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Title: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on February 27, 2017, 01:14:01 PM
Hey, TWD fans, let's discuss.


@Cripplecreek
@sneakypete
@Suppressed


and  everybody else
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Suppressed on February 27, 2017, 01:15:37 PM
Hey, TWD fans, let's discuss.


@Cripplecreek
@sneakypete
@Suppressed

@CatherineofAragon
Thanks!

I had to drop cable...couldn't afford paying so much just for TWD and TD...so I'm well behind y'all.  I wish TD was on Netflix, for those of us playing catch-up!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Mod2 on February 27, 2017, 01:45:10 PM
Stickied.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on February 27, 2017, 02:11:48 PM
@CatherineofAragon
Thanks!

@Suppressed  @CatherineofAragon

I had to drop cable...couldn't afford paying so much just for TWD and TD...so I'm well behind y'all.  I wish TD was on Netflix, for those of us playing catch-up!

https://www.roku.com/whats-on (https://www.roku.com/whats-on)

Buy a ROKU Premier or more upscale version of the Premier,and get close to 1400 streaming channels. Netflix being one of them.

You might also consider buying a HD antenna.

https://www.amazon.com/RCA-Compact-Outdoor-Antenna-Range/dp/B0024R4B5C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1488222207&sr=8-6&keywords=rca+hd+antenna (https://www.amazon.com/RCA-Compact-Outdoor-Antenna-Range/dp/B0024R4B5C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1488222207&sr=8-6&keywords=rca+hd+antenna)

 I can't recommend this one highly enough. I like it so much I have bought 3 of them. One as a gift to a friend,one for my workshop,and one for the home. It is rated to receive stations at up to 50 miles away,and the closest station to me is 55 miles away. I pull in 39 channels with it,and don't pay a dime because they are all broadcast uhf or vhf channels.


If you want to record for later viewing and have TIVO while watching live tv,but a Channel Master. It comes with 1tb of storage for recorded shows,but has a plug in the back where you can plug in another one,or one that has even more memory. I personally like the removable hard drives because I can take them with me on the road to watch my recorded shows on my laptop.

I also have Direct TV streaming that came with a free Fire Stick that costs me $45 per month and I get over 100 channels with that,plus HBO and Showtime.

Yeah,if you get it all at one time the initial outlay is a little steep,but unless you also get the Direct TV Streaming service you don't have a monthly bill other than the one from Netflix. BTW,within a month or two Direct TV streaming services will be a channel on ROKU.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 27, 2017, 02:15:33 PM
I'm Neegan!



Oh God please don't hurt me.

 :silly:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Millee on February 27, 2017, 02:21:28 PM
Happy to see Rick has a bit more backbone this season.  "Emasculated" Rick didn't suit him. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Hurricane Andrew on February 27, 2017, 02:40:38 PM
Eugene is starting to worry me.  Hard to imagine he's all of a sudden gotten sophisticated enough to pull off the sneaky covert dude...I'm kind of buying the he's flipped line.

I did enjoy the Yar's Revenge homage, though  :beer:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 27, 2017, 02:55:57 PM
Eugene is starting to worry me.  Hard to imagine he's all of a sudden gotten sophisticated enough to pull off the sneaky covert dude...I'm kind of buying the he's flipped line.

I did enjoy the Yar's Revenge homage, though  :beer:

Let's not forget that this same deception is how he survived in the early days with Abraham. He's smart but not highly educated or anything. Its all stuff he picked up from reading and watching TV.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on February 27, 2017, 02:57:03 PM
Quote from: CatherineofAragon on Today at 11:40:30 AM

@Cripplecreek
HOW DARE YOU!  Eugene's going turncoat...I'm done with him.  I hope they hold him down and shave off his mullet.
_______________________
@CatherineofAragon
@mystery-ak

I don't think so.  Remember his expression when the doctor was "cooked"?  He was horrified Negan would do that.  Now, remember he is super brilliant.  I think that moment set his mind working how he needed to "act" at the moment to stay alive and develop a plan to bring down Negan.  He may be the actual one who does that because he knows so much science/chemistry/physics.  My Bob, the earth scientist/physicist/chemist, knew exactly what Eugene was doing to create that blast. Bob also had a license to use dynamite in his quest for oil over the world, searching for traces of it under the ground in seismic exploration.  Eugene also has that knowledge, is going to make a move at some point to "right the wrongs" happening there.  He is a black and white thinker - this is right and that is wrong, no middle ground.  Don't dump Eugene yet - give him a chance to use his smarts to right that crazy existence.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on February 27, 2017, 03:02:50 PM
Let's not forget that this same deception is how he survived in the early days with Abraham. He's smart but not highly educated or anything. Its all stuff he picked up from reading and watching TV.
@Cripplecreek

He named all the degrees he had, Ph.D.s in science, chemistry, etc., and told the companies he worked for (I think I remember that part).  So, he actually has done that stuff.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on February 27, 2017, 03:07:35 PM
https://www.roku.com/whats-on (https://www.roku.com/whats-on)

Buy a ROKU Premier or more upscale version of the Premier,and get close to 1400 streaming channels. Netflix being one of them.

You might also consider buying a HD antenna.

https://www.amazon.com/RCA-Compact-Outdoor-Antenna-Range/dp/B0024R4B5C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1488222207&sr=8-6&keywords=rca+hd+antenna (https://www.amazon.com/RCA-Compact-Outdoor-Antenna-Range/dp/B0024R4B5C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1488222207&sr=8-6&keywords=rca+hd+antenna)

 I can't recommend this one highly enough. I like it so much I have bought 3 of them. One as a gift to a friend,one for my workshop,and one for the home. It is rated to receive stations at up to 50 miles away,and the closest station to me is 55 miles away. I pull in 39 channels with it,and don't pay a dime because they are all broadcast uhf or vhf channels.


If you want to record for later viewing and have TIVO while watching live tv,but a Channel Master. It comes with 1tb of storage for recorded shows,but has a plug in the back where you can plug in another one,or one that has even more memory. I personally like the removable hard drives because I can take them with me on the road to watch my recorded shows on my laptop.

I also have Direct TV streaming that came with a free Fire Stick that costs me $45 per month and I get over 100 channels with that,plus HBO and Showtime.

Yeah,if you get it all at one time the initial outlay is a little steep,but unless you also get the Direct TV Streaming service you don't have a monthly bill other than the one from Netflix. BTW,within a month or two Direct TV streaming services will be a channel on ROKU.

Question.   Do you need both the aerial antenna AND the channel master?  If not, which is better?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 27, 2017, 03:08:49 PM
@Cripplecreek

He named all the degrees he had, Ph.D.s in science, chemistry, etc., and told the companies he worked for (I think I remember that part).  So, he actually has done that stuff.

 Eugene confessed that it was all a lie so Abraham would protect him. Abraham literally wanted to kill him because of it. There is still some tension between Eugene and Rosalita over it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USPuBGNBLPA
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on February 27, 2017, 03:09:47 PM
Eugene is starting to worry me.  Hard to imagine he's all of a sudden gotten sophisticated enough to pull off the sneaky covert dude...I'm kind of buying the he's flipped line.

I did enjoy the Yar's Revenge homage, though  :beer:

Eugene's survival instinct has just kicked in (again).  He's just going along to get along.  But don't discount his abilities.  He may (yet) manage to be a valuable tool to use against Negan and his group.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on February 27, 2017, 03:47:56 PM
@Cripplecreek

Yes, you are right, I forgot his academic credentials were made up.  I think he still knows what he is doing - he has the knowledge but not the degrees.  I still think he is set on destroying Negan after seeing Negan burn the doctor.  He also knows Negan can turn on anyone at a moment's notice, so he has to make a plan so it won't happen.  Getting rid of Negan saves himself and the rest of them.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on February 27, 2017, 04:04:26 PM
Omg, she's going to kill me.  @Victoria33 , I swear I meant to ping you!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on February 27, 2017, 04:28:29 PM
Omg, she's going to kill me.  @Victoria33 , I swear I meant to ping you!
@CatherineofAragon

Sure you did, I will "hate" you forever (borrowing the "hate" word from some here).  :kisses2:
Bob even stayed in the room to watch, "Talking Dead" program.  He really wants to kill Negan all by himself.  When Negan shoved the doctor into the oven, Bob would have killed him right then.  He was truly shocked to see that happen.  He hasn't been watching for years (it is years isn't it?) like we have, only seen a few episodes, so the extreme cruelty happening in one second, shocks him still.

He has finally figured out this is not about the walkers, it's about the characters living in such a time and what they have to do to survive, including dealing with the walkers.   This program shows what happens to humans when there is an emergency and no law - humans will do anything to get what they need to survive.  Those with no spiritual belief, will kill in a heartbeat.

From the preview, looks like we will be back with Rick and crew next week.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on February 27, 2017, 04:38:55 PM
@CatherineofAragon

Sure you did, I will "hate" you forever (borrowing the "hate" word from some here).  :kisses2:
Bob even stayed in the room to watch, "Talking Dead" program.  He really wants to kill Negan all by himself.  When Negan shoved the doctor into the oven, Bob would have killed him right then.  He was truly shocked to see that happen.  He hasn't been watching for years (it is years isn't it?) like we have, only seen a few episodes, so the extreme cruelty happening in one second, shocks him still.

He has finally figured out this is not about the walkers, it's about the characters living in such a time and what they have to do to survive, including dealing with the walkers.   This program shows what happens to humans when there is an emergency and no law - humans will do anything to get what they need to survive.  Those with no spiritual belief, will kill in a heartbeat.

From the preview, looks like we will be back with Rick and crew next week.

Exactly.  The show is a "what to expect" if and when a real disaster ever occurs.  Other humans will become the biggest threat of all.  For anyone that's into the survival stuff, this show is a perfect example of what good people will be up against re: bad people.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 27, 2017, 04:43:27 PM
Its gotten to the point where the zombies are more of a nuisance than a danger while the living are very dangerous.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on February 27, 2017, 04:47:21 PM


  This program shows what happens to humans when there is an emergency and no law - humans will do anything to get what they need to survive.  Those with no spiritual belief, will kill in a heartbeat.


The Dr. was talking to Dwight about this very thing in last night's episode...attempting to rationalize what happened to Dwight and Sheri.  Unfortunately for him, he didn't understand Dwight or how Dwight was impacted by the decisions they made in order to survive.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 27, 2017, 04:54:50 PM
The Dr. was talking to Dwight about this very thing in last night's episode...attempting to rationalize what happened to Dwight and Sheri.  Unfortunately for him, he didn't understand Dwight or how Dwight was impacted by the decisions they made in order to survive.

I think Dwight probably presents the greatest danger to Neegan at this point. He's a mess and ready to snap.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on February 27, 2017, 07:56:30 PM
https://www.roku.com/whats-on (https://www.roku.com/whats-on)

Buy a ROKU Premier or more upscale version of the Premier,and get close to 1400 streaming channels. Netflix being one of them.

You might also consider buying a HD antenna.

https://www.amazon.com/RCA-Compact-Outdoor-Antenna-Range/dp/B0024R4B5C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1488222207&sr=8-6&keywords=rca+hd+antenna (https://www.amazon.com/RCA-Compact-Outdoor-Antenna-Range/dp/B0024R4B5C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1488222207&sr=8-6&keywords=rca+hd+antenna)

 I can't recommend this one highly enough. I like it so much I have bought 3 of them. One as a gift to a friend,one for my workshop,and one for the home. It is rated to receive stations at up to 50 miles away,and the closest station to me is 55 miles away. I pull in 39 channels with it,and don't pay a dime because they are all broadcast uhf or vhf channels.


If you want to record for later viewing and have TIVO while watching live tv,but a Channel Master. It comes with 1tb of storage for recorded shows,but has a plug in the back where you can plug in another one,or one that has even more memory. I personally like the removable hard drives because I can take them with me on the road to watch my recorded shows on my laptop.

I also have Direct TV streaming that came with a free Fire Stick that costs me $45 per month and I get over 100 channels with that,plus HBO and Showtime.

Yeah,if you get it all at one time the initial outlay is a little steep,but unless you also get the Direct TV Streaming service you don't have a monthly bill other than the one from Netflix. BTW,within a month or two Direct TV streaming services will be a channel on ROKU.


@sneakypete


We don't have the internet speed for streaming, or we would do something like that.  We're not deep in the country---we're only a couple of minutes from a state highway, and fifteen minutes from a medium-sized city, but we just don't have options.  There's one cable company to serve the area, but they don't have AMC, so that ain't happening.

Meanwhile, since Verizon bought out Directv, TWD pixels out constantly. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on February 27, 2017, 07:58:06 PM
Eugene is starting to worry me.  Hard to imagine he's all of a sudden gotten sophisticated enough to pull off the sneaky covert dude...I'm kind of buying the he's flipped line.

I did enjoy the Yar's Revenge homage, though  :beer:

@Hurricane Andrew

I'm thinking the same thing about Eugene.  He's so weak anyway, and after witnessing Glenn and Abraham get their heads beaten in, he's willing to do anything to feel safe.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on February 27, 2017, 08:00:16 PM
Quote from: CatherineofAragon on Today at 11:40:30 AM

@Cripplecreek
HOW DARE YOU!  Eugene's going turncoat...I'm done with him.  I hope they hold him down and shave off his mullet.
_______________________
@CatherineofAragon
@mystery-ak

I don't think so.  Remember his expression when the doctor was "cooked"?  He was horrified Negan would do that.  Now, remember he is super brilliant.  I think that moment set his mind working how he needed to "act" at the moment to stay alive and develop a plan to bring down Negan.  He may be the actual one who does that because he knows so much science/chemistry/physics.  My Bob, the earth scientist/physicist/chemist, knew exactly what Eugene was doing to create that blast. Bob also had a license to use dynamite in his quest for oil over the world, searching for traces of it under the ground in seismic exploration.  Eugene also has that knowledge, is going to make a move at some point to "right the wrongs" happening there.  He is a black and white thinker - this is right and that is wrong, no middle ground.  Don't dump Eugene yet - give him a chance to use his smarts to right that crazy existence.


@Victoria33

Okay, so you and @Cripplecreek are on the same page regarding Eugene, then.  I won't dump him yet, because I've liked him too much, but I don't know...I have a bad feeling.  Hope the show proves me wrong.

Did you see him at the end, with that stuffed animal hanging out of his pocket?  Lol
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on February 27, 2017, 08:01:48 PM

@sneakypete


We don't have the internet speed for streaming, or we would do something like that.  We're not deep in the country---we're only a couple of minutes from a state highway, and fifteen minutes from a medium-sized city, but we just don't have options.  There's one cable company to serve the area, but they don't have AMC, so that ain't happening.

