OT: Walking Dead 2-17 Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on February 17th, 2013 at 8:46 PM
There was a lot of interest in the mid-season premiere last week. Let's see if it continues. I can watch the rest of Killing Lincoln after Talking Dead. I mean, Lincoln is still going to end up dead either way. (Too Soon?) Everyone knows Lincoln kills Vampires not Zombies....

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moffle

February 18th, 2013 at 10:49 AM ^

Hadn't the Governor's crew already left for the prison at that point? That's why Andrea was talking to the people at the wall, to see where they'd gone.

But yeah, my assumption was that the driver of the van just took off back through the gates after getting out of the truck. Why would she have stuck around?

I didn't really get the guy in the tower though. How did he get there, and were they just planning to ditch him?

Skiptoomylou22

February 18th, 2013 at 1:12 AM ^

Knowing that the show is based off a comic book, though loosely and often differentiates in plot, it's so hard for me after an intense cliffhanging episode to not want to read about it and see how it all ends. However, I'm still going strong..

MGoBender

February 18th, 2013 at 8:17 AM ^

I don't understand why it has become all hipster to bash on TWD. I guess it's really popular, therefore a lot of people feel they need to say how bad it is.  It's no different than it ever has been however. It was never a bastion of award-winning actors. It is what it is.

Furthermore, I think last night addressed a lot of what people like to whine about. There was a "call to common sense" in some respects: we got to see why Rick is still the leader - he admitted his problems and addressed them with Herschel. There was decent character development with Glen and Maggie. The storyline isn't being drug out - I didn't expect an attack on the prison to happen so quickly.

So, yeah, I don't get the hipster reaction to TWD.  It's not Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones or even Dexter.  It's a much more low-brow show than any of those. But it always has been - now it is just insanely more popular.

His Dudeness

February 18th, 2013 at 11:38 AM ^

I'm not sure I can be considered "hipster" based solely on the fact that my legs are too big to fit into skinny jeans... anyhow I just think it is too far removed from the original graphic novel. It is disappointing  that they didn't keep honest to the characters and are playing to the "dramatic/ love story" aspect that makes shows popular and actually makes it low brow as you mentioned. I just wish it was kept like it should be. The baby/the Lori garbage/ the Glen and Maggie bullshit. Fuck all that. There is no time for that and it is annoying at best.

MGoBender

February 18th, 2013 at 1:28 PM ^

Not you in particular (I really just couldn't help posting the Dude given your user name). It's more the fact that TWD is the highest rated show on cable right now and the highest rated show ON TV in the 18-45 demo and if you read any recap of the show, all you'll get is condescending laments on how awful the show is. That's where I see the hipster culture coming through. The "This used to be cool, but now it's popular" ideology.

I'm coming at it never having read the comics and now that I know you have read the comics, I can understand your view better.

It's more interesting, even, that many of the critics whine that there is not enough dramatic character development.

I'm just enjoying the ride and will save my critical opinions for other things.

M-Wolverine

February 18th, 2013 at 2:26 PM ^

Other than the baby turn, how is Lori haunting Rick and Glen and Maggie having a rough time  with it all and relationship drama different from the comic?

I admit it's a lot less dark than the comic, and they might be to a point where they can't really get back to the comic storyline, and just interpet set pieces from it, but I don't see it as THAT different thematically.

Smash Lampjaw

February 18th, 2013 at 12:36 PM ^

that it seemed like season one had higher production values. I remember the strange dead torsos and body parts moving around more. I thought of that when they focused on the dead guy in the tower, and it seemed for a moment that he was going to reanimate before our eyes, but no, sadly. I suppose it saves some fx money if he got shot in the head, but I miss some of that. It's still my favorite show, unless Breaking Bad is, or if The Amerikans continues to build tension. (Strange how attached I can get to KBG agents.)

boliver46

February 18th, 2013 at 2:28 PM ^

Guess I shoulda watched the show off my DVR BEFORE reading this thread...but like a moth drawn to flame, I couldn't resist clicking...nor continuing to read....

It'll still be fun to see badass Rick later.  Glad to read he's back!