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Title: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on September 12, 2016, 02:00:29 PM
I am totally going to read the spoilers for who Negan killed in the finale before watching the new season.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on September 12, 2016, 02:03:04 PM
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I am totally going to read the spoilers for who Negan killed in the finale before watching the new season.

I can't wait that long! I'm going to watch it on the East Coast feed so that I can find out at the earliest time possible!

Well, to be honest... I always watch the East Coast feed, so I can find out as soon as possible! I do the same for GoT, Fear and Ash vs. Evil Dead as well.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: AzT on October 02, 2016, 11:26:14 AM
The Walking Dead Season 7 Synopsis Revealed

http://www.thewalkingdead.com/the-walking-dead-season-7-synopsis-revealed/

The closer we get to October 23rd the more information we get about The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere. To date we have two trailers, cast interviews, character portraits, and NOW a full season synopsis from AMC. Read the rundown below and tell us in the comments how YOU think the season will play out!

“Up until this point, our characters have lived through conflicts…Disease, hunger, scores of the undead, tragedy, betrayal, and unthinkable loss. Through this, they’ve become formidable. Powerful. Unstoppable.

To start Season Seven, that power is taken away. They had found safety and stability. They had created a home. They thought the world was theirs. They thought they knew the world. They were wrong.

The first half of Season Seven sees our group fractured, broken, bereaved, and picking up the pieces while living under the thumb of oppression. Negan will have successfully brought the survivors under his control, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don’t.

Other characters are unaware of what’s happened, but have become separated from the group either by incident or choice - they will learn that they can’t escape this new turn of their world, either. This half season is about these characters starting over.

The overall theme of the season is beginning again. The world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s bigger and it’s even more dangerous.”
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mel on October 02, 2016, 06:29:37 PM
I'm sick just thinking about the premiere.

#pleasebeabraham
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 03, 2016, 07:17:01 AM
Abraham is a cop out. It *should* be Darryl, but I don't think it will be.

Of course, there is that rumor that it will be *two* people.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: DRWHO42 on October 03, 2016, 07:54:29 AM
For the members who live in the LA region have a look at this!

From AMC:
AMC announced today a live, 90-minute special edition of Talking Dead, featuring 12 cast members — everyone in the final gut-wrenching scene from the Season 6 Finale — and Executive Producers Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman, on Sunday, Oct. 23. More than 2,000 Dead fans will have the opportunity to win free tickets to a screening of The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere episode at 6PM PT (live with the East Coast airing) and the taping of the 90-minute Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick, at Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The “Talking Dead at Hollywood Forever” ticket sweepstakes opens on Tue., Oct. 4 at 7AM/6c ET at www.TalkingDeadSweeps.com.

In addition to Gimple and Kirkman, Talking Dead will feature guests Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Chandler Riggs, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand and Jeffery Dean Morgan.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC October 23 at 9/8c. Click here to watch the latest trailer. To stay up-to-date on all the latest news about The Walking Dead, sign up for the weekly Dead Alert newsletter.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 03, 2016, 08:06:35 AM
Yes, I heard the announcement last night on the show! My husband and I are going to enter the contest. I don't think there's a big chance of winning, but we're going to try!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 03, 2016, 08:54:54 AM
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I'm sick just thinking about the premiere.

^This. Every time I see a promo for season 7, I get a terrible rush of anxiety  :(
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on October 03, 2016, 10:19:15 AM
I am wondering how I am going to react to the show. 

Negan was the reason that I stopped reading the comics after 20 or so issues with him.  His arrogant sanctimonious vulgar speechifying (which he did for the last 10 minutes of the show) just plain got on my nerves worse than Geoffrey or Dolores Umbridge.   

I also had a big problem with how they killed off
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in the comics just because it was issue 100. 

I'm totally going to read the spoilers ahead of time on this one.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Zero on October 03, 2016, 03:02:55 PM
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I am wondering how I am going to react to the show. 

Negan was the reason that I stopped reading the comics after 20 or so issues with him.  His arrogant sanctimonious vulgar speechifying (which he did for the last 10 minutes of the show) just plain got on my nerves worse than Geoffrey or Dolores Umbridge.   

Same here.  Curious to see how the beginning of season seven plays out.

I don't particularly follow the comics (though I do know what happens to certain characters in them so far), but I don't really like Negan's character.  To me, the whole story line with the Saviors felt very annoying and frustrating in the second half of season six.   :X
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 11, 2016, 10:37:03 AM
For those who have seen the clip released by AMC this past weekend: what did you think? I saw it at the NYCC panel, and I was *actually* crying and shaking. This premiere is going to be a rough one  :(

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on October 11, 2016, 12:12:45 PM
I wonder how it works for the actor whose character gets killed off.  Do they get paid for the full season since they can't be in anything else until the premiere as that would be a spoiler?

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Zero on October 11, 2016, 01:43:51 PM
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For those who have seen the clip released by AMC this past weekend: what did you think? I saw it at the NYCC panel, and I was *actually* crying and shaking. This premiere is going to be a rough one  :(

For anyone who hasn't seen it and would like to, I'll put it under a "spoiler" cut here:
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That conversation between Rick and Negan felt so drawn out in the clip, much like Negan's extensive monologue from the ending of season six's finale episode.  Makes me miss the old days when Hershel and the Governor were around...  *sighs*
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 11, 2016, 01:49:09 PM
So, I'm wondering who was to Rick's right, to cause a splash of blood on his face like that...
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 11, 2016, 01:52:11 PM
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So, I'm wondering who was to Rick's right, to cause a splash of blood on his face like that...

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Based on that alone, I'd say it's most likely
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But as always, there could be some details we won't know until the episode airs...
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on October 11, 2016, 02:24:49 PM
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That conversation between Rick and Negan felt so drawn out in the clip, much like Negan's extensive monologue from the ending of season six's finale episode.  Makes me miss the old days when Hershel and the Governor were around...  *sighs*
I agree. Also, it's awkward when you go from the close-up of Rick, with his shaking, to the OTS of Negan and Rick's head isn't shaking.

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I'm sick just thinking about the premiere.

#pleasebeabraham
I like Abraham! He gave us motherd**k!

My preferences:
1) Aaron: Don't know him well enough to care if he survives.
2) Rosita: Know her well enough to not care if she survives.
3) Carl: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/48/87/7f/48877fdd3f0df2fa2f142a8af19a70aa.jpg

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Based on that alone, I'd say it's most likely
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But as always, there could be some details we won't know until the episode airs...
I think you are probably right. I guess I could live with Abraham. Maggie could be a deal breaker.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 11, 2016, 03:35:51 PM
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I think you are probably right. I guess I could live with Abraham. Maggie could be a deal breaker.

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Zero on October 11, 2016, 03:40:54 PM
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I agree. Also, it's awkward when you go from the close-up of Rick, with his shaking, to the OTS of Negan and Rick's head isn't shaking.

Exactly!  To me, it just seemed very awkward.  When Negan was dragging Rick into the trailer, that looked awkward too.

In my opinion, the second half of season six leading up to the Saviors and Negan's ultimate introduction into the story line was frustrating and very slow.  It was like pulling teeth to get the plot going.  *sighs*


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Based on that alone, I'd say it's most likely
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But as always, there could be some details we won't know until the episode airs...

