OT: Walking Dead 9 pm, Game of Thrones 10 pm Open Thread- Spoilers at those times.

Submitted by M-Wolverine on March 31st, 2013 at 8:49 PM
Perfect end to the perfect day. Being the finale watching WD first, but if someone wants to create the opposite thread, I'm not the boss of you. But if you're here please no GoT spoilers till the 10 pm broadcast/dvr replay. (Actually looking at it now dvr may be the way to go since WD goes to 10:05 pm. But then GoT ends early probably so there's no perfect solution. Tough scheduling. And someone at AMC has a sense of humor scheduling the last Walking Dead on Easter).


Louie C

March 31st, 2013 at 9:49 PM ^

It looks like they gave it the Michael Bay treatment. The book is a recount by many people from from all over the world, and from all walks of life on their experience during the apocalypse, and not one centralized story. It's almost like it really happened. The movie looks like the typical summer movie.

I highly recommend the book. The pace and the intriguing and moving stories makes for a really good and quick read.

Stike A Pose

March 31st, 2013 at 10:11 PM ^

Yeah, I'm a big fan of the comics, and I don't really like what happened tonight either.

Kirkman said that the comics and the show are two completely different entities.  I kind of figured Andrea was going to die because she was pretty well hated.  I just think that the whole last episode was kind of rushed.  I think that they could have cut out a previous episode and expanded the whole prison attack. 

I'm also pretty disappointed that Lilly wasn't even present.

I'll have to watch this episode over again but I feel like the parts that shouldn't have been drawn out (Milton/Andrea) were, and the parts that should have been drawn out (The Governer/The Prison) weren't.

The only redeeming quality was Carl, surprisingly. 


March 31st, 2013 at 10:16 PM ^

It should have been 2 hours.  The Governer really needs to get his.  Carl should give it to him, and they had it set up perfectly - like a lob alley-oop slam dunk from Trey.  When the Governer wasn't in the town, I thought for sure we were going to get Carl vs Gov. to protect the rest.


March 31st, 2013 at 10:13 PM ^

What a dissapointing finale to what was a hopelessly dissapointing season. They did absolutely nothing to keep me interested in continuing to watch the show, and there's a chance they just lost 2 viewers in my wife and I. No closure, no setup for the next season, nothing. Worst season finale to any show I've ever watched. Any suggestions for good shows to turn my attention to (besides Game of Thrones of course).


March 31st, 2013 at 10:31 PM ^

What's my motivation for continuing to watch? What did they give me to think about that's going to hold a special place in my memory as I wait for season 4? I get that what happened was a big deal and huge deviation when compared to the comics, but in the context of the show itself, it doesnt do much for me. Zombies are awesome, but clearly the show doesn't rely on that alone, so I was expecting them to give me a least a little something to whet my appetite for future episodes. With how it was presented, this seemed like more of slowly developing poor man's series finale than the end of a season.


March 31st, 2013 at 11:22 PM ^

I couldn't agree more Charlie Day.  This show has gone the way of Heroes of building up for ten episodes to have an underwhelming finale.  I'm done with this show.  I'll wait until my buddies review to decide.  The plus side of watching the show after it's finished is avoiding 30 hours of commercials.


March 31st, 2013 at 10:21 PM ^

Someone maybe do me a favor?  I just finished reading Storm of Swords and haven't seen any of the show other than a couple YouTube clips.  (Don't have HBO, don't plan on getting it, and I'm waiting til the fall to get the Blu-Rays.)  What did they end the second season with?


March 31st, 2013 at 10:33 PM ^

Hmmm....it ain't a medic in the book.  And Brienne is marching Jaime along, yes?  (Tom Long made reference to that.)  I gather they went a fair ways into book 3 at the end of season 2.  I ask cause I want to follow along and not accidentally blab at the same time.  I know this is supposed to only be the first half of book 3, but I'll be awfully interested to find out where they actually stop.


March 31st, 2013 at 11:10 PM ^

The RW seems like the perfect way to end the season, but if so then this season would be quite a bit more than just half the book.  Although they did nudge Barristan Selmy a long way forward in the storyline.  It would've been too hard to keep him disguised all the way through.

I can't imagine we won't see quite a bit of Jon in both seasons three and four, it seems like there's more of him in this book than anyone else.


April 1st, 2013 at 8:22 AM ^

They can't end on the RW because so many people have described shock to the point of putting the book down after reading that chapter...  with that in mind I think they will move it up a little so that other story lines draw peopl back the next week.  I think it would be a risk to end with that scene because people may not come back... 

I believe RW will be episode 7 or 8 and PW will be either 10 or 1 of next year... 


April 1st, 2013 at 9:33 AM ^

I must be really weird because I felt the same way for about a day... then I finished the book in the next two.  Couldn't stop after that.  This is a series pretty well known for taking unconventional risks, of course, which the first book/season was a testament to.  But I think the book offers the perfect way to draw people back even without the other storylines.


March 31st, 2013 at 10:39 PM ^

Yes, season 2 went into book 3 a bit.

Robb married a women (in secret) who was working on the fields as a medic (sawing off legs in the battlefields) but had some more nobel upbringing. Apologies for not following the details of that too well.

Yes, Brienne and Jamie ended the second season marching along.

This episode thus far has brought Robb to Harrenhal, Tyrion get lambasted by his father for basically being an embarrassing imp that killed his mother.  And we just found out that Davos survived.  And Jon Snow met Mance Ryder. That's about where we're at.

I'm going to be in a tough decision this summer: I'm 1/4 of the way through the second book but since this season is adapting approx the first half of Storm of Swords, I'll have to decide if I want to surpass the TV series or not...


April 1st, 2013 at 2:53 PM ^

But they're being kind of silly.


*Possible Spoilers of source materials*

I don't freak out that they didn't cut off Rick's hand because it causes way more problems on a live action set than it does in a drawn comic (unless you're just an occassional character), and likewise, taking your award winning best actor and having to computer erase his nose everyepisode so that's all people look at doesn't seem dollar or drama smart. 


March 31st, 2013 at 10:34 PM ^

I think as the show goes on it gets harder and harder to adhere to the books... I wonder how they will keep it together...

I did like the intro of tormund though (one of my favorite characters) and Bronn the badass...



March 31st, 2013 at 11:38 PM ^

The prison attack was right out of a GI Joe cartoon. Lots of explosions and in the end nobody even has a scratch. Was the prison group intentionally sparing them after the ambush? That would have made sense out of such a lame battle. But I don't think that's it since they turned around and went after Woodbury.

Also... Not a fan of the sociopath 11 year old. That kind of crossed the line.

Still, For all the flaws I'm hooked.