The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8

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by Moggy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:39 am

It’s annoying how they keep trying to pretend a main character is dead or leave one on a cliffhanger.

Did anybody seriously believe Morgan was dead when he was on the ground?

Does anybody think Rick is going to get shot?

Utter bollocks, if they want to add in some jeopardy then they either need to introduce some new characters that they don’t mind killing off or actually grow some balls and kill a few main characters off. Pretending Rick/Daryl/Morgan/whoever is dead or at risk of dying is pointless as we know they wont die. And they need to do it without ridiculously obvious foreshadowing (can’t remember their names but the boyfriend getting shot). Make it shocking, not obvious.

The Saviour group that were endlessly shooting before the woman commanding them suddenly realised “they don’t have to advance!” was utterly pathetic. Did she just suddenly remember that she was living in a zombie apocalypse?

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Poser » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:55 am

Moggy wrote:Did she just suddenly remember that she was living in a zombie apocalypse?


:lol: I also said that, almost word for word. I love the GRcade hive mind. :wub:

Also, why was Rick stalking round stealthily with a huge rifle in his hand, when he had a handgun in his belt? Maybe I've been reading too much Jack Reacher, but holy strawberry float, you stand so much less chance of getting a shot away at close quarters with a massive gun.

The worst thing is, as far as the show is concerned, THIS is the payoff - this is what we've been waiting that entire season for, while Rick was being a yellow strawberry floater. This is the big action climax. I hope you're enjoying it, because any minute now the show is going to be about arable farming and slowly tending Glenn's sodding grave again.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Moggy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:11 am

Poser wrote:The worst thing is, as far as the show is concerned, THIS is the payoff - this is what we've been waiting that entire season for, while Rick was being a yellow strawberry floater. This is the big action climax. I hope you're enjoying it, because any minute now the show is going to be about arable farming and slowly tending Glenn's sodding grave again.


Even this payoff is mainly padding though. They have taken 2 whole episodes (not counting the weird Rick flash forward thing in the first episode) and will probably be taking all of the third to do what? Shoot guns at a building/cars? Who’s died other than cannon fodder extras?

A big battle scene could have been awesome, but it has just been a few hours of terribly aimed shooting and Negan’s shitting pants.

Oh and Jesus wandering around trying to save people. COZ HE IS JUST LIKE HIS NAMESAKE!!!

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by FatDaz » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:31 pm

This is garbage now, constant close up shots of people looking deep in thought, shouty badly written speeches at stupid times. Terrible editing and focus on generic people in generic clothing shooting at each other with endless ammo.

I literally had no idea who was who and therefore had no interest in what was happening. There was no sense of tension or drama. Plot armour has become absurd and kills all immersion. And why have they all got pristine military weapons and silencers?! I thought finding guns was difficult but seemingly everyone has amazing weapons now.

And the sound editing is laughable. As was pointed out the machine gun sounds from bolt action rifles? And the metal casing dropping on concrete sound for every gun fired, even those when the people shooting are stood on grass :fp:

I'm having to keep talking myself into watching this now. It stopped being a post apocalypse survival drama back in series 4, it's a cheap action cheese fest now with no tension. They all live in luxury, zombies are only there for killing off idiots for cheap plot reasons and haven't been a threat for ages.

Why am I watching this?

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who was that guy at the end, were we supposed to recognise him? Was he in series 1?if that moment was supposed to be a big reveal it fell on its face completely.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:33 pm

I had no idea who that guy was until Rick said something. I still had no idea, though. Not even a tiny little flashback? C'mon.

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 8
by FatDaz » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:36 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:I had no idea who that guy was until Rick said something. I still had no idea, though. Not even a tiny little flashback? C'mon.


It shows how low they have sunk scraping the barrel for some kind of twist but not actually thinking it through from an audience perspective!

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Moggy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:38 pm

FatDaz wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:I had no idea who that guy was until Rick said something. I still had no idea, though. Not even a tiny little flashback? C'mon.


It shows how low they have sunk scraping the barrel for some kind of twist but not actually thinking it through from an audience perspective!


It shows how low it has sunk that nobody really cares who he is. :lol:

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Rapidly-Greying » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:30 pm

Its pretty obvious who he is,it's just that he was a rubbish character in the first place that nobody cared about.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by satriales » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:51 pm

I can't even be bothered to watch this week's episode. I might just binge the season when it's over.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Garth » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:56 pm

Almost everyone inside during that raid was like a one-shot-kill crack shot, while everyone outside was spraying bullets everywhere and barely hitting anyone for almost the entire episode.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Alvin Flummux » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:00 am

New episode's about to begin. I'm scared at what garbage they're about to play. :dread:

Edit: So I guess it was a filler episode.

Infinite ammo all over the shop, a couple of "tense" moments that weren't really tense at all because the plot armor's a mile deep at this point, Morales lasting all of five minutes instead of the 5 episodes he had in season one. I mean, they could have made him a complex character which could have been explored in an arc over a few episodes, but no, he was there to provide a few moments of faux tension so Darryl could plop another arrow out.

Morgan and Jesus fighting. :lol: What the strawberry float was that all about? Did Morgan have another psychotic episode over Jesus wanting to not kill the prisoners, something Morgan would've advocated himself about a season ago? Surely Morgan could just talk to Jesus and let him know how he got from Point A (pacifism) to Point B (murderous rage)?

Everyone piling onto Ezekiel at the very end there.. :lol: I like the King, I mean he's obviously bullshitting, even admitted to it, but he's a lovable bullshitter. Always jolly, got mad 1960s King Arthur flick jargon. Probably one of the best characters now.


Typical silly episode. How is Sweaty Rick not a meme yet?

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 8
by more heat than light » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:57 pm

Best episode of the series so far, but that's hardly saying much. Some actual decent set pieces. Still so many terrible things though. The Kingdom's 'tactics', strawberry floating hell. :fp: :lol:

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Garth » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:25 am

I didn't get enough of those guys out the front shooting badly last week, glad they gave us more of that.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Moggy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:39 pm

This is a really dreadful show now. :lol:

I’m struggling to think of anything in that episode that was decent. Maggie’s arse was nice. That’s it.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Ad7 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:25 pm

I struggled to make it through that and I had eating to keep me entertained.

Character we don't remember dies, nobody cares.

Cheese rolling zombies.

Acting masterclass at the gate.

Unlimited ammo until it's needed for the plot, then people can be killed by a knee to the stomach in some smoke.

Morpheus fighting neo for no reason.

The lion king loudly doth proclaim tis a great victory, out in the open without checking the strawberry floating base right next to them.

Cgi Tony the tiger.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Garth » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:39 pm

Why did they even bother bringing that guy back, he was dead in a few minutes.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:42 pm

Garth wrote:Why did they even bother bringing that guy back, he was dead in a few minutes.


If his reappearance was meaningful in any way, they'd have followed his surprise entrance with a backstory episode. Make us give a crap.

I suspect it was a ploy by the network to "prove" that plot armor doesn't guarantee survival. Except that it clearly does, since they didn't even try to make us give any gooseberry fools about him.

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 8
by Moggy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:53 pm

Garth wrote:Why did they even bother bringing that guy back, he was dead in a few minutes.


I still have no idea who he was and I don’t care enough to look him up.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Brerlappin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:37 pm

I'm beginning to think we may never find out if Gabriel was wearing his shitting pants

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8
by Glowy69 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:37 am

Loved the first 3 episode. Stop strawberry floating watching it you moaning bastards, this is the only show I know of that people moan about being gooseberry fool sooo much, and still watch it every week. :lol: :fp:

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