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« Reply #250 on: June 11, 2017, 11:08:37 PM »
Fear The Walking Dead just went all in, mocking preppers, Christians, the Bible, and right-wingers all in one episode.  And Strand is still talking about the man he "loved".  I'm sick of hearing it; it turns my stomach.  And I'm about done with this poorly-written, uninteresting mess.r

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« Reply #251 on: June 11, 2017, 11:14:27 PM »
Fear The Walking Dead just went all in, mocking preppers, Christians, the Bible, and right-wingers all in one episode.  And Strand is still talking about the man he "loved".  I'm sick of hearing it; it turns my stomach.  And I'm about done with this poorly-written, uninteresting mess.r

About the only thing I saw that I like is the return of the old guy and he's a former central American guerrilla torturer.

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« Reply #252 on: June 11, 2017, 11:21:21 PM »
I stopped watching.  You can too. ;)

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« Reply #253 on: June 11, 2017, 11:40:51 PM »
About the only thing I saw that I like is the return of the old guy and he's a former central American guerrilla torturer.

Yeah, I did see that.  Otherwise it was one long political rant.  Wth is wrong with that flubbery pillow- faced Kirkman?  He must be trying to alienate half his audience.

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« Reply #254 on: June 11, 2017, 11:41:36 PM »
I stopped watching.  You can too. ;)

Might as well.  My phone is more interesting, lol.

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« Reply #255 on: June 12, 2017, 01:42:21 AM »
Fear The Walking Dead just went all in, mocking preppers, Christians, the Bible, and right-wingers all in one episode.  And Strand is still talking about the man he "loved".  I'm sick of hearing it; it turns my stomach.  And I'm about done with this poorly-written, uninteresting mess.r
I'm done...no more FTWD for me.  Was losing interest anyway...this just seals the deal.
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« Reply #256 on: June 12, 2017, 08:09:36 AM »
I'm done...no more FTWD for me.  Was losing interest anyway...this just seals the deal.

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They even made fun of someone having a pocket Constitution.  Oh, well, I read that the premiere was down 55% in ratings from last year,  so it's limping. 

I hope Daniel kills every one of the self-righteous jerks before it gets canceled.

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« Reply #257 on: June 12, 2017, 01:16:48 PM »
@SZonian

They even made fun of someone having a pocket Constitution.  Oh, well, I read that the premiere was down 55% in ratings from last year,  so it's limping. 

I hope Daniel kills every one of the self-righteous jerks before it gets canceled.
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It's unfortunate because I thought the show really had promise in the beginning...the denial, the realization and then the response.  But no...they decided to go full libtard and mock those who had the foresight, no, the temerity to actually plan for TEOTWAWKI...and to pile on with regards to faith, mocking "Bible study" and then the "good Christian kids" going into the bunker to get high.  :shrug:
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« Reply #258 on: June 13, 2017, 07:24:20 AM »
@CatherineofAragon

It's unfortunate because I thought the show really had promise in the beginning...the denial, the realization and then the response.  But no...they decided to go full libtard and mock those who had the foresight, no, the temerity to actually plan for TEOTWAWKI...and to pile on with regards to faith, mocking "Bible study" and then the "good Christian kids" going into the bunker to get high.  :shrug:

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I agree, I thought it was fairly good in the beginning.  It was no Walking Dead, but I didn't expect it to be, and I've given it every chance.

For me the last straw was Alicia's sarcastic "Praise Jesus." 

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« Reply #259 on: June 13, 2017, 12:51:05 PM »
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I agree, I thought it was fairly good in the beginning.  It was no Walking Dead, but I didn't expect it to be, and I've given it every chance.

For me the last straw was Alicia's sarcastic "Praise Jesus."
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« Reply #260 on: June 16, 2017, 04:29:11 PM »
I've also decided to punt on it since last week's episode.  Heck, the showrunner Erickson was pretty open about wanting this to be a very "diverse" show, so he was coming at it with a social justice warrior perspective right from the start.  Mocking/demonizing the military, for example.

