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The Walking Dead Season 3
d^
Melbourne, Victoria
1208 posts
So The Walking Dead Season 3 has started, watching episode 1 right now. This can be the general discussion thread for it.
03:17pm 15/10/12 Permalink
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03:17pm 15/10/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9434 posts
NO SPOILERS !

or use the spoiler code


Starts tomorrow night on Foxtel FX-HD



last edited by FaceMan at 15:27:39 15/Oct/12
03:26pm 15/10/12 Permalink
Mordecai
Victoria
1466 posts
Spoiler:
It has zombies in it.
03:41pm 15/10/12 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
6224 posts
awesome first ep, loving it.
03:57pm 15/10/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7695 posts
I never got into the TV Series, but after being spoiled by the Telltale games, is it worth watching?
06:05pm 15/10/12 Permalink
konstie
Melbourne, Victoria
2012 posts
I never got into the TV Series, but after being spoiled by the Telltale games, is it worth watching?


Yes.
06:25pm 15/10/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20005 posts
This coming season looks pretty good, and apparently deals with one of the most popular arcs from the comics (I haven't read the comics, but the first thing ANYONE seems to mention about the Walking Dead comics is the Governer stuff).
06:35pm 15/10/12 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
217 posts
OMFG EPIC!!!!!!
07:16pm 15/10/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16028 posts
rick copied lee.

awesome ep
07:30pm 15/10/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5322 posts
the first thing ANYONE seems to mention about the Walking Dead comics is the Governer stuff


Yeah, this arc involves some pretty f***ed up s***.
It's shaping up to be an awesome ride.
07:32pm 15/10/12 Permalink
Zoidberg
Brisbane, Queensland
89 posts
I never got into the TV Series, but after being spoiled by the Telltale games, is it worth watching?


if you wanted the minimum you could probably get by with season 1 then season 2 eps ( 1,2, 7, 9,10,11,12) even ep 9 is really only important for the last few minutes

I am really looking forward to season 3, the talk is that they have apparently fixed a lot of the issues of pacing and s***iness that plagued (giggle) s2. Plus they also are getting more $$$ for this season as well from AMC finally.
08:55pm 15/10/12 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
2420 posts
Great start to the seasons Spoiler:
way more survivors in the prison then in the comic, spose they had to add some more characters since they killed heaps off


can't wait for the rest.

Governor was my favorite story line but the recent story line in the comics is pretty top s*** too.
10:31pm 15/10/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20008 posts
Awesome first ep, think they killed more zombies in that episode than the entire show to date.
10:48pm 15/10/12 Permalink
Linker
Brisbane, Queensland
1676 posts
I don't remember if it was so violent before, because GODDAM! S*** was epic.

Looking forward to more :)
11:45pm 15/10/12 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4380 posts
I hope they don't pussy out and keep some of the more f***ed up s*** in.
11:56pm 15/10/12 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
12928 posts
It was a great episode and the season looks good. I like the progression of attitude to the walkers, really starting to take it to them.

IMO spoilers from the TV SHOW should be ok, and spoilers reserved for stuff that's in the comics. Just like GOT, discussion about what's happened to date on air is fine! Why you'd read a thread about the show if you're not up to date (and hate spoilers) beats me.
12:23am 16/10/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19207 posts
"Just got word back from Corporate. We need you to step up the body count."
12:47am 16/10/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7301 posts
Excellent comeback. In the previous seasons all they did was walk, complain and do stupid things to jeopardise each others' lives. Now they actually have some experience and are coordinating well as a single unit, following smart decisions and killing/surviving in a creative way - which is fairly fresh for zombie shows/movies.
NO SPOILERS !

or use the spoiler code

I disagree. The general accepted rule is that if it's aired somewhere in the world, then it's ok to discuss it. We can't cater for everyone's viewing habits and schedules. Don't read the thread if you're behind (even if it's just a day or two).
11:35am 16/10/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
20996 posts
First ep was much better than usual. Still skipped thru the boring parts but the action and gore is first class.
12:05pm 16/10/12 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4095 posts
Pretty good start, though a bit annoyed they didnt flesh out sword-girl as a character any further. Felt like her and Andrea's brief screentime was just to remind you that yes, they still exist.
12:44pm 16/10/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17355 posts
Still skipped thru the boring parts but the action and gore is first class


why would you bother if you're not even going to follow the story?

i think it's hilarious you're to that point with it, yet still watch
01:19pm 16/10/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
20997 posts
I was at that point in season one. lol
01:28pm 16/10/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5323 posts
Pretty good start, though a bit annoyed they didnt flesh out sword-girl as a character any further.

I wouldn't worry about it, it's coming. :D
01:30pm 16/10/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17357 posts
rev you're either full of s*** or trolling, therefore still full of s***

why would you keep downloading 3 seqsons in if that were the cas
02:39pm 16/10/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
20998 posts
Because it has good action thru-out the show. I just find the dialogue between the characters in the downtime boring. Sorta like watching a porno.
03:30pm 16/10/12 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
1831 posts
I'm surprised he hasn't told us how much better WoW is yet.
05:01pm 16/10/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19209 posts
that's a great analogy, rev.
07:11pm 16/10/12 Permalink
WetWired
Brisbane, Queensland
6089 posts
Spoiler for the comics, it gives away info that in the parallel timeline to the show has already happened so it doesn't spoil anything in the show.

Spoiler:
Hersehel seems to be taking Dales place by losing the leg, In the comics Dale survived the farm and loses his leg during the prison story arc
11:20pm 16/10/12 Permalink
csirac
Brisbane, Queensland
2750 posts
And wetwired gets the ball going on the snowballing s****torm that was the GoT thread lol.
12:08am 17/10/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7305 posts
Poor Hershel couldn't tap X fast enough ...
03:25am 17/10/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1980 posts
Excellent comeback. In the previous seasons all they did was walk, complain and do stupid things to jeopardise each others' lives. Now they actually have some experience and are coordinating well as a single unit, following smart decisions and killing/surviving in a creative way - which is fairly fresh for zombie shows/movies.


Like wander down darkened corridors, and not stop to introduce head trauma to any corpses that don't appear to have previously-inflicted head trauma? Herschel says "hi"
04:49am 17/10/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6062 posts
I like Mordecais spoiler at the top of the thread. Given some S02 episodes, it actually is a spoiler.

Great opening Ep, loved it.
08:24am 17/10/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4799 posts
Excellent comeback. In the previous seasons all they did was walk, complain and do stupid things to jeopardise each others' lives. Now they actually have some experience and are coordinating well as a single unit, following smart decisions and killing/surviving in a creative way.
Only something minor about that, but when they were gearing up with bullet proof vests... firstly zombies dont use guns, and secondly maybe have the chicks wear long sleeved shirts or something, but then you dont have the asian guy "checking for scratches".

And wouldnt you be putting a knife through the head of everything dead by this point?
Other than that though, seems better than last seasons opener with the "Hey its all clear" "wait where did those 500 zombies come from"
07:49pm 17/10/12 Permalink
JakeG
Thailand
1122 posts
If we are gonna poke holes in the logic of it all...

Shouldn't they all be wearing goggles and masks covering their mouth - or do they not 'turn' when zombie blood gets in their eyes / mouth.

They love smashing a zombie head open with a hammer and have blood splatter going everywhere.
07:59pm 17/10/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6064 posts
They're already infected. So Blood splatter wouldn't matter so much.

Not sure what the bite does, if it accelerate/instigates the change or just leads to blood loss / trauma then death which is the cause for zombification.
08:11pm 17/10/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4800 posts
I think the "classic" zombie lore is everyone who dies becomes a zombie, and zombie bites are always fatal.
I think blondies sister was bitten in season one.
08:32pm 17/10/12 Permalink
cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
1826 posts
I'm glad I skipped most of season 1 and season 2 and went straight to 3.

Less emo, heads getting sliced off zombies.
09:29pm 17/10/12 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2177 posts
That was one hell of an opening scene/start to s3. Normally I'm pretty picky about TV but I can't say I've found the show to be overly boring like some of you. Maybe I'm just a sucker for zombies... Sure it's no Magnum P.I. or Simon and Simon, but it'll do just fine.

Having said that there are a few plot holes, gloss overs etc, which you'd think given the scrutiny by the larger nerd and geek community (and how we love to pick s*** to pieces) the writers would have ensured a watertight script this time around.

A couple for me were:

1) Why was the prison 'unlocked'? They pretty much just marched in through unlocked doors and were able to take refuge in unlocked rooms. Did someone go around unlocking all the doors when they realised the prison was being overrun with the undead "just in case"?
2) They don't mention the smell. Now they are probably used to it by now but they have mostly been outside and in a secure(?) farmhouse. Littered with bodies and what not, and closed up for any length of time that prison would need a serious nozzle worth of Glen 20. But nope. Sweet as bro.
3) Pregnant lady doesn't walk like she's pregnant. She looks like a lady with a cushion shoved up her shirt.
4) The blood spray was also a concern. The first thing you'd get would be s***loads of surgical gloves/rubber gloves, wrap your hands with bandages, bits of material etc. Glasses, goggles and surgical masks or bandanas, handkerchiefs etc

They're already infected. So Blood splatter wouldn't matter so much. Not sure what the bite does, if it accelerate/instigates the change or just leads to blood loss / trauma then death which is the cause for zombification.


What are you basing this on? They may be dormant carriers or immune or just not infected. My guess is the virus is like HIV/AIDS where blood/body fluid contact has to be made eg old matey who gets dripped in the eye. A bite is game over because it actively changes the person from living to living dead through blood contact. It's not about blood loss or trauma.
In other movies/books etc if the person dies of natural causes, i.e. not through contact with a zombie, either during the outbreak or prior to the outbreak, they still rise up and thirst for brains. Zombies claw their way out of graves etc This suggests less a virus and more a supernatural effect.
I think modern zombies movies tend to viral outbreak and therefore there would have to be contact.

I shall consult my Zombie Survival Guide for more info.
11:13pm 17/10/12 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2178 posts
PS Death can be avoided if bitten on an extremity and the limb is unceremoniously hacked off (preferably with an axe or chainsaw) before infected blood reaches the rest of the body. It's a last resort but I feel like it's unlikely that, unless the victim was standing next to a running table saw or similar and the amputator was quick on the draw, this would actually work.

Still, it worked for Ash, and he was working solo.

