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(The Hollywood Reporter)   "Walking Dead" actors realize they aren't getting famous for some reason   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 108
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2013-10-30 08:34:39 PM
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2013-10-30 08:40:13 PM
Because the show sucks? I should know, I've seen every episode
 
2013-10-30 08:41:25 PM
Neither did The Wire actors. Hey, look, it's D'Angelo Barksdale and Tully!
 
2013-10-30 08:44:20 PM
They probably smell awful.
 
2013-10-30 08:50:35 PM
Comparing them to Mad Men is kind of silly. Mad Men has caused a huge "Yay the 60's!" pop culture thing, and has blended into pop culture in ways that people who don't even watch the show are affected. The Walking Dead has nothing comparable, and is more of a rider on the coattails of a much wider cultural phenomenon.

Of course the Mad Men stars get more interviews and the like.
 
2013-10-30 08:51:10 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Because the show sucks? I should know, I've seen every episode


Eh..... this. I watch it because i want it to be good, not because it is good. Actually haven't seen this season yet.
 
2013-10-30 08:56:48 PM
The show isn't so good that you can say "That's good acting." and even if it was there's so few epoisodes per year you forget...
 
2013-10-30 08:58:18 PM
The show runner is phoning it in.

The writers follow suit and phone it in.

The acting talent may as well phone it in.
 
2013-10-30 09:27:56 PM
The baby is a pretty convincing baby.
 
2013-10-30 10:29:27 PM
i dont know if its the acting or the writing but everyone is very one dimensional.
 
2013-10-30 11:30:12 PM
The only time you like a character....they kill them off.
 
2013-10-31 12:00:29 AM

Sid_6.7: Comparing them to Mad Men is kind of silly. Mad Men has caused a huge "Yay the 60's!" pop culture thing, and has blended into pop culture in ways that people who don't even watch the show are affected. The Walking Dead has nothing comparable, and is more of a rider on the coattails of a much wider cultural phenomenon.

Of course the Mad Men stars get more interviews and the like.


Well, yeah, but the actors on Mad Men get to play roles that really show them off and demonstrate their talent.  The roles on Walking Dead seem like they could be played by just about anyone with a SAG card.
 
2013-10-31 01:01:18 AM
It's all about the zombie and kills. And that girl's awful singing.
 
2013-10-31 01:05:00 AM
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2013-10-31 01:05:01 AM
I enjoy the show. I know it's passe to enjoy it here on Fark, but I like it.

Thing is, none of the actors really stick out -- I think Daryl is probably one of the better actors on the show, but he's been established for quite some time. I honestly think the best actor on the show was Dale and he bit it in the first season.
 
2013-10-31 01:10:36 AM

Mr.Poops: I enjoy the show. I know it's passe to enjoy it here on Fark, but I like it.

Thing is, none of the actors really stick out -- I think Daryl is probably one of the better actors on the show, but he's been established for quite some time. I honestly think the best actor on the show was Dale and he bit it in the first season.


1. You can't be farking serious.
2. He died in the second season. Wait, are we talking about the same character?
 
2013-10-31 01:11:54 AM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Because the show sucks? I should know, I've seen every episode


Why do you keep watching it?

/Gave up after four episodes. Anything remotely decent would hook me at least a little by then.
 
2013-10-31 01:16:38 AM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Because the show sucks? I should know, I've seen every episode


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2013-10-31 01:18:40 AM
Lauren Cohan is famous in my pants. Ever since she went fully topless in The Rise of Taj.
 
2013-10-31 01:19:57 AM
I enjoy that show so much that I've decided not to watch it at all this season.
 
2013-10-31 01:20:08 AM

Confabulat: Neither did The Wire actors. Hey, look, it's D'Angelo Barksdale and Tully!


D was famous before The Wire. Don't you remember him from the Waterboy?

Lol
 
2013-10-31 01:25:52 AM

Confabulat: Neither did The Wire actors. Hey, look, it's D'Angelo Barksdale and Tully!


Idris Elba is getting some pretty good exposure recently. Also The Wire was more of a critical success than a commercial one.
 
