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2013-04-04 05:23:24 PM  
It's really too bad it sucks so bad.
 
2013-04-04 06:07:57 PM  
I don't care about those shows either.
www.iruntheinternet.com
 
2013-04-04 06:10:07 PM  
What the hell is with the spaces in the letters

Not even all of them, just some of them
 
2013-04-04 06:11:24 PM  
The Walking Dead? Oh, you mean the AMC commercial hour with 25 minutes of zombie clips thrown in.
 
2013-04-04 06:15:05 PM  
DVR is the best way to watch these shows.  Walking Dead is fun--don't over analyze it.

/Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.
 
2013-04-04 06:19:13 PM  

fickenchucker: DVR is the best way to watch these shows.  Walking Dead is fun--don't over analyze it.

/Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.


I was waiting for that dumb white biatch to die for a while now.
 
2013-04-04 06:21:12 PM  
so we got a lot of the haters out of the way early. but i do agree that AMC is killing the show with a ton of ads.
 
2013-04-04 06:25:58 PM  

justtray: It's really too bad it sucks so bad.


this

this

Popcorn Johnny: The Walking Dead? Oh, you mean the AMC commercial hour with 25 minutes of zombie clips thrown in.


this also
 
2013-04-04 06:27:55 PM  
The quality of it is questionable, especially the writing, but AMC has no competition.   I imagine that the success will continue until some other network comes along and show's everyone what a zombie tv show could be.
 
2013-04-04 06:28:19 PM  
So big that they're doing everything they can to kill it outside of just cancelling it outright.
 
2013-04-04 06:28:35 PM  

fickenchucker: /Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.


Ahh, memories...

24.media.tumblr.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
How can so many people take a preposterous story like a zombie apocalypse and over analyze it to the point of distraction?

/huh huh, huh huh, ... "anal"
 
2013-04-04 06:29:21 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: fickenchucker: DVR is the best way to watch these shows.  Walking Dead is fun--don't over analyze it.

/Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.

I was waiting for that dumb white biatch to die for a while now.


Me too. She was damn obnoxious.
 
2013-04-04 06:29:22 PM  

Old enough to know better: So big that they're doing everything they can to kill it outside of just cancelling it outright.


it's almost like it's a show of syfy or something...
 
2013-04-04 06:32:04 PM  
TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.
 
2013-04-04 06:32:17 PM  
Wow. THREE WD threads in one day?

Granted, one of them is mine, so I really can't complain...
 
2013-04-04 06:35:39 PM  
All the complaints about commercials make me glad I didn't opt to pay my provider for the bundle HBO comes with and instead opted to DL it from iTunes commercial free at a couple bucks an episode.
 
2013-04-04 06:44:06 PM  
Last Sunday, my plan was to watch Game of Thrones and DVR The Walking Dead, That way I could cruise through it, avoiding all the commercials. I couldn't hold out and ended up watching it first and then catching the replay of GoT. After sitting through ridiculously excessive commercials in the finale, I'll never watch it again live.
 
2013-04-04 06:44:45 PM  

Nogin Lame: All the complaints about commercials make me glad I didn't opt to pay my provider for the bundle HBO comes with and instead opted to DL it from iTunes commercial free at a couple bucks an episode.


I see what you did there.
 
2013-04-04 06:46:04 PM  
When the geriatric bus rolled into the prison The Walked Dead jumped the shark.
 
2013-04-04 06:46:31 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Last Sunday, my plan was to watch Game of Thrones and DVR The Walking Dead, That way I could cruise through it, avoiding all the commercials. I couldn't hold out and ended up watching it first and then catching the replay of GoT. After sitting through ridiculously excessive commercials in the finale, I'll never watch it again live.


Mr. Unsympathetic and I have a 20 minute policy. Wait 20 minutes to let the DVR suck up all the commercials, finishes nearly at the same time as the regular broadcast.

/The Mr. likes to point out how efficient he is by finishing a 60 minute show in 42.
 
2013-04-04 06:47:07 PM  

Baelz: When the geriatric bus rolled into the prison The Walked Dead jumped the shark.


