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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #90 on: April 11, 2016, 02:45 PM »
I'll fill next week with the finale of Vinyl, then it's Game of Thrones in all its glory until summer.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #91 on: April 11, 2016, 03:30 PM »
I'm not watching.  Season 1 was dreadful.

My wife keeps asking why we don't give FtWD a try.  They hit you with so many previews during TWD, and it seems interesting from the previews.  But then I tell her that I have yet to hear anyone say its not a complete waste of time.

Its like a train wreck to fill the void on Sunday night.

So true! I kinda love to hate it. I think the general idea and narrative framework of the show are solid, it's just the way pretty much all of the characters are written.

PREACHER looks promising though...
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #92 on: April 11, 2016, 08:07 PM »
Gotta agree.  I'm watching because I'm hoping some of these people get killed.  Many of them are too stupid to really be alive at this point.  When the addict is the smartest of the bunch it ain't sayin' a lot about you. 
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #93 on: April 11, 2016, 08:49 PM »
Couldn't sit through the premiere...  This is just bad.  Very very bad.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #94 on: April 11, 2016, 10:39 PM »
I enjoyed it thoroughly. No, wait...I meant barely.

 A-holes acting stupid on a yacht that for some reason stops moving so idiots can jump in the water near a shot-up boat that was probably sunk by the military (would anything else make sense this early in the poccy lips?) It's not that the coast guard can't save anyone, it's probably they've been ordered not to. The military still thinks this is something to contain.

Which reminds me that Los Angeles is burning because "our heroes" decided to release a zombie horde on the army's command post. 

There's also how come the undead are fleeing the bombings and fires...oh, they say because they aren't as decayed or  mindless or something yet. Sure...change the rules and pretend that's how it's always been.

Strand, the junkie and Cliff Curtis can live, the rest can sleep with the fishes.

Oh, and if The Talking Dead occasionally got tedious and dull after the Walking Dead, now it's pure snoozefest.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #95 on: April 11, 2016, 11:54 PM »
I still enjoy the show...but you have to watch it with the filter of these people barely have a clue as to what is going on.  That would esplain why Chris is still upset that Travis shot his mother (even though she practically begged him to in the season finale)...he doesn't understand that a zombie bite is fatal.

The daughter is this show's Lori.  She has put the Abigale in so much danger...honestly someone should slap Travis across the face for suggesting she listen to the radio to try and find a safe haven and not explicitly instruct her to leave the mic the hell alone!  The entire time she's using that thing I'm just saying, "they're triangulating your position which each broadcast".

Being on the Abigal is a short term solution at best anyway.  They're going to need fuel soon as well as other supplies.  trust me, these folks are going to go ape**** the second they run out of toilet paper....they just don't have any survival instincts yet.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #96 on: April 12, 2016, 01:19 AM »
I actually can buy the "early zombies do different stuff" because there was some element of that in TWD...  Remember Morgan's wife coming every night at Dusk to get in, then there's the zombies sitting down at places like church, or the diner in Rick's town... and they went dormant then because nothing disturbed them for what I assume is a very long time.

I can buy that.  It's even kinda neat.

What I hate is just how unlikable so many of these main people are...  Short of Travis (and he's a stretch to like), the black guy that owns the boat, and the spanish barber, I'm at a loss.  I'd just want to send the rest of them on sure and zip off to Alcatraz I think.

I'm just not enjoying this remotely as much as TWD, and TWD has had real ugh moments at times.  I can't watch this show without getting bored though, even in the action-y moments.  I can't even be bothered to remember anyone but Travis' name.  I don't even know why I remember his name, come to think of it.  Repetition maybe.

Thank god for GoT soon.  :(
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #97 on: April 12, 2016, 01:40 PM »
Count me among those of you who are bored to tears... I'm going to give it some more time since every time they show the 'look at season 2' stuff it looks like there's some action in there, but 1 episode into season 2 and I'm wondering what the point of this show is.

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #98 on: April 12, 2016, 02:12 PM »
Funny, I stayed up until 2am one night to catch the last TWD shows because I was out of the country.  But I keep find excuses not to catch FTWD yet.  Disappointed to hear they haven't improved over the first season.  So much potential...
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #99 on: April 12, 2016, 09:37 PM »
I was hoping for something....almost anything.  Ultimately I found it.

I felt like I was watching an episode of TWD Season 2 on the farm.  A lot of nothing happened, then something happened, but I didn't know what.  So I'll come back and see what kind of nothing happened that really isn't a big deal because it was nothing.

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #100 on: April 16, 2016, 08:45 AM »
I just read FTWD has already gotten a Season 3 greenlight. 

I hope the acting and storyline improve dramatically in the next couple of episodes.

http://screenrant.com/fear-the-walking-dead-season-3-renewed-amc/
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #101 on: April 16, 2016, 11:28 PM »
I just read FTWD has already gotten a Season 3 greenlight. 

I hope the acting and storyline improve dramatically in the next couple of episodes.

http://screenrant.com/fear-the-walking-dead-season-3-renewed-amc/
Well that seems a little premature.  I'm sure it's based on numbers that tuned in for the premiere but really at this point it's like watching a car accident - you should look away but for some reason you can't. 
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #102 on: April 17, 2016, 10:39 PM »
Reverse Gilligan's Island continues...

This episode was more interesting, but sort of a mocking of island survival plans of post-pockylips fans and with the obviousness that island family will suffer for our motley crew's visit.

"We know were not to go....where the budget cannot afford to take us!"

Good job, Nick, showing the little girl where the power pills were. You're family is great at get folks killed, out doing Rick Grimes.

Strand has a working cell phone? Satellite phone?

People were probably getting worried near the end...like they'd add a kid to the cast!
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #103 on: April 18, 2016, 12:53 AM »
Look like the Asian girl from the shorts is the survivor and new cast member.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #104 on: April 18, 2016, 09:32 AM »
Look like the Asian girl from the shorts is the survivor and new cast member.

From the plane? That would be cool. I have to say those shorts were a lot more interesting than most of FTWD has been.

If you're planning to Jonestown the family, why would you ever make that known ahead of time? Those kids should not have even known about those pills.

So based on what I am seeing, if you are a non-heroin using teenager you pretty much just go nuts right away in the zombie apocalypse? You hate your dad, you start practicing to be a serial killer, you drink too much wine and talk to dangerous boys on the radio, etc. I love that Nick is the only one with any sort of a grip at all.

Wow, so Strand's big secret is an assault rifle and some maps? CALL THE FBI!!! At least he has the only working cell phone left in the universe. Will have to re-watch again next week to see what he actually said...all I got was "Ill be there".  ???

After all the boat drama at the end of last week I almost felt let down we didn't have a daring, open sea chase but I guess that might have blown the budget somehow.

I did like seeing the actress who played the Survivalist Mom again after all her years on The Shield. She always does a solid job.
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