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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1185 on: February 10, 2014, 11:35 PM »
I figured it was definitely a good tie-in overall...

Rick needs her as much as Carl needs her, and she needs them...  Sadly, they're like a family just as a trio.  That never ends well.  :-\
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Re: The Walking Dead
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1187 on: February 11, 2014, 12:48 PM »
My first reaction when I saw him do that was "Did he even try the doorknob?". 
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1188 on: February 11, 2014, 06:00 PM »
I thought the next shot was him turning it and it just creeked open...  I really thought they'd go the humor route. 

BTW where was he that he learned you can shoulder doors open like in movies? :P  I don't think they've been doing it that way all along.
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1189 on: February 11, 2014, 07:28 PM »
I was very satisfied with a bit of good character development and story telling.  With the group now separated into several smaller groups of two or three, I hope it'll make for some interesting stories and character arcs as the season but they really do need to kill off two or three prominent characters to keep it realistic.
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1190 on: February 11, 2014, 08:24 PM »
I think that too sometimes, then I think the longer you survive the longer you're likely to survive...  It's like fighter pilots in WW2.  As Germany or Japan were throwing men into the air quickly their rates of survival plummeted (poor choice of words?) with their lack of experience.  Even inferior planes could outperform the Zero because the man at the stick was seasoned while the Japanese pilot was young and made costly mistakes.

I think similar things would happen with the group here where say Glenn "grew some hair on his balls" after that winter out in the wild, and is a more seasoned killer/survivor...  Some people have obvious handicaps to that, like someone missing a limb, or they've been relatively protected from the dirty work (beth), so they still would possibly make worse decisions or are forced into bad situations.  People like Rick, or Glenn, or Tyrese could really survive a LONG time though just based on their experiences I'd think.  I'd find it believable anyway. 

They're gonna need more fodder here. :)
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1191 on: February 11, 2014, 09:44 PM »
I saw a clip or read a story with the producers, and things sound grim for Judith. They wore or less said that there are limits to what they could show. I will try to dig it up.

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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1192 on: February 11, 2014, 11:58 PM »
Michonne's dream sequence was epic!  That added so much depth to her character that just is not in the comics!

I really want to learn more about her kid.
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1193 on: February 12, 2014, 12:00 AM »
I wanna learn about where she was, what she was doing...  I know one guy's her BF, and that's one of her pets, but isn't the other guy her brother and he was the other pet?  Or am I wrong on that?
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1194 on: February 12, 2014, 12:04 AM »
I thought other than the Michonne dream along with Carl breaking down when he couldn't kill Rick, it was a bit of a stinker. I'm sure we have a few more of these episodes coming up focusing on all of the different groups. They must have blown their budget on the mid-season finale.

I'm guessing at least some of these guys are going to meet back up again at some point?

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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1195 on: February 12, 2014, 03:56 AM »
I guess the zombie apocalypse doesn't preclude teenagers from acting like, well, teenagers.

Well said!  As frustrating as he was for much of the episode, I thought it added a lot to his character.  He's learned a hell of a lot over the seasons, but he's still a teenager regardless of the setting.

I really enjoyed seeing some of Michonne's background too, I really hope she is around for a very long time so we can see more.

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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1196 on: February 12, 2014, 03:40 PM »
I wanna learn about where she was, what she was doing...  I know one guy's her BF, and that's one of her pets, but isn't the other guy her brother and he was the other pet?  Or am I wrong on that?

Mike is her boyfriend, Terry is a friend of Mike's.  She did have a brother, but not sure if they ever cover him.  I think Rick had a brother as well.

That added so much depth to her character that just is not in the comics!

Looks like you guys should check out The Walking Dead Specials.  Per the wiki on Michonne (covered in her special):

"Michonne was one of four children that included a brother and two sisters. She practiced fencing when she was a child, and briefly picked the hobby up again when she was in college to study law. After graduating and getting her degree, she became a successful attorney and married a man with whom she had two daughters. They lived an average middle-class life in a suburban neighborhood, and often dealt with a troublesome teenager next door who she swore had once killed their cat and destroyed their fence with his katana. She spent much of her free time weightlifting and avidly following televised football.

She eventually divorced her husband and at some point started dating another man named Mike. She was out of town when the outbreak began, she lost contact with her two daughters whom she had left in the care of a nanny, she does not know their whereabouts.

The story begins with Michonne running towards home, the street full of zombies. Michonne gets home and finds her boyfriend, Mike and his best friend, Terry. When Michonne enters, a zombie attempts to follow, and in the process of killing it, Mike gets bitten. At that time, Michonne bandages Mike, unaware that he has become infected. That night, Michonne searches the neighbor's house for supplies, finding her trademark sword. She becomes pinned down in the house during the night and returns home the next day, finding that Mike and Terry have become zombies. She survives their attack and manages to lock them away. Her noisy encounter with them causes her street to become overrun, and she becomes trapped and runs out of food. Then, noticing that the zombies don't attack one another, she hacks off the arms and lower jaws of Mike and Terry, and chains them up to use them as escorts for an escape."
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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1197 on: February 12, 2014, 07:06 PM »
just wanted to share lil experience with y'all. i had watched it earlier in the day then watched it again w/my wife n kid on dvr and totally had both of them going that Carl was going to get bit when zombie had him by the boot. awwwww  ;)  had to keep it together not to laugh but needless to say i got smacked on the leg a couple times for getting them all scared about it.

anyway episode was kinda what was expected nothing dramatic was really going to happen although i thot we'd see more of rest of grp or at least a hint. so i guess the disappointment was really that there wasn't too much to expect. and probably nothing really for rest of the season if there is only like 7 more to go, it'll mostly be about who survived and how/if they meet up. the only thing i can think that'll be climactic/dramatic is confirmation of Judith death, finding Carol alive and well and her rejoining grp. after hershel death i don't think we'll see anymore major cast member deaths.

oh ya also didn't think we'd see zombie hershel head even though i knew it'd have to be there in the field somewhere didn't think we'd see cuz of the way the grp scattered. i figured head would suffer eternity of snapping jaw at nothing.

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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1198 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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Re: The Walking Dead
« Reply #1199 on: February 12, 2014, 07:45 PM »
The show had an opportunity to get super-interesting with Carl shooting Zombie Rick, but, as usual, they blew it.

3 1/2 seasons into a show that "blows it as usual"? I don't get it
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