2013-10-31 01:28:39 AM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Because the show sucks? I should know, I've seen every episode


You know, you've hit on something here... The Walking Dead is one of the worst shows I continue to watch. I think its the acting. I really like the actors, I just wish they had better material to work with.
 
2013-10-31 01:29:47 AM
They aren't the real stars.  The zombies are the real stars.  Without the zombies all you have are a bunch of idiots running around messing everything up.
 
2013-10-31 01:35:49 AM

Bane of Broone: /Gave up after four episodes. Anything remotely decent would hook me at least a little by then.


Yeah, this is pretty much me as well. Granted, I've never experienced the comic, so maybe my expectations were out of line, but I was hoping for some decent post-zombie-apocalypse survival stories. Instead it was a soap opera. With Zombies. The Young and the Restless Dead. :-/
 
2013-10-31 01:41:51 AM

Confabulat: Neither did The Wire actors. Hey, look, it's D'Angelo Barksdale and Tully!


Tully? You mean Cutty?
 
2013-10-31 01:44:13 AM

Snapper Carr: Confabulat: Neither did The Wire actors. Hey, look, it's D'Angelo Barksdale and Tully!

Idris Elba is getting some pretty good exposure recently. Also The Wire was more of a critical success than a commercial one.


Also Michael K. Williams. I cracked up when I realized he was a cop in "Trapped in the Closet".
 
2013-10-31 01:51:06 AM
hey, let's all stare at one another because that has deep meaning. deep meaning.

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2013-10-31 01:51:06 AM
I've tried to like Walking Dead several times and every time I have to turn the channel within 5 minutes because it sucks so bad. It is simply riding on the tails of those Breaking Bad stragglers who can't seem to cut the apron strings. That is it.
 
2013-10-31 01:52:12 AM
These people are famous to those who are fans of the show. If you definition of fame is Kim Kardashian, you're wrong. She's a whore, and so is everyone associated with her. People with legitimate talent shouldn't be overlooked because the media thinks we should care about some tart with a fat ass.
 
2013-10-31 01:57:27 AM

Cog Spinner: I've tried to like Walking Dead several times and every time I have to turn the channel within 5 minutes because it sucks so bad. It is simply riding on the tails of those Breaking Bad stragglers who can't seem to cut the apron strings. That is it.


That's the thing. The Walking Dead is far more popular than Breaking Bad ever was. It has it's own audience separate from riding BB's coattails.
 
2013-10-31 02:05:30 AM
Never seen the show, but.. Lauren Cohan gets hot pic threads on Fark.
 
2013-10-31 02:08:30 AM

Mr.Poops: I enjoy the show. I know it's passe to enjoy it here on Fark, but I like it.

Thing is, none of the actors really stick out -- I think Daryl is probably one of the better actors on the show, but he's been established for quite some time. I honestly think the best actor on the show was Dale and he bit it in the first season.


I thought merle acted well too. His role didn't require a ton of range but he nailed it.

The asian kid does alright too.

I hate andrea, but that was the character and director more than the actress I think.
 
2013-10-31 02:09:37 AM

Cog Spinner: I've tried to like Walking Dead several times and every time I have to turn the channel within 5 minutes because it sucks so bad. It is simply riding on the tails of those Breaking Bad stragglers who can't seem to cut the apron strings. That is it.


Those shows have nothing to do with one another.
 
2013-10-31 02:23:06 AM
None of the characters are as interesting as most of the Mad Men characters, as one comparison. Mad Men characters go beyond interesting - they're iconic. The same is true of Breaking Bad. Both of those shows are ALL about the characters, and the show lives or dies by how well those characters are written and acted.

The Walking Dead is all about running, screaming, and killin' zombies. It tries at something deeper, but it doesn't have the writing chops to compete with the shows mentioned above. Which is a shame because most of the actors seem to have the talent to handle more complex writing. It's still fun to watch, though.

Jon Bernthal's career seems to be blowing up since The Walking Dead killed him off. He has a lead role in one of the most anticipated shows of the year (Mob City) and is in a kick-ass ensemble cast in the WWII film Fury with Brad Pitt. He also has a part in the new Scorsese pic. Not a bad year.
 
