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Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:01 PM

On Netflix... Watched for first time all seasons of Walking Dead...

Excellent series! I thought it might of been a syfi zombies only kind of show...To my surprise it has moral conflict, good battles, amazing antagonist...just many layers....Good Series...Glad I took the time... Looking forward to Season 8.

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Reply On Netflix... Watched for first time all seasons of Walking Dead... (Original post)
FarPoint Sep 2017 OP
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2017 #1
FarPoint Sep 2017 #2
hlthe2b Sep 2017 #3
FarPoint Sep 2017 #4
FarPoint Sep 2017 #5
hlthe2b Sep 2017 #7
FarPoint Sep 2017 #9
Bayard Sep 2017 #6
FarPoint Sep 2017 #8
bettyellen Sep 2017 #11
FarPoint Sep 2017 #12
bettyellen Sep 2017 #13
FarPoint Sep 2017 #15
bettyellen Sep 2017 #17
hlthe2b Sep 2017 #10
Bayard Sep 2017 #18
SonofDonald Sep 2017 #14
FarPoint Sep 2017 #16

Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:02 PM

1. Read the graphic novel it's based on.

It's even better, IMHO.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:03 PM

2. Thanks...Is this a combination of the comic books?

I will seek out the book...I hope with Season 8 we get some back story on Nagan...

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:08 PM

3. Yeah... I've watched it from the first--amazed that it appealed to me becaus of the SyFi nature, but

it has strong character development, focusing on the human side of survival and how one adapts in such catastrophic conditions. Unlike the movies and countless other treatments of this kind of material, it is not horrendously "kitschy" and it isn't so hard to "buy in" to the story line. Well acted too.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:14 PM

4. Exactly....

The cast is phenomenal as well. They take their art seriously....I think this is a plausible catastrophic scenario if such ever happened..... Reflection of human behavior in our history of humanity...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:19 PM

5. I like watching it as a collection...

I think commercial interrupting the episode would diminish the absorption of the content...That won't stop me from watching Season 8 Episode 1 in October thought..

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:23 PM

7. Probably... I certainly think it does with Game of Thrones but then I never read those books.

I'll eventually go back & re-watch Wallking Dead that way...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:25 PM

9. I put it in my Favorite Box...

Along with Game of Thrones...these 2 are my current top 2 Must See Series.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:20 PM

6. My favorite!

Been a fan from the start. Great characters and predicaments. The season finales are especially amazing.

Have not gotten into the spin off tho', Fear The Walking Dead.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:23 PM

8. I'm not going to watch the spin off...

I don't want to diminish the current euphoria.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 03:33 PM

11. The first episode of the spin off is amazing, you'll love it!

After the third or forth it gets boring though.
There's always a Walking Dead lounge thread where we chat during commercials. NewJeffCT always posts some cool links to stories, clips and memes. We also do GOT. Drop by next month!

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 05:52 PM

12. Will the thread be here on DU?

Also, I'm a total GOT fan... would like to join in on Walking Dead thread next month.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 06:07 PM

13. Yes- in the lounge. Usually Jeff starts it the afternoon, and it gets busy

During the show. nice group of people!

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 06:23 PM

15. Well...

I'm definitely going to chime in...

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 06:41 PM

17. Looking forward to it!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:26 PM

10. I'm not as enamored by "Fear the Walking Dead" either

I have generally watched most of it, but not particularly closely--usually while doing something else.

I just don't care about most of the characters on the spin-off like I do on Walking Dead, so that when the former kills off someone, it feels pretty meaningless. Definitely not that way with Walking Dead.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 11:29 AM

18. When they killed Glenn

I actually cried. And watched that episode 3 more times, it was so mesmerizing. Jeffrey Dean Morgan said in an interview that some little old lady came up to him in a supermarket and started cursing him.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 06:13 PM

14. I haven't seen any of the game of thrones shows but

I've read lots of George RR Martins books especially in the 80's, Sandkongs and fever dream are some of my faves.

But walking dead is absolutely stunning for what I'd thought would just be another zombie story, as said above the character developement, the writing, the constant perils are done exceptionally well, and you can't see a hint of the usual problem in where you know what will happen beforehand or have a good idea what's next.

You care about the characters and their struggles, you see what can happen when society vanishes and the writers never give them an easy way out, it's obvious to me that you should have a much easier time trying to survive than what they show in the series and that makes it more fun to watch.

I read part of one of the illustrated comics from the storyline but then I read something that I didn't want to know as it told me more than the series up to that time had inferred, I want to see the story develop on the tv so no more of that.

It's what, 9 years in now?, I'll watch till the end and you know it can't go on forever but as long as the writing is good and the acting follows I'll be waiting for the next episode.

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 06:27 PM

16. Excellent analysis...

Many people, as was I, assuming it was like a run of the mill zombies blah blah series by the name...Oh my, one needs to watch and be impressed....as was I.

Love the character development with a passion.

I don't think they will mirror the comic book series as close...I believe they will do the GOT style of TV adaption.



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