I'm inclined to agree that it could be either of them.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on October 11, 2016, 09:29:08 PM
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Excellent point. I didn't catch that.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 12, 2016, 09:15:21 AM
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I think that is likely the case - however, to play devil's advocate, when
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Considering all of that, I would say that
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I suppose that the only way we'll know what happens for sure is once the episode airs...but the suspense is terrible!  :-\
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mel on October 12, 2016, 09:50:00 AM
The rumor is that 2 people will die......

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 12, 2016, 09:55:00 AM
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The rumor is that 2 people will die......

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I've actually heard this exact rumor as well!
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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mel on October 12, 2016, 09:57:32 AM
Yeah, apparently they have never once been wrong.....so, I'm upset.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 12, 2016, 10:01:43 AM
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Yeah, apparently they have never once been wrong.....so, I'm upset.

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mel on October 12, 2016, 10:07:51 AM
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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 12, 2016, 10:47:41 AM
I would be okay if it is
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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on October 12, 2016, 11:09:56 AM
On Reddit, I read that he kills Abraham at the end of last season, then has the convo with Rick that we saw in the trailer, and then kills Glenn to finally break Rick. So we're going to lose motherd**k and maybe the most beloved character on the show. Meanwhile Spencer, Rosita, Aaron are as healthy as mules. Life sucks.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Zero on October 12, 2016, 01:14:49 PM
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Indeed, he really is the emotional heart of the show-- he's always trying to do what's right.  I hope it's not
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either.  A great character!  I also have been hearing (well, reading, more likely) about the
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Here's an article with a Den of Geek interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Scott M. Gimple, and Melissa McBride for just for fun as we wait:
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-walking-dead/258828/the-walking-dead-jeffrey-dean-morgan-is-batting-clean-up
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 12, 2016, 01:47:46 PM
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Indeed, he really is the emotional heart of the show-- he's always trying to do what's right.  I hope it's not
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either.  A great character!  I also have been hearing (well, reading, more likely) about the
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Here's an article with a Den of Geek interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Scott M. Gimple, and Melissa McBride for just for fun as we wait:
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-walking-dead/258828/the-walking-dead-jeffrey-dean-morgan-is-batting-clean-up

From the article:
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Oh, dear. Looks like
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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Zero on October 12, 2016, 03:22:43 PM
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Oh, dear. Looks like
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Right?!  I almost want to say it's close to being confirmed, if not already confirmed.  That article and interview was from last week.  It's fairly recent and relevant.  Seemed like a pretty big hint to me...  Ha ha.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 12, 2016, 04:28:09 PM
I have to say though... it seems so odd that they'd work hard to keep it a secret all summer, then give it away like that...
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Zero on October 12, 2016, 04:49:19 PM
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I have to say though... it seems so odd that they'd work hard to keep it a secret all summer, then give it away like that...

So they can surprise us by having no deaths in the season premiere?!  Or, three people instead?!  :X

Ha ha.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 13, 2016, 03:52:32 PM
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Or, three people instead?!  :X

Please, AMC...not this one, haha! But seriously, I'd be so sad.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on October 13, 2016, 04:11:53 PM
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Please, AMC...not this one, haha! But seriously, I'd be so sad.

Unless the third death was Dwight...? Or Father Gabriel?
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Post by: Zero on October 13, 2016, 08:26:44 PM
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Please, AMC...not this one, haha! But seriously, I'd be so sad.

I honestly wouldn't put it past the writers to do something like that: two from Rick's group and one from Negan's group just because that one guy didn't listen to his instructions.  >___<  Hopefully, it doesn't come to that.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: frgx on October 14, 2016, 01:05:23 PM
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For the members who live in the LA region have a look at this!

From AMC:
AMC announced today a live, 90-minute special edition of Talking Dead, featuring 12 cast members — everyone in the final gut-wrenching scene from the Season 6 Finale — and Executive Producers Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman, on Sunday, Oct. 23. More than 2,000 Dead fans will have the opportunity to win free tickets to a screening of The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere episode at 6PM PT (live with the East Coast airing) and the taping of the 90-minute Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick, at Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The “Talking Dead at Hollywood Forever” ticket sweepstakes opens on Tue., Oct. 4 at 7AM/6c ET at www.TalkingDeadSweeps.com.

In addition to Gimple and Kirkman, Talking Dead will feature guests Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Chandler Riggs, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand and Jeffery Dean Morgan.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC October 23 at 9/8c. Click here to watch the latest trailer. To stay up-to-date on all the latest news about The Walking Dead, sign up for the weekly Dead Alert newsletter.
Today is the last day to enter. There will be 200 additional alternate winners chosen today, so the odds will be somewhat better.  ;D

Any winners from the forum?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 14, 2016, 01:16:19 PM
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Today is the last day to enter. There will be 200 additional alternate winners chosen today, so the odds will be somewhat better.  ;D

Any winners from the forum?

Ooh, 200 additional alternate winners today? Awesome! I've entered every day, and nothing so far...
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 14, 2016, 01:18:29 PM
What? Sigh...

I've heard nothing. Nothing, I tell you!

Although I guess those extra 200 winner won't hear until Sunday or Monday, right? 2 days afterward?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 14, 2016, 01:39:10 PM
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Although I guess those extra 200 winner won't hear until Sunday or Monday, right? 2 days afterward?

I think it's supposed to be within two days! Though since Monday is the next business day from now, I'm guessing (but not sure, haha!) that anyone who enters will hear by then  :)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on October 15, 2016, 08:12:38 PM
Watched the ALCS with some friends. The game was so entertaining we discussed TWD. Specifically, which five characters would you choose to ride with.

My choices (alphabetical):
- Carol
- Daryl
- Glenn
- Maggie
- Michonne
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Post by: Mel on October 15, 2016, 09:40:24 PM
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Watched the ALCS with some friends. The game was so entertaining we discussed TWD. Specifically, which five characters would you choose to ride with.

My choices (alphabetical):
- Carol
- Daryl
- Glenn
- Maggie
- Michonne
These are my exact 5 as well!!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on October 17, 2016, 12:24:48 PM
I just realized that if it is Abraham and Glenn, then that further tortures Maggie and Sasha. In Maggie's case, she'll most likely lose her child, and in Sasha's case, she just came to grips with the loss of Tyreese and Bob. (I think we may have discussed this in last season's thread.) Also, from what I have seen so far, I don't care for the Negan, doesn't seem interesting, the writing or the performance, but I do hate Dwight and Mr. Mustache, so I do look forward to their deaths.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 18, 2016, 06:44:38 AM
This is from the No Man's Land forums: a haiku about the beginning of Season 7. I thought it was pretty good!

Overconfidence...
Rick’s plan crumbles around them
Down comes Negan’s bat
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on October 19, 2016, 12:00:06 PM
Here's another good one: a recap of all the seasons so far, as narrated by John Cleese!  :D

https://youtu.be/sU0eizwlejs (https://youtu.be/sU0eizwlejs)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 19, 2016, 12:56:09 PM
Great find, Mlgagne!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on October 19, 2016, 06:05:47 PM
Favorite Characters:
1) Shane. An absolute psychopath. But entertaining as f**k.
2) Michonne. The Wonder Woman of TWD. She’s the best melee fighter. Smart and resourceful. Awesome in every way.
3) Carol
4) Maggie. I have a crush on her.
5) Daryl
6) Merle. I think his racism was funny. I know it’s not right.
7) Eugene. “Good afternoon.”
8] Abraham. “Motherd**k.”
9) Sasha.
10) Glenn. After Maggie egged him: “Why would you waste an egg like that?”

Least Favorite Characters:
1) Andrea.
2) Deanna
3) Carl. I actually liked him at the start of season three when he carried the gun with the massive silencer. But generally annoying.

Favorite Moments:
1) Andrea’s death.
2) Michonne-Governor fight when she stabs him in the eye.
3) Final scene in the season 4 finale that ended with Rick’s “They’re messing with the wrong people.”
4) The scene in S05E03 when they kill the Terminus survivors in the church.
5) Rick ripping out Joe’s jugular vein.
6) Shane beating-up Carol’s abusive turd husband.
7) Marle: “How come we never hooked up?” Andrea: “You called me a w***e and a rugmuncher.” Merle: “Got a way with words, don’t I?”
8] Dale: “You fight with words, the power of ideas. Using a gun? That’s his way.” Andrea: “You really want to debate about saving a guy who will lead his buddies right to our door?” Dale: “That’s what a civilized society does.”
9) In the barn in S05E10 when they hold off the walkers from breaking in during the thunder storm, and then the very next shot is Maggie waking-up in the morning and staring at her is Judith.

Least Favorite Moments:
1) Season 6 finale cliffhanger. Cynical ratings ploy. If they just admitted it, it would be okay. But they keep claiming that it is vital to the storytelling and viewing experience. Bulls**t.
2) Rick-Mr. Mustache first standoff in season 6 finale. It was a really bad who has the bigger d**k scene.
3) The choices made in S06E14-16. Just bad storytelling.
4) Rick beating up Shane. They had to validate Rick’s alpha-dog status. It made no sense. It defeated the whole purpose of Shane’s character.

Favorite Episodes:
1) S05E01. Escape from Terminus.
2) S04E16. Rick’s group kill the Claimers, arrive at Terminus and are imprisoned with Glenn’s group.
3) S02E17. They debate whether to execute the prisoner.
4) S03E08. The attack on Woodbury to rescue Maggie and Glenn.
5) S05E10. The Barn. “We are the walking dead.” Meet Aaron.

Favorite Weapons:
1) Michonne’s katana.
2) Morgan’s staff.
3) Daryl’s cross-bow.
4) Rosita had a beige automatic rifle in S06E14 (when Denise is killed) that is cool.

Memorable shots:
1) S05E09. Wide shot of the car racing along the highway. It stops. Everyone gets out. Tyreese is dead. Rick turns away and Michonne stabs him in the head.
2) S03E04. At the prison, after the alarms goes off. There is a great tracking shot from in front of Rick and Daryl sprinting.
3) S05E08. The wide shot of Rick walking out of the hospital, shakes his head.
4) S01E01 or S01E02. The overhead shot of the walkers descending on the tank that Rick is in.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on October 23, 2016, 08:09:43 PM
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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on October 23, 2016, 11:46:43 PM
Season 7 Episode 1

What I Liked
Nothing. Mind you, I have no problem that they killed Abraham and Glenn. I understand the need for characters to die within the context of the show. I would have preferred other characters, but fair enough. And I hated the cliffhanger. But it's not a charity, it's a for profit business. Ratings matter. With that being said, I literally enjoyed nothing about the episode. Even the McConaughey-Lincoln commercial sucked. And those are usually funny.

What I Didn't Like
They should have started with the deaths. The impact had been diminished by the time we got to that scene. I didn't care anymore. Daryl would not have hit Negan; no one in the group would be that reckless and stupid in that situation. Rick wouldn't have threatened Negan; this is isn't Terminus. There was no need for the Carl-arm scene. (It only works in relation to God asking Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.) Everything in the RV was a waste. What did we learn? The ethereal shot at the end, of them sitting around the table, was unnecessary. It was sentimental drivel. (And a shot like that would be perfect to end the series on. It reminds me of Oz and the character of Tobias. They ended an episode with a dream sequence of what it would be like if he was granted parole. And watching it, you thought to yourself, if you ended the series on this, it would be one of the greatest endings ever. There was simply no need for it at that moment.) Overall, it was poorly conceived and executed - the writing, the direction, the cinematography, the editing. It was too drawn out and the pacing was off. The mood created from last season, when they were driving and being blocked at every turn, and then in the forest, the whistling and the headlights and being surrounded by dozens-upon-dozens of armed men, the terror and menace, all of it was completely lost. They should have kept it short and sweet and completed everything before sunrise. As a psychoanalytical examination of Negan it was puerile. His facetiousness may work in the comics, but it doesn't translate to the screen. By the end he was just comical. I was laughing at him. And the actors seemed to be break the fourth wall, their surreal resignment wasn't really a performance, rather it was the realization that they taken part in something so s**t. Episodes like this remind me why I avoid TV. I was expecting a cynical ratings ploy. But nothing this bad.

Best Line
None.

Best shot
I guess the shot of him smashing in their skulls was okay.

Random
Negan's skinny pants. The apocalypse began in 2010. I don't believe skinny pants were mainstream. And contrary to his appearance, Negan, while vain, doesn't seem to me a fashionista.

What I Am Looking Forward To
I have no f*****g clue. We are going to get a waste of an hour welcome to The Kingdom episode. Then another waste of an hour welcome to the Saviors Sanctuary. Negan's death, just to be spared Jeffrey Dean Morgan's theatrics, can't come quickly enough. Unfortunately, I think we'll be stuck with him well into season 8. I guess Shiva? Maybe Maggie messes-up Gregory? Jesus takes on a greater role? At this point I am putting my faith in The Expanse Season 2 and GoT Season 7.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: FBS on October 24, 2016, 05:06:46 AM
I've felt like the show has been coasting for over a season. This opening episode reinvigorated my interest.
Morgan appears to be the right choice for Neegan. A colossal a hole that you can't help but admire at his attitude. 
Was upset to see Abraham killed off. Don't care about Glen. Really wish it had been Darryl.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: semigeekgirl on October 24, 2016, 08:43:41 AM
I agree completely with everything [member=3906]dcuodust[/member] said. I thought last season was bad, but I came back hoping against hope they'd do something to get back to being a good show. They didn't. The deaths weren't impactful at all, because by the time they showed us who actually died, they'd pulled so many obvious delays and misdirections that I was just annoyed. And then we promptly spent most of the episode dealing with Rick's pain, as usual, instead of maybe, you know, Maggie? If I never see another closeup of Andrew Lincoln's eyes it will be too soon.

Beyond my annoyance with the terrible writing, though, I've also realized that TWD just doesn't want to tell any stories I want to see anymore. When I started watching, it was creepy and tense (can't remember the last time this show sincerely creeped me out), and fascinating to see how different people dealt with the world as they knew it ending - whether they banded together or fell apart, and how that played out. There were some truly horrible people, and also some moments that argued for the triumph of the human spirit. There's none of that, anymore. There's just a nihilistic hellscape that characters I loved are going to walk through until they die (probably horribly and messily. The gore in this episode was so over the top it became ridiculous. I almost laughed). No thanks. This was the last episode of TWD for me. I wish I'd stopped sooner so I could remember it with fondness.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mel on October 24, 2016, 08:55:52 AM
I'm feeling like semigeekgirl. At this point they are treating us all like idiots around to be messed with and emotionally toyed with, but with no purpose and story, other than to try and mess with us. Maybe that works with some people and they enjoy it, but I don't. There's not even a story here anymore. This show peaked with Terminus. Then immediately fell into the s**tter. All last season was truly awful and it looks like it's getting worse. Scott Gimple is a hack who has ruined the show.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mario Wario on October 24, 2016, 08:59:13 AM
The season 7 premiere was meh. I didn't find those killings to be important to the story, it didn't feel needed. (It felt it was only done to catch up to the comic book, not for story purposes.) That said, those moments were "WTF" so I will give it that, but it was predictable and overkill. Alright, we get it, Negan is bad but there are many ways to present this better. Btw, it took roughly 20mins to get the those "WTF" moments...what? We all had enough on how season 6 ended, yet again we had to wait a little bit longer? Enough with the teases!

Also don't like Rick being weak again after he found his way a few seasons ago. Ugh. (I'm sorry but the group knows how brutal this world can be, yet acts as if they didn't after Negan killed their two friends?) So right now, comic book>the show.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 24, 2016, 09:31:20 AM
I'll be the odd person out and say that it was a decent episode. I certainly think they could have done this better, but I still enjoy the show and felt it had some good moments. I'm eager to keep watching.

I don't think they should have had this summer-long cliffhanger. Yes, that used to be a big thing, but now there are spoilers all over the internet, not to mention fans who stake out the filming sites and take pictures and... well, let's just say that the spoilers I heard before the show were exactly right. I heard about which two characters would be killed, I heard about Rick and Carl's hand (and the outcome) and Darryl being taken prisoner. Now to be fair, I wanted those spoilers and 'sought them out', but it meant that the episode lacked impact. If they had done this at the end of the last season (even if they had only killed one character at the end of last season) then it would have felt more like closure and then perhaps this first episode would have started off with more of an impact, as people wouldn't have been 'digging' in the same way all summer.

I didn't *enjoy* watching Negan beat Rick down, but I can see why it was necessary. And in a way, it revealed a lot of Negan's character. In his own twisted way, he respects Rick, taking him off to humiliate him instead of doing it in front of everyone, trying to teach him what's what. but when Rick defies him in front of his men, Negan can't have that. He had to keep pushing, because to maintain his leadership position, he needed to break Rick and have everyone know it. The Rick we know from the past 6 seasons is tough and can't be broken, so IMHO it was legitimate that they spent the entire episode tearing him down. What I expect to see the rest of the season is Rick building himself back up. Yes, everyone is emotionally devastated by what happened, and I think we'll see more aftermath of that throughout the rest of the season. I *know* that Negan will eventually get what's coming to him (and yes, I've read the comics, but I would *know* that even so - it's an obvious place for the plot to go) but I'm eager to see how that develops, given the low the group is at now. If the group is always on top of things, that's boring. If they suffer and then overcome obstacles, that's interesting and ultimately much more fulfilling.

The Termites were not effective villains, because in the end, they weren't really scary. They didn't bring the group down. Negan has completely decimated them emotionally. This is what makes him the iconic villain of the comic series, rather than The Governor. We need to see what Negan's willing to do, and how he operates, in order to understand him and appreciate the threat (as viewers).

So many people have criticized TWD as being a show where main characters are now safe. Last night's episode proved that wasn't the case. They didn't kill off someone unnecessary, like Rosita, they killed off a strong 'second string' character, and one of the iconic characters who has been around since episode 1. I'm now willing to believe that they might kill off Darryl or Carl or Michonne... or yes, possibly even Rick, if it would bring the story to an interesting place.

So while I think they could have done this better, I am still interested in the show and excited to keep watching. 

As an aside, What is with Chris Hardwick and rain? Okay, mention it once, but you don't have to keep going on and on about it. LA people are apparently total wimps when it comes to rain. *rolls eyes*
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: DRWHO42 on October 24, 2016, 09:49:07 AM
The writers, directors, and actors got the right reaction from me. It certainly left a mark with me.

I was actually happy they delayed showing who got the receiving end of Lucille "The Vampire Bat". If they started off sequentially it think it would have been anti-climatic after waiting all these months. Yes - they played with our emotions but it was not boilerplate.

It was messed up emotionally with Rick facing the fact that he was beaten. Sometimes heroes need a reality check and this was a brutal one. Neegan was played beautifully- a brute and needed to ensure compliance. He was an a hole but needed to "break" his new group big boss man style.

I would not expect everyone to agree on execution but can say we are all in a sort of way invested in the show, characters, and the actors. I classify this series as a drama first rather than a zombie show. Last night proved it for me. I almost never get emotional with a series but I felt my heart racing as the hour unfolded.

I anticipate Maggie will get her due I think in the coming weeks as they focus on her loss. I think she lost the most overall looking back over the course of the series with her whole family being killed in one way or another. Lauren Cohan gets my respect.
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Post by: mlgagne on October 24, 2016, 09:54:16 AM
I agree with you both, [member=314]Transmute Jun[/member] and [member=1060]DRWHO42[/member]!

While I do think that there were some negative effects of the cliffhanger (i.e. spoilers leaking out over the summer, the knowledge that Michael Cudlitz has consistently been at conventions since May, etc.), I can also see how the producers were coming at it from a storytelling viewpoint. I actually thought it was an interesting move to see things play out through Rick's eyes and get into his psychology in the immediate aftermath - and then, how Negan breaks him down. I think that in this way, we learned a lot about Negan as a person and received more of a firsthand experience of the threat of the Saviors as a whole.

I also feel that both deaths, while brutal and horrifying, and the scene with Carl's arm, are the catalysts to set up the show going forward. How will the group cope with the loss of not one, but two important people in their lives? I'm definitely sad and upset by the whole episode, but I'm very intrigued to see what will happen going forward and will definitely be tuning in next week.

Also, I have to give a shout out to the cast on their amazing performances - especially Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Just WOW.

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^Even with the heaviness of that episode, this comment made me LOL. Ahh, Abraham's colorful catchphrases will be missed!
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Post by: Transmute Jun on October 24, 2016, 10:29:07 AM
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^Even with the heaviness of that episode, this comment made me LOL. Ahh, Abraham's colorful catchphrases will be missed!

Most definitely! He was colorful in more ways than one.
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Post by: DRWHO42 on October 24, 2016, 10:36:52 AM
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I'll be the odd person out and say that it was a decent episode. I certainly think they could have done this better, but I still enjoy the show and felt it had some good moments. I'm eager to keep watching.

I don't think they should have had this summer-long cliffhanger. Yes, that used to be a big thing, but now there are spoilers all over the internet, not to mention fans who stake out the filming sites and take pictures and... well, let's just say that the spoilers I heard before the show were exactly right. I heard about which two characters would be killed, I heard about Rick and Carl's hand (and the outcome) and Darryl being taken prisoner. Now to be fair, I wanted those spoilers and 'sought them out', but it meant that the episode lacked impact. If they had done this at the end of the last season (even if they had only killed one character at the end of last season) then it would have felt more like closure and then perhaps this first episode would have started off with more of an impact, as people wouldn't have been 'digging' in the same way all summer.

I didn't *enjoy* watching Negan beat Rick down, but I can see why it was necessary. And in a way, it revealed a lot of Negan's character. In his own twisted way, he respects Rick, taking him off to humiliate him instead of doing it in front of everyone, trying to teach him what's what. but when Rick defies him in front of his men, Negan can't have that. He had to keep pushing, because to maintain his leadership position, he needed to break Rick and have everyone know it. The Rick we know from the past 6 seasons is tough and can't be broken, so IMHO it was legitimate that they spent the entire episode tearing him down. What I expect to see the rest of the season is Rick building himself back up. Yes, everyone is emotionally devastated by what happened, and I think we'll see more aftermath of that throughout the rest of the season. I *know* that Negan will eventually get what's coming to him (and yes, I've read the comics, but I would *know* that even so - it's an obvious place for the plot to go) but I'm eager to see how that develops, given the low the group is at now. If the group is always on top of things, that's boring. If they suffer and then overcome obstacles, that's interesting and ultimately much more fulfilling.

