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2021-09-01 11:26:48 PM  
I like watching Maggie and Negan make stink eyes at each other. So sue me.
 
2021-09-02 4:03:24 AM  
"Someone?" I've never seen the show, but doesn't FARK have a discussion thread for every episode?
 
2021-09-02 4:19:49 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: "Someone?" I've never seen the show, but doesn't FARK have a discussion thread for every episode?


Yeah, but a lot of the comments are along the lines of "Is this show still on?" and "I stopped watching when..."
 
2021-09-02 5:52:51 AM  
The show was over for a lot of people when they killed off Glenn. But it was really over structurally when they took the stupidest risk they've ever done and killed off Carl, and lost Rick. They listened to that idiot Scott Gimple who basically said on Talking Dead once "Oh yeah, I can kill off anybody and still have a show". No, asshole, you can't. They then fired his ass, and gave his job to some lady who has kept the show on life support the past couple of years. Now they think people really will come back and see a Walking Dead movie after all that? Still?

I watched the show for years, and I don't give a fark now. Zombie shiat had its day. Now it's past time to move on.
 
2021-09-02 6:18:13 AM  
TWD is the Joey Gallo of TV - it always has one of three outcomes.  I've never encountered a TV series quite like this.

1) Home Runs.  A few story arcs and characters, such as Woodbury, are quite good.  The governor was one of the better characters in TV.  Steven Ogg was fantastic.  These keep the interest going.

2) Walks.  In this context, it's storylines that are boring, which is most of them.  Dale's storyline of representing the last of humanity as we know it today got old.  The whole Alpha storyline is forgettable.  They built up the wolves storyline and didn't do much with it.  I tried watching season 10 when it came on netflix and honestly couldn't bring myself to care about it - there's just nothing interesting happening.

3) Strikeouts.  These are the storylines and events that are beyond the realm of stupidity that make you root for the zombies to end it already.  The 'lure the zombies out of the quarry' thing in early season 6 is the best example - you're going to lure 1000's of zombies out of a hole?  Just throw some molotovs at them when they're bunched up and be done with it.  Utter stupidity.  Beth randomly stabbing Dawn is another - just stupid.  Maggie basically forgetting Beth existed when the group got separated in seasons 4-5 is another.  Every "Did this person die?  Find out 8 episodes from now!" thing such as Glenn is here too.  There are more stupid decisions made in this show than a watchable show should have.

I have no idea where to rank the show as far as being good, indifferent, or bad.  Maybe it's not any of them.
 
2021-09-02 6:27:30 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Zombie shiat had its day. Now it's past time to move on.


The zombies aren't the problem.
It is, and always has been, the writing which (much like the zombies) has been going nowhere in particular since season 3.
 
2021-09-02 6:31:02 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: They listened to that idiot Scott Gimple who basically said on Talking Dead once "Oh yeah, I can kill off anybody and still have a show". No, asshole, you can't. They then fired his ass, and gave his job to some lady who has kept the show on life support the past couple of years.


Gimple wasn't fired, he was promoted.  Instead of just being the TWD showrunner, he oversees all of the TWD shows now, including World Beyond (which he created).
 
2021-09-02 6:46:34 AM  

Creoena: There are more stupid decisions made in this show than a watchable show should have.


It's a criticism that's been leveled against the show since the start.  But, when you look at our real world that's still not able to rein in a pandemic due to the stupidity of a significant portion of the population, TWD's stupid decisions don't seem quite so stupid anymore.

If there were a real zombie apocalypse, I'm convinced people would not only willingly march into death, but would try to take a selfie with a zombie as it's taking out a chunk of flesh.  And claim that they're perfectly fine while screaming in pain and gushing blood.
 
2021-09-02 7:26:43 AM  

Creoena: TWD is the Joey Gallo of TV -


I say it's more of a Jerry CALLOW in that .....
Nah, I don't have a joke.  Just wanted to make the "Gallo-Callow" reference.

But what the Walking Dead does now is introduce scrubs in order to kill them and expect us to care about them!

