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Old November 22 2010, 05:26 PM   #346
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[...] I refuse to read the comic. I don't want to get into a cycle if "Hey, thats not how they did it in the comic/tv show!").
That's unfortunate, because you're depriving yourself of some excellent writing and great artwork. For my part, I'm not bothered at all when the show diverges from the comic. In fact, I'm enjoying seeing the way the show is using the comic as a roadmap and taking detours to add interesting material to flesh out the story even more. The situation with the Vatos gang, for example, was entirely for the show, yet it fits perfectly. So far, everyone involved has hit that perfect line of having the same "spirit" as the comic yet being a sensible, rather than slavish, adaptation.
I'm sure its a great series, I just really want to avoid spoilers. i.e. who dies, etc.

Maybe after the show has run its course I'll go check them out.
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Old November 22 2010, 05:28 PM   #347
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^ Yeah, good point. That's something I can certainly understand. I just can't help pushing the comics because I love 'em so much.
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Old November 22 2010, 05:39 PM   #348
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Dammit.. I'm just going to have to break down and go get 'em.. I was going to use my cell phone rebate for some Christmas presents, but...

That was a fantastic episode last night.. I'm bummed that the season's almost over.
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Old November 22 2010, 10:10 PM   #349
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that ending got me totally off guard, I know its supposed to be only 6 eps but I didnt expect them to be attacked so soon. Poor Amy.

about the elderly, would an old person zombie be as dangerous as a younger person? We've seen a couple zombies dragging themselves around on the ground & I wondered if that was b/c they were orignally disabled people using wheel chairs.
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Old November 22 2010, 10:24 PM   #350
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Loving this show so far. With this and Breaking Bad AMC have two of my favorite shows currently on the air.
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Old November 23 2010, 12:52 AM   #351
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I knew that open encampment was a bad idea.

This was a great episode, but what an ending. Ack. And I'm wondering if the grave digging guy really had a premonition, and if this will become part of the scenario.

I love how the scary street gang turned out to be a bunch of people protecting old timers in a hospital. Our people should really think about joining them; either that or heading away from cities altogether.

And I don't know if this is insufferable or humorous, but there was a funny exchange of dialogue that relates to our previous side discussion:

"You sure got balls for a Chinaman."

"I'm Korean."

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about the elderly, would an old person zombie be as dangerous as a younger person? We've seen a couple zombies dragging themselves around on the ground & I wondered if that was b/c they were orignally disabled people using wheel chairs.
Good question. Also, do Zombies rot? They said it was a hundred degrees that day, and the Zombies have been around for a while. How come they're not putrefying?
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Old November 23 2010, 01:17 AM   #352
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Also, I haven't read the comics, but I understand that winter does affect these Zombies. It certainly affects them in WWZ.

Anyway, in the first episode Rick finds half a zombie or what's left of one still crawling around. Who know how it got that way, but it was pretty rotten - and it had been roughly a month since Rick had been in a coma, right? That particular zombie's rate of decomposition suggests they do in fact rot away slowly. But do these zombies actually get anything out of eating people? From what do they metabolize energy? The demi-zombie probably doesn't ahve a stomach or intestines to speak of, but it was obviously still active.

Obviously the mechanics of rotting undead flesh is hardly an exact science, and I'm more than willing to gloss over it for the sake of how good this drama is. Like certain shows about wizards or vampires, we're generally expected to just accept it as reality. But like certain shows, it's easy to pick away at the details of the situation.

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Old November 23 2010, 01:30 AM   #353
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And my favorite bit:

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-7/276900/evil2.jpg



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I knew that open encampment was a bad idea.
They should've been fine since they'd strung empty cans on strings all around the encampment. I'm thinking something, or someone with a grudge disarmed the alarm.
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Old November 23 2010, 01:44 AM   #354
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I never heard of the comic until this show came on now I am going to buy it. Love this series!!! Last night was a shocker. I wonder what happened to the racist guy who cut off his hand? I figured he was going to show up and cause trouble.
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Old November 23 2010, 04:01 AM   #355
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That was a great episode, best since the pilot without a doubt.
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Old November 23 2010, 04:50 AM   #356
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And my favorite bit:

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I knew that open encampment was a bad idea.
They should've been fine since they'd strung empty cans on strings all around the encampment. I'm thinking something, or someone with a grudge disarmed the alarm.
Never mind the cans why couldn't they leave someone to keep an eye out while everyone else was having a good old time during the campout!?

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Old November 23 2010, 04:59 AM   #357
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Never mind the cans why couldn't they leave someone to keep an eye out while everyone else was having a good old time during the campout!?
Someone should certainly have still been standing guard - or they should have at least had weapons closer to hand - but there's only so far they could've seen during night anyways. A lookout on the RV, as they do during the day, probably wouldn't have helped much.
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Old November 23 2010, 10:35 AM   #358
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^^ Also, that many Zombies should have made enough noise for them to hear. It's very quiet in the woods at night. But I suppose we can write that off to artistic license.

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Obviously the mechanics of rotting undead flesh is hardly an exact science, and I'm more than willing to gloss over it for the sake of how good this drama is. Like certain shows about wizards or vampires, we're generally expected to just accept it as reality. But like certain shows, it's easy to pick away at the details of the situation.
Maybe they rot more slowly than a normal corpse; or they don't rot but they take wear and tear. It would be nice to hear it addressed in dialogue, though.

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They should've been fine since they'd strung empty cans on strings all around the encampment. I'm thinking something, or someone with a grudge disarmed the alarm.
I suppose we can guess who that was. Gotta hand it to him.
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Old November 23 2010, 12:46 PM   #359
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I never heard of the comic until this show came on now I am going to buy it. Love this series!!! Last night was a shocker. I wonder what happened to the racist guy who cut off his hand? I figured he was going to show up and cause trouble.
What makes you think he didn't? He did, apparently, steal a truck for some mysterious reason (as opposed to any other number of vehicles he could have found).
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Old November 23 2010, 03:29 PM   #360
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I know it is a little too early to judge, I saw the first episode last night and it simply felt like a 28 days later ripoff. An americanised version of the British production (IMHO the best Zombie film to date). The story was pretty much copy and paste up to the point where in 28 days later the survivors meet the military people.
I know... making films (or in that matter shows) about zombies means to rely to certain aspects (running, screaming, tension etc.) but that was a little too obvious for my taste. Anyway... I will watch episode 2 tonight and hope they don't just continue copy pasting.
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