Meanwhile, since Verizon bought out Directv, TWD pixels out constantly.

You need to check your phone providers. I have century link for my internet connection,and have no trouble streaming tv programs.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on February 27, 2017, 08:02:58 PM
@CatherineofAragon

Sure you did, I will "hate" you forever (borrowing the "hate" word from some here).  :kisses2:
Bob even stayed in the room to watch, "Talking Dead" program.  He really wants to kill Negan all by himself.  When Negan shoved the doctor into the oven, Bob would have killed him right then.  He was truly shocked to see that happen.  He hasn't been watching for years (it is years isn't it?) like we have, only seen a few episodes, so the extreme cruelty happening in one second, shocks him still.

He has finally figured out this is not about the walkers, it's about the characters living in such a time and what they have to do to survive, including dealing with the walkers.   This program shows what happens to humans when there is an emergency and no law - humans will do anything to get what they need to survive.  Those with no spiritual belief, will kill in a heartbeat.

From the preview, looks like we will be back with Rick and crew next week.

@Victoria33

Yep, the show is in its seventh year now.  I wish Bob could go through the screen and kill that SOB.  What he did to the doctor was, for me, even worse than the bat beatings.  Also, I'm sick of the smirking and the back bends.  Does he have a spine problem??
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on February 27, 2017, 08:04:11 PM
You need to check your phone providers. I have century link for my internet connection,and have no trouble streaming tv programs.

Hmmm.  I might give them a call tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on February 27, 2017, 09:48:40 PM
Question.   Do you need both the aerial antenna AND the channel master?  If not, which is better?

@XenaLee

Yes,and no.

The Channel Master isn't really necessary unless you want to record shows and want TIVO ability. Given all the quality programming we all have to choose from these days,I can't picture anyone that doesn't need to record some shows for later viewing.

The Channel Master also has a connection for Wi-Fi,so you can also use it to record some streaming channels it gets. The Direct TV Streaming channel will soon be one of them.

The streaming of course is dependent on you having a ethernet or a Wi-Fi connection. The Channel Master is a tuner and recorder. It can and will tune in and record broadcast channels over  your antenna,and it will also record streaming channels coming from your internet connection.

If your money happens to be a little tight at this time,just go with the RCA antenna. You can always add the Channel Master later for the recording and TIVO ability.

BTW,you can stream Direct TV NOW ( https://directvnow.com/watch/live/29003 (https://directvnow.com/watch/live/29003) ) on your computer using IE 7 or higher. Works well with IE7 or above,but doesn't work with Firefox yet. Probably by the end of March,but not yet. Hook a ethernet cable from your computer to your tv,and watch it on your big screen.

If you are a Amazon Prime customer,there are a BUNCH of shows you can stream for free,and others you can buy/rent.

Sorry for rambling and maybe confusing you more. It is not that the antenna and the Channel Master compete with each other. They don't. The compliment each other. Without the antenna or streaming videos,the Channel Master is useless. Without a Channel Master or similar tuner,you don't have TIVO or the ability to record when you are not home and your computer is turned off.

In other words,the HD antenna is essential for broadcast tv. The Channel Master is a tuner and recorder. Without an antenna or/and a internet connection,it's useless.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on February 27, 2017, 09:53:36 PM

@sneakypete


We don't have the internet speed for streaming, or we would do something like that. 

BTW,forgot to mention,if you can stream at all,you can download shows to a recorder. Once they are recorded,you can watch them in what will seem like"real time" with no stalling out. You can store them on your computer to watch. You can do this even with a slow streaming speed.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Suppressed on February 27, 2017, 10:50:52 PM
https://www.roku.com/whats-on (https://www.roku.com/whats-on)

Buy a ROKU Premier or more upscale version of the Premier,and get close to 1400 streaming channels. Netflix being one of them.

...

Yeah,if you get it all at one time the initial outlay is a little steep,but unless you also get the Direct TV Streaming service you don't have a monthly bill other than the one from Netflix. BTW,within a month or two Direct TV streaming services will be a channel on ROKU.

@sneakypete

I have a Roku 3 (I think), and I can get Netflix, but it doesn't have Talking Dead or the current episodes.  I don't think the current episodes are available through any of the means you suggested, are they?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on February 27, 2017, 11:02:30 PM
@sneakypete

I have a Roku 3 (I think), and I can get Netflix, but it doesn't have Talking Dead or the current episodes.  I don't think the current episodes are available through any of the means you suggested, are they?

Good choice! I have the same one. Here is a link for season 7.

https://directvnow.com/watch/search/results/schedules/the%2520walking%2520dead (https://directvnow.com/watch/search/results/schedules/the%2520walking%2520dead)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on February 28, 2017, 12:43:12 AM
Omg, she's going to kill me.  @Victoria33 , I swear I meant to ping you!

 :tongue2:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on February 28, 2017, 12:44:59 AM
Glad we finally got to catch up with Eugene.  I think he's scamming them like he did Abraham.

By the way, Rick getting the nail through his hand last week.  Seems like in the comics, which I don't read, he lost a hand.  Is this how he loses it?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on February 28, 2017, 03:35:24 AM
Glad we finally got to catch up with Eugene.  I think he's scamming them like he did Abraham.

By the way, Rick getting the nail through his hand last week.  Seems like in the comics, which I don't read, he lost a hand.  Is this how he loses it?

Nope.  Eugene started talking, again, and Rick tried to hack his own ear off, but missed.

I don't want to ruin it for you, but in next week's episode Eugene starts blathering on, again, and while someone had the foresight to hit mute, the Closed Captioning was left on forcing Car Oil to shot his (own) other eye out.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on February 28, 2017, 09:27:16 AM
Nope.  Eugene started talking, again, and Rick tried to hack his own ear off, but missed.

I don't want to ruin it for you, but in next week's episode Eugene starts blathering on, again, and while someone had the foresight to hit mute, the Closed Captioning was left on forcing Car Oil to shot his (own) other eye out.

Haha, you didn't ruin anything for me.  I generally recognize the words you wrote as English, but they make no sense to me in the order that you wrote them. ;)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on February 28, 2017, 09:32:09 AM
@XenaLee

Yes,and no.

The Channel Master isn't really necessary unless you want to record shows and want TIVO ability. Given all the quality programming we all have to choose from these days,I can't picture anyone that doesn't need to record some shows for later viewing.

The Channel Master also has a connection for Wi-Fi,so you can also use it to record some streaming channels it gets. The Direct TV Streaming channel will soon be one of them.

The streaming of course is dependent on you having a ethernet or a Wi-Fi connection. The Channel Master is a tuner and recorder. It can and will tune in and record broadcast channels over  your antenna,and it will also record streaming channels coming from your internet connection.

If your money happens to be a little tight at this time,just go with the RCA antenna. You can always add the Channel Master later for the recording and TIVO ability.

BTW,you can stream Direct TV NOW ( https://directvnow.com/watch/live/29003 (https://directvnow.com/watch/live/29003) ) on your computer using IE 7 or higher. Works well with IE7 or above,but doesn't work with Firefox yet. Probably by the end of March,but not yet. Hook a ethernet cable from your computer to your tv,and watch it on your big screen.

If you are a Amazon Prime customer,there are a BUNCH of shows you can stream for free,and others you can buy/rent.

Sorry for rambling and maybe confusing you more. It is not that the antenna and the Channel Master compete with each other. They don't. The compliment each other. Without the antenna or streaming videos,the Channel Master is useless. Without a Channel Master or similar tuner,you don't have TIVO or the ability to record when you are not home and your computer is turned off.

In other words,the HD antenna is essential for broadcast tv. The Channel Master is a tuner and recorder. Without an antenna or/and a internet connection,it's useless.

Ok, thanks for the info.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on February 28, 2017, 09:35:04 AM

@sneakypete


We don't have the internet speed for streaming, or we would do something like that.  We're not deep in the country---we're only a couple of minutes from a state highway, and fifteen minutes from a medium-sized city, but we just don't have options.  There's one cable company to serve the area, but they don't have AMC, so that ain't happening.

Meanwhile, since Verizon bought out Directv, TWD pixels out constantly.

Now I'm confused.  AT&T bought DirectTV.  Right?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on February 28, 2017, 05:14:08 PM
Glad we finally got to catch up with Eugene.  I think he's scamming them like he did Abraham.

By the way, Rick getting the nail through his hand last week.  Seems like in the comics, which I don't read, he lost a hand.  Is this how he loses it?

@RoosGirl

Oh, man, I bet they DO use that to take his hand. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on February 28, 2017, 05:15:12 PM
Now I'm confused.  AT&T bought DirectTV.  Right?

@XenaLee

I meant AT&T.

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on February 28, 2017, 05:17:25 PM
@XenaLee

I meant AT&T.

 :facepalm:

Lol!  Ok.  Thanks for that clarification.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 04, 2017, 06:51:45 PM
Saturday.

That boring time 24 hours before the next Walking Dead.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 04, 2017, 06:59:20 PM
Saturday.

That boring time 24 hours before the next Walking Dead.


Here's something for discussion, maybe:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/02/26/imdbs-ten-worst-the-walking-dead-episodes-contains-much-of-season-7/#5a913012551f (https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/02/26/imdbs-ten-worst-the-walking-dead-episodes-contains-much-of-season-7/#5a913012551f)


I actually agree with the number one pick---the Tara episode---but the hospital arc eps were right up there for me, too.  Hated them.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 04, 2017, 07:05:58 PM
Come to think of it, what happened to the wolves?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 04, 2017, 07:09:28 PM
Come to think of it, what happened to the wolves?

I guess they're far after all, lol!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 04, 2017, 07:10:17 PM
Btw, Christian Serratos is pregnant.  I hope she doesn't leave the show.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 06, 2017, 11:29:07 AM
Okay, I know the guys probably weren't thrilled with last night's episode, but as a Rick/Michonne shipper, I really enjoyed it.


"Glenn saved me but I couldn't save him."


(http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/06/megryan_crying.gif)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 06, 2017, 12:20:25 PM
Okay, I know the guys probably weren't thrilled with last night's episode, but as a Rick/Michonne shipper, I really enjoyed it.


"Glenn saved me but I couldn't save him."


(http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/06/megryan_crying.gif)

I didn't mind it.

I think we may be seeing the women hiding in the woods by the coast again soon. I see from the sneak peek Ezekiel holding a gun. Also sounds like Carol is going to have it out with Morgan.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 06, 2017, 12:27:46 PM
I didn't mind it.

I think we may be seeing the women hiding in the woods by the coast again soon. I see from the sneak peek Ezekiel holding a gun. Also sounds like Carol is going to have it out with Morgan.

Yeah, I'm glad Tara finally decided to tell Rick about the women.  I don't see how she could do anything else.  And I like Ezekiel getting tough.

You think Morgan is going to tell Carol about Glenn and Abraham?

Rosita and Sasha should sit tight, but I know they won't, and I'm really interested in seeing what happens.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 06, 2017, 12:30:33 PM
Also, I agree with Chris Hardwick that the Carol/Daryl ship has sailed.  And I wish Yvette could be Chris's permanent co-host.  She's the best.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 06, 2017, 12:34:33 PM
She's got a show about Cosplay on SyFy I think.

She also used to be on a lot of the kids shows on Nickelodeon
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 06, 2017, 12:47:37 PM
She's got a show about Cosplay on SyFy I think.

She also used to be on a lot of the kids shows on Nickelodeon

That's right, I forgot...they were talking about her SyFy show last night. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on March 06, 2017, 01:38:32 PM
Okay, I know the guys probably weren't thrilled with last night's episode, but as a Rick/Michonne shipper, I really enjoyed it.


"Glenn saved me but I couldn't save him."


(http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/06/megryan_crying.gif)

Meh.  All the great special effects and then the whole deer thing looked like junk to me.  And not even for one second did I think it was Rick being eaten.  I felt like this was just a lot of filler.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 06, 2017, 01:59:56 PM
Meh.  All the great special effects and then the whole deer thing looked like junk to me.  And not even for one second did I think it was Rick being eaten.  I felt like this was just a lot of filler.

@RoosGirl

I need to go back and look at the deer again; Spoil the Dead posters are saying it was terrible CGI.

Filler, no doubt, but I love me some Richonne.   How many more episodes are left?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 06, 2017, 02:02:32 PM
Meh.  All the great special effects and then the whole deer thing looked like junk to me.  And not even for one second did I think it was Rick being eaten.  I felt like this was just a lot of filler.

I could see what was coming with the deer.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Maj. Bill Martin on March 06, 2017, 02:09:27 PM
I think Eugene is still loyal to Rick's group.  That video game he was playing "Yars Revenge", involves the "hero" trying to infiltrate the enemy base to fire a deadly shot and kill the enemy leader.  I don't think Eugene himself will shoot Negan, but I think some of the ammo Eugene makes may malfunction at a critical time....
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 06, 2017, 04:03:28 PM
I think Eugene is still loyal to Rick's group.  That video game he was playing "Yars Revenge", involves the "hero" trying to infiltrate the enemy base to fire a deadly shot and kill the enemy leader.  I don't think Eugene himself will shoot Negan, but I think some of the ammo Eugene makes may malfunction at a critical time....

@Maj. Bill Martin

Hmmm, that's interesting.  I could see that happening.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 06, 2017, 04:59:56 PM
@Maj. Bill Martin

Hmmm, that's interesting.  I could see that happening.

I personally think Dwight will end up taking out Neegan quite possibly with Eugene's help.

That odd little interaction between them at the end of last week's episode got it in my head.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on March 06, 2017, 10:27:35 PM
@RoosGirl

I need to go back and look at the deer again; Spoil the Dead posters are saying it was terrible CGI.

Filler, no doubt, but I love me some Richonne.   How many more episodes are left?

Not sure how many more episodes.  Yeah, I'm pretty sure the deer would have looked better if it were two people (one front and one back) in a deer costume.  At least it would have looked like it was actually there instead of some weird hovering in the space kind of thing that it looked like the way they did it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: EC on March 07, 2017, 03:19:02 AM
Saw this and thought of you all.  :tongue2:

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,252863.msg1252784.html#msg1252784
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 07, 2017, 10:19:43 AM
I personally think Dwight will end up taking out Neegan quite possibly with Eugene's help.

That odd little interaction between them at the end of last week's episode got it in my head.

@Cripplecreek

That could be.  They're definitely going to be up to something together.  I'm going to hope that Maggie or Rick will take him out, whenever it comes.  Hell, even Carl.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 07, 2017, 10:20:39 AM
Saw this and thought of you all.  :tongue2:

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,252863.msg1252784.html#msg1252784

@EC, thank you!

