You're complaining!? Of all the zombie flicks yet made, I find it interesting that the two best were both comedies (Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead). Most are utter crap. World War Z the book was excellent, so let's hope the movie doesn't ruin it. Yet all of these, for their greatness, lack one thing: time. Here we have a serious effort to do a long term, serial based, dramatic rendering of the ultimate survival scenario, and you aren't pleased!? We have Frank Darabont producing. We have Robert Kirkman, with FULL creative control, and 93 issues of one of the finest black and white comics I've seen in ages, and they are televising it and doing very well, yet you nitpick over leather clothes and tents and such. The president of AMC is behind this thing all the way, and it is currently the number one show on cable. It has the potential to go on for several seasons (had it been on FOX they would have sabotaged it by now). We finally, FINALLY, get a proper treatment of the genre with a stellar cast, writing, and effects budget, and you aren't ecstatic? People, they've cast the Governor, and next season they find the prison. This season covers what was also a dramatic lull in the comics. What's coming is fast, furious, and bloody enough to satisfy even the most sanguine among you. How can you not be thrilled to death with this? Well, as my Dad always used to say, some people would complain if they were hung with a new rope...
Zombies...are zombies we all know them, we have all seen them. Recently everything zombie related came out, have to say, wasn't impressed at all. Until i layed my eyes upon The WD ep1 then 2, then i found myself enjoying like a 9yr old season 2 ep11. To me this has all the good qualities of a successful zombie tv show hit. Intrigue, gore, guns, twists, LOTS of ugly dumb slow and hungry zombies, action and drama...and love of course (but not the cheesy kind). It's just too fun to let go, i wanna keep watching. I really am surprised by certain low ratings, but ah well, tastes differ al the time. I hope it last lots of seasons and it keeps this seasonal scenery change idea, gets me curios just thinking of that...anyway, Enjoy and give it a chance. It's totally fun and engaging!
so i watched the new ep. I won't give it away but it was a shock people now what I mean. now I have read a great deal of the graphic novel. It dose change up alot. Such as the last ep we all saw. now I have watched true blood and read the book as well as dexter. These shows staryed so far and suffered for it. However walking dead has just crushed that misconception. I think that it has kept enough to the book yet added it's own feel. This gets better and with two eps left and the govern being worked into the story I can't wait to see it all unravile
I'll be honest with you all. I was quite excited when I first heard that this comic book was going to be made into a televison series, but now, I'm thinking that this might not have been the greatest idea ever. Don't get me wrong, the cast is very good, but the plotline is soooo boring that i fell asleep once, while watching it. (They took five episodes to find a kid who was lost in the woods, and in the end, she was turned into a zombie! Where's the point in that?).
I mean, I did not expect this series to be like Resident Evil (either being the videogames or the movies), but I was expecting to see at least one good human vs. zombie fight once in a while. The series focuses on things that don't matter to anyone. It's too much drama for a zombie series (if I wanted drama, I would watch "Desperate Housewives" or maybe "Downtown Abbey"). Most people want to watch a series where you get to see someone killing zombies, in order to survive, not discuss what's right and what's wrong all the time.
It started good, but if they don't take out a rabbit out of the hat, I'm not giving this series a second chance (it will probably be cancelled after season 3, if they ever get there). 3.5 is unfortunately the ratring that I'm going to give it, because it doesn't deserve more than that.
Breaking basic cable records but no budget? With all the fans willing to work for free to be a zombie, contests made to be a zombie in an episode, and a farm house, school, tiny little town and the woods as a film set for a year you might think this is going to get good. The insaine amount of attention they give the drama queens of the trailer park is killing it. We expected S2E8 for them to get kicked off the farm, and get back to the real issue... zombies, the only reason we watch!!! 5% zombies per episode or more would be a nice touch.
The show is good, very unique show where you have a show that involves zombies. Getting to season 2 and not a lot of or no competition like the vampire series. This should be really great, but not quite yet, they lack direction and not fully using their characters to their fullest potential. The show is predicable later on, this rating is not for the current season 2 this is based on season 1. The reason why I let this rating stick is the potential of the show, It's still new and figuring out the direction of the show is still up in the air.
People may read this and will say to me...then stop watching it!! I say to them, just as well, you can stop reading my post. Here, stop.
For the rest of you, I will start by saying that this show has potential. It WAS good, the first season did not end great, but it started out great. It had real zombie issues, real tangible problems I could envision myself going through if i were thrust into their position. Couple episodes later..what are we left with? We are left with idiotic characters and their manufactured problems, repetitive plot lines with progress at the speed of molasses, and worst of all, a zombie (oops, people show) show with not a sign of zombies. I'll address these points individually.
