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AMC's The Walking Dead [Spoilers!]

square_one 1,232 November 1, 2010 at 10:00 AM in Chat (4)
Did you watch?

For a show on a non premium cable channel, I thought it was very good. I never read the comic, so I don't know how it compares, but I'll be watching every Sunday. pisses me off that I don't get AMC in HD though.

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Just watched episode 1, thoughts:
1. When the hell will Hollywood learn about guns? At the roadblock at the beginning, the Sheriff tells the deputy to "make sure you've got a round in the chamber and the safety's off" First, Glocks don't have a safety and secondly, when he racks the slide, you can clearly see the gun IS NOT loaded. Doh
2. Cops can't shoot for s**t.
3. You wake up in a hospital and no one's around, you make your way out seeing blood and bullet holes on the walls and dead bodies, you come across a military camp and you don't think to find a weapon or "borrow" a Humvee?
4. Apparently zombies don't care about fresh meat if you're in a coma. Scratchhead
5. When the SHTF, I want Lennie James (Hawkins from Jericho) on my team, he's a badass mofo.
6. Zombies enjoy chillin' on the bus. laugh out loud
7. Again, when you see military equipment, including fully loaded M2 machine guns, you don't think to scavenge for weapons & supplies. Facepalm
8. A horse feeds a lot of zombies.
9. It's apparently better to crawl under a tank, rather than climb on top and try to get in or use the Ma Deuce to blast some undead a-holes.
10. The Sheriff has absolutely no survival mentality.

Update: Watching episode 2:
1. If you're gonna chop up a zombie, you may as well rob his ass. laugh out loud Hopefully he's an organ donor.


ALL OF THIS!! Not very good survivors on the show. I am loving it so far. We have had it DVR'ed since the premier and just watched ep 1 & 2 last night. Good stuff.
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No, but you are telling me in the south... In Atlanta they wouldn't find a single silencer?

Yes i know but they make a he'll of a lot less noise than a non silenced one.
Doesn't seem like it would be a big priority...I come from a part of the US where there are more guns you CAN'T buy than ones you CAN. So I guess I can't visualize a gun store on just any corner stocked with silencers. That stuff probably all got looted when the initial outbreaks started anyways. When stuff goes bad, people wouldn't be looting electronics and jewelry....it would be guns and food, probably in that order.
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Doesn't seem like it would be a big priority...I come from a part of the US where there are more guns you CAN'T buy than ones you CAN. So I guess I can't visualize a gun store on just any corner stocked with silencers. That stuff probably all got looted when the initial outbreaks started anyways. When stuff goes bad, people wouldn't be looting electronics and jewelry....it would be guns and food, probably in that order.
Well if gunshots attract more gooks. It would be very high on my list to find some way to mask a gunshot.


The comic follows the fact that in Atlanta the military was in control so there was no looting then shit hits the fan and everyone turns before they can loot the gunstore.

So Rick and Glenn go and do it.


I just don't see why you couldn't find one or mill one yourself.
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Well if gunshots attract more gooks. It would be very high on my list to find some way to mask a gunshot.


The comic follows the fact that in Atlanta the military was in control so there was no looting then shit hits the fan and everyone turns before they can loot the gunstore.

So Rick and Glenn go and do it.


I just don't see why you couldn't find one or mill one yourself.

This will be my last post in this thread, because I definitely don't want this show to be ruined by knowing the story.

They call them "geeks". But yeah, ideally a silencer would be awesome. Still, as someone who has used firearms with silencers before, I still think they would make too much noise. But certainly better with than without!
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They call them "geeks".
he knows...he's just racist.
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he knows...he's just racist.
Oh gotcha...I don't often venture into The Lounge, so I fail to pick up on the subtle humor.
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Have we figured out why they are geeks?
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This is my new favorite show, by far. Just finished watching episode 3 and I can't WAIT until the next one

I haven't read the comic, so this show is great.

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I haven't read the comic either.
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Quote from ericcartman View Post :
Just watched episode 1, thoughts:
1. When the hell will Hollywood learn about guns? At the roadblock at the beginning, the Sheriff tells the deputy to "make sure you've got a round in the chamber and the safety's off" First, Glocks don't have a safety and secondly, when he racks the slide, you can clearly see the gun IS NOT loaded. Doh
2. Cops can't shoot for s**t.
3. You wake up in a hospital and no one's around, you make your way out seeing blood and bullet holes on the walls and dead bodies, you come across a military camp and you don't think to find a weapon or "borrow" a Humvee?
4. Apparently zombies don't care about fresh meat if you're in a coma. Scratchhead
5. When the SHTF, I want Lennie James (Hawkins from Jericho) on my team, he's a badass mofo.
6. Zombies enjoy chillin' on the bus. laugh out loud
7. Again, when you see military equipment, including fully loaded M2 machine guns, you don't think to scavenge for weapons & supplies. Facepalm
8. A horse feeds a lot of zombies.
9. It's apparently better to crawl under a tank, rather than climb on top and try to get in or use the Ma Deuce to blast some undead a-holes.
10. The Sheriff has absolutely no survival mentality.

