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katiecat 11-06-2010 07:21 PM

I didn't see a thread for it...did anyone else watch it? Has anyone read the graphic novels? Graphic novels aren't usually my thing so I haven't read them but I did watch the premiere from last Sunday. I don't know...it seemed kinda slow and didn't grab me. Yet anyway but I'll give it another episode or two.

Tellera 11-07-2010 10:39 PM

I liked it. I'm looking forward to tonight. I'm not a big fan of the zombie genre, but DH was watching and I got pulled in. I like that it was kinda slow, slow in the sense that there wasn't zombie violence every minute.

But there were still parts I had to plug my ears and have the pillow over my face.

katiecat 11-08-2010 09:39 AM

Yes, I don't need a lot of zombie violence. And what there was was enough thank you very much! Very gory. Which I can watch as long as there is enough other story and character development going on. I think I meant in the sense of learning about the characters. I didn't find we learned very much. To watch a show I need to care about the characters and these I didn't - yet anyway. I don't have cable so I will have to watch online sometime this week. Did you watch last night?

mazajo 11-08-2010 11:21 AM

DH and I really like this show! It's almost too scary and gory for me to handle, but I can't tear my eyes away from the screen. I'm starting to really like some of the characters, it usually takes a couple episodes to get very attached. I really like the Asian guy, I think his name is Glenn? DH and I have fun asking each other, what would you do?? Unfortunately, I have to say, I'd probably have taken myself out by now rather than get eaten by zombies!

amcal 11-08-2010 12:41 PM

Did anyone else find it odd that not once did the cop ask the other guy what the heck happened?

I mean, he wakes up, the world as he knows if has gone crazy, he finds someone who hasn't gone crazy zombie and the first words out of his mouth aren't asking what in hades happened?

They never even seem to discuss it! I couldn't get past that. Drove me batty.

Doodlebugsmom 11-08-2010 04:28 PM

I haven't watched this week's episode yet, as dh is out of town and I might get scared. I'm a big horror fan, though, so I did enjoy the first episode. Everything besides the zombies themselves is very Stephen King-like. I'm a Stephen King fan, so that's a plus for me.

katiecat 11-08-2010 06:50 PM

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Did anyone else find it odd that not once did the cop ask the other guy what the heck happened?
ITA but got over that kind of stuff while watching Lost. I asked that same type of question for 6 flipping years with that show!

Two people I work with are watching and one has read the graphic novels and from what he tells me I think it might get really good.

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Unfortunately, I have to say, I'd probably have taken myself out by now rather than get eaten by zombies!
I am with you there!

mamalisa 11-10-2010 07:15 AM

I really like the show so far.  I have a lot of common sense issues, like why aren't they carrying packs with food, surely in a city like that they would have been able to gather supplies and more weapons before things got too bad.  

 

I almost felt bad for the guy they left on the roof.  But he would have easily left any of them so whatever.  Oh and when Glenn drove out of town with the car alarm blaring....um, if noise attracts them it probably would have been wise to stop and disarm that thing before heading into new territory.  If I get baby poo on my hand I can still smell it hours later no matter how much I wash my hands.  A little rain shower and the smell of dead rotting zombie guts is washed away in 20 seconds?  Yea, no.  

 

It is moving kind of slow too.

 

But there isn't anything new and exciting to hold my interest right now, so I'll stick with it.


jeminijad 11-10-2010 10:04 AM

I may be in love with Andrew Lincoln (and I'm not a swoon over celebs type,) so this show has me hooked nice and tight.


katiecat 11-10-2010 03:38 PM



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I really like the show so far.  I have a lot of common sense issues, like why aren't they carrying packs with food, surely in a city like that they would have been able to gather supplies and more weapons before things got too bad.  

 

I almost felt bad for the guy they left on the roof.  But he would have easily left any of them so whatever.  Oh and when Glenn drove out of town with the car alarm blaring....um, if noise attracts them it probably would have been wise to stop and disarm that thing before heading into new territory.  If I get baby poo on my hand I can still smell it hours later no matter how much I wash my hands.  A little rain shower and the smell of dead rotting zombie guts is washed away in 20 seconds?  Yea, no.  

