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03-23-2012, 02:44 PM
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I've never seen such a long thread for such a mediocre show

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And you read through it because ...??

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And you read through it because ...??
who said I did?

like I said, not a bad show...just don't see the hype

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Can't believe how boring they made it. How is it even possible to make a show about a zombie apocalypse boring? I dunno but they achieved it.

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I hate all female characters in this show

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agreed on female characters, disagree on boring

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Saw the Talking Dead Season 3 prevue show last night. This season sounds like it's gonna be a good one.

This video pimps season 3, but should be interesting to fans of the show. Each actor has a little to say about the upcoming season:


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Saw the Talking Dead Season 3 prevue show last night. This season sounds like it's gonna be a good one.

This video pimps season 3, but should be interesting to fans of the show. Each actor has a little to say about the upcoming season:

Thx for bumping this thread.

When does season three start?

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Game of Thrones >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>> walking dead

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For those that are complaining about it being boring, just wait until we meet the Governor this next season.

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Thx for bumping this thread.

When does season three start?
October

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Game of Thrones >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>> walking dead
Maybe you should start a Game of Thrones thread then?

I haven't watched it, but I heard it was pretty decent.

Nothing beats a Zombie apocolypse though...just my opinion.

Can't wait for WWZ to come out in 2013!

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I tend to prefer Walking dead.

With Game of Thrones being that the premise is semi historical I would've preferred less fantasy departures and whats basically science fiction. Which imo turns out to be a silly depiction of the past. Kind of like Lord of the Rings only worse. Or any of the typical back in time crap that gets made. I never understand that because history is interesting enough all on its own. Why not create kbowledge in viewers instead of feeding fantasy pablum.

Walking dead is only trying to be zombie apocalpse and pulls it off pretty well. I have no expectation of the show being any different and so it doesn't disappoint.

I have no idea how its considered boring.

Anyway I'm a Shaw viewer and whats with the movie channel playing countless Game of Thrones episodes recently all in a row when the on screen listings for the programming is different? That should happen like never. I pay subscription for programming I expect to be able to watch. Not substitutions that are unannounced and unprogrammed.

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Palm to face. Big time.

You're really selling one of the best literary franchise in scifi/fantasy, let alone most fiction, short there.

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Palm to face. Big time.

You're really selling one of the best literary franchise in scifi/fantasy, let alone most fiction, short there.
Fantasy genre does nothing for me. Cept maybe classics like Bradbury or Arthur C Clarke.

Plus as far as Lord of the Rings I wasn't a kid or teenager during its run. I don't watch Twilight either..

Note as well that I was talking about the Movie versions. I'm sure Tolkien is a reasonable read for those that enjoy that genre.

I don't, give me a real history book anytime. History is more interesting and compelling.

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I've never felt the need to choose sides between GoT and The Walking Dead. They are both great shows.

If you want to argue that season 2 of Walking Dead was slow moving, I won't argue. In the comic, the part where they are at the farm is quite short. It really just served to introduce some new characters and get them to the prison. They were doing a lot more character development in the show. But once they get to the prison, $h1t goes DOWN.
I'm looking forward to this season.

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With Game of Thrones being that the premise is semi historical I would've preferred less fantasy departures and whats basically science fiction. Which imo turns out to be a silly depiction of the past. Kind of like Lord of the Rings only worse. Or any of the typical back in time crap that gets made. I never understand that because history is interesting enough all on its own. Why not create kbowledge in viewers instead of feeding fantasy pablum.
Game of Thrones isn't "semi-historical," at least any more than Conan is.

Anyway, this is an odd comment, about not understanding "back in time crap" because "history is interesting enough all on its own." Why wouldn't you apply that mentality to any fiction?

"I don't understand why they'd make SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, when real WWII stories are interesting enough on their own." "I don't understand why they'd make DIE HARD, when real hero cop stories are interesting enough on their own." "I don't understand why they'd make BREAKING BAD when real crime stories are interesting enough on their own." "I don't understand why they'd make pornography, when..." And so forth.

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Game of Thrones isn't "semi-historical," at least any more than Conan is.

Anyway, this is an odd comment, about not understanding "back in time crap" because "history is interesting enough all on its own." Why wouldn't you apply that mentality to any fiction?

