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#1  Postby Mac_Guffin » Mar 19, 2016 12:54 am

Unless I overlooked it because I'm a flighty motherfucker, I didn't see a Walking Dead thread.
Who here is a fan of the comic and/or show? Who hates it? Whoever you are, share your experiences and discuss the show and/or comic.

I'm a big fan of the comic, and also a fan of the show, but the comic makes me think of all the missed opportunities and mistakes in the show. You can really see the budget constraints when you read the comic. Alexandria and Hilltop seem a little too quiet and underpopulated in the show.
I really love the arc they're getting into now on the show and can't wait to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan.
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#2  Postby MarkP80 » Mar 19, 2016 2:23 am

Hey! Big fan of both, and I love the fact that they're different while being the same.
Too much Jack Daniels right now, but commenting so I can find my way back here later.

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#3  Postby Animavore » Mar 19, 2016 2:24 am

Punny.
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#4  Postby Mac_Guffin » Mar 19, 2016 2:29 am

MarkP80 wrote:Hey! Big fan of both, and I love the fact that they're different while being the same.
Too much Jack Daniels right now, but commenting so I can find my way back here later.

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I don't know... If the show did different things well, I might feel that way, but generally, it seems like the show is better when it sticks close to the comic. There are exceptions. I prefer Carol in the show. I love the way her character evolved. I loved that attack on the Savior outpost. I love that we're getting more build-up to Maggie becoming a leader as well as the jail cell being built ahead of time.
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#5  Postby DougC » Mar 19, 2016 7:33 pm

'The Walking Thread'

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#6  Postby tuco » Mar 19, 2016 7:35 pm

For some reason I am not too found of zombies though its interesting phenomena, zombies :)
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#7  Postby Mac_Guffin » Mar 20, 2016 12:02 am

You don't really have to like zombies to like TWD. I've heard lots of people say "I don't usually like zombie stuff, but I love this." Same goes for the comic and people who never read comics.
The zombies are just a McGuffin.
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#8  Postby tuco » Mar 20, 2016 8:09 am

In that case may give it a try, thanks.
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#9  Postby Mac_Guffin » Mar 20, 2016 8:21 am

I feel cautious about recommending it outright. It has some flaws, and I don't think they're big... but some do. I do stand by saying that even if you don't care much for zombies, you still might like the comic and/or show.
I say try both. You might hate the show but like the comic or vice versa.
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#10  Postby tuco » Mar 20, 2016 8:23 am

Well, I skipped it because of zombies as I assumed its hmm main theme so .. it costs nothing to try.
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#11  Postby Mike_L » Mar 20, 2016 9:31 am

The zombie apocalypse is merely a backdrop for a story that includes plenty of human drama.
Some of the greatest threats faced by Rick and his group come from other humans, now living in a lawless world.
Even without the ultra-violence of such characters as The Governor and Negan there is plenty of human drama to hold the viewers' interest... e.g. the interaction between Rick's battle-hardened followers and the hitherto-sheltered people of Alexandria.
I felt my interest flagging a bit around season 5 (perhaps because the cannibal tribe simply lacked the charisma of The Governor), but renewed with the current Alexandria-Hilltop-Saviors story arc.
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#12  Postby Mac_Guffin » Mar 20, 2016 11:43 pm

Norman Reedus/Daryl was in my area today. My sister said he was at a gas station yesterday but forgot to tell me. This is surreal. I went to school in this town. This shitty little town gets more attention than similar ones would get, but usually negative. The God Warrior from Trading spouses is from there. That church that blamed Satanism on its kiddy porn ring is in that town... and on a not-so-bad note, one of the guys from Swamp People lives there.
Anyway, the pic...

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I've also seen Willem Dafoe in person... and strangely, this state, especially my area has been a filming location for a while now for various stuff. The hospital in The Open Road was in my town. Ray was filmed in my town. The Campaign was filmed in my town, and was even called Hammond.
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#13  Postby MarkP80 » Mar 21, 2016 12:06 am

Mac_Guffin wrote:
MarkP80 wrote:Hey! Big fan of both, and I love the fact that they're different while being the same.
Too much Jack Daniels right now, but commenting so I can find my way back here later.

