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Old Nov 28th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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"The Walking Dead" Thread (untied and roaming free)

I've been a fan since watching my first episode a few weeks back. Riveting, well acted and staged. This season dragged on (my sentiments echoed throughout the net), but that last few minutes of Season 2.0 mid-season's finale made up for it.

Are you a fan? What have you enjoyed about this show? That first season had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and never let go. Been a long time since a show did that to me.
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Old Nov 28th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #2
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I enjoy the fact that the elements of the program are basic zombie--no fancy twists. I did not enjoy the stuff in the CDC lab very much, but feel this season has picked up nicely. Best bits--the early episode where they have to cover themselves with guts to sneak past the dead--pure tension. Also the more recent episode where they're hiding under cars to escape a crowd of walkers.

Have followed the comic series as well, but the TV series is far superior.
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Watching the mid-season finale in a few minutes - I'll be back to chat. I will say that I agree with MF on the CNC episode. There was a great deal of online chatter about the 2nd season being in for major suckitude because of a change in producer and the revelation that so much time would be spent on Herschel's farm... but it's turned out to be pretty darn good. Glad I haven't read the comics, so I can't be miffed about how the small-screen adaptation is going...
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Old Nov 28th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #4
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Wicked ending. The actress playing Sophia did it to perfection. Series as a whole a bit 'soapish'. Pisses me off to no end that they will not use the term 'zombies'. 'Walkers' - dumb, dumb, dumb...
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Great show. I am really enjoying the plot development this season over pure fear and gore of the first.
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Man, they really ratcheted it up toward the end there, hey? Nice... very nice. Wonder where they go from here.... quite a bit of drama to recover from in that episode...

IIRC, the term "zombies" isn't used because this is supposed to be a reality in which that genre of filmmaking hadn't occurred.
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Old Nov 28th, 2011, 10:25 PM   #7
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IIRC, the term "zombies" isn't used because this is supposed to be a reality in which that genre of filmmaking hadn't occurred.
Kind of think that as the characters are speaking English, and the common term for the dead re-animated in this language is 'zombie', it ought to be used. Be like calling pooches 'fourleggers' in a flick about dogs.
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Kind of think that as the characters are speaking English, and the common term for the dead re-animated in this language is 'zombie', it ought to be used. Be like calling pooches 'fourleggers' in a flick about dogs.
Zombie is a Creole word that wouldn't be part of our language had it not been appropriated for "horror" literature and film in the late 20s/early 30s... The show occurs in a world where this never happened... How is it any more far fetched than, say, a world where a radioactive spider bite can transform a high-school geek into a web headed super hero??
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Zombie is a Creole word that wouldn't be part of our language had it not been appropriated for "horror" literature and film in the late 20s/early 30s... The show occurs in a world where this never happened... How is it any more far fetched than, say, a world where a radioactive spider bite can transform a high-school geek into a web headed super hero??
Half the words in the English language have been appropriated from another language; what is your point? Like I said, zombie is what we use to describe the walking dead. I suspect the author uses the term 'walker' to imbue his works with a sense of seriousness, and gravitas. 'Zombie' is a term reserved for bad horror scribes and penny-dreadfuls.
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Any theories on how things came to be in this reality? The whole thing involving a patient waking up in a hospital and venturing outdoors to witness all hell breaking loose is something we've seen before in other films. However, what are your thoughts about why a rampant zombie apocalypse? Viral? I'm glad that there has not been talk about this yet. Better to leave things to the imagination and deal with the trauma of having to cope in this new landscape.

Best terrifying moment for me: the attack on the camp and Amy getting bitten, Otis bent left for zombie snack. I think the term "Otis'ed" has been used to describe such an occurrence.
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