Any doctors here who can confirm/deny using a similar real life situation eg a potentially fatal snakebite (given there was no other options) that "lopping it off at the wrist" would stop poison/venom/zombie juice getting into the rest of the bloodstream? Worth a shot I guess.

Food for thought.

last edited by IncrEdible_vEgetable at 23:22:37 17/Oct/12
11:20pm 17/10/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20022 posts
What are you basing this on?


How about the end of Season 1 where the CDC guy tells Rick they're all already infected? Or the end of Season 2 where Rick tells everyone else they're all already infected? Was a pretty major plot point, not some little sidenote.
03:30am 18/10/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6065 posts
You can slow, almost to the point of stopping, Snake poison with proper use of compression bandages. But it's not a 100% stop so traces of the poison/virus would get through. As I said though, they're all already infected so there would have to be some other explination as to why the bite would instigate/accelerate the change... maybe poisin salavia :p ? Which would mean that lopping off the limb (if done quick enough) would actually, sometimes, work.

I doubt the guards, fleeing for their life, would stop to lock the gates behind them. This would allow them passage from the outside to some pretty sensitive areas (security areas where the guards ran from/others didn't make it out from) After they found the first set of keys, movement is unrestricted. Also, most cell blocks have a mass unlock feature, so it makes sense that all the cells in a block would be unlocked.
08:50am 18/10/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16038 posts
the virus from a zombie bite is probably more potent strain than the airborn one that they're already infected with. that's why a bite will kill and reanimate them and the airborn only reanimates if you die from some other cause.
09:54am 18/10/12 Permalink
Crunch
Perth, Western Australia
1100 posts
All I can say is - thank f*** this show is back. I thought board walk empire would fill my tv void but no.

And finally, someone is using A SWORD. Who'd have thought?!
09:24pm 18/10/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4802 posts
Id say it's a lot easier to find an axe or a crowbar than a real sword and not some replica piece of s*** that cant cut butter.
10:16pm 18/10/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6067 posts
My weapon of choice is a brush cutter. Reach, sturdy, I have one.

I also have an Axe, Machete and Tomahawk at the ready. High up on the list is also my 3 pound Mini-Sledge hammer, bashed skull is as good as a sliced one.
10:41pm 18/10/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16047 posts
all i have is a cricket bat
11:02pm 18/10/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6068 posts
Hmm, just googled Brush Cutter and it seems to bring up a lot of whipper snipers... which isn't what I meant.
Here is a Survey Brush Cutter:

http://www.forestrytools.com.au/userfiles/Brush-hook-ex.jpg

Brush Hook finds them better.
11:50pm 18/10/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8023 posts
I always just assumed the bite just killed via normal means of infection. A komodo dragon bite is often fatal, purely from the infection that comes with the bite, as their mouth is a festering s***hole. I imagine the mouth of a zombie isn't any better.
12:27am 19/10/12 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1723 posts
Great episode; nice revision to good action with decent drama, no soap opera bulls***.

Glad to see the crew is more appreciative of Rick, that guy's a f***** legend and they act like negative nancy's all the time!

Mine ended abruptly when the live prisoners showed up, is that it or was there more?

The into credits is still the best part of the whole series imo.

Also, Asian dude is the only guy getting some, lucky or what!
06:31am 19/10/12 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2180 posts
The good news is now that Herschel's f***ed up Rick Jr can make some moves in his quest to smash up the old man's other daughter. Kid is sure growing up fast.
12:19pm 19/10/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16050 posts

Mine ended abruptly when the live prisoners showed up, is that it or was there more?


yeah that's how it ends.

12:45pm 19/10/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9445 posts
what was the Zombie death count ?
That was as good as any previous episode.
Helmet Zombies +2 defense

great episode, glad its back.
03:47pm 19/10/12 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1737 posts
EP2 was good; Rick's all hardcore these days, loving his badassdom.

Shame about Herhal's leg.

Looks like crazy s*** coming up!
03:54am 31/10/12 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
472 posts
Ah man last ep was great... great in the fact no one had to look at Rick's hideous skank faced mrs!!

Good story branch there, this Governor bloke is going to be dramas i reckon.
07:51am 31/10/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20094 posts
Through most of the episode I was like "Why do people keep saying this Governer stuff is so f***ed up? He seems like hes a got a good thing going on", but then the ending changed my mind a little. Awesome ep though, this season is just kicking ass.
11:57am 31/10/12 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7995 posts
I'm not sure what the negatives are to living there.

Oh no, he's ruthless, has a mistress and defended the town from a very well armed military team that could have easily overrun them.
12:11pm 31/10/12 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
476 posts
Yeah the heads thing at the end changed my POV on him a bit too... i was thinking the same, ruthless, but he's gotta do what he's gotta do to protect his community, and then boom..... pyscho alert.
12:23pm 31/10/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21024 posts
Latest ep was damn cool. Finally the show is starting to kick some serious ass although that black chick is starting to annoy me. She's got that whole attitude thing going on which really sucks.
12:38pm 31/10/12 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7996 posts
So he's got heads in jars? The ninjawoman had zombies as mules.
12:49pm 31/10/12 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1277 posts
Yep Black chick is pissing me off, but the Governor guy is a bit dodgy. I hope Ricks wife dies soon she f**** me off, ungrateful slut!
06:17pm 31/10/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7568 posts
if you go in the bush you wear jeans so you dont get bitten by snakes...

way is no one wearing protective clothing?

just sayin

also i agree with the blood spray.. i would be all OMFG ITS ZOMBIE BLOODS GET IT OFF.. GET IT OFFFFFFF
11:33pm 31/10/12 Permalink
Auz_Guy
Brisbane, Queensland
446 posts
Zombie heads in fish bowls, Meh. ..what else can you collect these days?
12:22am 01/11/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4812 posts
You think a bunch of zombies walking in circles arent going to flatten the grass?
04:24pm 01/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1982 posts
Re Episode 4 - more f***ed upness.
05:24pm 05/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16127 posts
i read some spoilers about episode 4 last week. i hope their true.
05:28pm 05/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1983 posts
They probably are. Pretty intense, decent amounts of corn syrup tonight...
05:46pm 05/11/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21033 posts
Great. Now there is a baby involved in the show. Just when things were getting awesome this happens.
06:53pm 05/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16128 posts
those spoilers were all correct.
07:25pm 05/11/12 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
224 posts
Episode 4 .... wow.... just ... wow

very intense
07:56pm 05/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16129 posts
lori's death was kinda sad, but i teared up with rick at the end.


it's kind of funny that t-dog received more character development in this one episode then he did in the previous 2 seasons.
08:54pm 05/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20129 posts
it's kind of funny that t-dog received more character development in this one episode then he did in the previous 2 seasons.


I think he probably had more lines in that one episode too, than in the previous 2 seasons.

Was anyone else expecting a zombie baby to come out of her? I was just waiting for the messed up twist, like they've gone through all this, and killed her, and the baby is some dead zombie mutant thing.

Also, Rick's kid is f*****g hardcore.
01:05am 06/11/12 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4389 posts
Serious spoilers.

Spoiler:
The baby doesn't last long
01:36am 06/11/12 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
225 posts
Ive never read the comic.

I've played walking dead the game and it seems parallel to that.

Does walking dead get even more f***ed up than this?
07:52am 06/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16133 posts
yep


frak: Spoiler:
it may last longer now that they've changed how lori died.
11:00am 06/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20130 posts
F***, I moused over those spoilers assuming they were to do with the episode that was just on. They're not :(
11:09am 06/11/12 Permalink
3dee
Brisbane, Queensland
7104 posts
Rick's sobbing when he realised what ol' mate Carl had to do hit me like a hammer. He makes it so real.
11:39am 06/11/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5402 posts
Holy s*** yes. Andrew Lincoln deserves an emmy for that episode.
11:54am 06/11/12 Permalink
fryzeegunner
Melbourne, Victoria
119 posts
Was good. Cant wait for next week.
12:05pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1279 posts
I'm glad Lori died she was pissing me off with her constant complaining.

Glen and that chick he is banging will probably look after the kid.

Carl is hardcore.

One black guy dies and another comes aboard to keep it politically correct.

Good bloody episode
09:46pm 06/11/12 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
227 posts
yep


frak: Spoiler:it may last longer now that they've changed how lori died.


How does it get more f***ed up? The whole Sophia thing was pretty epic.
09:55pm 06/11/12 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
2423 posts
Much preferred the way they killed Lori in the comic...
09:57pm 06/11/12 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2201 posts
Wow the latest ep was heavy.
Possibly due to dose of Codral I took just prior for raging man flu but the ending was pretty gut wrenching stuff (pun intended for mature audiences).

"Blondie" is the new Lori and she is gonna kick herself when she finds those heads (based on my assumption of what might happen so not spoiler).

Michonne should GTFO and leave Andrea to look stupid while she gets DP'd by The Governor "Philip" and Merle in the head room (again my [not serious] suggestion of how it might progress).

Good stuff Deadites.
12:11am 07/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20135 posts
Merle's not such a bad guy, hes just misunderstood. Life is hard when you have a sword for a hand.
01:17am 07/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1985 posts
If you re-watch Season 1, Episode 2, you'd still leave him up on that roof...
05:13am 07/11/12 Permalink
Saint
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3223 posts
How did Lori die in the comic? Is it safe to say without giving anything away?
08:30am 07/11/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5405 posts
Saint: Spoiler:
She dies with the baby in her arms while escaping from the prison when all s*** breaks loose.

Similar, but interesting how they're going to resolve it now.
08:51am 07/11/12 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
228 posts
Saint: Spoiler:She dies with the baby in her arms while escaping from the prison when all s*** breaks loose.Similar, but interesting how they're going to resolve it now.


Are we expecting to see Rick loose it and go nuts?
06:47pm 07/11/12 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1281 posts
Where can one obtain these comics?
07:33pm 07/11/12 Permalink
JakeG
Thailand
1127 posts
I agree, I am forced to believe the black chick and blonde are in a lesbian relationship cos the black chick doesn't give a s*** about anything.. don't know why she's hanging around waiting on blondie.
07:41pm 07/11/12 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2205 posts
Where can one obtain these comics?


Any decent comic shop - I recommend Ace Comics at Annerley. Glenn knows his stuff and will help you out.

Not sure on GC but there'd be one there surely.
07:53pm 07/11/12 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
229 posts
Any decent comic shop - I recommend Ace Comics at Annerley. Glenn knows his stuff and will help you out.

Not sure on GC but there'd be one there surely.