They're running out of food, what else were they supposed to do?
 
2013-04-04 06:57:38 PM  

Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.


The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.
 
2013-04-04 07:17:39 PM  
I don't know why it took us so long, but we finally started watching it on Netflix last week.  We are into Season 2 now and hooked. The bulk of what I've seen so far was filmed within 10 miles of us and it's pretty cool to recognize places I know.

This, and getting caught up on Breaking Bad, makes Netflix worth the $7.99 a month.
 
2013-04-04 07:26:36 PM  

rugman11: Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.

The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.


[CITATION NEEDED]  Show us your data because I think you are wrong, especially the most recent episodes.
 
2013-04-04 07:26:49 PM  

Baelz: When the geriatric bus rolled into the prison The Walked Dead jumped the shark.


Bah, it jumped the shark when the first zombie appeared. As if zombies could actually happen. After wasting all those minutes over an entire quarter of an hour I was finally done with the Walking Dead for good. I just couldn't take one more bit of nonsense from that show.
 
2013-04-04 07:46:03 PM  

Farty McPooPants: rugman11: Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.

The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.

[CITATION NEEDED]  Show us your data because I think you are wrong, especially the most recent episodes.


Amazon has the season finale at 44 minutes. I'm assuming that's without commercials.

Walking Dead Season 3, Ep. 16 "Welcome to the Tombs"

i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-04 07:46:17 PM  

Farty McPooPants: rugman11: Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.

The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.

[CITATION NEEDED]  Show us your data because I think you are wrong, especially the most recent episodes.


I don't have an outside citation, I just have the episodes I've downloaded.  Here are the run times for the spring episodes:

03x09 - 43:17
03x10 - 43:17
03x11 - 43:25
03x12 - 43:20
03x13 - 43:13
03x14 - 43:15
03x15 - 43:21
03x16 - 42:45

The shortest episode of the season was the first at 42:41.  Now, AMC may occasionally run their episodes for 62 minutes (I don't recall off the top of my head and I can't find listings), but you never get more than 20 minutes of commercials.
 
2013-04-04 07:46:35 PM  

Farty McPooPants: rugman11: Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.

The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.

[CITATION NEEDED]  Show us your data because I think you are wrong, especially the most recent episodes.

I download it.  it was about 45 minutes in length
/yohoho
 
2013-04-04 07:50:52 PM  

rugman11: Farty McPooPants: rugman11: Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.

The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.

[CITATION NEEDED]  Show us your data because I think you are wrong, especially the most recent episodes.

I don't have an outside citation, I just have the episodes I've downloaded.  Here are the run times for the spring episodes:

03x09 - 43:17
03x10 - 43:17
03x11 - 43:25
03x12 - 43:20
03x13 - 43:13
03x14 - 43:15
03x15 - 43:21
03x16 - 42:45

The shortest episode of the season was the first at 42:41.  Now, AMC may occasionally run their episodes for 62 minutes (I don't recall off the top of my head and I can't find listings), but you never get more than 20 minutes of commercials.


That is still a lot of commercials for an hour long show than it use to be in the 90s. Almost all the Star Trek shows were around 46 minutes long. They are adding a lot more commercials now and less running time on shows, but all the channels are doing that, not just AMC.
 
2013-04-04 07:53:31 PM  
Season 1 episodes were average 45 min
Season 2 and 3 have been 42-43 min according to iTunes
 
2013-04-04 07:54:35 PM  

demonfaerie: That is still a lot of commercials for an hour long show than it use to be in the 90s. Almost all the Star Trek shows were around 46 minutes long. They are adding a lot more commercials now and less running time on shows, but all the channels are doing that, not just AMC.


Take a look at some of the TOS runtimes.  51 minutes.

By 2030, shows will be 30 seconds long with 59.5 minutes of commercials.
 
2013-04-04 07:59:40 PM  

Shazam999: demonfaerie: That is still a lot of commercials for an hour long show than it use to be in the 90s. Almost all the Star Trek shows were around 46 minutes long. They are adding a lot more commercials now and less running time on shows, but all the channels are doing that, not just AMC.

