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post #4081 of 6194
Maybe he wanted to call Daryl after his suicide mission.

"Mission complete, I died."
post #4082 of 6194
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

What was the deal with Merle grabbing the telephone in the boiler room, that Rick was hearing voices on? Was that just to take the wire to tie up Michone? I thought he packed it in his carrying on bag.
Thought it was weird!

Djoel

They showed that he used the rotary dial wheel to put Michone's fingers in when he tired her up to prevent her from even moving her fingers, they showed a close up of her hands multiple times where you can see this.
post #4083 of 6194
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

They showed that he used the rotary dial wheel to put Michone's fingers in when he tired her up to prevent her from even moving her fingers, they showed a close up of her hands multiple times where you can see this.


I have to rewatch that, I might have missed it when my 2 yr old walked in...Thanks


Djoel
post #4084 of 6194
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

They showed that he used the rotary dial wheel to put Michone's fingers in when he tired her up to prevent her from even moving her fingers, they showed a close up of her hands multiple times where you can see this.

Yeah, I missed that too. Answers the question I had as to why Michonne didn't untie herself from that post while Merle was hot-wiring the car and setting off the alarm.
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

They showed that he used the rotary dial wheel to put Michone's fingers in when he tired her up to prevent her from even moving her fingers, they showed a close up of her hands multiple times where you can see this.

Not really nit picking on the use of the rotary dial, but Michonne must have some mighty thin fingers for that to be used past the knuckles .. I come from the age of the rotary dial .. and removing one from a phone of those days was not as easy as one might think ..

Still, an interesting use of old tech ..
post #4086 of 6194
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Not really nit picking on the use of the rotary dial, but Michonne must have some mighty thin fingers for that to be used past the knuckles .. I come from the age of the rotary dial .. and removing one from a phone of those days was not as easy as one might think ..

Still, an interesting use of old tech ..

It didn't go in past the knuckles if I remember right, it was just over the tips and he was just trying to get her to not be able to use her hands at all. Pretty cool way to do it too.
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No spoilers.

'The Walking Dead': Norman Reedus breaks down that last heartbreaking scene between Daryl and Merle Dixon

Last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead featured one of the show’s most heartbreaking scenes ever as Daryl Dixon found the brother he had finally been reunited with — Merle — hunched over and eating human flesh as a zombie. Not only did Daryl find his big brother dead (or undead, as it were) but he then had to rekill him to put him out of his zombie misery. Now, the man who plays Daryl, Norman Reedus, reveals how he used the loss of his father to prep for the scene, what it all means for the future of his character, and how the cast said goodbye to the man behind Merle, Michael Rooker. He also says to get ready for one insane season finale on Sunday night.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tell me your reaction when you first read the episode or heard what was going down?
NORMAN REEDUS: I was bummed to see Rooker go. He’s such a strong character and such a good actor. He brought so much to the show so I was bummed to see him leave. I would have liked to have explored that relationship a bit more. And he’s always fun to play scenes with so I was bummed about that. I’m bummed every time someone leaves the show, to be honest.

EW: Merle and Daryl are so linked on this show, but you guys didn’t really work a whole lot together. You had the big hallucination episode in season 2, that one episode after you left Woodbury, and then a few big scenes in the last one, but not nearly as much as one would think. What was it like working with Rooker? I’ve seen him on set and the dude is like a spark plug.
REEDUS: He’s a Tasmanian devil, that guy. That’s Rooker. We have such a good rapport as friends and I think that translates to the screen because we just know each other really well and we get along really well and we’re similar in a lot of ways. It just helps. There’s a lot of understood brother stuff that happens that’s not really explained but you can tell. I know what my brother is going to do. I know what my brother thinks and it translates to other scenes when we refer back to each other. He’s nice to bounce with because we have this camaraderie.

EW: How did you prep emotionally for that final scene when you discover Merle as a walker and know you have to put your brother down? What did you draw on or use to get you to that place of just absolute personal devastation?
REEDUS: I listened to some songs that remind me of my dad to start off. My dad passed away a long time ago and it was a big emotional scene when that happened. I listened to a song that reminded me of my dad and sort of thought of that.

