If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(io9)   AMC will re-air seasons 1 & 2 of The Walking Dead episodes in black and white as a nod to the original comic book   (io9.com) divider line 85
    More: Spiffy, Walking Dead, AMC, comic books, campaign  
•       •       •

2537 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 14 Dec 2012 at 1:16 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



85 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-12-14 11:47:23 AM
Maybe they can edit in some action and story progress just like in the comic books too.
 
2012-12-14 11:59:40 AM

RTOGUY: Maybe they can edit in some action and story progress just like in the comic books too.


I'll agree season 2 had some dull episodes, but I think they've recovered pretty well this season.
 
2012-12-14 12:24:46 PM
While this is cool overall, color compositions don't always look so good in monochrome.
 
2012-12-14 12:29:06 PM
I'd prefer if they encolourated the comic books to match instead.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2012-12-14 12:57:01 PM

RTOGUY: Maybe they can edit in some action and story progress just like in the comic books too.


They should edit in more weeping from the Madeleine Stowe wannabe chick. Because that is some riveting TV right there.
 
2012-12-14 01:20:14 PM
They already did this with the first episode
 
2012-12-14 01:21:13 PM
They already tried this. Kept taking up space on my DVR. I was saving that space for new episodes (for the wife) and my MotoGP and F1 races. Had to keep deleting those stupid episodes to make room.
 
2012-12-14 01:21:48 PM
Er, "that stupid episode"

Christ, I need to wake the fark up...
 
2012-12-14 01:23:25 PM
Meh - never did see it in fancy-shmancy "colour" to begin with.
img714.imageshack.us
Ain't upgrading until it dies!
 
2012-12-14 01:24:30 PM
I'm not sure that translates into good TV. That would be like doing an evening newscast in black and white as a tribute to newspapers. Or better yet, just putting the words on the screen so you can read it yourself.
 
2012-12-14 01:31:09 PM
That's stupid
 
2012-12-14 01:51:13 PM
this will appeal to the 1.3% of viewers who could give 2 shiats about the comic books
 
2012-12-14 01:52:06 PM
I'll watch season 1 over again. There was a season 2? Huh...maybe I drank the whole thing away.
 
2012-12-14 01:54:09 PM
This is good news for people who don't know how to adjust their TV
 
2012-12-14 01:54:48 PM
This is a dumb idea. This show isn't shot well enough to pull this off.
 
2012-12-14 01:56:59 PM
Meh....I'd rather see this season eventually rendered in B&W. It's the most exciting yet.
 
2012-12-14 02:02:23 PM
Well then for the full effect I am only going to watch it when sitting on the can....
 
2012-12-14 02:04:19 PM

jj325: This is good news for people who don't know how to adjust their TV


Or bad news if they don't know it's SUPPOSED to be in black & white.

`Dammit! Who's been f**king around with the screen settings?'
 
2012-12-14 02:04:59 PM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well then for the full effect I am only going to watch it when sitting on the can....


i686.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-14 02:07:51 PM
I'm a big fan of the show, so I picked up the first compendium of the comic. I have to say the show is far superior.
 
2012-12-14 02:09:21 PM
I bought a 50" 1080p whatever majiggy LED tv so I can watch TV shows shot for color be reduced to black and white.
 
2012-12-14 02:09:23 PM
How the hell can walkers eat?
They don't have a working digestive system.
Do they eventually explode?
 
2012-12-14 02:12:12 PM

LeroyBourne: I'll watch season 1 over again. There was a season 2? Huh...maybe I drank the whole thing away.


hey now, episodes 1 and 24 were good
 
2012-12-14 02:15:17 PM

Guns n' Farkin Roses: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well then for the full effect I am only going to watch it when sitting on the can....

[i686.photobucket.com image 501x396]


Look up, man, I think a joke just flew well over your head.
 
2012-12-14 02:15:28 PM

The Singing Bush: I'm a big fan of the show, so I picked up the first compendium of the comic. I have to say the show is far superior.


Read a few more. You'll change your mind.

Second season suuuuuccckkked on its own, not even comparing it to the comics. I don't mind the show veering from the comic's story arcs--keeps me surprised. But what they did to Lori and what they're still doing to Andrea in the show---OMG, I want to put my fist through the TV. Finally, an opportunity to have strong, female characters in an action show and they completely blew it.

