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(Entertainment Weekly)   What 'The Walking Dead' and 'Glee' arguably have in common   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 78
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2012-11-16 03:13:54 PM  

Rent Party: Saiga410: Rent Party:
The comic is a farking comic book.

Now this is how you troll 10/10

That's dead farking serious. The comic book was horribly bad, and is in no way near the quality of the TV show.


Ah, but you didn't say "the comic is inferior".

You, very much so, suggest that it couldn't be better BECAUSE it's a comic book.

I doubt that's what you meant (as you had already said you had been reading the comic), yet that is certainly how I also read it.
 
2012-11-16 03:14:58 PM  

frepnog:
how so? just interested in why you think so, because in all honesty, the only time the show equaled the comic was the first 2 episodes (which were pretty much the comic brought to life) and the episode when Lori dies (all the prison stuff did exceed the comic, Andrew Lincoln was amazing) but the Woodbury crap really drug the ep. down a bit.


Because comic books don't scare the shiat out of you.

mimg.ugo.com

The zombie in the comic say's "gar" and you turn the page. There is no emotional attachment to these comic people. They're not bad. They're just drawn that way.

The zombie in the show says "gar" and there is blood and gore and fighting and action and drama.

Put another way, I'm not a comic book guy, and find all of them boring as hell, and I've tried to like them (I really really have...) but I've found the movies are always better. They're more exciting, more scary, and more emotionally involved than anything that can be drawn.


Yes, the comic is a "farking comic book", but it is pretty much an incredible ride start to finish and is the only comic I can really think of that 104 issues in is just one long story (each issue picks up exactly where the last one left off).


I don't find that compelling. I like long story arcs, but when I find myself flipping over dozens of pages just to get to the conclusion, that means that I'm not really engaged with how that arc is playing out. It's like fast forwarding through a recorded video to get to the good parts.
 
2012-11-16 03:16:18 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Rent Party: Saiga410: Rent Party:
The comic is a farking comic book.

Now this is how you troll 10/10

That's dead farking serious. The comic book was horribly bad, and is in no way near the quality of the TV show.

Ah, but you didn't say "the comic is inferior".

You, very much so, suggest that it couldn't be better BECAUSE it's a comic book.

I doubt that's what you meant (as you had already said you had been reading the comic), yet that is certainly how I also read it.


I'm not sure what you're saying here. Soooo... OK. :)
 
2012-11-16 03:22:46 PM  

Rent Party: frepnog:
how so? just interested in why you think so, because in all honesty, the only time the show equaled the comic was the first 2 episodes (which were pretty much the comic brought to life) and the episode when Lori dies (all the prison stuff did exceed the comic, Andrew Lincoln was amazing) but the Woodbury crap really drug the ep. down a bit.


Because comic books don't scare the shiat out of you.

[mimg.ugo.com image 528x297]

The zombie in the comic say's "gar" and you turn the page. There is no emotional attachment to these comic people. They're not bad. They're just drawn that way.

The zombie in the show says "gar" and there is blood and gore and fighting and action and drama.

Put another way, I'm not a comic book guy, and find all of them boring as hell, and I've tried to like them (I really really have...) but I've found the movies are always better. They're more exciting, more scary, and more emotionally involved than anything that can be drawn.


Yes, the comic is a "farking comic book", but it is pretty much an incredible ride start to finish and is the only comic I can really think of that 104 issues in is just one long story (each issue picks up exactly where the last one left off).

I don't find that compelling. I like long story arcs, but when I find myself flipping over dozens of pages just to get to the conclusion, that means that I'm not really engaged with how that arc is playing out. It's like fast forwarding through a recorded video to get to the good parts.


i tell you this - issue 100 of the walking dead affected me emotionally much more than pretty much any tv show I can think of. It was like a gunshot to the gut.

/Kirkman is a bastard.
 
2012-11-16 03:36:31 PM  
Crap. I was hoping it was the peppy song and dance numbers.

haven't really watched TWD.
 
2012-11-16 03:37:11 PM  

frepnog: i tell you this - issue 100 of the walking dead affected me emotionally much more than pretty much any tv show I can think of. It was like a gunshot to the gut.


Me and you both. And while it was happening, I glanced ahead and realizes this horror was going on for PAGES still. I was literally shaking when I got to the end. That was some farked-up stuff.
 
2012-11-16 03:38:47 PM  

Confabulat: frepnog: i tell you this - issue 100 of the walking dead affected me emotionally much more than pretty much any tv show I can think of. It was like a gunshot to the gut.

