The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 8

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Albear » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:44 pm

Can an early watcher please let me know if i should bother to watch this weeks episode. cheers.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Garth » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:49 pm

I thought it was OK, next one looks good (I think this episode lays some groundwork for it).

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Rapidly-Greying » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:31 pm

Awesome plan Rick
lets make a ridiculous amount of noise and waste loads of valuable ammo on gooseberry fool loads of zombies. strawberry floating genius.


Good episode though,negan sounded pretty genuine to
sasha, when offering her a seat at the table, just a pity that I already know what happens regarding a mash up of a comic scene. She was never gonna take the deal, but he sounded gen up


Albear, I'm a huge walking dead fan, but even I can admit that it's fast going downhill. Nothing is going to stop me watching every last episode though. No matter how bad it gets, it's still inherently watchable and better than 94 percent of all other tv shows.

It's like saying blow jobs ain't as good anymore, you'll still happily get sucked off all day long.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Death's Head » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:22 pm

Riksilver wrote:I got the impression that Abraham was probably singled out because it was obvious that other than Rick he was the most likely to try and stand up to Negan.


Other than Daryl, who just got up and hit Negan.

I'm still enjoying the show, strawberry float the haters.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Rapidly-Greying » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:41 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Riksilver wrote:I got the impression that Abraham was probably singled out because it was obvious that other than Rick he was the most likely to try and stand up to Negan.


Other than Daryl, who just got up and hit Negan.

I'm still enjoying the show, strawberry float the haters.

Hear hear. Like I said, it's still more appealing to me than most other shows out there.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Tragic Magic » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:03 pm

I think I'm done with this after this season. I'm just not interested anymore. I watched the latest episode just wanting it to end as quickly as possible.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by myrrh heat than light » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:07 pm

Yeah, at least there was some forwards movement this week. Enjoyed the sea zombies crapshoot, even if that whole 'get guns' plot angle was a bit contrived. Eugene's character continues to be one of the most interesting for me, I hope he doesn't 'come good' in the end and has to be killed by one of the good guys, probably Rosita.

Dear god the acting is dreadful in places though, the leader of the women's group in particular. Laughed out loud when she got knocked out. :lol:

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Garth » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:19 pm

Wait, next episode is the finale? Wow.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Advent7 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:36 pm

Negan continues to be the best and only decent thing about this at the moment.

How obvious was it that sasha and Eugene's actors weren't on set at the same time? :fp: :lol:

> sneaks into Base totally undetected
> wastes hard fought for C4 rounding people up for no reason

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:00 am

Rick is supposed to be the hero but he really comes across as the bad guy sometimes.

"It's ok we planted all of the explosives just outside of your village, we held an unloaded gun to your leader's head and then we took all of your weapons after forcing your leader's granddaughter to knock her out. WE ARE THE GOOD GUYS!!!"

Negan is a banana split, but at least he is having fun doing it.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Tragic Magic » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:57 am

Now you see, that would be an interesting theme of the show if it had been done with any kind of intelligence and professionalism. As it is, it's just naff.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by myrrh heat than light » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:06 am

Rick is just completely unlikable at this point. They'd be better off just killing him off, at least that would give a bit of shock value. Put Michonne in charge before she becomes the novelty sidekick that she is turning into, centre the action around Daryl since he's the most entertaining character. Hell it might even make Coral and his psycho kid schtick a tad more believable.

But oh, wait, we've got to pander to the comic book fans who live and die for this bullshit. Those folk who accept the tales of a man and his tiger and old facemelting psycho Negan. Sticking to source material is fine until it ends up as bad as this. This show would do well to grow a pair of balls and find it's own path.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:37 am

more heat than light wrote: Coral and his psycho kid schtick


But they gave him a line where he said he thinks about the people he has killed and so he is obviously such a sweet kid deep down.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by KjGarly » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:30 am

more heat than light wrote:Rick is just completely unlikable at this point. They'd be better off just killing him off, at least that would give a bit of shock value. Put Michonne in charge before she becomes the novelty sidekick that she is turning into, centre the action around Daryl since he's the most entertaining character. Hell it might even make Coral and his psycho kid schtick a tad more believable.

But oh, wait, we've got to pander to the comic book fans who live and die for this bullshit. Those folk who accept the tales of a man and his tiger and old facemelting psycho Negan. Sticking to source material is fine until it ends up as bad as this. This show would do well to grow a pair of balls and find it's own path.