I'm just going to say it...if Kirkman wanted to go hog-wild, he should have spent some more money on CGI.  Shiva just doesn't look real at all.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Maj. Bill Martin on March 07, 2017, 11:13:01 AM
I personally think Dwight will end up taking out Neegan quite possibly with Eugene's help.

That odd little interaction between them at the end of last week's episode got it in my head.

I definitely think Dwight is going to be instrumental in taking down Negan.  I just think Eugene will have a role in that as well.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 12, 2017, 10:05:17 PM
Looks like Morgan's days as a pacifist are over.

"I'm gonna kill em 1 by 1".
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 12, 2017, 10:11:58 PM
Looks like Morgan's days as a pacifist are over.

"I'm gonna kill em 1 by 1".

We're getting ready to watch now, but I read spoilers, so....it's about freaking time.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 12, 2017, 10:14:53 PM
We're getting ready to watch now, but I read spoilers, so....it's about freaking time.

Crazy episode.

Be sure to watch Talking Dead too. Michael Rooker (Merle) is on
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 12, 2017, 10:39:30 PM
Crazy episode.

Be sure to watch Talking Dead too. Michael Rooker (Merle) is on

YES!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 12, 2017, 11:46:19 PM
I knew that kid was a redshirt the first time I saw him.  It's really too bad.  Richard, though...no big loss.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 13, 2017, 02:50:03 PM
The Saviors used up precious gas to drive over and pick up one melon.  When we know they're in walking distance, because the long-haired Savior had to walk back home from the Kingdom.

The melon was wearing a seatbelt.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 13, 2017, 02:53:53 PM
The Saviors used up precious gas to drive over and pick up one melon.  When we know they're in walking distance, because the long-haired Savior had to walk back home from the Kingdom.

The melon was wearing a seatbelt.

And now Morgan is angry and fixin to go to war and I think Carol will be going to war as well.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 13, 2017, 06:24:56 PM
And now Morgan is angry and fixin to go to war and I think Carol will be going to war as well.

@Cripplecreek

The writers have ruined Carol for me by turning her into such an insufferable bitch.  I'm glad to see she'll be doing something useful, though.

I'm glad Morgan is back and I hope he won't backslide into pacifism.  I couldn't believe it when he choked Richard!  The Savior guy was so freaked out that he jumped back a little when Morgan approached him, lol.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 13, 2017, 06:48:45 PM
@Cripplecreek

The writers have ruined Carol for me by turning her into such an insufferable bitch.  I'm glad to see she'll be doing something useful, though.

I'm glad Morgan is back and I hope he won't backslide into pacifism.  I couldn't believe it when he choked Richard!  The Savior guy was so freaked out that he jumped back a little when Morgan approached him, lol.

I think we're about to get the old Carol back.

I think what drove Morgan to abandon the pacifism was the realization that the situation was unnatural and causing people like Richard to attempt to sacrifice themselves and getting innocent people killed. I don't think he killed Richard out of anger at Richard so much as it was anger at the whole situation. I think he was angry at the realization that his pacifism wasn't going to save anyone so he intends to kill all the saviors on his own.

I actually have sympathy for Richard. I get it. He lost everything and every attempt to fight back was blocked as he was forced to kiss the Savior's asses again and again and again. I think this is what finally got through to Morgan. These people are being driven insane by repeatedly being forced to turn the other cheek.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Elderberry on March 13, 2017, 07:23:44 PM
Richard told Morgan that he was wanting to sacrifice himself. He also said that what they needed to do was convince the Saviors that "They get it". And then kill them. So Morgan put two and two together and followed Richard's plan.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on March 14, 2017, 01:57:20 PM
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 14, 2017, 06:01:58 PM
I think we're about to get the old Carol back.

I think what drove Morgan to abandon the pacifism was the realization that the situation was unnatural and causing people like Richard to attempt to sacrifice themselves and getting innocent people killed. I don't think he killed Richard out of anger at Richard so much as it was anger at the whole situation. I think he was angry at the realization that his pacifism wasn't going to save anyone so he intends to kill all the saviors on his own.

I actually have sympathy for Richard. I get it. He lost everything and every attempt to fight back was blocked as he was forced to kiss the Savior's asses again and again and again. I think this is what finally got through to Morgan. These people are being driven insane by repeatedly being forced to turn the other cheek.

@Cripplecreek

I think Morgan had also developed a bond with Ben and was really overcome when he realized how stupid his death was---gone for no reason, over a cantaloupe.  When Morgan asked Richard if he had talked to Ezekiel, and he brushed it off with, "Nah, later", the expression on Morgan's face wasn't a pleased one.

I'm not without sympathy for Richard and what he went through, and Ezekiel did need a fire lit under him.  But damn, that plan was reckless. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 14, 2017, 06:07:15 PM

Sneak peek for episode 14:


http://www.amc.com/shows/the-walking-dead/video-extras/season-07/episode-14/sneak-peek-of-the-walking-dead-season-7-episode-14 (http://www.amc.com/shows/the-walking-dead/video-extras/season-07/episode-14/sneak-peek-of-the-walking-dead-season-7-episode-14)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 14, 2017, 06:30:18 PM
@Cripplecreek

I'm not without sympathy for Richard and what he went through, and Ezekiel did need a fire lit under him.  But damn, that plan was reckless.

@CatherineofAragon

I think that recklessness is exactly why Morgan is going to try to kill the saviors. He thinks he can prevent a war by killing the saviors himself. Unfortunately that's pretty damn reckless of Morgan. He hasn't encountered the Saviors at their worst. He's never encountered Neegan or Neegan's 2nd in command.

The Savior that is in charge of the meetings with the Kingdom is kind of interesting. He's an ass but it seems like his heart isn't in it. He's just trying to do his job and doesn't want any more crap from his own people than from the Kingdom.

I've also noticed that Neegan doesn't go to Hilltop or the Kingdom. I wonder if there's some significance to that.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 14, 2017, 06:35:57 PM
@CatherineofAragon

I think that recklessness is exactly why Morgan is going to try to kill the saviors. He thinks he can prevent a war by killing the saviors himself. Unfortunately that's pretty damn reckless of Morgan. He hasn't encountered the Saviors at their worst. He's never encountered Neegan or Neegan's 2nd in command.

The Savior that is in charge of the meetings with the Kingdom is kind of interesting. He's an ass but it seems like his heart isn't in it. He's just trying to do his job and doesn't want any more crap from his own people than from the Kingdom.

I've also noticed that Neegan doesn't go to Hilltop or the Kingdom. I wonder if there's some significance to that.

@Cripplecreek

The mid-level guy who oversees the Kingdom's tributes seemed really regretful over Ben's death.  He didn't hesitate to get rid of the long-haired troublemaker, even told him he would kill him.  I wonder if he could be a possible ally in the future.  He must understand he's living under the thumb of a psycho who might throw him or anyone else into the fire on a whim.

I've kind of wondered about the lack of Negan's presence at those places, too.  I wonder if that's going to change.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 14, 2017, 06:50:03 PM
@Cripplecreek

The mid-level guy who oversees the Kingdom's tributes seemed really regretful over Ben's death.  He didn't hesitate to get rid of the long-haired troublemaker, even told him he would kill him.  I wonder if he could be a possible ally in the future.  He must understand he's living under the thumb of a psycho who might throw him or anyone else into the fire on a whim.

I've kind of wondered about the lack of Negan's presence at those places, too.  I wonder if that's going to change.

I also think Jana's group "Scavengers"? is going to be a lot tougher than they appear. They're disciplined to the point of following orders given with a simple hand gesture and there appear to be a lot of them. I wonder if Neegan knows about them and avoids them?

Maybe Jana is Neegan's ex wife.  :silly:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 14, 2017, 06:54:52 PM
I also think Jana's group "Scavengers"? is going to be a lot tougher than they appear. They're disciplined to the point of following orders given with a simple hand gesture and there appear to be a lot of them. I wonder if Neegan knows about them and avoids them?

Maybe Jana is Neegan's ex wife.  :silly:

Lmao, I'd like to think so, because she looks like she might be able to give him a run for his money.

Every time they go back to that group I start thinking I fell into an episode of Star Trek.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on March 14, 2017, 07:07:22 PM
I think we're about to get the old Carol back.

I think what drove Morgan to abandon the pacifism was the realization that the situation was unnatural and causing people like Richard to attempt to sacrifice themselves and getting innocent people killed. I don't think he killed Richard out of anger at Richard so much as it was anger at the whole situation. I think he was angry at the realization that his pacifism wasn't going to save anyone so he intends to kill all the saviors on his own.

I actually have sympathy for Richard. I get it. He lost everything and every attempt to fight back was blocked as he was forced to kiss the Savior's asses again and again and again. I think this is what finally got through to Morgan. These people are being driven insane by repeatedly being forced to turn the other cheek.

I love the old Carol that is, as Negan says, a bad@ss.

She will be needed in the battle to come.  They all will.  I just hope Rosita and Sasha don't get themselves killed before that battle.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 14, 2017, 07:11:06 PM
Lmao, I'd like to think so, because she looks like she might be able to give him a run for his money.

Every time they go back to that group I start thinking I fell into an episode of Star Trek.

Pollyanna McIntosh plays "Jadis"

(http://i.imgur.com/y9HiwCN.jpg)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on March 14, 2017, 07:21:30 PM
Pollyanna McIntosh plays "Jadis"

(http://i.imgur.com/y9HiwCN.jpg)

They sure have her "uglied up" for the part (just like they have Michonne).
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 14, 2017, 07:50:56 PM
I love the old Carol that is, as Negan says, a bad@ss.

She will be needed in the battle to come.  They all will.  I just hope Rosita and Sasha don't get themselves killed before that battle.

@XenaLee

I'm worried about them, too.  Rosita has become one of my favorite characters.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 14, 2017, 07:51:47 PM
Pollyanna McIntosh plays "Jadis"

(http://i.imgur.com/y9HiwCN.jpg)

Wow, she looks good there. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Elderberry on March 19, 2017, 11:05:59 PM
So Eugene went over to the Dark Side?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 19, 2017, 11:23:33 PM
So Eugene went over to the Dark Side?

I told y'all.  Didn't I tell y'all?

Abraham should come back from the dead just to kick his a**.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on March 19, 2017, 11:37:07 PM
I thought tonight was dull.  All that planning to shoot Negan, and nothing happened.  Get to it and succeed or fail, but quit fooling around.  Too much talk and not enough action.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 19, 2017, 11:42:22 PM
I thought this was a good episode.  I liked seeing Rosita and Sasha finally lay everything out between them.  Sasha saved Rosita's life by taking off on her own, but she also took away Rosita's chance to avenge Abraham.

If I never see Daryl cry again, I will be FINE with that. 

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 19, 2017, 11:47:53 PM
I thought tonight was dull.  All that planning to shoot Negan, and nothing happened.  Get to it and succeed or fail, but quit fooling around.  Too much talk and not enough action.

@Victoria33

Lol, you won't agree with what I posted.  I think they're going to really pour the gas on the fire for the next two eps.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on March 20, 2017, 02:08:34 AM
I thought tonight was dull.  All that planning to shoot Negan, and nothing happened.  Get to it and succeed or fail, but quit fooling around.  Too much talk and not enough action.
It's a DRAMA...there are many things going on at once...Their plan was 2 fold...try for long distance or go in.  They were forced to go in and Sasha and Rosita came to closure...epic episode IMO.  All things leading up to who will and who will not fight against Saviors.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Elderberry on March 20, 2017, 08:50:51 AM
It's a DRAMA...there are many things going on at once...Their plan was 2 fold...try for long distance or go in.  They were forced to go in and Sasha and Rosita came to closure...epic episode IMO.  All things leading up to who will and who will not fight against Saviors.
It was stupid to give up on "plan1" They had a perfect location. They saw that Negan did come out that door. After the first opportunity did not work out, they folded and went to "plan2". No discipline at all.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 20, 2017, 09:18:45 AM
I told y'all.  Didn't I tell y'all?

Abraham should come back from the dead just to kick his a**.

I don't buy it. He's a coward but a good man. He didn't want Rosalita to come and save him partly because he's a coward and partly because he cares about her more than anyone else. He doesn't want her getting hurt.

When it comes down to it, Eugene knows Neegan will eventually kill him. Everything he's told Neegan so far is a lie and will eventually be exposed. Eugene told Neegan he was a doctor and he turned around and killed his doctor. He's a psycho but Neegan isn't so stupid as to kill his only doctor if he didn't think he could replace him easily.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on March 20, 2017, 09:31:19 AM
I thought tonight was dull.  All that planning to shoot Negan, and nothing happened.  Get to it and succeed or fail, but quit fooling around.  Too much talk and not enough action.

Well... at least it wasn't all about Rick and Michone getting busy by candlelight after a scavenging session.  Next week will be action-packed.  It is about to hit the fan.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on March 20, 2017, 01:04:45 PM
It was stupid to give up on "plan1" They had a perfect location. They saw that Negan did come out that door. After the first opportunity did not work out, they folded and went to "plan2". No discipline at all.
I think they were forced to ditch "plan1" because of Eugene's call for more walkers to be found.  Mentioned checking the buildings or something over the radio.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 20, 2017, 01:18:38 PM
I think they were forced to ditch "plan1" because of Eugene's call for more walkers to be found.  Mentioned checking the buildings or something over the radio.

Kind of foolish of the Saviors to leave high ground overlooking their compound unsecured in the first place.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on March 20, 2017, 01:22:09 PM
It was stupid to give up on "plan1" They had a perfect location. They saw that Negan did come out that door. After the first opportunity did not work out, they folded and went to "plan2". No discipline at all.

They were never going with plan 1.  They had numerous clear shots at Eugene and never took one.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on March 20, 2017, 01:26:54 PM
Kind of foolish of the Saviors to leave high ground overlooking their compound unsecured in the first place.
I was thinking the same thing...plus, the way Sasha and Rosita were flinging that rifle around in daylight, I'm surprised the reflection on the scope didn't give them away when they kept scoping the compound.

Lots of foolishness.  But the way things are being set up, it'll be interesting to see what transpires when the conflict begins.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 20, 2017, 01:37:04 PM
I was thinking the same thing...plus, the way Sasha and Rosita were flinging that rifle around in daylight, I'm surprised the reflection on the scope didn't give them away when they kept scoping the compound.

Lots of foolishness.  But the way things are being set up, it'll be interesting to see what transpires when the conflict begins.

Any sniper who sits there with the barrel of the rifle poking out the winder is asking to be dead. Find your vantage point back away from the window in the darkness.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on March 20, 2017, 05:56:10 PM
Any sniper who sits there with the barrel of the rifle poking out the winder is asking to be dead. Find your vantage point back away from the window in the darkness.
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 20, 2017, 08:43:07 PM
I don't buy it. He's a coward but a good man. He didn't want Rosalita to come and save him partly because he's a coward and partly because he cares about her more than anyone else. He doesn't want her getting hurt.

