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Title: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on August 08, 2011, 01:53:47 pm
The Walking Dead (Season 2)

October 16, 2011

Love this show and from all account the first season was quite the blockbuster success.

Try to keep up the show's activities.

Dispactch from amctv.com (http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2011/08/ernest-dickerson-interview.php)

Ernest Dickerson, the director for Episodes 2 and 3 of Season 2, shares his secret for surviving the wilds of rural Georgia, explains what The Walking Dead has in common with The Wild Bunch and describes trying to outdo Season 1's guts. New Dispatches From the Set are released every week throughout the production.


Q: What was the inspiration to direct two episodes back-to-back for Season 2?

A: It was the set of the highway, which was going to be common to both episodes. So we felt it would be better to shoot all of that for Episodes 2 and 3 at one time because that was going to be the last time that the government was going to let us block off the road. Artistically, it was better to keep it all together. So part of the day I would be shooting Episode 2 and the other part I would be shooting scenes from Episode 3. It got kinda crazy juggling both episodes but it seemed to work. These shows are always fun to do -- they're just difficult. We always had to protect ourselves from ticks and snakes and poison ivy and poison oak and poison sumac along with the weather and uneven ground, all kinds of stuff.

Q: Did any of those afflict you personally?

A: No, I wound up being okay. My fiancée hinted me to the fact that peppermint soap is one of the best things to deter ticks and a lot of other insects, so I was showering with that every night and every morning and shampooing with peppermint shampoo. Usually mosquitoes love me, but I had no problems with the bugs. It turns out everybody that did not use the peppermint soap wound up finding ticks on them whenever they went home.

Q: You cut your teeth working with Spike Lee, and are known for directing urban stories. What was it like to be shooting in rural Georgia?

A: Yeah, I did all those urban films, but I've been a student of good horror since I was a kid. It was also good to get back to the woods because I used to go out camping quite a bit when I was younger. It's interesting shooting in the woods: Like any different environment, you have to go and just adapt. So we just dragged all of our tools and equipment into the woods and tried to make it through the day.

Q: You've said one of your greatest influences was Alfred Hitch****. Is there anything about your work on The Walking Dead that's reminiscent of him?

A: Well, Hitch**** was a master visual storyteller. He believed in something that he called "pure cinema," where the dialogue is almost superfluous. And I do try to tell the story as visually as I possibly can. For The Walking Dead, most of my influence comes from Westerns. Everything is there: Our main characters are pioneers trying to survive in a strange new world, the rules of which they're learning every single day; it's a hostile environment and they're trying to hold on to a semblance of civilization. And that's what westerns are about, especially the films of John Ford and Sam Peckinpah. The Searchers, The Wild Bunch, they influenced me quite a lot.

Q: You directed last season's Episode 5, where Andrea had to kill the zombified Amy. Did anything compare to that intensity in these episodes?


A: I'm really proud of that scene because it was beautifully written and just working it out with Laurie Holden on how to play it worked out really well. I think we got some pretty good scenes this time also: We have a walker autopsy. When we were shooting it, I kept wondering if it's gross enough. I can get pretty critical because I know what everything is, and that this is just plastic or rubber, so is it gross enough? I was actually trying to outdo the episode from last year where Rick and Glenn had to smear the zombie guts on themselves. [Laughs]

Q: What was your favorite aspect of being on set?

A: I think one of the reasons I'm a director is I'm 60 years old, but I'm still a big kid. And hopefully everybody else that I'm playing with feels the same way. Honestly, that's one of the things that I feel is my job as a director, to allow the actors to feel like they can play and try things and bring things to their characters as long as it works with the script. So I think the big kid in me tries to make sure -- as tough as it is, because it is tough -- that everybody's having a pretty good time doing it.

Q: What has The Walking Dead taught you about surviving the apocalypse?

A: Have lots of canned food, lots of bottled water, peppermint soap, and watch your back. Usually people that don't watch their backs, those are the ones that get jumped and eaten by the zombies.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on August 08, 2011, 01:59:06 pm
(http://media.amctv.com/photo-gallery/TWD-Season-2-Production-Photos/Male-Walker-760.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 02:10:27 pm
I have this on hold at the Library. I'm down to #2 on the wait list. Other than the free Pilot episode shown on AMC's website, I have been in the dark with this one. It's funny, but I have seen more of both Comic Con presentation last year as well as this year than I have of the show itself.

D'oh!! :-[
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on August 08, 2011, 02:21:53 pm
I forget your take on Zombie flicks. This is character driven and just enough Zombie and gore to keep interested. There are one or two episodes with very little zombie action. I remember the hour going very quickly. Hope you enjoy it.

This season sounds like more zombie mayhem yaaaaa
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 02:24:50 pm
I forget your take on Zombie flicks. This is character driven and just enough Zombie and gore to keep interested. There are one or two episodes with very little zombie action. I remember the hour going very quickly. Hope you enjoy it.

This season sounds like more zombie mayhem yaaaaa

Well, from what I gathered at the Con it is definitely going to be more gore than Season 1. But I don't know how far AMC can push the gore or not. I know it's cable, but I'm interested to see just how far they are willing to go.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on August 11, 2011, 07:48:28 am
The Walking Dead in trouble?

It's always hard to figure out who's the good guy and who's the bad guy in a public fistfight. I personally have heard stories from various camps regarding "The Walking Dead", AMC's live-action series based on Robert Kirkman's incredible comic. All that I was able to deduce, and reported way before the press got ugly, was that showrunner Frank Darabont and AMC were head-to-head with steam spouting out of their ears. My outside observation was the show wasn't living up to its potential, therefore I blame the showrunner -- but a new feature piece in the Hollywood Reporter suggests that maybe AMC is to blame by taking on a project too big for their own britches.

They tease: "The cast is "scared," the crew is crushed after Darabont is canned while working to fix an episode that a director turned in with unusable footage..."

Inside you'll find a few blurbs out of this massive article that could shed some light on the issues at hand, and why the show could eventually fall flat on it's face.

...There also have been no public comments from the cast, and a source with knowledge of the situation says AMC has been "terrorizing" them and their representatives to discourage them from speaking out on Darabont's behalf. "They're scared," confirms another insider. "They're on a zombie show. They are all really easy to kill off."


...What remains a central mystery, even to those closely involved, is what triggered AMC's move to fire Darabont. As noted, AMC's decision to cut the budget dated to the previous fall, when the network instructed Darabont to produce 13 episodes for a second season, up from six for the first season, for less money. Not only would the show get a lower budget, but AMC also decided that Walking Dead would no longer reap the benefit of a 30 percent tax credit per episode that came with filming in Georgia. Now the network was going to hold on to that money.

What is also hugely significant is that Walking Dead is the only show AMC owns, which means the network bears all the financial risk (and could reap much greater rewards in success). That is not the kind of chance that the network had been willing to take before. AMC developed Mad Men and even fully financed a pilot before the company decided that the cost of the first season, about $25 million, was too much to bear. So AMC sold the idea to Lionsgate and licensed it from the studio. Lionsgate owns Mad Men, and Sony Television owns Breaking Bad

...But this source says that AMC had its own ideas about how to make the show more cheaply. The show shoots for eight days per episode, and the network suggested that half should be indoors. "Four days inside and four days out? That's not Walking Dead," says this insider. "This is not a show that takes place around the dinner table." That was just one of what this person describes as "silly notes" from AMC. Couldn't the audience hear the zombies sometimes and not see them, to save on makeup? The source says Darabont fought "a constant battle to keep the show big in scope and style."


This is some absolutely remarkable stuff as the article suggests that AMC took on a project that was too big for them to afford, and thus it's forcing budget cuts and idiotic executive decisions such as tightening the scope. The last time I read a story this depressing, it was regarding HBO's "Deadwood," which died a similar death. The fact that AMC execs are more focused on tightening the budget than doing what's best for the show is the biggest red flag of all. I'm truly scared that "The Walking Dead" is (literally) on its last leg...
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2011, 07:59:53 am
Well since I have been avoiding most spoilers regarding the show till I watch Season 1, I am somewhat shocked to see that they fired Frank Darabont. Am I reading that right? Ya don't mess with the dude that gave us Shawshank Redemption.  >:(
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2011, 08:01:20 am
FYI, my Library notice says that Season 1 is in route to my local branch. It's been 2 days already! Sheesh!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on August 11, 2011, 08:30:20 am
Take the info with a grain of salt, it is unverfied heresay... but ya never know. I hear stories about Studio's controlling the product all the time, more power over the director kinda thing. It sounds like a complicated mess.

I try not to pass around rumor stuff, but thought this was significant.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2011, 07:48:14 pm
The Walking Dead Essential Guide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC06GvRnI7M&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on August 17, 2011, 02:30:00 pm
Anthrax's Scott Ian Blogs About His 'The Walking Dead' Zombie Experience

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From bloody disgusting...

Although there were no other details, we were the first to tell you that Anthrax's Scott Ian was transformed into a zombie on the set of the now-filming second season f AMC's "The Walking Dead".

The other day Ian took to his official blog (http://scott-ian.com/2011/08/16/hey-scott-do-anything-fun-last-week/) where he detailed the experience and posted a assault of behind-the-scenes imagery.

"Next was making sure I could convincingly walk like a corpse. I just did what felt natural, started with a broken ankle which would cause me to lean, let my arm swing like dead weight, head forward, blackened teeth (Black Tooth!) gnashing. I showed my walk to zombie pro Joe (didn’t get his last name) and he approved. He said I looked dead! No walking notes." said Ian. "No zombie faux pas (typical rookie mistake would be arms up like Frankenstein). I guess I am just genetically wired to play the undead," he jokes. Click the link for more images and the full blog.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2011, 02:38:19 pm
I like Scott Ian. He is cool and it's only fitting that he end up as a Zombie.  ;D
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 21, 2011, 11:05:07 am
iFanboy - Episode #223 - Robert Kirkman at San Diego Comic-Con 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XkMau0Zg7w

Very entertaining interview with Robert Kirkman, the writer/creator of The Walking Dead.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on August 23, 2011, 09:48:06 am
from bloodydisgusting

'The Walking Dead' Special Makeup FX Artist Greg Nicotero

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Q: Congratulations on your Emmy nomination. What do you think made The Walking Dead stand out?

A: Thank you! I think we were able to push prosthetics into a place that we hadn't seen on TV before, in terms of the caliber of design and sculpture. There's nothing television about The Walking Dead. Last year we shot six mini-movies, and they just happened to play on television. And what I thought the most successful aspect of it was, people couldn't figure out exactly how we did it. Take Bicycle Girl. There were people who thought she was an animatronic puppet. There were people who thought we dug a hole in the grass. No one could really put their finger on how it was done. And as far as I'm concerned, that's what I want to feel when I see a movie.

Q: Have you created any signature zombies for Season 2 akin to Bicycle Girl?

A: If I tell you about it, it gives the gag away! But I will say one of the signature zombies we did for this season took us five weeks to build and is the most elaborate thing we did on the show. And we were working on it up to an hour before we were shooting it on-set. But there's a lot more to do this season in regards to the way the story propels itself forward. There's one thing that's really interesting that they've established, which is this herd mentality -- the idea that they travel in these big packs and that there could be hundreds and hundreds of walkers in these herds. The first episode we come upon one of these herds and it's just terrifying.

Q: How has the makeup evolved from Season 1 to Season 2?

A: We really only had six episodes to get our feet wet last year. So when we wrapped Season 1, I made a list of dos and don'ts for the zombie world in terms of things I wanted to change for next year to make the makeups hold up better and to make them feel fresh and original. We sculpted a whole bunch of new zombie prosthetic pieces, we made new contact lenses. We sort of upgraded everything that we had from last year.

Q: What kinds of dos and don't did you come up with?

A: Here's a perfect example: There's a fine line between gluing a wound on someone's cheek and making them look like they're decomposing. So the first thing that we did is I had our sculptors create some prosthetic pieces that would go over the brow and onto the cheekbones. So it would make the eyes look a little more sunken in and make the bone structure look more pronounced -- we've been using those pieces a lot more than we were last season. So we're getting more of a skull-like look to the walkers. Now we have a lot more ammunition in our arsenal. You look at the graphic novel and there's always exposed teeth. So instead of having to make dentures for everybody, we came up with a way to be able to put teeth in any zombie that we want in order to make them look like that grinning skull where their lips are rotting away.

