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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #75 on: October 7, 2015, 10:41 PM »
I was just thinking about something after the finale - how did an intelligent, extremely savvy, able-bodied multi-millionaire end up in the prison for junkies, psychos and dead-meat?  A prison that's nowhere near his mansion and yacht?  In what universe does that begin to make sense?

I'm guessing he's a response to the fact that the first three (two?) African-American actors were killed off and that it was mocked as old-school mentality towards African-American actors, notably in zombie movies.  That it doesn't make any sense is completely irrelevant, what we now have is a key character that is African-American. 

I recognize it's not politically correct to point that out, but I'd gamble that's the reason he's on there and he'll survive quite a while. 
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #76 on: October 8, 2015, 12:05 AM »
I was just thinking about something after the finale - how did an intelligent, extremely savvy, able-bodied multi-millionaire end up in the prison for junkies, psychos and dead-meat?  A prison that's nowhere near his mansion and yacht?  In what universe does that begin to make sense?

Probably something they will cover next season, but my guess is that he was downtown and got caught up around the riots.  Hell the military was quarantining anyone they thought might be trouble.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #77 on: October 8, 2015, 08:57 AM »
I just don't see a reason why the military would see rich dude in a suit and conclude "trouble."  Especially rich dude who's an expert at reading people and manipulating them.  The only reason that would make sense is if the military was overtly racist - but I can't imagine they'd write it that way.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #78 on: October 8, 2015, 05:55 PM »
I love zombie everything, but this series was terrible.  I finally finished it last night and was angry at myself for watching it.  As others have pointed out, so many dumb plot holes and wasted screen time.  Flashing light in the window eluded to what?  Nerd who figures out everything ahead of time ends up where?  So many plot lines unresolved.  Young kids trashing a rich house?  Pointless.  Adding a new character and him conveniently needing a druggie?  Cripes, use him to steal something or classify drugs or whatever, but there was no point in that.  Wounded soldier boy catches up with them?  Really?  The zombie hoard following Salazar in nice neat mob just steps behind?  Yeah, that makes sense.  Could the zombies even walk that far that quickly given they were so short on time?  And don't even get me started on all the wasted lives and resources from that stupid plan at the end.  They didn't feel like warning ANY neighbors or taking ANY of those supplies?  And the nurse wants to be killed immediately?  Didn't characters that were bit in TWD make a point of showing when you're dying you want to hold on to every last second you can?  It feels like the whole show intended to make the point that the druggie kid felt lost in the pre-zombie world, and now everyone is catching up to him.  Awesome message.

I really can't stand any of the characters and have serious doubts about watching another episode let alone another season.  They so badly missed the mark with this show - I think they'd be better off just cancelling the series.  I really didn't enjoy any of the 6 episodes outside of actually seeing the military try to fight zombies and the initial random zombie outbreaks. Even those were irritating at times though, since the soldiers knew to shoot for the heads and probably could have wiped out that whole hoard with the number of rounds they were firing.  Just lame and disappointing.  This will definitely make whatever they put on TWD look like genius material going forward.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #79 on: October 9, 2015, 08:19 PM »
The army could've dipped the helicopter blades into the hoard and chopped them up.

Okay, i guess that wouldn't have worked.

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2015, 07:15 PM »
I didn't hate this as much as some of you did, but I don't care for it as much as TWD (yet).  I think it'll get better...  It did in 6 episodes, so I imagine it can do better next year. 

Agree on some points, not so much on others...  These people are dumb though, for sure.  And absolutely agree most of them are unlikable.  I don't mind the main guy and Salazar, and main guy's girlfriend is tolerable.  His ex wife and all the kids I'd push out of the truck myself though.  All obnoxious. 

I like seeing some of the "fall" of a major city like that...  The hospital scene was pretty neat, like they'd basically laid siege to the hospital after things inside it got out of control.  I found the rioting kind of goofy though...  I mean, a cop is eating another cop, in front of you, and you're just wanting to push your anarchy agenda?  Not pausing at all?  Oooook. 

Anyway, I'll stick with it next year and if it sucks I'll just quit with it.

Somehow people actually have won a "Talking Fear The Walking Dead" campaign...  The only thing I can imagine that is worse is a show talking about it.  Unless Hardwick goes all anti-establishment and actually starts bitching about plot holes, which would be funny, but he's such a chode I know he won't.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2015, 06:54 PM »
I found the rioting kind of goofy though...  I mean, a cop is eating another cop, in front of you, and you're just wanting to push your anarchy agenda?  Not pausing at all?  Oooook. 

Makes as much sense as a zombie stopping to stare inside the barbershop. I'd like to think that's a clue to something "new" on the horizon...but probably not. Once they start playing around with zombies, then the show's suspension of disbelief heads to Z Nation or Resident Evil territory.

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2015, 07:11 PM »
I didn't even give the zombie looking in the window a second thought...  I figure it was just distracted, or it was random coincidence...  That was my view anyway. 
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #83 on: October 17, 2015, 08:03 PM »
Distracted from all the hysteria and easy dining options outside?
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #84 on: October 17, 2015, 08:22 PM »
I pictured them kind of staggering around in sensory overload...   So a noise in every ditection, flashing lights every way....  One bang on the metal shutter and one could walk into that wall and just as quickly turn and look elsewhere.  That was how I figured it made as much sense as people eating each other but other people witnessing it and still rioting.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2015, 01:16 AM »
Well, mob mentality takes over, I guess.  Or herd mentality? Or when a crowd of people tramples someone. And anyone asks "How could they not notice they were trampling another human being?"