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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2011, 01:23:44 pm »
'The Walking Dead' Sets Cable Record. Are You Surpised?

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Being a huge fan of Robert Kirkman's comic series I always knew there was a great story in The Walking Dead that would translate well to the small (or big) screen. Even with the first season being slightly disappointing (IMO), it was still everything us horror fans have been dying to see, which is why it's not all that shocking that it continues to break records...

Variety reports that AMC broke records with the second-season premiere of zombie drama on Sunday evening with 4.8 million viewers in adults 18-49 and 4.2 million in the 25-54 demo -- more than any other basic cable drama on record. In the 18-49 category, it was television's No. 1 series for the night, according to Nielsen.

The show logged 7.3 million total viewers for the 9 p.m. airing, drawing a cume of 11 million viewers if you count its two quickie repeats that aired at 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

There's nothing that makes me smile more than horror fans uniting to prove to the executive that we'll show up for quality content! (The timing is perfect as Universal's terrible, CGI-heavy The Thing flopped.)
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2011, 04:20:43 pm »
Robert Kirkman at New York Comic Con 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3EAINYU_aY

This was actually late being put up online by the people at iFanboy. Tsk tsk.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2011, 02:01:06 am »
Bloodletting



After a stellar Season 2 premiere, the bar had been set high as far as my expectations for future episodes. Sadly, this one didn't meet it at all. It wasn't bad, but it sure felt extremely light in comparison. So Rick finds a "Doctor" out in the middle of nowhere to treat Carl. Well, not yet anyway. They still have to wait till Shane and that Hunter Dude get back with the equipment so they can operate. See, that's all that really happens. This feels like it should be a 2 hour episode, but then AMC decided to not show the second hour. The cliffhanger....

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #63 on: October 24, 2011, 06:16:59 am »
Agree it was kinda light, especially with just one zombie kill, and it was kinda cool and frightening how it just suddenly is walking along side.

Bloodletting was more character driven this time through. With the group split up in so many ways, you start to see the breakdown. Rick is really starting to lose it and rightly so. He's taken the responsibility for a lot of things and it's piling up.

I do wonder about the 'beautiful' farmhouse situation. I wonder if it is what it is or something bad is behind the scenes?
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2011, 07:50:02 am »
Something that I have thought about, basically from the first episode of the series onward is "Why is Dale glued to his RV?" You know, I'm pretty sure with the way the world is and all those abandoned cars out on the road, they can find a new RV with the keys still in the ignition. It would get rid of the "always breaking down and needing to fix it with spare parts" scenario.

Come on Dale, treat yourself to brand, spanking new RV!! Compliments of Zombie Motor Inc.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #65 on: October 24, 2011, 08:55:18 am »
Maybe it's got something to do with following the graphic novel? Dunno. Thought the same thing. Look around, lot's to choose from. I'd do like Zombieland... get a badass Hummer or something of that caliber.

But they've stated they have deviated from the story many times already. So keeping the RV because of the original story... not fitting in.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #66 on: October 24, 2011, 09:04:38 am »
We've talked about this before, but one issue that is bugging me about Walking is that with each new episode, the Walkers are moving faster and faster. Last night they were practically sprinting. They are inconsistent with what they established in Episode 1 of Season 1 up to last night. I won't be shocked at all when the Finale of Season 2 rolls around, all the Walkers will have figured out how to teleport from one location to the next so all they have to do is just calculate where their victims are running toward and just pop up at the designated spot and chomp away.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #67 on: October 24, 2011, 12:37:30 pm »
Kirkman (Director) addressed this last night on the Talking Dead. And since the whole show is rather light hearted, it was a quick answer with, The Walking Dead landscape assumes none of the George Romero Dead movies. None of the slow lumbering zombies. Kirkman talked about the more recent dead had better capabilities. None could flat out sprint, but walk/trot much faster than those dead for some time.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #68 on: October 24, 2011, 01:29:52 pm »
I'm trying to remember the few movies that had the Zombies moving around at the speed of light, but I can't pin point them. Was it the Resident Evil films? Any other ones?
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #69 on: October 24, 2011, 02:07:56 pm »
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I'm trying to remember the few movies that had the Zombies moving around at the speed of light, but I can't pin point them. Was it the Resident Evil films? Any other ones?

Fast moving have appeared in other movies like Return of the Living Dead and others. But the movie that opened some eyes and really changed it all was 28 Days Later... and some argue those are not zombies, but enraged infected people. Anyway, since that introduction of fast moving zombies, a lot of zombie movies since then make them available, including some in Romero's movies.

