The Walking Dead ***spoilers***

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  1. arista
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    arista First time caller long time listener

    I think and hope that Rick meets up with Morgan again on the road. Lennie James is so impressive.
  2. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I agree. I feel bad for hoping that his AMC show (LOW WINTER SUN) tanks, but I think he'd be a great addition to WD. Another 'elder statesman' type, since
    Hershel is gone
    . Everyone else seems to be quite a bit younger than Rick (aside from Carol).
  3. Shasta
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    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    This is probably a question I should know the answer to but what is a BH?
  4. Moderator
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    I think BH = beloved husband
  5. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    LOL! "Beloved Husband"--holdover from other message boards :) I used to use "DH", thinking it was Dear Husband, but learned most use it for Damn Husband. Though that's appropriate sometimes (haha), BH works better for me :)
  6. Shasta
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    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    I am clearly totally not-hip!!!
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    More likely I'm not. ;)
  8. arista
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    arista First time caller long time listener

    Glad you clarified the whole BH thing. I was scared to ask:sour:
  9. Haunted
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    Haunted My favorite place

    :rofl:
  10. no bounce no play
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    no bounce no play I am Borg

    lol... I was scared to ask too, I was thinking maybe bh might be short for beautiful hunk lol
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  11. OldDarth
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    OldDarth Well-Known Member

    Too Far Gone - is a most apropos title.

    I'm done with this show.

    Is this all TWD has to offer? Endless iterations of side characters having a moment and then being sent to the chopping block?

    Somebody, somewhere has to be searching for answers and striving to make things better.

    I want to see a zombie/apocalypse show that focuses on those characters not the Dead End Ensemble TWD favors.
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  12. Shasta
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    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    I think most of them are trying to make things better.....

    This show seems incredibly realistic to me. Not some happy fantasy where everything turns out all right. These people are fighting for their survival in the only ways they know how.

    People die. And in extreme situations a lot of people die. Loved people.

    Be done with the show if you want. You should be because you clearly want something different from your programming. Me? I like the dirty reality of the show.
  13. OldDarth
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    OldDarth Well-Known Member

    I'm fine with reality. Reality is a mixture of pain and pleasure. The Walking Dead is an unremitting misery slog.

    Hope the show continues to provide you with the elements you enjoy about it.

    Best wishes

    Lou
  14. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I think, for the most part, it's fulfilling Kirkman's goal when he wrote the comics--not to focus on gory zombie stuff (though that happens often enough), but to show how people react and change under extreme conditions.

    I can't see a whole lot of happyjoy times for anyone, in that situation. One thing I do think the show is going to have to get past is the formula developing of one good thing happening, a shot of someone remarking on what a good day it is, then chaos occurring. Not that it isn't possible (even probable) for that to happen in real life, but in a narrative you can't be repetitive or you lose the reader/watcher. Repetition loses its emotional 'purchasing power' if overused, and the reader/watcher starts to just roll their eyes when they see the emo cues.
  15. OldDarth
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    Well put skimom2. And after 4 seasons the repetition that is The Walking Dead no longer holds any interest for me.

    Maybe I'll check in when the show reaches its end game - if there is anyone left.

    Given the show's ratings and popularity that will probably be quite a few years from now.
  16. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    If you've read the comics (and I suspect you haven't), you realize that the show is far kinder to it's protags than Kirkman is to their graphic novel doppelgangers :)

    I don't care. I like both incarnations :) Though last season had it's moments (particularly the brief return of Morgan), it was pretty weak overall--got away from the basic premise. This year is superior (so far), and I'm looking forward to what comes next.

    Best of luck finding something you like better, OD. :)
  17. Shasta
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    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    I love how they circled back around to something closer to the comics.
  18. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Me, too. Not every showrunner is going to work out--last year's was more interested in flash-bang than the premise set up. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't as strong as the story is when it focuses on the people and interrelationships.
  19. arista
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    arista First time caller long time listener

    I believe that TWD started out with my interest in Frank Darabont and his works. The show is not perfect, but still enjoyable to me. For me it is the best of both worlds-characters and storylines. Yes, sometimes it seems a bit stretched-but for the most part it is good entertainment for me.
  20. Haunted
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    Haunted My favorite place

    I just saw on the crawl that 'the creator is suing AMC for millions'!

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