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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 17, 2013, 10:55 PM »
For once, the slow pace didn't bother me.  I've enjoyed pretty most all of this season.

I can't stand the Governor, but I like that they brought an element of humanity to the guy and it didn't seem like it was forced.  It actually seemed like he cared.  Of course, there is no telling what will end up happening to the little girl he's "adopted." 

Good episode all the way around IMO.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Holy Crap I'm a Dad!!!!....again!
« on: November 16, 2013, 10:10 AM »
Congrats dude!!!  Didn't even know you guys had another one on the way.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 11, 2013, 06:37 AM »
I don't bother with Talking Dead anymore.  Hardwick is an idiot and not very funny at all.  I DVR so I can get the preview for the next week.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 10, 2013, 11:07 PM »
Interesting...wonder how the whole Rick/Darryl dynamic is going to play out now.

Good episode and certainly leading up to a good one next week.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 9, 2013, 08:37 AM »
Absolutely on the tires...  And hoses and belts...  Cars let sit for years rarely just pop back to life.  The older a car the better in this world.  And two modern mopar muscle cars in the show despite in one instance it being a clearly bad choice is suspect. ;) Musta paid for the cgi those weeks.

Absolutely agree with this, especially about the old cars.  When I deployed in 2002, I left my truck at my mom's house.  I told my step dad to take it out and drive it to work about once a week just to allow the tires to roll over, belts to flex, and so the gas wouldn't just sit in the tank and turn to gunk.

However, I'll give TWD a pass on the dynamics of the cars just because I love the show and don't want to nitpick too much.  I appreciate that they have no electricity and that was one of the first things to go.  Once people stop working at the power plants, the power goes out.  The History Channel did a show a few years ago called "Life after People." Really good show and I think they said the lights might stay out 2-4 weeks if people weren't around before the fuel would run out and the automated systems would shut down.  Nuclear power would be a little different and might actually end with a nuclear meltdown because nobody was around to manage the cooling system for the fuel rods.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 4, 2013, 06:59 AM »
I thought last nights episode was great.  It's amazing to me how going into four seasons they can still develop a character even more.  Rick, needless to say has been a wild ride and will continue to be after last night.

Darryl, I don't even know what to say.  His character continues to grow deeper and deeper.  As for Carol, I'll be interested to see what happens to her, how Darryl and the group react, and it affects everyone else.  Part of me says Rick made the right decision for Carol.  She would get killed as soon as people find out what she did.  I think even Darryl would be a little pissed about her.  I'm basing that on how he handled the alcoholic and what he said about making friends and trusting them.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 21, 2013, 06:39 AM »
Hahahaha...I see whatcha did there.^^^

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 16, 2013, 11:19 PM »
The Huey was retired in 2011 by the US military.  The last ones were retired in Germany.  That said, I want to say I've seen a recent picture of a couple of them being flown by the 160th SOAR.  I may be wrong and I don't recall a date on the picture.  Anyway, they have been retired from mainline service.  If they are still being used, it would probably be by some SOF organization.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Pixar Thread
« on: October 16, 2013, 11:16 PM »
My daughter and I DVRd it and then my wife joined us and we watched it over supper.  Good and funny and of course Pixar provided us with some adult jokes. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: October 16, 2013, 10:42 AM »
I try to suspend belief these days any time I go to the movies.  As a historian by trade and practice, I have a really hard time doing that with historical movies.  Obviously Gravity wasn't historical but simply Sci-fi.  I loved it and really enjoyed the story and the visuals.  I skip on most 3D movies because they usually look like crap, but my wife and I saw it i 3D simply because that's all that was available when we went.  I must say I'm glad we saw it in 3D. The movie was great from both a story and visual perspective.  Definitely money well spent in the day and age when most movies seem to suck ass.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 14, 2013, 11:46 AM »
That's what I was thinking last night.  I was wondering what is his significance.  It also makes me wonder if we are going to be dealing some kind of super zombie.  I certainly hope that's not the case.  I love the zombies as the backdrop to the human drama.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: October 10, 2013, 01:19 PM »
Does anybody watch Meet the Goldbergs? I had moderate hopes for the show and then the first episode was not very enticing but I stuck around for a second episode that was mediocre.  I tried to watch a third last night and made it halfway through before deleting it from the DVR.

It is very Wonder Years like, but not as good.  It was an 80's type show so I was really hoping it would keep my interest.

I loved Clancy's work for what it was, entertainment.  I will miss reading his books.

However, I'm glad we still have Stephen Coonts.  I think he's better simply because he isn't as wordy, develops characters quickly, and keeps the action going.

Still, RIP Clancy.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: June 10, 2013, 12:37 PM »
Anybody watch Falling Skies last night?

Look's like a good season is in the works.  You could tell there is a bigger budget and there have been a ton of off-screen changes.  Looks like the writers may be trying to turn the show into a deeper/darker show with a lot more character development.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: May 19, 2013, 08:23 AM »
The shows I religiously watch are:

Hawaii 5-0, The Walking Dead, and Southland.  And I got all caught up on Breaking Bad this past fall on Netflix. So I'll be watching this and Falling Skies over the summer.

The shows I end up DVRing and watching later in the week as I have time:
The Office.

Sometimes it takes me a week or two to watch these.  However, it looks like come the next TV season I'll have three of those shows knocked off my list as Southland was not renewed by TNT (a real surprise to a number of people) and Vegas was cancelled. Vegas wasn't really a surprise.  The plot was decent, but the characters were rather cardboard and a bit cheezy.  Revolution is getting better this time around.  However, the acting is still kind of stiff, but again, it's getting better.  I think NBC is really trying to turn it into a version of Lost.  I can't comment too much on Lost as I never watched it.  NBC has been putting so many twists and turns into Revolution that you can sometimes get lost just trying to figure out what is going on.  Maybe it's best with that show just to keep the storyline simple.

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