Q: You just finished filming The Walking Dead webisodes. What was that like?

A: Oh it was great. It was so much fun. At the end of last year Frank asked if I was interested in directing an episode. And I told him I'd love to, and then all of a sudden this idea came up about doing some webisodes. So one of the things I always found most interesting was analyzing how people handle the zombie outbreak as it's happening. And we looked at the Bicylce Girl character and there was so much sympathy generated from her zombie -- you look at her and yeah, she's a monster, but she's really sad and there was so much emotion involved that I thought, how great would it be to actually see her back story as a human? To see what sacrifices she makes in the last moments of her life before she's torn apart by walkers. I'm sort of referring to the webisodes as the appetizer before The Walking Dead airs.

Q: Will you also direct an episode later this season?

A: I am directing an episode this season. It's one of the last five episodes, but I don't know anything about it yet. It's driving me crazy. It's like Christmas morning and I'm locked in my bedroom and I can't come out until it's ready. My 30-year high school reunion is the weekend when my episode starts shooting. So all my friends have been like "Are you coming??" And I have to write to them and say, "I can't come. I'll be shooting zombies." And they'll be like, "Pfft. Figures. You never change."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa0tRQ2Q0Wk

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on August 24, 2011, 02:15:03 pm
Teaser trailers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAz9mejB7Yg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTF0pqetFK8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f5jd3I7vAI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rjzcgobuzs
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2011, 02:18:14 pm
Has Season 2 even started yet?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on August 24, 2011, 02:39:51 pm
Has Season 2 even started yet?

Not til spooky month
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on September 07, 2011, 06:52:01 am
a little over a month away

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The Walking Dead's executive producer and show-runner Glen Mazzara describes turning Rick into a bad guy, explains what The Walking Dead has in common with police dramas and shares the Number 1 rule for writing horror. New Dispatches From the Set are released every week throughout the production.

Q: How did your family react to the news you'd been named The Walking Dead's show-runner?

A: A lot of people are lining up to be zombies. I actually brought my sons over to Greg Nicotero's workshop, and part of me is I want to be made a zombie too. So maybe that will be a cameo some day, I don't know. My son seemed to have a lot of unique ways to kill zombies. None that I really am interested in putting on TV, but that's a big topic of conversation at the dinner table.

Q: You wrote Season 1 Episode 5, "Wildfire." How did that experience compare to helping craft a whole season's narrative arc?

A: Well, last year I wasn't available to staff Season 1. So I was offered a freelance, and really just enjoyed it. I saw what Frank's intention was with the show and sort of broke the story and wrote to fulfill that. So then this year he brought me on to staff and we hired a great writing staff and we really worked out the season arc. So a lot of it is just following that road map. There will certainly be surprises and deviations from that, but I think for the most part, the characters' journeys were discussed in depth at the beginning of the season. What's been surprising is that in the graphic novel the story that takes place on Hershel's farm is really only a few issues. We've been able to mine that for many episodes, and we're very excited about the depth to which we're able to push the characters, the different dynamics that we're able to explore.

Q: What particularly surprised you about this material?

A: Our approach to our group of survivors when they reach Hershel's farm is that they are a plague unto themselves. Nothing goes right for Hershel once Rick and his band show up. They make the zombie apocalypse look like kids in a candy story. What's interesting is that if this was a show solely about Hershel, Rick and his band would really be the antagonists. And that's been really surprising because every action that Rick and his band take is completely logical, but you'll certainly sympathize with Hershel.

Q: You've worked on several police dramas like The Shield. Is it strange to now be writing about a cop who is so far out of his element?

A: Not really. The Shield was a very character-driven, yet action-packed visceral show. So I find writing The Walking Dead to be very similar. It's about character moments and yet you have -- just like in an urban police drama -- anything could go wrong at any minute. One of the things that is different than the shows I've written in the past is that this is a horror show. And I am always cognizant of the fact that people are fighting for their lives and that you have those traditional scares from horror movies that you want to play in a fun, surprising way.

Q: What's the Number 1 rule of writing horror?

A: Keep the zombies scary. Zombies move slow and our guys have guns. So I have to make sure that our band is always threatened, that they're panicked. For this show to be scary, we need to be convinced that the zombies are winning. So we really push ourselves as writers to make sure that we are not playing the same gags over and over. That every zombie feels unique, they feel different, that we want each encounter with a zombie to be memorable and not just throwing in a zombie for the sake of throwing in a cheap thrill. I feel that we have to make sure our characters are always in jeopardy. There is an issue with writing a TV show where you can't kill off a main character every week--

Q: As much as Robert Kirkman would want to...

A: Yes exactly. And you can say that: "As much as Robert Kirkman would want to..." Quote yourself. So you have a lot of close calls and you need to make sure that those are scary and that they lead to character moments coming out of them.

Q: This is the second time you've run a show that's an adaptation of an existing property -- the first being Crash. What's the secret to an adaptation's success?

A: What's great about this adaptation is that Robert Kirkman is such a huge part of it. In Crash, the writers and director of the film were involved at certain points, not involved at others, and then when the show deviated from what they believed Crash meant, I had a problem as a show-runner. On this show Robert has been very open to letting us tell our own story. Robert sees them as two different works of art -- and they're not in conflict with each other. As long as it's good and as long as it's scary, he's happy.

Q: That said, what element from the comic are you most looking forward to adapting?

A: I am dying to meet the Governor.

Q: You just made every fanboy's day.

A: There you go. And can I say something about our fanboys? We have a fantastic scene in our fourth episode this season that I believe will make every fanboy happy. It'll give them hope that if they can make it through the zombie apocalypse, they can get laid off a hot chick too.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 07, 2011, 07:13:56 am
I was under the impression that Season 2 would premiere right around Halloween. Not the case here. October 16 it is.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on September 10, 2011, 03:03:28 am
Zombie Eyes (http://www.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/videos/inside-the-walking-dead-zombie-eyes)



Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on September 14, 2011, 07:59:19 pm
Walking Dead - Season 1 DVD The Complete First Season (3-Disc Special Edition)

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"Available in three versions (Special Edition DVD, Special Edition Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray Collector’s Tin), each set contains all six episodes of the first season and is loaded with NEW behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentaries, extra footage and the fan-requested black and white version of the pilot episode. In addition to the Blu-ray special edition, a limited edition collector’s tin contains an exclusive wearable zombie mask from NECA designed by the series own make-up artist, Greg Nicotero. The first 100,000 units of the Blu-ray and Limited Edition Collector’s Tin together includes an EXCLUSIVE Cryptozoic “The Walking Dead” trading card. "

"The Walking Dead: Season 1" hits DVD and Blu-ray on October 4th.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QSGoYEjHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on September 16, 2011, 10:15:32 am
Meet some of the cast members of the walking dead

Pics (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film/5258/gallery)

and a pretty cool, very creepy poster for season 2

(http://static.tvfanatic.com/images/gallery/the-walking-dead-season-2-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on September 16, 2011, 10:18:22 am
Greg Nicotero's 'Walking Dead' Role Expands, Web Series Premiere Set for October 3

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Greg Nicotero's role with AMC is expanding as the Emmy-winning special effects artist on AMC's "The Walking Dead" has inked a first-look deal to develop projects for the cable network, reports THR. Under the pact, Nicotero – who took home an Emmy on Saturday for his prosthetic makeup for the zombie series – has been named co-executive producer on the drama starring Andrew Lincoln. He'll also direct an episode during Season 2, which premieres next month.

In addition, an October 3 date has been set for the "Walking Dead" six-episode web series penned by John Espositio, which tells the origin story of "Bicycle Girl," the infamous "walker" from Season 1, as she struggles to survive and protect her family as the world begins to fall apart.

(http://www.buyzombie.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/greg-nicotero.jpg)

Nicotero also co-owns KNB EFX Group and his film, The United Monster Talent Agency, premiered last Halloween as part of AMC’s Fearfest. His credits include Day of the Dead and nearly 800 feature films.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 16, 2011, 11:32:05 am
Is AMC finally going to wise up and host the episodes online or what?

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: renojim on September 17, 2011, 10:55:51 am
Thanks for the articles Mac. I hope its all a lot of bla bla bla I would hate it if this show takes a dive. I did not know AMC does not own Mad Men and Breaking Bad

Looking forward to season two.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on September 19, 2011, 01:49:23 pm
Hey, that's what were all here for.

Today AMC unveiled the official Season 2 poster for The Walking Dead. The artwork features Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) running, with drawn revolver, toward a mysterious farmhouse. The Walking Dead's special 90-minute season premiere airs Sun., Oct. 16 at 9PM | 8C on AMC.

(http://static.tvfanatic.com/images/gallery/new-walking-dead-poster_401x595.jpg)

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Q: You directed the second episode of Season 1, "Guts." What's it like to go from downtown Atlanta to a rural farm?

A: There's a lot more bugs! And there's ticks! And gnats! And I'm covered in Deet all the time! I loaded up in Los Angeles, and I'm wearing all the bug-sprayed clothing that Amazon.com has been kindly delivering to me. But I would say that the biggest difference is the beauty, really. In the city, it has its own beauty but it has a lot of concrete and it was very hard and very severe: Skyscrapers, hard cement, that kind of thing. And then you come out here and you're in this gorgeous location -- everywhere you look is stunning, and I love the contrast to the horrible zombie world that we're in. So you've got the stark contrast between beauty and post-apocalyptic zombies and death.

Q: You've directed several episodes of (and are an Executive Producer on) AMC's Breaking Bad, which is known for depicting vast landscapes. Does this feel like more familiar territory?


A: We do shoot a lot in the desert in Breaking Bad. And there's a lot of starkness and it's gorgeous and a lot of light. Actually, I was looking at the light here the other day and it reminded me of New Mexico. It's just stunning when the sun's setting and rising. And a large part of that are the golden browns in the fields here.

Q: Last season you had to contend with rats. Which is worse: rats or bugs?

A: [Laughs] I knew you were going to ask me that. Hmm. I don't know, we haven't shot in the swamps yet. We went into the swamp to scout, and our driver Will had shorts and a T-shirt on. And we had to traipse through bushes and things like that. And Will is actually a biologist and he was telling us all about it and I was asking him about ticks while we were walking through these bushes, and he goes, "See, I've got ticks on me right now," and he took 10 ticks off his body. Also, the other day I was giving Jon Bernthal [Shane] notes and he pulled a tick off my neck. That was pretty gross. But rats were pretty bad, I have to say. Funny enough, I'd probably rather deal with this than rats. Greg Nicotero came up to me at lunch one day to show me the fake rat for approval, and I turned around and I just screamed. [Laughs]

Q: Your episode of The Walking Dead this season features a large action set-piece. How does it compare to the action scenes you've done on Breaking Bad?


A: I actually approach both of them the same way, which is I plan everything out ahead of time, like a military operation, basically. In order to really pull this off you've gotta be really prepared. This one is different, though, because there are a lot more people. I looked at the call sheet and I have never seen so many people on a call sheet before. You've got your cast, then you've got your hero zombies, then you've got your stunt zombies, and suddenly the entire page is filled with actors. It's a challenge, because it's a lot of coverage.

Q: What are some strategies you've picked up for filming such a complicated scene with so many people?

A: We actually had to think of a lot more logisitics: The amount of time it takes for the makeup, the amount of time it takes to resquib, the amount of people that we have to cover. So we came up with a plan to have different groups of zombies so that while we shoot one group we're squibbing the other, and while we're resquibbing the first group we turn around and shoot coverage on the shooters. I don't think you're gonna get everything you need unless you approach it that way. But also -- and this is the hard part for me -- you have to let go of some of your shots. Because you're not going to get everything. So right before lunch we got a fair amount of squibbing, but we don't have everything that I would like to have. But we made the decision to move on to the next piece of the puzzle, so at the very least we get the basic story and we can cut it together. And then hopefully, we can have enough time to go back and get some more zombie squibbing later.

Q: Your first The Walking Dead episode was named for its gore; this episode has a fair amount of blood and guts as well. Are you becoming desensitized to Greg Nicotero's handywork yet?