 

Yep, I was particularly wondering about Glenn driving out of the city with the car alarm.  I kept thinking what is he going to do - drive all the way to where they are camped? I do really like his character.  Agree about the guy on the roof (Merrell or something?).  I think the guy who dropped the key will have issues to deal with about that.

 

I also kept thinking instead of looking at necklaces I would have been busy freaking out about the zombies trying to break in and eat me.  But that was a little touching scene.

 

Definitely this episode was better and has me wanting to watch more!


Tellera 11-13-2010 12:26 PM

OK, editing because maybe this is a spoiler if you haven't started watching yet.  It's a curiosity question, it's in white color font, select it to read, not sure how to do a real spoiler tag.

 

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I watched the second ep, and I am wondering about the main cop's wife and his partner.  So, did the relationship btw them start after the zombie incident, or do you think they were having an affair beforehand?  I just wonder because they seem really hot and heavy, and if it were something that started after the zombie incident it seems like it would take longer to develop, not quite so quick - which just makes me wonder if they've been having an affair for awhile, before the zombies.<end 

 

I missed part of the first ep though, not sure if anything was explained (prolly not, lol).

 

Anyway, can't wait for Sunday!  DH and I are totally hooked. 


katiecat 11-13-2010 04:07 PM

It was not explained and I am wondering the same thing you are Tellera!


mazajo 11-15-2010 04:37 AM

I really liked last night's episode! More emotional, less terrifying. I so would not go back for the bad guy (is it Merle?) inhumane or not. Those two brothers together would put the entire camp at so much risk. But I understand going back for the guns, and the man & son from the first episode, if they are headed to Atlanta, they have to be stopped. Do you think the wife and partner had something going on before all this happened? I'm saying no because I want to like them!

 

Did I hear right, there's only going to be six episodes altogether???


Doodlebugsmom 11-16-2010 06:47 AM

I thought it was indicated that the only reason the cop's wife got involved with his partner was because he told her that her husband was dead. So, it seems to me that the affair started after the initial zombie attack.

 

Also, there are 6 episodes/season. So, 3 more for this season. I would like to know how long we'll have to wait for season 2 to start.


katiecat 11-17-2010 03:52 PM



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I thought it was indicated that the only reason the cop's wife got involved with his partner was because he told her that her husband was dead. So, it seems to me that the affair started after the initial zombie attack.

 

Also, there are 6 episodes/season. So, 3 more for this season. I would like to know how long we'll have to wait for season 2 to start.


That was definitely made clear in the 3rd episode which I just watched.  I hadn't been sure before.

 

Generally it's a year between seasons...hopefully season 2 will be next fall.  But you never know!


Doodlebugsmom 11-18-2010 05:28 AM


 

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That was definitely made clear in the 3rd episode which I just watched.  I hadn't been sure before.

 

Generally it's a year between seasons...hopefully season 2 will be next fall.  But you never know!



Word is that season 2 will start next October. The upside is that it will be 13 episodes instead of 6!


lotusdebi 11-18-2010 06:08 AM

I'm loving this show! I really appreciate how they're dealing with the emotional aspects of a zombie apocalypse, and not just doing the whole Resident Evil - shoot 'em up thing. Love the script and the acting! Enjoying the character development. I'm usually hugely critical of shows and movies, but I can't complain about this one a bit! It's exactly what I want from a zombie series!


Doodlebugsmom 11-23-2010 11:16 AM

I watched this week's episode last night, and dreamed all night that I was killing zombies. Crazy. yikes2.gif


mommariffic 11-28-2010 07:04 PM

We LOVE this show!

 

Just drank two cups of coffee to stay up tonight to watch it ---- because apparently I'm a huge loser who can't stay up past 10


CatsCradle 11-29-2010 02:14 PM

A really great series - I'm proud of you AMC!  Anyway, I just saw this morning that they are going do another 13 episodes next year!


katiecat 12-08-2010 02:42 PM

I really enjoyed the last 3 episodes and was really excited by the season finale.  Can't wait to see more next year!


genifer 11-08-2011 05:06 AM

Anyone watching season 2?


flminivanmama 11-08-2011 05:42 AM

I am but I'm about a week behind... I have about a month's worth of shows I need to watch off the DVR first lol


Doodlebugsmom 11-08-2011 06:39 AM

I am, but I haven't watched this week's episode yet. I hope to watch it tonight. The pace is a little slow for me this season, but I'm still watching.


