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The Walking Dead

Discussion in 'Tilted Entertainment' started by cynthetiq, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    New York City
    It just got onto Netflix's streaming in preparation for the upcoming second season. We've just finished the 4th episode.

    The Walking Dead

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    I didn't realize that it was something that Frank Darabont developed and did. If you don't know he did The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.

    It's an amazing series so far. I'm looking forward to finishing it and seeing season 2 in the next upcoming weeks.
     
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  2. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Location:
    Wolf 359
    I loved season one. Unfortunately my only choice for viewing season two in a fresh fashion will likely be paying per episode on iTunes, and there is a good chance they will be getting my money.
     
  3. SuburbanZombie

    SuburbanZombie Housebroken

    Location:
    Northeast
    Watched most of season 1 on DVD but got distracted and never finished it. Will have to dig them out again and finish as I was enjoying the series.
     
  4. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Location:
    Wolf 359
    That was a good long teaser trailer that revealed practically nothing and grabs your attention fully.

    I saw that "Viglink" changed my mere mention of the Apple music store into a working link. How interesting.
     
  5. Hektore

    Hektore Slightly Tilted

    I watched the first episode on demand the other day out of pure curiosity, and watched the remaining 5 (of the ones available on demand) over the rest of the week. That in itself is a pretty big compliment from a person who typically watches less than an hour of TV a week. It's also (probably related...) the first TV show that I've really liked in a long while. I'll have to see if there are more episodes to finish before season two starts.
     
  6. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted

    I totally love this show. Cannot wait for it to start again.
    Zombies give me nightmares. These give me deliciously creepy ones.
     
  7. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    New York City
    Webisodes only left.
     
  8. Fangirl

    Fangirl Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Arizona
    Well, Darabont, according to a New York Times article I just read was involved with about half of the 13-episode season 2 so that's good. I'm amazed at how he's not uttered a syllable as to what went down prior to AMC firing him. Prior to being let go Darabont did make an offhand comment in an interview that he was worried about the budget but he was hugely enthusiastic about season 2 at Comic Con--then he was fired 3 days later.
    I'm beyond excited about the new season. I have read the comic book series and I know the direction a couple of the characters will be going in (it's been confirmed by the actors). I can't wait. Oh, and the zombies are pretty fun, too. I have a 'Bicycle Girl'* t-shirt that I've worn to death (no pun). *Bicycle Girl is 'Hannah', who is in the current webisodes on the official AMC the Walking Dead site. Her scene with 'Rick' in season 1 was heartbreaking.
     
  9. Python

    Python Getting Tilted

    Nice. I enjoyed the first season, though I think it was somewhat slow. Nonetheless, it's on my must watch list.
     
  10. Fremen

    Fremen Allright, who stole my mustache? Donor

    Location:
    E. Texas
    Just finished episode 2 on Netflix.

    Question: Do people who die without being bitten or scratched in any way come back from the dead in this series?

    Also, I feel sorry for the poor horse that died by the tank.
     
  11. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    I'm really looking forward to Season Two.
     
  12. Fangirl

    Fangirl Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Arizona
    It appears thus far that they do not. With only 6 episodes last season though it is unknown for certain. The promos would seem to indicate SMALL SPOILER that people died in their cars trying to escape Atlanta and they stayed put after doing so.
    Yeah, that poor horse. I was a little annoyed with Rick about that one but I guess under the circumstances there was not a lot of choice.
     
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  13. Remixer

    Remixer Middle Eastern Doofus Donor

    Location:
    Wiesbaden, Germany
    I love Zombie games, anime and movies.

    I'll trust the word of all of you on this one, so I'm downloading the episodes right now. Hope you guys are right!

    I've wanted a good zombie story for years now.
     
  14. Hektore

    Hektore Slightly Tilted

    Good to know.

    I thought this a bit at first also, but I dismissed it for two reasons. First the pace of most current television/movies is way too fast. So absurdly fast that it's really damaging these mediums for me. In that context it's slower, but only by comparison. Check out some older foreign films if you want to see some painfully slow moving plotlines.

    Secondly, I think it really works for the series. The speed it moves at allows them tell stories and develop the series in a way that keeps it from looking like screen capture from the latest Resident Evil, which is a real danger for a series like this.
     
  15. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Location:
    Wolf 359
    I appreciate the pace they set, and the fact they are not constrained to fit everything into a feature film length. The back stories are fascinating to see develop in what is often bits and pieces to the viewer.
    I also like the more classical "zombies are fully dead" and that they move slowly. Having said that it is nice to see more of the fast/running zombies in some takes on the subject out there.
     
  16. Fremen

    Fremen Allright, who stole my mustache? Donor

    Location:
    E. Texas
    It's a good thing I'm not in charge of a group of people scavenging for weapons and goods.
    I was shouting at the screen the whole time they were holding the shotguns on the vatos to "shoot them!"
    "What are you waiting for?" "Take the leader out!" "He's unarmed!"
    Good thing they didn't, eh?
    :)
     
  17. m0rpheus

    m0rpheus Getting Tilted

    Location:
    Guelph ON
    It hasn't come up in the TV show yet, so I don't know the answer.

    In the comic book though ANYONE who dies, in any way comes back as a Zombie.
     
  18. mixedmedia

    mixedmedia ... Donor

    Location:
    Florida
    I just finished the first season and while it was entertaining, I don't feel I got enough back story on the characters. None of them have managed to winnow their way into my heart. (Except for the horse, of course, of course.) For instance, I've been through six episodes and I don't even know the characters well enough to be able to identify them by their names. I thought the opening sequence with the father and son was much more compelling and emotionally provocative than anything that came after it. Hopefully we will be drawn in like that with the rest of the characters, as well, but it should have been done in the first season, in my useless opinion. :p
     
  19. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    New York City
    I think that's why the first season works so well.

    There's enough to tease out for later. We know enough about the partners and Rick's family and the other boy and father. I think that if we got more backstory on the other characters we'd not get the expanse of the exposure and the current state of society, but more of the "moment it happened" for each character. The sisters and the redneck brothers are great juxtapositions on how they grew up and are dealing with the new world.
     
  20. mixedmedia

    mixedmedia ... Donor

    Location:
    Florida
    well, it just comes down to a matter of needs. the expanse and exposure of society has been played out in countless zombie movies and post apocalypse type films. I feel like I get that. But to sustain it through, what was essentially six hours of material, I wanted to know more about the people. I'm not saying that I didn't like it or that I won't continue to watch it just that most of the characters, at the end of the first season, were still largely cardboard cutouts and I would like to have invested a little more. Much like they managed to do with the doctor in season six with just one scene, know what I mean?