"The Walking Dead": Any fans here?

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    Quite shocked they're bringing in Tyreese this late into the series; I had thought T-Dog was intended to be a poor man's version of Tyreese, but that's obviously not true now.

    Unless they intend for it to be a small role, I guess Tyreese in the TV show will live for more story arcs than he did in the comics? That would really change things up and make things interesting for the comic fans.
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    It appears that she has a head injury of some sort, she was quite out of it. She killed the zombie outside the door of the room she was found in (her knife was what alerted Daryl) but must have fallen and hit her head before and after. Carol's really toughened up and it's hard to believe she would choose death by dehydration/starvation over fighting/finding her way back to the group.
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    I am just glad she is alive. Can't wait for the next episode.
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    Poor Maggie is getting the Machonne treatment! Hope some biter chews his gonads off! :scream:
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    It's weird how the Govenor says that the other group is dangerous, leaving Merle behind so he had to chop off his hand. This is said to the two who are beaten, sexually assaulted and threatened with murder. Wow, and the other group is dangerous?? :huh:

    Writing error: Surely Machonne knows Merle's name? But the name is conveniently not given so Daryl has no idea his brother is in Woodbury. :rolleyes:

    I've been wondering for a while how long until all the walkers are wiped out/killed off. Surely there is a limited number? Tonight I thought, "are there no horses...or ropes"? Every day, people could go for a ride on their horses, make lots of noise to attract walkers then lasso them and kill them. You could wipe out a lot of them this way, right? Instead, they let the most dangerous thing run rampant putting themselves in mortal danger constantly. Or maybe there's no horses in Georgia?? :lol:
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    Well we have no idea how many people in the World have been turned. Let's assume it is the majority, as it seems to be, there could be billions of walkers. The other problem is that at first no one realized that the dead would turn. So I assume a lot of people died from starvation, suicide, illness, etc and they all turned because they didn't know everyone was already infected. There are probably still a lot of people out there who don't know this. I do think they could eventually get the situation under control but it really could take a LONG time, much longer than they have had.
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    Not only Merle, but Andrea as well! She spent 8+ months with Andrea, and in all that time I'm sure she shared a lot about Rick and co...who they were, their names, what they looked like, etc.

    Do the writers expect us to believe Machonne--who was sooo observant in Woodbury--couldn't take in her surroundings, put 2 and 2 together, and deduce that the group she was with is the same Atlanta group Andrea no doubt talked about?

    Argh, lazy lazy writing--that, or Machonne is deliberately withholding information. Maybe there's some twist and she's actually a bad guy? I don't know.

    Otherwise she's just a walking, chronically snarling plot-hole.
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    Yeah, I had a problem with that, but from the other direction. Rick and his crew would NOT head to Woodbury on a rescue mission before getting as much information about the place and the people as possible so they can have some sort of plan. That information would have included descriptions not just of the governor but of his right hand man who's missing a hand and is named Merle.
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    I watched The Talking Dead after I posted. They spoke about how everyone is withholding information as a way of having an upper hand. Everybody wants power and knowledge is power, so they only share as much as they need to...it's like their holding onto their cards. As the wise and prolific Kenny Rogers said, "you got to know when to hold 'em...know when to fold 'em..." :lol:
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    And once again, this shit shouldn't have to be explained on a show after the show. Talented writers could work all that in.
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    I think PrincessLeppard should pull out her "The Expendables" DVD set as this high-brow art is getting to her... :lol:
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    :p I love this show, and that's why it frustrates me. If you need a show to explain your show, you aren't doing it right.

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    They should hire Bill Clinton then. a.k.a. The chief of explaining things. :D
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    I've read the comics and The Talking dead still helps explain things for me. :lol: Of course, they're more drawing than dialog. And lots of unhs....
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    I can't imagine not watching "Talking Dead" after each new episode of "The Walking Dead". They just go together.
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    A long time. Though I'm sure the show will end with a solution having been found.

    I've also thought that some well-trained dogs would come in handy (though there is the barking issue). And a few cows and goats to keep in the camp or the prison. Goats would be easier because they'll eat pretty much anything. You would have goats milk and goats cheese. . .and milk for the wee ones.

    The problem is getting to the horses or goats. The walkers have eaten some of them, presumably. You need an appropriately vehicle and you need to make a run, and making a run can be dangerous.

    But were I a member of the group, I'd be on the goat beat for sure.
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    I don't think their should be a show to explain a show either... I don't think I should have to watch another show to explain a show about a comic.

