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Title: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, October 24, 2016, 10:56:30
Fuck you Tails  :D

So Abraham and Glenn....Discuss.

I thought it would be one of those but not both, Why couldn't it be Coral, the little prick.

What happens next? They're not just going to back down and be "owned" by Negan, that would be boring, but as they said, there's too many of them to fight them.
I hope this season doesn't go stale.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan it fucking awesome.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Whits on Monday, October 24, 2016, 11:01:24
Remember in the ads there is the dude with the tiger, they will submit for a while but expect it will be a good season, neagan is a fucking brute!


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Monday, October 24, 2016, 16:39:15
Was up there with the red wedding from GOT. So brutal


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Monday, October 24, 2016, 18:33:41
I predicted Glenn and then thought I was happy to be wrong...and then BAM!

I can see them playing along for a bit and then giving up Alexandria to go guerrilla style to get Daryl back and fuck up Neagan.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: walcot red on Monday, October 24, 2016, 19:23:56
I predicted Glenn and then thought I was happy to be wrong...and then BAM!

I can see them playing along for a bit and then giving up Alexandria to go guerrilla style to get Daryl back and fuck up Neagan.

I can see this happening, surprised about Glenn though, but he rode his luck big time last series.

Hopefully they can keep the tension going through this series


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 24, 2016, 22:08:42
In some ways awesome episode. Rick is a broken man, Negan is a bad ass.

In another it feels a bit 'here we go again', super bad ass baddie that will, at some point, get his comeuppance from Rick..

lather, rinse, repeat.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, October 24, 2016, 22:50:57
Seemed somewhat unnecessarily brutal in some ways. More plot, less popping eyes


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 04:42:45
You could argue that pretty much every long running television show in history is 'lather, rinse, repeat'.

I must admit that I thought it bordered on the unnecessarily brutal at times but it was brilliantly tense and uncomfortable TV.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 06:00:12
I thought the first 20 minutes was crass and an exercise in cruelly manipulating the viewers - brutality as a show of power. We were Rick to the producers Negan. It all felt as though the intention was to shock rather than develop a plot.

The same impact and effect could have been delivered with more subtlety instead of shots lingering a little too long on what seemed to be some kind of homage to Gaspar Noe.

After that, the episode improved somewhat but it's all very predictable again.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan was incredible though.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 09:02:14
Quote from: Costanza
You could argue that pretty much every long running television show in history is 'lather, rinse, repeat'.

You could, but if it goes on too long it's doomed to failure. The problem for me is it's very hard to shock or do something new now and has become formulaic.

there are plenty of directions it could go in away from baddy of the season, hope they do that.
----
that said negan  seems in a different class to those that came before.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 09:07:25
Don't worry, it'll soon devolve into a bore-fest again. Walking Dead seasons always do.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 18:35:30
That was fucking brutal.

I'm glad Daryl and Michonne survived the killing and I agree with Chubbs that it was a shame Coral didn't get offed.

I get what Sonic says about them manipulating us viewers, and they were (they also milked it), but I still found myself on the edge of my seat and feeling rather tense. And Glen did genuinely shock me.

I think the brutality was almost necessary because it illustrated Negan's character and left us slightly unsettled and very aware of the total hopelessness of the situation. I also agree with others that Negan was immense, as was Rick.

It might turn into a "baddy of the series" like Batch says, but at the moment I'm still liking it. Having given up twice (maybe 3 times?) before though, I know I'm more than capable of doing so again.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 21:48:51
In some ways awesome episode. Rick is a broken man, Negan is a bad ass.

In another it feels a bit 'here we go again', super bad ass baddie that will, at some point, get his comeuppance from Rick..

lather, rinse, repeat.

I get that feeling too. Its bound to end with Rick getting his revenge and taking control again. Will be interesting to see how this other group plays out that Morgan seems to find his way into to though.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 13:59:28
If any of you guys read the Graphic Novels (ok comics for grown up kids like me), you'll have noticed that there is a lot of foreshadowing in TWD television series. It also explains (in the show) why key moments like Glenn & Abraham's exit had to be as brutal. That's Negan. He's a brutal, sadistic, psychopath who isn't as stable as your average calculated serial killer...but then who would be in that world.

It's a changing of the guard, it had to be done that way and Greg Nicotero is "the Special FX guy" who directed brilliantly as always. Yes they milked it a little and it was horrific, yet we have to remember the key genre is Horror here.

Where do I think it will go....? I read the GNs so I have an idea of key moments going forward. Yet they still manage to surprise me in the show.

I'm looking forward to King Ezequiel (and his pet tiger Shiva) and all the others in The Kingdom, where Carol and Morgan are currently. Anyone remember Jesus? I think we'll see him more as we only had glimpses of him in parts of S6. He's part of The Hilltop. For me, he has more to play and seems a relatively equalled character. Erin is holed up at Alexandria (Maggie locked her in the cupboard) along with Rev. Gabrial and obviously a few others.

There are lots of ways this could go but in a nutshell we have now three groups. Negans The Saviours, The Kingdom & The Hilltop. As well as Alexandria (which I think will be given up). Don't forget that Eugene was formulating plans to run The Foundry to make munitions. This could still happen and may be pivotal (they all need ammo in this world) could be a masterstroke for him as will be a massive trade off.....if it happens that is.

One thing is for certain...not necessarily this season, but in a season Rick will die at some point. That's not a spoiler, that's just a common fact.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 14:02:33
I see....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6l8MFdTaPE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6l8MFdTaPE)


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 14:06:27
If any of you guys read the Graphic Novels (ok comics for grown up kids like me), you'll have noticed that there is a lot of foreshadowing in TWD television series. It also explains (in the show) why key moments like Glenn & Abraham's exit had to be as brutal. That's Negan. He's a brutal, sadistic, psychopath who isn't as stable as your average calculated serial killer...but then who would be in that world.

It's a changing of the guard, it had to be done that way and Greg Nicotero is "the Special FX guy" who directed brilliantly as always. Yes they milked it a little and it was horrific, yet we have to remember the key genre is Horror here.

Where do I think it will go....? I read the GNs so I have an idea of key moments going forward. Yet they still manage to surprise me in the show.

I'm looking forward to King Ezequiel (and his pet tiger Shiva) and all the others in The Kingdom, where Carol and Morgan are currently. Anyone remember Jesus? I think we'll see him more as we only had glimpses of him in parts of S6. He's part of The Hilltop. For me, he has more to play and seems a relatively equalled character. Erin is holed up at Alexandria (Maggie locked her in the cupboard) along with Rev. Gabrial and obviously a few others.

There are lots of ways this could go but in a nutshell we have now three groups. Negans The Saviours, The Kingdom & The Hilltop. As well as Alexandria (which I think will be given up). Don't forget that Eugene was formulating plans to run The Foundry to make munitions. This could still happen and may be pivotal (they all need ammo in this world) could be a masterstroke for him as will be a massive trade off.....if it happens that is.

One thing is for certain...not necessarily this season, but in a season Rick will die at some point. That's not a spoiler, that's just a common fact.

I know odds and sods of the comics, mainly through speaking to my friend who is a big fan. I'm looking forward to learning more about King Ezequiel, though the thought of him having a tiger like that seems very silly. Where the fuck did he get a tiger from....

I fear this season may go stale if they aren't careful. There are theoretically 3/4 story lines that have to be followed as mentioned above and for me, when they've done this previously I've found myself loosing track due to the constant chopping and changing, and in turn loosing interest.