Plus, some of the storylines in the comics are WAY better. Like The Governor--he's completely, slimy, evil. Not so much in the show. And Rick's slow-but-inevitable loss of humanity. And, and...just read more.

/Thank God for American Horror Story. Good female characters there
//And Lily Rabe is freakin' INCREDIBLE.
 
2012-12-14 02:19:26 PM

The Loaf: Guns n' Farkin Roses: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well then for the full effect I am only going to watch it when sitting on the can....

[i686.photobucket.com image 501x396]

Look up, man, I think a joke just flew well over your head.


Ahh, gotcha. Sorry, too many haters out there so I assumed, and we all know what happens when you do that.
 
2012-12-14 02:27:23 PM
Honestly, AMC, the less you air The Walking Boring on your television station, the better. If I wanted to watch the intersection of nothing, infuriating, and frustrating, I already HAVE my sex life!
 
2012-12-14 02:32:01 PM

wee: They should edit in more weeping from the Madeleine Stowe wannabe chick. Because that is some riveting TV right there.


She's much better in Season 3. There was a little crying, but very quickly that shiat ended.
 
2012-12-14 02:32:38 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Honestly, AMC, the less you air The Walking Boring on your television station, the better. If I wanted to watch the intersection of nothing, infuriating, and frustrating, I already HAVE my sex life!


Hey GnFR, NOW!!!!!
 
2012-12-14 02:33:11 PM

moothemagiccow: LeroyBourne: I'll watch season 1 over again. There was a season 2? Huh...maybe I drank the whole thing away.

hey now, episodes 1 and 24 were good


I know, the climatic ending of season 2 was just fine. I think everyone loved season 1 so much that no one would give up on season 2(no matter how boring it got). So glad season 3 is back with a vengeance
 
2012-12-14 02:38:02 PM
christianclippers.com

Proud Sponsor of Season 2 of "The Walking Dead".
 
2012-12-14 02:38:47 PM
I'm sick of all the complaints about Season 2.

The show he its budget cut in half very soon before production started which forced the show to minimize the number of sets they had and there certainly wasn't time to re-write the season to take better advantage of the farm setting.

It seems the writers were preparing for this when writing season 3. The only significant sets are the prison & woodbury -- granted those are large sets, but they're constantly being used over & over.
On top of that the budget was increased. The Walking Dead also has a way of dealing with tricky fact that actors get more expensive the longer they're on a show.
 
2012-12-14 02:40:58 PM

brigid_fitch: The Singing Bush: I'm a big fan of the show, so I picked up the first compendium of the comic. I have to say the show is far superior.

Read a few more. You'll change your mind.



No he won't. The comic books sucked front to back, even through the vaunted issues 100 and 104.

The TV show is vastly superior. The comic books should print in big bold letters on the front of each issue "THANKS TV FOR SAVING OUR LAME ASS!!!"
 
2012-12-14 02:44:54 PM
If they had real commitment they'd rotoscope every episode to make it look like a comic book. I'll do it, call me.

/no actually forget it, rotoscoping is a pain in the ass
//was going to get the comic, the anthology's like 3 telephone books long
 
2012-12-14 02:56:00 PM

brigid_fitch: The Singing Bush: I'm a big fan of the show, so I picked up the first compendium of the comic. I have to say the show is far superior.

Read a few more. You'll change your mind.

Second season suuuuuccckkked on its own, not even comparing it to the comics. I don't mind the show veering from the comic's story arcs--keeps me surprised. But what they did to Lori and what they're still doing to Andrea in the show---OMG, I want to put my fist through the TV. Finally, an opportunity to have strong, female characters in an action show and they completely blew it.

Plus, some of the storylines in the comics are WAY better. Like The Governor--he's completely, slimy, evil. Not so much in the show. And Rick's slow-but-inevitable loss of humanity. And, and...just read more.


**COMIC SPOILERS**

Read a few more? The first compendium is HALF of the entire series, ending with the prison being overrun and Rick and Carl fleeing on their own. The Governor in the show is far better than in the comic, mainly because he's actually charismatic enough that you believe people would keep following him. In the comic, people in Woodbury were already leery of him and commenting that he had gone crazy, but hey, let's follow him on an assault on a fenced-in prison. That people continued following The Governor in the comic was one of my biggest complaints (along with "hey I've got a great idea, let's blow up the National Guard base"). 

