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The Walking Dead season 2

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:08 PM

OPPYH


Can't wait to see this tonight. 13 whole episodes this season. I'll post my thoughts on the season opener in a few hours.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 7:00 PM

JO753

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I thought it wuz good. A wee bit uneventful, but thats better than if they tryd to make it nonstop action, which usually meanz the story iz weak.



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Sunday, October 16, 2011 8:10 PM

OPPYH


I thought the episode was really great. Problem I had was with the commercials.
HOLY SHIT!!!
It was a 90 minute episode, but I don't think anyone that has seen it would argue that it was a 50/50 split. 45 minutes of commercials, 45 minutes of the show.
For a show that thrives on suspense, that many commercials is detrimental.
I'll give the next episode a shot, but I may just have to wait until the dvd set is released to enjoy it uninterrupted.


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Monday, October 17, 2011 4:31 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


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Originally posted by OPPYH:
I thought the episode was really great. Problem I had was with the commercials. . . .
For a show that thrives on suspense, that many commercials is detrimental.
I'll give the next episode a shot, but I may just have to wait until the dvd set is released to enjoy it uninterrupted.

If you want to watch Walking Dead without the commercials:

http://sceper.eu/2011/10/the-walking-dead-s02e01-hdtv-xvid-asap-the-wa
lking-dead-s02e01-720p-hdtv-x264-immerse.html

www.scnsrc.me/tv/the-walking-dead-s02e01-hdtv-xvid-asap
www.oneddl.com/tv-shows/the-walking-dead-s02e01-hdtv-xvid-asap/

What was unusual with the episode was that the church had electricity to run the outside loudspeaker. (It was not solar energy. The prop had no solar collector.) I'm impressed with the reliable service at Zombie Power & Light. The power plant operators are all dead and yet they still come into work to keep the steam turbines generating.

The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity," where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Monday, October 17, 2011 5:22 AM

PIZMOBEACH

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I have this DVRed and will watch it tonight in spite of what I thought of season 1 I didn't want to post anything back then because I had only negative thoughts...
I came to this story by way of the graphic novels, which I thought were fantastic and only marred by being a bit gratuitous. Still, great stories and twists, and great new characters.
Sadly, the tv producers seemed to look at the g-novel only as a starting point (Game of Thrones on the other hand was a prime example of why you follow a novel's story and the success in story telling you can have when you do so).
I'm afraid I found the casting pretty weak as well in many cases. And the directing... subpar. Maybe season 2 will make a rebound artistically.

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Monday, October 17, 2011 6:20 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


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Originally posted by pizmobeach:
I came to this story by way of the graphic novels, which I thought were fantastic and only marred by being a bit gratuitous. Still, great stories and twists, and great new characters.

A typical day in Walking Dead #15 - page 21


The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity," where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Monday, October 17, 2011 12:31 PM

KIRKULES


What I'm wondering is which was the sign from god, the Deer in the forest or the bullet in the Kid. He asked for a sign, but it wasn't what he'd hoped for. It kind of seems like god is trying to tell them that they were supposed die in the plague and he's pissed that some survived, or maybe there is no god and bad stuff just happens.

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Monday, October 17, 2011 2:09 PM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


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Originally posted by Kirkules:
What I'm wondering is which was the sign from god, the Deer in the forest or the bullet in the Kid. He asked for a sign, but it wasn't what he'd hoped for. It kind of seems like god is trying to tell them that they were supposed die in the plague and he's pissed that some survived, or maybe there is no god and bad stuff just happens.

Don't bother deciding the meaning because when Walking Dead gets religion, it gets brain-damaged. I'm using guilt by association to quickly go to the heart of the matter, but Robert Kirkman, who writes the comic, also wrote Battle Pope, “the tale of a hard drinking, womanizing Pope condemned by God for his own evil ways, who is called to action to save Saint Michael, with the help of Jesus H. Christ, becoming mankind's final hope in a world overrun by demons following the Rapture.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Pope

BATTLE POPE was brought to you by the writer who gives you WALKING DEAD!


The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity," where Wash lives, is
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:26 AM

PIZMOBEACH

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BATTLE POPE was brought to you by the writer who gives you WALKING DEAD!



