"The Walking Dead" General Stuff & Thaaaangs Thread - - - Part 12

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  1. Warhorse

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    Same here. I got tired of Negan by the first few episodes, and now whenever he is on screen, I just roll my eyes. I find him annoying, not menacing whatsoever. Maybe it's just me, but I find villains that are the more silent type to be more of a threatening presence, than the ones who are flamboyant showboaters.
     
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  2. Art Vandelay

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    Rick was never going to be killed off anyway. Also, the fact they're showing it makes me think that the war may end sooner than we think.
     
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    Gimple loves gimmicks. I wouldn't be surprised if that moment's a dream instead of a time jump.
    Like Rick somehow becomes comatose (from a gunshot wound or blood loss) in the middle of Season 8. So Gimple and Nicotero dedicates an episode of Rick dreaming that he's awaken from his coma pre-zombie apocalypse. This wouldn't be the first time the show has dedicated an episode where a character (Daryl, Tyreese, and Sasha all had episodes centered around them hallucinating) are hallucinating or dreaming. Probably Gimple's way of stretching out the war for the whole season.
    If it is a time jump they should've gave us that moment in the episode where it'll actually happen instead of in the trailer. Also them revealing it at the end of the trailer makes it feel more like a gimmick, imo. And I doubt the war will be over by the middle of the season. If it was a 10 episode season then sure, but it's another 16 episode season. Gimple and co. are going to feel the need to milk this volume/storyline dry like they've done previous seasons (particularly Season 6 and 7).
     
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  4. Art Vandelay

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    It's not a dream. Why would they have a 15 or 20 second build up to an inconsequential dream sequence? Why would it be included in the trailer at all? Come on, does that make any logical sense?

    As for the end of the war, keep in mind it was originally set up as early as season 5. We had an entire season after that of everyone just dicking around, I think eight episodes is more than enough time to have it all play out. As for the latter half of the season, it would move directly to the time jump.
     
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    Why was it included in the trailer? To have fans speculating about what that meant revealing an older bearded Rick waking up and having a cane b/c nothing really notable happened in the trailer but more of what we've already seen from previous seasons, imo.

    Also why would they reveal a time jump in the trailer? When normally the cast & crew films up to 6 episodes before unveiling the trailer for SDCC. If they were ending the war midseason, which is by epsiode 8, then the time jump would be at either the end of episode 8 or at the beginning of the mid season premiere, which would be episode 9. They haven't filmed that far yet. There isn't any proof that that moment isn't a dream or not. I just believe that moment is misleading people into thinking it's a time jump and him waking up from his coma pre zombie apocalypse. Btw, fans have pointed out that the trailer reveals a half naked Rick being imprisoned (either by Negan or Jadis). I wouldn't be surprised during that moment (or particular episode) Rick becomes dehydrated and starts hallucinating and dreaming about waking up from his pre zombie apocalypse coma. This show has had separate episodes where characters began hallucinating and dreaming due to injuries, blood loss, etc. So it wouldn't surprise me if what I'm speculating is true. Plus it'll stretch the storyline out having an episode of Rick dreaming.

    This show is guilty for stretching out storylines longer than it needs to be. So I believe the war will end by the 16th episode. I hope Gimple and co. can prove me wrong. The last thing I want is for them to drag this war out, but they'll most likely stretch it to fill those 16 episodes.
     
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    Is it just me, or does Old Rick look a lot like Viggo Mortensen?
     
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    No offence, but the idea that Rick could be dreaming is really, really dumb. That was the money shot of the trailer. For it to be a dream would be a hugely misleading. Besides, we know a time jump is going to be coming at some point anyway. And it doesn't matter if they haven't started filming episode nine, they could have still filmed that one clip. Hell, it could even be how the season starts, with Rick reflecting on the war, and what it cost them.
     
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    I noticed back in Season 2 that both actors shared a resemblance, but he really looks like Viggo with that beard and haircut now. Not to take away from Lincoln's compelling portrayal of Rick but Viggo would have made a great Rick Grimes as well, imo. Especially if you've seen him in The Road, which aside from the absence of zombies shares some similarities with TWD.


