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(Entertainment Weekly)   A recap of last night's episode of The Walking Dead, which saw the Saviors deal with trash problem and Carl's letter to Negan finally gets read [WARNING: SPOILERS]   ( ew.com) divider line
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2018-03-05 05:03:52 PM  
Did anything happen or is it more window attacks?
 
2018-03-05 06:13:17 PM  
It was actually a pretty good episode.

But there's always groan-worthy moments, like the gazebo still on fire the next day.
 
2018-03-05 06:37:56 PM  
Did they get rid of all the walkers yet?    I stopped at the end of season 1.  Is Carl still farking annoying?  That damn kid should be called Black Magic hes so damn lucky
 
2018-03-05 06:49:27 PM  
I had a peculiar craving after this ep.
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2018-03-05 06:57:21 PM  

listernine: Did they get rid of all the walkers yet?    I stopped at the end of season 1.  Is Carl still farking annoying?  That damn kid should be called Black Magic hes so damn lucky


The walkers still show up when needed. They are usually ninja silent until someone catches a glimpse of one.
 
2018-03-05 06:59:29 PM  

Fox10456: I had a peculiar craving after this ep.
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You know the thing that ground up all those bodies with the spikes on cylinders moving against each other? That is exactly how you seed watermelons and cantaloupes. It breaks them apart and there's a little tray at the bottom that collects the seeds
 
2018-03-05 07:06:44 PM  

listernine: Is Carl still farking annoying?


Yeah, now he's just doing it via the written word.
 
2018-03-05 07:08:13 PM  
As other reviewers have noted, has Carl's death done nothing to change Rick's mindset? For a guilty pleasure, this show really knows to bring the meh.
 
2018-03-05 07:12:00 PM  
I was reading an AV Club review of the episode. the writer said that at this point he thinks so little of the show that he is giving up reviewing the show to someone else.

"I'd hoped that ending my gig here would give me at least a little inspiration for this final review, but it hasn't worked out that way. I find myself flailing as much as ever to try and work up the energy to talk about any of this, which is a pretty definitive sign that leaving is the right call. Hopefully whoever steps in for me will be more engaged with the material, because you deserve a reviewer who cares more about this than I do. At the very least, you should have someone who can imagine a world where The Walking Dead is good again. I think I lost my ability to do that some point last season. "

"The Walking Dead tries to liven things up with a new trick"
 
2018-03-05 07:12:09 PM  
happydude45:

I was tempted to post the 'The More You Know' pic as response, but I'm a farmer and that's a cool fact.
 
2018-03-05 07:19:13 PM  
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To sum it up in a picture
 
2018-03-05 07:30:47 PM  
Game of Thrones: "Well, that Dorne subplot was useless, and ended abruptly."

Walking Dead: "Hold katana. Hold crossbow. We make more for Arby's."
 
2018-03-05 07:45:53 PM  
Goddammit. Pollyanna McIntosh is a phenomenal actress. I really hope this show doesn't shove her into obscurity.
 
2018-03-05 07:57:02 PM  
The Rick vs. Negan thing needs to be resolved right freaking now. Hell, I'd take Simon killing Negan and going after Rick at this point. I've been watching this show since day one and I'm getting bored with it. It's worse than the farm years now.
 
2018-03-05 07:57:40 PM  

listernine: Did they get rid of all the walkers yet?    I stopped at the end of season 1.  Is Carl still farking annoying?  That damn kid should be called Black Magic hes so damn lucky


We have great news for you, Carl is no longer annoying.
 
2018-03-05 08:14:54 PM  

Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: Goddammit. Pollyanna McIntosh is a phenomenal actress. I really hope this show doesn't shove her into obscurity.


I'm wondering if they'll shove her off the rest of the season and have her return as Alpha. It's contrived, but I could see her leading the Whispers.
 
2018-03-05 08:34:32 PM  

listernine: Did they get rid of all the walkers yet?    I stopped at the end of season 1.  Is Carl still farking annoying?  That damn kid should be called Black Magic hes so damn lucky


An effort was made.

3/10
 
2018-03-05 09:26:05 PM  
Is this the thread where people complain about a show they claim they haven't watched in seven years?
Oh yeah, I see it is. Carry on.
 
2018-03-05 09:40:56 PM  
I just don't understand why Michonne doesn't whip off her wig and start wailing on walkers with her vibranium spear.
 
2018-03-05 09:46:07 PM  

Fox10456: happydude45:

I was tempted to post the 'The More You Know' pic as response, but I'm a farmer and that's a cool fact.


