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08/24/2015 01:11:25 AM · #1
I am so totally hooked on this show. Season 6 begins next Sunday. And now I'm adding Fear the Walking Dead. Excellent. How can actors be this good?

08/24/2015 06:46:16 AM · #2
I like it. I'm curious to see how this season goes because it was getting too monotonous before last season.

The show seems like it has no long term direction. I don't know how long I'll stick around if the group is constantly wandering around.
08/24/2015 07:44:19 AM · #3
Originally posted by pixelpig:

I am so totally hooked on this show. Season 6 begins next Sunday. And now I'm adding Fear the Walking Dead. Excellent. How can actors be this good?


That would be Fear the Walking Dead on Sunday, TWD doesn't start till October 6th.
08/24/2015 09:24:34 AM · #4
What?! Not until Oct. 6 you say? Oh no! I'll have to make do with Fear the Walking Dead until then.

I was watching this Sunday's marathon when I realized --hey! it's always summer on that show. For 5 years. If I was one of the survivors, I'd be thinking about how to survive the winter. They never talk about winter. Can zombies freeze to death?
08/24/2015 09:30:09 AM · #5
they made reference once or twice to the winter taking place between the seasons.
08/24/2015 09:37:48 AM · #6
Other than that, it all seems pretty believable ;)

Originally posted by pixelpig:

What?! Not until Oct. 6 you say? Oh no! I'll have to make do with Fear the Walking Dead until then.

I was watching this Sunday's marathon when I realized --hey! it's always summer on that show. For 5 years. If I was one of the survivors, I'd be thinking about how to survive the winter. They never talk about winter. Can zombies freeze to death?
08/24/2015 09:54:30 AM · #7
Originally posted by pixelpig:

What?! Not until Oct. 6 you say? Oh no! I'll have to make do with Fear the Walking Dead until then.

I was watching this Sunday's marathon when I realized --hey! it's always summer on that show. For 5 years. If I was one of the survivors, I'd be thinking about how to survive the winter. They never talk about winter. Can zombies freeze to death?


It's in the southern US though, so I don't think there is much freezing anyway. In northern climes I would expect the zombies to freeze solid in the winter and thaw out again in the spring. Of course, any show based on this would basically amount to watching people try to forage for food.
08/24/2015 10:07:01 AM · #8
Yes, I suppose...still, if I was there I'd do more than wander around trying to stay alive. If the zombies were frozen solid, they'd be low-risk minimal effort to kill.

But that's what's so entertaining about apocalypse movies. It gets life down to the basics with no distractions.
08/24/2015 10:07:25 AM · #9
Originally posted by FromDaRock:

Of course, any show based on this would basically amount to watching people try to forage for food.


so seasons 2-5...
08/24/2015 10:14:02 AM · #10
Originally posted by pixelpig:

Yes, I suppose...still, if I was there I'd do more than wander around trying to stay alive. If the zombies were frozen solid, they'd be low-risk minimal effort to kill.

But that's what's so entertaining about apocalypse movies. It gets life down to the basics with no distractions.


what makes the show so compelling isn't the zombies (that's how it started) by now though the zombies are an inconvenience, it actually drives me nuts when they still use the whole "oh crap, its a hoard of zombies attacking" to make a tense situation and then kill off some character.

I'm much more into the aspect of the roaming pods of human gangs and how they've become savages in a lawless society. The whole Terminus arc was just beyond f***ked up but I wanted it to last longer, they revealed it way too soon, like in the first season 5 episode.

I'm hoping they stick with he town aspect for a bit.

Message edited by author 2015-08-24 10:14:38.
08/24/2015 10:36:14 AM · #11
I haven't seen a huge amount of the tv series. I thought the first season was ok but gave up halfway through the second as i thought it was so bad. Someone persuaded me to go back to it though and i really liked the third season so am looking forward to catching up with the rest.

I have, however, been reading the comic since the first issue years ago. Just read the latest... issue 146... last night. It's not a brilliant comic but it's pretty good consistantly and i like the soap aspect of an ongoing monthly read. It is far far ahead time wise than the tv series and it has done some really interesting things with the whole end of the world/ zombie apocalypse scenario. It's interesting to see how much the tv series uses and how much it changes from the comic.

Message edited by author 2015-08-24 11:11:23.
08/24/2015 10:43:42 AM · #12
The zombies are not what the show is about, I agree. Not about foraging for food, either. More about finding a safe place to sleep, which is what Terminus was. The problem is always other humans. Waking up still alive depends on how good a person is at knowing who to kill instantly & who might be a good member of your gang. Same as now, we just have many more distractions.