    I agree that it would be a terrible idea if that moment is just [BLACKOUT]Rick dreaming that he's awaken from his coma[/BLACKOUT]. I've become very skeptical of the writers after the previous two seasons decline in quality, imo. Gimple and co. seem to relish in misleading and manipulating viewers with cheap fake outs e.g. Glenn under the dumpster, who got Lucille'd cliffhanger, Heath's cheap fake out with the female walker having the exact same dreads as him, Rick fake out with the subpar CGI looking deer at that abandoned fair, Michonne's cheap fake out with one of Jadis' henchwomen during climax of the Season 7 finale. Speaking of Jadis Gimple's also responsible for that one dimensional character and her garbage clan of rejects, who bring very little (if anything) to the story, imo. You could very well be correct about [BLACKOUT]Season 8 opening with a time jump of a bearded Rick waking up and recollecting on the war.[/BLACKOUT]. If that's the case I still [BLACKOUT] rather they waited till after the war ended to do the time jump instead of backwards.[/BLACKOUT]
     
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  9. Hunter Rider

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  10. squeekness

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    I'm ready. :D
     
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    Meh! Not a fan of the color grading in the photos or the lack of Morgan, Ezekiel, and Jesus' character in any of the images.
     
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    Since Infinity War is done filming, hopefully Danai will be able to do more episodes of the season since filming doesn't end til November.
     
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    The Walking Dead EP teases season premiere will explain old Rick scene

    I guess this means the season 8 premiere will flash forward after the war with an older Rick. The rest of the episode and season (hopeful half season) will be his flashback to All Out War. I hope they find a balance between the action and the drama, b/c I don't want this season to be just nonstop action. In fact, I hope they don't drag AOW for the whole season, but I know they will. They won't be able to maintain the momentum for 16 episodes. Just like they couldn't for Season 6 when they stretched out that quarry walker herd invasion of the ASZ story arc for 9 episodes. That plotpoint started wearing thin by the end of the third episode.
     
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    Same here.
     
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  15. Elevator Man

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    The Walking Dead showrunner says season 8 is 'massively heavy on the action'

    My problem with Season 7 wasn't the lack of nonstop action, but with the pacing, the excessive stretching out of storylines to fit 16 episodes instead of just ten, the lack of really strong character development, pretentious filmmaking and writing, contrived moments, gimmicks and cheap fake outs, certain characters devolving, shallow and pointless characters (Jadis and co.) adding very little to the story, Rick's becoming less relevant (even though he's the main character) as well lacking a strong character arc lately, etc. After that lackluster subpar battle at the ASZ during the Season 7 finale between the five communities I'm not expecting any top notch action scenes or set pieces this season. Sorry Gimple not falling for the hype. I'm still planning on watching Season 8 just with low expectations.
     
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  16. Man in the Suit

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    The Walking Dead: 100 Episodes - Thank You to the Fans!
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  18. KevTravels

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    100 episodes used to be 4 seasons on a network series.

    Most cable shows today will never reach it (since many are 10-13 eps a season and most don't last beyond 5/6 at most).
     
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    The Walking Dead official cookbook: Make Carol's cookies

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    Next they'll be releasing TWD coloring and children's books.
     
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  20. squeekness

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    Anything to make a buck. :p
     
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  21. Elevator Man

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    8 characters 'The Walking Dead' should have kept alive

     
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  22. carrrnuttt

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    I agree with everything except the bolded part.

    Because I know I personally actually want to watch FTWD, especially as it sits in the current season, which has been stronger than at least the last two seasons of TWD.
     
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    The Walking Dead: 100 Episodes - Our Favorite Memories From the First 99
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  24. KevTravels

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    Must be crowded around Atlanta with all The Walking Dead and MCU productions
     
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  25. KevTravels

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    Btw what would you guys say was the peak of the show? For me it had to be season 4, though I think season 3 was pretty damn great, minus most of the Woodbury scenes.
     
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