SPOILERS

The guy in the train?  I don't even remember who he was.  Legit had zero memory of him.  And it would have been an emotional death if it were ANYONE else.
Also, the show forgets how zombies work.  They were eating that guy.  Typically when they're eating someone, they eat them!
The dude pops back up as a zombie in like 5 minutes.
Typically if you're bit, or die another way, you come back.
But the dude didn't escape.  The dude was being eaten by 100 zombies.

((Shrug))
 
2021-09-02 7:31:25 AM  
Hey, the show is still winning awards:
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...oh...
 
2021-09-02 7:50:52 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: Creoena:
If there were a real zombie apocalypse, I'm convinced people would not only willingly march into death, but would try to take a selfie with a zombie as it's taking out a chunk of flesh.  And claim that they're perfectly fine while screaming in pain and gushing blood.


Good point. I just got done reading how some people in NYC thought the best way to handle the flooding there by going down to the subway and thinking they'd be safe there.  People think the best way to handle flooding is to go underground.  Just...wow.
 
2021-09-02 7:50:58 AM  

bisi: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Zombie shiat had its day. Now it's past time to move on.

The zombies aren't the problem.
It is, and always has been, the writing which (much like the zombies) has been going nowhere in particular since season 3.


Season 2 or 3, I forget which is where I realized they are simply going to draw this thing out as long as possible, engaging story be damned.

This should have been a limited run release with a predefined story arc, maybe three or four seasons at most. You then would have had an actual entertaining and rewatchable series.
 
2021-09-02 8:01:25 AM  
but now there's an exciting new tribe to worry about--the Reapers!!! they're different and more dangerous than all the other ones, somehow! I'm jazzed.
 
2021-09-02 8:04:15 AM  
Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?
 
2021-09-02 8:09:27 AM  
Season One was great, but then they dropped the budget and the plot progression and upped the drama dialogue and I stopped watching a couple episodes into the second season.  You can't just fill screen time with bland dialogue and keep Nocturn's interest. No sir.
 
2021-09-02 8:13:45 AM  
i watched a few episodes years ago. some pudgy white guy who was a coward and liar said he knew of a cure and needed to be taken to washington dc. no one asked him exactly where they had to go or do in case the guy got killed or seperated or ask more details to confirm his story. dumb.
 
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2021-09-02 8:41:51 AM  
Hold up, you mean this show is still going?
 
2021-09-02 8:53:43 AM  
I didn't know the Walking Dead was still airing. I am surprised, but someone must like it or it wouldn't continue to air.

When it first came on, my kids and I loved it. Then, the creators became more interested in disturbing viewers than telling a good story. Plus, we expected the story to be drawn out somewhat for television, but we anticipated a three to five year run before wrap up. In a way, the show's success destroyed the show.
 
2021-09-02 8:57:56 AM  

thesharkman: Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?


Heroes?
 
2021-09-02 9:07:00 AM  

Bruscar: thesharkman: Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?

Heroes?


I think Heroes was different, they just never thought through the plot after "saving the cheerleader" and it showed.

TWD is just AMC dragging their property out so long it became the shambling undead mess it tried to portray.
 
2021-09-02 9:11:19 AM  

Creoena: The Crepes of Wrath: Creoena:
If there were a real zombie apocalypse, I'm convinced people would not only willingly march into death, but would try to take a selfie with a zombie as it's taking out a chunk of flesh.  And claim that they're perfectly fine while screaming in pain and gushing blood.

Good point. I just got done reading how some people in NYC thought the best way to handle the flooding there by going down to the subway and thinking they'd be safe there.  People think the best way to handle flooding is to go underground.  Just...wow.


Never underestimate human stupidity.  It explains a whole helluva lot.

And as a writer myself, I suspect that's why they write people doing stupid things in extreme situations (and not just in TWD, FWIW).  Here on Fark we see story after story of people doing the dumbest sh*t imaginable in situations that aren't extreme.  People going hiking in a desert without water/basic survival equipment, approaching dangerous wild animals to take selfies, all the different variations of "hold my beer and watch this" stories.  The complete collapse of civilization and all of the day-to-day protections we've come to expect?  Yeah, the vast majority of people aren't going to be equipped to survive, and will make the average dumb sh*t Fark story look like the epitome of intelligence.
 
