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2013-02-17 10:46:33 PM

Tencolin: NeoCortex42: Kentucky Fried Children: Axel just revealed he was gonna be a serial killer rapist in early drafts of his TV character... kinda glad they changed it up, less cartooney.  And it was fun with him still being a creeper around the ladies, minus the whole RAPE RAPE RAPE thing

There was a lot of internal group strife during the prison arc of the comic that was completely dropped for the TV series. Some of it was good, but I do enjoy that the TV series is really its own thing since it keeps me surprised regularly.

I agree. It's nice being surprised by both the little and large differences. It's cool that he could play such a nice guy who was still creepy. I have to admit that I was always squeamish when he was in a potential position to be near the ladies (and especially Beth).


This is one case where I think knowing how twisted his comic character was made me appreciate the TV version even more.
 
2013-02-17 10:47:32 PM

NeoCortex42: Hey, where were Tyreese and his crew during the shootout?  Are they still being kept locked up?


TWD writers can only focus on two story lines at a time.  Since Daryl and Merle were in this episode, it wasn't possible to include Tyrese and his crew.  They will come back next week and you'll be asking about Daryl and Merle, but that issue won't get resolved until the following week.

So to answer your question - yes, they were locked up.  This will be addressed with a throwaway line in the next episode to let everyone know they heard the gunfight, and then no one will ever speak of it again.
 
2013-02-17 10:50:50 PM

sirbissel: Tencolin:
Well, he actually died differently. I won't post spoilers, but let's just say that it is now impossible for him to die as he did in the comics.

Ohhhh, that's right. ...does that character even exist in the show?


I'm not really sure. Whatever happened to the governor's assistant? She just seemed to disappear.
 
2013-02-17 10:56:26 PM
So Tyreese's group left the prison after Rick's psycho episode?  I did not realize that.
 
2013-02-17 10:58:03 PM

NeoCortex42: So Tyreese's group left the prison after Rick's psycho episode?  I did not realize that.


Me either....WTF
 
2013-02-17 10:58:15 PM

NeoCortex42: So Tyreese's group left the prison after Rick's psycho episode?  I did not realize that.


Rick kicked them out.
 
2013-02-17 10:59:33 PM

One Bad Apple: NeoCortex42: So Tyreese's group left the prison after Rick's psycho episode?  I did not realize that.

Rick kicked them out.


Guess so. I think we could have still done with a shot of them actually walking off the prison grounds, though.
 
2013-02-17 10:59:47 PM

One Bad Apple: NeoCortex42: So Tyreese's group left the prison after Rick's psycho episode?  I did not realize that.

Rick kicked them out.


Glenn ushered them to the door once Rick started going batshiat... guess they saw themselves out the gate.
 
2013-02-17 11:00:33 PM

One Bad Apple: NeoCortex42: So Tyreese's group left the prison after Rick's psycho episode?  I did not realize that.

Rick kicked them out.


Rick just scared them off with his craziness. I hope Tyreese took his hammer.
 
2013-02-17 11:00:44 PM

NeoCortex42: So Tyreese's group left the prison after Rick's psycho episode?  I did not realize that.


They may sneak back in the same way they got in before
 
2013-02-17 11:01:19 PM
Not only do I not need a band to play during Talking Dead, I especially do not need a forgetably mediocre one.
 
2013-02-17 11:07:55 PM

Kentucky Fried Children: One Bad Apple: NeoCortex42: So Tyreese's group left the prison after Rick's psycho episode?  I did not realize that.

Rick kicked them out.

Glenn ushered them to the door once Rick started going batshiat... guess they saw themselves out the gate.


At the time, I had taken that scene as "Hey guys, Rick is dealing with some shiat right now. So we'll talk about your staying later, when the crazy subsides."
 
2013-02-17 11:10:19 PM
Watching the 11 pm broadcast. The apparition device is insulting to the audience and the death of the show. Enough with the Mother Abigail shut.
 
2013-02-17 11:14:35 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Why is the dude from True Blood on here?


More important question: why was he clothed?
 