When it comes down to it, Eugene knows Neegan will eventually kill him. Everything he's told Neegan so far is a lie and will eventually be exposed. Eugene told Neegan he was a doctor and he turned around and killed his doctor. He's a psycho but Neegan isn't so stupid as to kill his only doctor if he didn't think he could replace him easily.

@Cripplecreek

We shall see.  It'll be interesting, no doubt.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 20, 2017, 08:45:47 PM
Well... at least it wasn't all about Rick and Michone getting busy by candlelight after a scavenging session.  Next week will be action-packed.  It is about to hit the fan.

@XenaLee

Two episodes left, right?  I think they're going to really bring it for those two shows.

Not to hijack the thread, but just as an aside, if anyone is looking for a good show to watch, I cannot recommend Bates Motel enough.  It's in its fifth and final season.  It's an amazing show, and the acting is stellar.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 20, 2017, 08:54:58 PM
@Cripplecreek

We shall see.  It'll be interesting, no doubt.

Eugene and Rosalita have an odd relationship anyway. She's almost like an older sister to him. She protects him but gets madder than hell at him for not protecting himself.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on March 20, 2017, 10:58:31 PM
@XenaLee

Two episodes left, right?  I think they're going to really bring it for those two shows.

Not to hijack the thread, but just as an aside, if anyone is looking for a good show to watch, I cannot recommend Bates Motel enough.  It's in its fifth and final season.  It's an amazing show, and the acting is stellar.

I didn't really notice how good Bates was until I watched the series review leading into this season.  I'm recording, but not watching, this season so I can binge watch it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 21, 2017, 10:32:58 AM
Eugene and Rosalita have an odd relationship anyway. She's almost like an older sister to him. She protects him but gets madder than hell at him for not protecting himself.

@Cripplecreek

Yeah, I always liked Eugene, but I don't blame her for getting frustrated with him.  He needed to be smacked.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 21, 2017, 10:35:35 AM
I didn't really notice how good Bates was until I watched the series review leading into this season.  I'm recording, but not watching, this season so I can binge watch it.

@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

We thought it would be just something interesting to watch, too, but then they decided to bring the quality for every episode.  My husband said last night that he actually thinks he's enjoying it more than The Walking Dead right now. 

As you binge, let me know what you think and maybe we can have a thread to discuss, lol.  There have to be others here who watch.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on March 21, 2017, 11:50:01 AM
@XenaLee

Two episodes left, right?  I think they're going to really bring it for those two shows.

Not to hijack the thread, but just as an aside, if anyone is looking for a good show to watch, I cannot recommend Bates Motel enough.  It's in its fifth and final season.  It's an amazing show, and the acting is stellar.

Thanks.   That show wasn't on my radar.  It is now.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 21, 2017, 02:58:39 PM
Thanks.   That show wasn't on my radar.  It is now.

@XenaLee

Oh, yes, I predict we will need a thread, lol. 

Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga as Mother are a delight to watch.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 21, 2017, 03:21:52 PM
@XenaLee

Oh, yes, I predict we will need a thread, lol. 

Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga as Mother are a delight to watch.

I've already got too many required viewing shows to watch.

After Walking Dead is done for the season I'll be watching Better Call Saul. Also The Expanse id my Sci Fi fix.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 21, 2017, 06:52:20 PM
I've already got too many required viewing shows to watch.

After Walking Dead is done for the season I'll be watching Better Call Saul. Also The Expanse id my Sci Fi fix.

@Cripplecreek

I've been hearing good things about The Expanse.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 21, 2017, 07:41:55 PM
@Cripplecreek

I've been hearing good things about The Expanse.

Yeah its a sci fi lovers dream. Its got a top notch story line, spectacular special effects, and its not over the top fiction. Its pretty solidly based in real and theoretically likely science.

Basically some 200 years in the future there is a 4 way civil war going on among mankind between Earth (Earthers) Mars (Martians) the asteroid belt (Belters) and the Outer Planets Alliance (The OPA) with an alien molecular life form (Proto molecule) transforming people and technology into something unknown and everybody trying to seize control of it to use it as a weapon.
 
Feminists love it because its got so many females in leadership roles but its not done to rub it in men's faces.  Here's a preview of this week's episode with a couple of the Women in a diplomatic meeting. The indian woman is a UN official and she's a bitch.

 http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/videos/the-expanse-sneak-peek-season-2-episode-9

War crime by belters against inner planets refugees from last week's episode.

http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/videos/change-of-plans

The belters are starting to remind me of Palestinians.

http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/videos/loud-and-clear

Also unusual is the kind treatment of religion in the show. Most sci fi goes out of its way to bash religion but the expanse simply includes them. Mormons have been prominent in the show so far and even are building a generation ship and planning to leave the solar system.

They don;t have warp drive, phasers, or transporters.  They fight it out with projectile weapons at close quarters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhKWeGXduzs




Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on March 22, 2017, 02:00:55 AM
@Cripplecreek

I've been hearing good things about The Expanse.

I did, too.

Don't get your hopes up.  It's an interesting story, but it's also a Syfy original series.

I'd compare it to this season of America's Test Kitchen.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: EC on March 22, 2017, 08:59:25 AM
I'm afraid that space battle scene put me off watching it slightly.

The ship physics were great though a touch too responsive, but really? Dogfighting? I don't get in many dogfights but close range for me against another aircraft using the gun is 3k. Anything closer is too effing close. And why projectile weapons? If a bunch of hill people and nomads can make functioning and effective missiles out of old piping, a tech based group can certainly do so. Missiles puts point blank range at 20k minimum.

Wouldn't make for good telly though, I guess.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on March 24, 2017, 09:33:12 PM
@Cripplecreek

I've been hearing good things about The Expanse.

I watched the first half of Episode 1, but I just couldn't get into it and set it aside.  I may try it again later.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 24, 2017, 09:35:19 PM
I watched the first half of Episode 1, but I just couldn't get into it and set it aside.  I may try it again later.

The first season is a little slow but it really takes off in the second season
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on March 24, 2017, 10:19:50 PM
The first season is a little slow but it really takes off in the second season

I'll try it again then.  I checked out Oasis today, which is an Amazon pilot episode in the sci-fi genre. I liked it, hope they decide to run it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on March 25, 2017, 01:45:46 AM
I watched the first half of Episode 1, but I just couldn't get into it and set it aside.  I may try it again later.

Colony is pretty decent.  Less hard SciFi than Expanse, but it doesn't have the bargain basement production quality which has distracted me from ever really getting into the latter.  Kind of a similar theme to TWD (what would you do if the rules of society were thrown out?).
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 26, 2017, 02:28:21 PM
Yeah its a sci fi lovers dream. Its got a top notch story line, spectacular special effects, and its not over the top fiction. Its pretty solidly based in real and theoretically likely science.

Basically some 200 years in the future there is a 4 way civil war going on among mankind between Earth (Earthers) Mars (Martians) the asteroid belt (Belters) and the Outer Planets Alliance (The OPA) with an alien molecular life form (Proto molecule) transforming people and technology into something unknown and everybody trying to seize control of it to use it as a weapon.
 
Feminists love it because its got so many females in leadership roles but its not done to rub it in men's faces.  Here's a preview of this week's episode with a couple of the Women in a diplomatic meeting. The indian woman is a UN official and she's a bitch.

 http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/videos/the-expanse-sneak-peek-season-2-episode-9

War crime by belters against inner planets refugees from last week's episode.

http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/videos/change-of-plans

The belters are starting to remind me of Palestinians.

http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/videos/loud-and-clear

Also unusual is the kind treatment of religion in the show. Most sci fi goes out of its way to bash religion but the expanse simply includes them. Mormons have been prominent in the show so far and even are building a generation ship and planning to leave the solar system.

They don;t have warp drive, phasers, or transporters.  They fight it out with projectile weapons at close quarters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhKWeGXduzs

@Cripplecreek

I try to get into sci-fi, but I never quite make it.  My husband would like this show, I expect.  I'll tell him about it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 26, 2017, 02:29:48 PM
The mystery is solved!



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7dQhSbXUAE7xdk.jpg)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 26, 2017, 02:33:03 PM
Ends, Means, and Zombies

Thoughts about The Walking Dead by Jonah Goldberg



http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/445951/walking-dead-torture-zombies (http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/445951/walking-dead-torture-zombies)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 26, 2017, 10:24:21 PM
(BLEEP) YOU, EUGENE
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on March 26, 2017, 10:29:33 PM
The fits about to hit the shan next episode.  Can't wait.... except for the fact that it will be the last episode for a while, darn it.

I'm hooked.

Also can't wait till the Saviors get a load of Ezekiel marching upon them with that cat.  He's using it as a mascot or good luck charm, perhaps.  Personally, I'd leave the cat at home for fear of it getting killed...especially since i's not exactly trained to attack on command.  But that's just me.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on March 26, 2017, 10:31:58 PM
Colony is pretty decent.  Less hard SciFi than Expanse, but it doesn't have the bargain basement production quality which has distracted me from ever really getting into the latter.  Kind of a similar theme to TWD (what would you do if the rules of society were thrown out?).

I'm hooked on The Expanse now (after seeing it mentioned here).  I also watch Colony.  I've loved SciFi since I was a little kid (as young as 6 or 7).

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on March 26, 2017, 10:41:54 PM
I've already got too many required viewing shows to watch.

After Walking Dead is done for the season I'll be watching Better Call Saul. Also The Expanse id my Sci Fi fix.

It took me all of four episodes to get into The Expanse.  Now I'm hooked...lol.   Soo....Thanks a lot!  Like you, I've already got my viewing plate full with other shows on my "must watch" list.  But I'm not griping, mind you.  I'm very happy that there's so much to look forward to watching.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 26, 2017, 11:01:22 PM
The fits about to hit the shan next episode.  Can't wait.... except for the fact that it will be the last episode for a while, darn it.

I'm hooked.

Also can't wait till the Saviors get a load of Ezekiel marching upon them with that cat.  He's using it as a mascot or good luck charm, perhaps.  Personally, I'd leave the cat at home for fear of it getting killed...especially since i's not exactly trained to attack on command.  But that's just me.

@XenaLee

I am scared to death Shiva's going to get killed.  I expect she will...that's what usually happens to animals on TV and in movies.  Oh, crap, I just saw the preview for next week and he really is taking her along.

So Negan knows they're up to something.  They're going to have to act fast to get the jump on him.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 27, 2017, 06:38:23 AM
@XenaLee

I am scared to death Shiva's going to get killed.  I expect she will...that's what usually happens to animals on TV and in movies.  Oh, crap, I just saw the preview for next week and he really is taking her along.

So Negan knows they're up to something.  They're going to have to act fast to get the jump on him.

Looks like Dwight is coming through.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 27, 2017, 08:36:04 AM
Looks like Dwight is coming through.

@Cripplecreek

Thank goodness for that.  Negan's going to notice he's gone pretty soon.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: driftdiver on March 27, 2017, 09:29:20 AM
It took me all of four episodes to get into The Expanse.  Now I'm hooked...lol.   Soo....Thanks a lot!  Like you, I've already got my viewing plate full with other shows on my "must watch" list.  But I'm not griping, mind you.  I'm very happy that there's so much to look forward to watching.

Don't get invovled with The Man in the High Castle on Amazon
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on March 27, 2017, 10:30:02 PM
I have to say I've been pretty underwhelmed with this half season. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 28, 2017, 10:48:14 AM
I have to say I've been pretty underwhelmed with this half season.

@RoosGirl

My husband and I were talking during one of the (endless series of) commercials Sunday night.  It used to be that every episode of TWD had you completely engaged and on the edge of your seat.  It's different now.  I don't mean it as a slam, because I still enjoy the show very much, and all shows eventually reach their peaks.

I wouldn't have admitted that on the Dead thread at TOS, because someone would have gone into screaming defensive mode about the show...you know how it is there. 

I think they could use a new showrunner, really. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 28, 2017, 10:52:17 AM
@RoosGirl

My husband and I were talking during one of the (endless series of) commercials Sunday night.  It used to be that every episode of TWD had you completely engaged and on the edge of your seat.  It's different now.  I don't mean it as a slam, because I still enjoy the show very much, and all shows eventually reach their peaks.

I wouldn't have admitted that on the Dead thread at TOS, because someone would have gone into screaming defensive mode about the show...you know how it is there. 

I think they could use a new showrunner, really.

I think we're going to get an announcement the next season that the show is ending. (2 more seasons)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 28, 2017, 11:10:06 AM
I think we're going to get an announcement the next season that the show is ending. (2 more seasons)

@Cripplecreek

That could happen.  Especially if they continue on with Negan.  IMO the character, or more specifically the way he's portrayed, is a contributing factor to the ratings drop.  Jeffrey Dean Morgan's constant smirking and bending backward as he talks is so damn annoying to me that I find it distracting. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 28, 2017, 12:57:26 PM
@Cripplecreek

That could happen.  Especially if they continue on with Negan.  IMO the character, or more specifically the way he's portrayed, is a contributing factor to the ratings drop.  Jeffrey Dean Morgan's constant smirking and bending backward as he talks is so damn annoying to me that I find it distracting.

I think its just reaching a natural conclusion. The zombies are barely a factor anymore and Neegan is the ultimate living enemy with the separate groups beginning to band together and form the beginnings of a functional modern society.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on March 28, 2017, 03:44:33 PM
I think its just reaching a natural conclusion. The zombies are barely a factor anymore and Neegan is the ultimate living enemy with the separate groups beginning to band together and form the beginnings of a functional modern society.

@Cripplecreek

And then there's the fact that, after All-Out War, unless they do something different the show will fall into an endless circle of our group meeting hostile people, preparing to fight them, and then moving on...to the next hostile element.  I guess that's already happened.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 01, 2017, 04:56:43 PM
Spoilthedead has a play-by-play spoiler account of tomorrow night's season finale.  I read it, and IMO it's going to be a really good one...one to buckle up for.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 01, 2017, 05:04:24 PM
@Cripplecreek

That could happen.  Especially if they continue on with Negan.  IMO the character, or more specifically the way he's portrayed, is a contributing factor to the ratings drop.  Jeffrey Dean Morgan's constant smirking and bending backward as he talks is so damn annoying to me that I find it distracting.

He's a smirking jack@ss that you just want to slap (or kick in the nads).  Seriously, in real life, he would have already been handled by friendly fire.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 01, 2017, 05:41:02 PM
He's a smirking jack@ss that you just want to slap (or kick in the nads).  Seriously, in real life, he would have already been handled by friendly fire.