A: I always judge the effectiveness by the "ew" factor. I mean, it grosses me out -- I love looking at it first of all for the story, I know it's not real, but if I'm grossed out by it, that's awesome. I suppose I'm not used to it... I'm still not used to it, but I love it.

and new 30 second promo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aGugUaBHIc
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 19, 2011, 02:19:02 pm
Those bastards copied my Star Rating system, minus 1 Star.  ;D
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on September 19, 2011, 03:25:28 pm
 ;D

didn't notice... til now
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on September 22, 2011, 10:25:15 am
Ugh...

The Talking Dead

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AMC is launching "Talking Dead," the network's first live after show that will discuss AMC's series, "The Walking Dead," says Deadline.

The half-hour program, produced by Michael Davies' Embassy Row and hosted by Chris Hardwick, will premiere on October 16, immediately following the encore presentation of "The Walking Dead." Then beginning on Friday, November 4, the series premieres following "The Walking Dead's" encore presentation at 11 PM. The project was originally piloted last month.

"Talking Dead" will features Hardwick talking to fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts, recapping that most recent Dead episode, and taking questions and comments from viewers.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on September 26, 2011, 09:33:21 am
The Walking Dead's production designer Greg Melton explains how to devastate a stretch of Georgia highway, shares what goes into building a barn and explains what all that teaches him about surviving the apocalypse.

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Q: In Season 1, you created a devastated downtown Atlanta. For Season 2, you got a stretch of devastated highway. How did they compare?

A: They were pretty similar, actually as far as getting them organized, and doing your homework and getting the blocking and positioning of things that need to happen as the scene unfolds. We got really great cooperation down here from the Georgia Department of Transportation to shut down a big four-lane highway, which was the biggest thing -- we needed something major. Once we had that, it was just a matter of trying to figure out how many cars would tell the story. I think at one point, on our biggest day, we put almost 200 vehicles into that set, which was over a quarter of a mile long.

Q: And then you have to dress each of the vehicles...

A: Exactly. It's all people who are fleeing, so they're filled with bags and lots of stuff. And then it's been sitting there for weeks, so we have to come through and do a real heavy aging pass on everything. And then we trashed the highway. Literally. We were dumping bags and bags of trash and things. Everywhere you could see. We created two or three wrecks with burnt grass in the median. I love doing sets like that because you just stand out there and you start putting things around. There are only so many floor plans you can do. And then you gotta stand there in that space and just make it happen.

Q: What's been the biggest challenge in Season 2?

A: The biggest challenge was to find the perfect farm. Ever since the end of the first season, everybody's like "The Farm!" And I couldn't even think about it: Are we gonna build it? Are we gonna find something? Are we gonna find half of something and build the other half? It really all takes place here. Having said that, once we got it, there were still things we had to work into it like building the barn and then putting a position in for the camp for everyone to hang out. So between the house and the barn and the camp we created this nice sort of triangle of action and story.

Q: Did any work have to go into dressing the house, or are you shooting it as-is?

A: The exterior of the house, for the most part, we're shooting as is. We ended up basically emptying the entire inside of the house and redressing it for our needs as Hershel's farmhouse. But the exterior of the house was perfect the way it was.

Q: Cinematographer David Boyd told us you designed the barn to look alive. What was the inspiration for that?

A: Initially there was some talk about maybe burning the barn, so I was real interested in giving the barn a kind of face. So it kind of had a personality and if we were going to do the burn it would be very dramatic to see this screaming face down in the meadow. But the approach, it's much like with the house -- the house at first glance is just sort of this beautiful setting and it's a lovely farmhouse. And then at times, there are certain ways you can shoot it, or find an angle and it can look very disturbing and menacing. And I wanted the barn to have the same feeling. Like, "Oh isn't that a lovely barn sitting out in the pasture," and then to find that way to tilt it into that sort of horror -- it's an ominous, dreadful place.

Q: The barn looks like it's been there 100 years, but is actually brand new. How did you achieve that look?


A: We actually bought an old roof off of a barn down here in Georgia and we got this beautifully aged and rusted tin roof that's been around for 80, 90 years. That aspect of it is old, but everything else is new. It's literally delivered brand new wood, and then we just did our aging passes with it. I wanted it to not be too dark because we're going to have nighttime work around it, so I kind of skewed it towards a more greyed out, washed out so it would catch moonlight.

Q: Having dressed all these sets, do you know what you'd do in the event of an apocalypse?


A: Yeah. It's interesting because as you go through this show you realize there's really nowhere to run. That's one thing I've learned about this apocalypse. And so I think I would probably hunker down in my own house and fortify it and try to ride it out. It's not like there's a hurricane coming that's gonna destroy the house. It's just, can you defend it? You might as well just stay put and protect yourself. Kind of the way Morgan did in the Pilot. He fortified the house and was able to live there and stay quiet. There's something to be said for that in a zombie apocalypse. [Laughs] Be quiet.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 29, 2011, 04:58:38 pm
The Walking Dead (Season 2 Promo #2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRq3HVTIJzs

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 03, 2011, 11:49:53 am
Watch the Episodes of the 'Walking Dead' Webseries (http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead/video#!type_minisode/season_2)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 03, 2011, 11:58:00 am
I plan on watching the webisodes a few days before the Season 2 premiere.

Yo Mac, any news of full episodes of Season 2 being online this season or what?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 03, 2011, 01:01:14 pm
I have not seen nuttin' on that. I'll keep an eye out for it though.

2 weeks bee-atches

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 03, 2011, 03:44:02 pm
I checked back on Hulu, where TWD has it's own page, which is a bit strange. Anyway, Hulu has a disclaimer saying they don't have the rights to air any episodes. I'm not surprised, but what is surprising is that they are allowed to show excerpts from the series. Oh well.....
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 10, 2011, 01:13:23 pm
Survivor? Zombie? With The Walking Dead Avatar Generator You Can Be Either or Both (http://www.facebook.com/TheWalkingDeadAMC?ref=ts&sk=app_121706047932713)

You need a facebook account... Grrrrrrrrr

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The world is over. The dead have risen. It's time to suit up -- on Facebook, that is. AMC is giving you the chance to see what you'd look like as a zombie or a zombie-hunter with The Walking Dead's Spread the Dead Avatar Generator. Decide whether you're alive or undead, male or female, then get to work on constructing your virtual self with physical features, clothing and, in the case of the walkers, wounds. Sound fun? Then get started with this Walking Dead Facebook app today!

(http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/TWD-Avatars-560.jpg)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 10, 2011, 01:17:31 pm
You need a facebook account... Grrrrrrrrr


Oh come on Mac! Join the countless other faceless people on Facebook. Become a minion too. I have FB, but I very rarely ever go on it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 10, 2011, 01:38:58 pm
N-n-n-na no

I don't think so social media breath. It would not benefit me in any way... except probably get me into trouble like I've seen with some friends.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 11, 2011, 06:22:46 am
Is The Walking Dead going to reintroduce fan favorite Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker), who went MIA in Season 1 after chopping off his cuffed hand to escape becoming zombie lunch? Sounds like November 13 could be the night. That's when the AMC series centers an entire episode around Merle's bad boy brother, Daryl (Norman Reedus).

"It's pretty much all Daryl on his own, in a hard-core man-versus-world psychological [quest] with inner turmoil and hints of 'Deliverance,'" reveals Norman. "You'll learn about his family and what it was like for him growing up, constantly put down and under the thumb of other people. You'll see him make some hard decisions and announce where his loyalties lie."

Might that be with brother Merle? "As much of an ass as Merle is, he's still my big brother," teases Norman. "But if I knew he was coming back, I couldn't tell you."
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 11, 2011, 09:04:30 am
Even though Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) only had the one episode in Season 1, I always had it in the back of my mind that he would definitely be popping up somewhere down the road. They actually set it up that way, so there never was any doubt for me that he wouldn't be back.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 12, 2011, 02:05:27 pm
The Walking Dead: Season 1 Recap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM1p87zlCXQ

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 13, 2011, 06:25:01 am
It would have been nice, like HBO does on occasion, weeks before the new season, play the entire previous season for a refresher.


But Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 13, 2011, 06:31:37 am
It would have been nice, like HBO does on occasion, weeks before the new season, play the entire previous season for a refresher.


But Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Not likely if they think it would cut into their DVD sales.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 13, 2011, 08:05:07 am
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Not likely if they think it would cut into their DVD sales.

That's one of train of thought... I actually use to think that way. More today I lean towards 'promotional material'. A reminder, you could own this and watch when ever you want.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 14, 2011, 03:55:03 pm
I watched a few of those webisodes. Man, those were painfully bad. The actors were horrible, especially the dude playing the father. I'm talking about "this is my first time acting in front of a camera, so I'm going to overact to make up for any skills that I don't possess" kind of bad. Did they not audition people for these parts or did they just offer them to family and / or friends instead?

Sheesh.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 15, 2011, 01:30:41 pm
I have my review of The Walking Dead: Volume 1 (Days Gone Bye)  (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/the-walking-dead-volume-1-(days-gone-bye)-robert-kirkman-tony-moore/msg2821/#msg2821) up now.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 16, 2011, 07:21:05 am
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It would have been nice, like HBO does on occasion, weeks before the new season, play the entire previous season for a refresher.


But Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Huh, whatdayaknow... AMC IS showing all of season 1 today before the season 2 opener this evening.

But, it is too gorgeous of a day to be inside. Fall is coming with frigid temps and I'm getting out and taking advantage.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 16, 2011, 07:41:59 am
Nice.

I have to work, so this fits in nicely, even though I don't really like watching TV anymore as I prefer getting all my feeds online and watching it on my awesome Monitor. Okay, I'm rambling again. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/LoserYahooMessengersVersion.gif)

If it wasn't made clear, I will be making an exception today and watching the marathon. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_smile.gif)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 16, 2011, 07:44:35 am
In a way, I envy you. Would love to watch them all again. Oh well

Review of new season. Some spoilers possibly...

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 17, 2011, 06:04:14 am
What Lies Ahead (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)
Season 2 Premier Opener

I probably should have been watching the Cardinals kicking Milwaukee's ass and nail it for entry into the world series.... Nah, I like horror movies way more than sports.

Man, what a solid episode. The tension, the zombies, intense, gory, fun. Let's face it, this show will only survive off of good story telling. Scary and gore and creepy only flies for so long. There are several subtext going that are highly interesting and we the viewers are just waiting for them to come to a head. Several nice unforeseen events happen too to keep us engaged. If they can maintain this kind of storytelling, this will become even more successful than it has been.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 17, 2011, 06:14:03 am
The Talking Dead - After Show (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

With Host Chris Hardwick, author of Walking Dead Robert Kirkman and guests director (Dawn of the Dead) James Gunn and comedian Patton Oswalt.

I didn't know what to expect of this show. Initially it sounded silly. But I was totally surprised at the the outcome. These guys took no prisoners and asked those questions we had. No sugar coating... why was their a cars suddenly all over the highway? why didn't the walkers smell the humans? Etc... Patton Oswalt just provided the levity without being totally distracting.

I thought the author Kirkman, was easily the weakest part. It's like he really didn't want to be there on web conference (they were in LA, he was in New York). Thankfully it was just a few minutes.

It was a bunch of guys sitting around casually talking about what we just watched. It worked. I liked it.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 17, 2011, 10:59:52 am
What Lies Ahead

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

Zombies in church? Sitting in pews? Let me guess, they were there to worship...George A. Romero, huh? (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_wink.gif)

Now onto the episode. For something in which a whole lot of nothing happened, I came away from it completely satisfied. By nothing, I mean that they are stuck out in the middle of the woods and have yet to even start their long trek to Fort Benning as their next destination. It's these kinds of episodes that make this show and others like it better in the long run. Getting to know the characters is the best way build rapport with so that you actually care about what happens to them. It makes all the difference from "I hope they can get away" to that of "I hope they all get eaten alive".

If there is one criticism I have about What Lies Ahead is that they have suddenly given the Walkers, "Carl Lewis" speed. Last season they had established they are very slow moving Zombies, yet when they are chasing Sophia and Rick through the woods in this episode, they were a whole lot faster. Next season I'm sure the Walkers will get popped for HGH and Steroid use. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif)

Now for the cliffhanger...