But last week....  That girl was absolutely terrified that she was going to have to hang out with religious kids, but once it was clear they were just there to mock religion and smoke dope, the happy vibes started.  I suppose that's what comes from living in a bubble -- the showrunner is so convinced that his own views are the ones held by everyone else that he doesn't even see the possibility that he might alienate a huge chunk of the audience.  Oh well....
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« Reply #261 on: July 14, 2017, 02:44:49 PM »
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« Reply #262 on: October 15, 2017, 02:48:25 PM »

I report, you decide, lol.  I'll see the premiere before I judge it, and the article does say that other critics have given it favorable reviews.  I guess we shall see.

Either way, I'm in until the end.


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« Reply #263 on: October 15, 2017, 03:09:12 PM »
Is this show scary? I don't like scary shows
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« Reply #264 on: October 15, 2017, 04:04:19 PM »
Is this show scary? I don't like scary shows

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It's about the survival of a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse.  I'm like a lot of the show's viewers---not into the zombie thing, but we watch it for the human drama, which is really good.  At this point, the zombies are just kind of a backdrop.  One or two might pop up, but that's it.

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« Reply #265 on: October 15, 2017, 04:39:11 PM »
Right now my life is scary enough. I might pass on zombies. I'll give it a try when I'm a little happier

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« Reply #266 on: October 16, 2017, 05:53:15 AM »
Is this show scary? I don't like scary shows

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The Zombies are a little scary at first. After all,Zombies are SUPPOSED to be scary.

Then you start to realize they are just a "vehicle" to attract views to a show that is about nothing less than "the end of the world as we know it" due to any sort of catastrophe,and what the survivors have to go through and the adjustments they will have to make to survive and bring back civilization.

You don't have to watch it long to figure out the other humans are a LOT scarier than the zombies. Hell,the Zombies have the IQ of roaches,and just stumble along at a slow walk. You don't even have to run from them,and they are very easy to kill because they don't even attempt to block any blows.

What they do is pull in the younger viewers who have no clue about survival and MAYBE get a few to contemplate it.

I decided to watch it for the first time around season 4 because I was bored and so many people were ranting about how good it is. Zombies ain't my thing and I couldn't imagine me being interested in a show about them,but damned if the acting,writing,and production wasn't so good that it pulled me right in and I ended up binge-watching it until I was up to date. In fact,it was so good I didn't even realize it wasn't about Zombies until after I had watched a couple of seasons,and then it "clicked".
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« Reply #267 on: October 16, 2017, 05:55:53 AM »
Is this show scary? I don't like scary shows

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A more direct and shorter answer  is that the show is more "suspenseful" than scary.
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« Reply #268 on: October 16, 2017, 05:57:39 AM »
Right now my life is scary enough. I might pass on zombies. I'll give it a try when I'm a little happier

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As for the Zombies,imagine a supporting cast of slightly smarter than normal Dims.
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« Reply #269 on: October 16, 2017, 06:09:09 AM »
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As for the Zombies,imagine a supporting cast of slightly smarter than normal Dims.

Ok!       :silly:

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« Reply #270 on: October 17, 2017, 04:29:49 PM »
Only 8 TWD "specials" until the season premier!

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« Reply #271 on: October 17, 2017, 04:34:53 PM »
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Right now and for a day or so before today, they are showing The Walking Dead from the time it started.  I have that on while working on a book proposal for an agent.  I would rather have that on than listen to Trump on TV all day long.

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« Reply #272 on: October 17, 2017, 04:57:04 PM »
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Right now and for a day or so before today, they are showing The Walking Dead from the time it started.  I have that on while working on a book proposal for an agent.  I would rather have that on than listen to Trump on TV all day long.

The Walking Dead has a two hour intro one on Oct. 22.

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« Reply #273 on: October 17, 2017, 08:21:31 PM »
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Right now and for a day or so before today, they are showing The Walking Dead from the time it started.  I have that on while working on a book proposal for an agent.  I would rather have that on than listen to Trump on TV all day long.

The Walking Dead has a two hour intro one on Oct. 22.

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It's airing now?  Well, but I guess they would have to start a week early to get 8 years worth of episodes in. 

At least there will be something to watch for the next week, if I want.   Except that it seems every time I turn on a TWD marathon I land on those damn hospital/Beth episodes.

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« Reply #274 on: October 17, 2017, 08:23:54 PM »
Only 8 TWD "specials" until the season premier!

[Not including Talking, I quit recording that when I quit watching Fear, so I don't know if they're doing any]

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