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Old 02-20-2012, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Walking Dead is a cable television series on AMC based off the incredible comic series of the same name. Who else is watching?

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Will Shane try to kill Rick like he did in the comic?
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was just talking about this today, so great to see the thread. Also for such a zombie fan its amazing I've never seen the series or read the comic! I have most of the comics and yet to read them and season one of the series I can rent from a local shop.

Which should I do first, read the comics or watch the series?

Also really want to see peoples opinions on here about it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The comics and the TV series are different enough to enjoy in their own right individually. The first series of the show is only six episodes long, and the second season in progress now is about the same length thus far so you could catch up pretty quickly.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The comics and the TV series are different enough to enjoy in their own right individually. The first series of the show is only six episodes long, and the second season in progress now is about the same length thus far so you could catch up pretty quickly.
Ok and what's your opinion on how the TV series relates to the comics, which is better or has a better feel? The series is set in Atlanta right?
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok and what's your opinion on how the TV series relates to the comics, which is better or has a better feel? The series is set in Atlanta right?
I've watched the series, but I can't help with the comics. Its definitely a great show. As for Conan's question it looks like Rick is gonna leave him for dead in the upcoming show. We'll see how it plays out, but i'm assuming to throw a curve in they will have rick save him from certain doom. Great show though, very well written, acted, and filmed. Checks it out for sure.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Conan is right, the series diverts from the comics enough that they stand to each their own. Personally, I enjoyed the comics a bit more than the series, and not simply because one doesn't follow the other. The first season of the series was kind of slow and not as fun to follow as the comic. The second season however is picking up big time. And in answer to your question Conan:

Spoiler for Rick vs. Shane:
I think this is going to play out very similarly to the comic. You can already see the tension building and Shane is obviously obsessed with Laurie just like he is in the books. My hope is that the season finale will end with Carl shooting Shane. *fingers crossed* Carl is by far my favorite character in the comic.
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It started out moving along nicely but the show is crawling so god damned slowly. The actors are all good the story is good, the zombies are good, but it just needs to progress a little faster. I mean half the episode is relatively unimportant conversations in the house.

I mean the idea of zombies leaves a massive window of things that could happen in the world around them.
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Something I don't like so much about The Walking Dead is how incredibly "american" the production is. Everyone's really sentimental about everything, talk whether or not stuff was meant to happen and have these little emotional personality clashes all the time. Their feelings and actions seem to be less realistic and more obviously belong to characters in a play which sort of mimics real life, but not perfectly by a long shot. The drama moves along way too slowly and, in my opinion, really is not that interesting. The zombies are cool, though, and I wish they'd speed it up a bit. 5 or so episodes into season 2, it just feels like a show that's going nowhere.
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Am I the only one that wishes Lori would I don't know, fall in a hole and die ? Get eaten ? Get massacred by guys with machetes (like iirc in the comic) ? She's seriously spoiling my otherwise decent to quite good zombie experience with all the whining and unnecessary drama. It's a zombie show, not a soap opera ffs...
I actually like Shane, i feel he could be the group's greatest asset, but .. he's in love with the whiner and because of that, once they do kill him (Spoiler alert: apparently it will happen around the season's end) I don't think I'll miss him that much.
Another one that should imo bite the bullet or sth is the old man Dale. Maybe in the beginning he was some sort of a moral compass for the group, but now the compass is broken and only whines.

Anyway, if you read the Zombie Survival Guide, feel warned this show is .. let's say "silly". I was hoping for a show that would be serious and logical, a show where actions have consequences, a real fight for survival. What I got is a soap opera with walkers. Everybody loves somebody, it's like there was a stupidity virus released along the zombie one ...
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I'm personally fine with the drama. It's the characters that make it interesting, not so much the zombies... the zombies are just a background for the character development.

On that note, I pretty much assume everyone will die. A few will slowly start to die off, starting with Shane, then maybe Glenn... then I think Lori. It'll be one, maybe two at the most, per season.

Then in the season finale they all die suddenly and with little warning, ending with Rick either making a heroic one-man face off against a horde of zombies, or seeing everyone he knows and loves getting massacred, so he holes up in a closet that is threatening to collapse under all the walkers, and shoots himself. One or the other.

Anyway, Shane looks like he's on the edge of death, which is great with me. He's an *******.

Lori is whiny, but not too terrible a character.

Bottom line. Everyone dies, I am tired and rambling.
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