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post #3421 of 6194
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

I watched seasons 1 and 2 with my son from Netflix and I was pretty impressed at the character development over the 3 seasons. A bit different watching them in order without weekly breaks or commercial interruption.

That's the best way to watch, IMO ..
post #3422 of 6194
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

I watched seasons 1 and 2 with my son from Netflix and I was pretty impressed at the character development over the 3 seasons. A bit different watching them in order without weekly breaks or commercial interruption.


Exactly, that's how I was introduce to this show, and now I'm hooked.It would be interesting to hear of what people think who seen season 3 the same way eek.gif

Djoel
post #3423 of 6194
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

Exactly, that's how I was introduce to this show, and now I'm hooked.It would be interesting to hear of what people think who seen season 3 the same way eek.gif

Djoel

It can be difficult sometimes to do it, but I always prefer saving up a season on the DVR and doing a marathon watch .. it's like one long great movie .. but, like I said, it can be difficult to wait .. biggrin.gif
post #3424 of 6194
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

I watched seasons 1 and 2 with my son from Netflix and I was pretty impressed at the character development over the 3 seasons. A bit different watching them in order without weekly breaks or commercial interruption.

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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

That's the best way to watch, IMO ..

Believe me, I found a good portion of season 2 painful to watch week to week. I wish I had waited so I could have gotten through it quicker.
post #3425 of 6194
I was just reading my favorite guilty pleasure Dan Salvage which is a syndicate sex advice column, and notice one of the cast member from TW is trying to get Rick back on the dating scene.biggrin.gif

Anyways enjoy tongue.gif

Djoel

How long should a person wait to "get back out there" when his wife has been eaten by a zombie? Asking for a friend.

Sheriff Rick Grimes (via Twitter @RickGrimesATL)

Not too long—life is short, particularly during a zombie apocalypse, and your friend shouldn't waste what little time he has left. And remember: During a zombie apocalypse, all relationships are rebound relationships. So your friend should get out there.
post #3426 of 6194
Hines Ward, former Pittsburgh Steeler and Super Bowl winner, has been bitten and turned.biggrin.gif





http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/zombie-hines-ward-show-nightmares-erm-amc-walking-191534873--nfl.html
post #3427 of 6194
Anybody that wants to catch up or start watching 'The Walking Dead' clear up some room on your DVR. AMC is going to show Season #1 twice, back to back: this Sunday, and next Saturday/Sunday they will show Season #2 back to back and immediately following that show the first 8 episodes of Season #3, followed immediately by the new episode at 9:00 pm Sunday night.

Sunday 2/3/13
Ep#
01-01 03:00 pm
01-02 04.32 pm
01-03 05:33 pm
01-04 06:38 pm
01-05 07:40 pm
01-06 08:42 pm
Season #1 repeats
01-01 09:47 pm
01-02 11:18 pm
(Mon: 2/4/13)
01-03 12:20 am
01-04 01:25 am
01-05 02:26 am
01-06 03:27 am

Saturday 2/9/13
Ep#
02-01 10:00 am
02-02 11:27 am
02-03 12:26 pm
02-04 01:26 pm
02-05 02:26 pm
02-06 03:29 pm
02-07 04:29 pm
02-08 05:28 pm
02-09 06:28 pm
02-10 07:28 pm
02-11 08:27 pm
02-12 09:27 pm
02-13 10:30 pm
Season #2 Repeats
02-01 11:29 pm
02-02 12:56 am(Sun, 2/10)
02-03 01:56 am
02-04 02:56 am
02-05 03:58 am
02-06 04:57 am
02-07 05:57 am
02-08 06:56 am
02-09 07:57 am
02-10 08:55 am
02-11 09:55 am
02-12 10:55 am
02-13 11:55 am
--
Straight into Season #3 (Sun: 2/10/13)
03-01 12:57 pm
03-02 01:57 pm
03-03 02:57 pm
03-04 03:56 pm
03-05 04:57 pm
03-06 06:00 pm
03-07 07:00 pm
03-08 08:00 pm
03-09 09:00 pm(*New Show*)
post #3428 of 6194
AMC showed a marathon of the first two seasons of The Walking Dead last fall before Season 3 started, just as they are preparing to do again before they start to show the second half of Season 3. I caught up and saw Seasons 1 and 2 of the show during last fall's marathon. For those who haven't dipped into The Walking Dead, these marathons create a really easy way to do so.
post #3429 of 6194
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