2021-09-02 9:12:01 AM  
I'm liking the show under Kang.  I thought the last couple seasons weren't awful.
 
2021-09-02 9:31:59 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: Creoena: There are more stupid decisions made in this show than a watchable show should have.

It's a criticism that's been leveled against the show since the start.  But, when you look at our real world that's still not able to rein in a pandemic due to the stupidity of a significant portion of the population, TWD's stupid decisions don't seem quite so stupid anymore.

If there were a real zombie apocalypse, I'm convinced people would not only willingly march into death, but would try to take a selfie with a zombie as it's taking out a chunk of flesh.  And claim that they're perfectly fine while screaming in pain and gushing blood.


Sounds good to me. That should have been part of the first season, seeing the downfall. Thing is after those people are gone you should have a solid core of people who can learn, adapt and survive. The characters make the same mistakes and do not learn anything.
 
2021-09-02 9:55:40 AM  
I've given it up watching due to the stupid decisions by the characters and restarted many times on Netflix. In my opinion, by far the worst character ever was Carole and Ezekiel's adopted son, Henry.
 
2021-09-02 10:06:16 AM  

Bruscar: thesharkman: Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?

Heroes?


Who was the exec who decided Sylar lives?

I love Zachary Quinto, but when it's time for a villain to die, the villain dies.
 
2021-09-02 10:34:55 AM  

thesharkman: Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?



Weeds?
 
2021-09-02 10:45:58 AM  
How many years have passed in, in show time?
 
2021-09-02 10:57:06 AM  
It's funny and ironic.

The title was The Walking Dead

First the zombies were believed to be the walking dead.

Then we established that the people who survived the apocalypse were the walking dead.

However, now we know it's really the series itself that's actually the walking dead.
 
2021-09-02 11:02:59 AM  

Creoena: TWD is the Joey Gallo of TV - it always has one of three outcomes.  I've never encountered a TV series quite like this.

1) Home Runs.  A few story arcs and characters, such as Woodbury, are quite good.  The governor was one of the better characters in TV.  Steven Ogg was fantastic.  These keep the interest going.

2) Walks.  In this context, it's storylines that are boring, which is most of them.  Dale's storyline of representing the last of humanity as we know it today got old.  The whole Alpha storyline is forgettable.  They built up the wolves storyline and didn't do much with it.  I tried watching season 10 when it came on netflix and honestly couldn't bring myself to care about it - there's just nothing interesting happening.

3) Strikeouts.  These are the storylines and events that are beyond the realm of stupidity that make you root for the zombies to end it already.  The 'lure the zombies out of the quarry' thing in early season 6 is the best example - you're going to lure 1000's of zombies out of a hole?  Just throw some molotovs at them when they're bunched up and be done with it.  Utter stupidity.  Beth randomly stabbing Dawn is another - just stupid.  Maggie basically forgetting Beth existed when the group got separated in seasons 4-5 is another.  Every "Did this person die?  Find out 8 episodes from now!" thing such as Glenn is here too.  There are more stupid decisions made in this show than a watchable show should have.

I have no idea where to rank the show as far as being good, indifferent, or bad.  Maybe it's not any of them.


It did ten years in Attica, reading Nietzsche and Wilhelm Reich?
 
2021-09-02 11:10:10 AM  
Hershel's death was the beginning of the end for me, then Beth's.
I stuck around until Glen's because of inertia and wanted to see bat boy.

There was a point where I realized there could never be a real ending.
A satisfying one anyway and that kind of turned me away from the show.
 
2021-09-02 11:28:58 AM  
Can't the zombies just win and eat everyone already?  Please?
 
2021-09-02 11:41:28 AM  

thesharkman: Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?


Game of Thrones maybe?
 
2021-09-02 11:45:27 AM  

Bruscar: thesharkman: Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?

Heroes?


Lost?
 
2021-09-02 11:52:16 AM  

thesharkman: Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?


Dexter?
 