"I don't understand why they'd make SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, when real WWII stories are interesting enough on their own." "I don't understand why they'd make DIE HARD, when real hero cop stories are interesting enough on their own." "I don't understand why they'd make BREAKING BAD when real crime stories are interesting enough on their own." "I don't understand why they'd make pornography, when..." And so forth.
Fair comment I guess.

I guess its that I hoped Game of Thrones would offer some level of feudal re-enactment.

I don't really get Game of Thrones, but then I don't understand the genre and why fantasy is that important to people. The series doesn't move me at all.

Just seems like a lot of the storylines depicted in Game of Thrones could use actual rather than fantasy events and imo it would be more compelling. Dragons and myth doesn't really do it for me.

Mythology is all about not knowing. I don't know why thats attractive when knowledge is at hand..

enough of this.

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I am a big fan of shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Falling Skies etc...

But in my personal opinion The Walking Dead is bar none the best show on television right now!

Season 3 sounds like it is going to be pretty awesome.

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I am a big fan of shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Falling Skies etc...

But in my personal opinion The Walking Dead is bar none the best show on television right now!

Season 3 sounds like it is going to be pretty awesome.
It's all a matter of opinion but i don't think that The Walking Dead holds a candle to Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. The acting between the shows is night and day IMO.

I enjoy The Walking Dead for what it is. It's an entertaining depiction of a Zombie Apocalypse, there's not really a lot of deep, thought provoking stuff going on but it's quite entertaining. I think that next season has a chance to really take this show to the next level with the Prison, the Governor and Michonne, lots of interesting characters. Also, with Merle and the black family possibly coming back (my favorite characters in Season 1), things should start picking up soon.

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Just seems like a lot of the storylines depicted in Game of Thrones could use actual rather than fantasy events and imo it would be more compelling. Dragons and myth doesn't really do it for me.
I'm not much of a fantasy guy, and don't want to be put in the position of GAME OF THRONES champion (or tell you you're wrong for not liking fantasy), but one of the elements you'd definitely lose in GAME OF THRONES if it was, say, WAR OF THE ROSES, are the surprising twists and turns.

Fiction is just so much more fluid and malleable, and if you're doing Historical Fiction, you almost inevitably have to alter the history in order to achieve that storytelling pop you get from fiction (see, for example, GLADIATOR or SPARTACUS or really, any single movie, tv series or pseudo-historical novel based on a period event). Anyway, there's just so much you can't do with THE TUDORS that you can do with something like GAME OF THRONES, that it should make the reason for a "fictional pseudo-historical setting" clear.

Even just from a narrative perspective, not just from an "add dragons" perspective.

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I'm not much of a fantasy guy, and don't want to be put in the position of GAME OF THRONES champion (or tell you you're wrong for not liking fantasy), but one of the elements you'd definitely lose in GAME OF THRONES if it was, say, WAR OF THE ROSES, are the surprising twists and turns.

Fiction is just so much more fluid and malleable, and if you're doing Historical Fiction, you almost inevitably have to alter the history in order to achieve that storytelling pop you get from fiction (see, for example, GLADIATOR or SPARTACUS or really, any single movie, tv series or pseudo-historical novel based on a period event). Anyway, there's just so much you can't do with THE TUDORS that you can do with something like GAME OF THRONES, that it should make the reason for a "fictional pseudo-historical setting" clear.

Even just from a narrative perspective, not just from an "add dragons" perspective.
Great comments and points taken. I don't agree entirely with the bolded. Surprising plot twists and turns just end up being plot contrivance to me. I can handle a few literary devices and turns but when they're fast and frequent I just get an overall disconnect from it. As such I don't like plot twist movies, whodunnits, although well done suspense like Hitchcock I can handle.

Its hard for me to not like Spartacus because its Kubrick but I think theres plenty that can be accomplished with more realistic enactment.(ps I just realized I'm old and you're not talking about that version, lol...) Can't stand Gladiator. To be honest I've never understood the hollywood need for contrivance and pseudo enactment. Never really have.

As one viewer I'd be fine without it.

Realizing I must be the minority in this.

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I haven't enjoyed Game of Thrones personally. I find it boring. Watched the whole first season, expecting to find out what or see more of those things are in the forest, and nothing ... a whole lot of nothing .... watched the 2nd season, esp1 and haven't bothered to watch anymore. Breaking bad however is amazingly good.

PS, the walking dead video game is very good (in an old school type of way)

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Surprising plot twists and turns just end up being plot contrivance to me.
Really? All the time?

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