2013-10-31 02:47:43 AM

shower_in_my_socks: None of the characters are as interesting as most of the Mad Men characters, as one comparison. Mad Men characters go beyond interesting - they're iconic.


No they are not.  Mad Men is the show everyone talks about but nobody seems to actually watch.  Were it a book it would be Dante's Inferno.
 
2013-10-31 02:50:04 AM

Smackledorfer: Cog Spinner: I've tried to like Walking Dead several times and every time I have to turn the channel within 5 minutes because it sucks so bad. It is simply riding on the tails of those Breaking Bad stragglers who can't seem to cut the apron strings. That is it.

Those shows have nothing to do with one another.


Well, they are (were) on the same network. But yeah, other than that nothing.
 
2013-10-31 02:51:29 AM
The show pretty much sucks and I have never seen an episode!
 
2013-10-31 02:52:35 AM
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2013-10-31 02:59:41 AM

Flappyhead: shower_in_my_socks: None of the characters are as interesting as most of the Mad Men characters, as one comparison. Mad Men characters go beyond interesting - they're iconic.

No they are not.  Mad Men is the show everyone talks about but nobody seems to actually watch.  Were it a book it would be Dante's Inferno.


+1
 
2013-10-31 03:18:35 AM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Because the show sucks? I should know, I've seen every episode


did you just divide by zero?
 
2013-10-31 03:25:11 AM

NickelP: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Because the show sucks? I should know, I've seen every episode

Eh..... this. I watch it because i want it to be good, not because it is good. Actually haven't seen this season yet.


Yup. I'm watching last season on Netflix right now, and so far there's been one good episode - the one where they go back to Rick's hometown looking for supplies and run afoul of the guy who saved him in Episode 1. They hit that one out of the park. If the rest of the series were half as good as that episode, I'd be watching because it was a great show, instead of because it's a show that keeps sucking me back in...while I complain about it from beginning to end.
 
2013-10-31 04:00:15 AM
Nobody gets attached to the actors because what's the point on a show where anyone can die? Jon Hamm on the other hand, is why anyone bothers with interview shows. I'd actually be convinced to watch Honey Boo Boo if he appeared on it.

/Please don't.
 
2013-10-31 04:18:21 AM
You guys need to stop comparing it to all time classics like the Wire and Breaking Bad and just enjoy the show for what it is, a zombie show that is still better than 95+% of the shiat on TV.
 
2013-10-31 04:21:07 AM

goatleggedfellow: Confabulat: Neither did The Wire actors. Hey, look, it's D'Angelo Barksdale and Tully!

Tully? You mean Cutty?


Ha, I got Game of Thrones in my Wire. Oops
 
2013-10-31 04:35:29 AM
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They got to sign the form!
 
2013-10-31 04:52:22 AM

Confabulat: goatleggedfellow: Confabulat: Neither did The Wire actors. Hey, look, it's D'Angelo Barksdale and Tully!

Tully? You mean Cutty?

Ha, I got Game of Thrones in my Wire. Oops


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2013-10-31 06:02:49 AM
Lauren Cohan could be a LOT more famous if she got nekkid ;)
 
2013-10-31 06:05:59 AM
... it might have something to do with the fact that the people the article is talking about are still currently working! ... on Walking Dead! ... durr.
 
2013-10-31 06:33:27 AM

Mr.Poops: I enjoy the show. I know it's passe to enjoy it here on Fark, but I like it.

Thing is, none of the actors really stick out -- I think Daryl is probably one of the better actors on the show, but he's been established for quite some time. I honestly think the best actor on the show was Dale and he bit it in the first season.


Yeah, I remember when TWD was the talk of Fark...and now that it's popular, it sucks...kinda funny because I still like the show.

Norman Reedus does a great job and probably one of the better developed characters if you look at him over all the seasons.  Andrew Lincoln has been decent.  Scott Wilson has been great...but he's 71 and has had a long career as a character actor.  Lauren Cohan is hot, but you never really get to see that in the show.

Echoing some of the earlier comments, it's hard to get attached to the characters when they can die at any time...which makes the show bigger than the actors.
 
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