You can get them from google play store as well.

I'd copy link but doesnt work.
09:46pm 07/11/12 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1282 posts
All good found them from Google store, awesome comics do they become colour?
09:52pm 07/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16143 posts
pretty sure they're all black and white.
09:55pm 07/11/12 Permalink
Zoidberg
Brisbane, Queensland
94 posts
digital you can buy trades for $9.99 from comixology
or
you can get the physical trades for $9 - $14 each from book depository

and speaking of the comics, my issue #1 should be getting graded this week after sitting in the queue for 8 months. Fingers crossed for mid+ 9's
09:56pm 07/11/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19258 posts
that was a hardcore ep
10:41pm 07/11/12 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1747 posts
S*** just got real! Great 2 episodes.

I don't understand the heads in the fish tanks things.. just seems weird? Governor is obviously a bit of a megalomaniac loon though.

I hope this doesn't end Rick's reign of baddssdom.

Blondie has always been stupid though.
12:12am 09/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20148 posts
I dunno what the story is cos I haven't ever read the comics, so I could be going in completely the wrong direction with it, but I got a bit of a vibe from the Governer bits that he wants to bring back his dead wife and kid. Cos hes got that lab set up where hes cutting up and doing all the research on the undead and it looked like he was doing experiments to see what animates/reanimates them, and maybe thats why hes so fascinated by the heads in the tanks that stay alive.

I dunno, I just got that feeling, especially after that showed the closeup of the picture of his family before he wanders in to look at his heads. Or maybe hes just crazy.
01:14am 09/11/12 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1748 posts
Good theory, I think you might be right. Didn't he learn anything from Harry Potter!? You can't bring back the dead yo..
01:36am 09/11/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21037 posts
That's a cool theory Khel. He'll bring her back to life and for a moment she'll look into his eyes all innocent like, and he'll shed a tear knowing he has her back again. And then she'll suddenly lash out going berserk infecting him and then their little town will be overrun by the undead.
09:42am 09/11/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5415 posts
The comic and novel don't seem to give him an ulterior motive like reviving the dead or anything, but the show might be different.
They just portray him as completely and utterly drunk on power itself.
11:22am 09/11/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
50 posts
Love this series almost as much as the Gameof Thrones.... Agree Lori needed to fark off thw whinging b*****... Last ep on season 2 she pushes carl away cos he tells her he killed his mate and first episode in season 3 she is wondering why Carl is cold to her.... B**** sort your self out!
03:14pm 09/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20158 posts
Someone hasn't seen the most recent episode
04:38pm 09/11/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4823 posts
Blonde chick asks psycho redneck if the governor is a decent guy.... really? I thought once he said yes she was going to say she was out of there for sure.

Other than that good stuff, pretty sure the baby isnt going to last for long just because its a baby and at the least i doubt a male prison is stocked up on formula.
Also i thought more care might have been taken with that caesarian.
07:25pm 09/11/12 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
1101 posts
I so thought the baby was going to come out as a zombie and bite the girl!

obviously i have never read the book / comic - but this is the best tv show for 10 years or more i reckon :)
11:46pm 09/11/12 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2215 posts
Love this series almost as much as the Gameof Thrones.... Agree Lori needed to fark off thw whinging b*****... Last ep on season 2 she pushes carl away cos he tells her he killed his mate and first episode in season 3 she is wondering why Carl is cold to her.... B**** sort your self out!


I think you mean Rick. Carl is the kid. Drollzy sort yourself out!
12:54am 10/11/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
53 posts
YEah yeah you know what i mean... dont take a way from it :)
Game of Thrones s**** on it anyway....
11:18am 12/11/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
55 posts
You have to admit Season 2 was the best way to waste time... Out of the whole season the first and last 2 were the only ones worth watching... Season 3 tho GODAYUM now thats what i'm talking about...

Just started playing the walking dead episodes... its a not too bad.... Missus loves it
11:49am 12/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1989 posts
New ep just start airing, minutes ago. We're in for another rough one, I feel...
01:06pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
58 posts
gimme gimme
02:00pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1990 posts
Not quite as intense as last week, but certainly upping the "WTF" and "sick s***" factor. :)
02:36pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5420 posts
haha great stuff. I'd almost forgotten about the telephone.
09:10pm 12/11/12 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1693 posts
Was that supposed to be Lori who rick shoved the gun in its mouth? It didn't look like her, no resemeblence whatsoever, didn't even have tits.

If it was her, and Rick was stabbing the f*** outta her gut to kill the 'baby' does that mean Rick doesn't want the baby cause it's Shanes?
09:40pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5421 posts
It wasn't too clear but Greg Nicotero (EP, director & sfx guru) says that was supposed to be a walker that ate Lori's body and that they did a full gut and hair hanging out of its mouth to kinda show it.
09:46pm 12/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16172 posts
it was fairly obvious that it was a zombie that had eaten lori's body.
09:49pm 12/11/12 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1695 posts
yeah so obvious I didn't see it.
09:50pm 12/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16173 posts
obviously
09:52pm 12/11/12 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8019 posts
Season must be getting better or wearing me down, I didn't yell at the TV once this episode.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4FPn48mx3dE/UKAn8U_O0uI/AAAAAAAAIvY/0Vo5VGEbfKw/s500/tumblr_mc6v93HlDx1r31tc6o1_500.png
09:54pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8050 posts
yeah so obvious I didn't see it.

Clearly you're mildly retarded, it was pretty obvious.
11:20pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20177 posts
Wasn't obvious to me, I came here to post the same thing, I couldn't figure who that zombie was meant to be. I was thinking why does it look nothing like Rick's wife and why is she pregnant again after they already cut the baby out, didn't even occur to me it was a different walker that ate her body, cos that means it ate her WHOLE body and thats quite a feat. Most we've ever seen walkers do is pick at bodies and tear bits off them not eat a whole one. And it did it all in the space of a couple of hours as well.

I was thinking to myself, why does he look so angry and is just ramming his gun into his zombie wife's face like that, like he wants to hate f*** it, didn't make any sense. Apart from that scene though, pretty cool episode, though the black chick is becoming more and more annoying every episode.
01:15am 13/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1991 posts
I cannot state it enough - if you watch The Walking Dead, you should also be watching Talking Dead...

Also, heh, I love the internet vibe of "that black chick is getting annoying" - easy to spot the people that haven't read the comics..
02:36am 13/11/12 Permalink
Auz_Guy
Brisbane, Queensland
454 posts
Same as rrrocket and khel. No idea about that corpse that looked like it was pregnant. Lori or not? Khel hasn't steered anyone wrong on pretty much any TV show so far, so keep up the good work.... no really keep it up.
03:43am 13/11/12 Permalink
Saint
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3224 posts
I thought it was pretty obvious it was a zombie who ate her body. At the start of the scene I thought the blood trail was her crawling away and the zombie he found was going to be her, but when it looked nothing like her and looked like it'd just had a massive feed I thought it was pretty obvious.
08:34am 13/11/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2329 posts
It ate the whole body, due to the placenta being so tasty and the body being furtile.
easy to spot the people that haven't read the comics..


even worse is spotting the people who have.
08:35am 13/11/12 Permalink
Crunch
Perth, Western Australia
1104 posts
Same as rrrocket and khel. No idea about that corpse that looked like it was pregnant. Lori or not?

Jeez seriously? There was a pool of blood where an obviously 'new' corpse had been, a trail of blood leading to a zombie who was obviously so full (see large gut) BECAUSE HE HAD EATEN A CORPSE that he couldnt move. The previous ep made it pretty clear that the kid shot his mum in the head so she 'wouldn't turn' so how could it be her?

Anyway, kinda weird with that dude combing his zombie kid's hair. Creeeepy!
09:50am 13/11/12 Permalink
Auz_Guy
Brisbane, Queensland
455 posts

Not disagreeing that it's not her, but...
Don't know if it's the norm for the comic books cos I haven't read them, but this is the first time I've seen a bloated zombie in this series. Was Lori more delicious than everyone else who has died?
10:00am 13/11/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21050 posts
Maybe the writers wanted to make sure she would never ever be able to come back because her character sucked so much so they had a zombie eat every last piece of her. Now if only they would do that with the snooping black chick.
10:15am 13/11/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8052 posts
Wow, peoeple are seriously debating if that zombie was supposed to be Lori or not?

Also, lol @ the people hating on Michonne.
10:52am 13/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20179 posts
Yeah, I'm not debating it was her, just seemed like a very confusing scene. When rick picked up the bullet it looked like it had been shot into the ground so then I was left thinking "Oh Carl didn't shoot his mum after all and shes turned into a zombie, thats why the body isn't there anymore", then you hear a zombie moaning so I assumed it was her, and then its a zombie that looks nothing like her but looks like its pregnant and I just got confused.

I mean, its not like they've ever set any precedent in the show for zombies eating entire corpses, so I dunno why I was expected to leap to that conclusion, if they wanted to make it more clear they could have had the zombie chilling out finishing off the corpse, like still munching on a leg or something, or had some bits on the ground next to him that he hadn't finished getting through yet.

And I'm sure Michonne is all hardcore and a great character in the comics and people love her and all that, but as someone who hasn't read them and is just watching the show, shes really annoying. She comes accross as some kind of spoilt kid that is throwing a tantrum cos she didn't get her way and then pouting about it afterwards, and then she has some super important reasons not to be there but wont tell the only friend she has in the entire world that shes spent the last 8 months with. Started off as a promising character, but has since become my least favourite character in the whole show. She brings back the season 2 feeling of yelling at the tv "F*****g idiot, why would anyone do that".
11:36am 13/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20180 posts
The other weird thing with the episode was how they dug three graves and were talking about how three of their people had died, but I couldn't remember who the third one was. Wasn't until Daryll went to the grave and put the flower on it I realised they were treating the religious woman as dead, but I didn't realise she was meant to be dead, since all they found was her scarf last episode I figured she was just considered missing. Which then made me wonder, what the hell did they bury and why did they need to dig a grave for her when they never found the body?

But then in the "Next week on the walking dead" bit it seems like they're going to follow that up and Daryll realises shes still alive so I guess that solves that one. Still, kind of odd they didn't even go looking for her, they just found her scarf and pronounced her dead.
11:39am 13/11/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5425 posts
I've read the comics and still think Michonne is getting a little tiring.