@XenaLee

Right??  There's no way his people wouldn't have taken him out.  Those people are more hangdog and acquiescent than North Koreans.

I don't even know who I want to get the privilege of killing him.  Maybe Shiva, lol.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 01, 2017, 06:05:12 PM
@XenaLee

Right??  There's no way his people wouldn't have taken him out.  Those people are more hangdog and acquiescent than North Koreans.

I don't even know who I want to get the privilege of killing him.  Maybe Shiva, lol.

Yeah.  I bet Shiva's never tasted turkey before!  lolol
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 01, 2017, 06:07:20 PM
@XenaLee

Right??  There's no way his people wouldn't have taken him out.  Those people are more hangdog and acquiescent than North Koreans.

I don't even know who I want to get the privilege of killing him.  Maybe Shiva, lol.

It will be someone you don't expect like Maggie.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 01, 2017, 06:51:44 PM
It will be someone you don't expect like Maggie.

@Cripplecreek

She has more reason to want him dead than anyone.  I'd love to see it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 01, 2017, 06:52:01 PM
Yeah.  I bet Shiva's never tasted turkey before!  lolol

Lmao
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 02, 2017, 10:15:08 PM
Holy crap this episode went all sideways.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 02, 2017, 10:17:28 PM
Awesome episode!!!  And.... I stand corrected.

Apparently, Shiva actually IS trained to attack on command...lol.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 02, 2017, 10:23:46 PM
Didn't know?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 02, 2017, 10:26:46 PM
Didn't know?

From Dwight....about the trash people double-cross, maybe?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on April 02, 2017, 10:27:39 PM
@CatherineofAragon

Negan is still alive - rats!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 02, 2017, 10:34:22 PM
From Dwight....about the trash people double-cross, maybe?

He does carve.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 02, 2017, 10:48:39 PM
I have a question.  When Dwight was convincing Rick that he was working against Negan now.... why the hell didn't Rick make him give up Negan's location ....ie Sanctuary?  To my knowledge, they still don't know where it is.  Fubar that they couldn't even follow Negan's rats back to the nest.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on April 02, 2017, 10:52:20 PM
Talking Dead is coming on after this program and think Negan and Darrell will be there if I heard right.  I think the woman leader of the women was killed, at least I hope that was her.  Will find out on Talking Dead.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 02, 2017, 11:14:10 PM
OMG!  We just now finished watching.  I screamed when my girl Shiva came in and took care of business!  I'm still crying from Maggie's closing voiceover.  This show can still bring it.  Oh boy, can it.

I'm loving Ezekiel---"Alexandria will not fall."

Eugene doesn't have anybody to save him now.  There was speculation on a TWD board that the baggie the pill was in might sink him, if Negan finds it.

As usual, Negan just won't STFU.

@Victoria33
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on April 02, 2017, 11:15:16 PM
I have a question.  When Dwight was convincing Rick that he was working against Negan now.... why the hell didn't Rick make him give up Negan's location ....ie Sanctuary?  To my knowledge, they still don't know where it is.  Fubar that they couldn't even follow Negan's rats back to the nest.
They found it, just didn't approach it...they saw it from the freeway where they took the dynamite from...the Sanctuary's booby trap/walker eraser.

They wanted to fight Negan on their turf, not his.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on April 02, 2017, 11:17:44 PM
OMG!  We just now finished watching.  I screamed when my girl Shiva came in and took care of business!  I'm still crying from Maggie's closing voiceover.  This show can still bring it.  Oh boy, can it.

I'm loving Ezekiel---"Alexandria will not fall."

Eugene doesn't have anybody to save him now.  There was speculation on a TWD board that the baggie the pill was in might sink him, if Negan finds it.

As usual, Negan just won't STFU.

@Victoria33
Sasha had the baggie with her in the casket...but Eugene is on very thin ice.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on April 02, 2017, 11:37:24 PM
@CatherineofAragon

No, the woman leader (who shot Rick) didn't die.  Another, rats!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Maj. Bill Martin on April 02, 2017, 11:45:10 PM
The Garbage Pail Kids turning on Rick was somewhat predictable, but a good episode overall.

I was sure Sasha was going to kill herself, but for some reason i expected them to see her slumped over body in there.  The realisation that she'd obvious turn just escaped me.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 02, 2017, 11:45:26 PM
Sasha had the baggie with her in the casket...but Eugene is on very thin ice.

@SZonian

If she put it in a pocket, no one will find it on her walker corpse.  But if she just dropped it in there...

Whatever happens to Eugene will be deserved.  He said pretty much the same about our group tonight, so no mercy. The
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 02, 2017, 11:50:59 PM
@CatherineofAragon

No, the woman leader (who shot Rick) didn't die.  Another, rats!

@Victoria33

That's something to look forward to for next season.  She needs to die.

Watching Talking Dead.  Sonequa is beautiful; love her dress and her earrings.  Jeffrey Dean Morgan looks terrible.  Reedus looks good, as always.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 02, 2017, 11:53:01 PM
So did Dwight really turn against Negan?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on April 02, 2017, 11:55:31 PM
@Victoria33

That's something to look forward to for next season.  She needs to die.

Watching Talking Dead.  Sonequa is beautiful; love her dress and her earrings.  Jeffrey Dean Morgan looks terrible.  Reedus looks good, as always.
@CatherineofAragon

Yes, she is beautiful.  Negan needs to die.  I don't even like the real man because he is so evil in that show.  He enjoys it too much.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Maj. Bill Martin on April 03, 2017, 12:14:12 AM
Jeffrey Dean Morgan looked much better physically in Watchmen.  He's far too skinny now to really play a physically imposing guy.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 03, 2017, 12:15:20 AM
They found it, just didn't approach it...they saw it from the freeway where they took the dynamite from...the Sanctuary's booby trap/walker eraser.

They wanted to fight Negan on their turf, not his.

Yeah, but as you saw.... that plan didn't go so well as they slunk away and escaped back to their respective ratholes.  This... means....war.  Unleash the dogs (and tiger) and let the real hell begin.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on April 03, 2017, 12:23:22 AM
...but for some reason i expected them to see her slumped over body in there.  The realisation that she'd obvious turn just escaped me.

I hate to admit it, but you're not alone.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 03, 2017, 12:54:35 AM
@CatherineofAragon

Yes, she is beautiful.  Negan needs to die.  I don't even like the real man because he is so evil in that show.  He enjoys it too much.

@Victoria33

Same here.  Hate his guts.  Loved seeing Rick get in his face.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on April 03, 2017, 11:17:48 AM
Yeah, but as you saw.... that plan didn't go so well as they slunk away and escaped back to their respective ratholes.  This... means....war.  Unleash the dogs (and tiger) and let the real hell begin.
Rick and the Alexandrians placed way too much trust in the Garbage Pail kids...knew next to nothing about them, assumed that they would be against the Saviors, gave them dozens of weapons and then turned their backs on them when they were ready for the showdown...STUPID, STUPID, STUPID.  Otherwise, the plan might have worked to some extent.  They wouldn't have had the truck bomb sabotaged, wouldn't have been stopped from engaging Negan and crew.  Dwight was obviously unaware of the plan because he did what he said he'd do, slow them down by dropping trees.

The ominous signs and comments from Garbage Pail kids were all over the place before Negan showed up...I would have placed their people in positions where my people could watch them and prevent them getting the drop on all of my people simultaneously.

Serious lack of situational awareness and leadership on Rick's part.  He got a lot of people killed and injured because he didn't seriously consider the consequences of letting dozens of strangers into the compound.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on April 03, 2017, 11:23:27 AM
So did Dwight really turn against Negan?
I think so.  He cut the trees down like he said he'd do and left the wood figure with the "Didn't know" on it.

His wife is "free" of Negan, so he has no need to continue on with the charade of being "Negan".  I'm not sure he's really that bad of a character as they try to make him out to be.

Granted, he did put the arrow into Denise, but was aiming for Darryl, so there is that.

But look at the left side of his face, that his wife was taken by Negan, etc.  I think there's more to him.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 03, 2017, 11:28:03 AM
I think so.  He cut the trees down like he said he'd do and left the wood figure with the "Didn't know" on it.

His wife is "free" of Negan, so he has no need to continue on with the charade of being "Negan".  I'm not sure he's really that bad of a character as they try to make him out to be.

Granted, he did put the arrow into Denise, but was aiming for Darryl, so there is that.

But look at the left side of his face, that his wife was taken by Negan, etc.  I think there's more to him.

@SZonian

Okay, because I wasn't sure what to make of those looks that were passing between Dwight and the group after Negan showed up.

I don't like the guy, but I know they're going for a redemption arc for him, and this show manipulates my emotions so well that I'm sure my opinion will change, lol.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 03, 2017, 11:29:07 AM
It looks like Shiva isn't CGI after all, but just Andrew Lincoln picking up a few extra bucks...



(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5f/09/52/5f095237d3f454783f553f5511728edd.jpg)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 03, 2017, 11:32:21 AM
It looks like Shiva isn't CGI after all, but just Andrew Lincoln picking up a few extra bucks...



(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5f/09/52/5f095237d3f454783f553f5511728edd.jpg)

L M A O !!!!!

He never looked cuter.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 03, 2017, 11:35:20 AM
Rick and the Alexandrians placed way too much trust in the Garbage Pail kids...knew next to nothing about them, assumed that they would be against the Saviors, gave them dozens of weapons and then turned their backs on them when they were ready for the showdown...STUPID, STUPID, STUPID.  Otherwise, the plan might have worked to some extent.  They wouldn't have had the truck bomb sabotaged, wouldn't have been stopped from engaging Negan and crew.  Dwight was obviously unaware of the plan because he did what he said he'd do, slow them down by dropping trees.

The ominous signs and comments from Garbage Pail kids were all over the place before Negan showed up...I would have placed their people in positions where my people could watch them and prevent them getting the drop on all of my people simultaneously.

Serious lack of situational awareness and leadership on Rick's part.  He got a lot of people killed and injured because he didn't seriously consider the consequences of letting dozens of strangers into the compound.

I agree.  Rick went from not trusting 'anyone' on the outside .... to way too trusting of anyone he wanted to convince to join their cause.  There has to be a happy medium of caution in their somewhere.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on April 03, 2017, 11:44:46 AM
@SZonian

Okay, because I wasn't sure what to make of those looks that were passing between Dwight and the group after Negan showed up.

I don't like the guy, but I know they're going for a redemption arc for him, and this show manipulates my emotions so well that I'm sure my opinion will change, lol.
@CatherineofAragon

It does remain to be seen.  You're right, this show has no problem leaving people's emotions twisting in the wind.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 03, 2017, 11:46:10 AM
L M A O !!!!!

He never looked cuter.



 :silly:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 03, 2017, 11:48:33 AM
@CatherineofAragon

It does remain to be seen.  You're right, this show has no problem leaving people's emotions twisting in the wind.   :laugh:

I remember hating Abraham and Rosita when they showed up.  They were just so comic-book to me, and they were intruding on my group, and I didn't want them there.  I came to love them, though, and it will probably be the same with Dwight.

I don't know, maybe love is too strong a word, lol.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on April 03, 2017, 11:52:09 AM
I remember hating Abraham and Rosita when they showed up.  They were just so comic-book to me, and they were intruding on my group, and I didn't want them there.  I came to love them, though, and it will probably be the same with Dwight.

I don't know, maybe love is too strong a word, lol.
@CatherineofAragon

If you think about not only Abraham and Rosita, but many of the others, lots of reasons to be skeptical or cautious.  But in the end, many have "redeemed" themselves when placed in a civil situation/environment unlike the Saviors.  Many of the Governor's people were manipulated by him, but a few would have fit in with Negan's crowd just fine.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 03, 2017, 11:55:03 AM
I agree.  Rick went from not trusting 'anyone' on the outside .... to way too trusting of anyone he wanted to convince to join their cause.  There has to be a happy medium of caution in their somewhere.

Granted Alexandria is Ricks strong point and a good place to attack from, he should have set the ambush with Jayda's group outside the wall.

Crazy thing is that the kingdom comes to the rescue with a bunch of people who never wanted to fight in the first place.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 03, 2017, 11:59:46 AM
@CatherineofAragon

If you think about not only Abraham and Rosita, but many of the others, lots of reasons to be skeptical or cautious.  But in the end, many have "redeemed" themselves when placed in a civil situation/environment unlike the Saviors.  Many of the Governor's people were manipulated by him, but a few would have fit in with Negan's crowd just fine.

Honestly I wish Merle was still around. Not as a member of the group but as someone who drifts around from group to group on his own always showing up to protect Darrel. I think he would have killed Neegan himself.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Maj. Bill Martin on April 03, 2017, 02:00:13 PM
Honestly I wish Merle was still around. Not as a member of the group but as someone who drifts around from group to group on his own always showing up to protect Darrel. I think he would have killed Neegan himself.

He'd have made a valiant but flawed attempt.  If he couldn't kill the Governor, he's not going to get the even more dangerous and well-guarded Negan.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Hurricane Andrew on April 03, 2017, 06:25:44 PM
Yeah, but as you saw.... that plan didn't go so well as they slunk away and escaped back to their respective ratholes.  This... means....war.  Unleash the dogs (and tiger) and let the real hell begin.

The problem I see going forward is that our group has three areas to defend.  They can be divided, unless they decided to give up the Hilltop and consolidate in Alexandria, at least for the time being.  The Garbage kids have a well fortified junkyard they control, with the equivalent of armored vehicles (trash trucks).  Sanctuary is well fortified as well.  Saviors have numbers and will likely do a divide and conquer...well, they'll attempt that at least.

Wonder if the women's group will ever come around, especially since they clearly aren't getting their guns back now.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 03, 2017, 06:32:50 PM
The problem I see going forward is that our group has three areas to defend.  They can be divided, unless they decided to give up the Hilltop and consolidate in Alexandria, at least for the time being.  The Garbage kids have a well fortified junkyard they control, with the equivalent of armored vehicles (trash trucks).  Sanctuary is well fortified as well.  Saviors have numbers and will likely do a divide and conquer...well, they'll attempt that at least.

Wonder if the women's group will ever come around, especially since they clearly aren't getting their guns back now.

Rick's group needs more soldiers AND more guns.  Hell, I'd be checking maps for military bases and trying to scavenge guns and other weapons.  I would light that damned junkyard up, if you get my meaning, for their betrayal.   Then I'd go after Negan.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 03, 2017, 08:24:42 PM
Honestly I wish Merle was still around. Not as a member of the group but as someone who drifts around from group to group on his own always showing up to protect Darrel. I think he would have killed Neegan himself.

@Cripplecreek

Merle was a great character...I wish he was around, too. 