    But then again... I should read the comic but choose not to. I guess I am choosing not to watch a show about a show too. Ah frack... guess I could just DVR The Talking Dead and stop being stubborn about it. lol!
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    :lol: Have you guys even watched The Talking Dead? It's not a university lecture examing the societal implications of the Walking Dead!! :rofl: It's a cheesefest talk show that shows clips of who got slaughtered that week...and how! :D It's a silly goofy (and inexpensive) way for the network to make some :bribe: They don't reveal or cover anything that wasn't already in the show. They just talk about their favourite parts of the show and they review what happened...and when you hear others talk about what they saw, sometimes you realize, "oh, I missed that!" In no way do they explain things that did not happen on the show. Unless they're just wondering out loud about their own thoughts. To me, the coolest thing about the show is that you get ubers of the show from all walks of life talking about how they like the show, or you get actors/directors/writers on the show sharing behind-the-scenes info. It's just silly fun. :)
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    I like seeing celebrities like Wil Wheaton and Sarah Silverman on "Talking Dead". They really get into the show and like talking about it.....and they aren't even on it!!! True Ubers.

    My favorite guests on "Talking Dead" are the stars that are killed unexpectedly...like T-Dog.

    I really get into some of the discussions about each episode.
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    They actually don't explain much. In fact, they seem bound and determined to explain as little possible.

    Rather, they give a few interesting tidbits about this and that and answer a few questions (usually very silly). They also show how they do some of the stunts and special effects, and how they make up the zombies, which is intriguing. Sometimes cast members are featured guests.

    And the In Memorium sequence (including to the zombies who died twice LOL) has gotten old, but they usually find some way to change it up in a fun way.

    The two shows grew together and there is an on-line dimension as well. I like The Talking Dead because it prolongs the experience by another 20 minutes or so.
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    Reminder: The mid-season finale is tonight!!! It won't be back until February 2013 with 8 new episodes.

    AMC is showing all of Season 3's 8 episodes today starting at 2:00pm, leading to the mid-season finale at 9:00pm.
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    I think this mid season final thing $ucks.
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    Yep. Oscar just bit the dust. Not sure why they never have more than one black male character at the same time. Tyreese just made his appearance.
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    How is the governor still moving around?
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    Oh BTW... I have been doing some reason and it does not look good for Daryl. I swear I will stop watching the show if they kill him off. Killing off so many characters is a bit too George Martin-esque for my liking. No more for a while pllllllease!
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    Regarding the 4 new people at the prison: When the show returns, I want to see Carol kick the white guys ass who said "We can take this prison, it's just a woman and a kid" (referring to Carol and Carl). Little does he know, Carol or Carl are tough enough to kick his butt. I don't think that guy is going to last long next season. But his son will probably be a love interest to Hershel's younger 17 year-old daughter, which might cause friction with Carl since he has a crush on her.

    Special trailer for season 3 episode #9:
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    A friend of mine just posted this on FB. It couldn't have been said any better:

    "catching up on the latest episode of Andrea's post apocalyptic unquenchable thirst for diq."
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    Was the hole in the prison fence always there and the group never noticed it or was there something that happened while Rick's group was there that caused it to happen? I
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    I also wondered how they never found this giant hole in the back of the prison. Probably another huge plot hole that the writers think we are too dumb to notice.
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    I amuse myself by finding ways to resolve plot holes/glitches. In this case, I assume that the hole was always there but locked away from the inside. In which case Carl would have opened the gate/door when he heard the noise or perhaps been on the prowl for walkers. The fact that he left them in an area of the prison with food and water suggests he is familiar with it. Remember, he found the infirmary fairly easily so he is obviously learning his way around.

    The governor's continuing to walk and talk after being stabbed through the eye with a sharp piece of glass was a real stretch though. The injury needed to have been much less severe for that to be possible. And I'm even more bothered by the hermit in the cabin from last week. It's hard to believe he's survived on his own in the woods and/or been living in that poorly built cabin all this time.

    But I'm a sucker for this show. The suspense keeps me on edge despite the glitches. Loved the close of this episode and can't wait until February. But the caveat is they. don't. kill off. daryl.
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    They had to have the Gov lose the eye in order to reconcile his character with the books. He's been waaaaaaaaaaaay too nice in the TV show. :lol: Kirkman says this is the Gov's motivation to bring the character closer to the original. And, since he wrote the script for last week and the books, I guess he knows what he's doing.
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    IMO, This show deserves the Emmy and Golden Globe for Best Drama on TV. But gets over-looked since it's horror/drama. :shuffle:
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    I was slightly underwhelmed by the mid season finale. I think the episodes building up were more interesting (and nail biting :D )
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    They had a full hospital staff explain it in great detail on The Talking Dead. :p Seriously though, I can only guess that it wasn't as bad as it looks? Okay...I'm really stretching with that one. Maybe the nurse gave him some really heavy duty painkillers???

    :confused: What? They didn't cover this on the Talking Dead!!! :lol: