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Old 04-11-2019, 05:13 PM   #931
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haha. man I forgot Enid was up there, that sums up what you said. no real connection to these characters. once I saw the big names all together I knew it was going to be the second and third tier guys. I still had hope that Ezekiel would make his way just for some comic continuity.

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Old 04-12-2019, 08:41 AM   #932
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at first i thought enid was rosita. not just because i was expecting her to be there, but the heads weren't very distinctive. in fact, i wonder if they were initially planning to have those flashes (like someone back at the kingdom like "hey, where's henry?") occur simultaneously with the reveals but then saw the footage and were like, shit no one is going to be able to tell who these are supposed to even be

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Old 04-12-2019, 11:51 AM   #933
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yeah I did a rewind on a couple of the earlier characters. they also had the fakeout with Rosita. I did wonder how they decided Bret Butler was worthy of going, but not the husband who does not do much of anything either. the only one that truly surprised me was Tara since she had taken a new direction leading hilltop. I guess Enid was a surprise as well, I just assumed she was going to be part of the future.

I do love some of the fan theories that down the line Judith will lead a rescue for Rick at Commonwealth, etc. hopefully they wrap up the whisperers arc quickly, it has already lost most of the impact because the events leading to it are so different from the comic. all the emotion of Carl being at risk are gone. the reveal being so many throw away characters, or characters who do not exist in the comic also made for a super weak reveal.

its almost like the show exists now for people to discuss how its so much less than the comic version. I try not to be one of those people who always claim the source material is superior, but in this case it becomes more and more glaring each time they stray from it.

aside from Judith, and to an extent Negan...but Aaron is becoming my favorite character on the show.

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Old 06-18-2019, 01:56 PM   #934
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sean or anyone else, do you watch fear? it chugged along and then season 3 was really good, bordering on great. you know good story, interesting characters and just some real conflict that even existed before the zombie apocalypse. it just had an uneasy vibe for me as a viewer, but you really got the motivations for most of the characters.

enter season 4. the Morgan crossover. while it was not the worst thing, because Lenny James is a fine actor, but the tone of the series changed. it became all standard TWD formula. there was a good shock moment/death, and after that moment the show lost all momentum season 3 created. it was so much time jumping during the season that you lost any investment in the characters.

I just watched first episode of season 5 the other day. it now feels like TWD 2. any change of pace, or just a different feel style wise is gone. since I think it has a far superior cast it can somehow turn around, but the stories just seem to be rehashes of what has been seen with new names for the 'baddies'.

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Old 06-20-2019, 01:11 PM   #935
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i think i stopped after season 2. just never grabbed me at all. which is why i strongly suspect that any remaining interest in the main show is entirely comics-related

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Old 06-20-2019, 05:41 PM   #936
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I almost passed, but I heard some good buzz on season 3. you should at least watch that and then I would say its cool to stop. season 3 would have been a good end point actually. it had a tone of finality, but would have left a few ends open for the viewer to decide for themselves.

it was almost like a standalone. it had no ties to the first 2 seasons.

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