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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #150 on: March 06, 2019, 01:45:59 PM »
Not too bad, and that is saying something( I am literally just saying something to keep the thread alive). I like the Whisperers and the mythology, fuck this show is finished without them.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #151 on: March 06, 2019, 03:18:47 PM »
I'm not saying it's good, I mean there's a lot of issues still, but it's definitely feeling improved at the moment. Henry needs to get dead though, he's only there to do unrealistically stupid things to cause conflict in the plot and he has an annoying face while doing it.

I think the Whisperers are the last decent storyline in the comics so it's downhill from here.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #152 on: March 07, 2019, 10:29:14 AM »
henry is there to do everything that carl does in the comics i think?

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #153 on: March 07, 2019, 10:59:09 AM »
Yeah he's definitely the Carl surrogate in this story, since they made the baffling decision to kill Carl. Although, given how much Carl's character developed in the show and generally turned into a useful member of the group, it would've been out of character for him to be as much as an infuriating halfwit as Henry is.

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« Reply #154 on: March 07, 2019, 02:37:11 PM »
Yeah he's definitely the Carl surrogate in this story, since they made the baffling decision to kill Carl. Although, given how much Carl's character developed in the show and generally turned into a useful member of the group, it would've been out of character for him to be as much as an infuriating halfwit as Henry is.

my opinion, based on nothing, is that chandler riggs (is that his name? how do i know that off by heart?) asked for a massive pay rise and they decided, what with rick off, that they didnt really need him that much. saying that, maybe andrew lincoln hadn't even quit by then?

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« Reply #155 on: March 09, 2019, 01:17:07 AM »
henry is there to do everything that carl does in the comics i think?

And Enid is the replacement character for Sophia.

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« Reply #156 on: March 09, 2019, 11:20:44 AM »
henry is there to do everything that carl does in the comics i think?

Having not read the comics this fills me with a dread as it suggests he's not going to die any time soon ...

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #157 on: March 11, 2019, 11:53:37 AM »
I'm reading the io9 reviews rather than watching the actual show (I'm three or so seasons behind), but I liked the suggestion that the movie they'll end up watching is The Phantom Menace, just so that everyone has to convince themselves they liked it. Purely for yucks, my choice would be Love Actually.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #158 on: March 12, 2019, 09:45:19 AM »
are the highway men in the comics or a tv creation?

as if he would have survived that fall having smashed his head. ridiculous.

good ep though.

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« Reply #159 on: March 14, 2019, 01:31:41 PM »
are the highway men in the comics or a tv creation?

as if he would have survived that fall having smashed his head. ridiculous.

good ep though.

The Highway Men are unique to the show. Not a bad episode overall, I mean half the characters don't exist in the comic, so its all just as plausible as Beta arising like Michael Myers. In the comics its rumored he is ex WWE or NFL athlete ,but even that shaft fall would end you.

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« Reply #160 on: March 14, 2019, 04:36:37 PM »
The building was a mattress factory, with a dozen of them piled in the shaft.

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« Reply #161 on: March 15, 2019, 02:42:32 PM »
ah very handy.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #162 on: March 16, 2019, 02:05:57 PM »
In the comics its rumored he is ex WWE or NFL athlete ,but even that shaft fall would end you.

Interesting. I had to look him up to make sure it wasn't Kane, as that fight scene was pure WWF. Turns out it's poor old Opie from Sons of Anarchy. Stopped watching pretty soon after he carked it in SOA. Maybe I'll do that with TWD, too.

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« Reply #163 on: March 17, 2019, 11:07:27 PM »
Its Monday again, time to rush home and watch the AMC's The Walking Dead, a Michone heavy episode tonight gals and guys.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #164 on: March 21, 2019, 09:50:17 AM »
Turned it off 20 minutes in, not 19, not 21, but 20 minutes in, first episode I have never finished.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #165 on: March 25, 2019, 10:11:28 PM »
Fuck this show.

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« Reply #166 on: March 26, 2019, 01:17:57 AM »
Still haven't watched but read the rundown this morning over the big comics scene. I feel just reading about it is enough to keep up with it. Surprised at one of the deaths but think they shat it a bit by not following the comics more.

Fear is back in a couple of weeks with Dwight crossing over. Abraham seems to be all buy confirmed for making an appearance in some part of TWD universe going forward as well.

