The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Ad7 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:13 pm

Fear the walking dead was such a wasted opertunity. Should have got right into the details and the true horror of that kicking off, losing loved ones etc. But noooooooo we had a few good episodes and then a mobile scooby doo squad every week.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by more heat than light » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:15 pm

Never watched it. I assume it's not worth the bother?

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Ad7 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:17 pm

First few Eps were alright. Tailed off at the end of the first series, second series was gooseberry fool and we gave up on it there. No idea if it got good again.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Gandalf » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:20 pm

more heat than light wrote:Never watched it. I assume it's not worth the bother?


The first season started with promise. Then went into The Walking Dead Lite. With detestable characters.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Rapidly-Greying » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:17 am

Gotta disagree there, I enjoyed it very much. Nick and Strand are great characters.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Gandalf » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:30 am

What? Great characters like Eugene inducing levels of annoyance, Jonny Depp lookalike Nick? Or Madison? Alicia?

I doubt very much I'll watch the third series.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Tragic Magic » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:52 am

I thought the first season of Fear was much better than a lot of the main Walking Dead seasons. It is criminal though that we only got two episodes set before/during the initial outbreak. Never got round to season 2.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Gandalf » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:58 am

Tragic Magic wrote:I thought the first season of Fear was much better than a lot of the main Walking Dead seasons. It is criminal though that we only got two episodes set before/during the initial outbreak. Never got round to season 2.


Completely agree, and that's also one of the reasons why I don't really take to this. The first season should have focused on the whole outbreak and the demise of humanity.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Ad7 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:00 am

But but but sweaty Johnny Depp is ON DRUGS, it's so deep.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Moggy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:15 pm

There's a threat of another US TV writers strike.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39513623

Don't worry though, I doubt the quality of the Walking Dead will suffer. ;)

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by satriales » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:19 pm

Just get the actors to improvise and it will probably be better.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Ad7 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:51 pm

It looks like they've already been improvising in the action scenes.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by more heat than light » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:26 pm

Imagine if they had to get a deer to improvise instead of having a high quality digital version. :shock:

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Saint of Killers » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:35 pm

more heat than light wrote:I suspect part of her deal with Negan involved Rick being kept alive. It's fairly believable that he would suggest such a thing, he doesn't want him dead, he wants him to suffer (see also, smashing in Coral's head in front of him).

For the record, I thought the Junkyard Yoda switcheroo was quite well played last night. Didn't see it coming at all.


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I was so disappointed with the finale that I've gone back to reading the comics. Downloading All Out War Part 2 as I write this. strawberry float waiting months on end for that gooseberry fool only for it to disappoint.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by SandyCoin » Sat May 13, 2017 11:42 pm

Garth wrote:Made a gif of the bit where I thought Tara shot Rosita:

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Genuine laugh out loud. Just finally caught up and saw the finale and thought the exact same thing. Tara shoots Rosita then helps her. Awful direction.

Pretty crap finale and reading back, mostly with the same criticism.

The junkyard people are probably the worst thing in the show though. Utterly irritating, and it doesn't make sense why they all speak like complete banana splits.

This Negan gooseberry fool needs to end. Preferably with Coral dying. They had a chance to make him this strawberry floated up, interesting character. Sadly he's just pointless and only there to get Rick all emotional.

Tiger was hilarious, but yeah a pretty gooseberry fool finale.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Rapidly-Greying » Sun May 14, 2017 12:59 pm

I really didn't like Dr Denise, BUT I've recently binge watched nurse Jackie and Merritt weaver is great in it.

So I'm thinking that if I had watched nurse Jackie back when it was on, I would have felt very differently about Dr Denise.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Monkey Man » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:23 pm

'Walking Dead' Lawsuit Spills Obscene Emails and Tales of Greed Over TV's Billion-Dollar Hit

In seven years, The Walking Dead has become the most prosperous drama ever to air on cable television. The AMC zombie drama has likely booked more than $1 billion in gross receipts based on an analysis of newly filed court documents that shed unprecedented light on the economics of the show and on Hollywood in general. But after Walking Dead premiered in October 2010 to 5 million viewers (it now draws 17 million, more even than primetime NFL games on broadcast networks), AMC decided to cut the show’s second season budget by 25 percent.

The summer of 2011 was a trying time for Frank Darabont, the Oscar nominated writer and director of The Shawshank Redemption who adapted Robert Kirkman’s post-apocalyptic graphic novel. Darabont worked hard to get the show on the air —NBC once had it in “turnaround” and other networks like Fox and Turner passed — but once Walking Dead came out, the series about middle America citizens struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse earned instant adoration. So Darabont was stunned by AMC's decision to slash the budget. What’s more, after Darabont decided that a single set location — a Georgia farmhouse — would be the solution to the financial crunch, AMC executives demanded to see all of the season’s scripts up front before shooting. According to Darabont, AMC's Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan told him “it’s unheard of” to have scripts delivered so early in the process of producing a season.

Pressure was mounting for Darabont, who felt he was wrestling a giant alligator on a daily basis. And after footage came in, Darabont wasn’t liking what he saw — and he wasn’t shy about expressing his distaste in a highly obscene way, according to the newly revealed documents in his lawsuit against AMC.

In one June 2011 email to executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and others, he wrote, “strawberry float you all for giving me chest pains because of the staggering strawberry floating incompetence, blindness to the important beats, and the beyond-arrogant lack of regard for what is written being exhibited on set every day. I deserve better than a heart attack because people are too stupid to read a script and understand the words. Does anybody disagree with me? Then join the C-cam operator and go find another job that doesn’t involve deliberately strawberry floating up my show scene by scene."

That wouldn’t be the only profane rant that month. In one email, Darabont asked why camera operators were being paid when “Ray Charles could operate better." In yet another, he compared one of the show’s directors to someone who he formerly worked with who had suffered massive, debilitating strokes. “It’s like we yanked some kid with no experience out of high school and put her in charge of directing a show,” wrote Darabront.

And to AMC’s executives, he was no less polite. “Please let's stop invoking 'the writers room,'” he emailed AMC’s Ben Davis. “There IS no writers room, which you know as well as I do. I am the writers room. The strawberry floating lazy assholes who were supposedly going to be my showrunners threw that responsibility on me after wasting five months of my time.”

Darabont was fired.

But he wasn't buried quietly. Like the fictional “walkers” on the series, Darabont and his agents at Creative Artists Agency came back for blood, filing a massive lawsuit in December 2013 alleging they were denied rightful profit participation from Walking Dead. They are claiming $280 million in damages. Now a treasure trove of materials has just been made public after the parties spent more than a half a year arguing about what should remain confidential. What’s been revealed — thousands of pages of summary judgment arguments, depositions, redacted profit participation statements, expert testimony, and even details about the financials for other AMC shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul —represent a huge exposure of Hollywood financial secrets.

A lot more at the link - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-es ... m=referral

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Poser » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:29 pm

That first sentence spells 'preposterous' wrong.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:18 am

Corporate shitstains. :x

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Poser » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:25 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:Corporate shitstains. :x


As much as I agree, one of his main points of contention seems to be that they (the corporate wanks) were insisting on seeing how the series script was mapped out to the end.

I'm fully aware that that's not how things are 'done', but it's precisely what I think a lot of Walking Dead would benefit from.

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