And another thing--where are the gangs of feral children? They would adapt much more quickly without parents, if they stayed alive. The 2 little blond girls were promising at first, but they fizzled out.

I'll have to go looking for the comic book.

Message edited by author 2015-08-24 11:29:17.
08/25/2015 08:21:36 AM · #13
I finished up the first "Fear the Walking Dead" and I like the idea of discovering how this whole thing went down. It seems pretty unbelievable that slow-moving zombies could overwhelm a civilization of more agile, more intelligent humans (without some air-born contagion or something) ... Looking forward to how they piece it together. Seriously, if you only become a zombie by being bitten by one or by dying .. how hard could it be! ;)

Perhaps the point is that FEAR itself is what ends up unwinding and fragmenting the society. So the show is aptly named ...

Message edited by author 2015-08-25 08:29:37.
08/25/2015 09:56:25 AM · #14
It felt logical to me that the first few people who figure out what's going on are ridiculed into silence. And that they are teenagers. It wouldn't be obvious, at first, that the zombie apocalypse has started. When you get past denial & face the truth, it's because you're lying on the ground having your face chewed off.

People probably wouldn't accept the truth of it until forced to by circumstances that can no longer be ignored...and then, if they weren't dead, they'd panic & over-react. So yeah, fear. What puzzles me is the absence of the military.

Message edited by author 2015-08-25 10:32:59.
08/25/2015 11:42:13 AM · #15
I like the series. The last two seasons haven't been my favorite. Although they did pick it up a bit toward the end of the last. I feel the same as Mike not sure where they are going with it. I feel similar now to how I felt when I was watching Lost. The episodes just started getting pointless and drawn out and you got the impression that the writers are just trying to fill the time until they figure out where to go next with it. All in all it is the series I look forward to the most. I don't have a cable or satellite subscription so the only tv we get is on amazon prime or netflix. The walking dead is one of the few shows I will pay to watch each episode as it comes out.
08/25/2015 01:47:06 PM · #16
It is only a matter of time before this happens in real life. New synthetic designer drugs are hitting the streets now. Maybe one will get out there that is strong enough to simulate a contagion and spread through biting. Be prepared and watch the show to learn how to cope with hordes of attacking zombies.

ABC News

Miami Herald

08/25/2015 02:23:17 PM · #17
Originally posted by TonyT:

It is only a matter of time before this happens in real life. New synthetic designer drugs are hitting the streets now. Maybe one will get out there that is strong enough to simulate a contagion and spread through biting. Be prepared and watch the show to learn how to cope with hordes of attacking zombies.

ABC News

Miami Herald


Jesus, why would anyone take that stuff?
08/25/2015 02:40:11 PM · #18
I sometimes question whether the NRA puts money into that show. If there's ever been a glorification of weapons (sorry, that rant is another thread ;) ...

Originally posted by TonyT:

Be prepared and watch the show to learn how to cope with hordes of attacking zombies.

08/25/2015 03:27:55 PM · #19
I want a crossbow. It's portable, quiet & you don't get blood on your clothes.

Message edited by author 2015-08-25 15:30:07.
08/25/2015 03:34:30 PM · #20
Originally posted by pixelpig:

I want a crossbow. It's portable, quiet & you don't get blood on your clothes.


I love how Daryl is always collecting his arrows. awesome detail to add realism.
08/25/2015 03:53:03 PM · #21
Originally posted by pixelpig:

I want a crossbow. It's portable, quiet & you don't get blood on your clothes.

A crossbow is very slow to reload -- it is best suited for defense from within a fortress setting ... a good longbow is about as powerful and can get off 4-6 more shots/minute (even if you stop to aim) than a crossbow, it's lighter and more suitable for use in the open ... however you'll need to pump up your back/shoulder/arm muscles!
08/25/2015 08:06:28 PM · #22
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by pixelpig:

I want a crossbow. It's portable, quiet & you don't get blood on your clothes.

A crossbow is very slow to reload -- it is best suited for defense from within a fortress setting ... a good longbow is about as powerful and can get off 4-6 more shots/minute (even if you stop to aim) than a crossbow, it's lighter and more suitable for use in the open ... however you'll need to pump up your back/shoulder/arm muscles!


I disagree. An AR-15 and a few sidearms is the way to go. And, of course the Gerber Kit, as seen on the show, for those times when they get up close.
08/25/2015 08:52:15 PM · #23
Not for me. Too much noise
08/25/2015 08:59:00 PM · #24
Cricket bat

Obviously.
08/26/2015 08:52:07 AM · #25
C'mon ... obviously the best weapon is one of THESE! =)
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