1) Idiotic characters and their manufactured drama: How stupid can these characters get? Each episode we see them getting into increasingly ridiculous situations that only a "lame-brain" would make. Half of season 2 was based on a stupid move made by a kid that probably deserved to be zombified. She had two decisions, stay, or run and keep the sun on her shoulder. She did neither, and we never find out why. Shane has been a loose canon that should have been tied down, since season 1 when he said they should put more cans up around their perimeter, when the zombies already breached their perimeter without any noise. That alone deserved a quick shovel to the head. Or, most recently, when Lori decided to take off and read the map and drive at the same time, to do something redundant. Great.
2) I guess this point is related to the idiotic characters, how they managed to drag out 6 episodes in the forest looking for sophia is beyond me. I feel stupid for having sat through all that expecting more.
3) For a show called the walking dead, the only ones I see go by the names Lori, Shane, and Rick. I'm not asking for a slaughterfest every episode, but ones which deal with external zombie issues every once in a while would be nice. Instead of dealing with 3-way love triangles and unwanted pregnancies all the time. That would be nice. Is this too much to ask?
This show had potential..and still does. If only the writers will make up their damn mind and stop manufacturing drama. This will only hold people so long until they realize this show is drivel.
I LOVE THIS! I'm usually not that into the zombie genre (I still have nightmares about them at 19 yrs) but this has got something I miss in all of the movies; it feels so REAL. They have children, they have an abusive husband, they have a guy who was believed to be dead, they have a guy that surprisingly enough isn't ready to shoot his wife in the head and another one who isn't ready to survive after doing exactly that... The personalities are complex and believable and gives us a clue of what would actually happen. Most people wouldn't grab their Zombie-attack surviving kit and get bad ass, they would panic. I never want this show to get cancelled!
I have read every Walking Dead comic book up to date, and simply saying this series is great is an understatement. The first season was a great introduction and adaption to the fantastic series created by Rob Kirkman. There was little to complain about in the events of season one. Overall the very beginnings of The Walking Dead had a strong start, and there was plenty to enjoy. Even the stories the writers had come up with were pretty interesting to say the least. Character development was fantastic, and viewers could quickly pick out their favorites. The season finale ended fairly strong, and kept me interested for the events that would await us in the second season.
I was excited to see the continuation of this show, and how the events in the comic book would play out. That, however, was quickly ruined within the first several episodes of season two. The absolute worst story arc was awaiting us just around the corner. I despise the idea that Sophia, a child, would run away from the only thing that brings her safety and security in this post-apocalyptic world, and run straight into the face of danger. The events that awaited us nearly killed off all of the steam the Walking Dead franchise was keeping a strong grip on.
For more than half of the second season, the main story arc revolves around finding a child. This child, by episode three, has become so ungodly irritating that no one should honestly care if she is ever found or not. Most of this season is filmed on a farm, and the budget is clearly cut in half, which really damages the show in the end. By the time the mid season finale rolls around, the writers are ready to put an end to this horrible storyline, and it was by far the most well-handled wrap up of the season so far, but that isn't saying much.
The Walking Dead was a fantastic series at the beginning, and showed plenty of potential. By the time season two came around the corner and reared its ugly head in our face, nearly everything that made this television series wonderful was nearly ruined. I cannot make a harsh judgement yet, so the rating will stay at an 8.5 for the time being. There are still six episodes left, and as The Walking Dead has shown us before, anything is possible.
Although some episodes are low paced and sometimes hard to get through, the average ones are great, with moments of thrill and suspense that will keep you glued to the tv. The special effects are truly amazing leaving no room for critique. The only thing that i really don't like so much it's the waiting between episodes and this pause until february that seems quite unreasonable. But, if the show keeps up this momentum and continues to deliver it will be worth the wait.
I've read every TWD comic that exists so far and I have to say that even though the series is by no means "bad", it just isn't in the same league as the comics.
The pace is much better on the comic. By my calculations (not really), the series will catch up to the comics around 2070 so that'll give an hint to those who haven't read it.
Then the series has introduced several different/new characters and storylines.
If I've learned something about Mr. Kirkland is that he plans ahead. I also know he's involved in some degree in the writing process of the series but I don't know how far ahead is the story planned out. Still, I can't really see the point of the new characters and new storylines when the original story is so damn good to start with and there are LOADS of great characters waiting to show up.
