The Walking Dead

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  1. Mark

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    I've become super annoyed with how slow this show is progressing. It just seems they just want to tell the story on a day-per-episode basis and it's killing the momentum from episode to episode.

    For the amount of progression there has been in this season, it could have been encapsulated in 6-8 episodes. The show has lost almost all of it's "Oh SHIT!" factor. Frustrating as all hell.
     
  2. ChuckCheese

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    The characters have also all developed as much as they possibly can in this setting and scenario. So it's annoying that they're wasting time showing the same people arguing over the same things in the same place every episode. There aren't going to be any surprises or any interesting character moments until we have a change of scenery.
     
  3. lime treacle

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    What's really bad about all this is that the characters want to find a place to stay and live a normal life. On the other hand, normal life is the thing viewers want to see the least.

    Cool, we've got walkers, but that's not enough, right? But making the show interesting is not the only thing authors got to work on. Will we get a change of setting at the end of this season? That would be good, but that would also be reprising season 2. Which sucks. They've built a trap for themselves.

    So they better do something really, really good with season 4.
     
  4. Shmoanator

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    I actually enjoyed last Sunday's episode. (still hate andrea..)

    I understand what people are saying with scope and character development, and I quasi-agree. I still feel there is a bit farther that these characters can be pushed, and I can't wait for that to happen. Especially Michonne and Carl.

    I'm actually pretty sure the next episode will be after the two days have passed.
     
  5. ernieball003

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    Doubtful. I'm guessing the end of the two days is the finale, which makes Season 4 the war. At this point that's not a spoiler. I bet Alexandria Safe Zone will be quite painful to watch...
     
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    That would be the end of The Walking Dead. I think hope the final two episodes could be are the "war".
     
  7. ernieball003

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    Its over when Rick and/orCarl die(s) in issue 300.. or something.

    It'd be nice, but theres already rumors of Woodbury returning next season.

    I guess it would make sense to make the prison arc two seasons long when they milked the farm for a whole. But it does make for a more strained watch. Id say its fair to say the recent episodes are very comicesque. They take up all the needed space but only push the narrative slightly.. This week on The Walking Dead Rick and Phil met and they dont like each other! Its nice to have a meeting, but it doesnt need to take up 43 minutes.
     
  8. Shmoanator

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    It looked to me in the previews that Rick and the Governor were heading back to meet up with each other, so yes, the two days will have passed.
     
  9. hawk

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    TV != Comic.
     
  10. lime treacle

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    I reckon it will be like that.
     
  11. ernieball003

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    Ezekiel has a pacifist tiger. Negan has a baseball bat.

    These high hopes mean something has got to go wrong. Maybe some super duper herd comes in during the impending assault?
     
  12. The Joesen One

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    I'm confused at all of your opinions. Am I the only one that loves the simpler, quieter moments of the series?

    Take for instance, "Clear", which gave time to reflect on the characters. I believed Michonne greatly improved in character than any other episode this season. Lennie James was great as Morgan. I liked the emotion in that episode that reminded me of "18 Miles Out", the great simple season 2 episode. I loved the symbolism involved with the hitchhiker.

    Remember guys, the series is not about the zombies. It's about the characters, how their morals deteriorate, and difficult decisions they have to make now that civilization has collapsed. "The Walking Dead" also refers to the current survivors. So, if you want a fast-paced, completely linear story with endless walker killing carnage, feel free to stop watching the show.
     
  13. ernieball003

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    WE ARE THE WALKING DEAD!!!
     
  14. lime treacle

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    That would be replicating Season 2 again.
     
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    We know it's about the characters. The characters just suck complete dick.
     
  16. ernieball003

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    It's actually repeating the Atlanta survivors camp, the Estates, and then the farm. But that's just the first two trades, not counting the prison and the aftermath.

    But I'm not talking about the show there anyway. Get into the 100s for the comic, THEN you can about the group always trying to fight a foe, living or dead, and how they deal with the fallout from the climax.

    Predictable format, but it fits the genre.
     
  17. Shmoanator

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    Nope. :bradwink:
     
  18. The Joesen One

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    Exactly. The apocalypse made the survivors change in ways of decision making and attitudes. Take for instance, Andrea.

    Speaking of that, the next episode "Prey" has this synopsis: "The Governor chases a dissenter who fled Woodbury. While the Governor is gone, a traitor tries to sabotage his upcoming plans."

    My theory: dissenter - Tyreese, Sasha, Allen and/or Ben
    traitor - (hopefully) Andrea or Milton
     
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  19. lime treacle

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    Good one. :lol:
     
  20. ernieball003

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    Finale speculation/spoilers

    So Andy put it out there that 27 will die in the finale, so its safe to assume itll be executed quite like the comic. Hopefully Phillip has his tank.. So.. The chopping block:

    The Governor
    Carol
    Hershel
    Judith
    Sasha
    Ben
    Allen
    Milton
    Martinez
    Dr. Stevens

    Fairly certain they're all going. I'm unsure about Merle since he's a wildcard and Beth since she fills Sophia's place.
     

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