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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2011, 01:30:41 pm »
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #46 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #47 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.

If it wasn't made clear, I will be making an exception today and watching the marathon.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #48 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...

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2011, 06:04:14 am »
What Lies Ahead
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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2011, 06:14:03 am »
The Talking Dead - After Show

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.

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2011, 10:59:52 am »
What Lies Ahead



Zombies in church? Sitting in pews? Let me guess, they were there to worship...George A. Romero, huh?

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.

Now for the cliffhanger...

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2011, 11:01:34 am »
The Talking Dead - After Show


I got no Talking Dead after-show here. They just replayed the Season Premiere episode right after it's initial airing. Bah!!
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #53 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.

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #54 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #55 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #56 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #57 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 - 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.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #58 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

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 2)
« Reply #59 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.
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