I myself never understood the horror of slow moving zombies and the only time it horrified me was putting one self in corner
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hordes of them.
Beyond that, I thought slow moving brain eaters were kind of... just be aware of them.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2011, 10:14:13 pm »
Save The Last One



They finally got the episode done right this season. It had the perfect balance between the Walkers and the gang out trying to survive. Very intense driven episode and some really nice editing, especially the crosscutting scenes between Shane shaving his head and the flashback to what happened to Otis...

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #71 on: October 31, 2011, 09:57:44 am »
I enjoyed this episode too… lots of stuff going on between pairs of characters. I guess I was kinda thinking what happened between Shane and Otis, but thought… Nooooo.

I’ve got one thing burning in the back of my mind. How is it the farm is like an oasis? I don’t believe there are any fences up… or big enough fences to keep walkers out? We’ve seen Walkers tear down fences, but I guess because their desire for flesh. Maybe if they were just wandering, they are like cows? What prevents even one Walker wandering onto the farm.?

The farm is not even prepared for any kind of conflict. Windows, doors, lights, hot water!!!. What’s going on with the farm?
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #72 on: October 31, 2011, 12:24:48 pm »
Farms are about the most boring places on the planet. No Walker would be caught dead there.

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #73 on: October 31, 2011, 01:03:35 pm »
Grrrrrrrrr

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anyway

I was looking for something creepy to watch this weekend and picked up The Mist to watch… again. I like this movie more and more I watch it. It’s beyond the scary and really notice the sub-texts that drives this movie into what the real human nature might be. Pretty scary.

Anyway, The Mist is Frank Darabont directing. I suddenly noticed this time all the actor/characters he brought on board for the Walking Dead. The characterization is perfectly mimicked in the Walking Dead.

Melissa Suzanne McBride is the Mom with Kids that needs to get home


Laurie Holden is one of the sane main characters that’s maintains hope, yet critical

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Jeffrey DeMunn is one of the men on board with surviving in a logical manner.


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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #74 on: October 31, 2011, 04:10:12 pm »
and speaking of Melissa McBride... Q&A - (Carol)

Melissa McBride, who plays Carol on The Walking Dead, describes how playing her character is like witnessing a car wreck and imagines the kind of zombie-killing arsenal that would suit her.

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Q: What was your reaction when they told you that Sophia would disappear this season?

A: I was shocked! It's been a thrill to play it out. And I'm anxious to see what happens when this gets resolved.

Q: How do you keep yourself level-headed on set when going through so many emotional swings?

A: Well it can certainly wear on my emotions a bit, but I have a strategy to just be able to let it go and breathe it out. Playing Carol is almost like witnessing a car wreck. It didn't happen to you but you still have the sense of having witnessed this kind of terrible thing. As the day wears on, it kind of wears off a little. I also really love this part -- I have a great interest in psychology and I enjoy trying to figure out what happens with Carol to elicit her reactions to things.

Q: What's the most interesting part about playing Carol?

A: What's interesting now is her daughter has gone missing and this is her whole life, but also she's experiencing guilt about the search for this daughter that is bringing this group of people into some really horrifying circumstances that who knows if they would have gotten into had this not happened.

Q: Has it made you self-conscious about the way you interact with people in your life?

A: When people help me out, even with something like a move or a ride to the airport, I'm always thinking "Are you sure it's ok? Are you sure you don't mind?" Along those terms, it is incredible what the characters of The Walking Dead are doing. I don't think Carol can't help thinking if it hadn't been for her and her daughter, the group wouldn't be in this situation.

Q: You used to work as a casting director. What do you think the secret to good casting on a show like The Walking Dead is?

A: The actors themselves have to have something that's innate within them, something very instinctive.

Q: Can you size up the cast of the actors on the show?

A: To be quite honest, these characters are perfectly cast with the actors on the show. It's such a talented cast and it's enjoyable to see people matched up so well.

Q: Have you ever petitioned the producers or the writers for more scenes with good news for Carol?

A: Is there good news in the apocalypse? [Laughs] I don't know if that's possible!

Q: Carol doesn't ever have a weapon and has not yet killed a zombie this season. Are you eager to get a part of the zombie killing action?


A: I kind of do! I was talking one of the producers the other day and she said she was walking through the farmhouse and she found a little basket with some knitting needles in there. Wouldn't that be kind of cool for Carol? A couple of knitting needles through some zombie's head, a little slip-stitch. [Laughs] Carol should have a tool belt with knitting needles and an iron skillet -- we've got to get her a weapon!
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