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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

congrats on the 10,000th post:)

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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Ha, thanks I didn't even notice! biggrin.gif

We agree. I have been around here for so long and am such a prolix poster I don't pay any attention to my post count and hope that nobody else does either. smile.gif

On to the show. I thought the midseason finale was terrific. Seeing the Gov get his just deserts at long last was richly rewarding and the death of the kindly and wise Herschel was moving. I give The Walking Dead high marks for not being afraid to kill of longtime characters, even those as lovable as Herschel. The death of Shane was equally shocking but a lot less emotional than Herschel's demise, I thought. I kind of laughed when Kirk Acevedo's character died. As another poster noted, Acevedo's characters have been doing a lot of that lately. This reminded me of a character in the old musical, The Fantasticks. The character played an Indian in a traveling troupe and was known as, The Man Who Dies, because he did a lot of that in his troupe's shows.
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Each year, the Writers Guild of America picks the top 101 Best Written TV series of all time ..

http://www.wga.org/uploadedfiles/news_and_events/101_TV_Series/tv101list-press.pdf

It is telling that WD did not make the list .. that does not make me any less of a fan .. although I do enjoy reading the "roasts" that get posted on the thread, in reflection, I'd have to say for me, it's a guilty pleasure of escapism, investment in some of the characters, a great love of Horror related material that dates back to the 1950's with me and the idea that mankind's worst nightmare is ourselves.

I don't understand the list. In some cases, they reference only a single episode. Yet the list is supposed to be for the best written series. Which is it?
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Originally Posted by mnevar View Post

I don't understand the list. In some cases, they reference only a single episode. Yet the list is supposed to be for the best written series. Which is it?

The list I pull up references the numeric order of what TWG voted .. no single episodes that I see .. ? ? confused.gif
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

congrats on the 10,000th post:)

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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Each year, the Writers Guild of America picks the top 101 Best Written TV series of all time ..

http://www.wga.org/uploadedfiles/news_and_events/101_TV_Series/tv101list-press.pdf

It is telling that WD did not make the list .. that does not make me any less of a fan .. although I do enjoy reading the "roasts" that get posted on the thread, in reflection, I'd have to say for me, it's a guilty pleasure of escapism, investment in some of the characters, a great love of Horror related material that dates back to the 1950's with me and the idea that mankind's worst nightmare is ourselves.

Couldn't agree more. Although the list contained a bunch of my favorite shows, the exclusion of The Walking Dead puzzled me too. I was pleased to see that what is probably my favorite current show, Justified, and my all time number one favorite, Deadwood, both made the cut. That takes a bit of the sting out of The Walking Dead having been left off the list.
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Couldn't agree more. Although the list contained a bunch of my favorite shows, the exclusion of The Walking Dead puzzled me too. I was pleased to see that what is probably my favorite current show, Justified, and my all time number one favorite, Deadwood, both made the cut. That takes a bit of the sting out of The Walking Dead having been left off the list.

Ditto on both those shows .. although the top of my list is still "Breaking Bad" for an ended show and "Game of Thrones" for a current show .. with WD not that far behind .. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

The list I pull up references the numeric order of what TWG voted .. no single episodes that I see .. ? ? confused.gif

I Love Lucy, Get Smart both say Pilot. Andy Griffith, The Odd Couple both say Episode 1. SNL says season 1
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Ditto on both those shows .. although the top of my list is still "Breaking Bad" for an ended show and "Game of Thrones" for a current show .. with WD not that far behind .. wink.gif

I should have mentioned Breaking Bad. My bad! I rewatched the entire series when a marathon was shown as a run up to the series finale and was blown away all over again. Breaking Bad does indeed belong at or near the top of any list of all time best written shows.
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I wish Vince Gilligan would offer some tips to Kirkman...eek.gif

AMC is probably happier with TWD's ratings than the acclaim from MM and BB.
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As for the island idea, wouldn't the walkers eventually just figure out to walk on the bottom, under the water, until they walked up on the beach/edge of the island? It's not like they have to breath or anything.
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Originally Posted by JoeTiVo View Post

As for the island idea, wouldn't the walkers eventually just figure out to walk on the bottom, under the water, until they walked up on the beach/edge of the island? It's not like they have to breath or anything.