I went to a rural school and the farmers would come up there and nab kids who wanted to work.  They'd pull a trailer with that thing on it down the rows and you had to run, grab, and throw the melons onto the moving trailer. You'd leave covered in sticky watermelon juice and dirt from head to toe
 
2018-03-05 09:47:09 PM  
I  get so annoyed when the writers make the characters act stupid. Whether it's wasting a couple of extinguishers to try to save a 90% destroyed structure because  Carl used to sit on it or trying for the umpteenth time to get help from groups that are proven treacherous already it just insults my intelligence.
 
2018-03-05 09:49:40 PM  
Also, Negan and Maggie should really ask their son Batman for help.
 
2018-03-05 09:50:56 PM  
happydude45:

Spent my summers dumping cherry buckets into bins on a tractor trailer.

Dirt+Cherry Juice=Cheap Zombie Makeup
 
2018-03-05 09:59:33 PM  

Not_Todd: I  get so annoyed when the writers make the characters act stupid. Whether it's wasting a couple of extinguishers to try to save a 90% destroyed structure because  Carl used to sit on it or trying for the umpteenth time to get help from groups that are proven treacherous already it just insults my intelligence.


Two problems, sadly.

Smart characters make for bad TV shows. Imagine the real military encountering zombies. They'd, in minutes, be wrapped in in bite-proof armor and mow through hordes, killing them one headshot at a time  or in big kill traps.  Society wouldn't collapse. It'd barely even hiccup.

And the second problem, people ARE dumb in real life. Even smart ones. Entirely realistic for otherwise smart people to kick Lucy's football a few more times than you'd think possible.
 
2018-03-05 10:35:58 PM  
Missed the last 7 or so episodes. I don't feel like I missed much.
 
2018-03-05 11:22:54 PM  

abhorrent1: Is this the thread where people complain about a show they claim they haven't watched in seven years?
Oh yeah, I see it is. Carry on.


I'll complain.  The show has been sucking, but the funny  fark threads keep me watching.
/sorry I can't watch live.  Working late Sundays.
 
2018-03-05 11:39:41 PM  

iron_city_ap: Missed the last 7 or so episodes. I don't feel like I missed much.


Really, you didn't. The show has moved forward about 1 day in-universe in that time. I'm not even kidding. Every episode seems to start with a bunch of flashbacks showing what happened to each character from their point of view, and then about 3/4 of the way into the episode, they finally reach the present and the story squeaks forward another few minutes to a couple hours, max.
 
2018-03-05 11:43:15 PM  
Just take all the good actors you have and make a good show out of it.  The problem?  Most of the good actors have been killed off, though you still have Ruben Blades and... well, Cliff Curtis is dead, on that other show.
 
2018-03-06 12:20:13 AM  

doglover: Not_Todd: I  get so annoyed when the writers make the characters act stupid. Whether it's wasting a couple of extinguishers to try to save a 90% destroyed structure because  Carl used to sit on it or trying for the umpteenth time to get help from groups that are proven treacherous already it just insults my intelligence.

Two problems, sadly.

Smart characters make for bad TV shows. Imagine the real military encountering zombies. They'd, in minutes, be wrapped in in bite-proof armor and mow through hordes, killing them one headshot at a time  or in big kill traps.  Society wouldn't collapse. It'd barely even hiccup.

And the second problem, people ARE dumb in real life. Even smart ones. Entirely realistic for otherwise smart people to kick Lucy's football a few more times than you'd think possible.


Yeah, I have the same conversation with a coworker almost every week.  "It would make so much more sense if they all worked together to get rid of the zombies, instead of wasting time and bullets shooting at each other!  And every time they build a zombie-proof area, humans find a way to destroy it.  At least the zombies are smart enough to work together!"  But it wouldn't be entertaining if they did things the practical way.

/No interpersonal conflicts?
//Walking Dead:  The Next Generation!
 
2018-03-06 12:42:51 AM  

HighOnCraic: doglover: Not_Todd: I  get so annoyed when the writers make the characters act stupid. Whether it's wasting a couple of extinguishers to try to save a 90% destroyed structure because  Carl used to sit on it or trying for the umpteenth time to get help from groups that are proven treacherous already it just insults my intelligence.

Two problems, sadly.

Smart characters make for bad TV shows. Imagine the real military encountering zombies. They'd, in minutes, be wrapped in in bite-proof armor and mow through hordes, killing them one headshot at a time  or in big kill traps.  Society wouldn't collapse. It'd barely even hiccup.

And the second problem, people ARE dumb in real life. Even smart ones. Entirely realistic for otherwise smart people to kick Lucy's football a few more times than you'd think possible.

