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Old February 21 2012, 07:26 PM   #991
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Understand the group need to recover and survive, but from the perspective of someone watching the show, I wanna see them wander and explore the wrecked landscape. I wanna see them get some tidbits of what the hell happened, why, and if there's any chance of putting things back together.

this is more realistic, but it's also kinda boring. They did a better job of this in the first 7 episodes, IMO, as we introduced the problem, explored a little, and went to the CDC to try and see what's going on. Since then, lots of playing house on the farm. I wanna see the group get back out there!

Can argue that this is more REALISTIC, but if they wanna go down that road, they'd just turn the farm into a fortified bunker, and we'd get to watch them live there for years. Not very compelling tv, though...
You put your finger on what's missing which is a grander perspective on how the world melts down.

People though who follow the comic book series as I understand it would object though to break from that cannon which wasn't included in the comics.
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Old February 21 2012, 07:50 PM   #992
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Yeah, but it's already broken from comic canon. Robert Kirkman even said he's doing that intentionally.

Shane is alive, Sophia is dead and Darryl never existed in the comic yet is a break out character on the show.
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Old February 21 2012, 09:27 PM   #993
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This episode started off good then just went to shit again when they all returned to the farm. It will be such a wasted season if for all of it we haven't strayed away from the farm and with 4 episode left it looks like that is going to happen.
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Old February 21 2012, 09:34 PM   #994
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Still outstanding, but they've got to be a bit careful about the gore/soap mix...
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Old February 21 2012, 09:51 PM   #995
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Still outstanding, but they've got to be a bit careful about the gore/soap mix...
They should just follow the directions on the box.
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Old February 21 2012, 10:10 PM   #996
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I understand that every episode cannot be just fight the zombie heards but the group's stay in the farm is getting old.
Uhm... weren't they LITERALLY "fighting the zombie herds" in this one? This was probably the least time they spent at the farm since the season premiere.


I'm actually really enjoying the slow pace of the show and the human drama totally works for me. Maybe it's because I know what to expect as someone who's familiar with all the comics, but I really couldn't be much happier with the show.
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Old February 21 2012, 10:19 PM   #997
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Uhm... weren't they LITERALLY "fighting the zombie herds" in this one? This was probably the least time they spent at the farm since the season premiere.


I'm actually really enjoying the slow pace of the show and the human drama totally works for me. Maybe it's because I know what to expect as someone who's familiar with all the comics, but I really couldn't be much happier with the show.
I'm just nitpicking. The Walking Dead is one of the best shows on TV today in my opinion.

I'd wager that like with Trek the fans of this show are very hard to please - all of them that is - because everyone has such high expectations.
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Old February 21 2012, 10:49 PM   #998
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What would make them leave the farm now, since they never listened to Hershal when he wanted them to go. I guess it will either get over run by a zombies herd or fighting with the other group of survivors will scare them off.
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Old February 21 2012, 10:55 PM   #999
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I think that in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, society would begin using gang-signs and catchphrases more often. You see someone walking down the street, you do a gang-sign to show you're not a zombie and look for them to do some type of sign too. You enter a room, you say your catchphrase to not freak out anyone inside.
Or seeing as zombies don't talk or anything, they could just wave and say "hi".
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Old February 21 2012, 10:59 PM   #1000
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What would make them leave the farm now, since they never listened to Hershal when he wanted them to go. I guess it will either get over run by a zombies herd or fighting with the other group of survivors will scare them off.
I'm betting it will start with the latter and finish with the former. Survivors looking for a safe haven will find the farm and either by intent bring the zombies or by accident - the end result they'll over run the farm and everyone will be forced to leave.
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Old February 21 2012, 11:15 PM   #1001
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I think that in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, society would begin using gang-signs and catchphrases more often. You see someone walking down the street, you do a gang-sign to show you're not a zombie and look for them to do some type of sign too. You enter a room, you say your catchphrase to not freak out anyone inside.
Or seeing as zombies don't talk or anything, they could just wave and say "hi".
But, gang signs and catchphrases would be so much cooler!
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Old February 21 2012, 11:15 PM   #1002
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I'd wager that like with Trek the fans of this show are very hard to please - all of them that is - because everyone has such high expectations.
Maybe. I just find it weird that now we finally have an all-out zombie show on TV and it's not only extremely successful, but frankly much better than anybody could have hoped for, and yet all people online seem to do is complain about it.
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Old February 22 2012, 12:22 AM   #1003
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Not me. I have very little bad to say about this show.
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Old February 22 2012, 01:07 AM   #1004
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I'd wager that like with Trek the fans of this show are very hard to please - all of them that is - because everyone has such high expectations.
Maybe. I just find it weird that now we finally have an all-out zombie show on TV and it's not only extremely successful, but frankly much better than anybody could have hoped for, and yet all people online seem to do is complain about it.
Thats probably because we hardly ever see any zombies. They need to get off this farm ASAP.
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Old February 22 2012, 02:02 AM   #1005
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Still outstanding, but they've got to be a bit careful about the gore/soap mix...
Soapy gore, mmmmm.

Returning briefly to the CDC Guy's Big Secret, and then I'll stop, promise...maybe Beth's suspicious illness is a sign that you don't have to be bit by a zombie to become zombified. Maybe the virus is airborne and everyone is now a ticking clock.

If zombification after death is inevitable, who cares, people can learn to cope. But while you're still alive, regardless of the care you take to avoid being bit? Now that would be depressing!

Unless you're immune. Rick is immune. He already went through the no-bite-zombification process and survived.

Overall, this is a terrific show. I don't find it "too slow" at all, and any quibbles with characterization are easy to write off with "they're all under insane amounts of stress, what do you expect."
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