As long as Coral gets it before they end the show, i'll be happy.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 14:10:54
A zoo?


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 14:21:04
OK Smartarse. Maybe the question should be how the fuck did he get a tiger?


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 14:22:22
The zookeeper became a walker. Or he was the zookeeper. That's my preferred theory


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 14:49:08
I know odds and sods of the comics, mainly through speaking to my friend who is a big fan. I'm looking forward to learning more about King Ezequiel, though the thought of him having a tiger like that seems very silly. Where the fuck did he get a tiger from....

I fear this season may go stale if they aren't careful. There are theoretically 3/4 story lines that have to be followed as mentioned above and for me, when they've done this previously I've found myself loosing track due to the constant chopping and changing, and in turn loosing interest.

As long as Coral gets it before they end the show, i'll be happy.

I agree there are a lot of plot streams to follow. Think Alexandrians and The Hill top will merge and the main focus will be on Negan and The Saviours, along with King Ez and The Kingdom. Will "our" group separate further and join one of the three main groups (Daryl for instance, although enforced).

See what you mean about the Tiger being a bit silly (like in LOST with the Polar Bear, but they were all dead so anything goes) but the source will be revealed soon. For me it just makes me think how are they sourcing Shiva's food supply? hmmm :hmmm: :hmmm:

Yeah I thought Coralll is overdue some personal misfortune and thought it was going to happen in S7 E1, however this could be foreshadowing something else...Also when you watch the opening credit and Jeffrey Dean Morgans name flashes up, tell me what you see.

The show for me is really clever at times, even if it gets hammered for its writing, which considering it's essentially a comic I think it writes better than any soap and most shite that's out there alongside GoT and BB. All three though are completely different  so I never know why people try to compare them. Why not compare GoT with Sharpe, LOTR. compare BB with Trainspotting, Limitless, Pulp Fiction. Compare TWD with World War Z, Zombie Nation, DoTD, DayOTD, NoTLD etc.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 18:21:21

.Also when you watch the opening credit and Jeffrey Dean Morgans name flashes up, tell me what you see.


ok, i got ya.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 20:19:53
I've never actually seen it... keep getting told that I should!


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:30:12
ok, i got ya.

I don't get it.  Have looked at the opening credits and can't see what you see..  Maybe I am just dense..


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 11:00:19
I don't get it.  Have looked at the opening credits and can't see what you see..  Maybe I am just dense..
I'll PM you if you want, I mean I don't know if what I see means anything but it could be a potential spoiler.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 11:15:51
I'll PM you if you want, I mean I don't know if what I see means anything but it could be a potential spoiler.
The whole thread is a fucking spoiler thread  ;)


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 11:23:52
The whole thread is a fucking spoiler thread  ;)
I get that, but to spoil something that hasn't happened yet, i'm not that mean.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:17:17
Can we have 1 rule, no comic book spoilers ?



Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:43:15
Can we have 1 rule, no comic book spoilers ?


I agree, the thread was made to talk about episodes that have recently aired that not everyone has had a chance to see.

Talking about parts of the comic that have been shown on the TV and comparing the two is ok though.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 13:00:32
I'll PM you if you want, I mean I don't know if what I see means anything but it could be a potential spoiler.

Do it!!!!


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Whits on Monday, October 31, 2016, 14:27:35
I want a tiger


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 10:26:07
Not really much to talk about this week. A very tame episode giving a bit of an insight into "the kingdom" .

The tiger is still stupid.



Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 19:39:53
They do seem to have these filler episodes every so often. I suppose they can't all be brutal gore-fests.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 22:55:21
I really enjoyed that episode but I've always preferred the slower episodes and Morgan is my favourite character


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Sunday, November 6, 2016, 11:41:34
Not really much to talk about this week. A very tame episode giving a bit of an insight into "the kingdom" .

The tiger is still stupid.



The tiger is stupid....until you find out how it came about. Tbh though, on entering the Kingdom, it'd be the first thing i'd ask.. "Where'd the fuck you get that?"

Expect to be mentally pulled to pieces in the next episode..The Cell


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 10:20:49
Anyone else got "Easy Street" as an ear worm today ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoQ4GidQP-k


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 10:50:55
Anyone else got "Easy Street" as an ear worm today ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoQ4GidQP-k

Oh aye! It was stuck after like the third play  :cry: :cry:


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 11:15:55
Anyone else got "Easy Street" as an ear worm today ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoQ4GidQP-k

I didn't, until now.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 11:18:06
The tiger is stupid....until you find out how it came about. Tbh though, on entering the Kingdom, it'd be the first thing i'd ask.. "Where'd the fuck you get that?"

Expect to be mentally pulled to pieces in the next episode..The Cell

Was nice to get a bit of back ground on Dwight and Negans relationship. Its very clear Negan has taken a shine to Darryl, but I think we all know he's not going to crack.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 12:03:15
Was nice to get a bit of back ground on Dwight and Negans relationship. Its very clear Negan has taken a shine to Darryl, but I think we all know he's not going to crack.

Question is though....How is that dynamic going to play out. Even the casual viewer will have worked out Negan is a totally detached psychopathic serial killer, who doesn't do "bonding". I feel Dwight is partially hoping Daryl concedes to Negan as he wants free of being his dogsbody. Nice reference to "what happened to Dwight" too :)

 The episode was really good and was a mental torture. Just goes to show how great it is as they don't even need the "Walkers" all the time. As the saying goes....."Fight the dead, Fear the living."


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 13:21:10
Its was a good episode, didn't really progress anything other than to confirm Daryl ain't "negan"

Do think Dwight will ultimately be Negan's downfall, maybe not the one to do the deed (if that happens) but instrumental in his comeuppance.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, November 14, 2016, 21:11:29
I love Rosita


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, November 14, 2016, 22:14:44
She's a fucking bad ass.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Private Fraser on Monday, November 14, 2016, 22:47:52
She's a fucking bad ass.

 :blowkiss:

(http://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/538184538497638402/9kp_rHmm.jpeg)

(http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ce/d5/a3/ced5a3c8bd6dc605e71ccc925f646ca4.jpg)


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 09:01:58
Couldn't agree more.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 09:10:20
I'd rather she shot Spencer than Negan tbh


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Private Fraser on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 09:15:35
I'm starting to find Jeffrey Dean Morgan's over-acting a bit tedious now.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 09:26:22
I'm starting to find Jeffrey Dean Morgan's over-acting a bit tedious now.

Don't think it helps having had an entire episode focused on him. Broken up between that and The Kingdom would have made it less obvious I feel.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 09:33:28
Quote from: Private Fraser
I'm starting to find Jeffrey Dean Morgan's over-acting a bit tedious now.
me too, he's getting right on my tits


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 10:13:17
He needs a bit of conflict now. Three episodes of 'I'm a smart arse bad guy' is wearing thin.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 10:30:54
I think he's excellent.  Your supposed to hate him, which is obviously working for some..


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 10:34:36
I think he's excellent.  Your supposed to hate him, which is obviously working for some..

I don't hate him, I just want to see him tested. They've spent three episodes emphasising their ruthlessness.

LET'S GO!


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 11:41:20
I want to see some people get shot! Namely Coral!!


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Private Fraser on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 11:58:33
I want to see some people get shot! Namely Coral!!

I was hoping it was going to happen last night.  Bit of a let down!  ::)


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 13:20:13
I think he's excellent.  Your supposed to hate him, which is obviously working for some..

