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(The Hollywood Reporter)   "Walking Dead" actors realize they aren't getting famous for some reason   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 19
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2013-10-31 01:05:00 AM  
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2013-10-31 01:28:39 AM  
2 votes:

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 01:19:57 AM  
2 votes:
I enjoy that show so much that I've decided not to watch it at all this season.
2013-10-30 11:30:12 PM  
2 votes:
The only time you like a character....they kill them off.
2013-10-30 08:40:13 PM  
2 votes:
Because the show sucks? I should know, I've seen every episode
2013-10-31 12:24:01 PM  
1 votes:

Flappyhead: And metal baseball bats would be useless. They're hollow, meaning they would dent and bend out of shape rather quickly. You'd be better off with a two foot piece of rebar.


They're actually pretty darn durable -- even though baseballs compress quite a bit, we're talking some pretty violent mechanics.  The failing is that they're inefficient as a weapon.  When used in a game they're hitting small spheres so kinetic energy is transferred rather well, but against a body that feels no pain it's not very destructive.  Flesh compresses too easily and bones are -- pound for pound -- stronger than reinforced concrete.  Also because of how they're shaped you've got to get in close (hitting them with the tip would make no sense), and because of how they're balanced you're doing most of the work.

Frankly, the ideal melee weapon would be a sledgehammer.  Against any other foe it'd be completely useless, but zombies don't have defensive reflexes or training; they just walk forward to overwhelm you.  The weapon has good reach and all the kinetic energy is in the head of the weapon; against a single zombie a good overhead swing would destroy the skull, and against mobs a good horizontal swing can knock them into each other.  In a pinch it can be used to break through light obstacles like wooden doors or glass.

If you have sufficient numbers, honestly, go old-school.  Zombies would have no answer for a phalanx.
2013-10-31 12:10:57 PM  
1 votes:

Flappyhead: Mentat: TheLopper: I'm just pissed that no one has a goddamn metal baseball bat or any sort of body armor.

/love the show, first time caller, long time watcher.

Except for the body armor they picked up in the prison that they routinely wear in combat situations.

And metal baseball bats would be useless.  They're hollow, meaning they would dent and bend out of shape rather quickly.  You'd be better off with a two foot piece of rebar.


I'd like to try out a military hammer, since it would have great puncturing ability,quickness of strike, and allows one to use a shield to keep walkers at bay.  We'd have to see if it got stuck, but it was designed so that it wouldn't get stuck in plate armor, so a zombie skill shouldn't be a problem.

Or, we can keep running up with our 3-inch blade buck knives in two hands and stabbing them in the eye.  I see no problems with this cunning plan.
2013-10-31 09:23:17 AM  
1 votes:
I love The walking Dead.  I watch every episode sometimes twice.  I don't understand the FarkHate for this show and the threads dedicated to the FarkHate.  Do you know what show I don't like?  Survivor.  Do you know how many times I go into a thread and bash it?  Zero, because I don't watch it.
My point is for all of the TWD FarkHate, there sure are a lot of people watching it.
2013-10-31 09:02:44 AM  
1 votes:

100 Watt Walrus: 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.


Yeah they need to show how other people have responded to this shiat, I think they went too long on the governor just being a crazy loon instead of truly letting him be psychotic and trying to charm everyone.
2013-10-31 07:18:40 AM  
1 votes:
It's only the third season. It's a good show but it's a horror genre, sometimes actors can't break out of that stereotype.

Norman has been in a sh*t ton of movies. So has Jon Hamm before Madmen. This article is stupid.
2013-10-31 04:18:21 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:52:12 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:51:06 AM  
1 votes:
hey, let's all stare at one another because that has deep meaning. deep meaning.

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2013-10-31 01:35:49 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:29:47 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:25:52 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:18:40 AM  
1 votes:
Lauren Cohan is famous in my pants. Ever since she went fully topless in The Rise of Taj.
2013-10-31 01:16:38 AM  
1 votes:

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


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2013-10-31 01:11:54 AM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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