The Walking Dead - "Beside The Dying Fire" - OAD 3/18/12 *Season Finale*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by photoshopgrl, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. David Platt

    David Platt Mouse Master TCF Club

    Dec 13, 2001
    Portland, OR


    Sorry if I smeeked this one, but this is my favorite:

  2. jgmack1

    jgmack1 New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Lori to Carl. I've told you over and over to keep an eye on yourself, and when you're alone make sure someone is with you.

    It occurs to me that Benny Hinn could cure the Zombies and save the world.
  3. pudding7

    pudding7 New Member

    May 13, 2002
    Los Angeles
    My wife hasn't seen any of The Walking Dead and was sitting in the living room when I started this episode. She started watching with me and within about 4 minutes said, "Why are these people so dumb?"

    How did that guy and boy not hear all those zombies? Why are these people just standing on the porch? Why don't they have the cars all ready to go? Why are they shooting random zombies instead of just running away?

    She actually watched the whole episode so I got to hear...

    Why would he wait until he actually ran out of gas to stop everyone? Why not pick a better spot when he started getting low and stop there? Why can't they get gas out of the other car? Why can't they all cram in and on the other car and keep going? Why don't they have better cars?

    I had no good answers. These characters are almost too dumb to be entertaining.
  4. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    At some have to let go of the "scavenger" mentality so that the story can move along. It wouldn't be entertaining if all we saw was an hour of them collecting supplies. /shrug
  5. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002


    I agree to a certain extent. They can't show them siphoning a bunch of gas and all that. But they can give it a bit of lip service. Like when Rick gets pissed because the car runs out of gas, they could say something like "It's been on red for an hour... I can't believe those cars on the highway had been drained clean" or something like that. So at least we know they tried. :)
  6. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I would totally agree with that :up
  7. Barmat

    Barmat Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    Livermore CA
    So true. In a world of zombies some of this nit picking is crazy. I've read a few Zombie books that tried to be as realistic as possible and they were BORING. I got tired of reading about thickness of armor plate vs caliber of bullet this and that. How much different weapons weigh. The velocity of an arrow made of tungsten vs wood. Blah, blah, blah. Just gimme a good old fashioned zombie story.

    My Fav
  8. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    My recollection of the comics is that there was a good deal of scavenging/rationing lip service (certainly more than there has been in the show), and yet the momentum of the story didn't suffer or lag due to it.
  9. Necromancer2006

    Necromancer2006 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Probably because they can address it in a few panels whereas it would be a 20+ minute piece to show it on TV.
  10. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I'd say it's kind of the opposite. It would only take a few seconds to drop in occasion references in the show, but they don't. In the comic, however, they have all the space they want. There are no episode or season limitations (the comic is notorious for the story just pausing when it gets to the end of an issue, instead of having a natural stopping point or cliffhanger built in). So if Kirkman wants to spend an issue or two on scavenging, there's nothing to stop him.

    That's one nice thing about the open-endedness of the comic as opposed to the show...Kirkman is free to explore the world (and the characters) in much greater depth. And he does.
  11. tgrim1

    tgrim1 New Member

    Sep 11, 2006
    Im about a quarter way through the books and I really wish the show had a Tyreese instead of a T-dog!
  12. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    I think there's a difference between nitpicking plot holes, and wondering how these people are still alive after some of the idiotic decisions they have made. It seems the writers are using the stupidity of the characters to move the plot along.
    • Rick and Shane are both Sheriff Deputies, they would know the value of radios and what not. Yet we never see them use one. I would try to scavenge some and have at least 1 in every car. Like if some stupid lady drives solo and crashes a car, she can call for help.
    • Parents often tome have a meetup spot with their kids in case they get separated. Yet after the herd moves in for a moment it seems like no one knows where to go or what to do. They head to the freeway hoping everyone else had the same idea.
    • After they got attacked in the quarry, I think they would be a lot more cautious and if need be, ready to run. However it seems a lot of these characters are willing to perform a last stand against a swarm of undead.
    I still give the show a small reprieve, it's a show about zombies after all. I just wish that the characters acted like their lives were in great danger.
  13. retrodog

    retrodog King Button Pusher

    Feb 7, 2002
    At the gun...
    When they add T-bag to the cast, that's when I'm going to stop watching completely.

    I hope he's not in prison. ;)
  14. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    Funny enough, Knepper will be staring with Matt Davis (Alaric on Vampire Diaries) in a new pilot called Cult. I'm so in.
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    This would be a double-edged sword. If your radio is on and able to receive transmissions, it also means that it could go off at a very inconvenient time when you're trying to remain stealthy to get away from walkers. And don't forget, Rick has a radio that he's used to communicate with Morgan a couple times, but the protocol they had was to only talk at a certain predetermined time, and that didn't work out so well for Rick getting in touch with Morgan.
    I think this is exactly what they did, which is why they all ended up at the freeway. It wasn't just coincidence that they all met up there.
  16. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Yeah, the dialog was confusing...sometimes it seemed like they thought that was a logical place to meet, and sometimes it seemed like it was a plan. But I don't think they ever spelled it out either way.
  17. jgmack1

    jgmack1 New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    It's almost as if the terrifying post apocalyptic world these people find themselves in affects their ability to think clearly and make good decisions.
  18. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    It would be boring otherwise.
  19. MrGreg

    MrGreg New Member

    May 2, 2003
    I still contend that something like an M&P 15-22 with a suppressor would be the ideal zombie survival weapon.

    - Uses 22LR ammo, which is plentiful, but sufficient for head shots, which is what you'd be going for
    - Has high capacity, low recoil, and a good rate of fire
    - Quiet
    - Light weight
    - With a simple optic (or even iron sites) should be able to headshot a walker at 20 yards with minimal practice.

    I've got this exact setup (minus the suppressor, for now) and as I was watching Hershal use his shotgun against the herd, I couldn't help but think "If I was there with my 15-22 and a few loaded mags, not a single one of those walkers would make it to the house"

    But then again, I shoot competitively several times per month, so I might be better prepared than most. I won't even start on the drive-by shooting they were doing.
  20. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
    I wonder how many Walkers coming from a mile away could a trained sharp shooted w/ a relatively quick load gun take out.


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