CatsCradle 11-08-2011 10:44 AM

DH and I are watching season 2 (first time in years that we've actually had the time to watch a series and are enjoying it too!). 

 

I think the season 2 has probably started off a little slow because the writers are building stories with the characters.  I think this is important if the show is to go into any depth character/story-wise.  The way I look at it is that the zombies are merely just a backdrop for the human drama.  The zombies provide the circumstance but what really is important (to me at least) is the moral and ethical issues that arise as well as the development of human relationships.  I'm hooked.


katiecat 11-08-2011 11:31 AM

I am liking this season a lot more than last year mostly because of the character development going on. IMO they were way too slow getting to it. Apparently they are only showing 6 episodes now and the other 6 will start in February. I hate that!


Abarat 11-08-2011 11:35 AM

DH told me today that they were signed on for season 3 already.


mazajo 11-11-2011 11:24 AM

I still really like this show! People on another forum I frequent were complaining about not enough zombie action, but as somebody above said, I think the zombies are just the background for the human drama. I love that it's not all terror and gore, and I'm really getting into some of the story lines. This show is truly unique!


flminivanmama 11-13-2011 01:13 PM

finally watched last week... has anyone read the graphic novels - seems like they are trying to get the story a little more lined up...?


katiecat 11-14-2011 05:36 AM

I haven't read the books but a co-worker has and I hear a lot (of complaining) from him about how they are different! I really wonder where they are going to go with it.

 

I didn't think last week's episode was that great. Very slow and also didn't make sense about the zombie in the well. Why did they bother pulling him out since they weren't drinking the water anyway?


queenjane 11-14-2011 09:51 PM



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I haven't read the books but a co-worker has and I hear a lot (of complaining) from him about how they are different! I really wonder where they are going to go with it.

 

I didn't think last week's episode was that great. Very slow and also didn't make sense about the zombie in the well. Why did they bother pulling him out since they weren't drinking the water anyway?


I thought they were drinking it? Didnt the house people say that there were four (or three?) wells, and one they use for the animals (or something like that?) but its totally fine for humans. So i thought the group was going to be getting their water from there. Plus, they said something like "we should seal off this well" i assume it could somehow seep into the others?? (I know nothing about well water.) That whole scene was totally disgusting and kinda unnecessary.

 


genifer 11-15-2011 02:30 AM

I think a lot of the scenes are really disgusting, lol but I guess thats the sort of thing to expect when you're dealing with a Zombie apacolypse. What I really enjoy about the show is the character development however some of the decisions they make are exceptionally stupid. I dont understand why anyone would, in a zombie apacolypse leave her son with a perfect stranger (as in the flashback in episode 5), let him go romping thru the woods in search for a missing girl. I, as a mother, would keep my kid very very close to me. Heck we arent living in a zombie apacolypse and I keep my kids near me!

 

With all the things I guess I could complain about I still think its a good show. I find it interesting how really bad Shane is, a cop, and what a good guy the 'backwards redneck' Darryl, the one 'everyone wanted to shoot', really is. The women are exceptionally annoying tho. Lori... Why do they always always always portray women as over emotional idiots? Id LOVE to see a strong, intellegent woman who can make very wise decisions in very difficult circumstances. I cant remember the name of the woman who shot Darryl thinking he was a walker, but she's SO obnoxious! So I guess my only complaint is how all the women are portrayed. I mean, Lori's got a child so presumably she knows how that happens! And Glen's new girl (cant remember her name), she knows what she wants and seems to have a mind of her own, but all she really wants in a time like this is a shag? Really??

 

As far as the books are concerned, if it all played out as it did in the books, I guess it could be too predictable?? (am I being too generous here?). I havent read them so its all new to me, and as far as tv show, apart from the above complaints, Im still enjoying it. Darryl's storyline is interesting, you see his internal conflict surfacing in this last episode (5). Shane's a nasty piece of work, tho.

 

Be interesting to see why all those zombies in the barn havent been set alight or blown up yet...

 

 


katiecat 11-16-2011 02:08 PM

I was unclear on whether they were already drinking from that well or not but as soon as they saw the zombie in it they decided not to drink the water from then on anyway. I was wondering about the seepage thing, too. That's the only way I could explain it. I still haven't watched the latest episode but will soon.