She's in her element when she's swinging the katana and having D&M talks with Rick about the end of the world, but up until this point she's just been making angry sneering faces at the various Woodbury folks. The bit where she let off a little steam with those caged walkers was one of the few good parts.
12:25pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8053 posts
I guess I'm being a little optimistic about Michonne, because yeah, I guess she is being a bit annoying the show.

I still think that Gina Torres would have been an awesome Michonne.
02:13pm 13/11/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
6979 posts
how did the zombie eat all of lori's bones... like her skull & hipbone & wotnot? .... mad zombie eating skills!
02:16pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20183 posts
Yeah thats what I was thinking demon, thats why it never occured to me the zombie ate her cos wtf, how? And a WHOLE person, thats a lot of volume, I mean its stomach was bloated sure, but bloated enough for an entire grown adult to be in there?

Zombie should have been gnawing on a leg, while a chewed up pelvis laid nearby, and it was wearing her head as a hat.
02:36pm 13/11/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2330 posts
I still think that Gina Torres would have been an awesome Michonne.

Or Trish Goddard.

The zombie eating a whole corpse is a little far-fetched. Maybe the zombie was pregnant and was also eating for 2. COMPARED to other zombies, that one didnt look to 'healthy'. Maybe its a weird mutant hybrid zombie. Who knows?
04:47pm 13/11/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
6981 posts
that zombie was equipped with thompson's teeth.. the only teeth strong enough to eat other teeth!
04:50pm 13/11/12 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1696 posts
Yeah, I'm not debating it was her, just seemed like a very confusing scene. When rick picked up the bullet it looked like it had been shot into the ground so then I was left thinking "Oh Carl didn't shoot his mum after all and shes turned into a zombie, thats why the body isn't there anymore", then you hear a zombie moaning so I assumed it was her, and then its a zombie that looks nothing like her but looks like its pregnant and I just got confused.


Exactly my thought process!
06:28pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Auz_Guy
Brisbane, Queensland
456 posts
Awesome! I know I'll be shot down here, but f*** it....
What if Carl didn't shoot mum and the missing Carol (trained to do C-sections by Hershel) came in for the quick evac?
Also, apart from the boots and jeans I didn't see any other clothes lying around, zombies eats shirts, bras and bones?
And this one is a stretch, but the bullet didn't have any blood on it?
I know it is supposed to obvious, but that whole f*****g scene was too weird.
08:56pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Linker
Brisbane, Queensland
1689 posts
pretty sure the bullet you're all referring to was just the shell casing...
09:14pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1754 posts
Yeah it took me a while to see the strand of hair coming out of the zombies mouth, it wasn't immediately obvious.

I was wondering about Carol as well, as we didn't see her die.
10:07pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8054 posts
Awesome! I know I'll be shot down here, but f*** it....
What if Carl didn't shoot mum and the missing Carol (trained to do C-sections by Hershel) came in for the quick evac?
Also, apart from the boots and jeans I didn't see any other clothes lying around, zombies eats shirts, bras and bones?
And this one is a stretch, but the bullet didn't have any blood on it?
I know it is supposed to obvious, but that whole f*****g scene was too weird.

Lori is dead and was eaten by a zomble.
11:39pm 13/11/12 Permalink
konstie
Melbourne, Victoria
2022 posts
who is on the telephone!!?
11:51pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20187 posts
I want him to answer the phone and a voice goes "Do you like scary movies?"
11:54pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21052 posts
who is on the telephone!!?

Prolly the old chick who is missing
11:55pm 13/11/12 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4394 posts
It's Lori, she's not dead.
12:42am 14/11/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19272 posts
that would be the ultimate...
12:47am 14/11/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2331 posts
Why hasnt any other country in the world come to Americas aid? Is this s*** global?
02:17am 14/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1993 posts
Why hasnt any other country in the world come to Americas aid? Is this s*** global?


Pretty safe to say it's global, and everyone's looking out for their own. Didn't the CDC guy say something about this, way back in season 1?
05:19am 14/11/12 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1755 posts
Sif anyone would come to Americas aid!

That samurai lady has the right idea though, find a nice tropical island somewhere, clear it, live in paradise!
07:33am 14/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20191 posts
Didn't the CDC guy say something about this, way back in season 1?


Yeah, I think he said something about how they were working with scientists in France to try and find a cure, and then France went dead, so safe to assume its at least taken over Europe as well.
06:58pm 14/11/12 Permalink
Crunch
Perth, Western Australia
1105 posts
Why hasnt any other country in the world come to Americas aid? Is this s*** global?

I assume you're being sarcastic but, like haven't you watched any other mega-disaster movie? It only ever, ever happens in America. So, if you believe in the apocalypse you're in the right place because Australia (and the rest of the world) will be spared.

Guys, give up on Lori. She is D E A D dead.

Clearly there is a setup happening where these two groups are going to meet and I, sir, cannot wait! :)
09:08pm 14/11/12 Permalink
konstie
Melbourne, Victoria
2023 posts
yeah probably carol on the phone - stuck in another part of the prison. or something.
09:16pm 14/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16185 posts
nope
09:33pm 14/11/12 Permalink
konstie
Melbourne, Victoria
2026 posts
oh i spoiled it for myself. it's nothing worth mentioning
10:29pm 14/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1995 posts
Clearly there is a setup happening where these two groups are going to meet and I, sir, cannot wait! :)

My understanding is that the wheels are put in motion for this event, with this week's upcoming episode. :)
03:00am 15/11/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4830 posts
I was slightly confused by the zombie eating lori bit for a second too, i thought Rick was going to look for her wedding ring or something though.

Also if a zombie eats an entire corpse, where do new zombies come from? I think thats one of the things you just have to suspend disbelief for though.

And yeah black chick is annoying, heaps of shows do the same thing though "dont do it i cant tell you why you just have to trust me even though i could have told you why in the exact same amount of time that this sentence has taken but it would give too much away and we want you to watch next week", and i think her annoyingness is compounded by blondies stupidity/ignorance, it's like a perfect storm of s*** writing.
07:37pm 15/11/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21057 posts
nope

Thanx for ruining the whole season rav.

>8-(
07:39pm 15/11/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8059 posts
Also if a zombie eats an entire corpse, where do new zombies come from? I think thats one of the things you just have to suspend disbelief for though.

Have you even been watching the show? Any time someone dies, regardless of how, they come back as a zombie, as long as their head is intact.
11:05am 16/11/12 Permalink
Mantis
Brisbane, Queensland
1034 posts
Once someone turns into a Zombie, the other Zombies don't want to eat them. But if someone dies and doesn't turn, then "omnomnomnom" time until they are all gone.

As for where new ones come from. They come from people dying but dying in a way or somewhere where they have a chance to turn without being eaten all up. I'd imagine this would still happen a fair bit.

Thats my 2cents.

Also, i was so hopeing to see some f***ed up zombie babies crawling around in that day care. I guess them showing the good guys stomping babies heads in is a bit tough to get by the bosses. :)
11:33am 16/11/12 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1306 posts
I too was waiting for a zombie baby to jump out from somewhere.....which got me to thinking, would a zombie baby be able to walk or would they be bound by the skill level they achieved while living?
01:01pm 16/11/12 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4110 posts
would they be bound by the skill level they achieved while living?
hahah, well put

Even clearing out an island isnt a great help (unless you want to live on your own), since as soon as someone carks it from natural causes you've got a potential zombie outbreak again
06:17pm 16/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20216 posts
Yeah, thats what I was wondering with the governer's perfect town, what if an old person dies in their sleep and you end up with a zombie inside the walls and you don't even realise? Surely it can't last!
06:23pm 16/11/12 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4396 posts
Everyone should be locked in to the room they sleep at night to prevent people who die in the night killing everything. But then what happens if you need a quick escape? Fumble with your keys and waste precious time. Both options are risky. I suppose it would depend where you are.
06:38pm 16/11/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4831 posts
Have you even been watching the show?
I meant on the scale of how many f*****g zombies there are, when s*** went down i imagine most of the zombies were from bites, as according to google only 155000 people die a day. (before zombies)
Maybe zombies are just really really spoilt? "Brains brains brains" takes one bite "meh i want something else, maybe mexican"

Everyone should be locked in to the room they sleep at night to prevent people who die in the night killing everything.
i thought the same thing, but it would actually be simple, zombies can pretty much just push things, so...
http://www.newmediaist.com/files/FarSide.jpg
06:49pm 16/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1998 posts
Welp, after watching this episode (6), and seeing the trailer for next week's, I can't help but feel that...

*comic spoiler*
Spoiler:
..the TV version's trend of character fate deviation will see Maggie be the victim of some surprise sex from Le Govenor?
02:05pm 19/11/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2348 posts
Whoever recommended watching the Talking Dead, i thank you.
A bit cheesy American, but worth it for things like :

Interviews with cast and directors/producers
Behind the scenes (i.e zombie fight club)
Slo-mo zombie death recounts
Indepth analysis (well sorta. more so than anywhere else but)
08:58am 20/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1999 posts
It's pretty good, but last night's was terrible. Sarah Silverman destroyed that show.
09:13am 20/11/12 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1315 posts
Welp, after watching this episode (6), and seeing the trailer for next week's, I can't help but feel that...*comic spoiler*Spoiler:..the TV version's trend of character fate deviation will see Maggie be the victim of some surprise sex from Le Govenor?


Yeah I think I can see that coming too, for a society that seems to have broken down we haven't really seen any seriously messed up sex offenders or the likes, cept for maybe the Governor, who I expect will eventually add Andrea's head to his collection.
10:54am 20/11/12 Permalink
JakeG
Thailand
1133 posts
Last ep was s*** imo..

Seems to be alternating every week - good ep/drama s***** ep.

Good thing i'll forget about it now until next week.
11:49am 20/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20247 posts
I thought last nights ep was pretty good, this whole season has been really good imo
12:28pm 20/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2000 posts
Oh Khel, but you're forgetting that unless it's unrelenting zombie splatter action, it's s***. According to half the viewerbase, at least.
03:44pm 20/11/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2349 posts
^ i have noticed that quite a lot.
04:12pm 20/11/12 Permalink
JakeG
Thailand
1134 posts
I just find it hard to buy the heavily emotional drama scenes.. they seem a bit forced and awkward.

