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Old 11-20-2012, 09:05 AM   #421 (permalink)
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I think the internal struggles and character development played itself out last season. Once the old guy had a lesser role and then was killed off, there wasn't too much farther to go with that, and I think they started to fail badly last season in incorporating changes in the group dynamics according to character development that didn't add up. Letting the plot take some turns and be more of a driver was probably not a bad idea. And there is still some interesting philosophical points in play regarding power structures and maintaining the veneer of civilization.

I think each season has been very different thematically. The first season had the best balance of plot and action with bigger questions and character development. But this season has done a better job than last in remaining consistent with the characters and providing a really nice dramatic arc from episode to episode. I only wish the Governor had been more interesting. There was a real opportunity to have him be a darker Lynchian figure.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:31 AM   #422 (permalink)
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I think the internal struggles and character development played itself out last season. Once the old guy had a lesser role and then was killed off, there wasn't too much farther to go with that, and I think they started to fail badly last season in incorporating changes in the group dynamics according to character development that didn't add up. Letting the plot take some turns and be more of a driver was probably not a bad idea. And there is still some interesting philosophical points in play regarding power structures and maintaining the veneer of civilization.

I think each season has been very different thematically. The first season had the best balance of plot and action with bigger questions and character development. But this season has done a better job than last in remaining consistent with the characters and providing a really nice dramatic arc from episode to episode. I only wish the Governor had been more interesting. There was a real opportunity to have him be a darker Lynchian figure.
I have a strong feeling that most of the original cast will be toast after this season. Other than Daryl, Rick, Andrea and the kid I just don't see most of the remaining originals being alive next season. Just a guess of course, but Michone is going nowhere, Merle is probably sticking around and other new characters will probably be introduced. The way this season ends and next season starts will make or break the next chapter of this show imo.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #423 (permalink)
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This season is a hell of a lot more exciting than last season, much better imo.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #424 (permalink)
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This season is a hell of a lot more exciting than last season, much better imo.
I loved last season tbh. This season has also been enjoyable other than the fact that I'm not enjoying the Govenor/Andrea to this point and I wish a walker would take a chunk out of Andrea. Lol
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Finally Lori dies...and now we all want Andrea dead!!

Marchone (or the actress) is doing nothing for me. Too one dimensional. Does she have anything under her belt other than that scowl?
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:01 AM   #426 (permalink)
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Finally Lori dies...and now we all want Andrea dead!!

Marchone (or the actress) is doing nothing for me. Too one dimensional. Does she have anything under her belt other than that scowl?


Her and Daryl are by far the best characters on this show for me.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #427 (permalink)
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I have a strong feeling that most of the original cast will be toast after this season. Other than Daryl, Rick, Andrea and the kid I just don't see most of the remaining originals being alive next season. Just a guess of course, but Michone is going nowhere, Merle is probably sticking around and other new characters will probably be introduced. The way this season ends and next season starts will make or break the next chapter of this show imo.
that'll be tough. i don't think both daryl and merle will remain going forward. imo daryl will have to make a decision between the group and his bro, which might lead to him sacrificing himself. i doubt glenn goes. maggie, for sure. carol, probably. hershel, i could see it. i'd like to see more from oscar, he seems like a cool character. the other prisoner seems ratty.

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Finally Lori dies...and now we all want Andrea dead!!

Marchone (or the actress) is doing nothing for me. Too one dimensional. Does she have anything under her belt other than that scowl?
how could anyone not love marchone?? she's a survivalist, ninja, loyal and 100% badass. i see merle as a fearless dude, and he's basically afraid of her.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:41 AM   #428 (permalink)
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So is the Samurai lady immune to zombies now? They don't attack her anymore.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:45 AM   #429 (permalink)
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So is the Samurai lady immune to zombies now? They don't attack her anymore.
She took a bath in zombie guts. They think she's one of them.
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She took a bath in zombie guts. They think she's one of them.
I dunno, that's the easy solution. I think she can communicate with them. I think the Governor is trying to do that too.
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I dunno, that's the easy solution. I think she can communicate with them. I think the Governor is trying to do that too.



Communicate with zombies? No, if you see her when she's first approached by walkers after she's covered in guts she's surprised they walk past her. It's because they think she's one of them due to the guts and zombie blood. In the first season Rick and Glen chopped up a zombie and covered themselves in guts to get past a heard of zombies.
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Yeah, I agree with jeff. You know what didn't make sense? Season 2 when they hid under the cars, that was stupid.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:27 AM   #433 (permalink)
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Yeah, I agree with jeff. You know what didn't make sense? Season 2 when they hid under the cars, that was stupid.
Why was that stupid?
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Because the zombies are supposed to be attracted by smell and hearing, which is why covering themselves in zombie guts disguises them. All they did was hide beneath the car, not covered in anything and the zombies were walking right past.
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Because the zombies are supposed to be attracted by smell and hearing, which is why covering themselves in zombie guts disguises them. All they did was hide beneath the car, not covered in anything and the zombies were walking right past.
Maybe cause the cars smell like hu-mon?

Also, they were pretty low to the ground so maybe their scent didn't reach them.
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Because the zombies are supposed to be attracted by smell and hearing, which is why covering themselves in zombie guts disguises them. All they did was hide beneath the car, not covered in anything and the zombies were walking right past.
You also have to realize that what you're talking about while true happened early in the 2nd season when they had left their camp and it was only about 10 episodes into the series. Therefor as much as anything they were not sure how to handle themselves. Andrea had no idea how to shoot a gun, same with Carol, Lori, Carl, Sophia and the whole situation was still new to them in the grand scheme of things in those terms it made perfect sense, it's a natural reaction.

It wasn't until they got on the farm that they started honing their zombie killing skills, realizing that killing them with a knife was more efficient and didn't attract other walkers like guns did and it's also when characters like Andrea, Carl and others learned how to shoot. When you really look at it as much as many hated season 2 it was a season of them all being able to settle in one place, learn how to deal with the situation and better equip themselves to deal with the situations ahead, which we see now with Carl and Carol being a lot more useful. The characters have evolved.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:05 AM   #437 (permalink)
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Yeah but it had explained how zombies are attracted to them in season 1, so I found it stupid that they could just hide under cars from the zombies. I'm not saying it was stupid for them to hide under the cars, it was their best option, I'm saying it's stupid the zombies didn't find them since they weren't covered in guts or anything.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:10 AM   #438 (permalink)
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Yeah but it had explained how zombies are attracted to them in season 1, so I found it stupid that they could just hide under cars from the zombies. I'm not saying it was stupid for them to hide under the cars, it was their best option, I'm saying it's stupid the zombies didn't find them since they weren't covered in guts or anything.
They did find them. They tried to grab Sophia and she ran into the woods and same with Carl who rolled under another car. I know what you mean though.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:13 AM   #439 (permalink)
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That was only because they were under the same car and made noise though lol. My point is in that scene they completely disregarded what they said in season 1.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #440 (permalink)
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Good lead up to the mid-season finale...shit's goin down next week
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