novel, how long does the love triangle go on?

Because to me, I thought the point of the very first conversation Rick and Shane have before Rick gets shot was to telegraph that Shane is actually more what the wife is looking for anyway.
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Old November 16 2010, 09:57 PM   #291
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In the graphic novel, how long does the love triangle go on?
It sort of depends on how one defines the love triangle.

If you're curious about the actual "relationship" between Lori & Shane, Rick's return, and Shane's resulting jealousy, all of it was resolved in the comics by the end of issue #6.

Issue #7 has a flashback showing Lori & Shane's only sexual encounter while traveling to Atlanta.

If, however, you're curious about the "fallout" of that "relationship" (BIG spoilers!):


Even BIGGER spoilers as a complement to previous tag:
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Old November 16 2010, 11:48 PM   #292
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*facepalms* I usually don't follow names in Hollywood, so I only just realized that the director Frank Darabont also directed one of my favorite horror movies, The Mist. No wonder I love this show so much.
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Old November 17 2010, 12:07 AM   #293
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^^ Good movie. Probably the best King adaptation ever (which isn't saying much, I know)

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it's unknown whether the AMC audience will go for an outlandish sci fi premise. Sure it's well made, but well made shows don't always do this well.
Sci fi?
It's a post-apocalyptic world brought about via a virus...Yeah, I'd say it qualifies.
That may possibly be technically true, but people aren't tuning in to Walking Dead for Sci Fi, and it's not going to open the door for Sci Fi; it will open the door for more Horror.

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It's as sci fi as anything on TV. I hope nobody is expecting "hard" sci fi on TV, ever.
Oh, there is definitely stuff that is more Sci Fi than Walking Dead-- even Bones is more Sci Fi than Walking Dead. In terms of real "hard" SF, not so much; not since the original Outer Limits, probably.
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Old November 17 2010, 12:57 AM   #294
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Watched the first 3 episodes in quick succesion, the first 2 where good the 3rd was lame and boring. Too much time was spent on the characters and less on the Zombies I wouldn't have a problem with this but most the characters are annoying and I wouldn't mind seeing them get eaten by the zombies.
Oh and why does noone call them zombies?
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Old November 17 2010, 02:00 AM   #295
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Too much time was spent on the characters and less on the Zombies.
You should give up now, then, if you want a show focused on zombies because this isn't going to be what you want. The Walking Dead is all about characters.
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Old November 17 2010, 02:57 AM   #296
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Too much time was spent on the characters and less on the Zombies.
You should give up now, then, if you want a show focused on zombies because this isn't going to be what you want. The Walking Dead is all about characters.
And that's why I'm so interested in this show. If it was just "Whelp! We must escape this gaggle of zombies!" every week, it would get dull fast.
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Old November 17 2010, 03:01 AM   #297
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I watched the first three episodes today. I'm hooked.
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Old November 17 2010, 03:46 AM   #298
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That may possibly be technically true, but people aren't tuning in to Walking Dead for Sci Fi, and it's not going to open the door for Sci Fi; it will open the door for more Horror.
It's both sci fi and horror, and might help out both genres. I don't think AMC's audience are tuning in for sci fi or for horror - they're tuning in for a well-made series. AMC isn't big on genre shows so why would their audience expect it?

But I hope this doesn't start a rush to more zombie shows. This show works because of the terrific execution. I can just imagine what CBS or NBC would produce - ugh.

Oh, there is definitely stuff that is more Sci Fi than Walking Dead-- even Bones is more Sci Fi than Walking Dead.
I've never seen Bones but I can't think of anything on TV that qualifies as "real" sci fi and I never expect to. Caprica was the closest attempt - at least it was a story centered around sci fi ideas, instead of being some other genre, such as a cop show or action show, with some sci fi window dressing.

It's just the nature of TV - you try to build a show around sci fi ideas, and your audience gets impatient and bails. Which might have been part of what doomed Caprica (along with a very unfocused approach and unlikable characters, which probably would have done it in anyway).

Oh and why does noone call them zombies?
It's tacky. I think they should start calling them Zack.
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Old November 17 2010, 04:01 AM   #299
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Sci fi?
It's a post-apocalyptic world brought about via a virus...Yeah, I'd say it qualifies.
That may possibly be technically true, but people aren't tuning in to Walking Dead for Sci Fi, and it's not going to open the door for Sci Fi; it will open the door for more Horror.
I'm sure it will open the door for more post-apocalyptic fiction (which is basically the larger genre trend of which zombies is benefiting from right now), and that's sci-fi...
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Old November 17 2010, 04:08 AM   #300
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I think you're right about the coming boom in post-apocalyptic scenarios and alien invasions such as Fallen Skies.

I just wish that space opera would benefit somehow. Maybe it's the next boom over?
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