Take a look at some of the TOS runtimes.  51 minutes.

By 2030, shows will be 30 seconds long with 59.5 minutes of commercials.


Most likely. Networks wouldn't have to put out so many commercials if they made good programming. More people will want to tune into to watch a show rather than DVR it, and buy it when it comes out on dvd.
 
2013-04-04 08:03:39 PM  
There is no reason in this day and age to watch a commercial. Ever.
 
2013-04-04 08:04:02 PM  
Raise your hand if seeing commercials actively makes you want to buy or look up that product...

I can't remember any time I have seen a commercial, especially a car or food, commercial that has made me think. "Hmm that looks awesome, let me go buy it!". Most commercials just turn me off to whatever they are selling. So are advertisements really that profitable for companies? Do people really buy more Hondas because they saw a Honda commercial?
 
2013-04-04 08:15:48 PM  
this show has really gone downhill.

the premiere and season 1 were awesome. season 1 finale = awesome

season 2 on the farm was great too but some aspects went on for way too long (the search for sophia...). season 2 finale = awesome

season 3 started off good but then went to shiat reeeaaal quick. the best episode of the season was probably "Clear" when they went back to Rick's hometown to get supplies. season 3 finale = a huge let down.

i'm not holding out too much hope for season 4.

/watched the first two season on netflix and then made the mistake of watching season 3 on AMC. the commercials alone made me want to go on a killing rampage.
 
2013-04-04 08:17:20 PM  
also, when the hell does Breaking Bad start up again? it's a shame this will be the final season (err-half) because now THAT is a great show and TWD writers should really take notes.
 
2013-04-04 08:17:42 PM  

freetomato: I don't know why it took us so long, but we finally started watching it on Netflix last week.  We are into Season 2 now and hooked. The bulk of what I've seen so far was filmed within 10 miles of us and it's pretty cool to recognize places I know.

This, and getting caught up on Breaking Bad, makes Netflix worth the $7.99 a month.


Most of their series for that matter, including the older stuff.  All the Treks, BSG, Rescue Me, Futurama, the two you mention, etc etc.  Law and Orders could keep you occupied for a year if you like that sort of thing.  Netflix + other internet offerings are going to make me drop cable soon.  I just dont watch it much anymore.
 
2013-04-04 08:17:54 PM  
No commercials = no television

Deal with it.
 
2013-04-04 08:20:55 PM  

ActionJoe: Raise your hand if seeing commercials actively makes you want to buy or look up that product...

I can't remember any time I have seen a commercial, especially a car or food, commercial that has made me think. "Hmm that looks awesome, let me go buy it!". Most commercials just turn me off to whatever they are selling. So are advertisements really that profitable for companies? Do people really buy more Hondas because they saw a Honda commercial?


Mostly it's mainly about brand awareness. Commercials aren't meant to make go run out and buy the product, they're meant to stick in your head and influence you to choose those products later when you're shopping.
 
2013-04-04 08:21:08 PM  
Seriously?  People are complaining about commercials?  Farking DVR it, jesus.  For as long as I remember, shows with commercials have always been about 2/3 show and 1/3 commercial, give or take a few minutes in either direction.

The hating is just because the show is popular.  Yeah I don't agree with everything they do in the show.  But the fact that I watch it and critique it, is the mark of a good show.  The bad ones are the shows you don't care to watch, and there are a freaking ton of those.  There has never been a show like Walking Dead before and they are doing a great job.  This last half of the 3rd season was the best it has been so far.  Good mix of drama and action, got a little less manic about jumping around and started concentrating on specific characters in specific episodes.  If there is anything you can say about the show it is that their original cast of actors wasn't that great.  But the ones that are still around are doing better and the ones that have sucked have been dying off.

Anyways, I'm glad it is getting great ratings, it just means more to watch in the future.  Yay
 
2013-04-04 08:22:15 PM  

Baelz: When the geriatric bus rolled into the prison The Walked Dead jumped the shark.


I don't think that's the case at all. It's without a doubt the only interesting new idea with amazing potential I saw in the final episode. I like where this seems to be going. Hopefully the re-organized creatives will finally get their shiat together and work as an effective team.