Update: Watching episode 2:
1. If you're gonna chop up a zombie, you may as well rob his ass. laugh out loud Hopefully he's an organ donor.
ALL OF THIS!! Not very good survivors on the show. I am loving it so far. We have had it DVR'ed since the premier and just watched ep 1 & 2 last night. Good stuff.
I want to rewatch episode 3 and make a few notes on it. Crazy

The biggest thought I had: Why the hell are they camping out in tents on the mountain?? I guess there's some logic to "they haven't come up this far", but I think they'd be better off holed up in a structure with 4 solid walls.
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I haven't read the comic either.
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I want to rewatch episode 3 and make a few notes on it. Crazy

The biggest thought I had: Why the hell are they camping out in tents on the mountain?? I guess there's some logic to "they haven't come up this far", but I think they'd be better off holed up in a structure with 4 solid walls.
As stupid as it is, i believe he is hoping to get seen by passing helicopters? and the area is quite secluded. If you were in a house there would likely be gooks walking around while if you are camping you most likely wouldn't come across anything.

Makes no sense at all in my world. i mean I would find a private high-school and set up camp there.
It has the best odds of being fully stocked, having emergency rations, having its own power system (generator, solar and such), having almost anything you need in the science labs, as well has having sturdy gates and walls, a library and even a nurses office.

Less people would think to use a school as a safe house so you would have to worry less about survivor factions and you would be in an area that would be surrounded by houses which could be rummaged through to find something decent.

Any one have any problems with my reasoning?

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This is my new favorite show, by far. Just finished watching episode 3 and I can't WAIT until the next one

I haven't read the comic, so this show is great.

spoiler----





lol I thought I was the only one who noticed that and thought it was funny LMAO



A silencer is not something that would just be laying around. There would be no reason for that Sheriff's Office to have one, anyways. And it's not like they are whisper-quiet anyways, they still make a decent amount of noise.
He isnt in the comic so i have no idea how they would go about that.
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Episode 4:
Someone needs to teach Daryl how to use a crossbow. First, he can't load it right. In the close-ups, you can clearly see when it's supposed to be cocked and loaded, the nock of the bolt (arrow) is well above the bow string and no way would it fire properly.
Secondly, last week he managed to shoot the deer in the ass twice and once low on the stomach. None of these would be fatal wounds. Maybe if he'd loaded correctly, he would have made better shots. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Doubtful though, most likely with the bolt so far above the string, it would have just fallen off of the crossbow and landed near his feet upon firing.
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Episode 4:
Someone needs to teach Daryl how to use a crossbow. First, he can't load it right. In the close-ups, you can clearly see when it's supposed to be cocked and loaded, the nock of the bolt (arrow) is well above the bow string and no way would it fire properly.
Secondly, last week he managed to shoot the deer in the ass twice and once low on the stomach. None of these would be fatal wounds. Maybe if he'd loaded correctly, he would have made better shots. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Doubtful though, most likely with the bolt so far above the string, it would have just fell off of the crossbow and landed near his feet upon firing.
It disturbed me that he killed the deer to eat with the same bolt he has been killing zombies with, he just wipes it on his pants when he pulls the bolt out.

They are straying from the comic and mixing the timeline.
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It disturbed me that he killed the deer to eat with the same bolt he has been killing zombies with, he just wipes it on his pants when he pulls the bolt out.

They are straying from the comic and mixing the timeline.
Yeah, and they wouldn't eat that deer because it might be contaminated. Facepalm
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If you haven't seen this fantastic series, the entire first season is on tonight starting at 700pm central (just a few minutes from now).

You owe it to yourself to watch it!
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If you haven't seen this fantastic series, the entire first season is on tonight starting at 700pm central (just a few minutes from now).

You owe it to yourself to watch it!
Iagree

If I didn't have shit to do and get up early in the morning, I'd be in for one.

Hell, I may even still be in for one.
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Excellent show. Can't wait for next season.
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