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 17, 2011, 11:01:34 am
The Talking Dead - After Show (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)


I got no Talking Dead after-show here. They just replayed the Season Premiere episode right after it's initial airing. Bah!!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 17, 2011, 12:27:11 pm
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If there is one criticism I have about What Lies Ahead is that they have suddenly given the Walkers, "Carl Lewis" speed. Last season they had established they are very slow moving Zombies, yet when they are chasing Sophia and Rick through the woods in this episode, they were a whole lot faster.

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 17, 2011, 12:28:51 pm
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I got no Talking Dead after-show here. They just replayed the Season Premiere episode right after it's initial airing. Bah!!

Yes, they replayed the episode twice and then they broadcast the Talking Dead in the late evening. Check your schedule to see if they will replay it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 17, 2011, 12:30:52 pm
Q & A with Shane Walsh

The actor who plays Shane Walsh, Jon Bernthal, describes the various mannerisms that make Shane unique and dishes on which survivor he would most want by his side in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

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Q: I didn't think this was possible, but the walkers have gotten even more terrifying this year.

A: Greg Nicotero is the best in the business, we all know that. Last year he blew all of our minds by turning gruesome vulgarity into beautiful art. What I'm seeing this season is that there's a specificity with each zombie. You can actually tell who they were before they got infected and how they got infected and where they were bit. I think that's really what we're trying to do with the show: nothing is taken for granted.

Q: A lot of people all have dreams about work. Do you ever have dreams about walkers, or dreams that you're in character?

A: Yeah, I do. And I hate zombies. Call me a silly method actor but you spend all day hunting them and killing them and running from them and there you go. I love the people that create them and the people that play them, but the zombies themselves I hate. When I go to a publicity event and there's some guy paid to be a zombie for the night and they walk up to me, my first instinct is to take their heads off.

Q: Shane always gets to tote the big guns. Do you enjoy acting with a gun on set? Are you gun person?

A: You know I do love Shane's shotgun. In real life I kind of have a shotgun similar to it, but I'm not a huge gun guy. Only thing about Shane's gun is it's super loud and attracts other zombies. We shoot blanks on set and there's still a good kickback.

Q: Shane and Rick have a love-hate relationship. Do you have a lifelong friend like that?

A: Man I think a lot of people have that relationship with me!

Q: Have you enjoyed playing a character with a dark side this season?


A: I think that Shane really has figured out that in this world it's all about making hard decisions. If you have a group of people and you're trying to survive what do you do if one person is holding you back? Do you get rid of that person? Or do you do the "right thing" and keep that person alive? I think Shane has discovered this new world order; he discovered it in Season 1 when he beat Ed up down by the water in Season 1 or when he trained the gun on Rick. Things like guilt and shame -- are those valuable emotions in this world, or do they actually have no place in them? I love those themes of the show.

Q: Shane is the only character with a sex scene thus far. Do you give Andrew Lincoln a hard time because of it?

A: I never have, but now that you said that I'll be sure to do it today.

Q: You used to play high school football -- and we hear you get to be back on a football field this year for an upcoming episode. What was it like?

A: It's great, that was down at Newton High and they have a really good team. I grew up in Washington DC and while high school football is important there, down here it's huge. It's like religion, the teams are serious! One of the things I really wanted to do this season was go to a game.

Q: What's the biggest prank you ever pulled in high school?

A: Man ours were pretty vulgar, I don't know if I want to talk about our pranks. The first thing I thought of I definitely can't say.

Q: Shane has a very distinctive walk. He also rubs his head a lot. Are those Shane or Jon gestures?

A: No man, I hope that what I'm doing is Shane. I've tried to find mannerisms for him, especially this season. He has things he does when he gets nervous or agitated. Shane is constantly boiling and constantly at war with himself, and I think that these gestures and movements come out of what's going on inside of him.

Q: If you had to be stuck with only one of the characters from the show in a zombie apocalypse who would it be and why?

A: Daryl Dixon. I think Shane kind of figures that out this season as well. I think he's an enormously valuable member of the group. He can do things and he's down to do things that a lot of the other members aren't.

Q: Do you personally feel like you're better prepared for a zombie attack now?

A: Yeah I do, because I think there's definitely some things I know now that I didn't know then. But I gotta tell you, when you really let your mind go there and you think about the ins and outs of what would go down, I think we'd really all be screwed.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 17, 2011, 12:48:54 pm
Why am I the only one that thinks that out of an entire population of Zombies, that Shane is the most dangerous of them all? I would not follow someone like that...a powder keg, just a match a way from blowing up We've already seen what's underneath his bravado from last season. 1) He lies about Rick being dead so that he can lay claim to Lori 2) He lures Rick out into the woods with the intent of killing him and is a hair's trigger away from doing it, but only stops when he realizes that Dale is nearby and 3), the attempted **** of Lori.

Yeah, I rather travel with Zombies instead of that nut job around.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 17, 2011, 01:08:08 pm
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Why am I the only one that thinks that out of an entire population of Zombies, that Shane is the most dangerous of them all? I would not follow someone like that...a powder keg, just a match a way from blowing up We've already seen what's underneath his bravado from last season. 1) He lies about Rick being dead so that he can lay claim to Lori 2) He lures Rick out into the woods with the intent of killing him and is a hair's trigger away from doing it, but only stops when he realizes that Dale is nearby and 3), the attempted **** of Lori.

Yeah, I rather travel with Zombies instead of that nut job around.

Very interesting. I just finished up the Monsters In The Movies (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/books/what-your-reading/msg2866/#new) - Landis book in the What are you reading, and the Author kept asking the same question to all the key interviews... What is a monster? Almost all go onto say the worst is the human monster. Reiterating your fear here. Monsters are fantasy's. But human monsters are real and living among us.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 17, 2011, 01:08:15 pm
IGN's Walking Talking Dead (Season 2 Episode 1 Review)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWkz6jjOtUk

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 17, 2011, 01:16:42 pm
Not a bad, very quick recap and commentary. I guess for the short attention span theater mind set. Ya, these shows are only intended to be watched after watching the episode. Because it’s all about spoilers and that discussion of what happened.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 17, 2011, 01:23:44 pm
'The Walking Dead' Sets Cable Record. Are You Surpised?

by bloodydigusting.com (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/26773)

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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.)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 24, 2011, 02:01:06 am
Bloodletting

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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....

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac 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?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac 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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on October 24, 2011, 12:37:30 pm
Kirkman (Director) addressed this last night on the Talking Dead (http://www.amctv.com/shows/talking-dead/video). 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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 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?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac 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
or
hordes of them.
Beyond that, I thought slow moving brain eaters were kind of... just be aware of them.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 30, 2011, 10:14:13 pm
Save The Last One

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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...

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac 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?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 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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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac 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
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Laurie Holden is one of the sane main characters that’s maintains hope, yet critical

And

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

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac 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!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 07, 2011, 09:04:14 am
Damn it!! My DVR didn't record last nights episode!!! When are the reruns usually during the week?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 07, 2011, 10:05:46 am
On AMC, looks like Friday night, early saturday morning and then again right before the new episode Sunday Evening (http://www.amctv.com/schedule#series/The-Walking-Dead)

Only one Zombie kill and it's a good'n.

Oh, the character stories were pretty good too. Some slow moments and a twist or two. They slightly got into a 'God' discussion. It could have been so much more, but it was just a small blip. Rick really didn't push it.

Still not getting the peaceful farm situation. The group mentioned Walkers straggling on, but it didn't go beyond that.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 07, 2011, 10:21:05 am
By the by, here's a behind the scenes look (http://www.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/videos/inside-the-walking-dead-the-well-walker). I would suggest you not watch it until you've seen the episode.

It it kinda funny to watch the guy talk normal in a zombie suit.

Also comments posted here might have some relevance and spoilers.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 07, 2011, 01:17:54 pm
SPOILER ALERT~~~~SPOILER ALERT~~~~SPOILER ALERT~~~~SPOILER ALERT~~~~


Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 07, 2011, 01:19:47 pm
I forgot all about the Move tag. I don't think I've ever seen anyone use it to the best effect as you have here. Props. Staying away from spoilers till I can watch last nights episode on...I guess this Friday.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 07, 2011, 04:24:37 pm
Small spoiler coded in here...

Steven Yeun

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Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn on AMC's The Walking Dead, explains the trouble with keeping secrets then dishes on his first on-screen sex scene...in this series at least.

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Q: How has Season 2 been different from the first for you?

A: I think there was a learning curve. We kind of had the pressure trying to recreate the chemistry that everyone had from the very beginning, but we figured it out. And once we figured it out, we fell right back into our groove.

Q: You spent some time at the legendary Second City in Chicago. How has your experience at the comedy club helped you on The Walking Dead?

A: If anything it's the improv training that's helped. It's nice to take a step back from a script and think about how you would say something personally -- and then apply that. What's cool about the show is that it stretches me in ways that I wasn't stretched at Second City. On the show you kind of have to kill jokes. You can't play them too big or it breaks the reality of the situation. So they'll write a joke in the script, but you have to just drop it and put it on the ground and say it as realistically as possible.

Q: Do your former Second City cohorts approve of your move from comedy to horror?

A: If you work in Chicago in the improv scene, anyone is happy for you if you get a job. Doing anything. We're barely scraping by!

Q: You stated once that your parents were upset when you told them you were not going to be a doctor or lawyer. Have they come around yet?

A: Oh absolutely. They're now on full-throttle brag mode. They're Korean parents, and they just wanted me to have a structured, safe life and when I told them I wanted to do this they were worried that I'd be struggling. This industry is up and down, but right now they don't have to worry about me.

Q: Glenn has to get a "secret" product for Lori. Has anyone ever confided in you in a similar way? Are you good at keeping secrets?

A: People do confide in me! Those moments are terrifying because you have information and so much weight that doesn't have anything to do with you. I'm good at keeping secrets, but if it's not something super serious I usually tell people not to tell me because I'll tell someone else.
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Q: Was it your first love scene on camera?

A: No it wasn't. But I don't really mind if people don't see the first one and count this as my first one.

Q: Tell me a little bit about the scene where they send Glenn into the well. Was that you lowered in there?


A: That day was crazy! It was a harness that they attached to a rope that was lowered down into a 25-foot actual well that they built. The harness couldn't be thick and padded because it would show so they used belt straps right around my groin area and my waist. After the first hour I was like "This isn't so bad." And then we shot for twelve more hours. By the last take, I was so tired and they were like "You gotta flip out here!" That was a tough day, really earning your paycheck.

Q: Do you appreciate that Glenn always seems to get sent on the toughest missions?

A: I think it's in his wheelhouse. There's a common theme of: "We don't know what to do, Glenn what do we do? Why don't you do it?" Glenn's not going to say no because I think he wants to be a martyr or hero. If he goes, he goes out in a blaze of glory; if he comes back then everybody loves him. But once romance happens you never know how you're going to reassess your priorities.

Q: Glenn can't play guitar, but we hear you can. Is it strange to pretend to pluck at an instrument you know so well?

A: Yeah man! In between takes I was playing it for real because I was like this is nonsense and I would purposely put it out of tune so I couldn't play it right. All I want to do is play it and jam out and have fun with it, but it's weird because I have to act like I can't. Hopefully it came off like I didn't play well instead of it being like cheesy remedial plucking.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 13, 2011, 10:09:23 pm
Cherokee Rose

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Hahaha. I never thought a Zombie-In-The-Well episode could be so much fun. But it was. Everything from making Glenn go down in the well to wrangle him a Zombie, to pulling up said Zombie to having him split in half was good stuff. To punctuate the moment they had T-Dog go to down on the remaining Zombie still looking for a plaything to hang with. SPLAT!!!!!

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Glenn gets his swerve on with Maggie, who by the way is the only chick on that show I would gladly get my swerve on with for sure. Yowza!!!! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_drool.gif)

Lori's got a thing for p*ssing in the dark. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif) She's pregnant. No shock there. It's Shane's baby. Also not a shock. He's an assh*le. Still not a shock.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 13, 2011, 10:19:33 pm
Chupacabra

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The second half of my 2 episode marathon tonight was a whopper. Merle returns! Kinda. In a scene right out of Rocky IV, Daryl see's Mickey, who tells him to get up, cause there's one more round, only to wake up to find a Zombie gnawing on his boot. CHOMP! CHOMP! CHOMP! A lot of good sh*t went down, but it was the ending that left me literally shouting at the TV "what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck?!"