I hate him, but its not his character that I hate so much, its the portrayal. And the feeling of deja vu


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 19:34:45
Glad its not just me then. He was beginning to annoy me this episode.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 21:49:37
Well now there's Darryl, his bike, and his crossbow in the same place at the same time..


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 14:23:06
Now we have another settlement. Will Tara keep quiet about it? How long before the saviours find it?


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Private Fraser on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 15:02:37
Don't you mean "Terror"?  :D



Title: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 15:49:47
found last nights right down there with Fear The Walking Dead. Hoped one of the Fulci zombies would eat her and what's his face and save us the tedium.

as you can guess, don't really care about Tara.

oh and another settlement we'll probably see in 6 episodes time, come the mega battle with the saviours..

still, mid season break soon, so they'll have to get it interesting again now.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: molepar on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 16:16:23
Why does everyone hate Coral so much?


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 16:56:27
he's a bit annoying and has shit hair as far as I can tell.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 17:04:26
Why does everyone hate Coral so much?
he's that kid who give its the tough act but when it comes to the nitty gritty he ALWAYS and i mean ALWAYS has have his ass saved. He's a liability to the group.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 20:03:44
This series has been pretty crap. The last series wasn't very good. Maybe its had its day.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 20:05:48
I liked that episode. I'm already bored of Negan.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 20:28:57
Quote from: chalkies_shorts
This series has been pretty crap. The last series wasn't very good. Maybe its had its day.

needs a new direction/focus or an ending. they need to ditch being tied to the comics, even as loosely tied as they are.

 you can only keep going for so long on the bad guy, kill bad guy, new bad guy cycle.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, December 5, 2016, 20:27:07
he's that kid who give its the tough act but when it comes to the nitty gritty he ALWAYS and i mean ALWAYS has have his ass saved. He's a liability to the group.

Case and point, just kill the fucker and be done with it.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, December 5, 2016, 22:22:14
Man this series is shit.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, December 5, 2016, 22:37:02
Tonight's was shite. Watching Mars to get over it.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 5, 2016, 22:56:52
I thought tonight's was better than the last two weeks.

Negan is still a tad OTT


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:13:11
I haven't read the books so have no idea what happens in them but it looks like Dwight and his ex-wife might be planning something big for the mid-season finale.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:23:20
I'd have thought negan  will do something coral related that'll result in him (Rick) finding a pair again.

Viva la  resistance.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:47:43
I don't think they'd write out Carl so it'll more likely be Judith. There was a trailer for next week at the end of the episode last night and it ended with Rick doing his 'someone just got their brains smashed' face again.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 12:10:20
I don't think they'd write out Carl so it'll more likely be Judith. There was a trailer for next week at the end of the episode last night and it ended with Rick doing his 'someone just got their brains smashed' face again.
Thats the problem with some torrents, they end before the "next time on TWD" get shown.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 12:11:06
I don't think they'd write out Carl so it'll more likely be Judith. There was a trailer for next week at the end of the episode last night and it ended with Rick doing his 'someone just got their brains smashed' face again.
I can't see them writing Judith out, not in a gruesome way anyway. My money is on Coral...

or maybe Spencer.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 12:47:42
I actually enjoyed last nights episode. Especially as we finally got to see the "iron" in use. Thought it was Dwight who was the fall guy for this every time but obviously it's going to be used on any "saviour" and anyone else.  Thought Negan was comedic in the darkest of ways. Just as you start to laugh at him picking on Olivia for saying that they are starving....he then goes completely ruthless and right there openly tells her he's going to rape her. Obviously this guy "does what he want's" as a dictator, as that what he is, I think he's using Coral as a protege which will destroy rick. There were moments in that "give me the tour" scenes where Coral was enjoying being alongside Negan. Impressionable would be the term.

The "eye" scene was fantastic and it wan't just "hey lets see your eye" it was a brutal reveal, with the highest intimidation. The prosthetics were great, as always. Then Negan turned almost sorrowful for a second which showed us yet another side of this psychopathic schizo.

I love the show, I'm biased, but i'm not immune to errors or "bad" story plots. The season has been a little too fragmented, a bit like when the prison was untenable and they all split. Maybe not as severe, as they all still  (for now) have Alexandria/Hilltop as their base. Although we need to know what is happening with all the characters it's touched on too briefly to give any depth. In film making this is hard to do and there are 4/5/6 plotlines and then they throw in the Oceansiders and Then Boathouse guy Leslie William.... I caught...who may or may not be dead.

All in all E1 was a hard ep to follow. E2 showed us the key split but there was no real detailing. However we needed a rest from E1 (forgivable), still answers needed from The Kingdom though. E3 The Cell was great one man acting from Daryl as we saw him become 90% broken and thats hard to hold an audience when it's mainly just you in the majority of an episode. E4 was a little bit of a let down. Yes Negan had to come back to Alexandria and "take half of their shit" but it never fully got interesting, even the side plot of Michonne and the guns. E5 Was good. To get back to the Hilltop, see Jesus (who I thought would feature more tbh), Maggie and Sascha overthrow Gregory as he was weakening to the Saviours. It was a warning to anyone though that these Saviours are prepared to do anything and Simon is great....he's much better than Dwight. E6 Swear (Tara/Heath) we needed to know of Tara's whereabouts, but a whole episode...i'm not sure. The beggining threw me though which was good as I was like...where are we, what show am i watching? Although like the "JDM Iron foreshadowing" the credits could have told me Tara was Oceanside as "Alanna Masterson" appears on the crashed boat she is in towards the end of the episode. I like it though, it's a nice touch. However maybe they should've focused on the Oceansiders community more and suspended us with say them showing us Tara kidnapped by them later in the episode? Will we see them again? If not it was pretty pointless including them in the show, even if it gave us indication of Taras whereabouts....hmmm tricky one.E7 i've spoke about and I thought it was good although it fragmented by showing us where several of our survivors were. E8 is going to be pretty interesting as I can't really think how they're going to bring them all together. Carol is bound to show up, for sure?

One thing that got me about last nights episode was where the fuck did Jesus go after being on the roof of Negans truck? As they pulled away Daryl glanced up as if to have noticed him and then the shot went back to the van pulling away and he had gone....surely it was too "Saviour heavy" for him to jump of at that location?

Apologies for the long reply/review. So I await the abuse  :D :D :smack: :suicide:


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 13:02:30
Nice review.

RE: Jesus.

During the episode 2 saviors were waiting in their van for the  walkers to disperse. As they continue to drive back to Negan Jesus as Coral are in the back of the van. Jesus suggests they should jump out and follow the rest of the way. Coral says "you first" so Jesus jumps but Coral stays in the back of the van never intending to jump and waves goodbye to Jesus.

Or did i miss something from this weeks episode?


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 13:12:43
Nice review.

RE: Jesus.

During the episode 2 saviors were waiting in their van for the  walkers to disperse. As they continue to drive back to Negan Jesus as Coral are in the back of the van. Jesus suggests they should jump out and follow the rest of the way. Coral says "you first" so Jesus jumps but Coral stays in the back of the van never intending to jump and waves goodbye to Jesus.

Or did i miss something from this weeks episode?

Cheers.

