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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:03 pm

I did it because I figured that any decision I make would piss some random on the internet off.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby SolidSnake on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:03 pm

Stoosh wrote:Some thoughts...

Spoiler:
1. Wondered last night during the opening dialogue scenes Merle had with Rick & Carol how much longer they were going to continue with his character. The "loyalty to prison gang/Daryl vs. loyalty to Woodbury" thing had been played out, and there was no resolution on either side. He couldn't go back to Woodbury, but he was likely never going to be trusted enough to be absorbed completely into the prison group.

2. That said, the ending still took me by surprise. I figured it was still a possible set-up using the arc in the books - Merle was wounded by the gunshot, taken hostage, trotted out by the Governor in front of the prison gang as a last-ditch effort to make a deal (or fracture the prison group), then executed, which would kick off the war. The whole scene where Daryl discovers Merle was one of the better scenes this season.

3. I have only read up through the first compendium, which basically ends just about where they are now - with the only thing left the assault on the prison. As noted above, the teasers for the finale suggest we get there pretty quickly. There are some loose ends that still need to be tied up, obviously - Andrea, Milton (remember...the Governor found out he was the one who torched the walker pits). I'll be interested to see if they manage to bring Tyrese over to the prison group.

I'm waiting for one, maybe two people to be killed off that we never expected, kind of like Dale was at the end of last season. I think Glen's fate - given some earlier spoilers in this forum - is a foregone conclusion.

Spoiler:
Yea Glen may be the next to go. Though, I wonder if Morgan makes another appearance in the finale
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby SolidSnake on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:13 pm

Froggy wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:Why bother watching or caring at all then? Seems to me anyone that takes that approach don't like the show.

I asked because I don't have a DVR, and I didn't want to pirate it or wait until next week to know what happened.

Well, that's understandable. My original comment wasn't directed at you btw. My one friend would do that all the time, it happens in the wrestling thread. Just puzzled me why they did that.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby newarenanow on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:10 pm

Stoosh wrote:Some thoughts...

Spoiler:
1. Wondered last night during the opening dialogue scenes Merle had with Rick & Carol how much longer they were going to continue with his character. The "loyalty to prison gang/Daryl vs. loyalty to Woodbury" thing had been played out, and there was no resolution on either side. He couldn't go back to Woodbury, but he was likely never going to be trusted enough to be absorbed completely into the prison group.

2. That said, the ending still took me by surprise. I figured it was still a possible set-up using the arc in the books - Merle was wounded by the gunshot, taken hostage, trotted out by the Governor in front of the prison gang as a last-ditch effort to make a deal (or fracture the prison group), then executed, which would kick off the war. The whole scene where Daryl discovers Merle was one of the better scenes this season.

3. I have only read up through the first compendium, which basically ends just about where they are now - with the only thing left the assault on the prison. As noted above, the teasers for the finale suggest we get there pretty quickly. There are some loose ends that still need to be tied up, obviously - Andrea, Milton (remember...the Governor found out he was the one who torched the walker pits). I'll be interested to see if they manage to bring Tyrese over to the prison group.

I'm waiting for one, maybe two people to be killed off that we never expected, kind of like Dale was at the end of last season. I think Glen's fate - given some earlier spoilers in this forum - is a foregone conclusion.


Spoiler:
I think Glenn is definitely going to die.

I also think Judith will get killed as well (I'm not looking forward to seeing a baby die) I can't see them having a 1 or 2 year old in future seasons during the zombie apocalypse as a cast member.

I guessed Merle as well a few weeks ago. Also guessed Herschel for the shock value.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby newarenanow on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:11 pm

shmenguin wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:It's funny when people say they don't wanna watch the show or episode yet they wanna know what happened.

makes sense to me. lately on this show, there's been a few minutes of relevancy surrounded by several minutes of garbage. if you're pressed for time, it's good to skip the garbage


Sounds like a show you shouldn't be watching then, or even care about.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby shmenguin on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:27 pm

newarenanow wrote:
shmenguin wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:It's funny when people say they don't wanna watch the show or episode yet they wanna know what happened.

makes sense to me. lately on this show, there's been a few minutes of relevancy surrounded by several minutes of garbage. if you're pressed for time, it's good to skip the garbage


Sounds like a show you shouldn't be watching then, or even care about.


i might give it up next season. i obviously hated this season, and if they didn't get a new show runner, i'd make up my mind right now. but i'll see what happens with the new guy. and ditching woodbury will help brighten my outlook.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby newarenanow on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:34 pm

shmenguin wrote: and ditching woodbury will help brighten my outlook.