Don't get me wrong, I like it and will read the second half, but it's not as good as the show.
 
2012-12-14 02:59:40 PM

braedan: I'm sick of all the complaints about Season 2.

The show he its budget cut in half very soon before production started which forced the show to minimize the number of sets they had and there certainly wasn't time to re-write the season to take better advantage of the farm setting.

It seems the writers were preparing for this when writing season 3. The only significant sets are the prison & woodbury -- granted those are large sets, but they're constantly being used over & over.
On top of that the budget was increased. The Walking Dead also has a way of dealing with tricky fact that actors get more expensive the longer they're on a show.


We can make excuses for Season 2 all we want but it won't change the fact that it sucked. Fans of the show know why it sucked--that AMC took a bunch of Walking Dead money ($650K/episode) and threw it at Mad Men. They lost the entire writing staff from Season 1 AND Darabont. Whatever they could have done differently is moot. The season sucked, we all know it, but we held in there and got a nice pay-off w/the finale and now Season 3.
 
2012-12-14 03:06:18 PM
Is this the new thread to complain about season 2/Carl/Andrea/black cast members being killed off/tv series vs. the comics/Peter Petrelli leaving Caitlin in the future/the flash sideways?

/What was the Hurley Bird?
 
2012-12-14 03:07:28 PM

Fiction Fan: How the hell can walkers eat?
They don't have a working digestive system.
Do they eventually explode?


this clip from Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks should explain the digestive system of the undead:

I. Digestion
Recent evidence has once and for all discounted the theory that human flesh is the fuel for the undead. A zombie's digestive tract is completely dormant. The complex system that processes food, extracts nutrition, and excretes waste does not factor into a zombie's physiology. Autopsies conducted on neutralized undead have shown that their "food" lies in its original, undigested state at all sections of the tract. This partially chewed, slowly rotting matter will continue to accumulate, as the zombie devours more victims, until it is forced through the anus, or literally bursts through the stomach or intestinal lining. While this more dramatic example of non-digestion is rare, hundreds of eyewitness reports have confirmed undead to have distended bellies. One captured and dissected specimen was found to contain 211 pounds of flesh within its system! Even rarer accounts have confirmed that zombies continue to feed long after their digestive tracts have exploded from within.


fun book. i read it on the train. Since the upcoming movie and hearing all the complaints from fellow farkers i decided to read WWZ and the survival guide. Me and my boys are zombie fans so i sent them a copy of the book. if you want let me know ill shoot you a copy
 
2012-12-14 03:10:36 PM

braedan: I'm sick of all the complaints about Season 2.

The show he its budget cut in half very soon


Someone cut that budget. And it made the show suck. And people complained.

This is not like having a bad harvest. God did not cut the budget. AMC made a terrible decision.
 
2012-12-14 03:19:21 PM

moothemagiccow: braedan: I'm sick of all the complaints about Season 2.

The show he its budget cut in half very soon

Someone cut that budget. And it made the show suck. And people complained.

This is not like having a bad harvest. God did not cut the budget. AMC made a terrible decision.


Why even bother complaining now? Everyone seems to agree that Season 3 is firing on all cylinders. Why dwell on the past?
 
2012-12-14 03:21:15 PM

The Singing Bush: The Governor in the show is far better than in the comic, mainly because he's actually charismatic enough that you believe people would keep following him.


The Governor is a bizarre character in both versions. On the show, I don't understand his motivation for almost anything. How does he decide who to trust? The scientist guy is useful, but Merle is too dumb, confident and impulsive to effectively command. Why tie up and torture Glenn but not Andrea? I can understand killing the marines if they were a threat to his authority, but they were skilled warriors whose allegiance might bend to the right authority. What makes his goons better than them?

Michonne's aversion to Woodbury to the point of violence is also strange.
 
2012-12-14 03:22:06 PM
I read the first compendium of the comic before watching the show - I like the show better. The comic starts out as a interesting drama of people dealing with the end of the world, but by the end at Woodbury/Prison story it got so dark and torture-porn nasty that I didn't want to read part 2. That level of nihilism and depravity is depressing, not entertaining.

/When you stare into the abyss ...
 
2012-12-14 03:23:00 PM

LandOfChocolate: moothemagiccow: braedan: I'm sick of all the complaints about Season 2.

The show he its budget cut in half very soon

Someone cut that budget. And it made the show suck. And people complained.