AMC showed a marathon of the first two seasons of The Walking Dead last fall before Season 3 started, just as they are preparing to do again before they start to show the second half of Season 3. I caught up and saw Seasons 1 and 2 of the show during last fall's marathon. For those who haven't dipped into The Walking Dead, these marathons create a really easy way to do so.
That's one major advantage that cable nets have: the ability to give viewers a second chance to tune in if they missed something.

Honestly, I wish the broadcast networks would make use of the cable networks their parent companies also own to allow people to catch series premieres in a busy new season or to run marathons of the previous shows leading up to a season.
post #3430 of 6194
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/glen-mazzara-left-the-walking-dead_n_2581112.html?utm_hp_ref=tv

Glen Mazzara speaks out on his exit from the show.
post #3431 of 6194
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/glen-mazzara-left-the-walking-dead_n_2581112.html?utm_hp_ref=tv

Glen Mazzara speaks out on his exit from the show.
As suspected, too many cooks in the kitchen.
post #3432 of 6194
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

That's one major advantage that cable nets have: the ability to give viewers a second chance to tune in if they missed something.

Honestly, I wish the broadcast networks would make use of the cable networks their parent companies also own to allow people to catch series premieres in a busy new season or to run marathons of the previous shows leading up to a season.

There are a lot of things the Big 4 broadcast nets do that bug me. Their failure to ever show marathons is one. Another is their refusal to show reruns of current shows during the week the current episode runs. That sort of thing once made sense, of course, but it doesn't make sense any more, or at least not to me.
post #3433 of 6194
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

There are a lot of things the Big 4 broadcast nets do that bug me. Their failure to ever show marathons is one. Another is their refusal to show reruns of current shows during the week the current episode runs. That sort of thing once made sense, of course, but it doesn't make sense any more, or at least not to me.

The only shows on TV that you may miss and have no chance to catch are the Major Broadcast network shows. Bad weather may prevent you from seeing a show, breaking news may interrupt your local station, power outages on your end or the station end, etc.... whereas cable normally runs a repeat once or twice the night of the original showing and lots of the time will show a repeat or two during the week and lot of shows will air last week's and this weeks episode back to back. Major networks are one and done, and some weeks it is actually none and done.
post #3434 of 6194
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As suspected, too many cooks in the kitchen.

Meh, Mazzarra probably wanted to start season 4 off with them flying around on jetpacks while popping off pistol headshots on moving zombies 300 feet below.

While season 3 was still awesome, I prefer the more realistic approach to action that the show originally had over Mazzarra's borderline cheesefest during many of the action scenes.
post #3435 of 6194
How long has it been since a new episode aired? Was it late December?
post #3436 of 6194
The last episode aired December 2. The next one will be on February 10.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1520211/?ref_=sr_1
post #3437 of 6194
http://social.entertainment.msn.com/movies/blogs/paralleluniverse-blogpost.aspx?post=81100517-45de-41e3-88b8-56e029197f93 eek.gif

More money/ ratings, more problems kinda situation..I hope all the bad press doesn't hurt the show in the future.

Djoel
post #3438 of 6194
I read this an no spoilers for those that have watched all the current episodes.

(CNN) -- When we left "The Walking Dead" crew in the midseason finale in December, the original survivors were coming head-to-head with the Governor and his followers in the isolated community of Woodbury.

Gunbattles ensued, as did dramatic rescue attempts that led to a cliffhanger involving two of the show's central characters -- brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon -- in a ring, surrounded by an angry mob calling for their heads. Will Rick Grimes and the original survivors integrate into Woodbury? Or will human-on-human violence prove to be more dangerous than the roaming flesh-eaters?

AMC's popular zombie series resumes on Sunday, and CNN spoke with Robert Kirkman, executive producer and creator of the original comic book series, about what fans can expect for the last half of season 3, life after outgoing showrunner Glen Mazzara and how long even the undead can survive the apocalypse on TV.