Seriously, what the f*ck man!!! At first, when I saw Maggie's response that Glenn was going out to the barn to get some midnight luvin' and she makes a beeline for the barn to stop him, in my mind I'm like "oh, they kidnapped Sofia and are keeping her for whatever reason and that's why they want Rick and the rest of them off their property ASAP". That's what I thought. But then they reveal that....

SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*

Spoiler (hover to show)

FYI, the Rocky IV speech I just added because it goes well here. So cool your jets folks. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_smile.gif)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 14, 2011, 06:25:20 am
I had my suspicions about the whole farm thing. I didn’t even think about Sofia. But I think you kind of said it. The Family is keeping some walkers. Now who just might those walkers be? Hmmmmmm. Hershel displays to me such a God fearing well meaning character that even he would think God has reasons for members of his family becoming zombies.

The opening really had me confused at first. It took a little time trying to place the time of events. With all the cars jammed I was thinking this was where their van was, but there were way to many people. It was a cool sequence to see.
Glen knows way too much stuff about both troupes and this is going to get him in trouble, if not killed.

I let out a big ‘Oh Hell No’ when you realize a zombie was munching on the foot. Dayum.

Ol Daryl has a way of imagining things doesn’t he. Chupacabra… Merle.

I don’t know what to think of Shane’s character. Yea, he’s a scumbag, but if you were in that situation, those things he says make survival sense. Not emotional sense, but as he was pointing out, emotions can get you killed.

I am really liking the writing of the show. Excellent interactions between characters. All the scenario’s make sense. Nothing over the top, where it easily could go for a zombie show.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 14, 2011, 12:12:44 pm
IGN's Walking Talking Dead (Season 2 Episode 5 Review)

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

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 14, 2011, 01:16:11 pm
Yea, I don't know how this will work. No youtube and we haven't figured out the 'object' tag yet to share video's.

AMC's Talking Dead (http://www.amctv.com/shows/talking-dead/video)

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 14, 2011, 01:18:02 pm
Yea, I don't know how this will work. No youtube and we haven't figured out the 'object' tag yet to share video's.

AMC's Talking Dead (http://www.amctv.com/shows/talking-dead/video)

Try using [1html]INSERT VIDEO HERE[1/html]

EDIT: I had to add the 1 in those tags, otherwise they disappear. When you use the tags, just don't put that number in there.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 14, 2011, 01:21:33 pm
By the way, what's with Daryl's Ear Necklace?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 14, 2011, 01:25:00 pm
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Try using [1html]INSERT VIDEO HERE[1/html]

EDIT: I had to add the 1 in those tags, otherwise they disappear. When you use the tags, just don't put that number in there.

I couldn't get that to work
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 14, 2011, 01:26:33 pm
By the way, what's with Daryl's Ear Necklace?

His favorite movie is Universal Soldier. Duh! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/FU.gif)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 14, 2011, 01:27:42 pm
I couldn't get that to work

What code are you inserting? Link or embed? It's usually one or the other and never consistent from site to site.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 14, 2011, 01:45:30 pm
They have two different code lines. One is just the HTML, which does nothing accept a link. The other is using the 'object' code. At the other site, just placing that lengthy code in the text area here converted it to work to display the video. I don't understand all that.

Just looking for some way to display video, that is not youtube-centric
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 14, 2011, 02:06:05 pm
By the By, check this episode out of the talking dead. Very lively, funny and they bring up some tangent good discussions.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 14, 2011, 02:12:08 pm
I tired the link to see if it works. It doesn't. I don't see the object code you speak of, so I have no way of trying that out here to see what it does.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 16, 2011, 06:19:56 am
Q&A - Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon)

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Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC's The Walking Dead, talks about Daryl's zombie ear necklace and why it's impossible to not look cool with a crossbow.

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Q: "Chupacabra" is a pretty intense episode.

A: It's like Deliverance meets Motorhead.

Q: In this episode, Daryl has a necklace of ears. Were you pleased with the necklace?

A: It's a necklace of ears, man! Cutting off the ears is just Daryl getting angry and doing what he has to do to save himself. I love that he's still like that.

Q: Last year you told us your challenge was to make a racist likeable. Now your character is a fan favorite. Have you enjoyed the switch?

A: I've tried to make him more of a multi-layered character -- someone who can tear up and then try to knife you. He's kind of like this wet little coyote that doesn't know where he's at and people are trying to reach over and pet him and he snaps back.

Q: Last year you told us you had never used a crossbow before. You must be pretty comfortable with the thing by now?

A: [Laughs] I'm pretty well-versed in crossbow-ness by now, but I'm still figuring out new ways to use it all the time. These days I can flip it around my back or use it to prop a shotgun up. I've gotten good at running and shooting it, too. My latest accomplishment is that I can jump on a horse and hook the reins onto the horn of the saddle and flip it over my back and load and fire it while riding. You can't not look cool with a crossbow.

Q: The zombie actors must cringe when they have a scene with you.

A: You have to dry fire on set -- and it's with another wimpy crossbow, with the tension let out. If it's a close range zombie kill, like that episode where I roll over on my back and shoot a zombie who's on top of me, it's with that Nerf-like crossbow.

Q: Daryl is a survivalist and outdoors type of guy. Are you like that?

A: [Laughs] I've been camping and stuff, but if you left me in the woods I'd probably just curl up and cry until someone found me. I have to say living in Georgia while shooting The Walking Dead -- I love the country. I've been riding my motorcycle in my time off, not seeing anyone for hours. I love it here.

Q: Have you stumbled upon any hidden secrets in your travels around Georgia?

A: I also have an old truck -- a 1979 Ford F150 that has big wheels on it -- and what I've found out is that if you ride in the country in a truck, the other truck drivers wave to you. I love the politeness down here.

Q: Did you give Laurie Holden a hard time because her character shoots Daryl?

A: Yeah we had a big laugh about that. I was like "Laurie, I can't believe you did that!" She was like, "I was really sad, I swear!" She's become a good friend of mine. We've all become really tight on the show.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 16, 2011, 11:45:06 am
To jump on the zombie bandwagon, I'm going to buy this t-shirt from snorgtees (http://www.snorgtees.com/t-shirts/if-zombies-chase-us)

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 16, 2011, 11:47:29 am
Or you could just take a magic marker and write on the front of your shirt: "My name is Shane and I'm a d*ck" (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/mooning.gif)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 20, 2011, 10:07:54 pm
Secrets

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Dale just painted a huge Red X on his chest by confronting Shane and calling him out on the fact that he tried to kill Rick. This is only going to make Shane want to silence Dale...at any cost, to keep this a...secret. A gnarly Zombie kill at the drug store where Maggie and Glenn are attacked. The dangling head Zombie was a surprise. I wasn't expecting it to bounce back up at all. So Rick now knows that Lori is pregnant and about her and Shane. He now has a big fat Red X on his chest. Andrea annoys me.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 21, 2011, 07:04:27 am
I thought the whole zombie attack on Shane and Andrea, with Andrea ‘quickly’ gaining confidence was rather well done. Sex with Shane was rather unexpected. I guess badasses attract each other?

The show is taking a huge leap of faith with the miracle healing of Carl. I was a little confused to realize, yes that is Carl, back up on his feet like nothing happened. Say what? How long have they been on the farm?

Well that’s nothing compared to all the secrets being revealed with very little emotion or conflict. It appears to be a steam kettle under pressure slowly being released. I figured when those secrets got revealed we would see a hell of lot more reactions going on. I thought it was all very uncharacteristic of the people involved. Dale talking to Hershel… quietly. Hershel just going uh-huh. Dale talking to Shane had some tension, but I was expecting a lot more. Dale talking to Lori… quietly. Rick is only blowing up at Lori for keeping the pregnancy secret. He reacted less with Shane info. Maybe he knew and just confirmed in his head.

Did you notice when Glenn is talking to Maggie about ‘Walker’s, she gets all defensive about the term ‘walker’, but after the attack, she says we need to kill those walkers.

Nonetheless that was the fastest hour ever. Solid storytelling. I want it to keep going.
Nerd alert - Questions: Just how long was Rick in the hospital, which leads to how fast did Lori latch onto Shane and just how fast did the zombie outbreak occur. The zombie outbreak appears to be almost instant with the condition of the clogged highway.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 21, 2011, 07:16:43 am
Questions: Just how long was Rick in the hospital, which leads to how fast did Lori latch onto Shane and just how fast did the zombie outbreak occur. The zombie outbreak appears to be almost instant with the condition of the clogged highway.

I read the comic book (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/the-walking-dead-volume-1-(days-gone-bye)-robert-kirkman-tony-moore/), but it was never addressed. The only clue is that he grew a full beard, which can range from 4 to 6 weeks. But this is under the assumption that there was no shaving by a nurse from the time he entered the hospital to the time he woke up.

Originally when I saw Carl outside with Lori to open the episode, I just naturally assumed that this was a flashback sequence because he was bed ridden from a gun shot wound. It wasn't. It's a TV show and they really can't dwell too long on him being bed ridden. They have to keep the story moving forward, even if it goes against what would happen in reality.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 21, 2011, 02:44:00 pm
Q&A - Laurie Holden (Andrea)


Laurie Holden, who plays Andrea on AMC's The Walking Dead, describes her own shooting skills and attaining a Zen-like calm.

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Q: Now that it's approaching winter, do you miss the summer heat on set?

A: The thing that's great about our new location is that there are more trees and more of a breeze in the summer. It was not as hot and unbearable as it was last year. So we were dying when we shot it but that's the intent.

Q: Andrea looks pretty comfortable with a gun. Have you acted with guns before?

A: On The Shield, I played an agent so I used guns a little bit, but I've never... had the training I've had for The Walking Dead. I got hooked up with a shooting expert and we were going into the backwoods of Georgia on weekends for like two hours at a time. He would put bulls-eyes throughout the woods. They were tiny. When I saw that, I was like, "Come on!" He told me just to try it -- and I started nailing all of them! He said he'd never seen anything like it. I guess I have a knack for shooting I didn't realize I had.

Q: Kind of surprising for someone studying human rights at Columbia.

A; None of it makes sense! It's very bizarre.

Q: Last season Andrea was an emotional wreck. Have you enjoyed the shift in her character this season?

A: I really love what they've done with my character. Last year was awful! All I did as Andrea was cry the whole summer. She was such a sobbing, bereft, suicidal person and now she's a warrior. I am a tomboy and I love being with the boys and shooting guns and stuff. There was more acting required to be, like, scared of zombies -- it's more natural for me on the show now.

Q: Andrea and Shane get ambushed on a cul-de-sac in Episode 6 this season. Was it fun to get out into the suburbs?

A: I love the dynamics of the scene -- we go from being upset about not finding Sophia to the zombies coming. Andrea freaks out and the gun misfires and then she really finds her own strength.

Q: Did you have to practice your killer stare?

A: It's a Zen-like calm that I work on, a state where you don't think. Athletes, or golfers for example, they get in this state. It's organic and it's instantaneous -- there's no nerves or pressure or over-thinking. That's Andrea with a gun. And that's me when I'm swimming.

Q: Interesting comparison. Athletes prep in the off-season. Do actors?

A: Yeah! I had a trainer and I swam a bunch and I did some Pilates. This season, I decided on my apartment just because of the pool. That's how married I am to water. I love being physical. It's my favorite thing to see how far I can push things -- I feel like I'm stronger now than I was as a teenager -- I was doing the butterfly the other day and I never could do it before. I like to push and see how far I can go.

Q: As someone who's interested in human rights, do you believe in the rights of zombies?

A: I do. The episode this season where Andrea is with Daryl and they see the hanging zombie for example. That was a man who got bit who did not want to turn into a monster, so he hung himself. He had the right to take his own life. This is a guy that didn't want to hurt other people. So yes, certain zombies have rights.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 21, 2011, 05:43:40 pm
IGN's Walking Talking Dead (Season 2 Episode 6 Review)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hprWkf7OqlM

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 27, 2011, 10:17:44 pm
Pretty Much Dead Already

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That was a powder keg of an episode if I ever saw one. The entire episode was one long slow burn....and then Shane unleashes hell into the Walker that Herschel and company had just caught. Not only that, but Shane takes it upon himself to bust open the barn door to free all the Walkers inside. That just leads to a massive shooting range with everyone packing pistols and unloading every round and every clip into the Walkers. After the bloodletting stops, and my guess so that Shane can "enjoy his handy work", they give us one last major turning point...

