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  • The Walking Dead

    Anybody like this show?

  • #2
    Originally posted by foudroyant View Post
    Anybody like this show?
    I prefer girls soft warm and very much alive.
    Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
    Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
    But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

    go with the flow the river knows . . .

    Frank

    I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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    • #3
      My relationship with the show is weird.

      I remember watching the pilot episode and the scene where that black dude tried to bring himself to shoot his zombie-wife but couldn't do it and the scene of the so-called "bicycle zombie" (you know, the one that was only an upper body) and how Rick mercifully put her out of her misery after apologizing to her and I was amazed at how much humanity the writers gave a shambling corpse. "This isn't a dumb zombie gore fest," young me thought. "This is a zombie show with depth!"

      Yeaaaaaaaa.

      About that.

      The writers seemed to have forgotten how to write a show like the pilot. It's now filled with utterly reprehensible characters that are friggin' dumbasses and hateful to each other and absolutely beyond rooting for (with the exception of Daryl, of course) and the zombies are your run-of-the-mill zombies without any depth whatsoever. I dunno. I've watched most of the series, so that's something.

      I've only seen up to season 4. Perhaps season 5 is better?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Manwë Súlimo View Post
        My relationship with the show is weird.

        I remember watching the pilot episode and the scene where that black dude tried to bring himself to shoot his zombie-wife but couldn't do it and the scene of the so-called "bicycle zombie" (you know, the one that was only an upper body) and how Rick mercifully put her out of her misery after apologizing to her and I was amazed at how much humanity the writers gave a shambling corpse. "This isn't a dumb zombie gore fest," young me thought. "This is a zombie show with depth!"

        Yeaaaaaaaa.

        About that.

        The writers seemed to have forgotten how to write a show like the pilot. It's now filled with utterly reprehensible characters that are friggin' dumbasses and hateful to each other and absolutely beyond rooting for (with the exception of Daryl, of course) and the zombies are your run-of-the-mill zombies without any depth whatsoever. I dunno. I've watched most of the series, so that's something.

        I've only seen up to season 4. Perhaps season 5 is better?
        I stopped watching after Season 3 but I think your complaint is strange. At the beginning of the show they were all new to it and were still, basically, civilized men. As the new reality sets in they all become more and more barbaric as barbarism is required to survive in a dangerous world. I think that's about as deep as it can go, at least on this angle. If anything it would be strange if most of them retained their pre-war humanity.
        "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

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        • #5
          Maybe there's a Christian part of me that will never be able to stand the abject nihilism and hopelessness of The Walking Dead. I don't know, maybe I would prefer if the zombie plague burns itself out and it ends with whatever remnant is left of mankind trying to recreate civilization (28 Days/Week Later scored major points with me with it showing the zombies succumbing to entropy instead of continuing indefinitely, like most zombie media is wont to do).

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          • #6
            And anyway, intentionally hateful characters are still hateful. If I can't root for any of them, why bother watching to see if they'll come through the other side? After all, I'm wishing for their death anyway.

            Except for Daryl. There's a reason fans cling on to that character.

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            • #7
              I kinda like the blondes.

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              • #8
                I liked the show, then I just got really sick of everybody being stupid. Seriously, how many times does a member of the group need to walk off, alone and unarmed, into some forest somewhere moping about their feelings being hurt before they realize this is a bad idea? You know, with zombies and stuff? It just seemed to me like they did a whole lot of out-of-character dumb things.

                In the very midst of the zombie apocalypse and the collapse of human civilization, all their problems were of their own making.
                I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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                • #9
                  In the very midst of the zombie apocalypse and the collapse of human civilization, all their problems were of their own making.
                  Too much like real life?
                  sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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                  • #10
                    I think I have been watching too much of the show..

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                    • #11
                      The Walking Dead is an awesome show, and I'm really looking forward to season 5 in October! I honestly have no idea what Manwe is going on about, though. If anything, the show has reinforced the exact opposite of what he claims. Those who hold on to their humanity and help each other out in spite of what's going on ultimately fare better than those who are only in it for power or revenge. And Michonne's entire character arc is literally about a person coming back from the edge of that kind of darkness, reconnecting with her own humanity, and learning that trusting and caring for other people is better even if it might lead to more hurt later.

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