Mid-season premiere tonight, who is watching and what do you think will happen? Will any more key characters be lost over these next few episodes? Enjoy the show folks
also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
I bet nothing big tonight except probably Murrell will be taken to the prison which will cause drama and the Governor starts to plan his assault.
Definitely excited. Been watching the marathons yesterday and today.
This morning I watched the season 2 mid-season finale where Sophia came out of the barn. That goes right up there with some of the best endings on TV of the past few years.
I called pretty soon after she went missing. Certainly one of my prouder television watching moments.
That scene was incredible but the rest of season 2 was awful.
I was completely blindsided by it - and glad I was. I had assumed that she was dead long before that episode.
The whole scene was gut wrenching and brutal. And then when Sophia walked out my jaw literally dropped and my stomach turned. It was quite the ending.
Similar endings that come to mind are this years Breaking Bad where Todd shoots the kid and the Season 4 finale of Dexter.
I just speed watched the rest of season 2 - it's actually amazing how much you can fast forward through without losing any of the gist. The finale was good and the penultimate episode was good, but the four inbetween were pretty, pretty, pretty drawn out.
Ha! Should've read your reply before I posted, looks like we had the exact same reaction.
When Sophia came out of the barn I audibly gasped and my jaw literally dropped. It truly shocked me, didn't see that one coming at all.
To me, that's the craziest, most impactful plot twist there's been on TV since LOST.
totally make up for some of the lesser episodes. But to comment on your post, I agree that I was completely shocked. Initially I was very dissapointed that the season was comprised of a barn and occasional ventures out to search for a girl who the audience had no real connection to. HOWEVER, finding her in the barn (this may sound cynical) was the best thing that could have happened from a viewers perspective. Would have been way too corny to find her after 12 episodes, The Walking Dead is far from disney.
I'm liking him more now that he has bloodlust. I still wouldn't be upset if he got eaten though.
Read the comics if you have a chance, your entire perception of Carl will change.
He's in over his head with Nagen.
So sweet when he pops out of the back of the truck. Ugh I hate that the comics are so far ahead. I really dislike waiting for stuff to happen to talk about ut
Was there more to that name? It just seemed so random and stupid. My teacher's name was Judith, let's go with that? Strange. I always assumed there was a story behind it that maybe was clear in the comics or something.
Carl is a badass now. I want Carl to start saying stuff from Pulp Fiction. "Say what again."
Now that Whori (as they affectionately call her over on IMDB) is gone, every episode is my favorite episode.
Hahaha I was so happy when she died. I wish it were better though, I like how it happened in the comics. So excited for tonight but Andrea is starting to piss me off.
But I think she has a trick or two up her sleeve. I have a feeling she will be instrumental in the Governor's downfall.
I'm pretty excited to watch the episodes in Black and White starting on Thursday.
I don't know if any other show has done that since - you know - everything was in black and white.
I will destroy shit if Mershonne dies.
He's a fan favorite I doubt it.
My favorite character hands down.
Did Merle and Michonne have a baby and I didn't hear about it?
Ya except his half arm is also have katana?!?!?
Without giving anything away, I have a question for the comic readers.
I've read that the series deviates significantly from the comics. Could you put a % on it?
For someone that has not read any of the comics, would you suggest me going ahead and giving them a shot or let the series runs its course and then go back?
This summer I read A Game of Thrones and have started A Clash of Kings, but I had a friend recommend to me that I should just watch the series and then catch up on the books. The more I read, the more I'm thinking that might be a good idea.
There aren't significant deviations, but there are plenty of differences in the way/how soon characters die. Along with the inclusion of some characters that don't even exist in the comic plot line (Darryl and Merle.)
I believe Amazon has the 2 compendiums fairly cheap if you do wish to learn things ahead of the show, I'd certainly recommend it if you wish to invest. And trust me, they aren't long reads: pictures, pictures, captions, pictures, rinse and repeat.
(Yes, really cheap and great per issue value on Amazon) but I'd say the overall arcs are following the books, but what happens to the characters and how they're introduced doesn't very much at all. So they may go from camp to farm to prison to Govenor, but what happens to everyone is straying pretty far away.
And no matter how much you think they get away with in the tv show, they get away with a LOT more in te comic.
Read the comics for sure. They're rather gory and might turn you away, rape and other explicit parts. It isn't easy to put a % but it seems as though the narratives are diverging. If you watch Game of Thrones I doubt you will end up reading the books, they're very similar and I cannot get past Martin's writing.
I am up to date on both and although they are similar they are different. The main plot is the same but some if the sub plots are different/ non existent in one. Worth the read but I suggest waiting until this season is over. Read them during the "off season".
Yes I missed these threads because the first half of the season during No OT. ( Because it was football season)
Very excited for tonight. Haven't read the comics but thinking about startng them. Hope my boy Daryl makes it out ok. Pretty sure he does from what I saw from the preview for the season.(Favorite part of the series is when he nicknamed the baby little asskicker)
I also can't wait for the prison group to meet up with the govenors group. Should be pretty awesome. The first half of season 3 was my favorite season of any show. Hope they keep going off the momentum even with e.p. Glen Mazarra gone.
I'm shocked AMC and Glen parted ways.
Yeah I would be curious to hear the reasons he was shown the door.
I would be shocked if it were anything other than cash. AMC has already cut the per episode budget and removed 2 minutes from the show to air more commercials.
While that is annoying, I wonder if it is a trade-off for keeping the episode # low and not turning it into a pure cash cow ala The X-Files and LOST. If that's the reasoning, then I can play along.
I miss Lost though.
I think Matthew Weiner demanded more money to shoot Mad Men. I remember hearing that AMC had to lower budgets on other shows to pay for Mad Men.
It was creative differences between him and Kirkman. Whether that's good or bad for the show I don't know.
I did read recently that Glen was willing to kill off Rick, so I don't know if that was a big point of contention with Kirkman or not. But whatever it was it was a power struggle Kirkman won.
Just imagine if Darabont was still on, the season 2 premiere would have been legendary.
That just broke my heart. The idea of origin/standalone/perspective episodes would have been a nice break and contrast to what felt like an entire season of looking for Sophia -___-
Honestly though. What the fuck were they thinking? Season 2 was such a bust until Glen came in.
That would have been a cool episode
Dang never knew that! Wish Darabont would have stayed on, that would have made a really cool episode. Thanks for the link.
Didn't they shoot or stab his head? They set the precedent that if someone is killed by destroying the brain, they wont come back as a zombie.
Also hopefully more Tyrese. From what my friends tell me about the comics, he could end up being what of my favorite characters.
Love it! Very intense first scene.
Gotta admit, I love to hate Merle.
Great first act, though I'm ready for someone to tell Rick to STFU
It's a ricktatorship now.
Commercials galore, this is a bit ridiculous.