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The Walking Dead on AMC

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  • #402810

    honavery
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    I agreed that it was very well done. It did hit a few of the check points, but the fact that it is a TV series, not a 2 hour movie really gives them an opportunity to do something interesting with this going forward. The acting and direction were both very good, and the entire tone of the series seems to be very grim….not the “fun” type of zombie show I think. Excited to watch it in the coming weeks…wish I got AMC HD. Know I could download a torrent, but would prefer not to. Like watching it “live”. They certainly didn’t skimp on the gore.

    Glad this turned out so well, I’ve been quite disappointed with the other big new series this fall (Boardwalk Empire). I know I’m in the minority in this.

    #402811

    KMSBarnes
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    I never read the comic, but I thought this was a well done pilot. Also, I think the wine was getting to me because I shouted “Double Tap!” a couple times. :) And being the costume/makeup fanatic I am, I thought the artistry was incredible for a TV show. Definitely looking forward to next week.

    #402812

    stinkybomb
    Participant

    Very much enjoyed the pilot. While we saw a few flaws, which opened up zombie does and don’ts conversation among my husband and I, we will be back in front of the TV next Sunday.

    #402813

    Trixie
    Participant

    Stayed up WAY past my bedtime to watch it on the DVR. Mr. Trixie and I loved it. Yes, of course there were zombie cliches but how many different approaches can you have to zombies walking the earth. Just sayin’….

    #402814
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    stinkybomb wrote >>
    Very much enjoyed the pilot. While we saw a few flaws, … will be back in front of the TV next Sunday.

    Yep!

    #402815

    myliftkk
    Participant

    A few thoughts:

    I liked the pilot, though I’m not sure you could even make a non-cliche zombie movie unless you told the story from the point of view of the zombie (which wouldn’t leave a lot of room for dialogue).

    I hate commercials that interrupt overly dramatic series. AMC, I’m not going to buy a Cadillac STS or Viagra during a Zombie show. And for gods sake, at least ask the advertisers to make the ads relevant, as Toyota did. We both agreed that a zombie Viagra ad would’ve topped Toyota’s (unless that in-dash GPS had markers for roving packs of flesh-eaters).

    It was suggested in one of the breaks that perhaps we should organize a “zombie marathon” in Columbus. A real race for the cure, if you will.

    Let’s hope AMC upgrades their web infrastructure to handle the next contest round…

    #402816

    myliftkk
    Participant

    walker – cu’s killing my chrome browser :)

    #402817
    rus
    rus
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    myliftkk wrote >>
    We both agreed that a zombie Viagra ad would’ve topped Toyota’s

    Viagra overdose… for when what she looks for in a guy is rigor mortis…

    Gggggrrrrrggggg… boooooobbbbiiiiiieeeezzzzzz….

    #402818
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    myliftkk wrote >>
    walker – cu’s killing my chrome browser :)

    Email me with screenshots/issues. We’re having more server latency issues (growing pains) again and are working on some fixes right now.

    #402819
    Jared
    Jared
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    i enjoyed the pilot, but i think it’s strange that zombie films/tv always refer to zombies in some manner other than just zombie. In this case walkers, which required further explanation.

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    JaredThompson wrote >>
    i enjoyed the pilot, but i think it’s strange that zombie films/tv always refer to zombies in some manner other than just zombie. In this case walkers, which required further explanation.

    Because you’re not supposed to use the “Zed Word”…

    #402821

    Yojimbo
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    The comics are incredible. They take you through pretty much every zombie plot-line you can think of. The stories range from profound allegory to horror pulp and hit almost everything in between. There was one issue where I had to close the book and look away the images and context were so intense.
    I don’t know if Kirkman is writing the comics anymore now that he’s writing for the show, but he once said that he would write the comics indefinitely. He said that he didn’t like when the zombie movie ends and leaves the audience asking “what happened next?” He wants to show us what happens next and then what happens after that…

    #402822

    bastardsuperstar
    Participant

    yeah, kirkman’s still doing the books, and they’re still amazing.

    the show was awesomeawesomeawesome, but man that CGI was CHEEEEEEEEEAP!

    the blood almost GLOWED against the natural background colors, and the back-of-the-head wounds when zombies would get shot almost looked like it was paint on the film cell. tv-CGI-budget on a movie-quality-show. too bad considering all the practical special effects were perfect.

    #402823

    bastardsuperstar
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    JaredThompson wrote >>
    i enjoyed the pilot, but i think it’s strange that zombie films/tv always refer to zombies in some manner other than just zombie. In this case walkers, which required further explanation.

    see, i’m on the opposite end of this one. i think most of the stuff i’ve seen over the years DO use “the zed word” a little too easily to make it believable. it’s usually the better movies/shows that don’t call them zombies, and in the case of something like walking dead, it’s supposed to be in a world where zombies were a brand new concept, so why would you already have a “stock” name for them. as the books progress, you meet other survivors who have names other than “walkers” for them, because they call them what makes most sense to them. “biters” “roamers” and all kinds of other things that describe what they are/do without having to resort to the zed-word.

    i think one of the 1st concessions to the suspension of disbelief in a better zombie movie is that it’s happening in a world that didn’t have zombie-fiction/zombie-movies. because it wouldn’t be as terrifying to the survivors of the walking dead if they’d grown up on romero movies.

    plus, how could you explain a world in which a reality as absurd as zombies was not only predicted by low-budget horror, but then those fictive predictions later came true?

    its easier and better for the viewer to put himself in the mindset of of “night one” with no prior knowledge of zombies if you’re gonna “believe” in the plot and plot-struggles.

    #402824

    Well, we just got a second season at least. AMC renewed it already.

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