CNN: "The Walking Dead's" ratings have exploded this season. What's connecting with audiences?

Robert Kirkman: AMC has a really great program with building viewership. They do a tremendous amount of work, running marathons, promoting those marathons, promoting the DVDs and working with partners like Netflix and iTunes to make sure everything is available. So while people are hearing news about the show, AMC is doing a really good job at helping develop the audience. Also, we're awesome. People seem to like the show.

CNN: Was there concern in the beginning that the adaptation might not be able to transition from the comic world to a broader audience?

Kirkman: I'm somewhat of a pessimist. I never expected this to get made; I never expected the pilot to get picked up; I never expected the episodes to make it to air. I didn't really treat this show like it was happening until it premiered and until the ratings came in. There was a good 24-hour period where I was thinking, "this is not going to last." I think that's relative to its success. There's really nothing like this on television. There's really no comparison. I never thought it would succeed or succeed as well it has. It's all been pretty surprising. AMC took this risk and put something really unique on television, and people are responding to it on the level where it's having other networks try to think outside the box. As a television fan, when I see things like "American Horror Story," these kind of crazy shows that you wouldn't expect to see on television, things like "The Following" -- it's really exciting to see all this new stuff coming in.

CNN: Obviously, the story and the art in the comic books stand out. Is the aesthetic of the show taking a certain direction that you're noticing?

Kirkman: Not necessarily. We try to focus on the struggle of human survival. That's really what's at the core of this show: the appeal of watching people persevere and endure and succeed. This show is very much about trying to rebuild civilization in a micro sort of way. It's about keeping a family together and keeping your loved ones safe. It's much more about that heart and emotion than the more splashy stuff you see with the zombies, the action and the horror.

CNN: The hook is "you get to see zombies eat people. Who doesn't love that?" But there's the mental anguish that the viewers are put through.

Kirkman: Yeah, the zombies eat people, and that's cool and everything, but you really care about those people that are getting eaten. You feel for the other characters when they run around, and you hope that the rest of the characters don't get eaten. That's a very important component.

CNN: As executive producer and a writer, how much input do you have on each episode that we see?

Kirkman: Well, I mean, I'm one of the writers in the writers' room. There's a piece of every writer in every episode, little suggestions here and there. Things that make it into the final episode that we sort of throw out on the fly in the writers' room. I, like all the writers, have tremendous influence in terms of what goes into the show. I go on set as a producer, I oversee visual effects with a lot of the other producers; I'm giving notes on edits and cuts. I work hand-in-hand with all the other executive producers and Glen Mazzara in season 3 and craft the show into what it is.

CNN: Speaking of Glen, it was recently announced that he'd be leaving at the end of season 3 for "creative differences." Where do you see the creative direction of the show going?

Kirkman: I think the creative couldn't be at a better place. I think we have a really strong season 3. Moving forward, it's important to note that television is a collaborative medium, and there may be an element that changes from season to season, but the core group, the core people that make "The Walking Dead" what it is, changes a little bit from season to season. The majority of people remain, so the show is still going to have the same flavor. I couldn't be more excited about all the things we're going to be doing in season 4.

CNN: Let's talk about the rest of season 3. What can viewers expect? What are some of the issues and themes that manifest?

Kirkman: I think we have some really cool stuff ahead. If you've seen the first half of the season, you know the people in Woodbury are there. They're led by the Governor, and they're definitely going to be a problem. You got Rick with his people, and they're trying to survive, and you have these two groups who are on this collision course. It's going to be coming to a head. You're going to see big conflicts and pretty huge stakes, and some pretty dangerous things are going to happen to these people. Some of them may not survive. As fast-paced and explosive as the first half of the season has been, we're really going to be upping the ante and escalating things where we reach a finale, where some pretty crazy stuff is going to go down.

CNN: Who do you think is the most compelling character at the moment?

Kirkman: It's really hard to pick. I could gush about every single character. The work that Chandler (Riggs) is doing on Carl is amazing. I think all the actors would agree: Watching his transformation over the first three seasons of this show is a really cool piece of this show. He's been expanding his role in very cool ways, becoming this child soldier that we've gotten to know. He's a character that I would recommend people pay attention to and watch. It's watching these characters grow and change over time. That's really the core aspect, and you don't really see that in a lot of television shows. When you look at season 3, sure, Glenn's there, Rick's there, Daryl Dixon's there -- but they're vastly different than they were in season 1.