If there's fans of the main show who haven't watched Fear or maybe gave up all I can say is stick with it. It's 1000x more rewarding and so much more interesting and prepared to take risks

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #167 on: March 26, 2019, 11:22:26 PM »
Still haven't watched but read the rundown this morning over the big comics scene. I feel just reading about it is enough to keep up with it. Surprised at one of the deaths but think they shat it a bit by not following the comics more.

Fear is back in a couple of weeks with Dwight crossing over. Abraham seems to be all buy confirmed for making an appearance in some part of TWD universe going forward as well.

If there's fans of the main show who haven't watched Fear or maybe gave up all I can say is stick with it. It's 1000x more rewarding and so much more interesting and prepared to take risks

How is it going to work with Abraham? Surely he is dead in the timeline that runs with the two storylines?

TWD s09e15 The Calm Before -  is def worth a watch, depending on how far gone you are from the series. Looking forward to next weeks episode now and i haven't said that for sometime.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #168 on: March 26, 2019, 11:38:59 PM »
How is it going to work with Abraham? Surely he is dead in the timeline that runs with the two storylines?

TWD s09e15 The Calm Before -  is def worth a watch, depending on how far gone you are from the series. Looking forward to next weeks episode now and i haven't said that for sometime.

I'm assuming hes going to appear in whatever the franchise is branching out with the various one off stories etc.

I think the last one I watched was episode 8 of this series. I've seen a few clips of the latest episode but I'm not real rush to catch up. Excited for Fear though.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #169 on: March 27, 2019, 12:14:10 AM »
Ah, I see.Abraham is going to be in the new spin-off series that has been on the rumour-mill then.

To be honest I have been half watching them really since the 2nd half of series 9 and it has been a struggle to pay attention. I don’t know the names of any of that you new group who are kind of the main protagonists now, it would appear.
I agree that Fear is definitely surpassing TWD in better plot lines and characters now. It has a leaner more exciting story going on too, more in line with what I want out of a TWD tv series.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #170 on: March 27, 2019, 02:11:54 PM »
The prob with the 'Pike' scene is who gives a shit about dem heads, by this point anyone with the vaguest knowledge of the comics knows who will live and who won't and all the best characters who should still be alive are long gone, hell they just made an episode around that narrative tone.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #171 on: March 27, 2019, 03:34:32 PM »
I feel a bit sorry for the Highwaymen, who never even got to see the movie. That said, I reckon it was Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (once the kids had been sent off to bed) so they may have dodged a bullet (but not a pike).

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #172 on: April 02, 2019, 09:07:24 PM »
Wow, what a season finale that was, eh viewers?! Like Dr Zhivago with zombies, but somehow even more boring.

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« Reply #173 on: April 03, 2019, 01:38:29 AM »
I remember it featured snow, that's all I really remember.

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #174 on: April 03, 2019, 09:06:56 AM »
Negan will be in charge by the time Rick comes back.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #175 on: April 03, 2019, 11:51:11 AM »
How many more times can they do the "big bad villain that the gang need to overthrow"  before people watching simultaneously realise this is a very rigid formula

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« Reply #176 on: April 03, 2019, 12:24:13 PM »
Negan will be in charge by the time Rick comes back.

They do seem intent on giving him a face turn.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #177 on: April 03, 2019, 01:08:37 PM »
Anyone else get the feeling that they wanted to do a big setpiece for the river crossing, with the ice cracking and zombies falling in and freezing immediately, but the AMC budget department went '.... naaah' so they just had them emerge from under some polystyrene balls instead. Given that it was about the only bit of drama in the show, it was hugely underwhelming

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Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #178 on: April 03, 2019, 03:18:36 PM »
Very anti-climactic - I was at least expecting that huge herd of walkers to be released in their direction.  Who was supposed to be on the radio at the end?

Re: The Walking Dead S9
« Reply #179 on: April 03, 2019, 10:36:46 PM »
How many more times can they do the "big bad villain that the gang need to overthrow"  before people watching simultaneously realise this is a very rigid formula

It worked when they got the tone right, I think Neil Morrissey "guvna" got it right, since then they've not been been able to nail it, I don't think J.D Morgan is a bad choice for Neegan, but they have fucked up the tone of what he should be and the narrative arc. I think Andrew Lincoln saying "see ya later mate", on top of  the show having already made many divergences from the source material really sealed the deal. There are times when this programme hits the tone perfectly, hell even when its not based on source material, Beth and Noah in the police run hospital is a good example. I think they have cost problems.