I don't watch too much TV but this seems to be a unique position they are in. Huge ratings with a show that is commonly perceived as lackluster at best. They have the money and some of the talent in place, Now they have to just think and work a little harder for next season. But the raw material for an amazing event is now in place.
 
2013-04-04 08:29:47 PM  
dvr it and then whine about spoilers on facebook

got it
 
2013-04-04 08:50:27 PM  
I wonder what percentage of the ratings are losers who say they hate the show, but keep watching so they can whine on and on about it on Fark.
 
2013-04-04 09:16:46 PM  

demonfaerie: That is still a lot of commercials for an hour long show than it use to be in the 90s. Almost all the Star Trek shows were around 46 minutes long. They are adding a lot more commercials now and less running time on shows, but all the channels are doing that, not just AMC.


Is it?  From my old days of burning things on a disk to share them, hour long shows were usually  42 plus or 22 plus pending whether it was supposed to be a full or half hour.  Those shows were 90s shows and international shows for that matter.

anyways that finale sucked. SPOILERAt least andrea finally died
 
2013-04-04 09:27:16 PM  

nastyboi: I wonder what percentage of the ratings are losers who say they hate the show, but keep watching so they can whine on and on about it on Fark.


All of them? Like with LOST, I'm glad I haven't wasted my time on it.
 
2013-04-04 09:39:21 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: fickenchucker: DVR is the best way to watch these shows.  Walking Dead is fun--don't over analyze it.

/Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.

I was waiting for that dumb white biatch to die for a while now.


I loved how Andrea literally talked herself to death.
 
2013-04-04 09:44:28 PM  

ezra466: Season 1 episodes were average 45 min
Season 2 and 3 have been 42-43 min according to iTunes


Doesn't the 68 minute long series premiere throw off the season 1 average?
 
2013-04-04 09:46:10 PM  
What's a "commercial"?

Oh, wait. I remember those things! Those are the things you people who watch live TV have to put up with. I haven't seen one of those things in about three years, now, and even then it was only because I caught a glimpse of someone else's TV.

It's like none of you have ever used the Internet before.

/And yes, you can get them legally on the Internet.
//If you choose.
 
2013-04-04 09:50:40 PM  
Most shows are around 42-43 minutes. The "problem" with the finale was that AMC ran it to 10:05pm, thus cashing in on extra commercial time. I watched via DVR and didn't have a problem. Just had to be careful scrolling down the Fark thread.
 
2013-04-04 10:02:32 PM  
Modern Family is farking outstanding. Walking Dead is for queertards.
 
2013-04-04 10:02:34 PM  

spelletrader: There is no reason in this day and age to watch a commercial. Ever.



sports
 
2013-04-04 10:10:57 PM  
zombies are not interesting.
 
2013-04-04 10:16:23 PM  

Esroc: /never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.


So, you don't understand 84% of the country?
 
2013-04-04 10:30:04 PM  
So maybe going by the numbers that people have posted they actually aren't showing more commercials than normal but their format of 5 minutes of show then commercial break blows. As soon as a scene starts to get interesting they go to commercial.   I would be happy enough if it was longer commercial breaks but less often.
 
2013-04-04 10:31:22 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Satanic_Hamster: fickenchucker: DVR is the best way to watch these shows.  Walking Dead is fun--don't over analyze it.

/Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.

I was waiting for that dumb white biatch to die for a while now.

I loved how Andrea literally talked herself to death.


Yep. To the very end she was a lawyer rather than a survivor. There were signs she "got it" but ultimately too much food and sex at the village turned her right back into law talking zombie food.

Carl is the only real survivor. (ninja is close) But Carl is the only one who really understands what is going on. It's no coincidence he is the second youngest cast member. And his relationship with the Ninja should be the one to watch. Short hair lady and Daryl too. Rick is nothing but window dressing now.

I imagine the writers are going to grow a set of balls for the fourth season.
 
2013-04-04 10:32:10 PM  

ActionJoe: Raise your hand if seeing commercials actively makes you want to buy or look up that product...

