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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #105 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
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #106 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #107 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

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #108 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #109 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #110 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #111 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #112 on: December 02, 2011, 01:28:45 pm »
This from a douche bag editor from Bloody Disgusting

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.'"

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #113 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".

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #114 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.

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #115 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........
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #116 on: December 05, 2011, 04:27:25 pm »
My votes were about 50/50 with the wins.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #117 on: December 10, 2011, 06:46:20 am »
Part 2 - Season 2 teaser comments by the cast

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.

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #118 on: December 31, 2011, 11:31:14 am »
AMC is having (started at 11am Pacific Time) of every single episode of TWD today.

Watching now.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #119 on: January 16, 2012, 09:57:34 am »
Mid-Season Promo poster - In your Face

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