EW: What song was it?
REEDUS: It was a Willie Nelson song. When someone dies on the show you want to give them the biggest exit you can. I just wanted to break. I just wanted to collapse on the inside and I wanted to go back to a little kid. I just wanted to be crushed in a way you see my heart break. I wanted to curl into a little ball and be a little kid right there.

EW: That’s what it felt like. It went beyond shock or sadness. It was like a whole other level of pain.
REEDUS: With my dad, there were a lot of things I didn’t know and a lot of questions I would have liked to have asked him. I would have liked to get to know him better. In some ways, it’s kind of like that relationship. We’re two brothers that have been looking for each other. There’s a chance for a new sort of life there. Daryl’s not the same guy he was back then. There are parts of Merle that are changing you can tell during that episode, and there’s this hope out there that things might get better and there’s a chance that we can be other people and take it to a different level and we can grow and maybe start a dialogue that wasn’t there in the beginning. Sort of like my dad, I didn’t get to ask him these questions. I didn’t get to know him on a level I would have liked to have known him. It’s similar.

EW: Is that the hardest scene you’ve had to do on the show so far? On one hand, I could see it maybe being exciting to flex some different acting muscles, but to get to that place where you need to be must be emotionally exhausting.
REEDUS: Going into that, I wasn’t really thinking Oh, let’s nail this. Let’s do a good job. I was more thinking, Oh, f—, here we go, We got to do this. You know what I mean? It wasn’t so much, let me show some acting chops. It was like, Oh, this is gonna suck. Here we go.

EW: You just keep stabbing him in the head over and over at the end. Daryl seems to releasing all this anger at that moment. Is that pent-up anger at his brother? Is it anger at his death? Or maybe a bit of both?
REEDUS: It’s more like anger at this world right now. Rage is one of those things that is fear based. That sort of rage comes from being afraid. Daryl is the type of guy that’s always had his back up against the wall. He’s always had to fight. It’s just at the world and this is my life, and these are the cards I was dealt and it’s just frustration and anger at everything. It’s not just Merle. I’m not like, ” I hate you Merle!” It’s more like “Life sucks! And I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!” It’s more like that.

EW: What does this do to Daryl? Does it make him even more introverted? Or is it a release, a feeling that he can now move on and not be burdened with the problem of his brother? What’s the emotional impact of this on him beyond this scene?
REEDUS: I think it shuts him down a little bit more. I think it hardens him a little more. That rage is still there and I don’t think stabbing him over and over again is releasing that rage. It’s just opening a new door. I would expect Daryl to become more introverted and be a more hardened person. He just grew up a lot right then.

EW: Did you guys give Rooker the standard Death Dinner you have for castmembers after they bite it?
REEDUS: Yeah, we had a nice dinner. Everyone shows up and everyone’s bummed and tears are shed. Castmates are all hugging each other and having drinks and being sad about it. I just talked to Jon Bernthal who still watches the show and he was going on about how good Rooker was. He really brought that character to a whole other level and it could have been such a flat character and a character you’ve seen before, and it wasn’t. So we sat around, had some drinks and talked about what a good job he did and how much we’re gonna miss him.

EW: So what can you say about Sunday’s finale?
REEDUS: It’s explosive. Everybody wants this dude dead. Everybody hates this guy. He’s hell bent on destroying what we have and we’re hell bent on chopping his face off. Every single person wants to kill him, and he’s out for some bloodthirsty revenge. He’s offended everyone on a super personal level. It’s a fleet of bulls smashing into a fleet of elephants. You know what I’m saying.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/03/26/the-walking-dead-norman-reedus-daryl-merle-death/?hpt=hp_t5
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Not really nit picking on the use of the rotary dial, but Michonne must have some mighty thin fingers for that to be used past the knuckles .. I come from the age of the rotary dial .. and removing one from a phone of those days was not as easy as one might think ..

Still, an interesting use of old tech ..