Naa not that bit. When Negan takes Coral for a "ride" back to Alexandria. Jesus is on the roof of the van. The camera pans down and we see Negan and Coral. Daryl is at the gate along with other Saviours and he says something to Negan, To which Negan gives him the bird. Daryl then looks up towards the roof of the van (as if he's aware of Jesus presence (oh the irony)).  As they pull away, the camera pans up again but Jesus is nowhere to be seen....Where the fook is he? haha.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 13:15:21
I think he's using Coral as a protege which will destroy rick.
yeah, I think he'll take him back to Saviourland (whatsitcalled?!) with him. That'll start Rick on the  road to a war footing.


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The season has been a little too fragmented,

Massively. They introduce the Kingdom, then leave it. They leave Carol in a shack. The spend a very dull episode on Hilltop ( ac couple of important events aside). Then they out dull themselves with an entire Tara episode.

If you don't keep spinning the plot plates its going to go wrong eventually.

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 13:16:17
....Where the fook is he? haha.

Can only assume in the back of the van..


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 13:21:31
yeah, I think he'll take him back to Saviourland (whatsitcalled?!) with him. That'll start Rick on the  road to a war footing.


Massively. They introduce the Kingdom, then leave it. They leave Carol in a shack. The spend a very dull episode on Hilltop ( ac couple of important events aside). Then they out dull themselves with an entire Tara episode.

If you don't keep spinning the plot plates its going to go wrong eventually.

-

I agree in part. The beauty is...there is plenty of material to work with. This was a better episode tbh. Mind you we've been spoiled by the quality of this over a long time. I have enjoyed every season for different reasons and taken them with an open mind (after all it is probably the most realistic fiction on tv). There is also a lot of garbage (hasn't there always been) on tv so i'm not ready to walk out on one of the best long running shows, just yet. If all the soaps can run as long as they do then i'm certain TWD has it's own large niche that'll cater for years to come. Sooner know about the lucky son of a gun Eugene slowly getting close with Rosita, than about Rita and Norris's sexual fantasies....aaanyway :)


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 13:22:58
Can only assume in the back of the van..

Naa he would've been spotted  getting from roof to inside the van by The Saviours at the gate as the van pulled away.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 13:33:59
Cheers.

Naa not that bit. When Negan takes Coral for a "ride" back to Alexandria. Jesus is on the roof of the van. The camera pans down and we see Negan and Coral. Daryl is at the gate along with other Saviours and he says something to Negan, To which Negan gives him the bird. Daryl then looks up towards the roof of the van (as if he's aware of Jesus presence (oh the irony)).  As they pull away, the camera pans up again but Jesus is nowhere to be seen....Where the fook is he? haha.
think i missed that bit. I remember negan giving the bird, must have looked away


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 15:42:50
Naa he would've been spotted  getting from roof to inside the van by The Saviours at the gate as the van pulled away.

We'll see (probably in about 8 episodes time:)). I think you are giving TWD writers too much credit. There were spotters in the building behind the van too, they should have seen him...


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 21:05:19
Forgot about the reference to Omar Comin' at the start of the episode yesterday.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, December 12, 2016, 22:19:36
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Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 07:09:55
Meh


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 09:00:53
I can't see them writing Judith out, not in a gruesome way anyway. My money is on Coral...

or maybe Spencer.

Had a feeling Spencer would get it.

Such a predictable episode, as much as i'm fed up with it, i can;t give up watching as I've got this far. The same happened with Lost.

I did enjoy Negan this episode mind, he had stared to grate on me a little but he was very good this episode.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 13:19:36
Had a feeling Spencer would get it.

Such a predictable episode, as much as i'm fed up with it, i can;t give up watching as I've got this far. The same happened with Lost.

I did enjoy Negan this episode mind, he had stared to grate on me a little but he was very good this episode.

Actually, this sums it up better than " meh". Pretty much exactly how I see things.

Can't believe they'll off Negan so soon mind, listen very carefully I shall say this only once : suspect this is the start of a resistance and intelligent way to take Negan out. Can't see them having the numbers and hardware to defeat the saviours in a straight fight.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 13:20:56
Had a feeling Spencer would get it.

Such a predictable episode, as much as i'm fed up with it, i can;t give up watching as I've got this far. The same happened with Lost.

I did enjoy Negan this episode mind, he had stared to grate on me a little but he was very good this episode.

Admittedly, I saw the "Spencer" moment coming. However, not as brutally and was expecting him to be ordered shot. The Olivia kill was good though and I think this was foreshadowed in the previous season when Denise got shot in the eye/brain with an arrow. Spare a thought for the Special FX guys though. That was some great/gruesome gut spillage!

 I actually liked this episode because it tied up a few scraps, without going full cliffhanger. This shows confidence from the show that they don't need to end every mid-season and season finale with a huge cliffhanger. I think they quickly learnt this from the ending of S6 (while it was an awesome finale, it grated with the more die hard viewer/long term viewer, as they didn't need to leave us wondering. However, when the wait was over, they did make an incredible S7 premiere, so I couldn't complain after that exhausting, brutal episode....enough of that.) and that's a good thing. One thing about TWD is that they do listen and respond to the fans, after all we make any show a hit simply by watching.

What intrigued me more was, lets call him/her "boot guy" that left more questions. We saw "boot guy" twice. At the lake when Rick and Aaron were leaving the boathouse and then right at the end after the credits (if you missed it, youtube TWD S7 E8 end credit scene). "Boot guy" is basically seen spying on Alexandria at night as Fthr Gabriel is being night watchman. The clips ends as "Boot guy" makes footing inside Alexandria's walls. The only distinguishing features we have is...The have a strange pattern on one of the boots on the toe cap. They have a bandana of some kind on. My guess and it's only a guess, is that it could be Boathouse guy is still alive and possibly wants his guns back. Maybe boathouse is more integral to the story and with everything else going on, we've dismissed it as a new character lead? I could be barking up the wrong tree here but i'm certainly interested to find out who he/she is? What are your thoughts on this?


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 13:29:23
Mu
Admittedly, I saw the "Spencer" moment coming. However, not as brutally and was expecting him to be ordered shot. The Olivia kill was good though and I think this was foreshadowed in the previous season when Denise got shot in the eye/brain with an arrow. Spare a thought for the Special FX guys though. That was some great/gruesome gut spillage!

 I actually liked this episode because it tied up a few scraps, without going full cliffhanger. This shows confidence from the show that they don't need to end every mid-season and season finale with a huge cliffhanger. I think they quickly learnt this from the ending of S6 (while it was an awesome finale, it grated with the more die hard viewer/long term viewer, as they didn't need to leave us wondering. However, when the wait was over, they did make an incredible S7 premiere, so I couldn't complain after that exhausting, brutal episode....enough of that.) and that's a good thing. One thing about TWD is that they do listen and respond to the fans, after all we make any show a hit simply by watching.

What intrigued me more was, lets call him/her "boot guy" that left more questions. We saw "boot guy" twice. At the lake when Rick and Aaron were leaving the boathouse and then right at the end after the credits (if you missed it, youtube TWD S7 E8 end credit scene). "Boot guy" is basically seen spying on Alexandria at night as Fthr Gabriel is being night watchman. The clips ends as "Boot guy" makes footing inside Alexandria's walls. The only distinguishing features we have is...The have a strange pattern on one of the boots on the toe cap. They have a bandana of some kind on. My guess and it's only a guess, is that it could be Boathouse guy is still alive and possibly wants his guns back. Maybe boathouse is more integral to the story and with everything else going on, we've dismissed it as a new character lead? I could be barking up the wrong tree here but i'm certainly interested to find out who he/she is? What are your thoughts on this?
My initial thoughts on boot guy is that its the boathouse guy. But who knows. It could be anyone.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 14:26:13
MuMy initial thoughts on boot guy is that its the boathouse guy. But who knows. It could be anyone.

