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Walking Dead - Welcome to the Tombs - 03/31/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Test, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Apr 1, 2013 #61 of 190
    TeddS

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    Seems like each season has an overall arc of looking for a safe place, finding one with an invalid leader there, then removing/replacing the leader.

    Season 1 - the CDC center with the crazy scientist
    Season 2 - Old man who thinks everyone should be nice to the zombies
    Season 3 - Governor, running a seemingly nice community, but really up to no good

    Were the comics like that?

    And as I was watching this last season, Woodbury really reminded me of the rabbit community in Watership Down which the protagonists are tempted to stay in. I get the feeling that there's some conscious nods to Watership Down.

    We saw the same kind of story structure with the latest Toy Story - the toys arrive in the kindergarten and everything seems wonderful, but you find out that the leader (Lotso) is not unlike the Governor.

    BTW - if anyone hasn't read Watership Down and you like the idea of a band of survivors looking for a new home, drop everything and read it. It's one of the best books ever written (IMO). Don't let the fact that it's about rabbits put you off for one second.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2013 #62 of 190
    DevdogAZ

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    I'd have had no problem with Carl's actions if he'd actually warned the kid one more time: "Drop the gun right where you are. Do not take another step toward me or I'll be forced to shoot you."

    The prison simply makes more sense from a RV show production standpoint. It's a set they built and they can control it and do with it whatever they want. Woodbury is an actual town and every time they film there, they have to take a normal looking town and dress it all up to look post-apocalyptic and they have to coordinate with residents and city people, etc. Much easier to move everything to the prison next season.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2013 #63 of 190
    TeddS

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  4. Apr 1, 2013 #64 of 190
    Hank

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    You did see this, right?

    http://imgur.com/a/qIIsm#0
     
  5. Apr 1, 2013 #65 of 190
    TeddS

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    Yep, 2 seconds before you wrote that. :D
     
  6. Apr 1, 2013 #66 of 190
    Philosofy

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    Rob, I think it was the movie "Above the Law" with Steven Seagal. It went kind of like this: "You can't shoot us all" BLAM "No, but I'll get an A for effort."
     
  7. Apr 1, 2013 #67 of 190
    pmyers

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    When the townies came in and starting blowing up stuff I told my wife that they must be done with the prison set and that I was excited for them to hit the road again!
     
  8. Apr 1, 2013 #68 of 190
    retrodog

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    At the gun...
    THANK YOU!!! I thought MY head was going to blow up from everybody using the wrench word.

    This is an "adjustable open-end wrench". More commonly known as a Cresent wrench:

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    This is a stand open end wrench (or spanner):

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    This is a monkey wrench (or pipe wrench):

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    [samualjackson]And this is a standard pair of Mutha-fkin PLIERS:[/samueljackson]

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    :D

    During that whole scene, I just kept thinking, "Just get one hand free and then shove the one side handle into the eye socket when he comes your way." Obviously that was too tough to do. Just chalk it up to poor writing and the fact they just wanted to kill the character off.

    It was a seriously touching moment for my new main girl Michonne though. You really got to see how much Andrea meant to her.

    Speaking of Michonne, I couldn't help but notice Rick giving her the eyeball undressing when he was telling her that she was welcome to stay with the group. I guess somebody quit seeing his dead wife cause there is a real world booty call on the near horizon.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2013 #69 of 190
    Rob Helmerichs

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    No, it was a very recent TV show...the hero was aiming his gun at a bad guy who was armed but not threatening. The hero insisted the bad guy obey (I think it was to drop the weapon), and the bad guy started to say "What are you going to do, shoot me?", when in the middle of the sentence he shot him and moved on.

    I think it was Justified, in the episode with the school.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2013 #70 of 190
    SeanC

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    Nobody piped up on that yet Rob?

    It was Kevin Bacon in the Followers.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2013 #71 of 190
    retrodog

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    At the gun...
    But after that happened, that other marshall looked a Raylan and asked, "Who do you think you are, that Stevie Seagull dude?"


    Well, maybe not. But that would have been pretty funny.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2013 #72 of 190
    retrodog

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    IT was right after they emptied their mags on the car. He caught them during the reloading effort. Which just proves that machine guns and high capacity mags are ok cause hey, if you're Stevie Seagull, you can still kill the bad guy.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2013 #73 of 190
    Rob Helmerichs

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    That was a different one...Bacon ordered him to drop the weapon, he froze, and Bacon dropped him.

    In this one, the bad guy taunted him and he shot him mid-taunt.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2013 #74 of 190
    KyleLC

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    It was a her -- not a him. :) And she didn't freeze completely. She turned a bit and started to say something.
     
  15. Apr 1, 2013 #75 of 190
    robojerk

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    You're not wrong, but I don't think what Carl did was wrong either..

    If the guy Carl shot happened to come across them in a different situation, say just randomly ran into them, no previous battle, just happenstance, then Carl's actions without a second warning could be seen as cold blooded. The Woodbury gang had blood lust on their minds. They came, shot up the home of their enemy, blew stuff up, then got ran out while being shot at.. The situation only called for 1 warning, he failed to comply.

    I don't get Herschel's reasoning for tattling on Carl like that. I get he's kind of a pacifist, but Herschel just set a thing into motion that will probably make Carl act out. By treating Carl like a cold blooded killer, just after we saw him feel bad for having to shoot Morgan a couple of episodes back in "Clear". Or the writers are badly lazy, make Carl feel sympathetic for having to shoot someone one second, make him a cold blooded killer the next.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2013 #76 of 190
    nycmiddle

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    I stand by my point in the prior episode thread. The Governor's "army" really wasn't an army and the prison was a great place to defend.

    I don't think Woodbury is working out for him to well now..
     
  17. Apr 1, 2013 #77 of 190
    BradJW

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    I really wonder if our reaction to Carl here on this forum is what the Walking Dead folk expected. They probably expect us to all see Carl as this little monster completely unjustified in his thirst for blood.

    If that's the case, they really screwed up that scene.
     
  18. Apr 1, 2013 #78 of 190
    fmowry

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    Enough with the Following spoilers. I've got the episodes sitting waiting for summer. I will forget by then but still. ;)
     
  19. Apr 1, 2013 #79 of 190
    danterner

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  20. Apr 1, 2013 #80 of 190
    pmyers

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    Don't forget that Herschel is also a religous person. I thought it was perfectly in Herschel's character to do that as he believes Carl shot him in cold blooded murder.
     

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