 

Genifer, the scene where they were digging through that zombie's stomach to see if it had eaten Sophia or not was totally disgusting! Just the sounds....ewwww!!!! lol If I was Sophia's mother I would be insane by now!

 

The thing with Glen and that girl was horribly done. Just...so much wrong with it. The *idea* of it was great - hey why not? But it totally lacked any passion and what was with the whole "fade to black"? I thought what am I watching a kid's show? 


katiecat 11-20-2011 04:50 PM

Finally watched last Sundays show. It was great! Darryl is my favourite character so when it looked like Andrea had shot him I paused it and told dh "seriously? They're going to kill off the best character?" lol Not to mention when it looked like the zombie was gnawing on him when he woke up.

 

Will they ever find Sophia??


mamalisa 11-22-2011 08:03 AM

I can't decide what they are going to do with Sophia.  Finding her safe and sound is too easy, finding her dead is too sad and having her become a walker is just too jaded.  

 

The well thing bugged me, if the walker had been stewing in it, who wants to drink it anyway??  Killing him would have been the humane thing and I would have assumed the well was no good once I found an alive dead guy in it anyway.  

 

Every time they show Andrea I want to smack her.  Lori...I'm not sure about her.  Some of the time she seems like she has it together and others not so much.  The morning after pill thing was dumb.  There were probably 100 other things in the pharmacy that could have induced abortion if that is what she wanted.  Shoot, I've got one in my kitchen cabinet right now for my RA.  \

 

Dale bugs me, nosy old man.  

 

I think basically Rick,Glen, Shane and Darryl are the only ones contributing to their survival.  Every one else is too busy fretting, shooting people or gossiping.  


CatsCradle 11-25-2011 08:14 PM

I don't know, I think the characters are acting like any number of humans would act in dire circumstances.  Not everyone can be a hero or has the capacity in certain situations to step up to the plate.  I'm actually pretty satisfied with the characters and their various flaws because I imagine that there would be a good sampling of all their flaws in the real world.  Some people are strong, some fall apart, some were petty before and will remain petty, some will continue to make stupid decisions and continue to be self-centered.  An a-hole can rise up and be a hero, or just continue being an a-hole.  I think there a lot of accuracies in the character development.  I don't think that an apocalypse would necessarily change people for the better, I think that it would make some unstable people or despicable people worse.  I think too that some of the people who may be more unlikable right now are either to redeem themselves somehow in the future or will eventually bite the dust.  

 

The show has a soap opera feel to me in that not a lot happens but there are plenty of conversations.  I was once unemployed for two weeks and found myself watching "All My Children" and couldn't believe how much didn't happen in each hour.  But for some reason I got wrapped up in the characters "problems" in the short time that I watched it.  I feel like that with The Walking Dead!


genifer 12-01-2011 07:17 AM

Was anyone suprised by what happened with Sophia? I dont know why I was, but I was! Totally taken by suprise!

 

Catscradle, I agree with you for the most part, but I do think that in a situation like that, there would be atleast one woman who said and did things that made sense, atleast, and who could possibly contribute something more than these gals...

 

Shane is ... Well, Im in two minds about him. I liked Rick's character, and thought Shane was a real slease bag, and in a big way he is, but he was absolutely right about what he did with the walkers in the barn. I understood his frustration.


flminivanmama 12-01-2011 01:40 PM

i wasn't surprised but we didn't guess till *right* before she came out of the barn


becoming 12-13-2011 12:42 PM

I.WAS.SHOCKED. I thought the finale was amazingly well done. The shocker at the end... oh my gosh. Never in a million years would I have imagined that would happen the way it did. And how awesome that they all, in an instant, knew EXACTLY how the old man felt about the walkers he was trying to save.

queenjane 12-14-2011 12:58 PM

I knew the ending was coming because someone posted a screen shot on IMDB and there was a big debate about whether it was photoshopped or not. That particular storyline does not happen in the comic. So there was a big debate there.

 

I think on the one hand, yes they knew what herschel was feeling, but on the other hand....they also knew what had to be done, and they did it. Rick stepped forward as the true leader of the group and made the decision that had to be made. Hopefully that will show hershel that his way is not the solution, and he'll come around to the groups way of thinking. Personally, if i were Rick and Shane, i'd just take the farm. He could join us, or not, but thats the way it would be.



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