This is not like having a bad harvest. God did not cut the budget. AMC made a terrible decision.

Why even bother complaining now? Everyone seems to agree that Season 3 is firing on all cylinders. Why dwell on the past?


Because they're re-airing it? Dunno, someone else did.
 
2012-12-14 03:23:56 PM

RTOGUY: Maybe they can edit in some action and story progress just like in the comic books too.


Mebbe they can get sum stuff to blowed up real good fer ya too!

/has no problem with season 2 TV series > comic book
 
2012-12-14 03:37:47 PM
My friends and I had a small argument about killing the national guard guys. In my view this is an evil but entirely rational act. The only people we see them welcoming are the isolated, the weak and the helpless. These people can be easily assimilated into the group. The national guard was a cohesive group of well-armed, trained fighters. It's possible that they could be convinced to accept the authority of the governer, but it's just as possible that they would stage a coup if they were unhappy with the way things were run. It's a complete crapshoot. If your goal is to ensure stability and control in your group then you cannot take them in and it's even risky to let them know you exist.

But their stuff is really nice...which is where the evil comes in.
 
2012-12-14 03:41:42 PM

2BuckChuck: I read the first compendium of the comic before watching the show - I like the show better. The comic starts out as a interesting drama of people dealing with the end of the world, but by the end at Woodbury/Prison story it got so dark and torture-porn nasty that I didn't want to read part 2. That level of nihilism and depravity is depressing, not entertaining.

/When you stare into the abyss ...


The depravity is more realistic. The show is a sanitized zombie apocalypse. It's enough to ask that people suspend disbelief to think that the dead can return to life - it's a little much to believe that no one's going to get raped, maimed or mutilated.
 
2012-12-14 03:43:05 PM

moothemagiccow: This is not like having a bad harvest. God did not cut the budget. AMC made a terrible decision.


I do blame AMC for their decision. I do NOT blame the writers, producers and/or show runners of The Walking Dead. That's the differentiation that I don't think is clear to many fans. Season 2 is not terrible because "The Creatives are teh suck", Season 2 is terrible because "teh suits" didn't want to pony up the cash that their wildly popular show required.

I applaud the writers, actors and crew of The Walking Dead for giving us the memorable material from Season 2 that we did get (the well zombie, the zombie stampede where Rick was lying under 3 zombies, the season 2 finale come to mind) and I appreciate that they decided to show less zombies rather than skimp on the make up.
 
2012-12-14 03:46:04 PM

moothemagiccow: Why tie up and torture Glenn but not Andrea?


Because he didn't want to bang Glenn? Plus, they knew Glenn and Maggie were with a group, but Michonne and Andrea were alone.
 
2012-12-14 03:53:37 PM

brigid_fitch: We can make excuses for Season 2 all we want but it won't change the fact that it sucked. Fans of the show know why it sucked--that AMC took a bunch of Walking Dead money ($650K/episode) and threw it at Mad Men. They lost the entire writing staff from Season 1 AND Darabont. Whatever they could have done differently is moot. The season sucked, we all know it, but we held in there and got a nice pay-off w/the finale and now Season 3.


I think season two would have been better had we gotten a full season one. A sanctuary and respite is a fine story choice if you've had multiple episodes of constant attacks and increasing dread to the point where even the audience needs a breather. Instead, we got an abbreviated first season where about half the episodes didn't even have much in the way of zombie attacks.

Also, all the talking would have meant more had the characters had more time to be fleshed out and become real people. Instead, we got an enigmatic Lori who never really seemed to have any motivation and a Shane who was either crazy or sane depending on the week.

Imagine that the first five minutes of this season (and the unshown year they spent together) were the last seven episodes of season one. Now, season two opens with our fierce fighting force of actual characters who have been through a year terror and fighting and have lost a few along the way (preferably Shane and Sophia) stumble across an oasis in the wilderness. They try to settle down with the farm crew, but can they really settle after all they've been through? It would have been a much better story and perhaps even a necessary story between the crazy desperation of season one and the fatalistic determinism of season three.
 
2012-12-14 04:02:38 PM

brigid_fitch: Fans of the show know why it sucked--that AMC took a bunch of Walking Dead money ($650K/episode) and threw it at Mad Men.


...and it was money wasted. Lane's arc, Pete's comeupppance, and anything with Roger, Sally, and Roger/Sally was the only parts worthwhile.