True. I shall be discussing this no doubt, with whoever will listen. There are many ways they could take this next half. We know a battle is building (again), but who's battle will it really be, and for whom?


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 16:29:55
Its clear to all that there will be a battle with Alexandria, Hilltop and the Kingdom Vs Negan and the Saviors,

As already mentioned, its highly unlikely it will be an all guns blazing blood fest due to the saviors inferior arsenal of weapons. One option already discussed in the trailer for ep 9 was to just bomb the place but this was discounted due to there being a lot of people being held by Negan against their will. So we're looking at something more intelligent.

We didn't see Dwight this episode. Are the producers trying to throw us off the fact that he is getting more and more frustrated being Negan's right hand man and in my eyes he will be instrumental in Negans eventual demise.

I can't help but think the Oceanside camp is being left out for a reason, will they play a part in taking out Negan and a saviors? Its very likely, which also brings me back to the boot man/woman. I think the producers want us to think its a man, but its very likely it could be one of the women from Oceanside.

There are many ways the second half of this season can go. From the little i do know from the books there is still so much to be uncovered, such as more camps and groups but who's to say they will even make an appearance in the TV show , this season or in the future.





Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, February 17, 2017, 11:52:36
Pretty decent episode to come back to. Slow start but picked up mid way. That smile at the end by Rick, to me says, he's just found his army. But something tells me its not going to be a straight forward as he might think.

Who were the group at the end? They are not saviors, and they are not Oceanside. I've read something about a group called the whisperers, but i don't know much more than that.

Another through was with Gabriel and the food, where did he go? Has he got something to do with this new group?

Too many questions, not enought answers


Title: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Friday, February 17, 2017, 12:01:05
I thought they were the Oceansiders. oh well


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, February 17, 2017, 12:26:27
I reckon Gabriel has gone with the guy from the boat that Rick and the gay fella looted


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, February 17, 2017, 12:55:39
I reckon Gabriel has gone with the guy from the boat that Rick and the gay fella looted
I believe the guy is a gal from what I've seen. Anyway, Gabriel must have known she was in the car as she stuck her head up just as they drove out of Alexandria. The message Gabriel left also makes me believe they're working together.

The only reason I can think of is that Gabriel is trying to protect what is left?


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, February 17, 2017, 13:28:09
I thought they were the Oceansiders. oh well
Oceanside is women only. There were plenty of men in this new group.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, February 17, 2017, 13:29:00
I believe the guy is a gal from what I've seen. Anyway, Gabriel must have known she was in the car as she stuck her head up just as they drove out of Alexandria. The message Gabriel left also makes me believe they're working together.

The only reason I can think of is that Gabriel is trying to protect what is left?

I didn't catch that bit in the car, but that would make sense.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: RobertT on Friday, February 17, 2017, 14:24:40
This gets filmed where I live, my wife went to go see "Alexandria" last week, watched my first episode this week, it was ok.  Will see if being close by causes any insight - they do offer extra's roles to the locals.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 17, 2017, 14:30:10
This gets filmed where I live, my wife went to go see "Alexandria" last week, watched my first episode this week, it was ok.  Will see if being close by causes any insight - they do offer extra's roles to the locals.
You live in Crewe now Rob? :D


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: RobertT on Friday, February 17, 2017, 14:32:40
That would have been a bad move!  Newnan (some of it is filmed here), which is next to Senoia (where Alexandria is filmed).  Pinewood also have studios nearby where they film most of the Avengers stuff.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 12:03:46
Hi, welcome back to S7 of TWD to the small group of people ion here that contribute.

Yeah a good mid-season opener and i'm with Chubbs that although it started slow, the show again proved it doesn't have to go "Full Metal Jacket" every time. It should basically have been called "Forces Recruitment" because that's pretty much what Rick was trying to convince people (namely the Kingdom) to do. The fragmentation has pulled together a bit quicker too and there is a sense of solidarity building again. A Kingdom ally in Richard will hopefully convince King Ez that the Saviours are just one threat away from an all out carnage. King Ez knows this, but he obviously wants to play Peacemaker (pretty much like Morgan, but they're both being tested more and more).

The episode ended with a new group of people and Rick throwing a smile...had he found his army? Were they connected to "Boot Guy/Woman"? Are they a sect of the Saviours (do not discredit this theory for a moment, that could be the big plot spin)? I guess we'll find out in E10. The cumulation of the episode did leave us with just enough questions. I think questions without enough answers initially is good because it means we're talking about the show and the story, instead of if the show is boring us. E9 definitely wasn't boring :)

*********Update***********
So onto E10.

First off I'm really jealous of RobertT. If you invite me to yours, just so I can be an extra in TWD then i'll pay you in Luke Williams interviews for life.....That's fair yeah? :)

E10 was also pretty good. The fragmenting has eased even more and the plot is focusing on the main task at hand "overthrowing  Negan". We have a solid base and as revealed in this episode Rick now has his army led by the eerily "Star Trek" humanoid looking Jadus. She evidently has an overwhelming "Negan like" control over her group. What's scary is that they are all inherently calm about it. To me this makes Jadus more interesting than Negan. While the true Negan character is somewhat erratic and totally detached, acting on impulse. Jadus  (only of what we have seen so far) seems to be able to get what she wants but without a bloodbath. This could take the show to a more intelligent, interrogating level (Which I hope it does). Even though, she has tasked Rick with getting them "Guns & Jars" I have a feeling the Negan overthrow will be more of a Kidnap/Ransom/Capture/Painful demise. That's not Graphic Novel related btw...I know what happens to Negan in that initially and I don't think the show is going down that route.

The next episode will fragment partially, as shown in the end credits we have a Clip of Negan and Dwight, and also Eugene. Is Eugene now making arms/bullets for Negan at the Foundry? or will Ricks group get him back and use his intelligence to create the arms needed for Jadus? Eugene is a massive power play here. I fear it could end in his death...

Back to E10 and the reuniting of Daryl and Carol was handled brilliantly. They are true soulmates per se and not necessarily lovers. Just an understanding that goes way beyond. Great play by Daryl again not letting Carol know that Glenn and Abe had been brutally murdered by Negan and all the associated psychological shit that came with that. He knows she's currently in a really broken place mentally and she doesn't need that information right now. They handled that pretty well and again it shows a more deeper side to the show. I think so anyway!

The episode threw up enough drama, tenseness and intrigue to keep even a newer viewer interested. As a long term viewer it was enough to bring everything back together and start building towards taking out Negan. What are your thoughts on last nights episode? Boring, Good, Average, Intriguing, Interested? Whatever, let us know and all constructive criticism is welcome. I await the abuse :)


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 12:43:08
Probably going to give up on it. Last series was shit and so is this one. Shame I really enjoyed the earlier series but it's past its sell by date and trading on former glories.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 13:22:30
Quite enjoyed the first two episodes since the break, if not the Battle Royale/Negan plot.

Perhaps Rick can become King of Kings and we can move on from this endless "bad group of the season" for a bit and move in a different direction..


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 09:01:50
Hi, welcome back to S7 of TWD to the small group of people ion here that contribute.