*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 27, 2011, 10:19:06 pm
The Walking Dead returns February 12, 2012.

:::sigh:::
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 27, 2011, 10:39:03 pm
FYI, Shane...

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 28, 2011, 01:52:27 pm
I think it was very revealing how weak Rick is when it comes down to it. I mean how else to do you even begin to explain nabbing a walker and bringing it back to the barn? (That's crap about bowing down to Hershal to stay on the farm.) It just doesn't make sense. Thank gawd, he redeemed himself... unfortunately he had to do it with Sophia. Anyone of them could have done it, but for the story, it had to be Rick.

I am truly thankful this has just been a stellar season of story telling for Walking Dead.

If you read some of the blogs, some people thinks it sucks. To much drama. How little they know
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 28, 2011, 01:58:32 pm

If you read some of the blogs, some people thinks it sucks. To much drama. How little they know

For the most part I have stayed away from other peoples blogs and posts about the show. I've heard the naysayers ripping the show from 3rd parties, but I could care less what they think. Their opinions mean nothing to me or the enjoyment I get from watching the series. You have to keep in mind, those that are tearing the show apart are the same people complaining there isn't all that much carnage on the show. Their mindset comes from having watched countless Zombie movies where everything is compacted into a 90 minute film, increasing the amount of kills.

I'm 100% satisfied with how TWD is constructed.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 29, 2011, 08:00:41 am
IGN's Walking Talking Dead (Season 2 Episode 7 Review)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKLdMLyoG5E

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 29, 2011, 11:27:24 am
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For the most part I have stayed away from other peoples blogs and posts about the show. I've heard the naysayers ripping the show from 3rd parties, but I could care less what they think. Their opinions mean nothing to me or the enjoyment I get from watching the series. You have to keep in mind, those that are tearing the show apart are the same people complaining there isn't all that much carnage on the show. Their mindset comes from having watched countless Zombie movies where everything is compacted into a 90 minute film, increasing the amount of kills.

I'm 100% satisfied with how TWD is constructed.

I completely agree with your assessment. But since times are changing, what impact do those blogs, tweets facebook opinions play in on going development?

The flip side, it's so easy to post whining comments. Ya don't see people rushing to post positive. People like to read about crap.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 29, 2011, 11:34:07 am
I completely agree with your assessment. But since times are changing, what impact do those blogs, tweets facebook opinions play in on going development?

The flip side, it's so easy to post whining comments. Ya don't see people rushing to post positive. People like to read about crap.

If the writer (Robert Kirkman) has any balls to stick to his guns and see his vision of the story that he wants to tell, what whiners on Blogs and Forums say should be irrelvant. If he started catering to them, I'd lose all respect for the dude.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on November 29, 2011, 01:21:27 pm
I hope they (AMC and the director and crew of WD) recognize what they are doing is working really well.

It does make me wonder about Frank Darabont. Was he to expensive for the show? Was his vision different?

anyway... something from TVGuide

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When you absolutely, positively have to determine whether a zombie has devoured a missing girl, there's only one thing to do: Shoot it in the head and disembowel what's left of the flesh-eater's rotting corpse.

Yuck? Perhaps, but it's that kind of occasional carnage that has fans rabid for AMC's The Walking Dead. The zombie series continues to unearth big ratings as it ushers in a new age of horror and thriller series — and the accompanying gore — on TV. The trend began with Showtime's Dexter and the titular killer's plastic-wrapped human-carving station, as well as HBO's True Blood and its flesh-ripping, neck-biting vamps. Then came The Walking Dead, and more recently, FX's American Horror Story and NBC's Grimm, both of which have scared up sizable audiences.

TV's past thrillers, such as The Twilight Zone, relied more on psychological scares than gore. Horror is a polarizing genre, which is why the networks mostly avoided it. But times have changed, content standards have loosened, and cable is able to target a niche crowd that likes a little gristle in their TV diet.

The horror genre has made a bit of a comeback in recent years, as audiences grew accustomed to more graphic thrills via the popularity of movies like Saw, Paranormal Activity and The Human Centipede (some of which have been dubbed "torture ****" because of their graphic nature). Also, dark procedurals like CSI and Criminal Minds made it safe to show brutalized corpses in prime time, paving the way for some of the gruesome images on TV's horror explosion.

"CSI took it to another level in terms of exploring gore," says AMC programming senior vice president Joel Stillerman. "Our intent was never to highlight the gore," he adds of The Walking Dead. "We do it in a way that's organic to the story. People who love that stuff can geek out, and if you don't, you can cover your eyes. We know where the limits are and we know what flies and what doesn't. If we push it, we run a disclaimer."

But TV producers say they're still more interested in scaring audiences than grossing them out. Compared to the realism on TV's forensics and autopsy shows, the worlds of The Walking Dead and American Horror Story are at least rooted in make-believe.

Fans of The Walking Dead know to expect the occasional blood and guts — like the time a zombie was sliced in half as it was pulled out of a well — which help balance quiet, more emotional moments in a story that at the core is about a family trying to survive an apocalypse. "There are certain conventions in the horror genre, and one is that dispatching zombies, or humans being attacked by zombies, will be fairly graphic," says executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. "If you aren't making a campy show, which we're not, it is something we're expected to deliver. After all, zombies are no longer alive, and the only way to 'kill' them is with a head shot."

Viewers don't appear to be turned off by the splatter. The Walking Dead's season premiere attracted the best adult 18-49 ratings ever for a cable drama. At FX, American Horror Story continues to grow its audience and was recently renewed for Season 2. FX programming executive vice president Nick Grad says American Horror Story is bringing in a large female audience that is more interested in the show's characters and its underlying theme — about a marriage in trouble — than its horror imagery (which includes a blood-thirsty demon baby). "We don't want to be gratuitous just for the sake of being gratuitous," he says. "If you're going to do something pretty extreme, there has to be a reason you're doing it."

Even though ABC's upcoming The River will contain gory elements, the show's producers say much of it will be blurred out. "We're not really fans of gore," says executive producer Michael Green. "There's a difference between horror and thriller, and we're more in the thriller camp."

That means audiences won't get a good glimpse of a gruesome dead body that The River's art department prepared for one episode — at least not yet. Just in case viewers demand more gore with their goose bumps, fellow exec producer Zack Estrin says they're mulling an uncensored DVD. After all, in Hollywood everyone's looking for that other kind of gross — profits.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 30, 2011, 01:20:14 am
Having read the article, I would NOT put Grimm anywhere near the same category as TWD, Dexter, True Blood and American Horror Story. Grimm is pretty watered down.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on December 02, 2011, 01:28:45 pm
This from a douche bag editor from Bloody Disgusting (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/27437)

If you go onto read the comments, this ol boy seems to be in the minority. People loved the second season.

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The first half of "The Walking Dead" season 2 was a bust. It never elevated the characters and it never fully grabbed my attention. But there's some hope, which comes from executive producer Glen Mazzara who was added midseason as the series' new showrunner. I believe his was behind the midseason finale, which leads me to believe the second half could be a major step in the right direction.

Actor Norman Reedus ("Daryl") talked about the show's February revival with Daemon's TV and explained that we haven't seen anything yet...

"I can say that in the second half, after this hiatus, people are done talking," he explained. "It's all kind of firecrackers from here on out. It gets more action packed. The first part of the season, it gets slow when people have to talk. That's just how it works. I think the writers have done such a great job with setting up storylines and explaining them when they need to be explained, not over talking it and not over thinking it. There are certain things that need to be said to keep the story moving and I think they've done a good job with it. I know when people watch the show they go, ‘More zombies. More death.' But you have to do a bit of talking. Otherwise it's ‘Transformers.'"

Bring the fireworks!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 02, 2011, 01:40:52 pm
The guy clearly didn't watch the entire first half of the season. He is just trying to appeal the few people that are b*tching about a show that has no problems in my book. It's like one person yells fire in a crowded theater and then the guy at the other end of the theater yells fire because he heard the first guy yelling it, but has not in fact seen the so-called "fire".

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on December 05, 2011, 01:47:50 pm
Zombie Tournament

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It's been a full week since The Walking Dead's Midseason Finale, which means you're probably already starting to feel those zombie cravings kicking in. And since it'll be a little while before you get some new walker action, why not satisfy your urges by pitting The Walking Dead's cinematic ancestors in a head-to-head battle of the Best Movie Zombies? So what do you think: Do the quick and vicious Rage virus victims of 28 Days Later stand a chance against Resident Evil's T-Virus creations? In a battle between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, who will be the last one shambling? Vote in the online tournament now, then get ready for more zombie action when The Walking Dead returns with new episodes Sun., Feb. 12 at 9/8c on AMC.

Go here for the zombie tournament (http://polls.amctv.com//chart/data/989-lead-1.html)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 05, 2011, 01:58:07 pm
Zombie craving? Me? Never. I always had the intention of renting 28 Days Later on my own, not because I'm going through withdrawals of any kind........
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on December 05, 2011, 04:27:25 pm
My votes were about 50/50 with the wins.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on December 10, 2011, 06:46:20 am
Part 2 - Season 2 teaser comments by the cast (http://www.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/videos/inside-the-walking-dead-the-cast-looks-ahead)

A look ahead. Wow, talking about teasers...  this is gonna be good.

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February 12 is a long ways away and yet AMC is already teasing the return of "The Walking Dead".

This afternoon a new behind-the-scenes video was posted where the cast and crew talk about what's coming in the second half of season 2. "There's a heck of a lot more walkers," says Andrew Lincoln who plays Rick Grimes.

"It becomes very scary because I think its how sick the people are becoming, how dangerous the people are towards one another," says Laurie Holden who plays Andrea in the series. "You really have to watch your back."

Be warned of spoilers if you have yet to catch up.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2011, 11:31:14 am
AMC is having (started at 11am Pacific Time) of every single episode of TWD today. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/beerchug.gif)

Watching now.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on January 16, 2012, 09:57:34 am
Mid-Season Promo poster - In your Face

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 16, 2012, 10:01:42 am
Hopefully he is pointing that gun at Shane...and pulls the trigger.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on January 17, 2012, 10:18:47 am
A little teaser for the upcoming 2nd half

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuHF1AO0nKY
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on January 21, 2012, 10:52:24 pm
TV: 'Walking Dead' Producers Promise No Stalling, New Threats In Season 2

The producers and cast of "The Walking Dead" met the Television Critics Association for the first time in the show's history this weekend. AMC presented a panel for the 250+ press organization, and some select intimate roundtable interviews for genre. Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride spoke with us about the second half of the second season.

But first we addressed what some consider to be a decline in the show's quality since original show runner Frank Darabont was unceremoniously let go. In his absence, the story has lingered on a search for missing girl Sophia, with search headquarters at Hershel Greene's farm...

"I think if they didn't have that moment of calm where we got to know our characters a little bit better and we kind of got a sense that things were looking pretty good for them, this farm was a great place for them to be," Kirkman said. "You have to build up what they have before you can take it away. That's really what makes the story more interesting."

Certainly the payoff of the walkers in the barn, and the final reveal of Sophia's fate ended the half season with a bang. "We will resolve these storylines," Hurd promised. "Certainly people earned that resolution, earned that reveal. The farm has allowed us to develop the characters because it's not a constant threat. They're not always on the run. The dynamics among the members of the group are beginning to fester and beginning to build to a climax."

Mazzara actually threw it back at me, and I welcome that. Let's really get into this because we're all passionate about the show. "I think that there might be some folks who would love for the show to be more of a video game and just have it - -"

I actually interrupted him there to defend the audience. We're not that simple. We're not looking for an action gorefest. If we have issues with the search for Sophia, they were dramatic concerns. Mazzara considered that point.

"If there were episodes that felt as if they were stalling or if it felt that they weren't under threat, that perhaps the farm felt too safe and the threats were outside off the farm, a lot of that changes in the back part of the season," Mazarra said. "I think that things pick up. I think it just becomes more, I don't know what the word is, accelerated. The stakes are higher, more action packed, more interesting."

