The Walking Dead - Season 7

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  1. ajsccfc

    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

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    The problem with them now having a bigger cast is that they need to give each person time for us to give a shit about them, but in doing that you can have a number of episodes where you don't see a particular person and it's jarring to go back to them. The dicksplash who runs Hilltop has the potential to be a great sleazebag character, but you only see him slithering around once every six weeks so it's easy to get removed from it. In the early days everyone was in every episode so you had the easier focus.



    Next week's bear attack looks like a cracking episode

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  2. Liquid Gold

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    The source material is a cartoon, Negan is literally a cartoon baddy. I get why the show gets criticism with the shit deer and sword throwing stuff but it's always been cartoonish. it is a cartoon.

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  3. skybluegod

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    I know it reminded me of when I did my A Level media, I tried to have a blood spurt, and because i didn;t have enough time to make it decent, I put in the shittest effect you could imagine, and sent it in, still ashamed of it to this day. I was a kid, with limited time and equipment, this is huge team that puts so much effort into locations, the realness of the zombies etc, surely they could have made the effect so much better.
     
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    Tbh i agree, none of the characters are good, and I hope all 3 die during the attack, will give a chance for new blood to come into the series, and also means that it was a sacrifice made without killing off the most lovable and irreplaceable characters.

    I agree i like Gabriel more, and have always liked Jesus, but I don;t think they committed any time to the other characters before, and so they are trying too now before killing them off. Like with Abraha, they started to concentrate on him more and then killed him.

    Really hope Rosita does die, you are right she comes across as stupid and reckless and really adds nothing to the group, have a feeling it will end up with sasha being killed not her tho.
     
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  5. Otis

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    Yeah, get that, but I found the Governor scarier. Negan is way OTT. I know the Governor was too, but his was unhinged. With Negan it's like he's trying to be Jim Carrey.

    In fact, they should have just got Jim Carrey if they were going to portray him like that.

    I don't find Negan scary in the slightest and just see him as one big joke. Such a fine actor playing the role too.

    Think this portrayal belongs in the Tim Burton Batman films.
     
  6. skybluejelly

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    with a name like skybluegod..I should think you do like jesus
     
  7. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I hear they're introducing another cartoon character soon...............
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  8. stupot07

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    Really enjoyed this episode. A bit cheesy in places but we're one step closer to an epic final battle.

    Will be interesting to see what happens with the female group and how rick approaches them.

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  9. Otis

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    Just send Carl in to love them up.
     
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    Yes it was:
     
  11. Otis

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    That's ridiculous!!

    Quite clearly apparent that is a Rick mannequin and not the real Rick.
     
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    Just got back from Spain and binge watched the first five series. Really enjoying it, into series six and Glenn has just been eaten WTF?
     
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  13. Nick

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    Was that the one by the wheelie bins?
     
  14. Otis

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    Sounds like it. The scene with Nicholas it sounds like.
     
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    Yes
     
  16. Houchens Head

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    RIP Glenn, eh? ;)
     
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    you tease
     
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    Just wanna say that I haven't seen Glenn for absolutely AGES!!
     
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    Yeah, whatever happened to Glenn? And SkyBlueTaylor?

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  20. Otis

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    SkyBlueTaylor was shot, garotted and then strangled to death by the Governor. Glenn however was more of a Negan target I believe.

    Weird coincidence that we haven't seen Glenn since the demise of Glenn.
     
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    Glenn is back! woo hoo!
     
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    WTF! Glenn and Abraham!!!! If Darryl gets it I ain't watching anymore. I'm traumatised!!!!!
     
  23. Houchens Head

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    Say no more, Guv'nor! My seals are lipped! :emoji_zipper_mouth:
     
  24. Great_Expectations

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    I binged watched series 7 over the last two weeks (I can't watch weekly installments, I'm too impatient) and, while to an extend I appreciate why the later seasons have been criticised, it's still great viewing.

    It's a great break/unwind/chill to take you away from the 101 things happening in life, which, in my mind, is one of the ultimate measures of a television programme.

    Also, I know the character gets some stick, but I really like Rick!
     
  25. Houchens Head

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    Me and 'er indoors have been watching Fear the Walking Dead all this week. Not bad. Different characters obviously, but they all have a story to tell. It seems to get better as it goes along. Just on Ep 3, Season 2 at the moment. If you can find it, give it a whirl.
     