Problem with that is when they stick to the source material it's good and when they make new gooseberry fool up like the strawberry floating cabbage patch kids it's absolutely shite.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by myrrh heat than light » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:37 am

KjGarly wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Rick is just completely unlikable at this point. They'd be better off just killing him off, at least that would give a bit of shock value. Put Michonne in charge before she becomes the novelty sidekick that she is turning into, centre the action around Daryl since he's the most entertaining character. Hell it might even make Coral and his psycho kid schtick a tad more believable.

But oh, wait, we've got to pander to the comic book fans who live and die for this bullshit. Those folk who accept the tales of a man and his tiger and old facemelting psycho Negan. Sticking to source material is fine until it ends up as bad as this. This show would do well to grow a pair of balls and find it's own path.


Problem with that is when they stick to the source material it's good and when they make new gooseberry fool up like the strawberry floating cabbage patch kids it's absolutely shite.


Yeah but those people are obviously comic book influenced. The comic has the group continually meeting ever more ludicrous groups of people. This works fine in that format as it's difficult to convey more subtle drama, but on a TV show it just comes across as daft. I've said before that it is ridiculous how many cults we have come across, and that it would work much better as a group of people just trying to survive. The comic book fans keep going on about how they're looking forward to The Whisperers but I take one look on Google and go 'oh goody, an even more far-fetched, stupid group of people.

People complain about the second series of TWD, but despite being slow paced that's the kind of drama that I imagined this show would have. It's lost any sense of realism at this point and just seems to be a procession of baddie groups for Rick and chums to do battle against.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Floex » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:44 am

I could maybe get behind offing Rick but you have ZERO people to replace him. I don't think Daryl can carry this show on his own.

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:50 am

Daryl barely speaks in the episodes where he's the protagonist. I really don't think that's a great trait for carrying a show.

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 Albear » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:36 pm

more heat than light wrote:
KjGarly wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Rick is just completely unlikable at this point. They'd be better off just killing him off, at least that would give a bit of shock value. Put Michonne in charge before she becomes the novelty sidekick that she is turning into, centre the action around Daryl since he's the most entertaining character. Hell it might even make Coral and his psycho kid schtick a tad more believable.

But oh, wait, we've got to pander to the comic book fans who live and die for this bullshit. Those folk who accept the tales of a man and his tiger and old facemelting psycho Negan. Sticking to source material is fine until it ends up as bad as this. This show would do well to grow a pair of balls and find it's own path.


Problem with that is when they stick to the source material it's good and when they make new gooseberry fool up like the strawberry floating cabbage patch kids it's absolutely shite.


Yeah but those people are obviously comic book influenced. The comic has the group continually meeting ever more ludicrous groups of people. This works fine in that format as it's difficult to convey more subtle drama, but on a TV show it just comes across as daft. I've said before that it is ridiculous how many cults we have come across, and that it would work much better as a group of people just trying to survive. The comic book fans keep going on about how they're looking forward to The Whisperers but I take one look on Google and go 'oh goody, an even more far-fetched, stupid group of people.

People complain about the second series of TWD, but despite being slow paced that's the kind of drama that I imagined this show would have. It's lost any sense of realism at this point and just seems to be a procession of baddie groups for Rick and chums to do battle against.


[spoilerJ]ust you wait till they get to the village of the robots. Then you will change your tune. [/spoiler]

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Albear » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:37 pm

Also Daryl is gooseberry fool. Back in the 80's he may have been considered cool. Snake Plissken would have still kicked his arse

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PostRe: The Walking Dead on AMC - Season 7
by Poncho » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:52 pm

Moggy wrote:Rick is supposed to be the hero but he really comes across as the bad guy sometimes.

"It's ok we planted all of the explosives just outside of your village, we held an unloaded gun to your leader's head and then we took all of your weapons after forcing your leader's granddaughter to knock her out. WE ARE THE GOOD GUYS!!!"

Negan is a banana split, but at least he is having fun doing it.


This idea that everyone eventually becomes a Negan (just depends where on the scale you currently sit that determines how good or 'less bad' you are), is one of the main themes of the show now, but it's just done with zero subtlety or finesse.

The last scene of this week's episode was such a lazy 'Hang on, maybe Rick is also bad! Like Negan! The bad guy!' moment.


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