Me and you both. And while it was happening, I glanced ahead and realizes this horror was going on for PAGES still. I was literally shaking when I got to the end. That was some farked-up stuff.


Now I'm intrigued. How long are each of these issues (i.e. how much of a time investment would reading them be), and is there a way to buy them in a single publication?
 
2012-11-16 03:54:13 PM  

Huck Chaser: Confabulat: frepnog: i tell you this - issue 100 of the walking dead affected me emotionally much more than pretty much any tv show I can think of. It was like a gunshot to the gut.

Me and you both. And while it was happening, I glanced ahead and realizes this horror was going on for PAGES still. I was literally shaking when I got to the end. That was some farked-up stuff.

Now I'm intrigued. How long are each of these issues (i.e. how much of a time investment would reading them be), and is there a way to buy them in a single publication?


no way to buy one giant book. they have released volumes but the latest issues must be purchased individually.

/cough cough cbr cough
 
2012-11-16 03:56:04 PM  

BigLuca: Oh man I would SO love to see a singing episode of TWD. They could have a row of zombies doing a kick-line, then 2/3 of the way down one of the zombies would kick is leg clean off and then do a face plant.

Comedy gold.


upload.wikimedia.org

Not zombies, but close enough.
 
2012-11-16 03:57:41 PM  
And this is de-evolving into spoilers from the cmoci book.

been fun ya'll! I'm out!
 
2012-11-16 03:57:41 PM  

Huck Chaser: Confabulat: frepnog: i tell you this - issue 100 of the walking dead affected me emotionally much more than pretty much any tv show I can think of. It was like a gunshot to the gut.

Me and you both. And while it was happening, I glanced ahead and realizes this horror was going on for PAGES still. I was literally shaking when I got to the end. That was some farked-up stuff.

Now I'm intrigued. How long are each of these issues (i.e. how much of a time investment would reading them be), and is there a way to buy them in a single publication?


each issue is about 22 pages. storywise, individual issues take 10-12 minutes to read and we are up to 104 issues.
 
2012-11-16 04:17:17 PM  

T.rex: Thats easy... They're both dead in bed.
[www.thatgossipsite.com image 480x600]


I'll give her a go.
 
2012-11-16 04:17:59 PM  

BigLuca: gold


Corpse Rock?
 
2012-11-16 04:23:00 PM  

stewmadness: Duck Dynasty is my new favorite show. Pure awesome.


It's wholesome, decent and funny, whats not to like,
 
2012-11-16 04:42:12 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: stewmadness: Duck Dynasty is my new favorite show. Pure awesome.

I love that show and I cant tell you why.


the frogging episode on the golf course had me on the floor.


Right? And everyone is my favorite person on the show.

The episode where the grandmama makes duck gumbo to get the papa to build the grandaughters playhouse was priceless.
 
2012-11-16 05:04:00 PM  

Confabulat: frepnog: i tell you this - issue 100 of the walking dead affected me emotionally much more than pretty much any tv show I can think of. It was like a gunshot to the gut.

Me and you both. And while it was happening, I glanced ahead and realizes this horror was going on for PAGES still. I was literally shaking when I got to the end. That was some farked-up stuff.


Awww man! Now I'm going to have to go get goddamn issue 100.

I'll report on my findings the next time TWD shows up on Fark.
 
2012-11-16 05:48:36 PM  
if you ask me, NONE of those scripted shows listed work. They're all EXTREMELY overrated.
 
2012-11-16 06:08:17 PM  

Girion47: I watched the first season, hated what I saw of the second season and really liked the first couple episodes of this season, now it's going back to boring and slow as fark.

They do a couple action packed fun episodes and then throw in a bunch of filler by building suspense around boring people.(Like Lori and Carl)


Stick with porn, man. Or those "world's deadliest police chases" shows. Not every show on TV can just be payoff after payoff. The action packed/fun episodes are only action packed and fun because you've grown to identify with the boring people. Otherwise it'd be like watching Transformers on mute... a bunch of shiny, meaningless eye sugar.

/Watching Transformers with the sound on is also eye sugar, but it's not meaningless... the meaning is just stupid.
 
2012-11-16 06:20:56 PM  

carrion_luggage: BigLuca: gold

Corpse Rock?


How about Z-Rock? Actually, I think that's a car. And the fans can be "Dead Heads" (that one might be taken too).
 
2012-11-16 06:30:13 PM  

Girion47: That they're both incredibly boring?


Yeah, yeah. You're too pretentious and hip to like the popular show, yet still has to go online an batch about it non stop. We get it.
 