Yeah a good mid-season opener and i'm with Chubbs that although it started slow, the show again proved it doesn't have to go "Full Metal Jacket" every time. It should basically have been called "Forces Recruitment" because that's pretty much what Rick was trying to convince people (namely the Kingdom) to do. The fragmentation has pulled together a bit quicker too and there is a sense of solidarity building again. A Kingdom ally in Richard will hopefully convince King Ez that the Saviours are just one threat away from an all out carnage. King Ez knows this, but he obviously wants to play Peacemaker (pretty much like Morgan, but they're both being tested more and more).

The episode ended with a new group of people and Rick throwing a smile...had he found his army? Were they connected to "Boot Guy/Woman"? Are they a sect of the Saviours (do not discredit this theory for a moment, that could be the big plot spin)? I guess we'll find out in E10. The cumulation of the episode did leave us with just enough questions. I think questions without enough answers initially is good because it means we're talking about the show and the story, instead of if the show is boring us. E9 definitely wasn't boring :)

*********Update***********
So onto E10.

First off I'm really jealous of RobertT. If you invite me to yours, just so I can be an extra in TWD then i'll pay you in Luke Williams interviews for life.....That's fair yeah? :)

E10 was also pretty good. The fragmenting has eased even more and the plot is focusing on the main task at hand "overthrowing  Negan". We have a solid base and as revealed in this episode Rick now has his army led by the eerily "Star Trek" humanoid looking Jadus. She evidently has an overwhelming "Negan like" control over her group. What's scary is that they are all inherently calm about it. To me this makes Jadus more interesting than Negan. While the true Negan character is somewhat erratic and totally detached, acting on impulse. Jadus  (only of what we have seen so far) seems to be able to get what she wants but without a bloodbath. This could take the show to a more intelligent, interrogating level (Which I hope it does). Even though, she has tasked Rick with getting them "Guns & Jars" I have a feeling the Negan overthrow will be more of a Kidnap/Ransom/Capture/Painful demise. That's not Graphic Novel related btw...I know what happens to Negan in that initially and I don't think the show is going down that route.

The next episode will fragment partially, as shown in the end credits we have a Clip of Negan and Dwight, and also Eugene. Is Eugene now making arms/bullets for Negan at the Foundry? or will Ricks group get him back and use his intelligence to create the arms needed for Jadus? Eugene is a massive power play here. I fear it could end in his death...

Back to E10 and the reuniting of Daryl and Carol was handled brilliantly. They are true soulmates per se and not necessarily lovers. Just an understanding that goes way beyond. Great play by Daryl again not letting Carol know that Glenn and Abe had been brutally murdered by Negan and all the associated psychological shit that came with that. He knows she's currently in a really broken place mentally and she doesn't need that information right now. They handled that pretty well and again it shows a more deeper side to the show. I think so anyway!

The episode threw up enough drama, tenseness and intrigue to keep even a newer viewer interested. As a long term viewer it was enough to bring everything back together and start building towards taking out Negan. What are your thoughts on last nights episode? Boring, Good, Average, Intriguing, Interested? Whatever, let us know and all constructive criticism is welcome. I await the abuse :)

I love reading your write-ups.

Finally watched ep10. It seems like they are working toward a big blow up next episode. From the trailer It looks like Dwight will feel the wrath of Negan for allowing Daryll to escape.
There was a clip of everyone congregated in the foundry again, could this mean someone else is getting the iron? Maybe Eugene? Personally i don't think they will hurt Eugene, but as already mentioned be made to work and make ammo.

This new group interest me, they almost look like extras from Stargate-SG1. What was with that walker in the pit? That's something i would expect to see in a Resident Evil game, which coincidentally is about Zombies so i'm not quite sure where i'm going with this. It all just looked a bit out of place

The big question is will Tara give up the location of Oceanside to Rick of will she keep it quiet?


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 23:54:12
Chubbs, Yeah I'm considering doing a Youtube TWD Episode Vlog. There's a few that do them but thanks man, I appreciate it!

I think Tara (Terror) will lead Rick et al to Oceanside, whilst we're viewing the scenes at the Foundry. I imagine Negan will start to get really pissed and someone will take punishment for it. I'm kind of hoping he goes top end brutal as his character is such an out and out unforgiving psychopath. So my guess is we will get a Foundry/Eugene/Dwight Ep. next. Then a revisit to Oceanside led by Tara. Possibly back to Hilltop and The Kingdom where Carol will be reunited with everyone and convince King Ez to go to battle (she's the only one who can). Back to Jadus group for delivery of weapons etc. Have no idea about Ep15 soapy tit wank. Then S7 Fin will be some kind of battle/stand off or maybe this is where my prediction that Jadus group will turn out to be a Saviours sect and our survivors will be well and truly fucked :D

Be interesting to see how wrong I am. But i'm kinda getting ahead of myself here!  :suicide: :suicide:


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 09:24:08
I'm really enjoying the second half of this series, it's not been fast paced by any means but everything is clearly setting up for a climax. It's fascinating to see more of the interpersonal relationships of the group and get to know other characters better.

The Eugene assimilation and Dwight silent rebellion is extremely intriguing, the final scene with both of them in the compound with Dwight only mustering a 'yeah' in response to Eugene's declaration was understated but vital. I can see Negan being overthrown from within.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 10:04:08
I'm enjoying this season, seems to be building up nicely to the inevitable war against the saviours.

Really enjoyed this recent episode, seeing Eugene adjust to life with the saviours. As SY mentioned, it does seems like there may be some sort of bond forming with him and Dwight and i think Dwight knows its only a matter of time before he is on the receiving end of Negans wrath.

Will Dwight double-cross Negan with Eugenes help? It would seem thats the way its going.
 


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11:43:28
Hey guys, really enjoyed that E11. As predicted it was back to the Foundry for the Negan/Dwight/Eugene Ep. Really liked the way Eugene integrated himself and feel he is becoming an underestimated power. Negan, while knowing Eugene has knowledge also thinks he's weak which is Negans downfall.  Also remember that all the stuff Eugene said to Negan about being a Dr and the human genome project is a lie. Arc back to S5 E5 (I think) when he told Abraham the same, then later confessed. Yeah i'm sure he's clever and knows some basic science tricks but this was a clever play from Eugene and he has Negan fooled. Also makes me think of Goldstein a little so clever use of the character forename there :)

I enjoyed Negan more in this episode as he dropped the almost grating "woopsy daisy"act and was out ans out back to his brutal self. 

The two "Negan Wives" were great, can't remember their names though but you can see they are desperate and I think the dark haired one could get with Eugene.

I think Dwight will double-cross Negan as his time is running out. I really hated the coward at first but knowing the character more you understand him and his plight/predicament. I would love to see him finish Negan. Looking forward to his Ex wife turning up somewhere too.

The second half of S7 is doing itself justice after a slack few in early S7, namely E5 and E6 detracted a few viewers but the mid-season premiere apparently attracted over 15mil viewers in America so its still the top show, and it must be doing something right still. Anyway, I don't care for ratings much. 9 or 10 mil tune into Xfactor and I can't stand it.

So what are your thoughts for E12? Will our survivors head to Oceanside with Tara or will Rosita start making bullets at the place where Eugene showed her. Still so much more to come this season and it's really shaping up!


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Monday, March 6, 2017, 22:35:46
wank episode this week....


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 09:53:29
wank episode this week....
That was really bad. The Rick/Machone montage was cringe-worthy, especially the sword throwing part at the end.