  26. Otis

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    Does he? I thought everyone liked him. Rosita is annoying and Carl is annoying and pudding bowl haired, pigeon English girl is annoying, but I thought we all liked Rick.
     
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    I watched the first few but couldn't get into it. :(
     
  28. Otis

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    Same here. Found myself fast forwarding through it after about 3 episodes. Found it rather plodding and many of the characters I just didn't warm to.
     
  29. Houchens Head

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    It gets better, honestly. After they get away from L.A. and onto the boat (or rather, luxury yacht!), it gets better. I don't think the character, Strand, can be trusted. He's always on edge and wanting to hurry everyone along for some reason. Has he got an ulterior motive? (It's his yacht, by the way.)
     
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    Just done series 7, loving it
     
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    Sorry to resurrect, but I've avoided this thread for the last few months - thats when I started watching WTD and, after getting in an episode most nights when the wifes gone to bed, just finished season 7 last night. Generally, really enjoyed it! Its been great finally reading these posts and seeing what everyone else thinks and I agree at times it plodded on, spinning out the story on some of the less interesting characters. Glad I did it all in a few months otherwise I might have got dissinterested like I did with 24. Having to wait a week for the story to not really progress would have been a turn off, this happened on a number of occasions.

    Rick and Daryl make it for me as the "buddy" element. Daryl's a tough cookie but he always tries to protect and stand up for the weak, and would like to have seen more of his back story so we understood why he isn't a git like his brother. Rick, I like how he's turned from the good guy cop who trys to protect everyone, through putting himself first and screw anyone else he's not directly associated with, and now moving back to trying to protect his people and others.

    Was getting a bit repetative but the introduction of Negan kick started it again IMHO, since the Gov died that central villain role causing the conflict that most dramas thrive on was missing. Love his dark humour and you never really know what he's thinking, he can turn evil at the drop of a hat which makes him compelling.

    Glen and Abraham meeting Lucille was a bit nasty but, other than the canabilism and trough scene at Terminus, I was OK with the violence and didn't find it any more graphic than you would expect these days. I was shocked though when the young girl (forget her name) killed her sister, that was disturbing and, to be honest, that really made me feel sick. I wouldn't be surprised If they got complaints about that, but I see it was essential to show a consequence of Carol teaching the kids to fear the dead. Good old Carol, first season I was hoping they would bump off this waste of space, got that one wrong!

    Look foward to the next series, hope its on Fox but I see AMC have their own channel now on Sky which I think you have to pay extra for?

    OK, Game of Thrones next, stopped watching after 3 episodes of Season 2 - got too confusing with too many people to follow. Mates got the box sets and keeps telling me to give it a go again, is it worth it?
     
  32. skybluegod

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    Good post, have to agree with a lot of that.

    Rick and Daryl really make it for me too. And if Daryl is ever killed off which seems likely as everyone is expendable in this series, then I might just shed a tear.
    With regards to you asking about Daryl's back story, Norman Reedus, just recently gave an interview, where he said that the directors had originally planned to kill him off, and that he was meant to be exactly like his brother. He was supposed to be anti-social, racist and aggressive, but he changes the role himself, and it has clearly worked.
    I think Glenn was a big loss, but it is what makes the series so great, Glenn was always the one that seemed to balance the group for me, and was always the voice of reason, when Daryll and Rick were pissed.

    How about when Rick bites the guys throats out when he is in the bear hug? That is one hell of a scene.

    What is amazing about this series, is that to me it's very realistic, in the sense, you see the lengths that people will go to survive and the mental effect that it has on ordinary people. In most zombie films, all humans get along and try to survive whereas this truly shows people's selfish nature, and the development of different factions.

    The girl scene didn't effect me too much personally, but the young girl you talk about played the role really well tbf to her, to act so dark and so convincingly is impressive.

    I agree on Negan as well, a character that people love to hate, and he really is a sick Son of a bitch. In the comics I have been told he survives and is chucked in jail, but I just don't see that happening in the tv show, as he has pissed off, Maggie, Rick, Daryl, Tara and Rosita, to the point where they all want to kill him.
    And as Rick has promised him. He will kill him, so will be interesting to see how it develops. Role on October.
     
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  33. Otis

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    Yes. Most definitely on GOT.

    AMC have their own channel? Didn't know that.
     
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    Doesn't AMC stand for American Movie Channel or something similar?

    Anyway, when is Walking Dead back.
     
  35. Otis

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    American Movie Classics.

    October isn't it?
     

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