That's promising, but we also hope the producer know we'll watch character drama as long as they're not just talking in circles. Kirkman suggested that they are listening. "All we would ask is that we recognize this criticism and it is valid but we are working on a 13 piece puzzle that as a whole should be seen in a different light," Kirkman said, "We're hoping that when it's all put together, people will see that it all came together in a good way."

Now moving on to exciting new developments, Hurd teased some of the new conflicts that will face the survivors in the post Hershel world. "I'm excited that we're going to begin to expand beyond Hershel's farm," Hurd said. "We're going to encounter new survivors and what does that mean to the group? In addition to the conflict over the leadership of Team Rick vs. Team Shame and the triangle between Lori, Rick and Shane. We're going to encounter people who are survivors that are they a new threat? Can they offer some sort of salvation?"

You will meet two of these new characters at the end of the first new episode, Kirkman promised. "I don't want to reveal too much but I would say that it would be fairly unusual for those two people to be out there alone," Kirkman said. "Anyone who's familiar with the comic book series knows that while the zombies are threatening and terrifying and do represent a tremendous amount of danger for our characters, nothing compares to the danger that humans hold for each other. That's a big theme that we deal with in the comic book series and that's something that we're moving towards in the show as well. The capacity for humans to hurt each other is just infinite. As we explore this world in a broader sense and kind of open things up outside the farm in these episodes coming up, we're going to see that there are some tremendous threats out there and they're human in nature, not zombie."



Mazzara added, "Now that we have our characters established and we have our world established, now we want to break it down. Now we want to mess it up, make it complicated, give our characters as many obstacles and they become obstacles to each other. They have to deal with the outside world, the farm is no longer safe, there's nowhere to go and we just keep piling on problem after problem like that."

Nicotero had a metaphor to explain the shakeups that are coming after the Hershel barn massacre. "We're picking up the pieces and you may not necessarily put the same piece back where it was pre-Sophia reveal," Nicotero said." It sets into motion the entire second season."

Specifically, characters like Daryl (Reedus) will open up, said Hurd. "You've got Darryl's character, someone who is the most well equipped to survive," she said. "How is he going to respond now that he's put so much effort into trying to find Sophia? He almost got killed. Everyone's going to be affects by how we left things in 207."

Reedus himself revealed that Daryl will get closer to Carol (McBride). "It's like damaged people gravitate towards damaged people," Reedus said. "She and I, our characters are a lot alike in that we were abused and put down for so long. Now that those elements, whether we wanted them to or not, have left us, there's something kindred that we see in each other. We look after each other."

It'll be nice to see poor Carol have SOMEONE treat her nicely. McBride said it won't be that easy. "There is a little division that comes between the two of them too because of what's happened," McBride said. "Carol, her reaction to it is to remember Sophia the way she was and move forward. In her heart, she's come to terms with the fact that she's not going to see Sophia again. Whether they found her or she was never found, we don't know but it's different for him. So he kind of pulls away a little bit I think to do what he needs to do and I just don't want him to go far. I'm concerned with him and I'm looking out for him now, which you know Carol. She can't drive by a stray she doesn't pick up. Yeah, we look after each other a little bit. Everyone's having love affairs, impregnating each other. What else are we going to do?"

Fan favorite Morgan Jones (Lennie James) is still out there surviving in the world. Kirkman said our main characters aren't ready to encounter Jones again. "Only when it makes sense for the story," Kirkman said. "That character is out there. That's a plot point that we don't want to leave dangling too long but it's got to make sense for the story for that to come back. That's something we're going to be working towards."

Also out of respect to James, they're only going to bring him back if he has something juicy to do. "Right, if we do bring him back, it would be in a significant way," Mazzara said. "We're interested when we introduce characters that they really affect our existing characters, that they come in in a big significant way. We don't want to just bring people in and just give ‘em one or two lines. We do have a great ensemble and we want to make sure that everybody has a significant storyline and that includes any new characters we would want to introduce."

AMC has already announced a third season of "The Walking Dead", which will have 16 episodes. Hurd is excited for more work, and it won't even cut into her holiday time. "Yeah, we get to start earlier and we still end right before Thanksgiving," Hurd said.

So far the seasons have grown from 6 to 13 to 16. That's probably the cap though. There won't be a 22 hour season four. "Not in cable," Hurd said. "I think that the cable world, 16 is actually quite a lot."

"The Walking Dead" returns Feb 12 on AMC.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on February 02, 2012, 10:12:03 am
Yea baby... any day now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQfB5q5kDjk
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 02, 2012, 10:17:07 am
You're tempting me with these trailers and promo's! Must. Not. Click!!!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on February 10, 2012, 10:27:32 am
I don't think you should consider the text below as a spoiler.  Just a writers thoughts on the upcoming 2nd half

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You knew a bucolic life on the farm just wasn’t going to happen for our zombie-fleeing band of survivors on "The Walking Dead," right?

In the aftermath of the gruesome gunning down of the zombies previously kept safe in Hershel’s barn during the midseason finale, life gets more complicated when the popular AMC series returns at 9 p.m. Sunday.

The impact of that massacre -- and of course the discovery and (second) death of zombie Sophia -- resonates through the second part of the season.

Rick will be questioning his leadership and ability to make tough decisions, while Shane sinks even further into his dark side.

And if they haven't already, viewers and characters alike will have to align with either Team Rick or Team Shane.
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“That rivalry is certainly at the heart of the show,” producer Glen Mazzara confirmed. “Certain people feel Shane was right to break open the barn, but Rick’s the one who stepped forward and put down Sophia. You have these two alpha males sparring for position and we get a lot of great story out of that.”

We won’t spoil the ending of Sunday’s second-half premiere, but suffice to say Rick shows viewers he’s got some surprising moves in store this season.

And of course, the turmoil continues -- albeit on a different level -- for Sophia's mom, Carol.
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“In Carol’s heart, she knew she would probably never see (daughter) Sophia again, or if she did, (Sophia) wouldn’t be alive,” said Melissa McBride, who plays the little girl's mother. “The minute (Sophia) comes out the barn, the unknown she put her faith into is gone.”

But don’t expect Carol to just become the grieving mom, though tears will be shed and anger expressed. She'll be in limbo as she tries to find strength in herself instead of looking to others to provide that for her, McBride told us.

And as the show moves forward from the child-in-jeopardy story line, Mazzara said more focus will be put on the evolution of Carol’s character. “This forces Carol to learn to stand on her own,” he said. “I think people will hopefully respond.”

One of the folks the distressed mom has turned to in the past was Daryl, who producers say became her “knight in shining armor” when he took up the quest to find Sophia. When his crusade failed with the opening of the barn's doors, that changed the dynamic of their relationship.

After this setback, Daryl will wonder why the heck he put himself out there in the first place, and withdraws when he realizes Carol has begun to change.

Despite all the trauma the characters have experienced, Steven Yeun, who plays goodhearted Glenn, believes this season will come down to the group coming out as stronger individuals.

“It’s come to blows and you have to make that choice,” he said. “(Our characters) have to finally decide (which way is right for them) and not just lean on whatever someone else tells them to do.”

If you haven’t been keeping up, you can get up to speed with this weekend’s “Dead” marathon. All six episodes from season one will air back to back Saturday night beginning at 8, with the first episodes of season two airing at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and continuing until the 9 p.m. mid-season premiere.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2012, 10:31:19 am
Come on 2nd half, where are you?!

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on February 10, 2012, 10:39:00 am
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Come on 2nd half, where are you?!

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C'mon... it's only It is 2 days, 8 hours, 21 minutes, 5 seconds from right..... Now!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2012, 10:40:09 am
C'mon... it's only It is 2 days, 8 hours, 21 minutes, 5 seconds from right..... Now!

I have no patience.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 12, 2012, 10:31:25 pm
I had the new episode on tonight, but I was so distracted by other things that I needed to get finished that I wasn't able to concentrate on the show. I got it DVR'd, so I will try to get to it tomorrow and a review up after that.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on February 13, 2012, 10:17:05 am
Apps - 'Walking Dead' launching web experience for more zombie goodness

I don't know about this. Before I knee-jerk dismiss this, it just may become the wave of the future. But I know it's impossible to multitask. So what's the point of doing something with someone else while the show is still on?

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Not content to just sit on your couch alone with your jaw hanging open in shock while you watch AMC's "The Walking Dead" on Sunday nights? Well lucky for you, the network is launching a new interactive experience as the zombie drama returns with its midseason premiere on Feb. 12.

Yes, now you'll have more than your dog to turn to when something unbelievable happens on the small screen. "The Walking Dead" Story Sync is a web app on AMCtv.com that fans of the show will be able to use on their tablets or computers during the program to enhance the viewing experience and engage with other viewers in various ways.

Some of the features include votes on things that just happened on the show, a weekly kill count (of both humans and zombies, of course), graphics and detailed info of weapons and more, maps, trivia and instant replays of important scenes. Or for those of you who like to be chatty during the shows, the app will let you talk to your heart's content without bugging your viewing buddies who just want to quietly soak in the bloody action. The Story Sync web app will have a dedicated chat area where fans can watch "Dead" and gab at the same time. Check out the image above for a sneak peek of what the app will include.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 13, 2012, 10:23:31 am
Hulu has something similar to this where you can Post comments as you watch, which go directly to Facebook, if you have set up a link to do so. This is something that I don't do and I really don't see the point. When I watch something, I'm watching it to get immerse in the story, not to socialize with others. It's the same thing if I went to a theater with a friend and talked to them the entire time about the movie. And we all know how I hate people that do this sort of sh*t. If I had the option to get Apps, this would be a pass for me.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on February 13, 2012, 10:32:00 am
That's what I was thinking. But I have seen enough people 'socialize' while doing something else and they think they are getting something out of it.

No way.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 13, 2012, 12:21:33 pm
Walking Dead S2 E8 Review - IGN Talking Walking Dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh0TLnu8TB0

Since I missed most of last nights episode, I think I will wait till next Sunday to catch it again and make it a double-feature.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on February 13, 2012, 05:44:01 pm
Grammys? What Grammys? Airing against the second most watched Grammy Awards in history, AMC’s mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead at 9 PM posted rating records of its own. The zombie drama hit series highs in all categories with remarkable 8.1 million total viewers, 5.4 million adults 18-49 and 4.4 million adults 25-54. The Walking Dead‘s 18-49 and 25-54 deliveries were the highest ever for a basic cable drama series, beating the previous record, posted by the AMC zombie series’ Season 2 opener in October by 12% and 6% respectively. In total viewers, The Walking Dead‘s midseason debut ranks behind only the series finale of USA’s Monk and 4 episodes of TNT’s juggernaut The Closer. For the night, The Walking Dead averaged 10.1 million viewers, including the 11 PM and 12:30 AM encores. At 10PM, the premiere of Kevin Smith’s unscripted series Comic Book Men held onto a quarter of its huge lead-in, drawing 2 million total viewers. “It is a great night for AMC,” the network’s president Charlie Collier said. “We’re thrilled to see this incredible record breaking response to The Walking Dead, and Comic Book Men is off to a strong start as well.”
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2012, 07:54:44 pm
Nebraska
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There were some good moments here: Daryl calling Lori on her sh*t, Lori's car crash and Rick's "shoot-out" at the Bar. Other than these little moments, the episode as a whole was pretty flat and didn't offer much for me. I guess I really shouldn't have built up the episode after such a long wait from the last one. I'm hopeful that the new episode tonight will up the ante and go somewhere, especially with Lori now missing, due to the crash. And my guess is that the "Others" will come looking for those two dudes laying dead in the bar and figure out that it was Human's and not Walkers that killed them.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2012, 10:10:00 pm
Triggerfinger
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Now THAT was an awesome episode and exactly what I was expecting with the last one. This one was thick with tension that you could cut with a knife. The kid-stuck-on-the-fence sequence was f ucking gnarly. I figured Rick was just gonna unload on him and get the hell outta there. So when he ripped his leg off the fence I was "what the hell"! At the end of the episode I was literally going "it's about f ucking time everyone realized what nut job Shane is". Shane can see the writing on the wall and will try to divide the group in half and has already started blowing smoke up Andrea ass to win her over to his side. So gullible.

