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Fear the Walking Dead
« Opened on August 17, 2015, 10:13:00 AM »



Who's tuning in on Sunday night?  I was late to the party on the original series, but thanks to Netflix I'm now only a season behind.  I'm pretty pumped about the potential of this show.  In the original series the first season jumps ahead a few weeks while Rick is in the hospital, so it goes from somewhat normal to crazy zombieland.  This show is initially going to focus on what happened in the world while Rick was out cold.  I just hope there aren't any farms near LA. 
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #1 on August 17, 2015, 10:28:46 AM »

"When civilization ends, it ends fast."

Hopefully, the writers took all the criticism of the snail's pace soap drama of TWD to heart.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #2 on August 17, 2015, 10:29:42 AM »

"When civilization ends, it ends fast."

Hopefully, the writers took all the criticism of the snail's pace soap drama of TWD to heart.

^This^

I will definitely be tuning in for this.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #3 on August 17, 2015, 10:35:16 AM »

I'm filled with a sense of "meh"

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #4 on August 17, 2015, 10:38:17 AM »

"When civilization ends, it ends fast."

Hopefully, the writers took all the criticism of the snail's pace soap drama of TWD to heart.

You mean you didn't love the underlying sexual tension between Darrell and Carol?  Or Darrell and Beth?  Oh I get it, you hated seeing the interracial love between Maggie and Glenn, and the potential for it between Rick and Machone.  Racist.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #5 on August 17, 2015, 10:40:23 AM »

You mean you didn't love the underlying sexual tension between Darrell and Carol?  Or Darrell and Beth?  Oh I get it, you hated seeing the interracial love between Maggie and Glenn, and the potential for it between Rick and Machone.  Racist.
Racist's have feelings too ya know.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #6 on August 17, 2015, 10:43:04 AM »

You mean you didn't love the underlying sexual tension between Darrell and Carol?  Or Darrell and Beth?  Oh I get it, you hated seeing the interracial love between Maggie and Glenn, and the potential for it between Rick and Machone.  Racist.

#deadlivesmatter
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #7 on August 17, 2015, 10:43:40 AM »

#deadlivesmatter

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #8 on August 17, 2015, 12:14:42 PM »

I think this show has great potential.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #9 on August 17, 2015, 12:34:22 PM »

I think this show has great potential.

that's what we all said about Wiregrass...he's no emmy winner
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #10 on August 17, 2015, 12:47:47 PM »

that's what we all said about Wiregrass...he's no emmy winner
Still WAY cooler than Dallas...
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« Reply #11 on August 17, 2015, 01:09:52 PM »

Still WAY cooler than Dallas...
Ten times zero is still zero.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #12 on August 17, 2015, 02:23:15 PM »

Ten times zero is still zero.

Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'.  Hadta do somethin', motherfudgeer punched you in the mouth.
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« Reply #13 on August 18, 2015, 01:02:03 AM »

Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'.  Hadta do somethin', motherfudgeer punched you in the mouth.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #14 on August 24, 2015, 09:21:48 AM »

Any thoughts on the pilot?
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #15 on August 24, 2015, 09:29:57 AM »

Any thoughts on the pilot?

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #16 on August 24, 2015, 09:34:49 AM »

Any thoughts on the pilot?

Slow for about the first 89:30.  I will give it one more week.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #17 on August 24, 2015, 09:40:40 AM »

Any thoughts on the pilot?

Tried.  Didn't make it through the thing. 

The same propensity to move slower than a turtle swimming in molasses.  And zombie fatigue.  Walking Dead is enough. 

Also had a hard time connecting with any of the main characters. 

I didn't care about the stupid drug kid who is a terrible actor.  Wanted him to die.  Didn't like the racially confused and sullen daughter at all.  No connection to the woman, she just didn't move the needle.  No interest in the cliched son from the outside who thinks daddy doesn't love him enough. 

I like the guy playing the lead, but I only like him as Smiley in Training Day.


I don't think I'm going to watch this series at all.  I have enough stress getting through the same dumbass stories over and over on the regular WD.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #18 on August 24, 2015, 10:13:31 AM »

Valid opinions. I disagree with it being that bad but get that it's not for everyone. If not held up against the fandom of the original series, I think it's pretty intriguing. Then again, I suspend my DirectTV service during the time of year there is no TWD or college football to watch.

I also thought, and others agreed, that the kid kinda favored Johnny Depp. I'm surprised that couldn't win you over a bit more, K.
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« Reply #19 on August 24, 2015, 02:56:08 PM »

Valid opinions. I disagree with it being that bad but get that it's not for everyone. If not held up against the fandom of the original series, I think it's pretty intriguing. Then again, I suspend my DirectTV service during the time of year there is no TWD or college football to watch.

I also thought, and others agreed, that the kid kinda favored Johnny Depp. I'm surprised that couldn't win you over a bit more, K.

He reminded me more of that Matthew Gray Gobbler fudge from Criminal Minds.  I dislike that character immensely.  So that may have been part of it. 

But he wasn't the only one I didn't care anything about.  All of them were stereotypes.  And I just don't care about their family dynamic, the black boyfriend or any of them. 

Walking Dead grabbed me immediately with the shooting of the small child and kept my attention by basically following Rick and letting everybody see the world through his eyes before introducing a bunch of characters.  If I stepped into Dead right now and saw Darryl crying and riding bikes with gays, Carol making cookies, Rick skeeving on a "married" woman, the hat wearing fudgetard, a negress with a sullen look and a big sword and all the rest of that shoot?  I don't think I'd want to watch that either. 

Too many moving parts in Fear already and I just don't care about any of them. 
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