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Amph The Walking Dead and Spinoffs on AMC

Discussion in 'Community' started by EmpireForever, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Adagio in D Minor from the Sunshine soundtrack, yay.
     
  2. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm sure the CDC will just be a stop gap for the plot continuation. A stop on the road to the next safe haven. I don't think it will amount to much other than serving as an oh no stuff is bad here too we better leave kind of thing.
     
  3. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost star 6

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    Why is the season only 6 episodes long? This show is kick ass, so why so short?
     
  4. hudzu

    hudzu Force Ghost star 6

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    because amc was taking a huge risk with this show and if didn't preform well, they didn't have to stick with it long.
     
  5. Im_just_guessing

    Im_just_guessing Jedi Knight star 7

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    The thing that sucks about this CDC thing is that no longer are we looking at A group of people in a post apocalyptic zombie world, but now we will be looking at THE group of people in a post apocalyptic zombie world.
     
  6. Espaldapalabras

    Espaldapalabras Jedi Master star 5

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    What??? Grrr where is this zombie virus so I can unleash it upon them for doing this to me???? WHY????????????

    If I don't get the second season soon I'm going to start have a hankerin for some brains.
     
  7. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost star 6

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    Yeah I can see the logic in that with how gory it is, as its a big leap from AMC usually does.

    I assume that season 2 has been approved with the ratings this show has gotten? Anyone know if it ll be longer then 6 episodes?
     
  8. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    This is the next Rubicon...cancelled after a short season.
    I mean they lost me as soon as I heard the subject matter,
    my general feeling is that AMC raised the bar and struck lightning with both Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
    Now they've had two duds.

    Hopefully they come out with something of higher quality next time around.
     
  9. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    It'll be 13 episodes like a normal AMC season.
     
  10. hudzu

    hudzu Force Ghost star 6

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    wtf are you talking about, seldon? it had the largest premier of any show on amc, and was renewed for a second 13 episode season.

    http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/amc-renews-walking-dead-for-season-2/
     
  11. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    PEOPLE JUST CAN'T TAKE WHOLESOME, QUALITY ZOMBIES ON THEIR TV.
     
  12. duende

    duende Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah! It's not going to fail just because you don't like it, solipsism-man!
     
  13. Espaldapalabras

    Espaldapalabras Jedi Master star 5

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    Nah, he just wishes Two and a Half Men would replace the pile of putrid that is the Walking Dead. Maybe they could retool that show to be about two guys and the upper torso of a zombie. I think I'm a comedy genius.
     
  14. hudzu

    hudzu Force Ghost star 6

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    yeah, except [link=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098627/]they already made that[/link]
     
  15. Im_just_guessing

    Im_just_guessing Jedi Knight star 7

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    A weekend at bernie's TV show would be awesome.
     
  16. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    My mistake. Personally, I don't really care for the subject matter. In the limited amount that I had seen this show--I didn't think it matched the level of mad men or breaking bad.
     
  17. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost star 5

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    Replying to your statement in bold, I don't think you gave the show a chance. It's pretty amazing. I don't really think you can compare it to Mad Men or Breaking Bad, it's based on a comic series.
     
  18. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I don't think it's nearly as good as Mad Men or Breaking Bad, but I consider those shows to be downright amazing, so... yeah, not fair to criticize it simply because it isn't that good.
     
  19. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    On that note, the showrunner has apparently [link=http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/the-walking-dead-lets-go-of-writers-considers-no-writing-staff-for-season-2/]fired the entire writing staff.[/link]
     
  20. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    bad sign really
     
  21. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not really, writers getting let go in between seasons happens all the time. The show has a ton of buzz. If anything this will give Darabont even more control as it seems like this was a power move more than anything.
     
  22. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Well, obviously it's not because the show's doing poorly or anything. And it is unusual for the entire staff to change.
     
  23. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The thing is, the writing was not really the shows strong point...


    Well anyway hopefully they'll be able to flesh the characters out a bit more. The love triangle better not dominate, because it's pretty **** because that Sandra Bullock wannabe from Prison Break sucks.

    The red neck has potential. I like Glenn and the old man too.
     
  24. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Word is there will not be a new writing staff. Each episode will be farmed out to a freelance writer, much like how Doctor Who is done.
     
  25. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    I have to imagine that freelance writers make it difficult to plot a coherent season long storyline. I don't see the advantage over having a staff of writers.