I don't know if that will help. You seem to hate everything. :pop: :D
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby shmenguin on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:39 pm

newarenanow wrote:
shmenguin wrote: and ditching woodbury will help brighten my outlook.


I don't know if that will help. You seem to hate everything. :pop: :D


eh. mad men, game of thrones, breaking bad, the wire, arrested development...i've made a ton of posts here about all of these shows. i don't think any of them have been negative.

TWD is an incredibly flawed show with enough redeemable stuff to keep me watching. much like true blood before it really went into the crapper.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby SolidSnake on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:57 pm

Game of Thrones is good but to me it doesn't compare to the walking dead, breaking bad I watched it once and that was enough for me.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby columbia on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:29 pm

Spoiler:
Seeing Merle as a zombie was the first time that I was like "awww mann." That was kinda sad. Great episode.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby npv708 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:12 pm

Watching the marathon on AMC right now. The first season of this show is so awesome, especially Days Gone By and Guts (which is on now).
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby nocera on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:28 pm

Yeah if you hate this show now, I doubt a change of scenery will make you suddenly love it again. Maybe you just don't like it. It's okay, you don't have to. There are so many great tv shows to watch.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby columbia on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:34 pm

Shmenguin:The Walking Dead::Malkamaniac:Kennedy
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby SolidSnake on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:38 pm

I noticed for episode 3 it said guest starring Norman Reedus, guess they didn't expect Darryl to be as popular as he is.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby canaan on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:43 am

scroll through this album:

http://imgur.com/a/qIIsm#0
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:46 am

nocera wrote:Yeah if you hate this show now, I doubt a change of scenery will make you suddenly love it again. Maybe you just don't like it. It's okay, you don't have to. There are so many great tv shows to watch.

Really? Because the woodbury thing completely turned the show in a different direction. Its not a survival show now like it was before. The human vs human angle works completely differently than the show had prior.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:47 am

That's fantastic

ib4 "that was a terrible slideshow. I wish it had more character development and/or zombie action"
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:57 am

Thats pretty strong. Would make more sense if I had seen Toy Story 2 or 3.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:58 am

Idoit40fans wrote:Thats pretty strong. Would make more sense if I had seen Toy Story 2 or 3.


Do you want me to just tell you what happened instead? :lol: :pop:
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:26 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Thats pretty strong. Would make more sense if I had seen Toy Story 2 or 3.


Do you want me to just tell you what happened instead? :lol: :pop:


No, I don't care what happened in either of those movies and have no interest in watching future installments.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby relantel on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:50 am

canaan wrote:scroll through this album:

http://imgur.com/a/qIIsm#0

wow. quite fitting too.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby newarenanow on Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:02 am

canaan wrote:scroll through this album:

http://imgur.com/a/qIIsm#0


That is awesome.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby DelPen on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:34 pm

IMDB has Lenny James listed for the finale. one of two things I see happening. They leave the prison and go back to Rick's town and team up with Morgan or...

Spoiler:
Morgan gets Tyrese'd
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby nocera on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:37 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
nocera wrote:Yeah if you hate this show now, I doubt a change of scenery will make you suddenly love it again. Maybe you just don't like it. It's okay, you don't have to. There are so many great tv shows to watch.

Really? Because the woodbury thing completely turned the show in a different direction. Its not a survival show now like it was before. The human vs human angle works completely differently than the show had prior.


Possibly. I'd argue that it's always been human vs. human though. The only true "survival" episodes happened early in the first season.

Maybe people just aren't big on Woodbury/The Governor, in which case, yeah, maybe a change of scenery would make it better for them.
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Re: Walking Dead - Season 3

Postby SolidSnake on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:40 pm

I think the Governor is awesome.
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