Season 2 of Wallking Dead was a horrible bottle season. Midseason finale, Season finale. That's it.
 
2012-12-14 04:06:06 PM

oldfarthenry: Meh - never did see it in fancy-shmancy "colour" to begin with.



i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-14 04:17:06 PM
The less they do to connect this to the comic the better. They have totally taken many characters off the rails of their originals for some reason. Which is what I hate in adaptations. I don't care if you change things to make it work for another mediums audience, but when you alter the core of what the character was that irks me off. They have totally changed Andrea's character from a strong willed character into a weak willed nothing.
 
2012-12-14 04:18:50 PM
Walking Dead? They should have called the show Worlds dumbest farking rednecks and Carl.
 
xcv
2012-12-14 04:25:09 PM

braedan: Season 2 is terrible because "teh suits" didn't want to pony up the cash that their wildly popular show required.


Did T-Dawg get paid by the word? Stop making excuses about the budget. I've seen youtube comments with better writing.
 
2012-12-14 04:27:14 PM

brigid_fitch: Fans of the show know why it sucked--that AMC took a bunch of Walking Dead money ($650K/episode) and threw it at Mad Men.


Do you have a citation for that? I hear this thrown around all the time, but AMC's president said this last year:

"If you look at pilot budgets vs. pattern budgets usually the pilot budget is much higher than what ends up being the pattern budget. With The Walking Dead, instead of doing a pilot, we went straight to 6 episodes because we believed in the team and the talent in front and behind the camera. Then we came back with a 13-episode second season, and amortization over 13 episodes is very different than over 6. But we settled into one of the highest pattern budgets for a basic cable series."

and this year, Glen Mazarra said this:

"Every show has a budget and this show's budget is comparable to every other budget I've worked with. This is a healthy budget. I have not suffered any budget cuts and I have never asked for something and have been told we can't afford it. I'm very fortunate. I've been on shows where I've been nickeled and dimed by the studios. AMC has stepped up and realizes this is lighting in a bottle and they want the show to succeed. I don't have any budgetary restraints on the show."
 
2012-12-14 04:33:19 PM

moothemagiccow: The Singing Bush: The Governor in the show is far better than in the comic, mainly because he's actually charismatic enough that you believe people would keep following him.

The Governor is a bizarre character in both versions. On the show, I don't understand his motivation for almost anything. How does he decide who to trust? The scientist guy is useful, but Merle is too dumb, confident and impulsive to effectively command. Why tie up and torture Glenn but not Andrea? I can understand killing the marines if they were a threat to his authority, but they were skilled warriors whose allegiance might bend to the right authority. What makes his goons better than them?

Michonne's aversion to Woodbury to the point of violence is also strange.


His motivation regarding Glenn and Maggie was to find out where the prison was. It isn't entirely clear why he would care, but it seems to be he just does not trust living in a world with survivors outside Woodbury. Andrea didn't know where any outside survivors were, and he doesn't seem to generally dislike people joining Woodbury (except for the soldiers, more on that...). People joining Woodbury, where he is in charge, further cements his power.

The soldiers far more skilled than his warriors, but his warriors don't need to be that skilled. Zombies are not exactly the most skilled enemy, he really only needs earnest idiots (ie - Merle) who will kill with pleasure at his command. Sure, they aren't going to be a well oiled machine, but they'll get the job done and probably not question his authority. And if they do, none of them are elite fighters that can't be handled (ie - Merle again).

It's not entirely clear if his overall motivation is legitimately the protection of Woodbury or simply his own power, although I'd say he views those two things to be inextricably linked. If he brings in the soldiers and they don't submit (which they very well might not do, since they have their own internal command structure and allegiance to the old order), Woodbury might crumble from within. If he allows outside groups to set up camp anywhere nearby, especially in the "red zone", that would call into question the necessity of his way of doing things and would similarly weaken his power and the town.

I think he's an interesting character mostly because I don't see his actions as evil, simply as a different flavor of the same type of practicality that leads Rick's group to try and lock new people in different wings of the prison. Rick's group has less built up to protect, so maybe they can afford to keep outsiders separate without entirely forgetting their basic humanity.
 
2012-12-14 04:45:28 PM

tarnok: My friends and I had a small argument about killing the national guard guys


REMEMBER KENT STATE!
 
