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The Walking Dead S9
« on: October 03, 2018, 07:37:59 AM »
Well who would have thunk it. Apparently Samantha Morton is going to be playing quite a familiar character in it, to those who read the comic, or still bother. I have to say both tv and comic are not to gripping anymore but I am quite interested by this.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/the-walking-dead/news/a862066/walking-dead-season-9-casts-whisperers-leader-alpha-samantha-morton-magna/

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 03:08:37 PM »
First 5 mins was released the other day. There was also some details about the filming of Rick's last scene in an interview with Norman Reedus. Could take anything from it though. Bit vague.

I posted in the Fear thread about one if the characters from that definitely coming back in the WD universe which I thought was interesting. Didn't say Fear explicitly so I wonder if he could turn up in TWD.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 04:11:37 PM »
Writing out Rick is surely going to be a disaster for the show as he’s the core, the character we’ve followed from the start, and he’s pretty difficult to be bothered about now as it is. I can’t imagine many people being that invested in any of the other regulars, I’m certainly not. Hopefully there will be a bonfire of the regulars, something I wish for every year.

When does it restart?

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 04:24:19 PM »
Wow, series ten million already.

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 04:42:24 PM »
Writing out Rick is surely going to be a disaster for the show as he’s the core, the character we’ve followed from the start, and he’s pretty difficult to be bothered about now as it is. I can’t imagine many people being that invested in any of the other regulars, I’m certainly not. Hopefully there will be a bonfire of the regulars, something I wish for every year.

When does it restart?

Sunday. Rick's the only character left who's story I'm interested in so I can't see myself continuing on with this after he goes.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 08:29:51 PM »
They're planning to make Daryl the new lead character after Rick goes, are they not?

Sod that. Let Negan out to slaughter everyone.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 08:37:55 PM »
Sunday. Rick's the only character left who's story I'm interested in so I can't see myself continuing on with this after he goes.

What's his story? Isn't it everyone else's story?

I don't think Rick's departure will leave as much of a hole in the show as many seem to think.

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2018, 09:16:54 PM »
What's his story? Isn't it everyone else's story?

I don't think Rick's departure will leave as much of a hole in the show as many seem to think.

As much as it's an ensemble now, it very much started out as his. I just don't really give much of a shit if the rest lived or died.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2018, 09:21:22 PM »
I stopped watching just before brains were splattered with a baseball bat because I'm a pussy but if I had carried on watching I definitely would have stopped once Rick has gone.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018, 10:01:57 PM »
As much as it's an ensemble now, it very much started out as his. I just don't really give much of a shit if the rest lived or died.

I concur. In fact I’d actively like to see the rest die.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2018, 10:44:47 AM »
They're planning to make Daryl the new lead character after Rick goes, are they not?

If he's the new lead I wonder if he'll start having dialogue?

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2018, 10:53:48 AM »
Scott Wilson who played Hershel has died. This article says he's in S9. Another flashback character?

https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/07/the-walking-dead-actor-dies-76-due-to-complications-with-leukemia-8012892/

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 05:29:50 PM »
The S9 premiere didn't suck.

It didn't feature a lot of characters mopping around and delivering tirades about the nature of evil and justice.

It had some action.

Maggie isn't pregnant anymore.

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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2018, 07:34:41 PM »
Is that a spoiler or did they just sweep that storyline under the rug - think the timeline of last season indicated that the pregnancy storyline wasn’t a goer

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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2018, 09:17:34 PM »
It was so so, but Maggie's character is just not interesting in any sense.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2018, 10:40:04 PM »
Why the fuck did they carry on walking on the cracking glass when they could easily have gone around it? Why the fuck are people who have survived for years still being as dumb as shit around walkers? Why was the dozen or so walkers a reason to shit bricks and panic about taking the cart with them? Why didn't they just wipe them out and go about their business? The show went to great lengths to show how skilled everyone was at putting them down with little fuss.

And next episode...Negan. hoo. ray.

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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2018, 01:07:00 AM »
That was boring. Nothing going for it at all.

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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2018, 11:58:14 AM »
That truly was a boring mess. I do like the idea of Maggie going full tyrant, but beyond that it was more speeches and discussions and exposition. I have to say that as bad as the writing can be, I don't ever remember being so truly disengaged and bored by this show before. Maybe I can make the break guys? But the Whisperers are coming, and Samantha Morton, and..........ARGH!!

