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The Walking Dead
« on: November 01, 2010, 11:02:57 AM »

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Anybody else watch the premiere on AMC last night?  I'd heard good things about the comic series, and I always like a good zombie story, so I checked it out.

Very, very well made for a TV series - it felt more like I was watching a movie.  I can't believe how graphic the violence was.  Seems like an interesting story too.  Definitely made my DVR "record series" list.

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 11:04:11 AM »

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I'm a fan of the comic, slowly catching up in that. The series looks very good so far. As it goes on I'm curious how they'll handle a lot of the things in the comic, not the sort of stuff that even cable TV would put on.

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2010, 11:07:31 AM »

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I loved it...caught a pre-air. Hopefully someone leaks episode 2 also.

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2010, 11:33:14 AM »

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I absolutely loved it. 

Its actually a thinking man's zombie show.  Great concept.  Its set up as a series recording on my DVR now.


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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2010, 12:43:10 PM »

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I loved it, but with Kirkman producing, I knew that I would. I highly, highly, highly recommend the comic to anyone who likes the show. I'm not a big comic guy, but the Walking Dead is a brilliant, original take on the zombie story. It's real and gritty in a way that a movie can never be, and a TV series is the medium other than comic that will still tell the story perfectly.

AMC does great stuff and the contest website crashed, so it looks like it's getting the viewership you'd hope for. Sounds like they're already planning for season two. With the comic soon to be knocking on 100 issues and still impressing, the TV series should stay fresh for what is hopefully a very long run.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2010, 12:54:05 PM »

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After seeing Darabont's treatment of The Mist (underrated horror movie, imo), I'm pretty sure he'll be able to handle whatever horrible bleakness is coming up.

Question for the comic readers - will reading the comics spoil the series for me?  From what I've heard it's a pretty close adaptation.  I feel like I'd like to go into the TV series blind if possible.

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 01:17:39 PM »

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After seeing Darabont's treatment of The Mist (underrated horror movie, imo), I'm pretty sure he'll be able to handle whatever horrible bleakness is coming up.

Question for the comic readers - will reading the comics spoil the series for me?  From what I've heard it's a pretty close adaptation.  I feel like I'd like to go into the TV series blind if possible.
Yes it will spoil you, the pilot was largely the same as the first issue. I imagine it will divert more and more as the series continues but if you must avoid spoilers I'd stay away from the comic.

That'd be a shame though, the comic's are excellent and well worth reading.

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 01:46:50 PM »

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I had been anticipating the premier for a long time now and I didn't feel disappointed.  With all the good shows Sunday has become a great day to watch television again!

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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 01:50:01 PM »

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I had been anticipating the premier for a long time now and I didn't feel disappointed.  With all the good shows Sunday has become a great day to watch television again!

What else are you watching? I'd been glued to Trueblood, Entourage, and The Glades...I fell off Madmen, but not intentionally.

But now there is just this and Adultswim's lineup of Venture Bros and Children's hospital.

I guess I should get back into Boardwalk Empire. I pay for HBO, might as well use it.

Oh, and Dexter. I watch Dexter too.

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2010, 02:11:06 PM »

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Question for the comic readers - will reading the comics spoil the series for me?  From what I've heard it's a pretty close adaptation.  I feel like I'd like to go into the TV series blind if possible.

Spoil isn't the right word to use. Having read the comic, I am just as excited for the series as I would have been otherwise. So I don't think it will be detrimental to the experience. Episode one didn't change much, and the few changes I saw, I loved. However, I have heard that some key things might get changed.

If you really want to go in cold (which I often do and respect the choice), maybe watch the season and see how it goes. Then when you're going to have to undergo the months between seasons, pick up the comic book. By then I'm sure the plot will have diverged a bit.

And while I have a lot of faith in the show from what I've seen, if you feel like it's going downhill, pick up the comic because it certainly doesn't.

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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2010, 05:06:22 PM »

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Great new show.

Well produced and the cast, so far, are pretty good.

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Opps i thought this was another JO thread,sorry.

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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2010, 05:09:54 PM »

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Opps i thought this was another JO thread,sorry.

Wow, well played.

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Opps i thought this was another JO thread,sorry.

Solid zing.


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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2010, 05:58:55 PM »

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Opps i thought this was another JO thread,sorry.

That would've been "The Limping Dead".  :)