OT: Walking Dead Season 3

Submitted by TWSWBC on February 10th, 2013 at 5:25 PM

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

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NFG

February 10th, 2013 at 5:29 PM ^

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.

MGoBender

February 10th, 2013 at 5:32 PM ^

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.

MGoBender

February 10th, 2013 at 7:25 PM ^

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.

Skiptoomylou22

February 11th, 2013 at 12:14 AM ^

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.

MGoBender

February 10th, 2013 at 5:54 PM ^

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.

NoMoPincherBug

February 10th, 2013 at 5:59 PM ^

Great thanks for the reminder.  There is going to be more human to human killing and that is going to be disturbing.  I hope that they do not take it to far from the zombies.

MGoBender

February 10th, 2013 at 6:09 PM ^

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.

WMUgoblue

February 10th, 2013 at 6:17 PM ^

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.

M-Wolverine

February 10th, 2013 at 6:25 PM ^

(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.

gutnedawg

February 10th, 2013 at 6:36 PM ^

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.

DK81

February 10th, 2013 at 6:59 PM ^

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.

M-Wolverine

February 10th, 2013 at 8:23 PM ^

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.