Looks like the guys will be paying a visit to Oceanside very shortly.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 10:18:29
what was with the clichéd nostalgia stuff? falling through the roof, Rick's 'glen' escape, etc...

hope they explain why the rubbish people are odd, perhaps it's whats left of the Mad Max appreciation society.

yeah, Oceanside, might move on  to be better next week.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 10:20:05
I must be becoming a proper fan or some kind of apologist as I quite liked it.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11:02:55
having a different opinion... heretic


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11:19:27
Of course.  :girlgiggle:

As I'd read your comments before I watched it, I think you'd just lowered my expectations. I imagined an episode like the fly in breaking bad.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11:26:07
Of course.  :girlgiggle:

As I'd read your comments before I watched it, I think you'd just lowered my expectations. I imagined an episode like the fly in breaking bad.

How funny, a colleague just said the same thing to me about the fly episode.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:28:31
I liked it. Not a lot happened. Felt a bit like old times.

I think Michonne is gonna die.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:48:02
I liked it. Not a lot happened. Felt a bit like old times.

I think Michonne is gonna die.

If Sasha and Rosita go through with their plan to secretly go after Negan, i dont think that will end very well for them.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 13:06:31
A lot of people are gonna be written out I reckon, there's almost too many characters now - how much have we seen of Maggie for example?


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 13:22:58
A lot of people are gonna be written out I reckon, there's almost too many characters now - how much have we seen of Maggie for example?
I have a feeling you're right. I don't recall seeing Coral much of late.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 13:26:35
If Sasha and Rosita go through with their plan to secretly go after Negan, i dont think that will end very well for them.

I think it's pretty much been confirmed that at least Sasha will die, she has signed up for some sort of Star Trek series that is coming down the pipes..


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 13:39:44
I think it's pretty much been confirmed that at least Sasha will die, she has signed up for some sort of Star Trek series that is coming down the pipes..
good, shes fucking annoying


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 13:56:35
Annoying or not, I'd stick it in her.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 15:36:21
Annoying or not, I'd stick it in her.
Not, no no no.
Rosita on the other hand


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Monday, March 20, 2017, 14:18:19
Afternoon.

So did anyone watch E13 then?

I thought it was a better step up from E12 to be honest. I too didn't really enjoy the Rick and Michonne "love in" or "honeymoon"it was a little pointless Rick saying "lets just stay a couple more days.." there wasn't the best logic to it and considering it was a Greg Nicotero directed episode it disappointed me even more. I'm going to say it was the worse episode he's directed on TWD. There were still some great Cult Zombie references though, especially the "Creepshow Walker" in the ticket stall at the carnival. Did you spot it? Well, I don't know, maybe i'm just too much of a Zombie geek but I love those references.

Admittedly the Catana slo-mo throw was very cringey to me. I get the nostalgia effect but TWD (esp. Nicotero) should know by now that they don't need to do this to keep people interested. However there were some good zombie kills by the lovestruck couple, which satisfied even my partially pacifying, satanist mind (is that a thing?). Aaanyway...

Onto E13, So yes did anyone actually watch it? I was pretty surprised Richard was killed in this episode and I wasn't really expecting Morgan to regress to his days of "Clear". I thought  Lennie James played his scenes really well and it was a testament to his acting skills. He's come a long way since Snatch. The whole Melon thing was a little far fetched but I guess Richard had, had enough and wanted to start something. We all know the Saviours run a tight ship.

It was a shame Benjamin had to die but this was always going to be inevitable at some point. He won't be missed too much in all respect. The bit about the episode that got me the most was when Carol came to tell King Ez that "We need to fight" and he agreed but with the precursor  "but not today" and it cuts to her joining him in tending to his vegetable plot! Ok maybe they don't need to fight there and then, but i'm sure there are more important things like; Where the fuck is Jesus? Is Coral still an integral cast member? Did the show just write Dwight's ex-wife Sherry out the show or will we in fact see her again? Is the Junkyard going to end up being a pointless distraction, like the people at the Hospital in S5? Fucking cabbages or carnage, I know what I prefer in TWD (well I like a really good plot*) but each to their own!

I think the episode on the whole geared us up ready for the finale but we've two more episode before that, I'm really hoping this episode throws up a game changer/small plot twist/extremist Neganism/Rick red mist but I just have a feeling that like the last two, they'll be a bit "fillerish". I really hope i'm wrong and it's not an episode focusing entirely on Alexandrians long running survivor and once Carol comforter Tobin, and Aaron's lover Eric. I'm sure it won't be. Surely after the Junkyards Jadis, previous rejection of Ricks weapon offering (careful), Tara HAS to take a few survivors to Oceanside and explain their plight?

What were your thoughts on the episode? Did you enjoy similar elements or something else? Was it "totally wank" or "really enjoyable" or a bit "yehh-mehh".

Once again, await criticism and beration as standard.

Cheers,

Kev


*Definitely not a Cabbage plot


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, March 20, 2017, 18:42:24
It could've been better. Especially off the back of the previous slow episode. I've decided to wait until the series has finished and then download then all so I don't have to wade through Lost like filler.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, March 20, 2017, 19:38:49
I've gone back to the start as I have no life to speak of. It's interesting how the characters have developed


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Monday, March 20, 2017, 20:31:52
I've gone back to the start as I have no life to speak of. It's interesting how the characters have developed

For sure, I've also no life and regularly rewatch the pilot season and season 3 & 4. The pilot episode was such a gripping introduction.

btw tonight's episode 14, was a bit more back on track and tense at times. I enjoyed it. This was more the kind of "average to good" episode. I'll stop because i'm not going to spoil it before the episode has aired here :) Enjoy.


Title: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Monday, March 20, 2017, 23:04:14
2 awful episodes sandwiching an ok one sums up the last 3. enjoyed last weeks much more

it's a shadow of its former self


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 10:25:06
I've gone back to the start as I have no life to speak of. It's interesting how the characters have developed

I've done this too.

Current series like the previous few has been a bit meh.

When its good, its fantastic but the rest of the time it can be really dull.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12:31:16
I find myself caring less and less about each character now. They should just finish it with Carol terminating everyone in a fit of rage.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 18:08:00
They have taken too long to build it up this time that's been the big problem. I think the last 2 episodes will be quite action packed though and we will get the usual end of series cliffhanger.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 22:42:30
They have taken too long to build it up this time that's been the big problem. I think the last 2 episodes will be quite action packed though and we will get the usual end of series cliffhanger.

No, w won't get a huge cliffhanger like the end of S6. Scott Gimple, Gale Ann-Hurd and Robert Kirkman have said as much. They've said (well Gimple) that what happens in the S7 finale pretty much sets us up for the next 100 episodes (S8 E1 is the 100th ep). That's some statement of intent.

I think you're right in the length of time to build up though. Not so much E14, but E12 and E13 were very filler orientated. There was still good stuff in them but i get the frustration. E15 should be pretty tense one, which ultimately lingers on Sasha either getting killed or being saved by Daryl and Rosita.....possibly Dwight too. Then the onslaught will ensue. I think the Finale will be good and more like S3 finale, which wasn't a cliffhanger but led us on a S4 route that showed a broken Governor find his confidence again and come back at S4 MSF even more brutal. Damn I miss those times! Thought they were on track again with Negan and 'i hope I'm proved wrong.