The Termites were not effective villains, because in the end, they weren't really scary. They didn't bring the group down. Negan has completely decimated them emotionally. This is what makes him the iconic villain of the comic series, rather than The Governor. We need to see what Negan's willing to do, and how he operates, in order to understand him and appreciate the threat (as viewers).

So many people have criticized TWD as being a show where main characters are now safe. Last night's episode proved that wasn't the case. They didn't kill off someone unnecessary, like Rosita, they killed off a strong 'second string' character, and one of the iconic characters who has been around since episode 1. I'm now willing to believe that they might kill off Darryl or Carl or Michonne... or yes, possibly even Rick, if it would bring the story to an interesting place.

So while I think they could have done this better, I am still interested in the show and excited to keep watching. 

As an aside, What is with Chris Hardwick and rain? Okay, mention it once, but you don't have to keep going on and on about it. LA people are apparently total wimps when it comes to rain. *rolls eyes*
You have some great points.

Also - I have to admit I avoided all spoilers and news articles related to the series all summer so I was not disappointed.

To your point about "talking dead" I felt bad for the people sitting out there in the rain for the whole duration. They get the award for dedication. AMC should have planned better for the bad weather (oh wait we are ultra planners here... lol).
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Post by: Chris on October 24, 2016, 11:40:24 AM
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but with no purpose and story, other than

...because it was issue 100.

Sorry to take a portion of your post out of context, but it echoed my exact feelings about the books.  I hope you don't mind.  :)

I hated the fact that they killed off Glenn in the books just because it was issue 100 and felt that it did nothing to further the story--it was just issue 100 and not 42 or 359. 

I read the spoilers last night about how brutal it was and based on this and Negan and in general, I might not watch the show anymore.

The last 10 minutes of last season were very much like the books to me in page after page after page of Negan speechifying about how he was in charge which prompted me to stop reading the books.  I am assuming it will be hour after hour after hour of this in the show.

Not insulting folks who do like Negan's character, but I just don't get it.  This is the same part of me that can't watch whenever Umbridge is on screen in Harry Potter.  :)
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Post by: Mel on October 24, 2016, 11:52:00 AM
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...because it was issue 100.

Sorry to take a portion of your post out of context, but it echoed my exact feelings about the books.  I hope you don't mind.  :)

I hated the fact that they killed off Glenn in the books just because it was issue 100 and felt that it did nothing to further the story--it was just issue 100 and not 42 or 359. 

I read the spoilers last night and how brutal it was and based on this and Negan and in general, I might not watch the show anymore.

The last 10 minutes of last season were very much like the books to me in page after page after page of Negan speechifying about how he was in charge which prompted me to stop reading the books.  I am assuming it will be hour after hour after hour of this in the show.

Not insulting folks who do like Negan's character, but I just don't get it.  This is the same part of me that can't watch whenever Umbridge is on screen in Harry Potter.  :)

Not at all, I don't mind. I feel the same way. Negan is the most boring, uninteresting character in pretty much anything fictional I've come to encounter. I can't stand him in the sense that I know exactly who he is and there is nothing complex here. I found the Gov super interesting and complex and kept you wondering who he was.....and coming up, The Whisperers are going to be fascinating. Negan? No. That's a frat boy turned loose in the apocalypse to haze everyone until he breaks them and makes them subservient. *yawn* And at the expense of Glenn, the heart and hope of the show. We didn't need to lose Glenn to expand on the concept of Negan being every controlling narcissistic a**h*** you have ever known that is free of laws and social expectations.
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Post by: brand4d2 on October 24, 2016, 12:33:37 PM
Count me in the Anti Negan club as well as the "will watch on just a casual basis from now on" club.   

For those that watch FTWD, Negan is like the frat bros Derek and Brandon but dialed up to 11 on two or three amps.   Having him deliver most of the dialogue in the premiere may work for some but for me just reinforced what a hollow caricature he really is.   How many times did we have to hear "which one of you is it going to be?", "You will speak when spoken to!", "I need you to do this".   The guy is like the worst type of competitor in sports that when enjoying a large margin of victory will continue to run up the score.   

Unfortunately, the show does seem to be heading on that nihilistic landscape as semigeekgirl so well put it and that's a shame.   
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Post by: Chris on October 24, 2016, 12:50:45 PM
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"which one of you is it going to be?", "You will speak when spoken to!", "I need you to do this"

Agree. 

I put Negan under the heading of lazy/shallow characterization.  The example I always think of is the bad guy in Gone in 60 Seconds who has to: 
(1.) Shoot an underling for no reason and
(2.) Builds coffins in his leisure evil time to show how evil he is.

This may seem like a silly example, but that is why Hans Gruber is a great villain.  He's funny, smart, likeable, etc.  :)   I think that in-a-weird-way likeable villains are the best, like Vader or Tywin Lannister.

Hated the fact that Negan was on the SDCC badge which I am going to keep forever...  :)

All the buzz for a long time now is how Negan was finally coming and I have not been looking forward to it because I might drop the show because of him.
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Post by: Louie_rob_m on October 25, 2016, 09:22:28 AM
TWD is the kind of show i sit back, turn off my brain, and enjoy my mini-vacation from reality. So I don't have  many well articulated opinions but some random thoughts that popped in head:

-amazing the show is still quality in terms of production and tension building in season 7. I bet this little comic book show will go 10-12 seasons

-interesting how much more gruesome and vile things are in live action vs on the page (whether book or even comic book)

-the hate for negan is a benefit. Whether he's hated for what the character has done, or being too much, or poorly written, etc. Sure some ppl will stop watching but the majority will stick around for the satisfaction of seeing him get his reckoning

-this episode was alright,  no big revelations except the 2 deaths surprise. I was so blown away by the last season's opener, i dont know if they will ever top that
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Post by: dcuodust on October 25, 2016, 11:10:14 AM
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TWD is the kind of show i sit back, turn off my brain, and enjoy my mini-vacation from reality.
I agree with this wholeheartedly. TWD is not Games of Thrones or The Wire or The Sopranos. It doesn't have the writing, performances, direction, cinematography, sound design, editing. It's not even BsG or Star Trek. And I think that is the problem: we are getting bored. There are no grand themes or revelations about the human condition or incredible storytelling or quality filmmaking to keep us invested. And this attempt to explain Negan as a complex figure, and his behavior within the context of the strongman personality is fallacious. Negan is a caricature. There is significant analysis concerning the authoritarian/fascist personality - Arendt, Popper, Adorno, Zizek, etc. It's clear from the comics that Kirkman has not bothered with any of it, and from the show that the writers and directors have not either. I'll still watch since I only watch three shows and this is the only one currently airing, but it's not as much fun as it used to be.

