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Anyone else looking forward to this show?

http://www.amctv.com/originals/The-Walking-Dead/

I'm really hoping it doesn't suck


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However, this is a thread about the TV show. Therefore, any talk of any characters or plot developments in the comic books must be put inside of spoiler tags (when you're making a post there is a button that says 'spoiler' that puts spoiler tags around content you want to hide).

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Beat you to it.

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Itll be great at first..... and more then likely suck around season 2 1/2

 
   
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I'm an Avid fan of the Comics, and I do too really hope it doesn't suck.

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KingCracker wrote:
Itll be great at first..... and more then likely suck around season 2 1/2


I'm reluctantly in agreement with KC here.
I think the series will start strong and then fizzle in the second season,that is unless the writers manage to truly convey the "human element" of the books and strongly focus on developing characters we as an audience can love/hate.
I mean...I love zombies,but I don't believe alot of NOM NOM nOM can carry a series.


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You might be in for a treat, then. AMC carries Mad Men and Breaking Bad, two highly-rated and strongly character-driven dramas. I expect Walking Dead will be more of the same.

I actually had the opposite problem with the comic - not enough zombies. Once they got to a certain point in the story -
Spoiler:
(the prison)
- I had to stop reading it because it just turned into a story about a bunch of people yelling at each other. I assume the series will go the same way.

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jwoolf wrote:You might be in for a treat, then. AMC carries Mad Men and Breaking Bad, two highly-rated and strongly character-driven dramas. I expect Walking Dead will be more of the same.

I actually had the opposite problem with the comic - not enough zombies. Once they got to a certain point in the story -
Spoiler:
(the prison)
- I had to stop reading it because it just turned into a story about a bunch of people yelling at each other. I assume the series will go the same way.


I actually am a bit hopeful,considering the work AMC has done with Mad Men (haven't seen Breaking Bad),that the necessary balance between character development/interaction/story and "zombie mayhem" will be found.

I suppose We'll have to watch and see...either way,I know I'll be parked expectantly in front of my T.V. for the premier.


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All shows start to suck after a couple of seasons. Like Heroes, great first season.. the rest was stupid. Lost? same deal. it's just how TV is :(

   
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I have to disagree, constant NOM NOM NOM NOM would so make a zombie series

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jwoolf wrote:You might be in for a treat, then. AMC carries Mad Men and Breaking Bad, two highly-rated and strongly character-driven dramas. I expect Walking Dead will be more of the same.

I actually had the opposite problem with the comic - not enough zombies. Once they got to a certain point in the story -
Spoiler:
(the prison)
- I had to stop reading it because it just turned into a story about a bunch of people yelling at each other. I assume the series will go the same way.




Ill admit you do have a very valid point there. Im utterly hooked on Breaking Bad. And if you just quickly give the in a nutshell version, you wonder how the show can still be going on. Its just so damn good

 
   
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KingCracker wrote:Im utterly hooked on Breaking Bad. And if you just quickly give the in a nutshell version, you wonder how the show can still be going on. Its just so damn good


Yeah dude. I started to lose a little faith toward the end of the third season, but the last few episodes shook things up. Can't wait for season four.

As for the Walking Dead show, like I said, I wasn't really a big fan of the comic, but I'll definitely give it a shot just because AMC is really good at what they do. When you can watch an interesting, character-driven drama and a Clint Eastwood movie on the same channel, you're in good shape.

   
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Love AMC. Its easily one of my fav channels.

 
   
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jwoolf wrote:You might be in for a treat, then. AMC carries Mad Men and Breaking Bad, two highly-rated and strongly character-driven dramas. I expect Walking Dead will be more of the same.

I actually had the opposite problem with the comic - not enough zombies. Once they got to a certain point in the story -
Spoiler:
(the prison)
- I had to stop reading it because it just turned into a story about a bunch of people yelling at each other. I assume the series will go the same way.


feth dude if that is as far as you got in the comics you're missing a whole lot. What the feth else are you going to focus on when the horde of zombies is a slow moving lot? character development of the zombies?

The series isn't meant to be a "this is our situation, lets go kill some gak" story, it's about characters that have to deal with reality, and like the tag line of the comics "...forced to finally start living...".

Lost and Heroes are both pieces of gak. Lost = might as well just watch Awesome Show Great Job! and laugh.

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Sure, but if I wanted to read a story about a bunch of people discovering their innermost selves I'd read a novel. I appreciate that the comic has a little more depth than your average zombie story, but it seemed like the characters were rehashing the same old thing over and over again. I get that it's not meant to be Army of Darkness, and that's why I picked it up in the first place, but it just couldn't hold my interest. And that's cool; it's pretty popular so I'm glad plenty of other people enjoy it. Like I said, I'll definitely give the show a chance.

   
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I have to go a bit OT on this OT thread,but it remains within the "zombie genre" so I'm not straying too far.
Babble aside...for any fan of zombie films,I must HIGHLY recommend " Dead Set".
I caught a couple episodes last night on IFC and I'm hooked.
If "The Walking Dead" is half as good as "Dead Set" I'll be quiet happy.


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Fitzz, I wholeheartedly agree with you! Damn Dead set was good, but I gotta say, it was pretty violent even more me at times

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The show looks awesome!

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ghosty wrote:Fitzz, I wholeheartedly agree with you! Damn Dead set was good, but I gotta say, it was pretty violent even more me at times


Yes,it was pretty brutal,but it balanced out nicely with the humor and character development...I finally saw the last instalment yesterday and was thoroughly satisfied...fantastic watch.


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Head smashed with a fire extinguisher in the first episode really set the tone I felt!

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ghosty wrote:Head smashed with a fire extinguisher in the first episode really set the tone I felt!


I wholeheartedly agree and the last five minutes of the final episode...my god,phenomenal.


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A bit sad how it ended though. Even though I knew they wouldn't survive, I was still gutted. Everyone zombied at the end.

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ghosty wrote:A bit sad how it ended though. Even though I knew they wouldn't survive, I was still gutted. Everyone zombied at the end.


Very true,although Patrick "feeding" the zombies was quiet amusing to me.


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I thought it expressed the sheer desperation, border on insanity he was feeling, induced by the traumatic events he found himself in.

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ghosty wrote:I thought it expressed the sheer desperation, border on insanity he was feeling, induced by the traumatic events he found himself in.


I agree,as vile as the character was..I actually found Patrick to be one of the more interesting in the bunch.


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I think that there will be alot of "expounding" on the story line. Things will be very different, and deviate from the story as it exists now, so I am looking forward to seeing what is in store.

Kudos to Kirkman and crew.

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They're marathoning it right now. We missed ep 4 Thursday night, and it's starting now!

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Mannahnin wrote:They're marathoning it right now. We missed ep 4 Thursday night, and it's starting now!


I DVR'ed all 5 episodes the other night and have since watched them all...3 times .
Honestly "Dead Set" has just catapulted into the top 5 on my "zombie hit parade"...now,if "The Walking Dead" is anywhere near as good..I'll be in flesh eater fan heaven.


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Watched the first episode last night, it was pretty good. I'll definitely be DVRing the rest as long as it doesn't get dumb.

   
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I really wanted this to be awesome.

I liked it ok, but the acting was a bit forced and melodramatic at times.

Good effects.

I'd give it a B-

I'm hoping it can maintain or improve.

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I've been really disapointed by pretty much all of the "made for TV" "end of the world" shows.

I will download the first episode and see how it takes me. Really want it to be good but I don't have my hopes up

   
 
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