I watch this with some friends every week and my fav call when watching someone having a breakdown or getting all emo is "he's going for an oscar!"
07:37pm 20/11/12 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4402 posts
One thing I noticed in latest ep was at one point Michonne gets zombie blood in her mouth and spits it out. camera Cuts off pretty quick, I'd say a squib missed the target while filming, but still... you can get blood in your mouth and not turn? Bulls***.
07:43pm 20/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16217 posts
it wasn't blood, it was phlegm.
07:49pm 20/11/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7595 posts
the survivors must have some sort of resistance since a. they are all infected and will turn as soon as they die and b. arnt zombies

i think there is levels of resistance since i remember last season they were checking for scratches - whereas now they just need to pull the teeth out of the zombies - so if you have survived this long you must be highly resistant and would need a direct bite to die/turn

it also would explain why they dont turn from all the blood splatter to the face

i love this show since it got me to philosophise over the zombie apocalypse :)

also how did rick get cleaned up so fast? he went from blood splatter lunatic face to just got out of the shower fresh face in 10 mins - there is no running water since they were talking about digging a ditch under the fence for the water

and why does no one else have ninja swords... or polearms.. or more weapons.. its the deep south.. there would be a gun shop on every street corner
10:13pm 20/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16218 posts
didn't the prisoners say they had running water/showers?
10:39pm 20/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16225 posts
07:07pm 21/11/12 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6182 posts
Good episode. Good balance between drama and splatter.
09:27am 22/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2005 posts
Episode 7: Nerd rage will be incoming...
01:43pm 26/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16255 posts
Episode 7: Nerd rage will be incoming...


thanks for making me apprehensive. :/
03:40pm 26/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16260 posts
the mid season finale is going to be bad ass.
07:16pm 26/11/12 Permalink
3x0dus
Townsville, Queensland
1670 posts
Bah nerd rage alright, Filler ep If there ever was one.
10:21pm 26/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20280 posts
So I guess rape is where they draw the line with what they're willing to show
10:28pm 26/11/12 Permalink
Linker
Brisbane, Queensland
1698 posts
She was raped in the comic?
11:18pm 26/11/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2356 posts
Epicness to follow epic. Mishon is a moody f***about but. Needs b**** slappin'
11:39pm 26/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2008 posts
Yes, the "nerd rage" would be the side-stepping of the rape (though it was a different character).

Next week is the last episode for a couple of months. As like last year's mid-season finale, I'm expecting a 'holy s***' moment - placing a bet on Daryl getting offed.
01:24am 27/11/12 Permalink
3x0dus
Townsville, Queensland
1672 posts
Merle seems mighty impressed with what the group accomplished tho, wonder if he will flip.
01:34am 27/11/12 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4408 posts
No way, Daryl is one of the best characters. Rick's group will take back it's people. Episode will end with Guvna's group arriving at prison with

Spoiler:
The Tank
01:44am 27/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2009 posts
Way too early for that event, Frakture. I'd peg that more for the proper season finale in April next year.

And with the inevitable face off between the two brothers, coupled with the introduction of Tyrese, I still say that Daryl is doomed.
02:21am 27/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20281 posts
Yeah, I haven't read the comics, but someone mentioned earlier in the thread that the Governer gets a bit rapey with someone. I didn't really care that they didn't go that far though, that scene was disturbing and uncomfortable enough as it was.

Michonne is still illogical and annoying though. Walks all the way to the prison, carrying the basket of supplies they need, and then is all "F*** you, I didn't ask for your help, screw you all now that you've saved my life". Yeah, she came round in the end, but it was just stupid that she got so angry and defensive and abused the people she actively sought out to help her.
02:25am 27/11/12 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6189 posts
Yeah I agree Michonne is a bit annoying.

But I don't understand why the nerd would be raging at that episode? I mean I've seen worse filler episodes in Season 2.

The thing that s**** me is that the Governor got to see dem titties and I didn't.
09:19am 27/11/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21090 posts
Just watching the latest ep now. If you go to 9:51 and check out the guys rifle. The top half of his gun is bent. LOL Maybe it's just me but it stands out a mile a way.
10:55am 27/11/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2011 posts
The thing that s**** me is that the Governor got to see dem titties and I didn't.

Go watch Van Wilder 2.
11:15am 27/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20283 posts
The top half of his gun is bent. LOL Maybe it's just me but it stands out a mile a way.


Was that the crazy guy? Its not like he had a particularly strong grasp on reality, wouldn't suprise me if all his s*** was f***ed up.
01:53pm 27/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16262 posts
nah it was one of the guys protecting the wall at woodbury
01:58pm 27/11/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
6998 posts
props to glen, he & darryl are the best characters in the show.
02:01pm 27/11/12 Permalink
D-Sub
Brisbane, Queensland
233 posts
02:50pm 27/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20285 posts
Hahaha, ok, yeah, that is pretty bad
02:55pm 27/11/12 Permalink
JakeG
Thailand
1137 posts
I noticed the bent rifle too last night, had to rewind it to show my mate hahah
02:58pm 27/11/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5455 posts
props to glen, he & darryl are the best characters in the show.

Yeah you're not wrong. Unfortunately the audience taking a liking to those characters just means one or both of them are going to die heh.

Yeah, she came round in the end, but it was just stupid that she got so angry and defensive and abused the people she actively sought out to help her.

I can't help but think those scenes are straight out of the Kristen Stewart school of acting and directing, where you convey all the emotion in the scene by holding the camera on a pained facial expression. The kind of facial expressions that would otherwise only be used when taking a big dump.
03:56pm 27/11/12 Permalink
Saint
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3227 posts
It'll help him get as good a shot off as the archery chick. She seriously thought she was headed towards the olympics? She couldn't hit s***.
04:07pm 27/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20286 posts
Yeah, if she was heading to the olympics, Darryl is a gold medal winning god
04:14pm 27/11/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7000 posts
hey c'mon... olympic targets don't shuffle n stumble ;)
but yeh.. she totally sucked :p

i don't really find michonne to be that annoying.. just comes across as a total loner hardarse forced to rely on the help of others & pretty pissed off about it :)
04:58pm 27/11/12 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
2435 posts
Yeah, I haven't read the comics, but someone mentioned earlier in the thread that the Governer gets a bit rapey with someone. I didn't really care that they didn't go that far though, that scene was disturbing and uncomfortable enough as it was.

Michonne is still illogical and annoying though. Walks all the way to the prison, carrying the basket of supplies they need, and then is all "F*** you, I didn't ask for your help, screw you all now that you've saved my life". Yeah, she came round in the end, but it was just stupid that she got so angry and defensive and abused the people she actively sought out to help her.


I'm glad they switched up the rapey ness that was in the comic with the alternative that was in the TV show, it was much much easier to feel bad for the charcaters, in the comic is rick and michone that get captured by the governor, michone gets torn to f*****g pieces by c*** and whilst f*****g terrible her character is still new and you dont really feel as much for her as you would for say maggie (lets face it, everyone thinks maggie and glens relationship is just awesome). Spoiler:
which is why its f*****g terrible as s*** when shes pregnant and glen gets his head beaten in with a baseball bat in issue 100


Michonne however is illogical and annoying... the comic goes into her backstory a little bit which makes her seem abit more human but for the most part she has giant trust issues, 100 issues into the comic and i still don't understand why shes still hanging around with rick and co.

One thing i loved with the ep though was the 1 vs 1 action between glen and the zombie, stuff like that happens abit through out the comic and not enough of it happens in the tv show.
05:19pm 27/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16266 posts
should probably spoilerize most of what you posted groganus. it could still happen.
06:26pm 27/11/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4835 posts
I think michonne is annoying because she is the embodiment of the false tension building that these shows use where people don't say anything so the writers can drag things out a bit more.

Also old guy in the bed, Glasses really didnt think it through... hell a chest restraint and dont sit one foot from his face, or restrain his right arm at the elbow, maybe take the old farts dentures away or something, jeez.
06:28pm 27/11/12 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6190 posts
I think Michonne has assburgers
08:26pm 27/11/12 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1773 posts
It's classic crappy drama, the characters don't take the time to a) explain things clearly or b) listen to/allow each other to explain things clearly - if they did that half the s*** wouldn't happen.
10:27pm 27/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20287 posts
Yeah, I wondered why the restraint was around his wrist when the whole test revolved around him being able to lift his arm, hes a pretty crappy scientist if he didn't think of putting the restraint around the guy's upper arm instead.
11:21pm 27/11/12 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
415 posts
It'll help him get as good a shot off as the archery chick. She seriously thought she was headed towards the olympics? She couldn't hit s***.


As an ex-archer, that scene totally threw me out. I was thinking "hell, this b**** looks like she's only just picked up a bow and fired a dozen arrows in her life".

Even after my first few months archery, I probably would have made that shot first time at that range, let alone after a few years of shooting.

Also, that bent gun barrel literally made me stop the video so I could roffle about it. I can't believe that got past the prop guys o.0
03:18am 28/11/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2359 posts
The story arc in the show is panning out to be better than the one in the comic. Comic is becoming yawn after 100 issues anyway.
Also, archery chick uses a bow, Daryl uses a crossbow. Totally different. But yeah, she needs a bigger bow.
08:45am 29/11/12 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1320 posts
hell a chest restraint and dont sit one foot from his face, or restrain his right arm at the elbow, maybe take the old farts dentures away or something, jeez.

F*** a muzzle would have done it.

What I don't get is why they think that clearing out the prison was such a big deal, Rick's group did it easy and would have done it easier if it wasn't for the alive inmates f*****g them over. Governors crew could have got that done much quicker and easier.
10:31am 29/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20294 posts
What I don't get is why they think that clearing out the prison was such a big deal, Rick's group did it easy and would have done it easier if it wasn't for the alive inmates f*****g them over. Governors crew could have got that done much quicker and easier.


Sounded like it was Merle that told them it couldn't be done, cos the governer was all "They did something you told me couldn't be done", so I guess he scouted out and thought f*** this, why bother and just made it sound really difficult.

Or Rick and his group are just complete badasses and the Governer's men are pussies. I guess you could also factor in Rick's group were deseperate and would have died without shelter, food, etc so they were pretty driven to do it by necessity. Whereas the Governer and his men were already comfortably set up so less need to take on the risk.
11:23am 29/11/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6100 posts
That, and Rick went psycho and went on a slashing spree in a fit of explosive rage.
Plus, if the Woodbury guys with the guns are as good as 'Going to the olympics' Archery chick, then would need a hell of a lot more ammo.

They freaked when Andrea jumped the wall to take out 1 Walker, so I don't think they're use to melee killing of Zombies.

They did dispatch the Army guys pretty easily though...
11:57am 29/11/12 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1779 posts
Holy s***balls latest episode was intense! Lots of twists I didn't see coming.