2013-02-17 11:15:38 PM
Retta on the Talking Dead next week. She could be an awesome guest.
 
2013-02-17 11:19:11 PM
Carl is the perfect name for an out door cat, or a dog who digs under fences.  That's all I have to contribute.
 
2013-02-17 11:19:33 PM

T.M.S.: Watching the 11 pm broadcast. The apparition device is insulting to the audience and the death of the show. Enough with the Mother Abigail shut.


Apparently Andrew Lincoln wasn't a big fan of it either, but at least it's all in his head. It's not like she's an actual ghost.
 
2013-02-17 11:19:45 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Why is the dude from True Blood on here?


Because he is awesome.

/No, I don't have a mancrush on him AT ALL.
 
2013-02-17 11:21:12 PM

T.M.S.: Watching the 11 pm broadcast. The apparition device is insulting to the audience and the death of the show. Enough with the Mother Abigail shut.


I'm hoping it turns out he's picked up a fungal infection of the brain or something.
 
2013-02-17 11:24:40 PM
Late to the thread, but I'd like to weigh in saying that The Walking Dead is an awesome show.  Is is perfect?  No.  But it beats the hell out of CSI and all that other crap that's so popular.  And as for the characters doing stupid things, well they would do stupid things.  They were just regular people thrust into the worst kind of apocalypse, and the mistakes they make, and the dumb crap they get up to, make them seem like real people.  As for Rick going batshiat, well, look at the pressure he's been under since day one, and it's been what, about a year since day one?

/I'm glad Daryl is back, and that he brought Merle with him.  The writers can do a lot with Merle.  Asshole that will cause problems within the group, and until the group 86's the Governor, there's always the chance he'll betray them.
//This show is good stuff, guys.  Just enjoy it for what it is.
 
2013-02-17 11:28:59 PM
only a few posts about the scars/tattoo's on Daryl's back but i have a different comment about it.

Did anyone else notice when the tattoos are first shown, they are on the right side of his back, but as he walks away they are on the left?
I don't know if they were ever shown before so not sure where they belong.
 
2013-02-17 11:31:03 PM

Deacon Blue: Late to the thread, but I'd like to weigh in saying that The Walking Dead is an awesome show. .


There are four or five better things on TV at the moment, Game of Thrones and Breaking Mad being two of them.
 
2013-02-17 11:33:16 PM

Deacon Blue: Late to the thread, but I'd like to weigh in saying that The Walking Dead is an awesome show. Is is perfect? No. But it beats the hell out of CSI and all that other crap that's so popular. And as for the characters doing stupid things, well they would do stupid things. They were just regular people thrust into the worst kind of apocalypse, and the mistakes they make, and the dumb crap they get up to, make them seem like real people. As for Rick going batshiat, well, look at the pressure he's been under since day one, and it's been what, about a year since day one?


The problem is that the first episode of the third season established the group as an efficient killing machine that trusted each other implicitly.  That's all fallen apart since they entered the prison.  I would understand it if this were the camp or the farm, but at this point in their development, they shouldn't be making these kinds of mistakes.  They aren't regular people anymore.  That's supposed to be the difference between the prison group and Woodbury.  I think they could have achieved the same end in this episode without all of the characters going emo and wandering off when they knew an enemy was coming.
 
2013-02-17 11:34:06 PM

NeoCortex42: Tencolin: NeoCortex42: Kentucky Fried Children: Axel just revealed he was gonna be a serial killer rapist in early drafts of his TV character... kinda glad they changed it up, less cartooney.  And it was fun with him still being a creeper around the ladies, minus the whole RAPE RAPE RAPE thing

There was a lot of internal group strife during the prison arc of the comic that was completely dropped for the TV series. Some of it was good, but I do enjoy that the TV series is really its own thing since it keeps me surprised regularly.

I agree. It's nice being surprised by both the little and large differences. It's cool that he could play such a nice guy who was still creepy. I have to admit that I was always squeamish when he was in a potential position to be near the ladies (and especially Beth).

