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Rausch 11-02-2010 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by aturnis (Post 7138086)
The audience will grow after I let a few guys at work how good it was. A couple of them don't even seem to know it ever existed...

Keep in mind that it aired on Halloween.

Not a night people young enough to enjoy it would stay home. People taking the kids out for candy, hitting parties/clubs/bars, etc.

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Originally Posted by keg in kc (Post 7136913)
These are the 18-49 ratings for the show, compared to the rest of last night. It beat network programs in that demo:

Sundays, Aug. 1 – Oct. 31, 2010

Sunday 18-49 overnights

7.0 NBC Football
3.8 MLB Baseball
3.5 Desperate Housewives
3.3 The Walking Dead
2.9 Undercover Boss
2.6 CSI Miami
2.5 Amazing Race
2.3 Brothers & Sisters

Male priorities 101:
1) Sports
2) Hot chicks
3) Zombies

LMAO

keg in kc 11-02-2010 12:20 AM

I also know a few guys who had no idea it existed, and I think they're all going to like it. This thing could be huge.

Shogun 11-02-2010 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Rausch (Post 7138113)
Keep in mind that it aired on Halloween.

Not a night people young enough to enjoy it would stay home. People taking the kids out for candy, hitting parties/clubs/bars, etc.



Male priorities 101:
1) Sports
2) Hot chicks
3) Zombies

LMAO

I pray for the zombie apocalypse every night before going to bed, I have tons of weapons and precautions for it if it ever happens.

Zombies
Sex
Sports


This show is flawless even though it strays a bit from the comics, sometimes that is a good thing, in this case it is.

Baby Lee 11-02-2010 06:05 AM

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Originally Posted by irishjayhawk (Post 7136798)
Don't even start with I Am Legend. Epic failure. There has not (to my knowledge) been a worse adaptation ever made.

Bull-****ing-shit

Bonfire of the Vanities

noa 11-02-2010 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Shogun (Post 7138129)
I pray for the zombie apocalypse every night before going to bed, I have tons of weapons and precautions for it if it ever happens.

Zombies
Sex
Sports


This show is flawless even though it strays a bit from the comics, sometimes that is a good thing, in this case it is.

As one review I read said, zombie stories are right up guys' allies. Since zombies can't drive, look for the protagonist to have a car. Although Rick strayed a bit and rode a horse, he quickly rectified that by getting in a tank.

Second, zombies don't talk, so there's not going to be any emo dialogue or falling in love with the zombies, and the protagonist certainly won't equivocate over whether to remain a human or be turned.

Third, like you said, guns are essential in any zombie story, so look for the protagonist to have lots of guns and ammo, and there will likely be plenty of head shots.

blaise 11-02-2010 08:27 AM

I got the feeling the one zombie will become a somewhat recurring character. He was in the bus and then was one of the ones at the tank. They focused on his face for a moment and had him give an actual expression.

Huffmeister 11-02-2010 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by noa (Post 7138335)
Second, zombies don't talk, so there's not going to be any emo dialogue or falling in love with the zombies, and the protagonist certainly won't equivocate over whether to remain a human or be turned.

No, we just get a crappy love triangle between him, his wife, and his ex-partner. This love-triangle is already stale for me, and I'm sure I'm going to be annoyed every time they 'develop' it (much like the love-triangles/polygons on Lost).

It's a good thing everything else about the show was top-notch. By far the best zombie make up and special effects I've ever seen. I really hope the guy and his son come back into the story. That guy rocked in Jericho, and he did an awesome job in this one.

Deberg_1990 11-02-2010 08:40 AM

Watched this last night. Really enjoyed it. Very well made. The only knock against it IMO is that its pretty well covered and familiar territory (The Zombie genre)

Darabont once again hits a homerun. So far ive liked everything hes done. I noticed he had one of his "stable" of actors in there he likes to use. The older guy in the camp outside Atlanta.

blaise 11-02-2010 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Huffmeister (Post 7138517)
No, we just get a crappy love triangle between him, his wife, and his ex-partner. This love-triangle is already stale for me, and I'm sure I'm going to be annoyed every time they 'develop' it (much like the love-triangles/polygons on Lost).

It's a good thing everything else about the show was top-notch. By far the best zombie make up and special effects I've ever seen. I really hope the guy and his son come back into the story. That guy rocked in Jericho, and he did an awesome job in this one.

Yeah, I'm not looking forward to that. He and his wife will eventually meet up and there will be tension with the partner and betrayal. You can see where it's going, too. They had a few lines with the partner giving orders, and others saying stuff like, "Yes sir" in a kind of sarcastic way, as if he wants to be the leader. That's going to lead to some kind of power struggle as to who's the alpha male. I guess they feel like they need human villains.

I liked the guy and his kid, too. I think the casting of those two is good. Usually when you see a kid at that age in a show they make him some bratty looking kid with a Justin Bieber kind of haircut, who looks like his name should be Dakota. The kid they chose didn't come across as whiny or lame.

NewChief 11-02-2010 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by blaise (Post 7138536)
Yeah, I'm not looking forward to that. He and his wife will eventually meet up and there will be tension with the partner and betrayal. You can see where it's going, too. They had a few lines with the partner giving orders, and others saying stuff like, "Yes sir" in a kind of sarcastic way, as if he wants to be the leader. That's going to lead to some kind of power struggle as to who's the alpha male. I guess they feel like they need human villains.

If they handle it like they do in the comics... it's something to behold.

blaise 11-02-2010 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by NewPhin (Post 7138552)
If they handle it like they do in the comics... it's something to behold.

I haven't read the comics, so I guess that's good. I'll be surprised when whatever happens happens. They tipped their hand a little bit regarding that group with the wife and partner in one of the promos they ran.

Bowser 11-02-2010 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Buck (Post 7135964)
LOL, n00b.

The first 10 minutes of the show was not in the comics (the little girl at the gas station and the talk between Shane and Rick in the car). And a lot of that shit with Morgan (stuff about his wife) wasn't in the comics.

HEY **** YOU IT WAS ALL IN THERE!!!! except the parts you taked about.....


I heard/read that the show starts taking its turns away from the story in earnest next episode (as if it wasn't obvious from the previews). Think True Blood vs. The Adventures of Sookie Stackhouse.

Bowser 11-02-2010 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by blaise (Post 7138564)
I haven't read the comics, so I guess that's good. I'll be surprised when whatever happens happens. They tipped their hand a little bit regarding that group with the wife and partner in one of the promos they ran.

Yeah, stay tuned. There's nothing run of the mill going on here, if they stay true to the source material.

mikeyis4dcats. 11-02-2010 09:03 PM

if anyone wants to start on the comics, here is a compendium of the first 48 issues. Regularly sells for around $60 I'm told.

http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Dead-C...8753003&sr=8-1

Buck 11-02-2010 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeyis4dcats. (Post 7140918)
if anyone wants to start on the comics, here is a compendium of the first 48 issues. Regularly sells for around $60 I'm told.

http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Dead-C...8753003&sr=8-1

Damn thats a good ****ing price.

I spent around $120 on the equivalent of that in Trade Paperbacks (6 issue books).


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