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2018, 01:14:54 PM »
Just watched this and the first episode on Z Nation season 5. The latter was ~300 times better.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2018, 02:18:17 PM »
That started off well: the world-building, which made me think of Planet of the Apes and Day of the Dead, was good. But then it just got stupider and stupider. Gregory's death was long overdue; there's no way a character so obviously duplicitous would have lasted that long. But do they really think the kids are going to be traumatised by seeing him hanged? This is a world in which dead people WALK AROUND AND EAT YOU, FFS! You'd have thought they have toughened up by now.

MIght have to go back and watch the rest of FtWD now, but after three episodes of the last series, I couldn't escape the feeling that Scott Gimple had dragged it down to the level of TWD.

Oh yeah, we were also supposed to not only feel sympathetic to some random red shirt, but also his grieving parents, in a totally unearned story arc that would have given Derek whiplash. Really, really bad writing.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2018, 10:44:54 PM »
So was that Maggie's baby? When did she give birth? Has some time passed or did i forget something?

Why do I care?

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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2018, 11:53:04 PM »
So was that Maggie's baby? When did she give birth? Has some time passed or did i forget something?

Why do I care?

18 months. And yet in that 18 months no-one else seemed to die.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2018, 12:30:05 AM »
That was so dull. I can't believe they thought that would be a satisfactory opener. I've watched every season and despite how bad it has been at points, I've never really thought about stopping. This week I almost gave up on the show entirely half way through the episode. If this is the pace that has been set and the story they want to tell, I'm finally hopping off.

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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2018, 12:41:48 AM »
That was so dull. I can't believe they thought that would be a satisfactory opener. I've watched every season and despite how bad it has been at points, I've never really thought about stopping. This week I almost gave up on the show entirely half way through the episode. If this is the pace that has been set and the story they want to tell, I'm finally hopping off.

After they left the museum it went right downhill.

The worst part of the whole episode was when they were taking the stuff back from the museum. The wagon got stuck and a handful of walkers appeared. They decided to shit themselves and run away. Yet when whatshisface went back and got bit they all ran to his aide then easily took down the walker threat.

Why didn't they just do that in the first place? As soon as that happened I knew things were going to be written as ridiculous as they were before.

Hoping Rick leaves before episode 6 so I can finally get this to fuck.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2018, 08:15:19 AM »
After they left the museum it went right downhill.

The worst part of the whole episode was when they were taking the stuff back from the museum. The wagon got stuck and a handful of walkers appeared. They decided to shit themselves and run away. Yet when whatshisface went back and got bit they all ran to his aide then easily took down the walker threat.

Why didn't they just do that in the first place? As soon as that happened I knew things were going to be written as ridiculous as they were before.

Hoping Rick leaves before episode 6 so I can finally get this to fuck.

How the fuck did that walker manage to sneak up on whatshisface anyway? Utterly ridiculous.

Also if the writers had been bold they would have killed off Rick in the opening episode. BOOM! POWER VACUUM! Everybody knows he's off anyway and would have been expecting a long, drawn-out affair. They missed a trick to inject some excitement.

BOOM!

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2018, 08:17:32 AM »
The S9 premiere didn't suck.

It didn't feature a lot of characters mopping around and delivering tirades about the nature of evil and justice.

It had some action.

Maggie isn't pregnant anymore.

I think if you're that worried about clean floors during the zombie apocalypse, you need to get your priorities straight.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2018, 11:54:38 AM »
Viewing figures for episode 1 were only 6.1m almost half of the series 8 opener.

http://cultbox.co.uk/news/the-walking-dead-season-nine-premiere-ratings-are-lowest-ever

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2018, 04:59:12 AM »
I reckon the horses should win. The people are tits and the dead people are just spiteful.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2018, 08:29:50 PM »
A lot better this week. I couldn't make out what was happening in the second to last scene because it was dark and the sun was beaming into my living room. I have a good guess but if anyone watches it could they let me know.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2018, 11:34:30 PM »
A lot better this week. I couldn't make out what was happening in the second to last scene because it was dark and the sun was beaming into my living room. I have a good guess but if anyone watches it could they let me know.

I couldn’t really tell either, it did look like it could be a plane or helicopter but not sure. Wonder who the person in the last trope scene was as well. Def improvement on last week, still loads of cringe shit in it though. The latest comic is not much better these days, it feels like the ideas are drying up although I am reading monthly now as would be TPs before so that makes a difference I would say.