2012-12-14 04:48:56 PM
will still suck.
 
2012-12-14 04:59:04 PM
Just to pipe in...the story of the video game from Telltale Games is much better than the comic and the show.
 
2012-12-14 05:37:55 PM

dyertek: Just to pipe in...the story of the video game from Telltale Games is much better than the comic and the show.


Crawford > Woodbury
 
2012-12-14 06:00:43 PM
Wow, you hicks really watch television? I haven't even owned a television in five years. Notice I don't call it TV.
 
2012-12-14 06:02:12 PM
Black and white can add a lot to movies and TV shows IF the show is shot well enough to pull it off.

I watched Terminator in black and white and was far better than Terminator in color, just for the cold, harsh visuals. Good contrast is essential.

I don't think The Walking Dead has enough contrast between characters and background to make things stand out. It'd all feel washed out in grey methinks.
 
2012-12-14 06:07:35 PM

dyertek: Just to pipe in...the story of the video game from Telltale Games is much better than the comic and the show.


This.

AMC ought to just broadcast someone playing the game instead of rehashing the TV show.
 
2012-12-14 06:30:11 PM
The black & white version of The Mist is pretty cool. The lack of color makes it moodier and darker, and it also makes the CGI look less obvious. Darabont wanted to do a theatrical release in B&W, but the suits said no.
 
2012-12-14 06:31:14 PM

DuudeStanky: Black and white can add a lot to movies and TV shows IF the show is shot well enough to pull it off.

I watched Terminator in black and white and was far better than Terminator in color, just for the cold, harsh visuals. Good contrast is essential.

I don't think The Walking Dead has enough contrast between characters and background to make things stand out. It'd all feel washed out in grey methinks.


The best example of this is The Mist. The special edition of the DVD release featured a copy of the movie in black and white. It went from feeling like a well acted Syfy original to an awesome episode of The Outer Limits.
 
2012-12-14 06:32:26 PM

burndtdan: I think he's an interesting character mostly because I don't see his actions as evil, simply as a different flavor of the same type of practicality that leads Rick's group to try and lock new people in different wings of the prison. Rick's group has less built up to protect, so maybe they can afford to keep outsiders separate without entirely forgetting their basic humanity.


Yeah, I think one of the things they're trying to do this season is show a parallel between the Governor and Rick. Rick's just as suspicious of strangers, but won't take them out until they actually show they're a threat (at least so far; that may change with him starting to go nuts).
 
2012-12-14 07:15:38 PM
Season two of The Walking Dead is going to wind up like season two of The Wire: everyone is going to deride it, and then once the series wraps, they're going to look back and say, "Dammit. That was a genius season."

Or not. I personally thought, dull as it was on the farm, it set up some interesting conflicts.
 
2012-12-14 07:19:58 PM

The English Major: Season two of The Walking Dead is going to wind up like season two of The Wire: everyone is going to deride it, and then once the series wraps, they're going to look back and say, "Dammit. That was a genius season."

Or not. I personally thought, dull as it was on the farm, it set up some interesting conflicts.


I'm thinking it will be like season 3 of Lost. It was frustrating as hell when it was airing once a week, but when viewed it quick succession during a rewatch it was much more tolerable.
 
2012-12-14 07:26:07 PM

moothemagiccow: 2BuckChuck: I read the first compendium of the comic before watching the show - I like the show better. The comic starts out as a interesting drama of people dealing with the end of the world, but by the end at Woodbury/Prison story it got so dark and torture-porn nasty that I didn't want to read part 2. That level of nihilism and depravity is depressing, not entertaining.

/When you stare into the abyss ...

The depravity is more realistic. The show is a sanitized zombie apocalypse. It's enough to ask that people suspend disbelief to think that the dead can return to life - it's a little much to believe that no one's going to get raped, maimed or mutilated.


I agree completely: the show is a sanitized apocalypse (good band name), and I'm OK with that. My point is if I want to drink in how meaningless, brutal, and horrific life can be I'll read some true accounts from central Africa. I like my entertainment to be entertaining, and I don't find graphic depictions of rape and mutilation entertaining. Exploding zombie heads however ... (Hypocritical? Probably)
 
2012-12-14 08:44:27 PM

Pawn takes the King: RTOGUY: Maybe they can edit in some action and story progress just like in the comic books too.

I'll agree season 2 had some dull episodes, but I think they've recovered pretty well this season.


