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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #120 on: January 16, 2012, 10:01:42 am »
Hopefully he is pointing that gun at Shane...and pulls the trigger.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #121 on: January 17, 2012, 10:18:47 am »
A little teaser for the upcoming 2nd half

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuHF1AO0nKY
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #122 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #123 on: February 02, 2012, 10:12:03 am »
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #124 on: February 02, 2012, 10:17:07 am »
You're tempting me with these trailers and promo's! Must. Not. Click!!!
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #125 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #126 on: February 10, 2012, 10:31:19 am »
Come on 2nd half, where are you?!

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #127 on: February 10, 2012, 10:39:00 am »
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Come on 2nd half, where are you?!


C'mon... it's only It is 2 days, 8 hours, 21 minutes, 5 seconds from right..... Now!
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #128 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #129 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #130 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #131 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.
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« Reply #132 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.
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« Reply #133 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.

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #134 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.”
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