The Walking Dead

SockMonkey said:
Judging by the high ratings, a second season should be in the (body) bag already. Having read up to issue 60 of the comic it seems like such a long road ahead in terms of seeing it on screen...

Hopefully my hardback #6 should be here today or tomorrow.

I believe it has been greenlighted (second season that is).

It was a rumour it seems, but this will get a second season without a doubt.
 
I don't know the source material I just randomly saw a trailer for it on fx and thought it looked amazing. Loved the pilot and the zombies where really well done. Also, did they just RUN!!!
 
Second episode was also really good, though you can tell it's probably going to settle into that series rhythm of 'one big adventure per episode' now. But no let up in terms of quality.
 
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Hurrah, 13 episodes too.

JonBcn said:
Second episode was also really good, though you can tell it's probably going to settle into that series rhythm of 'one big adventure per episode' now. But no let up in terms of quality.

I'm sure I read an interview with Sarah Wayne Callies where she said some of the episodes in this series don't even have zombies in them.
 
Loved the second episode as well, although it obviously had more focus on the thrilling part rather than the drama part. That scene with the butchering of the zombie was great, and I love how there is actually room for it in the show, a zombie movie would never bother with fitting something like that in.

It'll be interesting to see how willing they'll be to kill off characters, since a show like this must kill off characters at some point. It's also interesting to see how the two cops feel like protagonist and antagonist already, and if it'll pan out like some "good cop/bad cop"-thing or if they'll be forced to cooperate.
 
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KamikazeHeart said:
It'll be interesting to see how willing they'll be to kill off characters, since a show like this must kill off characters at some point.

It's not really a "willing" thing considering essentially it's already decided. One of the best things about the comic is the surprise at who doesn't survive. They've made such a big thing about being true to the comic as much as possible, and considering the involvement of Robert Kirkman, I would be disappointed if some of the deaths didn't happen just because they wanted to keep an actor/actress on the show. In fact, I don't really see how they could NOT stick to the comic, as it would have a ripple effect which would be too heavy.
 
That's exactly my point, the fans of a show obviously have a lot more influence than I suppose the fans of the comic book do. If a character becomes a fan favorite, perhaps a bit unexpectedly, are they really staying that true to the comics? Here's what the comic book writer said:

“Between [director] Frank [Darabont] and the writers in the writing room, there are a lot of great, talented people working on this show and a lot of interesting ideas come up when you’re addressing what to do with this. There’s a lot of new characters added that I think are amazing and that people are going to fall in love with.”

I suppose it could very well end up like True Blood, branching out more and more as it goes along and developing its own little universe parallel to the comic book.
 
I'm really loving this show, although the foreshadowing with the hacksaw was a bit front-and-centre.

I've never read any of the comics, but reading many comments about this online is getting mighty depressing. It's all variations of 'they changed it, IT SUCKS'
 
This show is fucking epic. End of! I went into the first episode not expecting it to feel so rich, so pulsating, so raw, so incredible but it was all of that and more.
 
I really love this show! It could easily be so bad it's good, but it's actually very enjoyable for what it is.

I think the very clever thing that is done a lot is the long minutes of silence, a scene could go by with absolutely no dialogue. Just the sounds from the world of the show. It's very effective, there's always that unexpectedness with it as you have no background music building up to a big scare or whatever.
 
After the first 2 episodes i am hooked, it is fantastic, it looks like the Missing Wife and Child storyline won't drag on too long either, which is good.
 
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I just finished watching it too. It wasn't overly engaging, but still better than much of what's on TV. Hard to believe we're halfway through this season already.
 
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I know, can't believe its only 6 episodes this season but hey quality not quantity.
 
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KamikazeHeart said:
That was so thrilling and heartbreaking at the same time.
Episode 4? Yes! Such a great episode but kinda sad with happens but did expect it.
 
sophiemoph said:
KamikazeHeart said:
That was so thrilling and heartbreaking at the same time.
Episode 4? Yes! Such a great episode but kinda sad with happens but did expect it.

I was actually on the verge of tears, very heartbreaking indeed. I was kind of expecting something to happen at the end if you get me, but then again it hasn't been established how long it takes for, you know.
 
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dmc said:
sophiemoph said:
KamikazeHeart said:
That was so thrilling and heartbreaking at the same time.
Episode 4? Yes! Such a great episode but kinda sad with happens but did expect it.

I was actually on the verge of tears, very heartbreaking indeed. I was kind of expecting something to happen at the end if you get me, but then again it hasn't been established how long it takes for, you know.
Oh yes me too but I read something that it says 'that' sorta thing takes longer than it does in recent movies.
 
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