No ScreenCaps for this since the episode won't be hosted online for me to grab. The Nebraska episode was a one-time-only deal. Ugh.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 27, 2012, 10:46:38 am
18 Miles Out
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Now THAT was a kick ass episode. So much  s h i t  going down that I couldn't catch my breath fast enough. In one corner you have Rick and Shane FINALLY throwing down, kicking each other asses and in the other corner you have Lori and Andrea laying down the law of who has the right to say and do what with regards to their own lives. This was pretty intense watching the group of survivors coming apart at the seams. You have Randall begging for his life and it comes down to Rick and Shane as judge, jury and executioner. And you have Beth who wants to end her life with Lori, Andrea and Maggie trying to make their choices known. A lot to play with when it comes to morality and who is right or wrong. One of the best episodes ever for TWD.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on February 28, 2012, 10:23:56 am
Couldn't agree more. One of THE best episodes yet. I think many folks were expecting this kind of thing in every episode. Loved everything about it. I admittedly did get a tad frustrated at first when the zombie action got intense, they would flip over to what was happening at the farm. Vastly different scenes. Then back to zombie town, then back to the farm. After awhile I got use to it. The s hit did come down all over the place. Beth wanting to end her life and how the others perceived it was nicely understated but still a huge deal. I often go back to think... what would I do.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 28, 2012, 10:31:05 am
What was fascinating about this particular episode was that both Lori and Andrea were calling each other out on their  s h i t. They are both kind of delusional in what they are bringing to the group. Even though what they are doing irritates the hell out of me, I can give them a pass because it's their way of coping with the New World Order. The thing I don't like about Lori is that she thinks the rules don't apply to her and the thing I don't like about Andrea is she is morphing into a female version of Shane.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on February 28, 2012, 10:53:42 am
Shane's actions are difficult to quantify. On one hand you have a survivalist, on the other, he will do whatever he feels necessary to survive, including stabbing you literally in the back. If Andrea can balance upping her survival skill vs. her emotional state, she will live on.

The again, is that what you want to do. Fight walkers everyday of your life? *see 'Beth's character
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 28, 2012, 11:06:36 am
If it were all about surviving, then I guess I could get on board with Shane. But when you look at his motives, he is killing for the sake of killing because he is  p i s s e d  that he doesn't have Lori or Carl and that Rick "has it all". He is taking out his anger and frustration on Walkers or regular, non-infected people because he can't get what he wants and then uses the "I'm surviving...kill or be killed" excuse to justify what he is doing. That's how I have always viewed his motivations. Now, someone else can watch the same thing I'm seeing and come away from it completely different.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on March 04, 2012, 06:28:08 pm
Carl, quit trying to get yourself killed.

Rick to Carl: Don't talk. Think.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2012, 10:21:14 pm
Judge, Jury, Executioner
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What the  f u c k ! You know what's interesting and probably the biggest bone of contention with fans of the show is that all of Season 2 has basically stayed in one location the entire time. And yet people complain about this. Are they even watching the show? This is some of the most compelling TV viewing I have ever seen and it has been unbelievably good. It's not even a show about killing Walkers anymore, but about humans turning on each other. I knew that Rick wouldn't be able to go forward with killing Randall, but I had a bad feeling about what was going to happen next. There was doom hanging in the air and as soon as I saw Dale walking out onto the field, I knew he was going to be attacked by 'The Creek Walker'. I've seen this before. Saving Private Ryan, anyone?

But the way he was torn apart took me by surprise. I was expecting a 'chomp, chomp, chomp' moment. Not a 'Riiiiiiiiiiiiip' moment. Poor Dale. I knew that Darryl would be the one to step up and put Dale out of his misery. Even though he put Sofia out of her misery, I just don't think Rick has what it takes to kill other humans.

Best. Episode. Ever....

....in spite of Rick's bon mot to Carl: Don't talk. Think.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on March 05, 2012, 09:54:49 am
I think this episode was great for it's human drama, morality and the human condition. Very little Zombie stuff, but when it was there, very suspenseful.

I knew about a major character getting killed. I just didn't know who or how. I didn't want to know that and didn't want to pass that on to spoil things.

In retrospective, it surprising yet inevitable.

Now that the clear voice of reason is gone, what now? How does this group stay glued together? Honestly.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 05, 2012, 10:06:25 am

Now that the clear voice of reason is gone, what now?

T-Dog (IronE Singleton) will pick up where Dale left off. He has a big mouth and likes to talk a lot. Oh wait, is he even on the show? Seriously, why is he even on the show? The writers have done absolutely NOTHING with him. I feel bad for IronE. Think about it, lesser characters get more screen time than he does who is considered part of the original cast. Either write something substantial for him or kill him off, but just don't have him standing in the background every single episode.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on March 05, 2012, 11:01:27 am
Funny you mention that. I honestly have completely forgotten about him until everyone was standing in the room with the vote. His character is definitely cool. I do wonder what happened behind the scenes here.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on March 05, 2012, 05:03:44 pm
and more info about T-dog

Q&A - IronE Singleton (T-Dog)

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IronE Singleton (a.k.a. T-Dog on AMC's The Walking Dead) talks about some challenging moments on set this season and explains which character he'd most like to see again.

Q: How is Season 2 different from Season 1 for you?


A: The first thing that comes to mind is our camaraderie. First season, a lot of it took place in town, obviously, and the cast was a bit segregated between those in town and those at the camp. Everybody is there together this season and that right there has brought us a lot closer as a group.

Q: Is there anything you miss about the "town" group?

A: Merle... If Merle returns... that would make for some epic stuff -- some serious drama I think people would be talking about for a long time.

Q: What was the most challenging thing you had to do this season?

A: The show is so physically demanding. I would have to say the scene we did with the well walker. We had to catch the water pump from falling in the well -- we had to do that so many times. And I was on my backside and I had to kick and claw. The water pump was fake -- but it was quite demanding and really tough because we did it over and over again. By the end of the day, I was exhausted -- it was scorching hot too.

Q: I understand you do a lot of charity work in Atlanta.

A: As much as I can, though not quite as much these days because I've been staying so busy. But normally, it's my relatives. My lineage is out of poverty. A lot of my relatives -- cousins, nieces and nephews -- are in that situation. There's so much depression and poverty within my own family, so I spend a lot of my time with them.

Q: Have you inspired anyone in your family to act? What does your family think of T-Dog?

A: It seems like everybody in my family wants to act now! A lot of friends and family and associates have been coming to me. About T-Dog, they give me some criticism -- some may be a little harsh, like "Yeah you look a little fat on screen!" [Laughs]. But I have a 14-year-old, an 11-year-old and an 8-year-old, and none of them are allowed to watch. We gave my 14-year-old the opportunity and she said no.

Q: I read an article that said you were most famous for your role in The Blind Side. Has that changed since you've been on The Walking Dead?

A: Oh yeah. Now I'm getting more people that recognize me for The Walking Dead. The cat is out the bag -- what can I say?

Q: This season we found out T-Dog is short for Theodore Douglas. Do you have any other nicknames besides IronE?

A: My wife calls me Rob, or Sing-y. I had a name when I was five or six, my mom called me "Ton." I call my son that now. It reminds me of my days when I still had my innocence. I was four or five and I hadn't really been exposed to a lot. After that a lot of my innocence was stripped away, but I'll never forget that that was the most innocent stage in my life.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 05, 2012, 05:07:10 pm
Sadly, this is probably the most press he will get this season.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 06, 2012, 01:14:33 pm
Walking Dead S2 E11 Review - IGN talks Walking Dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rDv75RJMc8
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on March 06, 2012, 01:22:35 pm
Made some valid points, but don't agree with everything. Sounds like people still want to see a lot more Zombie mayhem all the time.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 11, 2012, 10:24:10 pm
Better Angels
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What the  f u c k ?! So now humans can just turn into Walkers without being bit? First Shane breaks Randall's neck only to have him pop up later as a Walker trying to eat Glenn and Darryl. And then later on Rick FINALLY kills Shane, only to have him turn into a Zombie himself. What am I missing here? What the  f u c k  is going on?! Even though this scenario with Shane was not in the book, since he died much earlier than what transpired on TV, I knew that Shane wasn't long for this world because there is absolutely NO WAY Rick would put up with this constant "Come on Shane, let's just talk this over" routine. Shane had to be put down. He was a cancer that was eating away at the group.

Now somebody explain to me about these phantom Walkers that just...come from outta nowhere. Somebody must have said something to the writers, or at least the cameraman because T-Dog was everywhere. He even **** a joke. What the  f u c k  is going on here?!

Okay, I had to do a little research to find out if I missed something and what I did find out is interesting. But it's just a theory and since I didn't read much of the book because I'm trying to stay spoiler free so I can watch it on TV, I give you the theory.....

*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2012, 08:02:39 am
Inside Episode 212 The Walking Dead: Better Angels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPrdxCnT_Kg
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2012, 11:54:11 am
Walking Dead S2 E12 Review - IGN Talking Walking Dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLv3DGi7l1c
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on March 13, 2012, 10:06:09 am
Wow that was great. The Walking Dead has quickly become my X-Files of today. Walking Dead consistently delivers the unexpected with a reasonable explanation. Unlike Lost that just threw stuff against the wall and let's see what sticks and we can shock and awe the viewer.

Great story telling with major creepy moments not only from zombies but the human condition as well.

So we already have one cliff hanger. How are people becoming zombies when they don't have direct contact with them.

And I'm sure the finale next week will throw some more cliff hangers at us.



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Where did that come from?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 18, 2012, 10:20:15 pm
Beside the Dying Fire
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That was a hell of a Season Finale. Now I can see why AMC was pinching pennies the entire season by having the bulk of it take place on the farm. The show runners splurged money-wise on the FX here, from blowing up the barn to all the Zombies, we got ourselves an E Ticket thrill ride. It was basically shooting 'fish-a-barrel'.

Two big cliffhangers at the end, the best being who "saves" Andrea. I'm gonna put this in a spoiler so as not to ruin it. This is just my personal guess because I haven't read beyond Volume 1 of the series and kow nothing that's coming.

*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 18, 2012, 10:23:36 pm

Where did that come from?

Well, all is explained by Rick near the end of tonight's episode and what Dr. Edwin Jenner (Noah Emmerich) whispered into his ear in the Finale of Season 1, just before they blew up the CDC. Well, he told him that everyone is infected, but how or why is still a mystery.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 19, 2012, 12:05:17 am
Inside Episode 213 The Walking Dead: Beside The Dying Fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFEAX4sZIx8
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on March 26, 2012, 06:22:00 pm
By far the scariest and nail biting episode. It was a great climax to maybe just a tad to long stay on the farm. I think there was a balance here the creators pulled off nicely. They had to cut back on expenses but this opened up the drama of the humans. Really, if this was zombies all the time, we would see walking dead fade in interest to soon.

That being said, the sudden burst of massive amounts of zombies was unbalanced. I would think a trickle would have made more sense over the season with increasing danger hyping up the ante. That's just my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

A lot of close calls... uh, some didn't make it. The cliff hangers are nice and not WTF.

Next season sounds just as good if not better.

Bring it on.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2012, 06:27:18 pm
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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on March 29, 2012, 12:44:39 pm
Not so quick grasshopper...

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 29, 2012, 12:59:03 pm
I give props to whoever designed that as a DVD package. I won't buy it new but could end up getting it if it comes down 30 bucks or more.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on March 29, 2012, 01:22:26 pm
I could only imagine that creeping the hell out of me sitting in a room. It is a pretty cool design.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Mac on May 29, 2012, 04:05:46 pm
‘The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season’ Dated For Home Video!

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The series Variety called “creepy from the first frame” gets a release on Blu-ray and DVD that will make the dead rise! Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly releases the AMC original series “The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season” on August 28th, with an SRP of $69.99 for the Blu-ray, and $59.98 for the DVD. A truly unique and very limited edition zombie head case created and designed by McFarlane Toys will also be available as Blu-ray only for a SRP of $99.99. The 4-Disc sets will contain all 13 episodes of the second season and will be loaded with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes and audio commentaries.

“The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season” is the much anticipated next chapter to the acclaimed post zombie apocalypse series. When we last left the “The Walking Dead,” the characters were in the midst of a high-intensity struggle to survive, fleeing the CDC as it burst into flames. In Season 2, they are still fighting zombies, and each other, facing more threats and obstacles than ever before.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 29, 2012, 04:37:46 pm
Anything associated with the name McFarlane Toys is a GOOD thing. Best toys and collectibles on the market IMO, but I will still pass on the price point though.