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November 6th, 2012, 13:55
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November 6th, 2012, 15:07
Indeed.

We are just supposed to take face value that bunch of trained soldiers are too shocked not to fight back or even take cover.

I don't know why i'm following this series really. Almost every characters acts irrationally. Like you said, what on earth was the hidden convict going to do with an empty prison full of zombies?

Or why aren't the characters wearing protective gear/clothing against zombie bites? IF one bite is enough to turn you (unless the biten limb can be hacked off), any normal person would likely try to cover naked skin as much as possible to avoid such outcome.

Besides shouldn't it be enought to turn a person into zombie if zombie blood gets into one's mouth or eyes while fighting close range?
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November 6th, 2012, 15:33
Where's the fun and tension in a show where characters always act rationally and with cold and calculated precision? Sounds like a recipe for boredom to me!

No, humans aren't computers. We don't always make the most reasoned of choices even if we like to think we do. Watching the show with a survivalist mindset can surely only lead to futility and frustration in the face of such characters.

That said, I do think the chaos that descended upon the prison in the last episode was a bit much. You'd have thought they'd be a bit more organised by now. I'll admit I got a shock by the conclusion; but I was glad that the writers tried to reinforce the gravity of the overall scenario instead of turning the show into a straight shoot and hack 'em up fest.

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November 6th, 2012, 15:38
I don't think anyone is asking for "always rational" and cold people. I'd just like something resembling plausible behavior given the extreme circumstances - which I'm most certainly not getting.

However, we all value such things differently

Personally, I'm much more affected by believable scenarios that I can fully immerse myself in. It makes it that much more effective - and it wouldn't need to be about showing all the gore you possibly can every 60 seconds.
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November 6th, 2012, 21:41
About those particular scenes….

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November 7th, 2012, 11:12
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Thankfully, I have shows like Dexter and Breaking Bad to keep me entertained
Yeah, I'm a huge fan of Breaking Bad. I've never seen Dexter, but Breaking Bad is, imo, one of the best TV dramas ever written.

I'm still lowbrow enough to enjoy TWD though.
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Yeah, I'm a huge fan of Breaking Bad. I've never seen Dexter, but Breaking Bad is, imo, one of the best TV dramas ever written.

I'm still lowbrow enough to enjoy TWD though.
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November 8th, 2012, 05:37
Dexter is crap comparison to BB though, imo. But give it a try

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November 11th, 2012, 18:07
This season is a great one. I enjoyed every episode, leaving the disappointment i felt for the 2 season.
Yes, there are many gaps in the story, and many non logical behaviours when it comes to survival but, to be honest, i expect that. You need the story to unfold somehow.

And yea, breaking bad is the best series ever for me.
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November 13th, 2012, 00:37
Another excellent episode last night. I like how they're slowly revealing more about The Governor each week, and the scene with Rick and the bloated zombie was truly uncomfortable to watch.
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November 20th, 2012, 12:09
Yeah, the last couple of episodes have been better. I liked how they handled that "telephone" breakdown of Rick. A really unsettling way to demonstrate his mental state.

I won't go into the super stupidity of the tactical handling of certain situations involving a Katana - but I'm used to that by now
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November 21st, 2012, 04:08
i think it's kinda funny how zombies just seem to *appear* out of nowhere (in the forest in the latest episode for example) and ambush them time and time again. Back in the beginning of season II it was downright hilarious, they have a lookout posted and still suddenly a horde of stealthy ninja zombies just suddenly pop in on top of them.
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November 21st, 2012, 04:14
Kinda reminds me of the Monty Python bit where Lancelot charges the castle to save the "princess". Running…running…running…running…and there he is!

Seem to be staying about a week or two behind on episodes of all the shows I'm following. Not sure why. With a little luck, I'll do some catching up over the holiday weekend.

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November 23rd, 2012, 01:20
stupid zombie pop-ins and other shenanigans aside, it's still a good show and really the only running program that I pay attention to.

One thing that i have to hand them - the zombie quota has been bumped up quite significantly. Every episode is making sure that the zombie threat is not just an afterthought on the human drama. There has been some quality human vs zombie action going on all the time, and the special effects for the zombie makeup and gore have been nothing short of spectacular.

If i can at least get that, it's half the battle (if not more!)
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November 26th, 2012, 06:28
In my opinion: Glen is the next to shuffle off this mortal coil. We need to start a death pool.

But really, what is "mortality" in the zombie apocalypse after all? A discussion for another time.
Also - I dont know about you guys, but I think Merle is fuckin great. I love insane, ruthless characters. My wife hates him tho ='.'=

Tonight's gonna be intense, lots on the line. Be there or be square bros
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November 26th, 2012, 08:32
Another set-up type episode. Not much really happened, but next week should be a doozy.
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