The Walking Dead [MAJOR SPOILERS!]

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  1. VVoltz
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    WARNING: Enter this discussion at your own risk! This is for people who have seen the show and wish to discuss it. Major plot points and spoilers are revealed in this thread! Make sure that you are caught up on the episodes before reading this topic!!!

    I got hooked on the show, I never read the graphic novels. So far I've only watched a three episodes but I love it already.

    Any fans of the show/comics here?

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  2. Phoenix Goddess

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    I'm a pretty big fan of the show.

    The second season so far is a bit disappointing to me, but I hope they'll give the same amount of awesome they gave in the first season.

    I've read some of the comics and was a bit in awe at how... well, let's just say I was a bit surprised :lol:
     
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    I 'acquired' both series (those so far broadcast) after hearing nothing but praise for it. Haven't watched it yet.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the series too, and the second season hasn't disappointed me yet ;) (I haven't seen the last 2 episodes before the midseason break of the 2nd one, but still, I don't think they could mess it up in the last 2 eps anyway :P)
     
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    I love the show. I can't wait until February when it returns.

    I thought the second season was pretty good. While Sofia's death may have been pretty obvious, I like how Shane as a character has developed with him killing Otis and what not. The show can only go uphill from here.
     
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    The first season was great, the second whilst still good didn't match up to the first for me (So far anyway.)
    I just wish they didn't spend a dozen episodes looking for a certain person instead of advancing the plot.
     
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    the walking dead i never heard of it
    on what channel is it?
     
  8. Phoenix Goddess

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    That was the disappointing part for me :(

    The second season hasn't made me as excited as the first season. My dad and little brother thought it was a tiny bit of a let down, too. For the same reasons :lol:

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    soulx: I think we all guessed on that. Which is why the above was disappointing for me :(
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    Obvious or not, i think the show is quite enjoyable. I like how it differs from the comix in many points.
     
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    The second season was hands down disappointing on another level. They've managed to turn the show into a soap opera that has an occasional zombie every now and again. I hope they pick back up on a good note and actually go somewhere with the story. Wasting all those episodes on that girl, regardless of how she was, was idiotic.
     
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    I just finished the first season, man that was awesome. On a scale from 1 to @[member='mthrnite'], that scored a solid @[member='mthrnite'].
    Even thou I read your comments about season two not being that good, can't wait to see it.

    How much did they change things from the comic? Also, how many WD comics are there, is it a graphic novel or a series?

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    Series. We're at around 80 or 90 comics now, but they can easily all be read within a few days.

    Also, the show and comic are practically two separate stories with the same characters. There's not much that relates, but they sometimes cover big parts of the comic within a 15 minutes timeslot on the show. For example, there's a part in the comics where they find a housing community, and that took up maybe 3 or 4 comics, but was covered in the show within 5 minutes.
     
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    Please do, probably the best show on cable at the moment (American cable at least).

    I'm hooked on this show like Monkey Phonics, it's a really terrific drama. It's the only reason I'll ever look forward to a Sunday evening. Ever.
     
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    well, it isn't a show about zombies. it's a show about a group of people that just happens to have zombies in it.

    Season 2 is just as good as the first. the difference is though, that the first consisted of 6 episodes and AMC ordered 13 for the second meaning they have to pace it a little slower. If you're unhappy with season 2 then you may as well skip season 3 as 16 episodes have been ordered so it will likely be even more like a "soap opera"...
     
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    I would have shot the old man on the spot...

    Thats the only spoiler for the show I will give lol

    Anyway its a great show :)
     
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    I know. Fans of the comic did not expect this since the comics is heavily rotated around the idea of a zombie apocalypse and not just an isolated group of people dealing with issues while shooting the living dead.
     
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    So would you say the comics are better?
     
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    Definitely.
     
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    Comics translate fairly well to one shot mediums like movies and "animated features". When transitioning from page to television though characters and relationships need to be fleshed out. Shows like Game of Thrones work because there is exposition in their medium. Comics are limited by what fits in a panel and it's up to the script writers to fill in what happens between them.

    The show would be far more "boring" if week after week all they did was kill zombies.
     
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    From someone who has read all the comics (waiting for the next issue in just over a week) I know that the tv series is changing a lot of stuff, a lot of stuff that turns out to be a good change and a lot of bad stuff, like for example: Bad
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    There are many other bad changes, including a lot of stuff being "fillers" so as to not catch up to the comics, which isn't all that bad but some of the ideas are bad...