This is one case where I think knowing how twisted his comic character was made me appreciate the TV version even more.


I don't remember Axel's comic character being particularly twisted.  I mean, a little pervy, but not much worse than what I imagine any other prison inmate in a zombie apocalypse being...
 
2013-02-17 11:34:28 PM

Dwight_Yeast: T.M.S.: Watching the 11 pm broadcast. The apparition device is insulting to the audience and the death of the show. Enough with the Mother Abigail shut.

I'm hoping it turns out he's picked up a fungal infection of the brain or something.


Speaking of fungal infections, is anyone else interested by The Last of Us, the zombie game coming this summer from the crew who did the Uncharted Games? Apparently they based the zombie infection on a fungus that zombifies ants.
 
2013-02-17 11:34:50 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Deacon Blue: Late to the thread, but I'd like to weigh in saying that The Walking Dead is an awesome show. .

There are four or five better things on TV at the moment, Game of Thrones and Breaking Mad being two of them.


Breaking Mad SUCKS, it is almost as bad a Breaking Bad!
 
2013-02-17 11:38:01 PM

Mad_Radhu: Dwight_Yeast: T.M.S.: Watching the 11 pm broadcast. The apparition device is insulting to the audience and the death of the show. Enough with the Mother Abigail shut.

I'm hoping it turns out he's picked up a fungal infection of the brain or something.

Speaking of fungal infections, is anyone else interested by The Last of Us, the zombie game coming this summer from the crew who did the Uncharted Games? Apparently they based the zombie infection on a fungus that zombifies ants.


I've heard about it.  Sounds interesting.
 
2013-02-18 12:13:30 AM
This is it? For three seasons all we heard about was "wait till the prison", "wait till we meet the governor". Three hours into season three and the prison serves as nothing more than a way to shoot on cheap sets. (They even saved money on locks cause almost none  of the prison doors do)

The governors biggest crime (other than the  cliche of a pet zombie) is standing with a bunch of other rednecks firing ther unlimited ammo rifles at the the bulletproof gang. Other than that the gov is a total pussy.

Farm girl has lost her will to live cause she got roughed up a little.

And Rick is wandering around as a homeless person seeing Stand like visions and confirming the show is a first person narrative.
 
2013-02-18 12:19:21 AM

Craptastic: Mugato: Handlebar'shiatting on Jamie Lee Curtis.

Goddamn... THAT's why I find her so attractive. How did I never make that connection?

I wonder if she eats special yogurt that makes her poop?


That's how I usually start up conversations with women I've just met.
 
2013-02-18 12:34:42 AM
The shootout in the prison was just bad.  Too many suspensions of belief.

First of all, nobody at all notices some guy climbing in the tower right in front of them.  Ok, so nobody was on guard duty.  Fine.

Then you've got Rick lying on his hip in the grass with an ACOG M4 and he's taking those terrible shots and hitting nothing?

5.56 peppering Dead Mustache Guy and not killing Carol?

Maggie and Carl shooting from the hip while running to cover, then Maggie taking all those excruciatingly bad shots with the scoped M16.  I mean wow, let's use up all of our bullets while not aiming.

The Governor was wide open the entire time with that unscoped bullpup rifle.  Nobody got a shot on him, at all.

I get it they were taken by surprise, but c'mon,  this group is also supposed to be battle hardened after living on the road for months against zombies.  They looked like idiots that had to be saved by Darryl and Merle.  Oh, now I get it.

BTW, what is so scary about the yard full of zombies?  Didn't they clear the prison already by just baiting them to the fence and and stabbing them one by one?  They have Michonne this time, she can rampage with her blade.

Just a hard to believe action sequence.
 
2013-02-18 12:35:26 AM
This is it? For three season all I have heard is "this show is terrible". Ten episodes into season 3, I still watch the show so that I can show Farkers how superior I am (my narrative and show exposition have even started to sound repetitive).
The shows biggest crime (other that the cliche "this show is a cliche") is me criticizing yet still watching the show.
Now I am wondering as a homeless person seeking to prove how superior I am for disliking yet watching this show, confirming how much of an a-hole I am.
 
