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Discussion in 'Movie, TV, & Video Games' started by thumper, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. thumper

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    OK i mentioned earlier that some things really bothered me about the beginning. I didn't think I'd be able to get through this, but to my delight some of the people I really disliked because of their acting etc are now gone.

    If you haven't watched the series, leave the thread because i'm going to explain where I'm at, explain what bothered me and ask some questions.



    Spoilers for seasons 1 and 2 (open)

    I decided to skip the stuff that annoyed me. it serves no purpose. But here are my questions.

    What did Rick mean by everyone is infected? Just before they found the prison he explained to everyone that while at the CDC the doctor told him everyone carries the virus or whatever. Did I miss that, or did they just expose that he knew?

    He just killed Shane, and he turned into a creepy crawly afterward (i just can't bring myself to say walker. it's such a silly name). So what I am assuming he meant was that once the living people die they turn. but not before hand?

    They just got to the prison and secured that outside area. So that's cool.

    I don't quite understand why Lori is so mad at Rick. He just explained the story to her about how and why he killed Shane. But she's furious and I dont get why? Is it possible I don't understand because I'm not supposed to yet? if so don't spoil it, i just think I might have missed something.
     
  2. Rise

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    The premise is essentially everyone is infected with a virus that when they die they reanimate into one of the zombies.

    In terms of the Rick/Lori stuff I think it's just because Lori still had feelings for Shane and was a little torn on the whole thing (been a while since I watched)
     
  3. thumper

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    yeah doesn't matter now. She's dead lol

    I'm up to season 3 episode 4 I think. Not too crazy about the living situations right now. Just don't care for the scenarios, but clearly they're going to change frequently to move the story line.

    Cool. Thanks man!
     
  4. Rise

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    I honestly stopped watching I think it was after the 4th season I lost interest. It was a good show but it started to feel like there was no long term direction for the show. I get wanting to run with it when the ratings are good and money is to be made but I always prefer stuff that runs 5-7 seasons and wraps things up.
     
  5. thumper

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    Sorry, didn't notice you responded.

    I've been watching. I'm in season 5 episode 3 now. I did manage to bypass some of my annoyances, however it sure seems odd they've known that covering up with the blood and guts hide them somehow. yet they still do these battles. bUt I've gotten far enough now that I'm enjoying it.

    They just reunited now after the fake sanctuary blow up and escape. Though since they didn't kill everyone i'm somewhere around 99.999999999999% sure that it's not over, and those cannibal freaks are going to show up soon.
     
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    I can't go to that other walking dead thread since there will be spoilers in it.

    but I did get through the shitty parts. I'm up to the start of season 8 now. I get a little tired of the easy predictions in the show right now. But it's fun watching it.

    You can sure tell when they geared up and got some serious backing in the show.

    I'm hooked now.

    Question, what season are they on now? i onlyl have season 8 on Netflix. What are they on now in the real show?
     
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  7. Clark Kent

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    Season 9
     
  8. Rise

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    Halway through season 9.... Netflix typically releases things about a season behind what's currently airing on TV
     
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    Thanks!
    I found the first episode of season 9 on the AMC site. I imagine they have the rest too. But I also suppose they'll have commercials which will suck.

    I'm actually a little bummed. I watched all of season 8 and i can tell from the way things are negan isn't going to be killed, and of course in Carl's dream he foresaw him living in the community.

    I don't like the way this is going, I sure hope it doesn't all turn. I also kept waiting for closure on the saviors battle but fucking no.

    I'm not crazy where this is going though.

    Sidenote. I was really shocked when abraham and glenn were killed though. I think that's the first time I was really shocked at someone dying.
     
  10. Poindexter

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    That shit was brutal. Almost the entire season was an exercise in severe sadism enacted on the audience.
     
  11. thumper

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    yeah they did that shit to intentionallly make everyone want him brutally killed. Now they turned a corner at the end of season 8 and at least at this point they aren't going to kill him.

    I just started watching season 9 but took a break for a bit
     
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  12. Clark Kent

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    Has Negan been mentioned since the ya no that happened a few episodes ago.
     
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    Sorry I missed the notification of your reply


    I'm actually at Season 9, episode 6 now. Almost caught up to the new shows. Think I only have one or two.

    But I'm considering bailing. This show has turned a corner I don't like.

    negan was never going to be killed. Ever since Carl had that vision of him in a garden helping Judith (i think) it was painfully clear he would live.

    Now he's gone from Maggie wanting to kill him, him being a pathetic piece of shit, to tutoring judith

    IMO this show jumped the shark and I'm not even really interested now.

    Also, I have a question. I fell asleep at some point, but something happened after Rick got picked up by the helicopter. Suddenly they are what looks like 10 years ahead. What happened to cause the show to jump like that? it's too involved to be a flash forward
     
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    Don't bail.
     
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    Can you explain the huge time jump?
     
  16. Poindexter

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    It's just a plot device to open up new possibilities and to incorporate other storylines. It's kind of a cheap move, IMO.
     
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    I just can't figure out if I missed something big. Last I remember Rick got hurt and I'm pretty sure that butt ugly chick left with him on the helicopter. I nodd off and when I wake up I see they've jumped WAY ahead. Now Carol went from short salt and pepper hair to long nasty gray hair, Juddith is somehow wise and all knowing at fucking like 10 years old (which is one reason I'm getting tired of the silly shit), they're all talking about rick like he's dead, which I know he can't be. I assume they assumed he was dead because he left on the helicopter and they just never saw him again.

    I'm at episode 8 now so I'm close, but I'm pretty sure I missed a whole bunch. It looks to me like Daryl is out looking for rick and won't buy into him being dead, Micheon and Darryl both have this 'x' on their back in scars, which I can only assume is actually negan. Rick isn't dead of course, it's a twist.

    I just can't help but think I've missed something really important and I don't want to go back and re-watch 2 or 3 episodes to figure it out.

    I don't need to know spoilers, just correct me if I've said something wrong.

    Also, has their been any talk of a final season yet?

    It's not like me to be disgusted with a show like this, but i just don't like this and it's pretty obvious this wasn't planned from the beginning and it's not really a part of the original direction.

    I hope I'm wrong, I'm going to catch up to where everyone is tonight or tomorrow. I think episode 9 is the most current right? i'm just starting 8 now.

    believe me it took some dedication to start episode 1 season 1 and binge watch to catch up lol. I just hope i'm wrong
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    Oh and my guess is somehow now the walkers are starting to figure things out since the next episode is titled 'evolution'
     
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  18. Clark Kent

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    I don’t see them ending the series until after the movies. But who knows.
     
  19. thumper

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    Movies?

    I just finished episode 8 so I'm caught up now. I assume that was the last episode that's aired now. s9:e8

    So now we are dealing with people that are wearing the zombies as suits. Well I guess we had to expect that since it was established in season 1 that just smearing shit all over them would hide them.

    I guess this is the natural 'evolution' eh?
     
  20. Clark Kent

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    They whisperers are a big part of the comics.

    Yeah they are making 3 movies with rick that will take him all over the world.
     
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