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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:25 AM »
Again killing off Rick or the show isn't good still makes no sense. And apparently that's what you think. Do you want the main character in all shows you watch killed off? I think I am done debating with you. I appreciate Greg and Matt M debating with me and Justin, etc because it feels like a friendly debate. Any time YOU say anything it seems like you're being an a*hole for the sake of being an a*hole, in my opinion, so it riles me up too. I could be reading you wrong, and if so I apologize, but I don't think so, so that is a pretty worthless apology.

We will just have to agree to disagree and I will continue watching the show and enjoying it and rooting even harder they never kill off Rick both because I like his character and just to be a jerk. Thanks.

Yeah, you're not taking this discussion about a zombie TV show way too personally at all. My bad.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 14, 2014, 09:47 AM »
Lori and Dale were the only two big deaths on the show that I found shocking and unexpected. The writing was on the wall for Shane, Merle, Andrea, Herschel and The Governor so I wasn't surprised when they bit the dust. As much as I enjoy Daryl and Rick, seeing one of them get ambushed and eaten by walkers would really kick things up a notch.

Part of why we all saw those deaths coming is because TWD kills off main characters. Not because it was just so expected and the easy thing to do.

You must have a pretty broad definition of what a main character is.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:33 PM »
"On AMC's The Walking Dead, anyone can die at any time! Except Rick, because it's his story, and except Daryl, because he's the bad-boy that the ladies love, and Michonne, too, 'cause she looks cool with her sword and whatnot. And probably Maggie, 'cause she's the only hot piece of ass on the show. Everyone else is fair game!"

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:01 PM »
I actually like the show.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 13, 2014, 12:35 PM »
Matt...How does Carl not shooting Rick equal "dumb and directionless?"  The point of the episode was that Carl has been building up resentment for his dad and feels he doesn't need him.  Him NOT shooting Rick signaled his realization that he'd rather die than be alone. Thinking Rick is zombified, he'd actually rather just end it all right there versus going on alone.  That's not dumb - its actually pretty powerful character development.  And it's obviously taking a main character in a new, more mature direction.  Could it be that the show is solid and it's you who just doesn't get it?

I said Carl not shooting Rick was the show taking the easy way out. Did it develop Carl as a character better than the alternative? There's no way to know. But the alternative would have made for much more interesting TV. Dumb and directionless was just a general descriptor of some of the decisions they've made after the first season.

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By the way, Kirkman is on record as saying the WD is "Rick's Story," so killing him off for shock value would be a pretty stupid move.  You want to compare this to Breaking Bad, but you're offering up the equivalent of Walter getting killed in season 2 and the rest of the story focusing on Jesse.

If it's Rick's story, then we know he's gonna make it out of every situation they put him in, like James Bond. That's boring. And means that line they like to trot out that "anyone can die at any time" is total bull****.

And I'm not the one who mentioned Breaking Bad, but do people really want to compare the two? Really?

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Beyond MY opinion, I think Nick and others are just bothered by the constant ripping on the show.  This is obviously a thread for people that really like the show.

Then let's update the thread title to "The Walking Dead (ONLY for people that really like the show)"

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That doesn't mean you can't point out things that bother you or that you wish had happened differently, but saying the storyline sucks or the writers constantly "blow it" isn't going to make you a lot of friends here.  And frankly, it makes you sound pretty stupid for continuing to waste your time on a show you don't like.

I like the show. It can be great TV when it wants to be. Too bad it hasn't wanted to be for a while.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 13, 2014, 11:08 AM »
Great! More crappy writing and dumb characters. Man this show sucks. Can't wait to watch.

I think everyone here likes the show to a degree, or they wouldn't be here. And I think most would agree it's a pretty good show. But that doesn't mean it's above reproach when it gets dumb and directionless, or when it takes the easy way out, they way it did when Carl didn't shoot Zombie Rick.

I will always wonder what this show would have been like if AMC hadn't fired Darabont, and let them have the budget they wanted. The first season had so much promise.

BREAKING: They just fired another showrunner.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 13, 2014, 10:45 AM »
Thanks for the heads up.

You're welcome.

Sneak preview of Episode 11: Rick, Carl, and Michonne clear another house.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 13, 2014, 10:30 AM »
All my point is..... is then don't watch it. It may not be the best show in all aspects, I get that, but it isn't as bad as you make it sound and again "inconsistent writing and dumb characters", easy solution, don't watch. If I had HBO or had had AMC when Bad started, Bad and Thrones would have been watched, but I don't. I have stopped watching many shows because they sucked. This isn't one of them.

In the end this is my problem I guess and I have to deal. That said, I'd rather this be a thread for people who like the show to post their likes AND dislikes, but not where people who hate it come to tell me they still watch it and it sucks and apparently I'm dumb for not seeing it sucks.

I think you're taking this a little too personally. It's just a show, man.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:41 PM »
The show had an opportunity to get super-interesting with Carl shooting Zombie Rick, but, as usual, they blew it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 8, 2014, 12:35 PM »
There's no Daryl in this episode, but there is pudding.

Lots of pudding.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 8, 2014, 10:44 AM »
New episode tomorrow night, but it's available right now for free on Xbox Video. Just watched it on my 360.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:15 PM »
I'm halfway through Season 4 of Dexter right now. I'm trying to figure out when I should stop watching. It sounds like the last couple of seasons are garbage.

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I know... reminds me of the Coors Light commercial they did with John Wayne a few years back.  Spooky.

Or did David Coulier make a clone of himself before his untimely death?

Maybe there was some leftover Coulier DNA swabbed from Alanis Morissette's old bedsheets.

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Looks like Uncle Joey will be making an 'undead' appearance in a Super Bowl commercial... what do you think about that, Scott?

That's some impressive CGI work.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« on: January 13, 2014, 01:41 PM »
No order outside of the first four.

01. Raiders
02. Star Wars
03. E.T.
04. Die Hard
05. Ferris
06. Spinal Tap
07. Lebowski
08. Aliens
09. Terminator 2
10. BTTF
11. The Goonies
12. Groundhog Day
13. The Dark Knight
14. The Blues Brothers
15. The Empire Strikes Back
16. Office Space
17. Toy Story 2
18. Dumb & Dumber
19. Anchorman
20. Little Man

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