If comic book adaptations have taught us anything is that one doesn't mess with stories that are good to begin with. It's actually common sense: if it ain't broke... the thing is that they really risk messing up something that didn't need improvement and was already time (and success) tested.
Then there's something that right now seems to me like nothing but hollywoodization of the story: the fact that so far Carl hasn't yet killed Shane. Yeah, he gets viewer's attention in the short run, but so what? As I said above there are lots of great characters on the horizon.
Most of this can still be remedied and my opinion can change, but the fact that the pace can't (in the first season they could very well be arriving to the farm with Carl getting shot serving as the cliffhanger and 2nd season would be the first part of the prison story arc featuring the governor and ending with his arrival to the prison, etc) makes me think that the series won't go very far and will never catch up to the comic books - both quantitatively and qualitatively.
Season 2 is definitely a let down from 1. I do not care about all this soap opera BS. Get on with it already. There needs to be more creepiness and zombie killing. They need to go back and hire all the writers and the production managers they fired from Season 1 (Why they ever fired them in the first place is a mystery). This could easily be one of the best shows on TV if they'd just make it more creepy and add in some more action.
This show is great I think. I dont think that many people do like this. Some people think this show is gory but i think this show is a very cool and adventureous. This is one of the most watched shows in the world. I think this show is the best show on AMC. This is one of my favorite shows I have ever watched. I love this show. This is definatly in my top 10 favorite shows.
Season 2's production value has gone down drastically since season 1. I don't know if anyone has noticed, but the guy who does the sound for the show is horrible.
They're on a farm, so of course background noise would include insects, birds, etc... the problem is, the background noise becomes twice as loud as the dialogue when no one is speaking and it becomes so freaking distracting. The show is almost unwatchable due to this.
Also, on the episode that aired on 11/20/11, they made a mistake. In the scene where Glenn and that girl from the farm are going to get morning after pills at the pharmacy, you can clearly see a man standing outside the pharmacy through the window behind Glenn.
Where's the production crew catching these mistakes? If a viewer can spot these things, then obviously a few people are slacking off and not doing their jobs.
For such a good show to start showing signs of laziness this early makes the show seem less important, and it's slowly becoming a joke. The sound should at least be fixed and addressed by someone.
Other than that, I think the plot is running thin. I can't stand the stupid woman who lost her daughter. She's done nothing but cry and whine the entire show. She needs to die. Her daughter needs to die as well. How stupid can you be? Why would she run away? She deserves to be dead.
Andrea is also becoming a serious annoyance. What's with her overpowering desire to hold a gun? That's the only storyline the writers could give her character? Every line out of her mouth is, "Where's my gun?" "Can I get a gun?"
Her idiocy and almost killing Darrel solidified me hating her. So writers, kill off the dumb girl, her mother, Andrea, and fix your production values, and you got yourself a weekly watcher, guaranteed.
So far there's no excitement. The Otis thing was cool but it was only a few minutes out of the entire season. Now we get to deal baby mama drama, the asian dude awkwardly looking his virginity and the older lady constantly crying because her kids been missing the entire season. What happened to the zombies? Did they all go on strike or something or possible join the occupy wall street protests. And now they're gonna spin it like the racist one handed brothers gonna be the scariest thing in the show. Good luck reloading there capt. hook. And why are guns forbidden on the ranch. Is that dude and idiot. That dudes gonna get his whole family killed with that thinking.
In this shows everything is great - plot, characters, acting, make-up. And even for those who is reading The walking dead comic book it is interesting to watch because a lot details is different. Some differences are really good - highway scene, mall scene from season 1, well walker, Daryl character, etc. Some are bad - Atlanta-CDC-Lost-like thing, find-Sophia-till-bored-to-death thing.
But in general the show is really great!
I'll have to agree with James but give it a slightly better overall score.
So far Season 2 is a major disappointment. Not only did they fail to get more than 10 clicks down the road on the way to Fort Benson but we've been subjected to a lost little girl and a boy shot in a hunting accident for far too long (the lost girl was enough thank you) and we're going nowhere fast.