2013-02-18 12:36:20 AM
Idiot coworker would not STFU tonight when I tried to watch so I have a few questions.

1. Where did the scars on Daryl's back come from?
2. What happened to the driver of the zombie delivery bus?
3. What happened to the henchman with the backwards hat who was shooting at Rick in the woods?

Thanks!
 
2013-02-18 12:42:38 AM
Yeah, totally forgot about the driver of the van with the helmet on.  Looked like a woman, was probably Andrea which might explain the helmet.
 
2013-02-18 12:45:49 AM

flamingboar: Idiot coworker would not STFU tonight when I tried to watch so I have a few questions.

1. Where did the scars on Daryl's back come from?
2. What happened to the driver of the zombie delivery bus?
3. What happened to the henchman with the backwards hat who was shooting at Rick in the woods?

Thanks!


1. Sounds like their dad used to beat them.
2. Driver ran out the gates. I guess back to the Governor.
3. Last we saw him, he went into the woods. Probably also going back to the Governor and the truck.
 
2013-02-18 12:46:22 AM

flamingboar: Idiot coworker would not STFU tonight when I tried to watch so I have a few questions.

1. Where did the scars on Daryl's back come from?
2. What happened to the driver of the zombie delivery bus?
3. What happened to the henchman with the backwards hat who was shooting at Rick in the woods?

Thanks!


1) Ostensibly the scars were from Daddy beating on him as a kid - he blames Merle in part for ditching him at a young age, so he was the only one to take Dad's rage-beatings
2) Undetermined, last we saw she ran off-screen past the zombie Fedex-mobile
3) He's the Gov's right-hand man since Merle is gone, although I don't recall seeing it I assume he jumped into the truck with the Gov as they went back to Woodbury
 
2013-02-18 12:47:06 AM

flamingboar: Idiot coworker would not STFU tonight when I tried to watch so I have a few questions.

1. Where did the scars on Daryl's back come from?
2. What happened to the driver of the zombie delivery bus?
3. What happened to the henchman with the backwards hat who was shooting at Rick in the woods?

Thanks!


1)  Merle and Darryl's father beat them.  Merle left to avoid killing him which left Darryl with abandonment issues.
2)  She hopped out, took a few potshots at Michonne, and then ran out the gate
3)  Escaped
 
2013-02-18 01:03:53 AM
Character building = death. It's why Michonne is such a great survivor. She never says anything, doesn't tell anyone about herself. She'll never die that way. Meth boy starts talking, tells Carol about his life, and that was the end of it.
 
2013-02-18 01:13:10 AM
Thank you for the answers. I will miss crazy story time from Axel now. He was like a mustached Ellis from L4D2.
 
2013-02-18 01:15:51 AM

eagles95: So everyone has PTSD?


It's the zombie apocalypse, so yeah.
 
2013-02-18 01:45:13 AM
God I hate that trope so much, the one where only the bad guys can shoot straight.  How is it four people with as much experience shooting as these folks have by now couldn't knock off one guy standing out in the open in a tower?  Why couldn't Rick hit dude when he was using a scope?  How were four guys keeping six people in three different locations covered?
 
2013-02-18 01:47:08 AM

theurge14: The shootout in the prison was just bad.  Too many suspensions of belief.

First of all, nobody at all notices some guy climbing in the tower right in front of them.  Ok, so nobody was on guard duty.  Fine.

Then you've got Rick lying on his hip in the grass with an ACOG M4 and he's taking those terrible shots and hitting nothing?

5.56 peppering Dead Mustache Guy and not killing Carol?

Maggie and Carl shooting from the hip while running to cover, then Maggie taking all those excruciatingly bad shots with the scoped M16.  I mean wow, let's use up all of our bullets while not aiming.

The Governor was wide open the entire time with that unscoped bullpup rifle.  Nobody got a shot on him, at all.

I get it they were taken by surprise, but c'mon,  this group is also supposed to be battle hardened after living on the road for months against zombies.  They looked like idiots that had to be saved by Darryl and Merle.  Oh, now I get it.