I can't remember any time I have seen a commercial, especially a car or food, commercial that has made me think. "Hmm that looks awesome, let me go buy it!". Most commercials just turn me off to whatever they are selling. So are advertisements really that profitable for companies? Do people really buy more Hondas because they saw a Honda commercial?


Don't know, don't care. Add money makes it possible. As long as they are happy, I get my show and I'm happy.
 
2013-04-04 10:32:38 PM  

NASAM: spelletrader: There is no reason in this day and age to watch a commercial. Ever.


sports


inertia.  My wife and I watched (almost) every commercial during Community, Parks & Rec, and The Office tonight because we started watching at 7:00 and there wasn't a compelling reason to watch something else while the episodes piled up on the DVR.  We did pause The Office at one point and fast forwarded most of the rest of the commercials.
 
2013-04-04 10:59:55 PM  
hell, the commercials are better written than 90% of the dreck on the idiot box anyway
 
2013-04-04 11:09:36 PM  

NASAM: spelletrader: There is no reason in this day and age to watch a commercial. Ever.


sports


Not really. Football can take as little as 80 minutes DVR'd
 
2013-04-05 12:15:26 AM  

fickenchucker: NASAM: spelletrader: There is no reason in this day and age to watch a commercial. Ever.


sports

Not really. Football can take as little as 80 minutes DVR'd


Sports fans tend to like watching it live.
 
2013-04-05 12:39:20 AM  

fusillade762: ActionJoe: Raise your hand if seeing commercials actively makes you want to buy or look up that product...

I can't remember any time I have seen a commercial, especially a car or food, commercial that has made me think. "Hmm that looks awesome, let me go buy it!". Most commercials just turn me off to whatever they are selling. So are advertisements really that profitable for companies? Do people really buy more Hondas because they saw a Honda commercial?

Mostly it's mainly about brand awareness. Commercials aren't meant to make go run out and buy the product, they're meant to stick in your head and influence you to choose those products later when you're shopping.


I guess they could be affecting me subconsciously but consciously? Commercials have only ever made me decide not to buy a brand.
 
2013-04-05 01:00:08 AM  

asimplescribe: Sports fans tend to like watching it live.


I love it when people complain about commercials during programs but sports is never mentioned. It must suck to be watching it live, and hey! Another 3 minute break in the game so the TV networks can remind you it was sponsored by Pepsi and State Farm every 10 minutes. It is to the point where I don't believe people watch sports on TV for the game anymore. Take for example the Super Bowl. It hasn't been about football in years, it has been about who can make the most shocking/funny commercial, and when the game is actually on, THAT is the time people spend getting snacks in the kitchen or playing Angry Birds while taking a shiat.
 
2013-04-05 03:05:48 AM  

RoxtarRyan: asimplescribe: Sports fans tend to like watching it live.

I love it when people complain about commercials during programs but sports is never mentioned. It must suck to be watching it live, and hey! Another 3 minute break in the game so the TV networks can remind you it was sponsored by Pepsi and State Farm every 10 minutes. It is to the point where I don't believe people watch sports on TV for the game anymore. Take for example the Super Bowl. It hasn't been about football in years, it has been about who can make the most shocking/funny commercial, and when the game is actually on, THAT is the time people spend getting snacks in the kitchen or playing Angry Birds while taking a shiat.


The only way I can actually watch football anymore is the Red Zone channel. 7+ hours, no commercials, limits your exposure to terrible announcers to the bare minimum. Soccer has the right idea.
 
2013-04-05 03:13:03 AM  
Ah yes, another thread of 'superior' farkers so happy they don't own a TV or cable service.... these are always so quaint - it's nice to see how obviously evolved so many people are while us simple mouth breathers just sit around and drool on ourselves.
 
2013-04-05 05:14:10 AM  
I want one thing, showrunners and suits involved in the walking dead-
This willie nelson on the road again live .

Stop with staying in crapholes and hit the bricks. ty
 
2013-04-05 05:22:54 AM  
Commercials only work on children and women: fact.
 
