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Started by BasilSeal on 15-May-2012 12:52:18
The Walking Dead II: Dawn of the Dumb.

Zombie fest The Walking Dead returns to channel 5.

This series, Sheriff Egg is mostly looking a bit grubby, killing a zombie with a stone, and doing some other shit.

For some reason.

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BasilSeal - 15 May 2012 12:58:05 (#1 of 1455)

I know some of you have already watched this when it was on proper telly, but us peasants with freeview are seeing it for the first time so...

Will the plucky band of survivors avoid being eaten by the increasingly unconvincingly made up living dead?

Will the blonde one ever stop fucking whining?

Why oh why oh why is it only the massive racist and every single person watching who realise that splitting up (again)is a really bad idea? I mean has no one in zombie land ever watched a horror movie?

dmlc133 - 15 May 2012 12:59:56 (#2 of 1455)

Preposterousness of the make-up aside, it was pretty tense when they were all hiding under the cars from the herd.

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Logosquo - 15 May 2012 13:02:16 (#4 of 1455)

Come, come, grandpa, it's time for your nap...

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Logosquo - 15 May 2012 13:08:02 (#6 of 1455)

Yes, grandpa, and England won WWII, not Russia, of course, now, let's undress you slowly and get ready for naptime.

Tenesmus - 15 May 2012 13:43:22 (#7 of 1455)

FILTH

BasilSeal - 15 May 2012 15:29:41 (#8 of 1455)

Preposterousness of the make-up aside, it was pretty tense when they were all hiding under the cars from the herd.



Agree with that.

Jacob_Richter - 15 May 2012 15:34:02 (#9 of 1455)

What is it that makes Yanks so fascinated with ZOmbies?

The most obvious answer is that it's autobiographical.

Logosquo - 15 May 2012 15:39:56 (#10 of 1455)

The dystopian scenario is one that is common in the anglo-saxon world. Grant Morrison, a Britisher used it for Batman, Margaret Attwood, a Canadian, conjured it up in her feminist victimisation trips.

It seems there's something about Anglo-saxons that attracts them to the ugly, the vile and dark.

BasilSeal - 15 May 2012 15:59:49 (#11 of 1455)

That would explain why people keep responding to your posts.

BasilSeal - 22 May 2012 12:35:24 (#12 of 1455)

Anyway, anyone still watching?

I have to say i kind of guessed that the 'doctor' was actually a vet, I hope that the whole of this series isn't going to be about saving the little boy, whilst not really looking for the little girl, the only up side being that by the end of the series they'll have performed so many blood transfusions they'll have drained Egg to a dry husk, like a big plank of wood, something which he might be able to act convincingly.

BasilSeal - 19 Jun 2012 12:49:18 (#13 of 1455)

I'm still persevering with this but it continues to disappoint by being not nearly as good as it ought to be.

Many of the characters are either unsympathetic or so annoying you're willing the zombies to start nibbling them. Sheriff Egg is just shit, both in terms of Andrew Lincoln's acting and in the sense of his character's effectiveness as the group's leader. I guessed that Hershal had the walkers locked in the barn because they were his family, but the issue of whether the walkers are in any way 'human' in their own right isn't adequately explored.

MorrisMitchener - 19 Jun 2012 13:00:16 (#14 of 1455)

I jacked this one in after watching an episode that seemed to consist almost entirely of them dragging a zombie out of a well. There were a ton of things wrong with it already (the characters and the lousy acting) but that was my breaking point.

popstar7 - 19 Jun 2012 13:12:54 (#15 of 1455)

Yeah, that finished me off too.

BasilSeal - 19 Jun 2012 18:42:13 (#16 of 1455)

Yes, the zombie in the well was rubbish, I keep sticking with it even though i know it's rubbish. The trouble is it isn't entertainingly rubbish like Survivors was, it's just a bit shit.

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BasilSeal - 19 Jun 2012 19:01:58 (#18 of 1455)

The bit where they hid under cars was probably the only genuinely suspenseful bit of the series so far. It's odd that channel 5 think this series is worthy of a prime time slot on their flagship main channel where as the excellent Justified is hidden away on 5USA with utter shit like Stephen Segal's vanity project True Justice.

BasilSeal - 19 Jun 2012 19:03:22 (#19 of 1455)

It's also fairly obvious that those zombies will escape from the barn at some point in the near future, i'm also thinking that the guy Shane sacrificed by shooting him in the leg will turn up zombified to drop shane in it.

popstar7 - 19 Jun 2012 19:12:49 (#20 of 1455)

Every bit of publicity I saw for it emphasised how the zombies weren't really the focus of the show, that it was really a show about the survivors and their struggles and relationships post-zombie apocalypse.

Which might even have worked (although I'm skeptical) if the survivors hadn't been so stupid, irritating and boring.

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