Trouble is, the show came under a lot of complaints in both America and the UK for the graphic scenes of the S7 premiere (the US cut is even more gory in "those opening scenes" than the UK cut) so they have had to cut certain scenes from several episodes. I believe the Carl eye reveal and the Spencer kill were nearly pulled too.  Also, we all kinda hate Negan (we're supposed to) but the character has become more "loveable rogue" as the season has gone on. The truth here is, Negans comic character and many of the Saviours are total rapists too. The scene last night where Enid takes the fruit to distract the Saviour from finding Daryl and Maggie was supposed to be lets say a lot more horrific than dropping a few veggies.

 So maybe they feel like they have had to hold back in some areas, which reflects on the show as not shocking us as often as they have in the past. Come on TWD, fuck the complaints and show the real grittiness and shock of life in the twisted power driven psychopathic world!


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 09:13:05
Last 3 eps haven't been great, its clearly the calm before the storm but just a bit tedious.

Question in my head is how did Daryl get to Sasha and Rosita so quickly? Even on a bike it seemed a bit rushed.

Eugene surprised me but not wanting to escape but it does seem like he's got a good gig there so maybe he thinks he's safe.

Its been 2 episodes since it was suggested that Tara was going to give up the location of Oceanside so that story-line is still to come back.

I agree with bamboonoshoe in that i'm hoping for real grittiness in the final episodes. Whilst the rape bits can stay in the comics i really want to see loads of blood and guts in the finale.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 09:19:50
Quote from: Chubbs

Question in my head is how did Daryl get to Sasha and Rosita so quickly? Even on a bike it seemed a bit rushed.

.

assuming it is Daryl


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 09:31:31
Last 3 eps haven't been great, its clearly the calm before the storm but just a bit tedious.

Question in my head is how did Daryl get to Sasha and Rosita so quickly? Even on a bike it seemed a bit rushed.

Eugene surprised me but not wanting to escape but it does seem like he's got a good gig there so maybe he thinks he's safe.

Its been 2 episodes since it was suggested that Tara was going to give up the location of Oceanside so that story-line is still to come back.

I agree with bamboonoshoe in that i'm hoping for real grittiness in the final episodes. Whilst the rape bits can stay in the comics i really want to see loads of blood and guts in the finale.

Hey man,

For sure it's the calm before the storm to war :)

Eugene didn't surprise me one bit, but I thought he may have buckled at the sight of Rosita, but yes I agree, he's got it cushy for now I guess. Win-win for him.

Yeah surprised they haven't touched on the "Tara/Oceanside" yet, it must be included in E15 surely? Before they all assemble and go ahead with the plan, even though Rosita and Sascha have inadvertently put a spanner in the works. Then again it could be a good smokescreen as the Saviours won't realise so much  that the "Two woman attack" is just the first wave of a building Tsunami!

I wasn't implying they show full on scenes like that (see The  Last House on the Left, Ted Bundy, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (original vers.)), but an inclination that something horrific has taken place. Just so we're clear on how evil this group is meant to be, and consistently so. As awful as storylines like that can be to follow/see unfold it's a brave and good writer/producer/director that goes through with those ideas. Even some soaps approach those subjects and do it really well, in fact it helps raise awareness. I think we're all not naive enough to know that in a world like TWD, a lot more evil types would be more prominent and things like abuse would be more at the forefront of culture, after survival, quite simply because there would be no real process of stopping it. Except for someone in a group murdering the said abuser. Capital punishment, because in TWD it's either that or you get away with anything.

One other thing, who babysit's Judith now Olivia is gone and everyone else is preparing for war? Tobin? Eric? The ghost of Deanna? (sorry, i'm being a knob).  :suicide: :D :D


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 09:35:23
assuming it is Daryl

Pretty certain it is Daryl as his only real line in the show was "Where's Sascha and Rosita...?" and then he was gone. I tell you what though, if Norman Reedus doesn't play the role of Batman one day then the film industry needs better casting agents. He'd be perfect for it.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 09:38:29
Hey man,

For sure it's the calm before the storm to war :)

Eugene didn't surprise me one bit, but I thought he may have buckled at the sight of Rosita, but yes I agree, he's got it cushy for now I guess. Win-win for him.

Yeah surprised they haven't touched on the "Tara/Oceanside" yet, it must be included in E15 surely? Before they all assemble and go ahead with the plan, even though Rosita and Sascha have inadvertently put a spanner in the works. Then again it could be a good smokescreen as the Saviours won't realise so much  that the "Two woman attack" is just the first wave of a building Tsunami!

I wasn't implying they show full on scenes like that (see The  Last House on the Left, Ted Bundy, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (original vers.)), but an inclination that something horrific has taken place. Just so we're clear on how evil this group is meant to be, and consistently so. As awful as storylines like that can be to follow/see unfold it's a brave and good writer/producer/director that goes through with those ideas. Even some soaps approach those subjects and do it really well, in fact it helps raise awareness. I think we're all not naive enough to know that in a world like TWD, a lot more evil types would be more prominent and things like abuse would be more at the forefront of culture, after survival, quite simply because there would be no real process of stopping it. Except for someone in a group murdering the said abuser. Capital punishment, because in TWD it's either that or you get away with anything.

One other thing, who babysit's Judith now Olivia is gone and everyone else is preparing for war? Tobin? Eric? The ghost of Deanna? (sorry, i'm being a knob).  :suicide: :D :D

Probably CORAL. The only thing he's good for.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 09:39:45
assuming it is Daryl
I was in bed streaming it low def on my iPhone and i could still tell it was Daryl.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 09:45:53
I was in bed streaming it low def on my iPhone and i could still tell it was Daryl.

 :D :D :D :D :D (sorry Batch)  :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 09:49:43
Tbf to Batch though, the only other person it could be (who has a bow) would be Dwight....  :cupid:


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11:00:54
yes i meant it could be Dwight.

She seemed to shit herself when she saw whoever it was. which would be an odd reaction to Daryl..


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11:09:03
yes i meant it could be Dwight.

She seemed to shit herself when she saw whoever it was. which would be an odd reaction to Daryl..
It was dark, maybe she saw what the audience saw. a silhouette. Nothing is ever black and white with this show, so anything is possible. maybe CORAL has come back to fuck things up as usual.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:43:11
I thought it was Dwight.

The preview for the next episode suggests they pay a visit to Oceansiders...


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:48:07
I thought it was Dwight.

The preview for the next episode suggests they pay a visit to Oceansiders...

Ahh my stream cut off before that. Normaly i head over to youtube to check it out but it was late.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 16:33:08
assuming it is Daryl

Yeah, that's not Daryl, it's Dwight.  This will be the beginning of him defecting to Rick's gang..


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 11:01:43
Pretty generic TWD related question but do any of you guys watch The Talking Dead? I used to but haven't watched as many as I usually do. For some reason it's been really hard to find a TTD related link which is bizarre. I know the shows popular in America...as it's live. Almost as popular as TWD itself. Chris Hardwick is ace, in the sense that as well as being a fan/geek/nerd his humour is different to that of most american chat shows. I feel he presents well to the UK viewer.

Anyway, I'll post about S7 E15 later if any of you can bare to read it. FWIW...I thought it was a good episode.


Title: Re: The Walking Dead *SPOILERS*
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 12:13:12
Good episode, with the Dwight reveal at the end that we knew would come. Oceanside stuff was OK too, they have what they need for the mad max group to enter now.

Get the impression the whole Negan thing is going to drag and fill up the whole of the first half of the next season though, I'm bored of it.