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Old December 7 2012, 02:03 PM   #16
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Re: Why don't I like Walking Dead? (Spoilers up to 3x06 at least)

I enjoyed season 1 but so far haven't been able to muster up the enthusiasm for 2 & 3. No-one I know has yet said: "it's must-see TV" so I figure I'll get round to it someday.
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Old December 7 2012, 07:16 PM   #17
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Re: Why don't I like Walking Dead? (Spoilers up to 3x06 at least)

I can't help the OP. I just started watching it this season. I haven't seen enough to be bored yet.
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Old December 7 2012, 11:16 PM   #18
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Re: Why don't I like Walking Dead? (Spoilers up to 3x06 at least)

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I didn't say there weren't shocking deaths or that it wasn't a dark show. Of course it is. I said it doesn't feel like the Dark & Gritty trope-- in other words, it's genuine and doesn't come across as something designed to make teenagers feel like tough guys (like, for example, nuBSG).
The Walking Dead certainly has its share of over-the-top melodrama, the kind that doesn't always feel genuine. What makes it more acceptable here than on BSG?
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Old December 8 2012, 10:45 AM   #19
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Re: Why don't I like Walking Dead? (Spoilers up to 3x06 at least)

Execution. nuBSG just had that feeling of juvenile posturing built into it. Plus, WD doesn't have the Beavis & Butthead stuff like people blowing cigarette smoke in the face of a pregnant woman. It feels sincere.
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Old December 14 2012, 12:11 PM   #20
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Also in this season they've made one of the most likeable characters on the series - Andrea - much less so as she's seemingly switched sides for safety's sake. I didn't see that coming either.
Wait a second--she's one of the most likeable? She's been a major ass throughout the series. In season one, she's crappy to Dale. Season two she's running around trying to assert herself as a gunslinger, screws a psychopath (Shane), remains crappy to Dale, and worst of all, she plays some irresponsible game with a teenage girl (Beth) when the latter was considering suicide. Jump to season three, and with half of it in the can, she's still an ass with her lust for the Governor, ignoring Michonne's concerns, etc.
in all fairness what has Michonne given Andrea, "I don't like this place" grunt grunt.
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Old December 28 2012, 12:04 AM   #21
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Re: Why don't I like Walking Dead? (Spoilers up to 3x06 at least)

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Execution. nuBSG just had that feeling of juvenile posturing built into it.
Plus - and I say this as someone who didn't watch for about 3 years in a strop over such posturing - when I did get absorbed again into BSG the ongoing narrative was huge and compelling with a great variety of characters (Cavill could steal a seen).

Walking Dead just has bleak character after bleak character.

I did make mid-season three finale, but am officially over it now. I just had the last couple in the background while I did other stuff. Whereas I was trying to hold together some interest, I gave up on even that pretence.

As to Andrea... ironically she's the character I felt quite drawn to, and cared about... but that disappeared this season since all she did was look quizzical.
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