2013-04-05 05:55:26 AM  

twiztedjustin: Modern Family is farking outstanding. Walking Dead is for queertards.


thumbs.anyclip.com
 
2013-04-05 08:03:24 AM  

Barry McCackiner: Seriously?  People are complaining about commercials?  Farking DVR it, jesus.  For as long as I remember, shows with commercials have always been about 2/3 show and 1/3 commercial, give or take a few minutes in either direction.

The hating is just because the show is popular.  Yeah I don't agree with everything they do in the show.  But the fact that I watch it and critique it, is the mark of a good show.  The bad ones are the shows you don't care to watch, and there are a freaking ton of those.  There has never been a show like Walking Dead before and they are doing a great job.  This last half of the 3rd season was the best it has been so far.  Good mix of drama and action, got a little less manic about jumping around and started concentrating on specific characters in specific episodes.  If there is anything you can say about the show it is that their original cast of actors wasn't that great.  But the ones that are still around are doing better and the ones that have sucked have been dying off.

Anyways, I'm glad it is getting great ratings, it just means more to watch in the future.  Yay


THIS.  THIS.  THIS.
 
2013-04-05 08:03:24 AM  

Baelz: When the geriatric bus rolled into the prison The Walked Dead jumped the shark.


I heard Ted McGinley is joining the cast next season.
 
2013-04-05 08:05:01 AM  

Farkenhostile: As soon as a scene starts to get interesting they go to commercial.


You mean like every other drama ever?
 
2013-04-05 08:25:59 AM  
To all you folks complaing about commercials, there is this revolutionary device called a "DVR".

With this magical device you can record a show WITHOUT NEEDING A VCR TAPE!

Commercials? A THING OF THE PAST!

Miss what a character said? REWIND IT!

Want to binge watch multiple episodes of a show? RECORD THEM WEEK AFTER WEEK THEN WATCH THEM ALL AT ONCE!

IT'S AMAZING!

/the wife and I put the kids to be at around 8:00 PM Sunday, get settled with food, night clothes and such and just start watching from the beginning about 8:25ish.
//haven't seen one commercial yet watching WD
 
2013-04-05 08:28:27 AM  

Mobius strip of human stupidity: Carl is the only real survivor. (ninja is close) But Carl is the only one who really understands what is going on. It's no coincidence he is the second youngest cast member. And his relationship with the Ninja should be the one to watch. Short hair lady and Daryl too. Rick is nothing but window dressing now.

I imagine the writers are going to grow a set of balls for the fourth season.


Well they are still roughly following the comic arc, even with deviations like Andrea's death. So that said they got some heavy shiat to deal with in this coming season.
 
2013-04-05 09:29:13 AM  
If AMC were smart they would have blamed Don Draper, not zombies.
 
2013-04-05 09:40:59 AM  

justtray: It's really too bad it sucks so bad.


I was really into this show. But last Sunday something happened, I DVR'd it instead of watching it. I was in the middle of a Supernatural marathon on Netflix. I just discovered that show, and am hooked. But I realized, stuff happens in every episode. Character development doesn't force the action to stop. Thats why TWD isn't a great show. Having a good, or great episode, then having a string of episodes where litetally nothing happens isn't excellent television. In fact, it's made me lose interest enough that the finale is still waiting on my DVR. Season 2 and most of season 3 have sucked the life out of this once pretty damn cool show.
 
2013-04-05 09:42:30 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: nastyboi: I wonder what percentage of the ratings are losers who say they hate the show, but keep watching so they can whine on and on about it on Fark.

All of them? Like with LOST, I'm glad I haven't wasted my time on it.


Yet, here  you are.

/it's a good thing you're not wasting any of your time on it.
 
2013-04-05 10:07:39 AM  

TheLopper: cameroncrazy1984: nastyboi: I wonder what percentage of the ratings are losers who say they hate the show, but keep watching so they can whine on and on about it on Fark.

All of them? Like with LOST, I'm glad I haven't wasted my time on it.

Yet, here  you are.

/it's a good thing you're not wasting any of your time on it.