I not only come from the age of rotary dials, I was a telephone installer/repairman in those days. Depending on the model of the phone all you really needed to remove the fingerwheel was a paper clip or pliers/wrench....
post #4089 of 6194
Whats everyone's taping schedule this sunday? Exciting night with WD finale and The Bible finale then Game of Thrones season opener..Sending company home early and getting my G.O.T. beer ready..smile.gif
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Whats everyone's taping schedule this sunday? Exciting night with WD finale and The Bible finale then Game of Thrones season opener..Sending company home early and getting my G.O.T. beer ready..smile.gif

For me its game of thrones + walking dead + talking dead so:

dvr walking dead 9:00
watch game of thrones 9:00
dvr talking dead 10:05
watch walking dead 10:00 (ff commercials)
watch talking dead 10:45 (ff commercials)
all done 11:30
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Whats everyone's taping schedule this sunday? Exciting night with WD finale and The Bible finale then Game of Thrones season opener..Sending company home early and getting my G.O.T. beer ready..smile.gif

Add Amazing Race and Shameless to that list .. I've had to shift a few things to a later time since my DVR only does 2 shows at a time ..
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Originally Posted by taxman48 View Post

Whats everyone's taping schedule this sunday? Exciting night with WD finale and The Bible finale then Game of Thrones season opener..Sending company home early and getting my G.O.T. beer ready..smile.gif

Great question, should get interesting answers. I can wait on GoT, but WD will be at the top of the list. Recording The Bible for future viewing.
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Originally Posted by bobby94928 View Post

I not only come from the age of rotary dials, I was a telephone installer/repairman in those days. Depending on the model of the phone all you really needed to remove the fingerwheel was a paper clip or pliers/wrench....

I haven't used tape in many years. I'm using DVRs to record my shows.
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Whats everyone's taping schedule this sunday? Exciting night with WD finale and The Bible finale then Game of Thrones season opener..Sending company home early and getting my G.O.T. beer ready..smile.gif

Sunday night is going to be a busy time for my DVR. It makes me happy that I have a TiVo Elite with 4 tuners. Here's what's on tap:

8:00 Game of Thrones
8:00 The Walking Dead
8:00 Mr. Selfridge a Masterpiece series presentation on PBS
9:00 Vikings
9:05 Talking Dead
9:30 Californication

What did we do before the advent of the DVR?
post #4095 of 6194
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Sunday night is going to be a busy time for my DVR. It makes me happy that I have a TiVo Elite with 4 tuners. Here's what's on tap:

8:00 Game of Thrones
8:00 The Walking Dead
8:00 Mr. Selfridge a Masterpiece series presentation on PBS
9:00 Vikings
9:05 Talking Dead
9:30 Californication

What...no love for SHAMELESS???
post #4096 of 6194
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What...no love for SHAMELESS???

Shameless is the kind of show that would ordinarily have been in my wheelhouse but I missed the early seasons and didn't want to start in midstream. If the show had been on HBO instead of Showtime it wouldn't have been a problem because I could have used the HBO Go iOS app and caught up by watching it on streaming. Unfortunately, though, The similar app from Showtime works with only a few cable and satellite companies and Cox isn't one of them. Showtime is inferior in other ways too. HBO provides 6 HD channels, Cinemax gives me 4, and both have streaming apps that support use by Cox subscribers, Showtime gives me only 2 HD channels and, as noted, no streaming app. Rest assured, though, if Showtime and Cox ever make a deal for the Showtime streaming app to be supported by Cox, I'll catch up with Shameless.
post #4097 of 6194
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What...no love for SHAMELESS???

Simply Shameful!!!!! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by taxman48 View Post

Whats everyone's taping schedule this sunday? Exciting night with WD finale and The Bible finale then Game of Thrones season opener..Sending company home early and getting my G.O.T. beer ready..smile.gif

If you've been watching the Doctor Who specials the third one is also on Sunday. I am taping Dr. Who, watching TWD and I'll try to catch everything else either on-demand or later in the week.
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What did we do before the advent of the DVR?


We watched a bunch of horsecrap and we liked it.



