I've come to this so late and only read a friends trade after watching just the first few episodes of season 1. But got into the last season and then marathon watched all of them up to date ready for this season.
I'm really enjoying the show, no idea if it is anywhere near the books but there have been some harsh moments which pulled me into the headspace of those characters, lots of fun.
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Yeah I've been watching. I haven't read the comics so I can't compare them with the TV show, but I'm still enjoying it 5 seasons in.
The season 5 premiere was great - very exciting and resolved a situation I figured we would be watching for at least a few episodes, if not the majority of the season. 2nd episode was understandably slower but still very interesting and had an intense finish, setting up the most recent episode. I'm not sure what direction the show will go now, or what the survivors have ahead of them but it's very exciting!
I love The Walking Dead television show and am feeling withdraw symptoms as I wait for the second half of season 5 to premier in February. Have never read the comics, but Santa was kind enough to leave Compendiums 1 & 2 under my tree, so I will likely be filling the void with lots of reading. I have heard that the comics and the show are not always parallel, but I actually kind of like that. Seems like it would keep both mediums relevant and interesting to me. Anyhow, would love to have some in depth discussions on the show if anyone is interested. Will keep an eye out for new threads!
Did anyone catch the premiere for the second half of season 5 that aired last night, 2/8? I am by my own admission a total shoe-in for this show, but I thought the episode was fantastic. (Spoilers coming for those attempting to avoid them)
It was very sad to see Tyreese go, but I thought they gave him perhaps the most artistic and sentimental send off that any character has yet received. The concept of bringing back several of the deceased characters to speak to him during his hallucinogenic state was very cool (plus it was great to see some of those actors on the show again). I certainly did not see another character death coming directly on the heels of Beth's farewell during the mid-season finale, so kudos to the writing staff for keeping the audience on their heels.
Seeing the group in its current nomadic state, longing for purpose really gives the show a unique element that hasn't been seen since they left their camp in the woods outside Atlanta in season 1. Obviously, the world around them has devolved quite a bit since that time so it will certainly be interesting to see what types of horrors may be in store as they flounder for shelter and answers.
As I said, I am a total fanboy so this opinion is by no means impartial. But, I really thought the first episode of this arc made a compelling case for fans to continue to tune in. And, that's exactly what I intend to do!
(P.S. Did anyone else notice that the clock in Noah's brother's room (which was a focal point several times in the episode) had the time frozen at 5:09, which neatly corresponded to episode 509? I thought that was a cool little Easter egg!)
but to take it in comic terms. this was a one-shot or annual that compliments the ongoing story but doesnt advance it. so as an episode in an ongoing story i didnt like it that much as some kind of special this was a very good episode
It's interesting to hear some differing opinions on the episode. I really believe in a "to each his own" approach to appreciating art, so I would never try to persuade any of you to my opinion. Just thought I'd react a bit to what you guys have offered.
First, harm, I certainly get where you are coming from with the notion that the episode did not advance the overall story. I think there were some glimpses of what may be ahead but would agree that it was primarily a "Tyreese episode". I think I tend to prefer stand alone story telling in comics so perhaps my tastes have bled into my television preferences.
Lastly, teal, it was clearly a more 'artsy' episode and it seems that style didn't resonate with you. I would say that to me The Walking Dead is more about survival, relationships, redefinition of social norms, etc than it is about zombies. This would probably explain how we could have distinctly unique takeaways from the episode.
Anyhow, thanks again for offering your thoughts and keeping this thread active. I hope those who were disappointed with the episode will continue to tune in and support the show.
I loved the episode. I really liked the emotion and was pulling for Tyrese to make it(though I was pretty sure he wouldn't because someone spoiled it on facebook). It moved the story along in that they still don't have a place to go and are starting to brainstorm a plan. I think the truck full of torsos will play into things.
I have both compendiums and finished reading them last year, so that's as far as I am with the comics.
Post by sammiecassell on Feb 21, 2015 9:49:29 GMT -5
I like Z Nation and Walking Dead, but they are two different takes. Z Nation is a lot more "fun", but TWD is meant to be dour and sad. It is the zombie Apocolypse after all. Not a lot to be happy about. But Z Nation is campy, fun, & gloriously cheesy, zombie babies, zombie babies....
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