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I don't know... If the show did different things well, I might feel that way, but generally, it seems like the show is better when it sticks close to the comic. There are exceptions. I prefer Carol in the show. I love the way her character evolved. I loved that attack on the Savior outpost. I love that we're getting more build-up to Maggie becoming a leader as well as the jail cell being built ahead of time.


Heh, I don't really see it as better or worse, just different.
In my opinion they are both great, but I am easily impressed. :)

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#14  Postby purplerat » Mar 23, 2016 5:59 pm

Mac_Guffin wrote:Norman Reedus/Daryl was in my area today. My sister said he was at a gas station yesterday but forgot to tell me. This is surreal. I went to school in this town. This shitty little town gets more attention than similar ones would get, but usually negative. The God Warrior from Trading spouses is from there. That church that blamed Satanism on its kiddy porn ring is in that town... and on a not-so-bad note, one of the guys from Swamp People lives there.
Anyway, the pic...

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I've also seen Willem Dafoe in person... and strangely, this state, especially my area has been a filming location for a while now for various stuff. The hospital in The Open Road was in my town. Ray was filmed in my town. The Campaign was filmed in my town, and was even called Hammond.

I wonder if this is for his new show?

But ya, I feel your pain being from a place that only gets known for weird, obscure, and generally not good things. Things we've been in the national/international news for include Ice Cream Truck Wars, Mom Hires Stripper for 16th Birthday, Librarian Blasts Kid for Reading too Much, and our top celebrity is this guy

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#15  Postby purplerat » Mar 23, 2016 6:15 pm

Mac_Guffin wrote:You don't really have to like zombies to like TWD. I've heard lots of people say "I don't usually like zombie stuff, but I love this." Same goes for the comic and people who never read comics.
The zombies are just a McGuffin.

Yup. My mother and sister got hooked on the show and would never watch other zombie stuff. The zombies are just like a plot device to setup the world in which the story takes place. It could easily be replaced with any sort of disease or plague which alters the way people live and acts as a persistent threat to everyone's well being. The "walking dead" however fits perfectly because it serves as a living, breathing (er, well not exactly) double entendre representing the dual threat of the disease as well humans.
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#16  Postby NamelessFaceless » Mar 23, 2016 6:33 pm

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#17  Postby NamelessFaceless » Mar 23, 2016 6:34 pm

Mac_Guffin wrote:Norman Reedus/Daryl was in my area today. My sister said he was at a gas station yesterday but forgot to tell me. This is surreal. I went to school in this town. This shitty little town gets more attention than similar ones would get, but usually negative. The God Warrior from Trading spouses is from there. That church that blamed Satanism on its kiddy porn ring is in that town... and on a not-so-bad note, one of the guys from Swamp People lives there.
Anyway, the pic...

Image

I've also seen Willem Dafoe in person... and strangely, this state, especially my area has been a filming location for a while now for various stuff. The hospital in The Open Road was in my town. Ray was filmed in my town. The Campaign was filmed in my town, and was even called Hammond.


Oh, that's awesome!

You mean, the "dork-sided!" lady is in the same town as Darryl?
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#18  Postby Mac_Guffin » Mar 23, 2016 7:28 pm

haha yes, I have seen her a few times in the area. It's weird.
That town has a lot of people like her. The nearby areas, like where I live are bad, but that town is one of the worst.
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#19  Postby Mike_L » Mar 23, 2016 9:18 pm

Trailer for season 2 of the spin-off series Fear The Walking Dead...

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#20  Postby ED209 » Mar 26, 2016 11:55 pm

I've just recently started enjoying the TV show again, starting a few episodes ago where they murder the shit out of the savior outpost. Before that, it seems to have been dreary and dull for many seasons, ever since the farm. I don't know why I carried on watching it, but it's OK now I guess.

I did read the comics up to where they jump forwards a long time sometime after the saviors plot line is resolved at which point I lost interest. Better plotlines, characters etc than the TV show IMO.
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