Yeah, I have the same conversation with a coworker almost every week.  "It would make so much more sense if they all worked together to get rid of the zombies, instead of wasting time and bullets shooting at each other!  And every time they build a zombie-proof area, humans find a way to destroy it.  At least the zombies are smart enough to work together!"  But it wouldn't be entertaining if they did things the practical way.

/No interpersonal conflicts?
//Walking Dead:  The Next Generation!


I would watch that.

John DeLance as Zed, the magical zombie.
 
2018-03-06 12:56:18 AM  
The characters don't have to be smart, they just have to not be stupid. Telling someone over and over again "I'm going to kill you" is stupid. Telling someone over and over again to surrender is also stupid. If you could kill him you would have. If he was going to surrender, he would have.

I liked the Simon/Negan interaction. They each have valid points. Simon's point, that Negan's methods aren't working anymore- true. Negan's point that once Rick is out of the way it's all going to go back to normal- true. Neither is right and neither is wrong, that's a bit of interesting complexity this show usually doesn't have.

It also set up Simon's later scene nicely. That scene had tension, for me, because I had an idea of Simon's mental state. It wasn't just another scene of Negan's people showing up as generic bad guys.
 
2018-03-06 01:02:20 AM  

doglover: HighOnCraic: doglover: Not_Todd: I  get so annoyed when the writers make the characters act stupid. Whether it's wasting a couple of extinguishers to try to save a 90% destroyed structure because  Carl used to sit on it or trying for the umpteenth time to get help from groups that are proven treacherous already it just insults my intelligence.

Two problems, sadly.

Smart characters make for bad TV shows. Imagine the real military encountering zombies. They'd, in minutes, be wrapped in in bite-proof armor and mow through hordes, killing them one headshot at a time  or in big kill traps.  Society wouldn't collapse. It'd barely even hiccup.

And the second problem, people ARE dumb in real life. Even smart ones. Entirely realistic for otherwise smart people to kick Lucy's football a few more times than you'd think possible.

Yeah, I have the same conversation with a coworker almost every week.  "It would make so much more sense if they all worked together to get rid of the zombies, instead of wasting time and bullets shooting at each other!  And every time they build a zombie-proof area, humans find a way to destroy it.  At least the zombies are smart enough to work together!"  But it wouldn't be entertaining if they did things the practical way.

/No interpersonal conflicts?
//Walking Dead:  The Next Generation!

I would watch that.

John DeLance as Zed, the magical zombie.


Picard: We must eliminate the zombies.
LaForge: There's no way the current configuration of our weapons can do that, sir, with all due respect.  It's just not possible.
Data: However, if we were to reroute the phasers through the secondary deflector grid, the increase in power would allow us to eliminate the zombies with a single shot.
Picard: Make it so!

/End of show.
 
2018-03-06 01:18:21 AM  
I'm a big fan of the new Star Wars movies.
 
2018-03-06 02:19:09 AM  

HighOnCraic: doglover: HighOnCraic: doglover: Not_Todd: I get so annoyed when the writers make the characters act stupid. Whether it's wasting a couple of extinguishers to try to save a 90% destroyed structure because Carl used to sit on it or trying for the umpteenth time to get help from groups that are proven treacherous already it just insults my intelligence.

Two problems, sadly.

Smart characters make for bad TV shows. Imagine the real military encountering zombies. They'd, in minutes, be wrapped in in bite-proof armor and mow through hordes, killing them one headshot at a time or in big kill traps. Society wouldn't collapse. It'd barely even hiccup.

And the second problem, people ARE dumb in real life. Even smart ones. Entirely realistic for otherwise smart people to kick Lucy's football a few more times than you'd think possible.

Yeah, I have the same conversation with a coworker almost every week. "It would make so much more sense if they all worked together to get rid of the zombies, instead of wasting time and bullets shooting at each other! And every time they build a zombie-proof area, humans find a way to destroy it. At least the zombies are smart enough to work together!" But it wouldn't be entertaining if they did things the practical way.

/No interpersonal conflicts?
//Walking Dead: The Next Generation!

I would watch that.

John DeLance as Zed, the magical zombie.

Picard: We must eliminate the zombies.
LaForge: There's no way the current configuration of our weapons can do that, sir, with all Due Respect. It's just not possible.
Data: However, if we were to reroute the phasers through the secondary deflector grid, the increase in power would allow us to eliminate the zombies with a single shot.
Picard: Make it so!

/End of show.


TNG already had zombies.  They were called the Borg.
 
2018-03-06 03:59:35 AM  

bhcompy: TNG already had zombies. They were called the Borg.


