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Old 11-01-2013, 12:03 PM   #851
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I wonder how much those numbers would drop if they killed Daryl.

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Just noticed that Michelle MacLaren is directing the last episode of the season. Nice.

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I would be very surprised if the majority of TWD viewers weren't in the 18 to 35 range.
I'm surprised sometimes by the viewership demographics of some series. You can't always tell from the obvious who is watching. Just look at My Little Pony and the brony movement as an example.

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It's gone up by a lot.


That's more viewers than the recent episodes of The Voice, which is currently NBC's cash cow (and they're milking it for all it's worth).

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by Lucy O'Brien OCTOBER 31, 2013

George 'Night of the Living Dead' Romero turned down the offer to direct episodes of The Walking Dead, claiming it was was more "soap opera" than zombie TV show.

“They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it,” Romero told The Big Issue. “Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.”

Romero is commonly acknowledged to be the 'godfather' of the zombie movie, ushering the horror sub genre into mainstream consciousness through his Night of the Living Dead series.

The Walking Dead, which continues to attract massive audiences, was recently renewed for a fifth season.
I'm gonna say the same thing I said when Joss Whedon gave his two cents on Empire Strikes Back: That's nice, George.

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I enjoyed the original Romero Dead trilogy, but the times have changed since those movies. Not all Zombie related stories/movies need to have social commentary and satire. This show is about survival of the living. Hence the title. He seems to dislike every popular zombie related movie (excluding Shaun Of The Dead) b/c it doesn't emulate his approach to the genre.

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Just because Romero is the "godfather" of the zombie genre doesn't mean I have to care one bit what he thinks of The Walking Dead.

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I have thoughts on all of what he said, but the "zombies only show up occasionally" part is just a flat out LOLWUT? for me.

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Yea it's like, has he ever even watched an episode?

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They're omnipresent even if the survivors aren't constantly stabbing, shooting, slicing or finding new and creative ways to dispatch them.

He had a point when he popularized the genre of zombies but that time has passed and like every creation that reaches a critical mass, it's out of his hands now.

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Much respect to Il padrino but like Teelie mentioned it's way out of his hands at this point and to be honest all his recent movies have been pretty ridiculous and not in a good way.

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Agreed. This is also television, telling a story is much different than that of a singular condensed film.

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Exactly. Of course it's a "soap opera". You can look at any type of serialized storytelling and say it's "soap opera". They're telling potentially 100+ hours of story with (some of) these characters/in this world. Not 2 hours.

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I wonder how much those numbers would drop if they killed Daryl.
We'll find out in a few episodes.

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If that's a spoiler, I'm going to punch you in the kidneys.

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Just because Romero is the "godfather" of the zombie genre doesn't mean I have to care one bit what he thinks of The Walking Dead.
I've got much respect for what he's done in the past , but his last few movies were beyond awful and I wouldn't trust him to direct Walking Dead.

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In 2011, Romero said he loves "The Walking Dead" comics, but hadn't seen any of the episodes at the time. "Listen I love Frank [Darabont], I know he's done a good job. I love the books, I never watched any of the episodes because… my zombies are sort of my own. I didn't want to be part of it. Producers called and said, 'do you want to direct some of these,' and I said no. Because I just didn't think it was me," he told io9.
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Hmmmm....so AMC changed something so that my HD channel now shows The Walking Dead at 9pm PST. It used to start at 6pm PST. Wonder why they did that?

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No not that. It used to record at 6pm on my DVR, but now it's recording at 9pm and the repeat episode starts at 8pm. This is a new change because last week it showed at 6pm PST. Not a big deal, but its just weird because I have been watching it at 6pm since the the show premiered. Yet, this must be some change in the channel line up because my Cable guide now says AMCPHD, which I assume means AMC Pacific HD. The "P" is a new addition I'm just seeing.

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It's only four episodes in... but I can already see the shift in the quality of the writing. Writing that is better! Everything is more concise, wrapping up the stories in their own episode (I feel like something with Carol this season would have taken more episodes last season) with terrific character moments. I can point out more of them in these four episodes than it took last season. Stookey's alcohol addiction with the bag, Daryl confronting him, even when he's holding the jade, everything with Rick and Carol (who's character has excelled, much better than the comics) over the past two episodes. His decision, whether you liked it or not was a great moment. And him being alone driving you can't help but question if he made the right decision this time. But he keeps driving. I just love these little run for supplies episodes. And this was the best one yet.

It just goes to show the smaller things make the difference in quality. I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket now, but after two seasons, this show is looking to live up to its potential.

Does anyone else agree or am I the only one who sees the difference in quality?

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I'm calling it now, we will see Carol again as part of Abraham's group!


And I'd still love to know who was feeding rats to the walkers!!!


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There's an article on Rolling Stone called Rise of the Walking Dead. (Can't post because of language. That Andy Lincoln...) They talk about the showrunners. Production was shut down last season.

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It just goes to show the smaller things make the difference in quality. I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket now, but after two seasons, this show is looking to live up to its potential.

Does anyone else agree or am I the only one who sees the difference in quality?
I agree. I feel like Gimple knows the right pace. Found the balance of action and character moments. Loved how the ending with everybody in the cars (and Rick taking Carol on a run) mirrored the end of season 2's "18 Miles Out."

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