F*****g can't wait for the next episode, s***'s gonna get real!
10:55am 05/12/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8090 posts
I'm happy that they've finally brought Tyreese into the show. He was one of the best characters from the comics.
12:30pm 05/12/12 Permalink
l3wd_5c0ff
Brisbane, Queensland
2380 posts
Yeah, loved when he called Carl 'the man'.
Also, lol at the 'you sure you aint a lesbian' scene.
12:33pm 05/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16297 posts
it's a pity they pretty much spoiled everything that happens in the next episode with that preview.
12:58pm 05/12/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8091 posts
That's why I never watch the previews. I hate that every f*****g US TV show has previews at the end. Are people seriously that impatient/easily distracted that they can't go a f*****g week without knowing what happens next? S**** me to tears.
01:02pm 05/12/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21107 posts
F*****g LOL

Then why the hell did you keep watching if you're gonna cry about spoilers.
01:20pm 05/12/12 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8047 posts
Plus, if the Woodbury guys with the guns are as good as 'Going to the olympics' Archery chick, then would need a hell of a lot more ammo.


More ammo than Rick & The Douches wasted when they first arrived at the prison and had all the zombies lined up through the fence??
02:59pm 05/12/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5471 posts
Pfft, zombie apocalypse ammo is infinite like in Halo, there's always pickup at the location up ahead.
Michonne may be annoying, but at least her weapon requires the least suspension of disbelief I guess.
03:50pm 05/12/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6105 posts
She could of at least said 'Those people are your people' during the stare down with Andrea. How f*****g hard is it for that b**** to say 5 f*****g words!?
05:13pm 05/12/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17567 posts
Been catching up on this show, made my way through most of the second half of season 2 today from where i stopped watching last

I thought the highlight of the season for me was going to be the moment when sofia stepped out of the barn as a walker

But that irritating bleeding heart c*** dale getting ripped open took my season 2 award moment for me
09:15pm 05/12/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21110 posts
The best thing in season 2 is the last ep with Hershel going godmode with his shotgun.
09:35pm 05/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16300 posts
infinite ammo unlocked

http://i.imgur.com/Fm1QS.gif
10:21pm 05/12/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4840 posts
Should have known black guy was a goner when new black dude showed up.
10:23pm 05/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16301 posts
Should have known new black guy was a goner when new black dude showed up.


fixed
10:24pm 05/12/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5474 posts
yep T-Dog, Oscar & Tyreese are like a token black guy tag team or something
10:44pm 05/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20330 posts
F*****g can't wait for the next episode, s***'s gonna get real!


You'll be waiting a little while, its on a break till sometime in February next year :(
12:23am 06/12/12 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2237 posts
Can't wait for Tyreese to get his boxing gym set up and just maybe he can save a few zombies from a life of eating brains. Dammit it's worth a shot.
03:12am 06/12/12 Permalink
Rukh
Brisbane, Queensland
855 posts
Can't wait for Tyreese to get his boxing gym set up and just maybe he can save a few zombies from a life of eating brains. Dammit it's worth a shot.


He's not really in the zombie killing game no more.
03:27am 06/12/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17568 posts
The best thing in season 2 is the last ep with Hershel going godmode with his shotgun


i'm up to the last ep now, hershel turned out to be alright
08:12am 06/12/12 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2021 posts
Necromancy is ok when there's walking dead involved right?


Less than 30 mins to the resumption of Season 3. Hopefully s*** gets real...again.
12:23pm 11/02/13 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5379 posts
this is awesome, i just started watching Walking Dead about 3 weeks ago and just finished watching it all on saturday.
01:16pm 11/02/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2022 posts
Slow burner for the haters to hate on.

Creepy ending is creepy.
02:05pm 11/02/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1859 posts
Mixed feelings about that episode.

Rick is losing the plot! They totes need that dude from the wire and his peeps.
10:28am 13/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20635 posts
Glen had a pretty good point I thought, why did the chick with the sniper rifle, who totally had the element of suprise, not shoot the Governer?

Also, f*** that, Daryl better come back to the group.
11:18am 13/02/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16639 posts
it looked like she was just randomly shooting.

16+ million viewers including encores. insane for a cable network.
12:45pm 13/02/13 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7088 posts
did maggie snipe that little girl?
she had to be shooting randomly into the smoke or she is a bit fuct up! :p

top effort by michonne.. sleeps through entire ep. grimacing is tiring ;)

they are gonna get pwned if the governer attacks the prison... one good fighter left n he's gone crazy
12:54pm 13/02/13 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4893 posts
why did the chick with the sniper rifle, who totally had the element of suprise, not shoot the Governer?
Because he had lines in the next episode.
05:26pm 13/02/13 Permalink
JakeG
Thailand
1164 posts
I was bored for about 5/6 minutes while watching latest ep - what an outrage.

Made me realise how good Spartacus is.. then I watched that and had to endure a pretty hardcore gay sex scene....
06:14pm 13/02/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2026 posts
The last 10 minutes of episode 10. "You're welcome"
02:02pm 18/02/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1881 posts
Holy s*** I did not see that coming!

Hectic.
09:45am 22/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20682 posts
How did the they even get a guy up in that tower?
11:17am 22/02/13 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5408 posts
How did the they even get a guy up in that tower?


I was thinking the same thing how did he get up there without anyone knowing, people are dying fast!
11:46am 22/02/13 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4446 posts
It really annoyed me how incompetent the survivors were in that fight. In the comics they kick guvna's f*****g ass a couple times till he snaps and no longer wants to take over the prison and move woodbury, but just destroy it. Here he's just a petty twat.
12:14pm 22/02/13 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6194 posts
I Love how they can headshot zombies, at range, while running or driving. A guy standing still though? S*** that's a hard target.
12:17pm 22/02/13 Permalink
Saint
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3246 posts
Yeah, while this season has been awesome in general, that gun shootout was horrible. How did the guy get in the tower? How can nobody hit anything? Hershell is suddenly a ninja who can roll around in the grass.
12:28pm 22/02/13 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4157 posts
Are we supposed to know who the woman (?) driving the zombie-filled van is? She seems to just disappear into thin air after getting out of the vehicle.
01:01pm 22/02/13 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6195 posts
She ran back to the gate and left with the Gov
01:12pm 22/02/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16694 posts
How did the they even get a guy up in that tower?


how did they even pull up in a car without anyone seeing them?
01:36pm 22/02/13 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7094 posts
yeh the shootout scene was pretty lol... the guv standing there like colonel kilgore & not getting hit at all in a hail of automatic fire. but i guess it's fiction so it doesn't pay to ask too many questions about the holes in reality... otherwise you end up asking if zombies poop!?
02:56pm 22/02/13 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5410 posts
also do Zombies digest what they eat?
04:08pm 22/02/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3932 posts
this series goes between mundane eps to totally awesome eps. I just want nice consistent totally awesome eps!
12:25am 23/02/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1884 posts
I had to go look up the effective range of semi-automatic assault rifles after watching it, it's point target of 550m and area target of like 800m.. so they're all terrible shots!
10:05pm 24/02/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17855 posts
Yet can pop zombies off like it ain't no thang with a pistol from a moving car driver off road
10:14pm 24/02/13 Permalink
d^
Melbourne, Victoria
1250 posts
Did anyone notice the governor eye patch changed eyes?
03:52pm 25/02/13 Permalink
assag
Brisbane, Queensland
49 posts
I think it was just a mirror shot? i know what scene you mean.
07:22pm 25/02/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2033 posts
Mirror shot - was confirmed in Talking Dead.
07:24pm 25/02/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16707 posts
bit of a slow one today. andrea is a stupid b****.
10:43pm 25/02/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2034 posts
While I do enjoy the character drama, the uneveness of pace with this show makes me think that AMC (the network commissioning the episode production) ordered 16 episodes but only provided a budget for 8-10.

Season 4 will have yet another new showrunner. We'll see what happens.
02:08am 26/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20700 posts
At least they showed where the black guy and his posse ended up, I had nfi whether they were still hanging around the prison or what, they just disappeared.
10:35am 26/02/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16710 posts
At least they showed where the black guy and his posse ended up, I had nfi whether they were still hanging around the prison or what, they just disappeared.


you must have missed the scene a few eps ago when rick told them to f*** off away from the prison.
11:31am 26/02/13 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7096 posts
you must have missed the scene a few eps ago when rick told them to f*** off away from the prison.

yeh.. but how did they even get away & all survive? they seemed like they were all gonna die just getting into the prison... then rick tells them to f*** off & they all wander off into the bush or suhn?

is it just me or are the zombies becoming less aggressive every episode?
first season the zombs would smash through plate glass & be mad keen to bite a survivors face off... now it's like they can't be bothered crossing the road to lay some chomp on someone.
11:43am 26/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20702 posts
Yeah, what demon said, I know Rick told them to f*** off but then they just disappeared entirely from the story then suddenly show up near Woodbury like it ain't no thang.
11:48am 26/02/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7489 posts
now it's like they can't be bothered crossing the road to lay some chomp on someone.

Yeah, in season 1 the survivors had to cover themselves in zombie guts to get past.

Right now they stroll around freely and if any zombies look at them, they push a disabled zombie towards them and say "just waitin' for a mate" and the zombies move on ...
12:20pm 26/02/13 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4158 posts
Yes, I'm confused by what mechanic the disabled zombie is supposed to keep other zombies disinterested with, exactly.
01:45pm 26/02/13 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6198 posts
Same concept as 'small like a zombie' but without all the guts over you. Obviously not as effective, but it puts a 'Zombie smell' buffer between you and any zombies that want to eat you.
02:26pm 26/02/13 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7097 posts
yeh but how does the zombie olfactory sense work at any range when there is zombie smell right there in the nostrils!!?! zombie poop i tells ya !!
Right now they stroll around freely and if any zombies look at them, they push a disabled zombie towards them and say "just waitin' for a mate" and the zombies move on ...

i lol'd :D
03:01pm 26/02/13 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
1324 posts
yeh but how does the zombie olfactory sense work at any range when there is zombie smell right there in the nostrils!!?! zombie poop i tells ya !!
When Andrea is walking the disabled zombie up one comes at her from a 4o'clockish angle with there was no disabled zombie between them. What scooter said basically :)
03:07pm 26/02/13 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4896 posts
So why do groups of zombies attack then smartguy?
Following that line of logic, if a zombies line of sight is blocked by another zombie he wont do anything.
It's just dumb tv logic that you arent supposed to think about.
If i were to think about it, i would say its more like the strange dish at a restaurant where no one eats it until someone else has a go first... zombie A sees zombie B right next to the human and not eating it, thus assumes it isnt worth eating.