2012-11-16 06:45:53 PM  

Spaced Cowboy: They both have actresses I would like to sleep with.


No one casts the actresses I would like to sleep with, so I don't watch too much teevee (Just Castle, 'Cuz I'd sleep with Stana Katic. And Nathan Fillion, were I that persuasion.)
 
2012-11-16 09:54:56 PM  

Girion47: That they're both incredibly boring?


Seriously. No rape? No infanticide? No Mexicans?
 
2012-11-17 02:14:46 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Girion47: justtray: Girion47: That they're both incredibly boring?

I have a lot of gripes with the walking dead TV adaptation, but that isn't one of them.

I hate the entire concept of Glee, 90210 mixed with American Idol, but calling it boring is far down on my list.

I watch it because my wife watches it. I'm kind of curious what the governor is doing, but I can't seem to care about any of the people in the prison or the blonde. I like the black chick but that's because she also seems annoyed by the slow pace and stupidity of the characters around her.

Did you watch it from the beginning? I mean, The Walking Dead, IMO is a show you kind of have to see from the beginning to appreciate where the characters are all coming from. I mean the actions of them all and such are obvious: "Don't die, kill the ugly dead things". No doubt. To see this group of people change their personalities in a totally organic way (through THESE set of ciircumstances) over 2 and a half seasons has been really cool.

That's the main reason I like the show, besides the fact that mortal peril MEANS something (just like the Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire TV/book series). Pretty much only Rick is "safe". I also get to watch when bad things happen to him and the actor who does him is frickin AWESOME.

Maybe you should check it our from the beginning if you haven't.

Or maybe you just don't like it. :)

/never read the comic
//wont till they cancel the show


This
 
2012-11-17 05:16:45 AM  

born_yesterday: Jim from Saint Paul: Did you watch it from the beginning? I mean, The Walking Dead, IMO is a show you kind of have to see from the beginning to appreciate where the characters are all coming from. I mean the actions of them all and such are obvious: "Don't die, kill the ugly dead things". No doubt. To see this group of people change their personalities in a totally organic way (through THESE set of ciircumstances) over 2 and a half seasons has been really cool.

As a subtle bit of character development, I liked when Lori chastised Carl earlier this season for going off and getting prison medical supplies on his own, and he was like "So what? So I had to kill a couple of walkers? Big deal." in that "I'm not a kid anymore tone".


As subtle as a brick to the forehead.
 
2012-11-17 06:34:58 AM  

wallywam1: born_yesterday: Jim from Saint Paul: Did you watch it from the beginning? I mean, The Walking Dead, IMO is a show you kind of have to see from the beginning to appreciate where the characters are all coming from. I mean the actions of them all and such are obvious: "Don't die, kill the ugly dead things". No doubt. To see this group of people change their personalities in a totally organic way (through THESE set of ciircumstances) over 2 and a half seasons has been really cool.

As a subtle bit of character development, I liked when Lori chastised Carl earlier this season for going off and getting prison medical supplies on his own, and he was like "So what? So I had to kill a couple of walkers? Big deal." in that "I'm not a kid anymore tone".

As subtle as a brick to the forehead.


Carl stood up to her, instead of the situation in Season Two where he stole Daryl's gun and never told anyone about the zombie which later teleport-killed Dale. Carl could never speak to his mother about anything, ever notice that? He always spoke to Shane. He seemed to respect Rick, as his dad. But it was Shane he was closest to when it came to man-to-man shiat.

After killing Shane, I don't think Carl gave a shiat anymore about either of his parents as people he respected as parents. Carl looked up to Rick like a commanding officer...... but not really like a Dad, in their interactions. Lori was just the cargo which had to be transported from here to there, valuable for what it contained but not really for itself. No more hugging up to Mom in fear, or beaming with pride because of small gestures like Dad's Hat.

So Carl stands up to her like, 'whatever, biatch, I got shiat to do.' That little boy waiting for school to let out in Season One is dead forever.
 
2012-11-17 06:36:41 AM  

moothemagiccow: Girion47: That they're both incredibly boring?

Seriously. No rape? No infanticide? No Mexicans?


Does swallowing your husband's best friend's load count as genocide in a zombie apocalypse world?
 
2012-11-18 03:46:51 AM  

burndtdan: I didn't almost give up on TWD last season. Maybe I love farms.


...or you're capable of appreciating television that is more than just "ooh, killin' all the zombeez..."
 
2012-11-19 10:06:17 PM  
I think the more fitting answer for the "Why it works" segment for many of these shows can be explained by, "Most people are pretty farking stupid."
 
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