(The IGN message board is hilarious. The IGN reviewer gave the episode a 6/10. It wasn't an interesting or particularly scathing review, but the fanboys went nuts. One of them complained that the problem with those of us who didn't like the episode is that we prefer entertainment, and that TWD is art. I don't care for the high-culture/low-culture distinction. But if I did, TWD is as low-culture as it gets. That's precisely why it was so amazing lol.)
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Post by: FBS on October 25, 2016, 11:39:33 PM


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I agree with this wholeheartedly. TWD is not Games of Thrones or The Wire or The Sopranos. It doesn't have the writing, performances, direction, cinematography, sound design, editing. )

Let's be honest, no TV show will ever get close to the brilliance that is The Wire and The Sopranos.
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Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on October 26, 2016, 04:34:49 PM
Remember when Rick quietly threatened Negan?  I predict Rick will keep his promise and eventually kill Negan at some point.
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Post by: DRWHO42 on October 26, 2016, 05:40:16 PM
Check out mlgagne's recap on the blog.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on October 26, 2016, 09:19:31 PM
So I looked at the still of Glenn online...  Yeah, I think I'm done with Walking Dead.   I really don't want to see that.

By the way, just saw the leaked article for an alternate ending where Negan kills Maggie.
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Post by: Chris on October 26, 2016, 10:04:38 PM
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I agree with this wholeheartedly. TWD is not Games of Thrones or The Wire or The Sopranos. It doesn't have the writing, performances, direction, cinematography, sound design, editing. It's not even BsG or Star Trek. And I think that is the problem: we are getting bored. There are no grand themes or revelations about the human condition or incredible storytelling or quality filmmaking to keep us invested. And this attempt to explain Negan as a complex figure, and his behavior within the context of the strongman personality is fallacious. Negan is a caricature. There is significant analysis concerning the authoritarian/fascist personality - Arendt, Popper, Adorno, Zizek, etc. It's clear from the comics that Kirkman has not bothered with any of it, and from the show that the writers and directors have not either. I'll still watch since I only watch three shows and this is the only one currently airing, but it's not as much fun as it used to be.

(The IGN message board is hilarious. The IGN reviewer gave the episode a 6/10. It wasn't an interesting or particularly scathing review, but the fanboys went nuts. One of them complained that the problem with those of us who didn't like the episode is that we prefer entertainment, and that TWD is art. I don't care for the high-culture/low-culture distinction. But if I did, TWD is as low-culture as it gets. That's precisely why it was so amazing lol.)

Agree on Negan.  He feels like the Governor 2.0 to me.
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Post by: Louie_rob_m on October 26, 2016, 10:06:42 PM
TWD is like a repetitive video game. Same challenge/mission with increasing level of difficulty

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Post by: Transmute Jun on October 27, 2016, 05:52:20 AM
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So I looked at the still of Glenn online...  Yeah, I think I'm done with Walking Dead.   I really don't want to see that.

FWIW, the makeup job on Glenn was meant to emulate what happened in the comics.
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Post by: mark on October 28, 2016, 09:51:56 AM
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TWD is like a repetitive video game. Same challenge/mission with increasing level of difficulty

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There is that feel, going from boss to tougher boss.

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Let's be honest, no TV show will ever get close to the brilliance that is The Wire and The Sopranos.


At the risk of being both overly argumentative and optimistic I think we will see one in the next few years. Not TWD of course, and probably not anything on right now, although I think Westworld has the potential to be one of the best sci-fi shows ever.

There is a general feeling I get of the gloves coming off, take a show like Hannibal which I can't imagine being on a major network not that long ago. Or Ash vs Evil Dead where the gloves come off, are soaked in lighter fluid, lit and thrown into a pile of high-power fireworks.

There is also the continuing shift to subscription services and the resulting competition, so advertiser influence and weekly ratings will have less importance. Plus the increasing trend where creators can make an entire season before an episode airs. Netflix of course but also shows like Vice Principals. Again, these aren't going to make the all time lists but I have to think that the ability to get your whole story down and stay true to a vision will pay off someday. At least I hope so.

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Post by: dcuodust on October 28, 2016, 12:29:39 PM
Steven Yeun Already Has A New Post “Walking Dead” Job

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T5bVCs3Nsg
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Post by: Transmute Jun on October 28, 2016, 03:29:14 PM
LOL! My favorite is the bit with the hair...
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Post by: Transmute Jun on October 28, 2016, 05:55:51 PM
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LOL, I'm insensitive. I got that the day before the ep aired, and had my daughter wear that shirt to school the next day...  >:D
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Post by: Chris on October 28, 2016, 05:57:28 PM
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Too soon.  :)
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Post by: dcuodust on November 01, 2016, 12:50:46 PM
Season 7 Episode 2

What I Liked
Morgan during the scenes when he introduces Carol to Ezekial. I thought it was a light and fun performance. The different Ezekial quotes written on the walls throughout the Kingdom. Richard from Kingdom. Especially when he ruins the Savior.

What I Didn't Like
The episode was boring for the most part. Still don't care for Carol's current arc that began at the end of last season. Ezekial doesn't work on screen. (Tbh it doesn't work in the comics either, but on screen it's ridiculous.) They could still call it the Kingdom and have him be king, but play it straight-up, and it would have worked better than the act. People aren't that stupid and naive and reckless to place hope in such a comical figure.

Best Line
Jerry when Carol meets King Ezekial: "Well said."

Best shot
Nothing memorable.

Random
Nothing.

What I Am Looking Forward To
When the long haired Savior is killed. That's gonna be great. From the episode previews, it seems like we are sticking pretty close to the comic. I think that Negan, unlike the Governor, will be here for the long haul. There was a scene last season when Morgan tells Rick he built the cell so that next time he has options. So we'll probably see Negan occupying that cell at some point in the second half this season. I guess I also wouldn't mind seeing someone get their face melted by Negan.
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Post by: Louie_rob_m on November 02, 2016, 09:23:01 AM
Carol's reaction to Ezekiel was definitely the highlight of the episode. The levity was great after last week.

I expect several more episodes of deplorable and entitled behavior from the Negan clan so you really really like Joffrey level hate them before the tables start to turn.
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Post by: Angology on November 02, 2016, 02:44:29 PM
I mostly gave up on TWD, but recorded this week's episode along with Talking Dead just to see Khary Payton. He is one of my favorite voice actors, so it was a treat to see him in a real life (I use the term loosely) role.
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Post by: Zero on November 02, 2016, 07:41:03 PM
I disliked the season premiere for similar reasons that others have stated previously in this thread.  For me, it was completely far too drawn out with all of the Negan scenes, and it was so boring that it was cringe-worthy to watch.  It felt like torture just to get through the full episode.  Not one of their stronger season premieres, in my opinion, but I did like that one picnic table dream sequence with everyone sharing a meal.  It seemed to be sort of a poignant but bittersweet "Cheers!" to the departed (and deceased) characters.

As for the latest episode, I thought it was quite amusing, so much so that I actually liked it.  I loved the interactions between Carol and Ezekiel, when he was "pretending" to be that over-the-top character of the king and as his "normal" self as a former zookeeper.  I'm fairly interested in how things will play out with the Kingdom.  I honestly couldn't care less about the Saviors, but that's a major plot point that won't be going away any time soon... *sighs*
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mel on November 02, 2016, 11:12:08 PM
I didn't even record it this Sunday and I didn't watch it.......guess they really did break my heart. Don't when I will be curious enough to watch again. Wasn't sure if I'd really quit when it came down to it, but I feel pretty sure now that I have no desire over a week beyond my initial pitching a fit.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: rushfanyyz on November 03, 2016, 06:32:36 AM
I really liked Ezekiel in this past episode. They did a great job of showing him as a king and then also as a regular guy. They set up their community very well and I started caring about it pretty quickly. I liked Ezekiel in the comics and I like the actor that is playing him (mostly because of Teen Titans  ;) ) If they were to just completely switch gears and make this the Kingdom show I'd be all about it. I'm dreading the return to Rick's group plus the Saviors, I'm so over it. 