Interesting to see what the haters are focused on. Look at all the "Where's Carl" stuff upthread. biatching about that just make it obvious that you're way behind, and your opinion is irrelevant. So yeah, if you want to be a GOOD hater, you have to watch the show to keep up on the things you're going to biatch about.
 
2013-04-05 10:53:50 AM  

demonfaerie: That is still a lot of commercials for an hour long show than it use to be in the 90s.


In case you haven't noticed, it's no longer the 90s.  15-20 minutes of commercials in a 60 minute show is pretty standard these days. I edit commercials from a LOT of shows (to load them onto my tablet), and the hour-long shows are almost always 40-45 in length when the commercials are edited out.  Doesn't matter the type of show, or the network it airs on.

Sure, there are exceptions, but the lengthening of commercials isn't new, nor is it unique to AMC/Walking Dead.
 
2013-04-05 11:20:39 AM  
It just feels like the commercials are longer because there's so much inaction during the show.

Midseason AMC ad blitz: Big showdown between Rick and the Governor!!!!!

Episode: Rick and Governor sit at a table and chat for an entire episode
Episode: Slow deliberate dialog delivered while staring over the other's shoulder at a wall
Episode: Slow deliberate dialog delivered while staring over the other's shoulder at a wall
Episode: Slow deliberate dialog delivered while staring over the other's shoulder at a wall, oh and Merle dies
Final Episode: Slow deliberate dialog delivered while staring over the other's shoulder at a wall

There are some points in there where zombies appear but they are quickly handled.
 
2013-04-05 11:33:04 AM  

nastyboi: I wonder what percentage of the ratings are losers who say they hate the show, but keep watching so they can whine on and on about it on Fark.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-05 12:01:41 PM  

nastyboi: I wonder what percentage of the ratings are losers who say they hate the show, but keep watching so they can whine on and on about it on Fark.


Probably the same crowd that complained about SGU and cried when it was cancelled.

/I liked SGU.
 
2013-04-05 12:59:43 PM  

RoxtarRyan: asimplescribe: Sports fans tend to like watching it live.

I love it when people complain about commercials during programs but sports is never mentioned. It must suck to be watching it live, and hey! Another 3 minute break in the game so the TV networks can remind you it was sponsored by Pepsi and State Farm every 10 minutes. It is to the point where I don't believe people watch sports on TV for the game anymore. Take for example the Super Bowl. It hasn't been about football in years, it has been about who can make the most shocking/funny commercial, and when the game is actually on, THAT is the time people spend getting snacks in the kitchen or playing Angry Birds while taking a shiat.


Uh, this is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read.  If you aren't watching the Super Bowl when it is on, you are not interested in Football.  Yes the Super Bowl is somewhat of a cultural event that has morphed into a clever commercial delivery system, but the football aspect has always been the same.  I don't even know how you can say the Super Bowl isn't about football.  What?  It is the farking Super Bowl.  Obviously you aren't a football fan, but I am and I could give two shiats about the commercials, that is when I get another beer and take a piss.

As far as commercials during sports, yeah it sucks, football is the only thing I watch live and hence is the only commercial exposure I have (except I guess for the morning news which I just leave on while eating breakfast).  I don't like it, but that is the way it is.  I still would rather watch a good live football game over almost anything else.
 
2013-04-05 01:07:56 PM  

Barry McCackiner: [snip]


Ok, dude.
 
2013-04-05 02:23:27 PM  

Barry McCackiner: As far as commercials during sports, yeah it sucks, football is the only thing I watch live and hence is the only commercial exposure I have (except I guess for the morning news which I just leave on while eating breakfast).  I don't like it, but that is the way it is.  I still would rather watch a good live football game over almost anything else.


I'm honestly not being snarky, but why is it important to you to watch sports live? I mean, I understand that it's  really easy to have scores spoiled if you wait too long, but wouldn't it make sense to just get a ten minute buffer on the DVR so that you can skip over the commercials? Is there something intrinsic about it being live that I'm missing?
 
2013-04-05 02:45:26 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Mobius strip of human stupidity: Carl is the only real survivor. (ninja is close) But Carl is the only one who really understands what is going on. It's no coincidence he is the second youngest cast member. And his relationship with the Ninja should be the one to watch. Short hair lady and Daryl too. Rick is nothing but window dressing now.