I'm probably in the minority, but I'll always miss Shane.  He would be such an asset to the group as a fighter.  But he was like a rabid dog in the end, and it just wasn't to be.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 03, 2017, 08:27:25 PM
Rick's group needs more soldiers AND more guns.  Hell, I'd be checking maps for military bases and trying to scavenge guns and other weapons.  I would light that damned junkyard up, if you get my meaning, for their betrayal.   Then I'd go after Negan.

@XenaLee

Yep.  I never liked those weirdos, anyway, with their own private language as though the ZA has been in effect for decades instead of a couple of years.  They're way too comic-book-y for my taste.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 03, 2017, 08:35:20 PM
@Cripplecreek

Merle was a great character...I wish he was around, too. 

I'm probably in the minority, but I'll always miss Shane.  He would be such an asset to the group as a fighter.  But he was like a rabid dog in the end, and it just wasn't to be.

I didn't really start watching the show till about the time they got to Hershel's farm and hated Shane almost immediately.

Just watched Michael Rooker on Guardians of the Galaxy. He basically plays Merle in space.

(http://i.imgur.com/Htp49OF.jpg)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 03, 2017, 08:40:06 PM
I didn't really start watching the show till about the time they got to Hershel's farm and hated Shane almost immediately.

Just watched Michael Rooker on Guardians of the Galaxy. He basically plays Merle in space.

(http://i.imgur.com/Htp49OF.jpg)

Holy crap!  LOL
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 03, 2017, 08:54:13 PM
Holy crap!  LOL

He plays kind of a bounty hunter pirate type of guy and he likes to screw with people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5tIYBr2g4s
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 03, 2017, 08:59:34 PM
Merle makes a great villain!  A role I'm betting he much prefers to play.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 09, 2017, 02:56:25 PM
The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln had no idea about the big finale twist

Andrew Lincoln hints at what to expect in Season 8



http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/03/walking-dead-andrew-lincoln-season-finale-rick-grimes/?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter (http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/03/walking-dead-andrew-lincoln-season-finale-rick-grimes/?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter)

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 09, 2017, 02:57:00 PM
Jonah Goldberg?Verified account @JonahNRO  3h3 hours ago

Gawd, I hope they just kill the Vulcan woman who leads the garbage people.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 09, 2017, 03:05:38 PM
I think Michone will probably get that honor.  Nobody shoots her man and lives...for long, anyway....lol.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 09, 2017, 03:27:22 PM
I think Michone will probably get that honor.  Nobody shoots her man and lives...for long, anyway....lol.

@XenaLee

From your lips, lol. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 09, 2017, 03:28:47 PM
The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln had no idea about the big finale twist

Andrew Lincoln hints at what to expect in Season 8



http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/03/walking-dead-andrew-lincoln-season-finale-rick-grimes/?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter (http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/03/walking-dead-andrew-lincoln-season-finale-rick-grimes/?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter)

Definitely a different Rick at the end of this season.  Basically he told Neegan to STFU and do it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 09, 2017, 03:35:22 PM
Definitely a different Rick at the end of this season.  Basically he told Neegan to STFU and do it.

Rendering Negan literally speechless (previously thought of as an impossible task).  Negan respects and is in awe of Rick deep down.  His awe will probably last right up until Rick kills Negan with his bare hands.  It's coming....
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 09, 2017, 04:12:51 PM
Rendering Negan literally speechless (previously thought of as an impossible task).  Negan respects and is in awe of Rick deep down.  His awe will probably last right up until Rick kills Negan with his bare hands.  It's coming....

@XenaLee
@Cripplecreek

It was good to see.  You could definitely see a little fear flickering in Negan's eyes until he got a grip and the bluster took over again.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 09, 2017, 05:17:25 PM
@XenaLee
@Cripplecreek

It was good to see.  You could definitely see a little fear flickering in Negan's eyes until he got a grip and the bluster took over again.

That grinning jack@ss can't be "gone" too soon for me.  Him and the junkyard dog both.

Boy, didn't Ezekiel look splendidly royal and commanding in his Alexandria entrance!   He and Shiva are a match made in a fairy tale.

Question:  Does Dwight deserve a "second chance"?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 09, 2017, 05:19:43 PM
That grinning jack@ss can't be "gone" too soon for me.  Him and the junkyard dog both.

Boy, didn't Ezekiel look splendidly royal and commanding in his Alexandria entrance!   He and Shiva are a match made in a fairy tale.

Question:  Does Dwight deserve a "second chance"?

I think Dwight will ultimately redeem himself with his own death.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 09, 2017, 06:39:17 PM
That grinning jack@ss can't be "gone" too soon for me.  Him and the junkyard dog both.

Boy, didn't Ezekiel look splendidly royal and commanding in his Alexandria entrance!   He and Shiva are a match made in a fairy tale.

Question:  Does Dwight deserve a "second chance"?

@XenaLee

I dread the scenes Negan is in.  I just wonder how much longer we're going to have to put up with him. 

Girl, when Ezekiel came rolling in there with his "Alexandria will not fall, not on this day!" I screamed and jumped out of my seat.  Husband's used to it, lol.  Do you think it's looking like he and Carol might become a couple?

I just don't like Dwight.  IMO he doesn't deserve it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 09, 2017, 07:14:09 PM
@XenaLee

I dread the scenes Negan is in.  I just wonder how much longer we're going to have to put up with him. 

Girl, when Ezekiel came rolling in there with his "Alexandria will not fall, not on this day!" I screamed and jumped out of my seat.  Husband's used to it, lol.  Do you think it's looking like he and Carol might become a couple?

I just don't like Dwight.  IMO he doesn't deserve it.

Lol..... it was one of THE most impressive and memorable moments of the entire series, IMO.

I think Carol will continue to be a "loner" when it comes to hooking up with another man.  But as many male (real men) friends that she has, who needs a lover?  lolol  She's got what counts.... real friendship, the kind where they would lay down their lives for her.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 09, 2017, 08:41:58 PM
Lol..... it was one of THE most impressive and memorable moments of the entire series, IMO.

I think Carol will continue to be a "loner" when it comes to hooking up with another man.  But as many male (real men) friends that she has, who needs a lover?  lolol  She's got what counts.... real friendship, the kind where they would lay down their lives for her.

@XenaLee

You might be right...sometimes I wonder I where they're going to take her character.

Can I just dissent for a moment and say there are definite benefits to being more than friends?  Lol
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 09, 2017, 08:45:40 PM


Rick Grimes? @TheRickyGrimes  Apr 4

 Everybody got normal guns and here comes Daryl with some call of duty advanced warfare sh*t.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8mKTRTXoAIoIeZ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 09, 2017, 08:47:09 PM
@XenaLee

You might be right...sometimes I wonder I where they're going to take her character.

Can I just dissent for a moment and say there are definite benefits to being more than friends?  Lol

@CatherineofAragon @XenaLee

Before the zombie apocalypse Ezekiel was a Shakespearean actor. He explained it to Carol before she went to live by herself. It was about giving the people something to believe in.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 09, 2017, 08:51:14 PM
Starting to get into "Into the badlands" in the place of the Walking dead.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 09, 2017, 08:56:41 PM
@CatherineofAragon @XenaLee

Before the zombie apocalypse Ezekiel was a Shakespearean actor. He explained it to Carol before she went to live by herself. It was about giving the people something to believe in.

Yep, I remember that....he had me when he told about rescuing Shiva.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 09, 2017, 08:58:03 PM
Starting to get into "Into the badlands" in the place of the Walking dead.

Ima havta part ways with you there, lol.

We're still on Bates Motel...after that, hopefully Vikings will be back.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 09, 2017, 11:09:53 PM
We're doing a rewatch of the season finale.  Rick should've put a bullet in Eugene's head.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on April 09, 2017, 11:41:11 PM
Ima havta part ways with you there, lol.

We're still on Bates Motel...after that, hopefully Vikings will be back.

"Can't return a steak with a bite taken out of it"
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Maj. Bill Martin on April 10, 2017, 03:29:57 PM
Ima havta part ways with you there, lol.
It
We're still on Bates Motel...after that, hopefully Vikings will be back.

@CatherineofAragon

If you liked Vikings, see if you can catch a BBC series called "The Last Kingdom".  It's set during roughly the same period, though that's kind of hard to tell given that Vikings has a somewhat squirrely timeline historically.  Ragnar's sons play prominent roles.  But this is told primarily (though not exclusively) from the English perspective.  Basically, it follows this English boy who is raised by Danes and has divided loyalties --  "The Last Kingdom" refers to Wessex and Alfred the Great, is based on historical novels by Bernard Cornwell. 

Absolutely love the way the series portrays Alfred, and the series builds pretty well as it goes along.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxPApTGWwas
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 11, 2017, 02:17:55 PM
@CatherineofAragon

If you liked Vikings, see if you can catch a BBC series called "The Last Kingdom".  It's set during roughly the same period, though that's kind of hard to tell given that Vikings has a somewhat squirrely timeline historically.  Ragnar's sons play prominent roles.  But this is told primarily (though not exclusively) from the English perspective.  Basically, it follows this English boy who is raised by Danes and has divided loyalties --  "The Last Kingdom" refers to Wessex and Alfred the Great, is based on historical novels by Bernard Cornwell. 

Absolutely love the way the series portrays Alfred, and the series builds pretty well as it goes along.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxPApTGWwas


@Maj. Bill Martin

Thank you!  This looks really good.  Several of our shows are ending this year---The Strain, TURN, Bates Motel---and this looks like something to get into.  Appreciate it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 11, 2017, 02:20:13 PM
"Can't return a steak with a bite taken out of it"

@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

All right, I should know what that refers to.  Give me a clue, please, lol.

Btw, @Cripplecreek, I apologize for sounding so snotty and rude when I responded to you about "Into The Badlands."  I really didn't mean it that way.  Sorry, my friend.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 11, 2017, 02:26:32 PM
@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

All right, I should know what that refers to.  Give me a clue, please, lol.

Btw, @Cripplecreek, I apologize for sounding so snotty and rude when I responded to you about "Into The Badlands."  I really didn't mean it that way.  Sorry, my friend.

No offense taken but I think you would agree that Quinn (the barron) makes a far better villain than Neegan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoRWWcuP37k
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 11, 2017, 02:30:20 PM
We're doing a rewatch of the season finale.  Rick should've put a bullet in Eugene's head.

Aiding and abetting the enemy is treason.... and should be punishable by death (IMO).
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Maj. Bill Martin on April 11, 2017, 02:32:30 PM

@Maj. Bill Martin

Thank you!  This looks really good.  Several of our shows are ending this year---The Strain, TURN, Bates Motel---and this looks like something to get into.  Appreciate it.

Let me know how you like it.  I have to say that the last episode of the season was one of my favorite hours of TV ever.  There's some pretty good character development that really pays off.  And the season definitely progresses -- lots of important stuff happens.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on April 11, 2017, 05:49:56 PM
@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

All right, I should know what that refers to.  Give me a clue, please, lol.


New AMC series The Son, which I have taken an instant liking to for quotes like that.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 12, 2017, 07:03:24 PM
No offense taken but I think you would agree that Quinn (the barron) makes a far better villain than Neegan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoRWWcuP37k

@Cripplecreek

Yeah, that guy's definitely creepy, and he doesn't make you want to burst out laughing.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 12, 2017, 07:04:15 PM
Let me know how you like it.  I have to say that the last episode of the season was one of my favorite hours of TV ever.  There's some pretty good character development that really pays off.  And the season definitely progresses -- lots of important stuff happens.

@Maj. Bill Martin

I'll do that.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 12, 2017, 07:05:35 PM
New AMC series The Son, which I have taken an instant liking to for quotes like that.

@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

That's the one with Pierce Brosnan, isn't it?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 12, 2017, 07:12:11 PM
@Cripplecreek

Yeah, that guy's definitely creepy, and he doesn't make you want to burst out laughing.

What makes him dangerous is that he gets men to follow him willfully.

He gave a hell of a speech this week and then he went out and killed his son.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vogNn3WQseg

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on April 12, 2017, 08:08:56 PM
@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

That's the one with Pierce Brosnan, isn't it?

It is.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 16, 2017, 10:55:24 PM
I see the actor who plays Floki on "Vikings" is now on into the badlands and looks pretty much the same.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 17, 2017, 12:35:10 PM
I see the actor who plays Floki on "Vikings" is now on into the badlands and looks pretty much the same.

@Cripplecreek

Oh, crap, you had to go and do that, didn't you, lol!  I love Floki and I think Gustaf Skarsgaard is a fantastic actor, and now I'm going to have to check it out.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 17, 2017, 12:36:28 PM
What makes him dangerous is that he gets men to follow him willfully.

He gave a hell of a speech this week and then he went out and killed his son.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vogNn3WQseg

I need to go to Chrome to watch this...Internet Explorer has started showing big blank spaces when someone posts a video.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 17, 2017, 12:47:50 PM
@Cripplecreek

Oh, crap, you had to go and do that, didn't you, lol!  I love Floki and I think Gustaf Skarsgaard is a fantastic actor, and now I'm going to have to check it out.

I can't tell if this is actually him or an actor who looks and behaves a LOT like him.

(http://i.imgur.com/aggWTQI.png)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 17, 2017, 12:58:38 PM
@CatherineofAragon Nevermind, you're safe. The actor is Marc Rissmann.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on April 17, 2017, 03:55:32 PM
I need to go to Chrome to watch this...Internet Explorer has started showing big blank spaces when someone posts a video.

Have you done anything (install/uninstall/update) with Flash lately?  I believe the reason I don't see video links is because I don't install Flash and the software that the site runs on tags video links as being flash.

@Oceander - Just an FYI, could be a trend, or not.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on April 17, 2017, 03:58:44 PM
I am really enjoying this season of iZombie, and I'm not too proud to admit it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 17, 2017, 08:18:31 PM
@CatherineofAragon Nevermind, you're safe. The actor is Marc Rissmann.

@Cripplecreek

I can understand why you thought it was Skarsgaard, though.

If you see Samuel Roukin in anything, please alert me, lol.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 17, 2017, 08:21:12 PM
Have you done anything (install/uninstall/update) with Flash lately?  I believe the reason I don't see video links is because I don't install Flash and the software that the site runs on tags video links as being flash.

@Oceander - Just an FYI, could be a trend, or not.

@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

No, I haven't but according to what I've read, IE isn't being supported by Microsoft and they're going to phase it out.  Lately it's been doing all kinds of strange things.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 18, 2017, 08:59:33 PM
I didn't really notice how good Bates was until I watched the series review leading into this season.  I'm recording, but not watching, this season so I can binge watch it.

