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Offline Chris M

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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #525 on: October 19, 2012, 07:14 AM »
If these ratings hold, I wonder if it would warrant a full 20-24 episode season 4?
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #526 on: October 19, 2012, 08:56 AM »
The most interesting thing about those numbers to me is the fact the despite the startling success, none of the major networks have tried to blatantly rip this show off yet. That is incredible, given how stupid and uncreative network programming is. It's like they're all just conceding that they can't do anything remotely that good so why even try?

And they'd be right too.
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #527 on: October 19, 2012, 09:42 AM »
Revolution has the post-apocalyptic, family trying to survive thing going on.  That's probably the closest copy-cat.  Even if it looked very g-rated silly in the promos.
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #528 on: October 19, 2012, 09:47 AM »
The CW tried out a zombie drama pilot last fall, but ultimately passed on it.  Like Bill said, the networks would be too limited in the gore/violence they could show to really copy the show too closely.

I coudl see someone like Showtime/Starz taking a whack at it though if the popularity holds out...
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #529 on: October 19, 2012, 10:14 AM »
I've been reading some interesting stuff about that.  The FCC only can censor for nudity/sex/profanity - not gore.  So in theory the networks could air the Walking Dead if they wanted.  They just don't have the balls, yet.  But given the ratings and accolades for shows like WD and Game of Thrones, they probably will step up eventually.  I do recall quite a few gory moments from Heroes.
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #530 on: October 19, 2012, 11:28 AM »
Revolution has the post-apocalyptic, family trying to survive thing going on.  That's probably the closest copy-cat.  Even if it looked very g-rated silly in the promos.

Yeah, that seemed like an obvious copycat to me too, but of The Hunger Games. (Tween girl with bow and arrow, how original)

I agree there was a good bit of gore in Heroes.
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #531 on: October 19, 2012, 12:04 PM »
There was Gore in Futurama, too.  ;)

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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #532 on: October 19, 2012, 12:29 PM »
Well yeah... there is some gore that isn't suitable for broadcast TV...
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #533 on: October 19, 2012, 11:22 PM »
I really can't see the gore as an issue given some of what I've seen on things like CSI and copycat crime shows.  Heck, some of the murder mystery stuff from 20-20 is pretty awful and that's based in realty.  Shows like Supernatural and Grimm have had some shocking material as well.  I think  WD stands out because of the character development - that's what other shows seem to struggle to replicate.  I'm looking at you Revolution.
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #534 on: October 21, 2012, 01:08 PM »
Well, I bit the bullet and watched the first episode of The Walking Dead on Netflix yesterday. I've resisted thus far as I'm not really a "zombie guy". I also don't usually enjoy watching movies about people suffering (I'm much more of a campy feel good kind of guy) which I think this show will be about.

However, too many people keep raving about this show. I liked the first episode but I'm not sure if I'm hooked. I will watch through Season 1 before I make up my mind  ;)

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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #535 on: October 21, 2012, 11:01 PM »
Just watched Episode 1 and 2... Not bad.

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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #536 on: October 21, 2012, 11:35 PM »
ZOMBIE PANTIES

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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #537 on: October 22, 2012, 03:01 AM »
Yeah, the grossest thing of the night was a slight shot of zombie panties.  Crazy stuff.

I wonder why Glenn, instead of popping the 7 or so at the fence, decides instead to draw them away...  Stick 'em and be done with it.

I'm going to say right now that I don't believe those silencers would work either.  I want to see those actually physically explained because I just don't see that working out like that.

I was quite pleased with Rick's decision on their new friends.  I enjoyed watching that.  I think that would've happened long before the point it did if I was in that situation.
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #538 on: October 22, 2012, 07:39 AM »
I'm going to say right now that I don't believe those silencers would work either.  I want to see those actually physically explained because I just don't see that working out like that.

I missed the part where they found the suppressors but I'm not going to lie that when they busted in the door popping off silenced shots the gun nut in me wanted to puke.

My favorite part was the riot gear zombies.

The survivors should find more of those shields and start forming a testudo.

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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #539 on: October 22, 2012, 08:36 AM »
Doesn't it seem a deputy sherriff would know where a prison is? Let alone not have such a big landmark on the map they have. Anyway I believe Carol watcher is another prisoner. We saw see.