Well they don't have any intelligence apart from walking towards noise and warm bodies so it's not as if they can figure out the best way to cross water to get to a distant target. Plus if you pick an island surrounded by ocean, deep lake or river current they would never get there anyway.

Ocracoke island has a ferry service and great fish diners, I'll meet everyone there in the event of the dead rising from the grave. biggrin.gif
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I should have mentioned Breaking Bad. My bad! I rewatched the entire series when a marathon was shown as a run up to the series finale and was blown away all over again. Breaking Bad does indeed belong at or near the top of any list of all time best written shows.

 



Agree and Badfinger's "Baby Blue" playing during the end scene was just pure genius.
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Originally Posted by JoeTiVo View Post

As for the island idea, wouldn't the walkers eventually just figure out to walk on the bottom, under the water, until they walked up on the beach/edge of the island? It's not like they have to breath or anything.

 



Sharks and other large fish would get em.
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Originally Posted by JoeTiVo View Post

As for the island idea, wouldn't the walkers eventually just figure out to walk on the bottom, under the water, until they walked up on the beach/edge of the island? It's not like they have to breath or anything.

 



Sharks and other large fish would get em.

Nope. This has been explored already. There would be shark zombie fights.
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We've seen a few tidbits on walkers and water now. A few weeks back we saw one of the Governor's prey under water, chained, and very much alive and willing to bite. This week we saw another biter smile.gif walk into the water and get swept downstream. I have to believe that water is going to come up in a big way soon...
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Remember the one that was trapped down in the well in Hershel's farm?

They were relieved not to have drunk that well water after they found him.

But as it turns out, they're all infected anyways.
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Remember the one that was trapped down in the well in Hershel's farm?

They were relieved not to have drunk that well water after they found him.

But as it turns out, they're all infected anyways.

They're all infected with the zombie virus, but I think they should probably still be woried about getting other illnesses from the rotting flesh. That could kill you quick in the environment they are in.
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Staying at the apartment, eating beef sticks doesn't look so bad now
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Ha!
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Originally Posted by snowcat View Post

Judith certainly appears dead to me. She is supposed to die at the prison, and having her eaten by zombies is actually less traumatic than the way the comic book does it. Hershel dies at the prison in the comics as well. This episode was definitely an homage to the comic book (unlike most episodes), even the "don't look back" line by Rick to Carl.

Great episode, but I wasn't as emotionally drained by it as some because it was so much like the comic.
First time in a long time that there was an episode much like the comic book.
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here is a good video on the theory that baby judith is alive..with video footage..: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWJjSO5LvOU
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Whoa: No. 1 show in 18-34s is on cable
'Walking Dead' beat every other show in the demo this fall
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Dec. 5, 2013

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has broken all sorts of cable records this fall.

But this might be the most impressive one.

“Dead” wrapped up the first half of its fourth season on Saturday as the No. 1 series among adults 18-34 on broadcast or cable this season, the first time ever that a cable program has claimed that title.

The zombie drama averaged a 7.34 rating among 18-34s in eight outings this fall, according to Nielsen data analyzed by Horizon Media, finishing just ahead of “SNF,” which has posted a 7.14 rating.

The program also did well among 18-49s, though it wasn’t as popular as football. “Dead” averaged a 6.62 in 18-49s compared to an 8.11 for “SNF.”

“Dead” was the top-rated scripted series on broadcast or cable this fall, with the No. 2 show, CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” well behind with a 4.92.

“Dead” attracts a very young audience, at a time when these young people are watching less and less traditional (i.e. live) television.

The program averaged a 33.2 median age, Horizon finds. That’s younger than all but two programs on the Big Four, Fox’s “American Dad” (32.4) and “Family Guy” (33.1).

Most importantly, “Dead” serves to further blur the lines between broadcast and cable.

Most people under 34 have never known a world without cable TV. They grew up with it as kids, watching Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, and they don’t really differentiate between cable and broadcast, other than knowing that cable channels tend to be higher up the dial.

By contrast, older viewers remember when there were just three choices on TV, and they’ve been trained to go to those channels first when they switch on the tube. Cable is more of an afterthought.

As these demos age, the line between cable and broadcast will continue to blur more and more, and cable outrating everything on broadcast will become more of the norm.

For now, though, it’s still the exception.
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Only thing is, is the show going to target the under 34s and you get more contradictory plots.
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

By contrast, older viewers remember when there were just three choices on TV, and they’ve been trained to go to those channels first when they switch on the tube. Cable is more of an afterthought.