@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

Well, it's down to only one more episode for the series, and that's next week.  I'm going to really miss this show; the quality and its ability to grab you has stayed consistent throughout.  The last episodes are like a runaway train.  I'm impressed that the writers have been able to stay very true to the spirit of the movie, while never letting you be sure that you know what's going to happen. 

Freddie Highmore is young but I think he has great things ahead of him.  He wrote and directed a couple of this season's episodes.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on April 19, 2017, 06:42:11 PM
@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

Well, it's down to only one more episode for the series, and that's next week.  I'm going to really miss this show; the quality and its ability to grab you has stayed consistent throughout.  The last episodes are like a runaway train.  I'm impressed that the writers have been able to stay very true to the spirit of the movie, while never letting you be sure that you know what's going to happen. 

Freddie Highmore is young but I think he has great things ahead of him.  He wrote and directed a couple of this season's episodes.

New season of Fargo starts tonight.  Watch it now, thank me later.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 19, 2017, 06:45:12 PM
New season of Fargo starts tonight.  Watch it now, thank me later.

The first 2 seasons were good (the 2nd was best)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZrTrnsJnmY
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 21, 2017, 10:54:25 AM
Okay, Fargo goes on the list.  How many seasons so far?

@XenaLee, stick with Bates Motel, it gets even better. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on April 21, 2017, 10:59:45 AM
Okay, Fargo goes on the list.  How many seasons so far?

@XenaLee, stick with Bates Motel, it gets even better.

This is season three.  So far they have been almost completely independent, so you don't need to watch the first two to get up to speed.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 21, 2017, 11:02:40 AM
Okay, Fargo goes on the list.  How many seasons so far?

@XenaLee, stick with Bates Motel, it gets even better.

Ehh.... the music for Season 3, Episode 1 of Fargo really got on my nerves.  Plot isn't as good as Season 1, either.  If the music doesn't change and the plot doesn't get better, not sure I'll be watching it to the end.

But Bates Motel is amazing.  I wondered how they could structure an entire series around that theme.  Now I know....lol.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 21, 2017, 11:33:16 AM
This is season three.  So far they have been almost completely independent, so you don't need to watch the first two to get up to speed.

@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

Oh, really? Hmmm, interesting...
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 21, 2017, 11:38:00 AM
Ehh.... the music for Season 3, Episode 1 of Fargo really got on my nerves.  Plot isn't as good as Season 1, either.  If the music doesn't change and the plot doesn't get better, not sure I'll be watching it to the end.

But Bates Motel is amazing.  I wondered how they could structure an entire series around that theme.  Now I know....lol.

@XenaLee

I want to be really careful of what I say, lol, because I don't want to spoil anything. 

When you start out you think, okay, I've seen the movie, I know everything about this story.  What's amazing to me is that the showrunners have managed to stay absolutely true to the spirit of "Psycho" without necessarily copying every single aspect of it. 

My husband said he's never seen a show which stayed consistently excellent from start to finish until BM. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 21, 2017, 11:41:35 AM
This is season three.  So far they have been almost completely independent, so you don't need to watch the first two to get up to speed.

I really liked season 2. Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan was just plain awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2H7T2tggXU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb814rfwOOE
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 21, 2017, 12:02:23 PM
@XenaLee

I want to be really careful of what I say, lol, because I don't want to spoil anything. 

When you start out you think, okay, I've seen the movie, I know everything about this story.  What's amazing to me is that the showrunners have managed to stay absolutely true to the spirit of "Psycho" without necessarily copying every single aspect of it. 

My husband said he's never seen a show which stayed consistently excellent from start to finish until BM.

Yeah, the writing is great.  Anything that keeps my interest season after season has to be good.  All of the side dramas and criminal elements, twists and turns make for good tv viewing, IMO.  I'm on the 4th ep of S2 .... Dylan knows now who his real father is.   You know.... I waffle back and forth between feeling sorry for Norma and disliking her.  Right now I'm in the feeling sorry mode...lolol.  Complex creatures.... her and Norman.



Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 21, 2017, 12:03:57 PM
I really liked season 2. Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan was just plain awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2H7T2tggXU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb814rfwOOE

I loved the part where Milligan shows up at the fresh motel massacre.  Gets out of the car, surveys the mayhem and carnage, says "Ok then".... gets back in the car and drives off.  Hilarious!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 21, 2017, 12:37:40 PM
And Hanzee has had about all he can take of us palefaces.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws67ZS7b7OQ
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 30, 2017, 03:42:01 PM
Yeah, the writing is great.  Anything that keeps my interest season after season has to be good.  All of the side dramas and criminal elements, twists and turns make for good tv viewing, IMO.  I'm on the 4th ep of S2 .... Dylan knows now who his real father is.   You know.... I waffle back and forth between feeling sorry for Norma and disliking her.  Right now I'm in the feeling sorry mode...lolol.  Complex creatures.... her and Norman.

@XenaLee

I was the same with Norma.  I hated that she didn't take Norman's illness seriously enough to really get him the help he needed.  But all in all, I come out liking her, because she's so nuts herself, and I LOVE her screaming fits and arguments she has with Norman.

What about Romero?  Yay or nay?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 30, 2017, 03:44:16 PM
@XenaLee

You have to see this, lol.  Not Photoshopped.

(http://i.imgur.com/Nb6msAR.png)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 30, 2017, 05:15:26 PM
@XenaLee

I was the same with Norma.  I hated that she didn't take Norman's illness seriously enough to really get him the help he needed.  But all in all, I come out liking her, because she's so nuts herself, and I LOVE her screaming fits and arguments she has with Norman.

What about Romero?  Yay or nay?

Romero, bad boy, bad cop....ended up being a yay, but I was conflicted and torn throughout.   But generally, I tend to disapprove of folks that behave the way Romero behaved....lol.

In the end, he was a good guy trying to protect Norma, and then he just went off the deep end with the revenge factor.   Norman had to be stopped.  He would have gone on to kill again and again.  Dylan knew that.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: XenaLee on April 30, 2017, 05:16:31 PM
@XenaLee

You have to see this, lol.  Not Photoshopped.

(http://i.imgur.com/Nb6msAR.png)

Wow!   Two of my (now) favorite, all-time actors side by side.   Kewl....thanks!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 30, 2017, 08:22:06 PM
Romero, bad boy, bad cop....ended up being a yay, but I was conflicted and torn throughout.   But generally, I tend to disapprove of folks that behave the way Romero behaved....lol.

In the end, he was a good guy trying to protect Norma, and then he just went off the deep end with the revenge factor.   Norman had to be stopped.  He would have gone on to kill again and again.  Dylan knew that.

@XenaLee

Yeah, I pretty much agree with that.  I didn't like Romero at all when the show started, but I grew to like him, and then later on, even more so. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on April 30, 2017, 08:33:40 PM
@XenaLee

Yeah, I pretty much agree with that.  I didn't like Romero at all when the show started, but I grew to like him, and then later on, even more so.


Easy to look past some minor character flaws with a man that looks like Romero.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 30, 2017, 08:36:23 PM

Easy to look past some minor character flaws with a man that looks like Romero.

@RoosGirl

Oh, I agree, lol.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on April 30, 2017, 08:41:04 PM
@RoosGirl

Oh, I agree, lol.

And easy to decide that the flaws are indeed minor. 😆
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on April 30, 2017, 09:06:41 PM


And easy to decide that the flaws are indeed minor. 😆

@RoosGirl

I've seen male characters with even more sizeable flaws...and I've minimized them right down to nothing.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Suppressed on May 25, 2017, 12:06:43 PM
Beacuse I'm a few seasons behind, I don't read this thread, but this made me think of first season for some reason...

(http://i.imgur.com/R7Q7cMG.gif)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on June 06, 2017, 08:19:24 AM
Beacuse I'm a few seasons behind, I don't read this thread, but this made me think of first season for some reason...

(http://i.imgur.com/R7Q7cMG.gif)

@Suppressed

Lol
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on June 06, 2017, 08:26:47 AM
@Cripplecreek

Are you watching Fear The Walking Dead?  I'll be honest, for me the show has interesting moments, but I have to reeeaaally struggle to maintain interest at this point.  My husband likes it more than me.

But without giving anything away, I am so damn sick of Kirkman's "let's shock the viewers by killing off a key character AGAIN."  We get it, okay---it's the apocalypse and no one is safe and you're writing in a new and controversial way.  That was established, so just stop it now.  Ugh.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 06, 2017, 08:31:43 AM
@Cripplecreek

Are you watching Fear The Walking Dead?  I'll be honest, for me the show has interesting moments, but I have to reeeaaally struggle to maintain interest at this point.  My husband likes it more than me.

But without giving anything away, I am so damn sick of Kirkman's "let's shock the viewers by killing off a key character AGAIN."  We get it, okay---it's the apocalypse and no one is safe and you're writing in a new and controversial way.  That was established, so just stop it now.  Ugh.

I watched a few minutes on Sunday but not enough to know what's going on.

Somebody was being turned away from some group or something.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on June 06, 2017, 10:16:47 AM
I watched a few minutes on Sunday but not enough to know what's going on.

Somebody was being turned away from some group or something.

@Cripplecreek

Lol, yeah, in other words, the basic ongoing plot.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on June 06, 2017, 10:26:05 AM
@Cripplecreek   Are you watching Fear The Walking Dead?  I'll be honest, for me the show has interesting moments, but I have to reeeaaally struggle to maintain interest at this point.  My husband likes it more than me.  But without giving anything away, I am so damn sick of Kirkman's "let's shock the viewers by killing off a key character AGAIN."  We get it, okay---it's the apocalypse and no one is safe and you're writing in a new and controversial way.  That was established, so just stop it now.  Ugh.
@CatherineofAragon

Bob and I watched it.  I am like you, some parts are good but it doesn't hold your attention completely.  Also, how do you follow a so called main character if he/she gets killed?  You are left with a hole when that happens.  And, I can't stand that son who continually has a temper fit.  He has been that way since this program started when he was a teenager on drugs and always complaining.  He needs a slap just to get his attention and shut him up.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on June 06, 2017, 11:08:40 AM
@CatherineofAragon

Bob and I watched it.  I am like you, some parts are good but it doesn't hold your attention completely.  Also, how do you follow a so called main character if he/she gets killed?  You are left with a hole when that happens.  And, I can't stand that son who continually has a temper fit.  He has been that way since this program started when he was a teenager on drugs and always complaining.  He needs a slap just to get his attention and shut him up.

@Victoria33

They took away one of the few characters that I halfway liked.  Now it's just those...well, I won't say it because I don't want to be a spoiler. 

I liked Strand until they pushed that heavy-handed story of him being so in love with his boyfriend.

I'll be honest, I liked Nick the first couple of seasons.  He was a doper, but I kept hoping he would clean up his act  because he just seemed so sharp...in fact, he had the situation figured out before anyone else did.  I thought if he could get off the drugs, he would be a bad-ass.  But they had to go and make him into a weirdo who deserted his family and likes to wander among the walkers.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on June 06, 2017, 11:26:42 AM
I like it when they kill(?) off a main character from time to time.  It's boring when you know everyone is going to make it every time.

So far, this season looks a lot better than the first two.  However, it looks like it could fall into being just another TWD, which I like, but I don't need two of.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines 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
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Cripplecreek 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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: RoosGirl on June 11, 2017, 11:21:21 PM
I stopped watching.  You can too. ;)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines 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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on June 11, 2017, 11:41:36 PM
I stopped watching.  You can too. ;)

Might as well.  My phone is more interesting, lol.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian 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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines 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.

@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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian 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.
@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:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines 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:

@SZonian

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." 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on June 13, 2017, 12:51:05 PM
@SZonian

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."
Yep, me as well...
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Maj. Bill Martin 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....
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Suppressed on July 14, 2017, 02:44:49 PM
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines 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.


'The Walking Dead' (Spoiler-Free) Review: Season 8 Premiere Is A Total Mess

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/10/10/the-walking-dead-season-8-premiere-is-a-confusing-frustrating-mess/#18d9abfc767c (https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/10/10/the-walking-dead-season-8-premiere-is-a-confusing-frustrating-mess/#18d9abfc767c)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Gefn on October 15, 2017, 03:09:12 PM
Is this show scary? I don't like scary shows
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on October 15, 2017, 04:04:19 PM
Is this show scary? I don't like scary shows

@Freya

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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Gefn 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

Thanks Cathy, ??
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on October 16, 2017, 05:53:15 AM
Is this show scary? I don't like scary shows

@Freya

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".
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on October 16, 2017, 05:55:53 AM
Is this show scary? I don't like scary shows

@Freya

A more direct and shorter answer  is that the show is more "suspenseful" than scary.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete 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

Thanks Cathy, ??

@Freya

As for the Zombies,imagine a supporting cast of slightly smarter than normal Dims.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Gefn on October 16, 2017, 06:09:09 AM
@Freya

As for the Zombies,imagine a supporting cast of slightly smarter than normal Dims.

Ok!       :silly:

Thanks @sneakypete
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on October 17, 2017, 04:29:49 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]
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Victoria33 on October 17, 2017, 04:34:53 PM
@Freya
@CatherineofAragon

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. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Gefn on October 17, 2017, 04:57:04 PM
@Freya
@CatherineofAragon

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.

Thanks @Victoria33 , my "other" mom ??
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on October 17, 2017, 08:21:31 PM
@Freya
@CatherineofAragon

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.

@Victoria33

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.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines 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]

@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

Okay, I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but I was weak and started watching Fear The Walking Dead again.  And something incredible happened.  The last few episodes were really good---I mean seriously, edge of your seat good.  I hardly believe it.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on October 18, 2017, 10:35:26 AM
@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

Okay, I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but I was weak and started watching Fear The Walking Dead again.  And something incredible happened.  The last few episodes were really good---I mean seriously, edge of your seat good.  I hardly believe it.
When FTWD went after Christians and preppers, I signed off...waiting for TWD's return.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on October 18, 2017, 12:51:11 PM
When FTWD went after Christians and preppers, I signed off...waiting for TWD's return.

@SZonian

Really? What if the Christians they  went  after were a re-incarnation of the Jim Jones cult? Or a new Catholic Inquisition?

Although come to think of it,people with your mindset might cheer for a return of "dat ole tyme religion",where the cult officials know what is best for everyone,and enforces their laws with an iron fist and  the occasional pot of flaming oil.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on October 18, 2017, 06:29:47 PM
@SZonian

Really? What if the Christians they  went  after were a re-incarnation of the Jim Jones cult? Or a new Catholic Inquisition?

Although come to think of it,people with your mindset might cheer for a return of "dat ole tyme religion",where the cult officials know what is best for everyone,and enforces their laws with an iron fist and  the occasional pot of flaming oil.

@sneakypete

No, I initially did the same thing myself, but like I said, I was weak and went back and watched again.

