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    The Walking Dead

    AMC show. Discuss.


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    I enjoyed the show, but disagreed with many of the tactical choices made by the characters. Setting up camp in the woods just outside of Atlanta? Your visibility would be terrible, and there are a lot of natural noises in the woods. Strategically that would be a horrible place to set up camp, as the zombies could easily catch you by surprise about a thousand different ways. I assume they have fresh water, and they're able to live off the land... I also assume they (meaning some combination of the characters or show's creators) think the area would be remote enough that the zombies would be unlikely to wander there.

    I felt like that was a mistake. Realistically, that camp would probably be discovered and eaten in short order.

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    I watched it, and really enjoyed it. My friend has been a big fan of the comics for a long time. He's constantly bugged me to read them, but I never have. I'm going to be interested to get his opinion of how the show translated from the comics.

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    I like the option of a horse for the maneuverability, however, I don't like the Protagonist's thought process of moving into the large and obviously zombie-infested city of Atlanta; especially given the various warning signs upon approach. Also, instead of carrying a bag containing 5 or 6 different shotguns, how about one shotgun, and the bag contains massive amounts of ammunition.

    As to Stickler's theory of the folks living in the woods, I agree. Unless you've got trip-wire or some sort of early warning device in place it's a bad spot. And tents? Stick with a camper or motor home. I enjoyed the show though, and look forward to next week.
    Erin Go Bragh

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    Will watching zombie head shots ever get old?

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    enjoyed the first episode, a lot of it is generic zombie material but it was genuinely scary and the effects look as good as i've seen in any zombie movie, the chick with no legs crawling in the park, wow. And watching zombies meet their demise never get's old Archie. I expect the show to do pretty well.

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    Do they double tap when killing the zombies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YB85 View Post
    Do they double tap when killing the zombies?
    Negative. And I suspect that will be one of the main characters downfalls (having not read the books). However, they haven't yet done the "shoot-them-in-the-leg-while-yelling-at-them-to-stop" thing yet. So bonus points.
    Erin Go Bragh

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    Thought it was poorly paced.

    I "know the future" of this series since I'm a fan of the original format. Without giving anything away, I will merely say that these tactical issues mentioned by Stickler are addressed.

    BTW: One of the hallmarks of the comic series is that no character is "off-limits." Even though the series is still ongoing, they have been pretty fearless about offing important characters left and right, even as their plotlines are just developing.

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    I don't know a lot about zombies. However, a question came to mind the other day and hopefully someone here can answer it. I was thinking back to Romero's NOTLD and how the zombies came upon that farmhouse after the "living." Why? Why don't they just eat each other? Seriously. If I was a zombie and had the choice between walking hundreds upon hundreds of yards or even miles to get me a bite of some dude who's all there and can take off running like Carl Lewis or Miss Zombie who's right next to me and walking at a blazing quarter mile per hour pace, I'd sure as hell take the easy way out.

    Again, I'm no zombie aficionado.

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    2nd season has already been purchased off success of first two episodes, i'm honestly surprised the tv networks took so long to think that a zombie series could mean big ratings instead of showing the same crap over and over.

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    The second show was ok. I mean, it's fun to watch, but at the same time I wasn't intrigued by it. Hopefully it picks up.

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    I wonder if leaving Merle Dickson on the roof is going to come back to bite them, literally and figuratively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazeeEyezKilla View Post
    I don't know a lot about zombies. However, a question came to mind the other day and hopefully someone here can answer it. I was thinking back to Romero's NOTLD and how the zombies came upon that farmhouse after the "living." Why? Why don't they just eat each other?
    Since Zombies are made up, there's no real answer.


    But the real answer is that Zombie flesh is rotting and unappealing, and they want to eat flesh that isn't rotting.

    My wife actually asked the same question no less than a week ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boondocksaint27 View Post
    I like the option of a horse for the maneuverability, however, I don't like the Protagonist's thought process of moving into the large and obviously zombie-infested city of Atlanta; especially given the various warning signs upon approach. Also, instead of carrying a bag containing 5 or 6 different shotguns, how about one shotgun, and the bag contains massive amounts of ammunition.

    As to Stickler's theory of the folks living in the woods, I agree. Unless you've got trip-wire or some sort of early warning device in place it's a bad spot. And tents? Stick with a camper or motor home. I enjoyed the show though, and look forward to next week.
    how about NO shotgun and just 2 p90's with a BAG FULL of ammo.

    p90's are made for cqb zombie killing

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