And I'm sorry but the awal zombies are not so cool, I'd much rather have feistier ones like in "I am Legend", quick and deadly...not slow and retarded. I simply can't swallow that those things caused the downfall of civilization when standard quarantine procedures and my grandmother could have stopped them when there were just two or three. It wouldn't be so bad but unfortunately I haven't been able to suspend my disbelief since they've done to so little to explain it all...so far. If it's only the brain stem making the limbs move and with just basic instincts where does the food (people and rats and such) go? They're animated necrotic tissue, they have no functioning organs supposedly. Does this mean they stop to use the bathroom every once in awhile? The food's gotta go somewhere. Do they have drink to wash it all down and then have a little knockin' of the boots (as Saul from Breaking Bad would say) when they're bored?
Obviously I'm over thinking things but that's only because they've given me too much time to do so while I wait for something more interesting, or god's forbid exciting actually happen.
And yes the cliches keep coming, like the pending baby, the young love story, and now the zombies in the barn on the last episode. Let me guess; its the friends and neighbors of the farmers and they're keeping them there so they can be saved when "they" find a cure. Add now the older Brother Hillbilly to the mix (we all knew he would come back someday as presaged on the last episode to prepare us) and he will likely show up at the head of a hillbilly army with the little girl in tow as a hostage...of course. Either that or she'll come back with the tattered remnants of the local reserves and they finally go to Fort Benson ...but either way that won't be till the end of the season because we'll be spending the rest of the season watching Lori struggle with the "baby or no baby in these trying times" question and the big debate between Richard the old man farmer/vet about the barn zombies, that and Mr. 3rd Wheel I killed Otis becoming more pouty/guilty till he bravely sacrifices himself like he should have done before (he's actually the most interesting character in the show so hopefully not). Sorry to have ruined the rest of the season for you.
Again, if you're going to make a zombie show then at least make them formidable and or at least somewhat healthy enough to be that and give the story some real meat.
Obviously I'm in the minority since everyone loves it so but I can only see it if you lower your expectations down a few notches and if that's the case let me change that 5 to a 10. If this keeps up I may have to had to resort to Terra Nova as a filler between Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy and Homeland, oh..and American Horror Story; I'd recommend any of those above Walking Dead at this point...that and Sparticus:Vengeance finally coming in January.
If you enjoy good acting and writing, this is the show to watch. I have never been a fan of Zombies, but The Walking Dead has changed this. I am looking forward to episode 2, and I can only hope that they will follow in the footsteps of the pilot.
If you enjoy good acting and writing, this is the show to watch. I have never been a fan of Zombies, but The Walking Dead has changed this. I am looking forward to episode 2, and I can only hope that it will follow in the footsteps of the pilot. AMC is the home to Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Rubicon, which are arguably the best shows on television. The Walking Dead is no exception. I usually don't write reviews, but after watching perfection, it is hard not to. If you have yet to see the pilot, please give it a chance and I promise you will be hooked. Keep in mind this is coming from a person who has never enjoyed Zombie based plots.
...well, apparently, surviving yet (still) unaffected humans would regress to the dark ages. Women would assume the roles meant for them in prehistoric times, washing, cooking, looking after the little ones, and men would reconnect with the hunter-gatherer within. The military, trained to handle any tough situation, would succumb to creatures with no skills whatsoever. The entire governments would fall down as if there are no code red protocols... The system as we know it is gone, and yet, our group of survivors sits by the fire telling stories.
If you're looking for a show with developed (or even developing) characters, that has something to say, that has any relevant social commentary to offer, I would suggest circumventing this show by a mile. But if you're looking for illogical zombie pass-time that looks good (cinematography the only thing worthy in this show) and is kind of dumb from time to time, well tune in for sure.
The Walking Dead is a pretty good (and seemingly realistic) representation of what would happen to the world if there were a zombie virus released. I'm not sure about some of the possible flaws, but now that season 2 has begun, I find that I am enjoying the show as much as I did the first season.
To survive, you have to meet up with people willing to share, and be willing to share yourself. Personally, I would think that staying put would have been a way to go, but to see the "traveling" troupe is a very real possibility in a very unreal world.
The show focuses on the living, and the lives they have to lead and changes they had to make to make their lives work.
Great writing makes the characters relatable, and the plot is a great story waiting to be fully fleshed out.
For sometime now we have 2 kinds of shows on tv.. REALITY or TALK . You honestly can only watch so much of some drunk broad from Jersey and or watch the brow beatings of Dr Phill . So for me being a Norman Reedus fan The Walking Dead Is AWESOME !
I thought it was a great start to the season,just enough zombie action. I hated the end,that is what made it graet.
I thought it was great start to the season, just enough zombie action. I hated the end,that is what made it great if i can't wait till next sho , and it stops at the most exiting moment you know it's good!
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