I imagine the writers are going to grow a set of balls for the fourth season.

Well they are still roughly following the comic arc, even with deviations like Andrea's death. So that said they got some heavy shiat to deal with in this coming season.


I really don't know anything about the comic books. But it seems pretty clear the producers are past due to hip people that if the want what's in the comic they will have to look elsewhere.

Right now the show is following a fairly generic and astonishingly predictable path. And failing in every way but making money for AMC.  They need to grow a set and make the show special (or at least more interesting). And I doubt the comic is the way to go to do that.
 
2013-04-05 03:00:35 PM  

fickenchucker: DVR is the best way to watch these shows.  Walking Dead is fun--don't over analyze it.

/Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.


As I said in a previous thread, who's going to be the whiny annoying woman in season 4? I'm betting on Tyreese's girlfriend.
 
2013-04-05 03:32:07 PM  

Mobius strip of human stupidity: Right now the show is following a fairly generic and astonishingly predictable path. And failing in every way but making money for AMC. They need to grow a set and make the show special (or at least more interesting). And I doubt the comic is the way to go to do that.


Depends on what you want when you say interesting, I mean to be fair this thing could be on HBO and we could film every single moment from the comic almost pane for pane and it would flop hard. Not because it wouldn't be hard hitting drama but because the uncomfortable parts would be thing people are just not ready to see on TV, cable or premium. I mean gang rapes, crushed babies, that sort of thing, cherished characters vanishing in an instant.

The show got hamstringed last season by having its expected budget cut, so it went through an almost total rewrite so that they could reduce the number of filming locations. I think this year was about trying to make up that lost arc, because really if you think about it, Season 2 and 3 could be combined for the most part.

Now because the show still has legs and numbers despite its budget numbers, it feels like the executives are purposely trying to string things along. Which is a damn shame because really in the comics there is still A TON of material left, arc wise its only up to around volume 8 and you got another 10 to go.

It would have been much better that the writers just literally careened through the comics, introduced original characters then branched of into their own world.

Like the Tell Tale game
 
2013-04-05 03:56:54 PM  
I hate and love the show.

Sometimes its the Talking Dead, other times the Walking Dead.
 
2013-04-05 04:37:39 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Barry McCackiner: As far as commercials during sports, yeah it sucks, football is the only thing I watch live and hence is the only commercial exposure I have (except I guess for the morning news which I just leave on while eating breakfast).  I don't like it, but that is the way it is.  I still would rather watch a good live football game over almost anything else.

I'm honestly not being snarky, but why is it important to you to watch sports live? I mean, I understand that it's  really easy to have scores spoiled if you wait too long, but wouldn't it make sense to just get a ten minute buffer on the DVR so that you can skip over the commercials? Is there something intrinsic about it being live that I'm missing?


It depends on the game honestly.  If I am watching my team (Niners) it has to be live.  I have so many football fan friends that we often txt msg each other snarky shiat while the game is happening.  So if you aren't live, you can't avoid the spoilers.  If I am watching just a random game, I'll DVR it and start watching it 30-40 minutes in.  So during football season I'll really only watch 1 out of the 3 or 4 games I watch in that week live.  Others have that same live mentality for all of the games, but I am just that way with my team.

Also I have to admit that when you care about a live event, there is something different about watching it live.  You just want to know what happens as it happens.  I can't really explain it in words other than that.
 
2013-04-05 06:16:37 PM  
Nobody turns their fact-checking department loose on ads. Even the punctuation would be thrown out.
 
2013-04-06 12:10:13 PM  

Mobius strip of human stupidity: And failing in every way but making money for AMC.


Someone has pretty high standards. What a load of shiat.
 
2013-04-07 02:24:47 AM  

Hebalo: Mobius strip of human stupidity: And failing in every way but making money for AMC.

Someone has pretty high standards. What a load of shiat.


I think what I meant (but did not say) was failed to reach anything close to its full potential. And it has not in any way done that. So you may keep the load of shiat.
 
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