That just shows he's got range.
I'll vouch for the Walking Dead g-novel - it's the show that's borderline offensive. 2 people, one with binoculars, the other on top of a winnebago, both with nothing to block their view and yet some how they let 1,000 shuffling zombies *sneak* up on them?!?

"Stay put!" That's their zombie defense plan???

"Shane, leave me and my son alone!" "Shane? Where are you going?"

How long was the scene where they open up a zombie to inspect his stomach contents and there was no pay off, just isn't gore funny?

Some pretty bad southern accents, and I'm sorry to say too many actors with only modest screen presence... it's the same disappointment as the first season, wha.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:38 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by pizmobeach:
Sadly, the tv producers seemed to look at the g-novel only as a starting point



You know that the comic's creator/writer is one of those producers, right?

Anyway, Im kinda glad they're not sticking too closely to the comic. I already know how that story goes. But I guess I can understand being bothered by it not being a direct adaptation. It's just fine by me, though.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:53 AM

PIZMOBEACH

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Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
Quote:

Originally posted by pizmobeach:
Sadly, the tv producers seemed to look at the g-novel only as a starting point



You know that the comic's creator/writer is one of those producers, right?

Anyway, Im kinda glad they're not sticking too closely to the comic. I already know how that story goes.




Yep, I knew that before season one started. I was encouraged that it might mean someone with a vested interest would be watching to keep the story on track. Doesn't seem to matter who the producers are, keeping close to the original tale is not what they are interested in - or telling a new one intelligently imho.

Yeah, Lord of the Rings was so boring because I'd read it!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:00 AM

STORYMARK


I never said a direct adaptation was boring. Im just not going to get upset if they change things. But if you think putting words in someone's mouth is effective discussion, then that says a lot about you.

An adaptation is just that - adapted. Changes are always made, sometimes large, sometimes small. Quality is rarely dependant upon fidelity to the source. Adaptations have been made that were extremely faithful, and not very good. Others have changed a great deal, and been the better for it.

In the case of this show, Id say it's been a bit of both. Some changes I like, others not so much. Meryl and Daryl being prime examples - I find Meryl to be a stereotyped waste of screen time, but Daryl has become on of my favorites on the show.

I judge each adaptation on its own merits or lack thereof, and not on how faithful it is to the source.

And, as I recall... Lord of the Rings didn't exactly make it to the screen unchanged.




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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:22 AM

PIZMOBEACH

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Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
I never said a direct adaptation was boring. Im just not going to get upset if they change things. But if you think putting words in someone's mouth is effective discussion, then that says a lot about you.

An adaptation is just that - adapted. Changes are always made, sometimes large, sometimes small. Quality is rarely dependant upon fidelity to the source. Adaptations have been made that were extremely faithful, and not very good. Others have changed a great deal, and been the better for it.

In the case of this show, Id say it's been a bit of both. Some changes I like, others not so much. Meryl and Daryl being prime examples - I find Meryl to be a stereotyped waste of screen time, but Daryl has become on of my favorites on the show.

I judge each adaptation on its own merits or lack thereof, and not on how faithful it is to the source.

And, as I recall... Lord of the Rings didn't exactly make it to the screen unchanged.



Yeah, it did seem to be what you were saying - but, no biggie. I largely agree with your last post, some changes can be good, and this story definitely was going to HAVE to be changed for tv (The Governor). I'm just not liking their choices.
Maybe my expectations were too high - there isn't a lot of tv I look forward to - it feels like a great opportunity has been missed.


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Monday, November 28, 2011 10:01 AM

OPPYH


Wow! Just WOW!!
It amazes me how much alike, and how completely different the comic/show are. I actually like the show better now than I ever liked the comic series(and I liked the comic a lot).
Fantastic stuff. Funny, I was griping that the show took too many liberties in the first season but now I praise the show for being it's own entity.
Folks, if you haven't seen this show yet you may want to give it a shot. It is without a doubt my favorite show on tv since Firefly.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 8:23 PM

OPPYH


Well,
looks like season 3 is going to mirror the comic book series closer than ever before. That's a bummer. I was digging the 'surprises' of the tv show. From here on out I think I'll have a pretty good idea of what is going to happen next.

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