I know Rick told them to f*** off but then they just disappeared entirely from the story then suddenly show up near Woodbury like it ain't no thang.
The shows only so long, i dont have a problem that they dont waste 30 seconds of an ep showing them saying "oh damn we miss the prison, i hope we find some nice psycho to help us get rvenge soon"
05:36pm 26/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20703 posts
Why not? They waste plenty of time doing meaningless s***, they could have wasted a little bit of time actually filling in some story. Even a shot of them running out through the prison wall and killing a few zombies to clear a path would make it apparent they left, I wasn't even sure if they had left or just run off to a different part of the prison.
05:50pm 26/02/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7521 posts
I was going to joke last week about how the show should be called DayZ, since nothing really happens except shootups between humans every once in a while.

So what happened in today's episode? ANDREA WALKED ACROSS THE ENTIRE F*****G MAP.
05:59pm 18/03/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17933 posts
I bet it is so hawt banging after days without shower etc
06:21pm 18/03/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16794 posts
at the end of the ep, i was expecting to see andrea's head in a jar
07:49pm 18/03/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2074 posts
Second to last episode of the season delivers!
01:09pm 25/03/13 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1308 posts
Yes last nights episode was awesome, next monday will be hectic with Walking Dead finale and Game of Thrones Premiere

Speaking of which why is there a watermark in the Walking Dead shows 'Walking Dead Premiere'?
12:58pm 26/03/13 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6335 posts
My goodness that last scene of episode 15 was pretty full on

gut wrenching stuff

literally
01:08pm 26/03/13 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13690 posts
So why do groups of zombies attack then smartguy?
Following that line of logic, if a zombies line of sight is blocked by another zombie he wont do anything.

Herds move with herd instinct, same way that birds fly in formation?
01:19pm 26/03/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7531 posts
Dear all the smarty pants in this thread,

Why would a zombie (e.g. Merle) abandon devouring a fresh* corpse in favour of slowly chasing down a living human?

(* = remember, it's fres**)
01:29pm 26/03/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2076 posts
Speaking of which why is there a watermark in the Walking Dead shows 'Walking Dead Premiere'?

AMC TV use that when it's a first run airing.

They rerun a lot of episodes on Sundays (and during the week, too).

This week, they're airing all three seasons during primetime hours in the lead up to Sunday.
01:39pm 26/03/13 Permalink
Saint
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3259 posts
Poor Daryl :(
02:47pm 26/03/13 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6336 posts
Dear all the smarty pants in this thread,

Why would a zombie (e.g. Merle) abandon devouring a fresh* corpse in favour of slowly chasing down a living human?

(* = remember, it's fres**)


My guess is that the desire to chase something moving or making noise overrides the desire to chow down on a stationary lump of meat.

Someone needs to do a simple flow chart of zombie behaviour patterns.
02:51pm 26/03/13 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13693 posts
Dear all the smarty pants in this thread,Why would a zombie (e.g. Merle) abandon devouring a fresh* corpse in favour of slowly chasing down a living human?(* = remember, it's fres**)

Because the zombies are driven to spread the infection over all else?
02:57pm 26/03/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2077 posts
Poor Daryl :(

Yeah, his reaction was right up there with Rick and his missus. :(
02:59pm 26/03/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16821 posts
i think rick's reaction was worse, but i still felt sorry for daryl.
03:35pm 26/03/13 Permalink
Boxhead
Brisbane, Queensland
12406 posts
Why would a zombie (e.g. Merle) abandon devouring a fresh* corpse in favour of slowly chasing down a living human?
Cos then the zombie would have 2 fresh corpses!
06:13pm 26/03/13 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1310 posts
AMC TV use that when it's a first run airing.They rerun a lot of episodes on Sundays (and during the week, too).This week, they're airing all three seasons during primetime hours in the lead up to Sunday.


Thanks for that makes sense now that has been frustrating me for almost 3 seasons.

I have yet to read all the comic books yet, but does it ever explain how the infection came about? if you respond maybe place it in spoiler tags so people that don't want to know don't find out?
08:32pm 26/03/13 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4463 posts
The zombies in this show are f*****g inconsistent as f***.

Half the time they just walk past them and the zombies don't even react. And now of course it's been decided that zombies can't break anything like a car window. Anyone remember last season where zombies could break down f*****g brick walls and s***?
09:44pm 26/03/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2078 posts
I have yet to read all the comic books yet, but does it ever explain how the infection came about? if you respond maybe place it in spoiler tags so people that don't want to know don't find out?

I don't read the comics, but from what I know
Spoiler:
No, it has never been explained definitively, and Robert Kirkman has gone on record in the past to say that he's not really planning to ever explain it. Something about it not mattering (survival is the point, not the cure)
01:14am 27/03/13 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7117 posts
Why would a zombie (e.g. Merle) abandon devouring a fresh* corpse in favour of slowly chasing down a living human?

maybe the fresh corpse turned just at that moment... it still had a head right?

don't go down the road of zombie logic!

Half the time they just walk past them and the zombies don't even react. And now of course it's been decided that zombies can't break anything like a car window. Anyone remember last season where zombies could break down f*****g brick walls and s***?

yeh the zombs just don't care like they used to...

also, lols @ glenn breaking the zomb chick's finger off to get his wedding ring :D
10:54am 27/03/13 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5524 posts
lol in season 2 when all the zombie attacked the farm they so fast! Now slower than baby crawling lol
11:38am 27/03/13 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6337 posts
notice how every now and then there are 'ninja' zombies? By ninja I mean they can sneak up silently on the survivors whilst all the other zombies shuffle, moan and groan so much you can hear them coming a mile off.

Like in ep14 when Anrea walked off the road and lent beside a tree and all of a sudden a zombie grabs her through the branches.
11:47am 27/03/13 Permalink
Crunch
Perth, Western Australia
1111 posts
I thought that last ep was pretty lame. Seemed to kill off a fairly central character pretty quickly over some random scheme to go and kill the governor by himself.
01:21pm 29/03/13 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1313 posts
I thought that last ep was pretty lame. Seemed to kill off a fairly central character pretty quickly over some random scheme to go and kill the governor by himself.


I thought it was well done, Meryl wanted to get the job done he was always the tough guy in the group and wanted to prove himself to the group he had a very smart tactic too, took a few guys down.

I wouldn't really call Meryl a central character he was only in a couple of episodes in S1 and most of S3.
04:47pm 29/03/13 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3908 posts
Wondering if the zombies are getting weaker since the muscles and tendon's are decomposing. Would love a companion piece to stories like this where they explain some of the science and rules behind the universe.
05:37pm 29/03/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19667 posts
it was boring as hell, when is the battle ffs
05:38pm 29/03/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17986 posts
last ep got real

of course the battle is going to be held right at the end of the season

as much as irritating merl was there was a slight tinge of sadness when he went

the kid stepping in front just as he fired at the governor was pretty baddass too
05:42pm 29/03/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2081 posts
Wondering if the zombies are getting weaker since the muscles and tendon's are decomposing. Would love a companion piece to stories like this where they explain some of the science and rules behind the universe.

I think the only nod to the effect of time passing that has been given was that Greg Nicotero (directs a view episodes, head makeup and creature FX guy) noted that as the show progresses, the look of the walkers should show more and more decay. The colour and decomposition is gradually increasing with time.

the kid stepping in front just as he fired at the governor was pretty baddass too

That was the son (?) of the bearded guy in Team Tyrese. Guess he's going to be pissed.

There'll be a battle during the finale on Sunday, which will no doubt use 40% of the season's overall budget. I doubt it will include a tank.

(mostly because the producers used a helicopter in scenes early in the season, and any movie/tv show that uses a helicopter already blew a tonne of cash..)
03:01am 30/03/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5840 posts
also, lols @ glenn breaking the zomb chick's finger off to get his wedding ring :D


Haha yes.

. o O ( what the hell is he doing? Ohh... he's jewelery shopping. )
03:10am 30/03/13 Permalink
Taipan
USA
4058 posts
Have a big night of TV viewing Sunday night with the season finale of Walking Dead and the season premiere of Game of Thrones. So much TV goodness what ever will I do :P
10:25am 30/03/13 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13717 posts
. o O ( what the hell is he doing? Ohh... he's jewelery shopping. )

Is this a thought bubble?
10:49am 30/03/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1951 posts
I think the only nod to the effect of time passing that has been given was that Greg Nicotero (directs a view episodes, head makeup and creature FX guy) noted that as the show progresses, the look of the walkers should show more and more decay. The colour and decomposition is gradually increasing with time


This is pretty interesting, because presumably the zombies would starve out or decompose to nothing after enough time? That's what happens in 28 Days Later at any rate.
10:54am 30/03/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5841 posts
Is this a thought bubble?

Yes it is. :P
I didn't sit there watching it and say that out loud, that would be crazy.
11:54am 30/03/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2084 posts
Final episode had guns, baysplosions, and a pretty decent bodycount.

The end was a little anticlimatic. A bit like most HBO shows.
01:09pm 01/04/13 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21288 posts
I hope it's good. My prediction will be the prison will somehow be overrun by zombies during the battle and at the very end they'll be forced to move on and the next season will be set somewhere else.

EDIT: Damn it! The IMDB board is mostly negative about the finale. Also it's spoiler city so avoid if you get butthurt from seeing spoilers.
01:23pm 01/04/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2087 posts
Lol. Religious nutter prank call on Talking Dead! A++


Oh, and they aired this little gem during the telecast..
02:00pm 01/04/13 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4465 posts
I can't believe the governor outright murdered about 15 of his own people, and not a single one fired back.
05:25pm 01/04/13 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3914 posts
Anyone else get annoyed at Andrea constantly wasting time when trying to get free? It's not like taking her time is going to make him become a zombie any slower.
06:35pm 01/04/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5843 posts
"You're going to be OK!" said Andrea stupidly to Milton as he bled out in minutes from four stab wounds to the chest.
"I wanted to save everybody!" sighed Andrea, as she flailed with both dialog and pliers, simultaneously pushing the ironic exposition scene forward and the life saving tool backward.
Andrea paused again to ponder whether zombie Milton would need to take two steps or three to reach the chair in which she sat chained helplessly.
"Hurry the f*** up..." gurgled Milton as his last breath grew nearer.
Milton knew that if he was soon to feed on her brains he wouldn't get a decent meal.

http://i.imgur.com/dyY4Cyw.jpg
08:06pm 01/04/13 Permalink
SheerObesity
Melbourne, Victoria
142 posts
Was a bit of a snooze fest. Plus i dont think we saw the guy at the start get captured and tortured. It's like they ran out of money so couldn't cover it.