Boy do i disagree with that statement. I am 65, and while i watch plenty of shows on the regular networks, i always sit and check out all my favorite cable stations every single day to see whats on at night, and sometimes i watch the shows live and sometimes i put them on the DVR. I watch a TON of cable shows, and a lot of my friends are exactly the same way. We have a lot of shows on auto-record on the DVR, and probably more of them are on cable then on the networks.

I think that the new generation, the people like me just hitting 65 are WAY different then the prior older generation. We are much younger thinking and acting, and are nothing like our parents were at age 65. Its a shame that advertisers ignore us, for many times, WE are the ones with the money to buy things. And no, we are not all buying Depends and Metamucil.

I love The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Bates Motel, Falling Skies, and a million other cable shows about cars, science, sci-fi, etc. My wife even wastes her time watching all the stupid decorating and real estate and bride shows on cable!! Blech!!!

Ok, so there is a rant from an old fart!!!!

Anyway, now i will be in withdrawal until the new season starts, i believe thats in February isnt it?
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I did a study and found that most people under 34 grew up not knowing a world without their head up their own arses.
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I am 65

Its a shame that advertisers ignore us, for many times, WE are the ones with the money to buy things.

Anyway, now i will be in withdrawal until the new season starts, i believe thats in February isnt it?

See you cant remember when it comes back thats why advertisers are afraid youll see a commercial then forget what product it was. biggrin.gif

Its actually not a new season just a continuation of season 4 & it starts 2/9/14 week after Super Bowl XLVIII in NY/NJ woot woot.
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

Whoa: No. 1 show in 18-34s is on cable
'Walking Dead' beat every other show in the demo this fall
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Dec. 5, 2013

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has broken all sorts of cable records this fall.

But this might be the most impressive one.

“Dead” wrapped up the first half of its fourth season on Saturday as the No. 1 series among adults 18-34 on broadcast or cable this season, the first time ever that a cable program has claimed that title.

That is remarkable. I had no idea when if ever a cable show would draw more viewers than any broadcast network show but now The Walking Dead has done it.

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Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

Boy do i disagree with that statement. I am 65, and while i watch plenty of shows on the regular networks, i always sit and check out all my favorite cable stations every single day to see whats on at night, and sometimes i watch the shows live and sometimes i put them on the DVR. I watch a TON of cable shows, and a lot of my friends are exactly the same way. We have a lot of shows on auto-record on the DVR, and probably more of them are on cable then on the networks.

Yeah, I am a TV Viewer of a Certain Age too but long ago weened myself from accepting whatever the Big 4 was offering as my default. Now, in stark contrast, I look askance at network offerings. All other things being equal, I prefer to take my chances with cable before getting into another network show that will end up being disappointing.
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

That is remarkable.
I had no idea when if ever a cable show would draw more viewers than any broadcast network show but now The Walking Dead has done it.

Its still just a segmented demo though.

Kinda like saying a show on NICK beat all broadcast shows in the K2-11 demo.
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Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

Boy do i disagree with that statement. I am 65, and while i watch plenty of shows on the regular networks, i always sit and check out all my favorite cable stations every single day to see whats on at night, and sometimes i watch the shows live and sometimes i put them on the DVR. I watch a TON of cable shows, and a lot of my friends are exactly the same way. We have a lot of shows on auto-record on the DVR, and probably more of them are on cable then on the networks.

I think that the new generation, the people like me just hitting 65 are WAY different then the prior older generation. We are much younger thinking and acting, and are nothing like our parents were at age 65. Its a shame that advertisers ignore us, for many times, WE are the ones with the money to buy things. And no, we are not all buying Depends and Metamucil.

I love The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Bates Motel, Falling Skies, and a million other cable shows about cars, science, sci-fi, etc. My wife even wastes her time watching all the stupid decorating and real estate and bride shows on cable!! Blech!!!

Ok, so there is a rant from an old fart!!!!

Anyway, now i will be in withdrawal until the new season starts, i believe thats in February isnt it?

Depends and metamucil are the hip new thing for the kids these days. Probably because all of you 65 year olds aren't using them.
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I'll take Depends and metamucil over buttchugging.
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I'll take Depends and metamucil over buttchugging.

I don't even want to know.
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