BTW, what is so scary about the yard full of zombies?  Didn't they clear the prison already by just baiting them to the fence and and stabbing them one by one?  They have Michonne this time, she can rampage with her blade.

Just a hard to believe action sequence.


I also expect much more from these grizzled old veterans of gun battles.
/I don't think they are that battle hardened when their targets usually don't shoot back.
 
2013-02-18 01:54:47 AM
Not reading the entire thread yet, but does anyone else think the Governor used a woman zombie delivery driver in order to set up Andrea in the eyes of her old group?
 
2013-02-18 01:54:48 AM

timujin: God I hate that trope so much, the one where only the bad guys can shoot straight.  How is it four people with as much experience shooting as these folks have by now couldn't knock off one guy standing out in the open in a tower?  Why couldn't Rick hit dude when he was using a scope?  How were four guys keeping six people in three different locations covered?


Almost all firefights suffer from the same nonsensical stuff. I've learned to ignore it for the most part, but it is lazy writing and does drive me crazy some times.

How it should have gone down is the zombie party bus should have come crashing through the gates at the beginning of the attack. That way the group would have been trying to fight of zombies while defending the prison which would have excused their sudden inability to shoot straight.
 
2013-02-18 02:07:06 AM

timujin: God I hate that trope so much, the one where only the bad guys can shoot straight.  How is it four people with as much experience shooting as these folks have by now couldn't knock off one guy standing out in the open in a tower?  Why couldn't Rick hit dude when he was using a scope?  How were four guys keeping six people in three different locations covered?


1. because they were also being shot at.
2. while it's just a tv show, it's still slightly more realistic than call of duty.
3. his scope isn't exactly a sniper scope. It's not made for long distance accuracy like a regular scope on a hunting rifle is. also see 1 and 2.
4. two of teh locations were in the same direction, one was just further away.
5. (should have been one) the trope is that only the bad guys CAN'T shot straight. see every a-team episode ever made.
 
2013-02-18 02:39:03 AM

MagSeven: Not reading the entire thread yet, but does anyone else think the Governor used a woman zombie delivery driver in order to set up Andrea in the eyes of her old group?


Probably, but that's lazy writing.
 
2013-02-18 02:39:52 AM

flamingboar: Thank you for the answers. I will miss crazy story time from Axel now. He was like a mustached Ellis from L4D2.


Me too. I was starting to like the guy.


theurge14: Just a hard to believe action sequence.


Agreed. I almost started yelling at my TV.

On the plus side Rick now appears to be mad pissed instead of just mad crazy.
 
2013-02-18 02:41:09 AM

Mugato: Trunk kill has to be the kill of the week.


Agreed. That was farking awesome.
 
2013-02-18 02:45:12 AM
That was dumb. Our prison heroes should have easily killed the van driver at the very least. How are we supposed to root for these dumb-asses when they're so utterly incompetent?

It's getting to the point that I want to see them all get eaten because they are clearly demonstrating that they're all completely unfit to survive a zombie apocalypse (well, except for Darryl).

They know the governor is coming for them and yet don't bother to set a lookout on the tower, their only able-bodied male abandons them on a RAGE-misson, and then they let a hostile climb their own tower. Morans! They're still acting like Camp Dinner Bell from season one.

And now Maggie is an unsympathetic mood-swinging irrational biatch-harpy. Yay Lori 2.0.

I still enjoyed the zombie kills and Andrew Lincoln's performance. I love hating this stupid show.

/and it was nice to see Lori looking so pretty.
 
2013-02-18 02:53:24 AM
Max Awesome:

And now Maggie is an unsympathetic mood-swinging irrational biatch-harpy. Yay Lori 2.0.

Maggie's pregnant?

/i thot Andrea was Lori 2.0?
 
2013-02-18 02:53:26 AM

FunkOut: Rick's going insane from the stress of having to pretend he's not British.


Maggie doesn't seem to have that problem. The Gov on the other hand...
 
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