Season 2 is actually what turned me off of the show for a looooong time. I had heard everyone raving about the series and I picked it up in the middle of season 2 when they were at the farm house and HOLY CRAP was it boring. It moved sooooo slow and there were no zombies at all. It took me almost 7 months to give the show another shot (from the beginning) and now I'm hooked.
 
2012-12-14 09:00:48 PM
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
 
2012-12-14 09:27:20 PM

MugzyBrown: I bought a 50" 1080p whatever majiggy LED tv so I can watch TV shows shot for color be reduced to black and white.


I know, right? I hate when I am forced to watch something.

Thanks Obama.
 
2012-12-14 09:43:46 PM
Know what else I think is better than the tv show?

www.structuregaming.com 

Still watching it though.
 
2012-12-14 10:03:04 PM

Guns n' Farkin Roses: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well then for the full effect I am only going to watch it when sitting on the can....


Is that really rainsWilson? Can someone please explain this pic to me
 
2012-12-14 10:36:39 PM
If I wanted to watch tv in the 50s, I would use my time machine to go back and do so.
 
2012-12-14 11:13:26 PM
Just read the second compendium this week. I've really enjoyed both forms of the series...though I've only seen the first two seasons since I don't have cable. I didn't really get the hate for the second season. Based on what I'd read here, I expected it to blow chunks. It was just a little slow, but I liked the characterization they did instead of just hunting zombies all the time.
 
2012-12-15 12:05:23 AM

Old enough to know better: Know what else I think is better than the tv show?

[www.structuregaming.com image 600x300] 

Still watching it though.


Why?
 
2012-12-15 12:07:05 AM
The walking dud.
 
2012-12-15 12:36:54 AM

RDixon: The walking dud.


Too bad it's not Buffy the Vapire Slayer. Amirite?
 
2012-12-15 01:33:08 AM
They've already done it with the premiere episode.

The show is slow as hell without the the spatter and gore full color adds.
 
2012-12-15 02:18:56 AM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Is this the new thread to complain about season 2/Carl/Andrea/black cast members being killed off/tv series vs. the comics/Peter Petrelli leaving Caitlin in the future/the flash sideways?

/What was the Hurley Bird?


that's still one of the most horrific plotlines I've seen on television. horrific as in 'damn, that's true horror', not horrific as in 'damn, that sucked'. Well, it sucked for her, but... that as some Twilight Zone/Outer Limits/Night Gallery/Tales From The Darkside worthy shiat.

So how did the timeline balance itself out? or does he never actually time travel, he just pulls a Slider and moves to a different alternative reality each time?
 
2012-12-15 02:20:22 AM

braedan: moothemagiccow: This is not like having a bad harvest. God did not cut the budget. AMC made a terrible decision.

I do blame AMC for their decision. I do NOT blame the writers, producers and/or show runners of The Walking Dead. That's the differentiation that I don't think is clear to many fans. Season 2 is not terrible because "The Creatives are teh suck", Season 2 is terrible because "teh suits" didn't want to pony up the cash that their wildly popular show required.

I applaud the writers, actors and crew of The Walking Dead for giving us the memorable material from Season 2 that we did get (the well zombie, the zombie stampede where Rick was lying under 3 zombies, the season 2 finale come to mind) and I appreciate that they decided to show less zombies rather than skimp on the make up.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
all of this, and more


/believes Season 2 is better than Season 3 so far
 
2012-12-15 02:22:55 AM

Old enough to know better: Know what else I think is better than the tv show?

[www.structuregaming.com image 600x300] 

Still watching it though.


Black main character. Would sell in England. America.. needs work.
 
2012-12-15 08:32:14 AM
FARK THAT!
When in God's name will season 2 of Downton Abbey be on Netflix?
And when the hell am i going to get to see Black Swan. It's been out for like 3 farking years!!!!!!
 
2012-12-15 11:07:39 AM

RatMaster999: Just read the second compendium this week. I've really enjoyed both forms of the series...though I've only seen the first two seasons since I don't have cable. I didn't really get the hate for the second season. Based on what I'd read here, I expected it to blow chunks. It was just a little slow, but I liked the characterization they did instead of just hunting zombies all the time.


It's not hate, it's ADD. Some people need constant shooting and splosions n stuff, otherwise, their minds start to drift.
 
Displayed 85 of 85 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report