That said, I'm still enjoying the comics themselves so it's not like I've checked out of The Walking Dead as a whole. The show has just....ugh.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 03, 2016, 04:21:59 PM
I am another person who really enjoyed this week's episode. For those who were disappointed in the first episode of the season, I urge you to watch this one. There was much needed hope and levity in this episode, which, for me, balanced out some of what happened in the first episode. I like Ezekiel in the comics, but I LOVE Ezekiel in the show, and I am so happy that he is developing... something... with Carol. The way he puts on his King act is hysterical, but Carol's reaction was even more so.

I am really looking forward to seeing what the rest of the Alexandrites make of King Ezekiel. ;D
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on November 04, 2016, 12:45:44 PM
I really liked this past week's episode, too! So far, I think Ezekiel is a great character because he's very well fleshed out - i.e. the facade that he puts on for his people vs. the reality of the person he shows to Carol. He definitely brought some hope back to the show after the heaviness of the season premiere, and I'm intrigued to see what his relationships with Carol, Morgan, and (eventually) other members from Alexandria look like going forward. And, as a side note, Carol's reaction to everything absolutely cracked me up  :D

Unfortunately, I feel like the preview for this week's upcoming episode looks like we're going to be swinging back onto the heavy side of things. Plus, I have a serious weak spot wherever Daryl is concerned  :-\

And you'd think with all of the Game of Thrones that I watch, I would have learned by now to NOT get overly attached to characters...
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 06, 2016, 08:15:04 PM
OMG, that song! I'm loving that song!

I have this overwhelming urge to do the Carlton Dance whenever I hear it...
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on November 08, 2016, 02:46:21 PM
Now that my recap is up on the blog, I'll weigh in on this one a bit more here  ;)

I actually really liked this week's episode! Okay, let me rephrase that. I hated watching Daryl get tortured. But I thought that the episode itself was very well done. They definitely did a great job at bringing a lot of merit to what could have come across as another "filler" episode. The psychology of it was fascinating, and someone should definitely be getting a raise for the choice of music in this. Seriously, when you can't get "Easy Street" out of your head 2 full days later, you know that the episode was effective!

One thing that I find interesting is that I kind of felt like the song was being played sporadically on repeat to drive Daryl insane, whereas it seems that many other fans feel like Dwight was using Pavlovian conditioning on him - i.e. the song is only played when Daryl is fed and, if he's not fed, he'll go crazy (which makes sense, considering the idea that Pavlov used this on dogs combined with the fact that they were feeding Daryl dog food). I think that it can easily be taken either way (or, a combination of both ways), but I was curious as to what everyone else on here thought about that!

Also, as a side note: does anyone else find that if Negan is in a scene that is supposed to be completely serious, you can't help but laugh at some of the ridiculous stuff that comes out of his mouth? I find myself randomly laughing at his dialogue at least once a scene, and then I feel guilty about it!

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OMG, that song! I'm loving that song!

I have this overwhelming urge to do the Carlton Dance whenever I hear it...

Haha, OMG! I would like to thank you for posting this because now, whenever I get that song stuck in my head (which is averaging on at least once an hour), I start to think about the Carlton Dance and actually get less annoyed by the prospect of the song! Carlton Dance FTW.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on November 08, 2016, 02:54:53 PM
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I hated watching Daryl get tortured.

Still not sure if I want to watch this season....   :)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 08, 2016, 02:55:47 PM
Don't forget that a big cheesy grin is mandatory for the Carlton Dance. ;D
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on November 10, 2016, 03:32:34 PM
Four days later, and this song is STILL. STUCK. IN. MY. HEAD ???
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on November 10, 2016, 03:43:16 PM
Due to the election I am late with my episode summary that I know everyone is absolutely dying to read :)

Season 7 Episode 3

What I Liked

Not much. It was another boring episode. Daryl not flinching was cool.

What I Didn't Like

Negan's tedious monologues. Sherry sneaking-up on Daryl during his fake escape. Everyone referring to themselves as Negan - I lol'd at that.

Best Line

"Daryl."

Best Shot

I guess the master in the stairwell when Sherry and Dwight are smoking.

Random

Negan's phallic obsession is annoying.

What I Am Looking Forward To

In December I think I am going to visit my sister in Hartford and cousin in NYC.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 10, 2016, 03:51:01 PM
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Four days later, and this song is STILL. STUCK. IN. MY. HEAD ???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXmyR0AhzCo

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on November 11, 2016, 12:49:42 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXmyR0AhzCo

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi129.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp206%2Ftransmutejun%2Fgiphy.gif&hash=fce0af3b68fdda27906ffac48281de815a1ee35b)

^THAT made me giggle!  ;D

Fun fact: I also received coupons in the mail from Target today that had some sort of catchphrase about hopping on the "gravy train" written on the front. This was literally my exact reaction:

(https://i.imgflip.com/mzq6m.jpg?a410664)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on November 13, 2016, 12:57:50 AM
"Saturday Night Live" did a parody of the infamous "Walking Dead" cliffhanger featuring Dave Chappelle playing Negan and the other victims of their demise while mixing in Donald Trump's election.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG0wQRsXLi4
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: brand4d2 on November 14, 2016, 11:24:13 AM
I was doing something else at the time and only casually watching/listening but wow have those Negan monologues descended into new lows of unbearableness.   And then they keep on going to that well as he proceeds from character to character reminding them who's in charge and blahblahblah.  Of course the showrunners just have to troll us with those close up shots of Lucille in Rick's hands. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 14, 2016, 11:29:13 AM
I believe that was the point of this episode. Rick is terrified of losing someone else, but everyone else (including Father Gabriel!) thinks they should point back. IMHO it's inevitable that Rick will come around to this way of thinking.After all, this is the man who ripped out someone's throat with his own teeth.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Louie_rob_m on November 16, 2016, 06:07:10 AM
I thought last episode was good but starting to feel the slow pacing. I think 16 episodes is too many. Wish they would drop it to 12 to make the storytelling go faster.  I also feel this way about most of the superhero shows (AOS, arrow, etc)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: TardisMom on November 16, 2016, 07:20:47 AM
I watched this week's episode last night.  My stomach has hurt for the past week anyway, and now two Tuesdays in a row of super depressing tv (for me, at least) is probably enough.  Maybe a Carol episode next week??
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 16, 2016, 08:21:02 AM
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Maybe a Carol episode next week??

The nexties show it will be Maggie at the Hilltop.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: TardisMom on November 16, 2016, 11:05:08 AM
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The nexties show it will be Maggie at the Hilltop.

That sounds good.  We need to catch up with Maggie!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on November 16, 2016, 03:28:16 PM
Season 7 Episode 4

What I Liked

Nothing. This may have been worse than the premiere.

What I Didn't Like

I am not going to focus on all the plot holes. TWD has always had them. So nothing new. Negan, on the other hand, is quickly making a claim as the worst conceived/written/performed character in film and television history. Sometimes, something is so bad that it is enjoyable, or at the very least, funny. Negan is just bad. In Bing, if you type "dictionary bad" you get the following result:

ADJECTIVE

1. of poor quality; inferior or defective

2. not such as to be hoped for or desired; unpleasant or unwelcome

3. (of food) decayed; putrid

4. (of parts of the body) injured, diseased, or causing pain

All of the above apply to Negan: poor and inferior; not what was hoped for or desired; putrid; and causes pain.

Best Line

Whatever the final line was because it meant the episode was over.