And this is Luke Skywalker

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2018-03-06 04:09:19 AM  

HighOnCraic: Yeah, I have the same conversation with a coworker almost every week.  "It would make so much more sense if they all worked together to get rid of the zombies, instead of wasting time and bullets shooting at each other!  And every time they build a zombie-proof area, humans find a way to destroy it.  At least the zombies are smart enough to work together!"  But it wouldn't be entertaining if they did things the practical way.


You really should stop talking about American politics with your co-workers.
 
2018-03-06 04:27:31 AM  

doglover: bhcompy: TNG already had zombies. They were called the Borg.

And this is Luke Skywalker

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No, this is Luke Skywalker (and Sheldon's Meemaw):

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2018-03-06 07:46:25 AM  

doglover: HighOnCraic: doglover: Not_Todd: I  get so annoyed when the writers make the characters act stupid. Whether it's wasting a couple of extinguishers to try to save a 90% destroyed structure because  Carl used to sit on it or trying for the umpteenth time to get help from groups that are proven treacherous already it just insults my intelligence.

Two problems, sadly.

Smart characters make for bad TV shows. Imagine the real military encountering zombies. They'd, in minutes, be wrapped in in bite-proof armor and mow through hordes, killing them one headshot at a time  or in big kill traps.  Society wouldn't collapse. It'd barely even hiccup.

And the second problem, people ARE dumb in real life. Even smart ones. Entirely realistic for otherwise smart people to kick Lucy's football a few more times than you'd think possible.

Yeah, I have the same conversation with a coworker almost every week.  "It would make so much more sense if they all worked together to get rid of the zombies, instead of wasting time and bullets shooting at each other!  And every time they build a zombie-proof area, humans find a way to destroy it.  At least the zombies are smart enough to work together!"  But it wouldn't be entertaining if they did things the practical way.

/No interpersonal conflicts?
//Walking Dead:  The Next Generation!

I would watch that.

John DeLance as Zed, the magical zombie.


He would have introduced the Saviors as the Borg.
 
2018-03-06 07:47:47 AM  

HighOnCraic: doglover: HighOnCraic: doglover: Not_Todd: I  get so annoyed when the writers make the characters act stupid. Whether it's wasting a couple of extinguishers to try to save a 90% destroyed structure because  Carl used to sit on it or trying for the umpteenth time to get help from groups that are proven treacherous already it just insults my intelligence.

Two problems, sadly.

Smart characters make for bad TV shows. Imagine the real military encountering zombies. They'd, in minutes, be wrapped in in bite-proof armor and mow through hordes, killing them one headshot at a time  or in big kill traps.  Society wouldn't collapse. It'd barely even hiccup.

And the second problem, people ARE dumb in real life. Even smart ones. Entirely realistic for otherwise smart people to kick Lucy's football a few more times than you'd think possible.

Yeah, I have the same conversation with a coworker almost every week.  "It would make so much more sense if they all worked together to get rid of the zombies, instead of wasting time and bullets shooting at each other!  And every time they build a zombie-proof area, humans find a way to destroy it.  At least the zombies are smart enough to work together!"  But it wouldn't be entertaining if they did things the practical way.

/No interpersonal conflicts?
//Walking Dead:  The Next Generation!

I would watch that.

John DeLance as Zed, the magical zombie.

Picard: We must eliminate the zombies.
LaForge: There's no way the current configuration of our weapons can do that, sir, with all due respect.  It's just not possible.
Data: However, if we were to reroute the phasers through the secondary deflector grid, the increase in power would allow us to eliminate the zombies with a single shot.
Picard: Make it so!

/End of show.


You forgot 20 minutes of Beverly pleading to Picard that the Walkers are still human beings.
 
2018-03-06 09:23:12 AM  
Best part of the episode:

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2018-03-06 10:28:53 AM  
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2018-03-06 11:02:16 AM  

Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: Goddammit. Pollyanna McIntosh is a phenomenal actress. I really hope this show doesn't shove her into obscurity.


She is hot as hell.  I would beg her to make babies.  And Michonne.  Christ I would love her short time.
 
2018-03-06 03:33:19 PM  

doglover: Did anything happen or is it more window attacks?


More happened and more questions were answered than in the last two years combined. Every episode after this is just going to be that much more disappointing knowing that the writers can actually create an episode that doesn't meander around randomly.
 
2018-03-06 03:45:10 PM  
AMC is mostly at fault here. They're trying to milk this cash cow as much as they can with the 16 episode seasons. So the writers have to fill time and you get entire episodes where nothing happens at all or focuses on one set of characters. Then the next episode is the same events as the last episode but from different characters' points of view. Cut the season episode order to 12 or 13 and I think the writing would have no choice but to get tighter.
 
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