Stop kneejerking every time Christianity is mentioned, Pete.  Deciding you're not going to listen to your religion being bashed has zero to do with a theocratic rule.  It's a silly comparison.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on October 18, 2017, 09:08:35 PM
@sneakypete

No, I initially did the same thing myself, but like I said, I was weak and went back and watched again.

Stop kneejerking every time Christianity is mentioned, Pete.  Deciding you're not going to listen to your religion being bashed has zero to do with a theocratic rule.  It's a silly comparison.

@CatherineofAragon

I will stop when the Bible-Thumpers stop preaching hellfire and damnation.

Don't hold your breath waiting.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on October 18, 2017, 09:16:12 PM
@CatherineofAragon

I will stop when the Bible-Thumpers stop preaching hellfire and damnation.

Don't hold your breath waiting.

@sneakypete

Well, sorry hellfire and damnation triggers you.  Hope you can manage.

 :seeya:
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on October 18, 2017, 10:22:36 PM
@sneakypete

Well, sorry hellfire and damnation triggers you.  Hope you can manage.

 :seeya:

@CatherineofAragon

I'll be ok.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on October 18, 2017, 11:00:53 PM
@CatherineofAragon

I'll be ok.

@sneakypete

Good.

Am I the only one who thinks Eugene is going to die this season?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on October 18, 2017, 11:14:37 PM
@sneakypete

Good.

Am I the only one who thinks Eugene is going to die this season?

@CatherineofAragon

I refuse to even think about it. I want  it all to come as a surprise.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: SZonian on October 19, 2017, 01:03:34 AM
@SZonian

Really? What if the Christians they  went  after were a re-incarnation of the Jim Jones cult? Or a new Catholic Inquisition?

Although come to think of it,people with your mindset might cheer for a return of "dat ole tyme religion",where the cult officials know what is best for everyone,and enforces their laws with an iron fist and  the occasional pot of flaming oil.
@sneakypete...that's a stretch...the episode in question was quite overt and wasn't even straying into that kind of strawman.  Sorry if my position offends your sensibilities...but I am still free to choose which series I watch, correct?

Peace out.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on October 19, 2017, 06:29:21 AM
@CatherineofAragon

I refuse to even think about it. I want  it all to come as a surprise.

@sneakypete

You can speculate and it will still be a surprise.  I hope he bites it.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on October 19, 2017, 04:42:53 PM
@sneakypete

You can speculate and it will still be a surprise.  I hope he bites it.

@CatherineofAragon

Hard to say. I have seen people,mostly women,who like to see men like Eugene hang around because they feel superior to them in courage,strength,and determination in aggressive situations.

After all,who enjoys being the "bottom Indian on the totem pole"?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Meldrew on October 19, 2017, 04:52:47 PM
3 minute teaser from new season if you like

https://www.reddit.com/r/thewalkingdead/comments/7773zx/8x01_mercy_first_3_minutes/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/thewalkingdead/comments/7773zx/8x01_mercy_first_3_minutes/)

ETA: Language warning if you read the comments.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on October 19, 2017, 05:09:15 PM
@sneakypete

Good.

Am I the only one who thinks Eugene is going to die this season?

Sorry, he's got two more seasons.

Season 9 is set to focus on Carl gradually taking over from an injured, probably  dying, Rick, while he (Carl) begins to show signs of madness.  Every indication is that he's turning into another Governor, possibly even eventually another Negan (who Carl killed, finally, in season 8).  In the series finale, Eugene starts babbling on about something, probably Trump, and Carl shots him in the knee.  After letting Eugene whine in pain for several seconds, Carl smiles broadly and shoots him in the head.  Twice.  And with that we know that everything is going to turn out okay in the end.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: sneakypete on October 19, 2017, 08:23:14 PM
Sorry, he's got two more seasons.

Season 9 is set to focus on Carl gradually taking over from an injured, probably  dying, Rick, while he (Carl) begins to show signs of madness.  Every indication is that he's turning into another Governor, possibly even eventually another Negan (who Carl killed, finally, in season 8).  In the series finale, Eugene starts babbling on about something, probably Trump, and Carl shots him in the knee.  After letting Eugene whine in pain for several seconds, Carl smiles broadly and shoots him in the head.  Twice.  And with that we know that everything is going to turn out okay in the end.

@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

That's too bad. Carl is the one I have been looking forward to seeing him die. Arrogant little snot.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on October 19, 2017, 08:31:27 PM
@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

That's too bad. Carl is the one I have been looking forward to seeing him die. Arrogant little snot.

@sneakypete, @InHeavenThereIsNoBeer is kidding.  No one knows what's going to happen in season 8, much less 9.

Carl is my boy.  He's a stone cold killer, that one. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on October 19, 2017, 08:35:56 PM
3 minute teaser from new season if you like

https://www.reddit.com/r/thewalkingdead/comments/7773zx/8x01_mercy_first_3_minutes/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/thewalkingdead/comments/7773zx/8x01_mercy_first_3_minutes/)

ETA: Language warning if you read the comments.

@Meldrew, thank you!  What I see here looks pretty good.
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Post by: sneakypete on October 19, 2017, 08:55:31 PM
@sneakypete, @InHeavenThereIsNoBeer is kidding.  No one knows what's going to happen in season 8, much less 9.

Carl is my boy.  He's a stone cold killer, that one.

@CatherineofAragon

That he is.
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Post by: aligncare on October 19, 2017, 09:04:55 PM
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Post by: Silver Pines on October 19, 2017, 09:27:20 PM
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Post by: Meldrew on October 19, 2017, 10:51:25 PM

@aligncare, we won't spoil you.  I swear I can't wait until Negan dies.  Just the fact the his mouth will finally shut will be good enough for me.

He can't die until we have some Negan backstory. I'll bet he was an embittered high school gym teacher.  :finger:
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Post by: Silver Pines on October 20, 2017, 09:08:02 AM
He can't die until we have some Negan backstory. I'll bet he was an embittered high school gym teacher.  :finger:

@Meldrew

Lol

I agree, I'd love to see an episode set aside for that.  And I'm one who normally doesn't like bottle eps.

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Post by: Cripplecreek on October 24, 2017, 10:42:42 AM
He can't die until we have some Negan backstory. I'll bet he was an embittered high school gym teacher.  :finger:

Kinda like General Bethlehem in "The Postman". He was a copier repairman before the collapse of civilization.
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Post by: Silver Pines on October 24, 2017, 11:24:31 AM
I have to say, that was some superior firepower going on in the premiere.  Rick taking a Polaroid of Negan....lol.
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Post by: Silver Pines on October 30, 2017, 09:23:05 AM
A couple of things: 

I want to know where they're getting all that ammo.

Jesus can die because he's an idiot and a dangerous liability.

Cool trick to bring back Morales.
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Post by: SZonian on October 30, 2017, 01:26:12 PM
A couple of things: 

I want to know where they're getting all that ammo.

Jesus can die because he's an idiot and a dangerous liability.

Cool trick to bring back Morales.

Good question about the ammo...I don't see anyone reloading, just a whole lot of "A-Team" type of effects with a few finally getting hit towards the end of the episode.
I can suspend reality for a bit, but that sequence was just a bit too much.
I agree about Jesus, especially after the kitchen scene.  Jesus is putting the entire plan in jeopardy by not killing saviors.  They now have to worry about an enemy in their midst and take care of them.
Ezekiel acting like a fool (positivity) in regards to tactics, pressing on even though they aren't supposed to because they've lost the element of surprise...appears that in the trailer for next episode they get surrounded by some group..."Garbage Pail Kids" maybe?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Thread
Post by: Silver Pines on October 30, 2017, 03:18:25 PM
Good question about the ammo...I don't see anyone reloading, just a whole lot of "A-Team" type of effects with a few finally getting hit towards the end of the episode.
I can suspend reality for a bit, but that sequence was just a bit too much.
I agree about Jesus, especially after the kitchen scene.  Jesus is putting the entire plan in jeopardy by not killing saviors.  They now have to worry about an enemy in their midst and take care of them.
Ezekiel acting like a fool (positivity) in regards to tactics, pressing on even though they aren't supposed to because they've lost the element of surprise...appears that in the trailer for next episode they get surrounded by some group..."Garbage Pail Kids" maybe?

@SZonian

That could be.  They're one of my least favorite groups on this show.

I can't not like Ezekiel, with his Shakespearean delivery, great voice, and "fake it til you make it, baby" aside.  But yep, he is way too over-confident.  That doesn't bode well at all.
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Post by: Silver Pines on October 30, 2017, 03:19:02 PM
Looks like there's another major character death in the mid-season finale.  I didn't expect this one.
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Post by: SZonian on October 30, 2017, 03:48:16 PM
@SZonian

That could be.  They're one of my least favorite groups on this show.

I can't not like Ezekiel, with his Shakespearean delivery, great voice, and "fake it til you make it, baby" aside.  But yep, he is way too over-confident.  That doesn't bode well at all.
I like him, just not sure how his bravado fits in with the story unless it's to set up some kind of failure or confrontation.  If he's trying to keep morale up, it's done best by ensuring your people know what to do and are being kept reasonably safe by enacting prudent tactics. 

They almost got whacked in the surprise bomb/walker ambush and the abject lack of discipline while tracking the spotter/sentry afterwards indicates that something bad is on the horizon. 

There's just no indication or display of "situational awareness".  The "situation" is that a war is going on, not some stroll through the woods and not looking around, spread out looking for evidence of your enemy's forces.  Those folks should have all been in a picket line of sorts spread out by about 10-15 feet...by being grouped up like that, they're making it easy to get outflanked and surrounded.

The "Garbage Pail Kids" are something of an enigma to me.  Are they just opportunists or true believers?  After Alexandria I guess we're supposed to believe they're "saviors" and it wouldn't surprise me if they come in again on the side of Negan and swing things back into his favor, at least for a while.  Then again, if they're opportunists, will they pick the side they believe is winning or has the best chance of winning?
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Post by: Cripplecreek on December 02, 2017, 08:50:00 PM
We've been watching on Amazon on Monday mornings when the kids are all in School.

Can we just get around to killing Neegan already?
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Post by: RoosGirl on December 02, 2017, 08:51:02 PM
I'm actually hating this season so far.
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Post by: Cripplecreek on December 02, 2017, 09:07:05 PM
I'm actually hating this season so far.

Ezekiel needs to cowboy up. I was quite pleased to see Maggie toss that POS mayor in the cage with the saviors.

I don't know what the deal is with Rick and the garbage people. He seems awfully confident that they're eventually going to change sides again.

There is a wild card hanging out there too. I think the women in the woods are going to show up in the end.
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Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on December 02, 2017, 09:15:53 PM
I'm actually hating this season so far.

Uh, rocket launcher?
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Post by: RoosGirl on December 02, 2017, 09:49:51 PM
Uh, rocket launcher?

Meh
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Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on December 02, 2017, 11:08:54 PM
Meh

Seriously?  You need to get one of your male relatives to talk to your husband about moving the TV a little closer to the stove.
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Post by: Silver Pines on December 03, 2017, 09:39:24 AM
Really big main character death coming up in the mid-season finale.  I couldn’t believe it when I read the spoilers but it’s confirmed.  Ugh.
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Post by: Cripplecreek on December 03, 2017, 09:47:35 AM
Really big main character death coming up in the mid-season finale.  I couldn’t believe it when I read the spoilers but it’s confirmed.  Ugh.

Probably a few big ones coming before the end of the series.
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Post by: Silver Pines on December 03, 2017, 09:57:17 AM
Probably a few big ones coming before the end of the series.

@Cripplecreek

Probably so.  I admit that I hate it.  Leave my damn people alone.  But take that dancing, bending, grinning psycho Fonzie who will not shut the hell up.  Negan is an annoyance during his every minute onscreen.

Jesus can die, too.  He’s so concerned about feeding the Saviors but he didn’t mind swiping food from Rick and Daryl when he met them.  Maggie should have thrown him out along with the killers he’s so worried about.
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Post by: Victoria33 on December 03, 2017, 10:04:57 AM
@Cripplecreek
Probably so.  I admit that I hate it.  Leave my damn people alone.  But take that dancing, bending, grinning psycho Fonzie who will not shut the hell up.  Negan is an annoyance during his every minute onscreen.  Jesus can die, too.  He’s so concerned about feeding the Saviors but he didn’t mind swiping food from Rick and Daryl when he met them.  Maggie should have thrown him out along with the killers he’s so worried about.

@CatherineofAragon
Yes, kill off Jesus and Fonzie and that whole group Jesus saved.  I hope Carol doesn't die.
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Post by: Silver Pines on December 04, 2017, 10:45:12 PM
@Victoria33

If you want to know who dies,  I can tell you in PM.
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Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on December 04, 2017, 11:08:15 PM
@Victoria33

If you want to know who dies,  I can tell you in PM.

There's only three I'd like to see die:

1) Eugene
2) Eugene
3) Eugene
4) Eugene
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Post by: Victoria33 on December 04, 2017, 11:16:56 PM
@Victoria33

If you want to know who dies,  I can tell you in PM.
@CatherineofAragon

YES.  I'M WAITING, WAITING, WAITING.....
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Post by: Silver Pines on December 05, 2017, 06:50:05 AM
There's only three I'd like to see die:

1) Eugene
2) Eugene
3) Eugene
4) Eugene

@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

LOL

I’m with you. I used to enjoy his character, but I’m so sick of seeing his face crumple up as if he’s going to cry...can’t stand it anymore.

I really hope they don’t try to redeem him by having him go out as a hero.
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Post by: Cripplecreek on December 11, 2017, 09:03:46 AM
@InHeavenThereIsNoBeer

LOL

I’m with you. I used to enjoy his character, but I’m so sick of seeing his face crumple up as if he’s going to cry...can’t stand it anymore.

I really hope they don’t try to redeem him by having him go out as a hero.

Heh  :silly:

Now about Carl. Everybody is saying he's dead because he's been bitten but he's not dead yet. The series is almost done so they'll have to reach some kind of conclusion. For all we know the mysterious helicopter will airdrop a vaccine in just in time to save Carl.
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Post by: Maj. Bill Martin on December 12, 2017, 01:58:57 PM
Gimple has basically said that Carl's toast, and the actor's dad has made public statements about being angry his son was written out of the show.  he gets one episode to wrap up his storyline, and that's it.

He's dead, Jim.
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Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on February 26, 2018, 10:16:17 PM
Well, that sucked.
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Post by: Suppressed on October 07, 2018, 12:24:17 AM
Scott Wilson, who played Hershel on The Walking Dead, dies at 76
https://comicbook.com/2018/10/07/the-walking-dead-scott-wilson-dead-age-hershel/