CNN: With a show that's become so engaged with its fans, do you pay attention to reactions, either positive or negative?

Kirkman: I've gotten the benefit of working in the comic industry for 10 years. I've always been very tuned in to fan reactions, message boards and all that kind of stuff. I'm pretty good at ignoring the negative comments and not letting them get me too much. There's always going to be negative comments. Honestly, I've learned if you don't have negativity in fan reactions, you're just not reaching enough fans. With "The Walking Dead" being as popular as it is, I actually enjoy the negative comments. We're reaching people to a point where they care so much, they voice their opinions.

CNN: You've written two novels about "The Walking Dead." Have you had talks about turning those into films?

Kirkman: There's always stuff like that thrown out, but there's no plans like that right now. It's enough for "The Walking Dead" to be a television show, a comic, a video game, another video game and another video game. There's quite a lot going on in "The Walking Dead" world. I can't say there's never going to be a movie; it's just not on our radar yet.

CNN: In a perfect world, how many seasons do you see this show lasting?

Kirkman: I think we'd be incredibly fortunate if we were one of those shows that got to go seven seasons. I think that's a good possibility in our future, the way things are going. Hopefully, we'll make it there. At the same time, this is a very unique show. You never know. Personally, if I could wave a magic wand, I'd make it go 20 seasons. This is the kind of story that is exciting to watch these characters grown and change over time. The comic book has been going for a decade and probably will go for another decade, I hope. I have no intention of ending that any time soon. I think there will always be a wealth of story potential in a universe like this

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/07/showbiz/tv/walking-dead-producer/index.html?hpt=hp_bn9
post #3439 of 6194
Great article. Thanks for posting.
post #3440 of 6194
What is the deal with showing the whole series in Black and White, starting this Thursday, they are showing the pilot at 6:30 pm ET followed by episode 2 at 8:00 next Thursday they are showing ep #3 at 8:00 and I think they are showing the entire series in B&W on Thursdays. What is that all about?
post #3441 of 6194
^^^^ A tribute to Romero, maybe? They did show the pilot in b/w a while back, didn't they? Maybe AMC was pleased by the ratings.
post #3442 of 6194
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What is the deal with showing the whole series in Black and White, starting this Thursday, they are showing the pilot at 6:30 pm ET followed by episode 2 at 8:00 next Thursday they are showing ep #3 at 8:00 and I think they are showing the entire series in B&W on Thursdays. What is that all about?

I'm kinda looking forward to seeing the B&W stuff .. not saying I'll watch it all, but it's giving a whole different look and feel to the show ..
post #3443 of 6194
It's more a tribute to the comic, which is in black and white.
post #3444 of 6194
Is anyone else's sound quality dropping in and out?
post #3445 of 6194
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Is anyone else's sound quality dropping in and out?

Came through loud and clear here, Charter cable in Atlanta and we have had moderate to heavy rainfall since before early afternoon.
post #3446 of 6194
No dropouts here either. Watching the rerun as I type this.
post #3447 of 6194
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No dropouts here either. Watching the rerun as I type this.

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Came through loud and clear here, Charter cable in Atlanta and we have had moderate to heavy rainfall since before early afternoon.

Maybe just my set up then, guess I gotta check it out tomorrow, thanks for the reply's
post #3448 of 6194
Audio was fine, but the picture quality was horrid. That's SOP for this show though.
post #3449 of 6194
Yea i was thinking same thing in regards to PQ, I really wish AMC could get this to put out some better PQ, it looked like a bad netflix stream at times.
post #3450 of 6194
I checked Video and Audio quality on Cox HD and Direc tv. The Direc feed was better, barely. They we're both horrible basically. The Cable Co. says its the way they get it. HMMM. Was it me or was last night's episode, kind of underwhelming??? I know Hines Ward was an early Zombie, unclear as to whether he died.
I also thing Talking Dead was fine as a 1/2 hour show, and last night had 2 great guests...
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