As for the rotary dial, I did notice the thing on her fingers, but I never put the two together. Pretty smart way to handle those idle fingers.
post #4100 of 6194
Thanks for posting the Reedus interview. It reminded me:

In last week's episode, did you notice how different Daryl's hairdo was? He had some new kind of 'do, sort of like a greasy glam look. Which leads me to other trivial questions I always ask myself:

Who's the hairstylist in their world? Who gives Daryl his coiffeurs? Who maintains Rick's 3-day stubble?
post #4101 of 6194
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Originally Posted by bobby94928 View Post

Simply Shameful!!!!! biggrin.gif

Yeah, you should see the reviews for the Showtime Anytime app in the iTunes store. Not only are Cox subscribers prevented from using it, it won't support mirroring from iOS devices to a big display via Apple TV. Thus it't no surprise that iTunes customers who have reviewed Showtime Anytime give it an average score of 1.5 stars out of 5. When you consider how slick the HBO Go and Max Go apps are, it's clear the Showtime boys are not playing in the major leagues these days.
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Shameless is the kind of show that would ordinarily have been in my wheelhouse but I missed the early seasons and didn't want to start in midstream. If the show had been on HBO instead of Showtime it wouldn't have been a problem because I could have used the HBO Go iOS app and caught up by watching it on streaming. Unfortunately, though, The similar app from Showtime works with only a few cable and satellite companies and Cox isn't one of them. Showtime is inferior in other ways too. HBO provides 6 HD channels, Cinemax gives me 4, and both have streaming apps that support use by Cox subscribers, Showtime gives me only 2 HD channels and, as noted, no streaming app. Rest assured, though, if Showtime and Cox ever make a deal for the Showtime streaming app to be supported by Cox, I'll catch up with Shameless.

Well, first of all, SHOWTIME has more than 2 channels. I have FIOS and there are 8 Showtime channels. If one includes the west coast channel feeds as well, that's 16 Showtime channels! I can't speak to any apps because I never use them...from any channel. Plus, Showtime has all the previous seasons available via OnDemand from Season One on. But if time is at a premium, just start with Season Two...Louise Fletcher (a loooong way from CUCKOO'S NEST!). rocked her character! And it ended with Chloe Webb pretty much reincarnating her Nancy Spungen (SID & NANCY) character. Anyway, apps aside, it sounds like it is more of an issue with Cox and not Showtime. There aren't many shows these days that I can watch and be surprised...but SHAMELESS usually delivers. It's a great 90 minutes when combined with CALIFORNICATION (which I find to be hit-or-miss lately...but I still watch.).
Edited by cinema13 - 3/28/13 at 1:20pm
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Well, first of all, SHOWTIME has more than 2 channels. I have FIOS and there are 8 Showtime channels. If one includes the west coast channel feeds as well, that's 16 Showtime channels!

Cox OKC does carry 8 Showtime channels in SD but only 2 of them are available in HD. Whether that's on Cox or Showtime is a question that is above my pay grade. My main complaint with Showtime, though is that Cox customers can't use their iOS app for iPad and iPhone and even those with service from providers whose service is compatible with Showtime Anytime can't mirror Showtime streaming to a big display via Apple TV. That's just plain inexcusable, it seems to me.

PS: The above was my last word on the subject, I promise. I apologize for continuing down this off topic byway.
post #4104 of 6194
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Well, first of all, SHOWTIME has more than 2 channels. I have FIOS and there are 8 Showtime channels. If one includes the west coast channel feeds as well, that's 16 Showtime channels!

I have fios but have only 6 showtime HD channels -- 10 if you count the west feeds.

Me thinx one of us cant count. tongue.gif
post #4105 of 6194
There are 14 HD feeds for Showtime. Showtime, Showtime 2, Showtime Showcase, Showtime Extreme, Showtime Beyond, Showtime Next and Showtime Women, both in East and West feeds. There is no Showtime Family Zone HD feed.

Nobody carries all of these. Cox in Plus Package markets generally carries Showtime East and West, Showtime Showcase and Showtime Extreme in HD.
post #4106 of 6194
I could tape 3 HD shows at once with my HTPC, then watch Thrones on demand the next day.. biggrin.gif
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I have fios but have only 6 showtime HD channels -- 10 if you count the west feeds.

Me thinx one of us cant count. tongue.gif

Still more than two. And more SHO adds may be coming at the end of the month
post #4108 of 6194
"The Walking Dead" named tv's most deadliest show.. Thats a nice honor for the writers.. more zombies!! eek.gif

http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2013/02/12/16941034-walking-dead-named-tvs-deadliest-show?lite
post #4109 of 6194
While we're completely off topic, Shameless on Directv On-Demand has all 3 Seasons up to date available. and looks like 8HD feeds with one of them being a West feed.
post #4110 of 6194
Find your way back to the topic show guys.

Thanks
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