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    solid first episode back for walking dead. just so hard for me to judge anything right now comign off of breaking bad. but this will hopefully be an enjoyable season.

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    Dunno...thought it was kinda...meh. The whole 'talking-out-loud-to-Jesus' thing was lazy. And they went to that well twice. Sure the highway scene was tense, but it was overlong. Actually, the whole episode was. No reason that had to be 90 minutes long. If you rewatch/think about it, nothing really happened...and after a year I kinda wanted SOMETHING to happen. And if I am the only one that is pissed off at the tease in the beginning, when Rick is speaking on the walkie talkie and comesthisclose to saying what the guy at the CDC whispered in his ear, then something is really wrong here. The makeup was, as usual, fantastic but some of the off camera sound effects were a little wonky. Like the impromptu zombie autopsy, it kinda sounded like a kid making squelchy fart noises with his mouth. If I seem harsh it's only because the bar was set so high last season...and maybe, just maybe, it was a mistake to follow so closely on the heels of Breaking Bad.
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    Overall I thought it was ok. The ending was awesome - I really thought they did that very well compared to the comic. The zombie herding was a good add - think Cell by Stephen King. I like the idea. I will say when the showed a lot of scenes in the "this is what will happen this season" it looks like we may get a good ride. I am hopeful.

    I agree, though, that some of the 90 minutes seemed like filler. I was pretty ticked off that we had to wait for "coming attractions" at the end of that stupid talk show. AMC is really blowing this. I am surprised at the amount of gore they got away with last night. The motor home/screw driver scene was something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roenick View Post
    Overall I thought it was ok. The ending was awesome - I really thought they did that very well compared to the comic. The zombie herding was a good add - think Cell by Stephen King. I like the idea. I will say when the showed a lot of scenes in the "this is what will happen this season" it looks like we may get a good ride. I am hopeful.

    I agree, though, that some of the 90 minutes seemed like filler. I was pretty ticked off that we had to wait for "coming attractions" at the end of that stupid talk show. AMC is really blowing this. I am surprised at the amount of gore they got away with last night. The motor home/screw driver scene was something.
    Yeah...and this is totally out of character for me to say, it almost seemed excessive. The autopsy, the screwdriver, the church killings...it was like, look at us we are so gory and over-the-top ain't it cool??? I like my violence to have a little more depth/weight to it. But if they are just going to kill the **** out of every zombie then it's going to get old fast. I hate to keep going back to the Breaking Bad well, but that scene...almost comically grotesque, yet it had such an impact because graphic violence is used sparingly. Dunno, maybe I am nitpicking because, with all the turmoil behind the scenes, I am looking for cracks, but really nothing happened to advance the story last night. And with the exception of a few, all the character development was headed in the wrong direction(not very likeable). More storytelling, less gratuitous violence for violence's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Yeah...and this is totally out of character for me to say, it almost seemed excessive. The autopsy, the screwdriver, the church killings...it was like, look at us we are so gory and over-the-top ain't it cool??? I like my violence to have a little more depth/weight to it. But if they are just going to kill the **** out of every zombie then it's going to get old fast. I hate to keep going back to the Breaking Bad well, but that scene...almost comically grotesque, yet it had such an impact because graphic violence is used sparingly. Dunno, maybe I am nitpicking because, with all the turmoil behind the scenes, I am looking for cracks, but really nothing happened to advance the story last night. And with the exception of a few, all the character development was headed in the wrong direction(not very likeable). More storytelling, less gratuitous violence for violence's sake.
    Agree wholeheartedly on the violence. It did feel like it was over the top. I could understand from a character's perspective that once you got one of those suckers down you would want to make sure they are fully dead. The autopsy was unnecessary IMHO. By what Hurd and others are saying the violence/gore is going to be very heavy this year. To me that doesn't make this good - the drama, like at the end last night, is what makes this show good. Not caring for many of the characters either right now. Andrea has to stop being such a whiny b---h! And Shane? They are off the reservation there - wondering how they are going to tie that all up for us lovers of the comic ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palffy3314 View Post
    Sweet, my AMC HD is 3 hours ahead, so half an hour til season 2 starts!
    They should have called it "The Walking Station Break"

    Seemed like 5 minutes of program followed by 5 minutes of commercials (repeat 12 times)
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceDogsFan View Post
    They should have called it "The Walking Station Break"

    Seemed like 5 minutes of program followed by 5 minutes of commercials (repeat 12 times)
    And that's why whoever created TiVo/Dvr technology should be nominated for blessed sainthood!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by roenick View Post
    Agree wholeheartedly on the violence. It did feel like it was over the top. I could understand from a character's perspective that once you got one of those suckers down you would want to make sure they are fully dead. The autopsy was unnecessary IMHO. By what Hurd and others are saying the violence/gore is going to be very heavy this year. To me that doesn't make this good - the drama, like at the end last night, is what makes this show good. Not caring for many of the characters either right now. Andrea has to stop being such a whiny b---h! And Shane? They are off the reservation there - wondering how they are going to tie that all up for us lovers of the comic ...
    As far as the 'autopsy' what were they hoping to find/not find? A hand...I kept waiting to see the little girls shirt pop up. But they found a woodchuck skull. Far be it from me to whine but did the decaying zombie(and there's a fallacy with zombies...they are falling apart yet their teeth are pretty capable of tearing/rending) swallow the woodchucks skull whole? And another nitpick zombie logic wise, the forest zombie ate a woodchuck, yet the opening scene in the city had two fairly relaxed looking dogs foraging about. I hate complaining, but the key to the first season was really tight logic for the most part and good storytelling that may have moved so quickly due to the shortened time frame. I saw neither of those things last night. Maybe I am being too cranky...still.

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    The Walking Dead Season 2 premiere drew huge mobs of living, breathing Nielsen viewers on Sunday night, shattering a few records along the way.

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