Also how the hell does a few flashbangs and 2 people shooting force a huge mob of armed men and women to retreat? wtf.
08:48pm 01/04/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7535 posts
Had just one job to do .. get the pliers before the dude turns.

Not kick the pliers away first ... not drop it ... not abort grabbing the pliers in favour of chatting ... not sit there staring ... just one job.
10:21pm 01/04/13 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1316 posts
Was a bit of a snooze fest. Plus i dont think we saw the guy at the start get captured and tortured. It's like they ran out of money so couldn't cover it. Also how the hell does a few flashbangs and 2 people shooting force a huge mob of armed men and women to retreat? wtf.


You got to remember alot of those people that went were not soldiers
11:01pm 01/04/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7536 posts
. It's like they ran out of money so couldn't cover it.

They've been saving the season's budget for the 30 seconds of blowing up and shooting at nothing in this last ep.
Also how the hell does a few flashbangs and 2 people shooting force a huge mob of armed men and women to retreat? wtf.

Don't forget the bit where the governor pulled them over and they complained it was a "slaughter", despite no one actually getting hurt (apart from the kid that carl shot - which they weren't aware of).

This show is like one of those long essays you have to write, and you just keep padding and padding with filler content hoping to get the required word-count.

Can't wait for Zombieland to start:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2090440/
http://screenrant.com/zombieland-tv-show-amazon-cast-writers-director/
11:23pm 01/04/13 Permalink
andrewus
Brisbane, Queensland
2931 posts
have to admit.. a little disappointed in this finale. still not too bad as I am a lover of the show so I look forward to season 4.

just disappointed at the anti-climax.
11:37pm 01/04/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1956 posts
Alright episode I guess.. totally did not see that s*** coming with the Governor, is that how it went down in the comics?

Andrea is so f*****g annoying, she literally wasted 10 minutes not escaping from the chair!

Why did they not move into Woodbury? Surely it'd be better then the prison?

Still looking forward to Season 4, I predict problems from young Carl.
08:41am 02/04/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2089 posts
Why did they not move into Woodbury? Surely it'd be better then the prison?

Might be because the Gov is still at large and knows that place a bit better...?

Woodbury ain't going anywhere...
08:56am 02/04/13 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
543 posts
Not how i thought it would go down and as a season finale i was totally unimpressed by it tbh... Built up over a heap of eps to this big epic showdown and it was a load of s*** and over in 5 minutes... Rest of the ep spent trying to make people feel sorry for someone nobody gives a f*** about...
09:28am 02/04/13 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13737 posts
Kind of went out with a whimper didn't it?
01:31pm 02/04/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2091 posts
Like I said, just like an HBO finale. The meat is done and over within minutes, and the rest of the episode is slow, ploddy, and simply sets up the next season.

True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones are all fine examples.
02:53pm 02/04/13 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4162 posts
despite no one actually getting hurt
Didnt Glen and Maggie shoot a few of them as they were fleeing? Or did they miss all their shots.

I can only think the 3 or 4 scenes with Andrea sitting in the room not reaching for the pliers is just a massive troll on the writer's behalf.

The only thing that surprised me about how it ended was that that there was no hint as to where the governor has gone.
03:04pm 02/04/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5845 posts
He's gone on a road trip with Martinez and the other dude (TWD wiki says his name is Shumpert).
I'm presuming the writers have left it open for the Gov to come back, but IMO an awesome ending would have been a tense mexican standoff build up and then ending with a Reservoir Dogs style shootout between Gov, Martinez, Allen & others.
03:29pm 02/04/13 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1449 posts
Kind of went out with a whimper didn't it?


Yeah, by the end of that episode I was convinced that the season would be 18 eps long...

The f*** is going wrong here. The first season seemed pretty good, but this last season was f*****g painful.
S*** like the whole sequence with Andrea in this last episode... I get the impression that it would have worked far better in the comics. The way they just padded out that whole sequence of events in the show seriously just made Andrea seem pathetically slow.

Interesting what you learn about editing video watching some shows do things so right versus some of the s*** that went down in this season.
03:44pm 02/04/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7537 posts
Didnt Glen and Maggie shoot a few of them as they were fleeing? Or did they miss all their shots.

I don't think a single bullet connected with anyone in that entire scene. After inspecting the pixels, I believe most of the bullet holes / ricochet were done in CGI (have a look at when the utes got "hit", etc). Hell even the towers seems to be intact and only had smoke emanating from them despite being "blown up".

There seriously needs to be a change in writers. Almost every decision and reaction ever made in this season has been exactly the wrong one and very frustrating for the viewers.

Prime example was Andrea getting chased down by the governor in the abandoned building:

Real survival instinct: crouch and be very quiet, he will drive past as he OBVIOUSLY doesn't have time to inspect ALL buildings since he doesn't know you're in there.
Andrea's instinct: continue walking around and kick a bucket full of nails/tools to make maximum noise and make your whereabouts known. Also, walk off instead of taking the car.
03:53pm 02/04/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2092 posts
There seriously needs to be a change in writers.

Well...Season 4 will have a new show runner. The third show runner in the show's history, in fact.

Though popular opinion suggests that the departure of the current show runner explains the limp ending (ie. not what he had planned)
04:01pm 02/04/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5846 posts
There seriously needs to be a change in writers. Almost every decision and reaction ever made in this season has been exactly the wrong one and very frustrating for the viewers.


I don't think it's the writers, this is the second lot they've had through - the original writers were sacked after the end of season 1. AMC is said to be a little bit nazi about the show behind the scenes. The original showrunner (Frank Darabont) was sacked, and now the current showrunner (Glen Mazzara) has quit.

edit: doh, beaten to it
04:05pm 02/04/13 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4163 posts
explains the limp ending
To me it was the kind of ending I expect from a show that is unsure whether it will be renewed for another season: wrap up all the story lines, leave possibility for new story lines if you are renewed, and definitely avoid a cliffhanger.

In the context of opening the door for the show to change directions in the new season, I think that kind of ending also makes sense.

Almost every decision and reaction ever made in this season has been exactly the wrong one and very frustrating for the viewers.
Won't bother arguing a subjective opinion as I thoroughly enjoyed the season, but I will note the only objective evaluation we have: google tells me Season 3 has been the best season in terms of ratings.
06:11pm 02/04/13 Permalink
Linker
Brisbane, Queensland
1754 posts
I really enjoyed this Season, and thought the finale was great. It did indeed feel like a HBO show ending and I didn't have anything against that.

TWD is apparently one of the highest rating shows in the history of cable since the end of last season, so it was a shoe in for being renewed and why they got the much bigger budget this season.

The part 2 premiere of s3 had massive ratings, beating out NCIS, Big Bang Theory and Modern Family, so it's definitely gonna be around a couple more seasons if AMC has anything to do with it!
12:32am 03/04/13 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21291 posts
Wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be although the shootout at the prison was super lame. Can't believe how bad everyone is at shooting.
12:33am 03/04/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1958 posts
Yeah.. I mean shooting is difficult right? (I've never shot a weapon), but they've been doing it for a while and at 50-100m they should be able to hit something!? It's like they're shooting blanks.

If it's higher rated then Big Bang I don't understand why they didn't do more with the budget and cliffhanger the season to draw everyone in for S4.
01:16am 03/04/13 Permalink
Creepy
USA
2093 posts
The issue as I see it:

AMC gives them the task of producing 16 episodes, yet only provides the budget to properly produce half of that amount.

This explains the pacing of the last two seasons.
01:25am 03/04/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
4035 posts
Piss poor ending leaves me wanting more.

Oh wait, so that's their evil plan.

I'm hoping we get a Season 4.

As for shooting prowess.........how come they can shoot walkers in the head from a distance but can't hit centre body mass of a live person?
11:47pm 06/04/13 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21297 posts
LOL

At the end of season 2 everyone was a crack sniper. Come season 3 ending and no one can hit s***. Even if they took out half the Woodberry people it would have been acceptable. And then the Governor could have killed the rest for being weak.
01:07am 07/04/13 Permalink
l3wd_5c0ff
Brisbane, Queensland
2499 posts
Woodbury ain't going anywhere...


By rights it should be over run with walkers now considering they took one of the main street gates (bus with steel sheets on side was transport for women and children from Woodbury back to prison).
08:52pm 07/04/13 Permalink
`ViPER`
Brisbane, Queensland
4165 posts
By rights it should be over run with walkers now considering they took one of the main street gates (bus with steel sheets on side was transport for women and children from Woodbury back to prison)


would be pretty straight forward to lure a bunch of them out the main gate, then close it. Then slowly clear out the main area and rooms, like the prison.

I don't like how the walkers have basically become a non-issue. One person alone with a knife can seemingly walk around fine, just casually stabbing walkers in the head when they get close.

The walkers are just being used as a kind of weapon against other people.
10:11am 08/04/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5872 posts
That's pretty much how the comic goes though. Walkers just keep getting easier to deal with, while people just keep getting tougher to deal with.
10:24am 08/04/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16861 posts
I don't like how the walkers have basically become a non-issue. One person alone with a knife can seemingly walk around fine, just casually stabbing walkers in the head when they get close.

The walkers are just being used as a kind of weapon against other people.


i read an interview recently where they said they deliberately downplayed the zombies to focus on the human vs human aspect for this season. they also mentioned they want to make the zombies deadlier in season 4.
11:52am 08/04/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
18012 posts
liked the ending to the season

apart from the part where NO ONE got shot as they were retreating out of the prison
12:26pm 08/04/13 Permalink
apvkt
Wynnum, Queensland
3 posts
Hi guys,
What are the latest Hindi films running successfully in Kolkata theatres?? Share the details..Waiting for reply.
10:41pm 08/04/13 Permalink
csirac
Brisbane, Queensland
2867 posts
that wins random off topic of the year
11:00pm 08/04/13 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1322 posts
I've been reading the comics up to issue #4 holy hell it's different to the TV show, you can see some similarities but WOW
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