The Walking Dead (Season 2) [R]

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  1. Goodsport

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    The show's season premiere airs on Sunday, October 16th. :cool:


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    Hopefully it's better than last season. As an avid reader of the series the show was massively disappointing. To be fair, I know people who haven't read a page of the series that loved the show.
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    It turns out that I fall into that category of never having read the comic book series but liked the show. :eek:

    Would reading the series at this point ruin the show for me? :confused:


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    As of a little over a month ago, even DirecTV subscribers can now enjoy the show in 16:9 HD! :D


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    I was one of them and I've been anxiously awaiting the 2nd season. It may be the first time I try to see a tv season live. What I liked best was the fact that it wasn't a zombie show, really. It's more post-apocalyptic fare than anything else, which I love.
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    I had not read the comic when the show started. I enjoyed the show at first (like the first episode), but I thought it went downhill.

    I'm still giving it a chance and hoping it will pick up in the second season. The premise is too good to give up on.

    After watching the show, I did read the first trade paperback, and I thought that perhaps more fidelity to the source material might have helped the first season. At the same time, I'm not super-crazy about the comic either. What the show really needs is some good writing.
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    I liked the comic book, but I found it became harder and harder to read as the series progressed. I understand why a post-apocalyptic story has to be grim, but I feel like the artist/writer pushed that pitch-black tone too far at times. I also felt like the characters all became increasingly less likable.

    In short, the world view is too misanthropic for the good of the comic.
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    I agree. The series was excellent up until issue #50 or so and then it became a caricature of itself. The trauma and drama became melodrama, and it became comical in the sense that the tone shifted because Kirkman rested on his laurels far too much.

    I'll tune into the show of course but I'm lowering my expectations, not only because of its dreadful branding, the network's sad attempt to lift this show to critical darling status, but because I'm still unconvinced that the writing will really be all that good considering what we've been told throughout the summer.
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    All of my friends who read it, love the show about on the same level as me, I haven't yet
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    Interesting to see how the show plays this season. There have been a lot of changes. New writers and Darabont has left as the executive producer.
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    Season premiere tonight! :D


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    Anyone else catch the button on the guy who offed himself in the tent? "No excuse for domestic violence", if I did not misread it. :D

    With a lot of this episode being devoted to the search for a young woman, I wondered if this was a mere coincidence or a conscious reference:

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    I liked the Talking Dead better than the actual season premier. 40 minutes in and I was wanting it to end. The preview for the season looks like it may be more exciting, and I'll give it a couple more episodes but last night did nothing to excite me.
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    I thought it was alright. Certainly better than last season's finale!
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    For those who are familiar with the comic book:[result] Do you reckon they made Andrea quite a bit older (15-20 years older, it would seem) in the TV series because they feared the audience's reaction to the Dale-Andrea relationship if they had kept the age difference from the comic book? [/result]
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    In reference to the above question...[result]I'm not really sure how old Andrea is supposed to be on the show. She may look older, but I could totally see them making her out to be late 20's or 30. So if that's the case then I don't really see much of a difference between her in the show and in the comic.[/result]
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    [result]The Andrea in the comics is in her early to mid 20s. The actress who plays her is 42. I think it's clear they meant for her to be perceived as a mid-to-late 30-something, if not a bit older still.[/result]
    It could be merely a casting choice, but a weird one nonetheless. Of course, they do not have to slavishly follow the comics, I just wondered why they changed that specific aspect of the character...
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    Well... [result]Yeah that's true, Andrea is more in her mid 20's than anything, having been out of college for a few years and working in the law firm.[/result]

    I believe in the show Amy was still in college, and Andrea was something like 12 years older than her or something like that. I seem to remember her talking about the difference when they were fishing on the boat in the quarry. So that would put her at early 30's. Not too much older.

    As with everything else in the series it just seems like they're casting who they want.
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    Honestly, I thought Andrea is supposed to be in her late 40's particularly looking at her hands and forearms. Laurie Holden is a sexy and attractive woman, but looks much older than her 41 years. No way she could pass for being in her 30's on the show.
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    Well she did say that her sister was younger than her, something like 11 or 12 years. And when the outbreak started she was bringing her sister back to college. Assuming she's a traditional undergrad she's 21 or under making Andrea around 33 or younger.
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    Really disliked the first episode, seemed more of the same. Cringe-worthy writing that seems to only attempt to progress the characters' through drawn-out monologues/cliches. The herd scene was refreshing but probably only because it took me out of the dullness that was written around it.
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    Definitely a little slower than I preferred. But I loved the herd scene and the hunt in the woods for the little girl.
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    I didn't think it was a bad episode but I did think there was a crap load more comercials than usual. Seemed one popped up every 3 minutes

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