2021-09-02 11:55:34 AM  
I loved the show in the way people loved Breaking Bad and others where you had to watch it on show night except in rare occasions when I couldn't. It was water cooler fodder like a mofo on Mondays. The Glenn fake death was terrible TV comprable to the Dallas shower BS back in the day. His real death was even worse and I opted out. I was already out when learning that Negan would live and Maggie would be bounced from the group because of it so it bothered me less than it would have had I still been watching. The thought, from the URL, that Maggie will die before Negan does nothing to make me feel bad about my choice to leave the show.

I may be in a minority, but since I watch the show for myself I don't mind, but Negan's scenery chewing character and actions only served to make his death the only reward for putting up with his over the top cornball bullshiat. Negan being allowed to live after busting up Glenn wasn't just stupid to the fictional character Maggie, it was stupid for fans as well. Him outliving Maggie is even worse.
 
2021-09-02 12:44:37 PM  

thesharkman: Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?


Technically Game of Thrones was still running when everybody hated the finale 5minutes before it ended.
 
2021-09-02 1:05:28 PM  
The death of Glenn years ago was handled so poorly that I suddenly saw the entire show for what it was, mainly a repetitive, unimaginative, nihilistic slog. Kirkman is a one-note, one-trick pony.

It took Sweet Tooth for me to realize that another part of the problem from the onset was the art direction. Desaturating everything and removing any sense of humanity from the environment was stupid. Especially since they did that from the beginning of the epidemic. Weeds grow, but you rarely see blossoms. Grass doesn't grow on lawns but after only a few months the paint mysteriously peeled from most buildings.
 
2021-09-02 1:34:36 PM  
Glenn was annoying. Glad they killed him off. Now if they would just finally off the widow. Team Negan.
 
2021-09-02 1:51:51 PM  

Jingle Strangle: Glenn was annoying. Glad they killed him off. Now if they would just finally off the widow. Team Negan.


I can't believe the plot armor they gave Negan. The guy was more annoying than anybody.
His redemption is some of the most bogus shiat I've seen.
 
2021-09-02 2:22:27 PM  

bisi: Jingle Strangle: Glenn was annoying. Glad they killed him off. Now if they would just finally off the widow. Team Negan.

I can't believe the plot armor they gave Negan. The guy was more annoying than anybody.
His redemption is some of the most bogus shiat I've seen.


... Wow. He should've died horribly at Maggie's hands. I'm really glad I stopped now.
 
2021-09-02 2:23:59 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Bruscar: thesharkman: Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?

Heroes?

Who was the exec who decided Sylar lives?

I love Zachary Quinto, but when it's time for a villain to die, the villain dies.



Heroes was the first thing I thought of as well. It has the world record for going from great to crap in the shortest time. And yeah, the big bad can't be around forever.

Almost every show is stretched out until every ounce of enjoyment is gone, but Heroes did a speed run of it.
I put up with TWD's crap till last year.
 
2021-09-02 3:38:10 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: They listened to that idiot Scott Gimple who basically said on Talking Dead once "Oh yeah, I can kill off anybody and still have a show". No, asshole, you can't. They then fired his ass, and gave his job to some lady who has kept the show on life support the past couple of years.

Gimple wasn't fired, he was promoted.  Instead of just being the TWD showrunner, he oversees all of the TWD shows now, including World Beyond (which he created).


Really? Gross. They made it seem at the time like he had been fired and replaced by the lady who (I guess?) still runs the show to this day. But The Walking Dead is well past its expiration date.
 
2021-09-02 7:46:54 PM  

thesharkman: Has any other TV show fallen this much in popularity during its run?


Tits and dragons.
 
2021-09-02 11:29:34 PM  

Plaster Lion: The death of Glenn years ago was handled so poorly that I suddenly saw the entire show for what it was, mainly a repetitive, unimaginative, nihilistic slog. Kirkman is a one-note, one-trick pony.


It's a damn crime that Kirkman's The Walking Dead is now TV shows and movies, but DeadWorld, the zombie comic Kirkman shamelessly ripped off (along with Romero's and O'Bannon's movies) when he created his own, remains lost in limbo.

Stuart Kerr, Ralph Griffith, and Vince Locke were robbed.

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Gosh. He looks familiar.
 
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