Best Shot

Whatever the final shot was because it meant the episode was over.

Random

For 18-49 demographic, the most desired demographic, this episode's rating was the lowest since season 4.

What I Am Looking Forward To

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gj8tRaFIfs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHFMK9l5cCg
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: DRWHO42 on November 16, 2016, 06:15:40 PM
Did anyone catch the Morse Code clues?

https://mic.com/articles/159637/the-walking-dead-season-7-theory-did-daryl-send-rick-a-message-through-morse-code#.gfberjQkY
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on November 16, 2016, 06:27:21 PM
Jeepers!  I'm definitely thinking I am not going to watch now.  :)

I guess I can say this now, but i loved the first season and the rest are hit or miss for me.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 16, 2016, 07:18:14 PM
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Did anyone catch the Morse Code clues?

https://mic.com/articles/159637/the-walking-dead-season-7-theory-did-daryl-send-rick-a-message-through-morse-code#.gfberjQkY

It seems a bit of a stretch to me. While Daryl may or may not, know Morse code, when was he tapping it out?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Zero on November 16, 2016, 08:44:49 PM
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Season 7 Episode 4

What I Liked

Nothing. This may have been worse than the premiere.

What I Didn't Like

I am not going to focus on all the plot holes. TWD has always had them. So nothing new. Negan, on the other hand, is quickly making a claim as the worst conceived/written/performed character in film and television history. Sometimes, something is so bad that it is enjoyable, or at the very least, funny. Negan is just bad. In Bing, if you type "dictionary bad" you get the following result:

ADJECTIVE

1. of poor quality; inferior or defective

2. not such as to be hoped for or desired; unpleasant or unwelcome

3. (of food) decayed; putrid

4. (of parts of the body) injured, diseased, or causing pain

All of the above apply to Negan: poor and inferior; not what was hoped for or desired; putrid; and causes pain.

Best Line

Whatever the final line was because it meant the episode was over.

Best Shot

Whatever the final shot was because it meant the episode was over.

Random

For 18-49 demographic, the most desired demographic, this episode's rating was the lowest since season 4.

What I Am Looking Forward To

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gj8tRaFIfs
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHFMK9l5cCg

Just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoy your personal episode reviews, [member=3906]dcuodust[/member]!  This one actually made me laugh.  Bwuhahahahaha.

I didn't like this particular episode either.  I almost couldn't get through the full episode in one sitting because it didn't really go anywhere or accomplish anything interesting.  The pacing was excruciatingly and painfully slow, and those definitions of "bad" describing Negan's character development seem... rather fitting. 

I have to admit that I cringe when Negan interacts with the other characters, particularly anyone from Rick's main group.  It seems so awkward (and not because he brutally murdered two of their good friends right in front of them).  Back when the Governor was still around, at least you can feel his despicable nature and how it affects the main cast's fears, strengths, and weaknesses.  With Negan, it's basically "I'm in charge, and don't fight back or someone you care about dies."  It's vulgar and one-sided, and Rick, too afraid to lose anyone else or fight back, becomes and continues to be subservient.  It's not particularly interesting in seeing those interactions.

On a side note, Negan almost reminds me of that guest or family member that visits for a few days, then takes the liberty of extending his or her stay for too long, and ultimately doesn't get the hints you've been throwing around to get that person to leave.  Ha ha. 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on November 16, 2016, 08:50:08 PM
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Just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoy your personal episode reviews, [member=3906]dcuodust[/member]!  This one actually made me laugh.  Bwuhahahahaha.

I didn't like this particular episode either.  I almost couldn't get through the full episode in one sitting because it didn't really go anywhere or accomplish anything interesting.  The pacing was excruciatingly and painfully slow, and those definitions of "bad" describing Negan's character development seem... rather fitting. 

I have to admit that I cringe when Negan interacts with the other characters, particularly anyone from Rick's main group.  It seems so awkward (and not because he brutally murdered two of their good friends right in front of them).  Back when the Governor was still around, at least you can feel his despicable nature and how it affects the main cast's fears, strengths, and weaknesses.  With Negan, it's basically "I'm in charge, and don't fight back or someone you care about dies."  It's vulgar and one-sided, and Rick, too afraid to lose anyone else or fight back, becomes and continues to be subservient.  It's not particularly interesting in seeing those interactions.

^^^^^. This is exactly why I stopped reading the comics.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Zero on November 16, 2016, 09:03:25 PM
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^^^^^. This is exactly why I stopped reading the comics.

So, I hit it on the nose?  Ha ha.  I don't particularly follow the comics, but maybe I should read up on them... Hmmmm.
 
I hope the season gets better.  >__<  It takes a great deal of patience to watch The Walking Dead lately.  *sighs*
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: semigeekgirl on November 16, 2016, 09:52:58 PM
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I guess I can say this now, but i loved the first season and the rest are hit or miss for me.

Agree with this 100%. The first season blew me away, and as far as I'm concerned it's never come close to being that good again. There's been stuff I liked - Maggie and Glenn's relationship, Carol becoming a badass - but each season has been more and more frustrating, and I'm glad I'm not watching it anymore.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on November 16, 2016, 10:01:30 PM
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Agree with this 100%. The first season blew me away, and as far as I'm concerned it's never come close to being that good again. There's been stuff I liked - Maggie and Glenn's relationship, Carol becoming a badass - but each season has been more and more frustrating, and I'm glad I'm not watching it anymore.

I've been thinking this for years, but have been terrified to say so in nerd circles for fear of being skinned alive...  And then having my Nerd Card revoked and taken away from me.  :)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: DRWHO42 on November 17, 2016, 06:51:32 AM
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It seems a bit of a stretch to me. While Daryl may or may not, know Morse code, when was he tapping it out?
It was a stretch when I first read the headline but then when I realized they put the Morse Code board in the beginning it is certainly a clue worth considering even if it is thin. Kind of like the John Snow theory. LOL.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: DaveG on November 18, 2016, 05:25:01 AM
I really appreciate all the reviews and have been torn in regards to this show since the end of last season.  When I learned of the cliffhanger ending, I was pretty upset and DVR'd the final two episodes.  They along with the first few episodes of this season are sitting on my DVR waiting on my decision to watch or delete.  Every week I get closer to a delete decision.  This whole Negan storyline just sounds depressing and not particularly well executed.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 21, 2016, 11:37:26 AM
I know there are a number of people in this thread who are no longer watching/liking the show now that Negan has arrived. But as a fan of the comics, I am very much enjoying it!

That being said, what did you guys think of last night's episode? Maggie's baby (Little Herschel?) is okay, Maggie is taking charge at the Hilltop, and Enid put green balloons on the wrong grave (still, it was a nice tribute to Glenn). And Carl got his (first?) kiss!

I was glad to see Carl sneaking onto the Saviors' truck, because I like that storyline in the comics. But I'm wondering about how Jesus' presence might shake things up...

In 'I can't believe I noticed that' news... they have grilled cheese sandwiches at The Hilltop? I'm moving there now!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mario Wario on November 21, 2016, 02:35:44 PM
I thought the recent episode was fine. I did like the Carl stuff and him wanting to kill Negan. (Definitely a teenager with attitude!) Other than that, nothing else to say about this episode.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on November 21, 2016, 02:41:27 PM
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Other than that, nothing else to say about this episode.

What? You didn't think Maggie and the tractor was awesome? What about Jesus' fantastic kung fu fighting? (He was as fast as lightning... )
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mario Wario on November 21, 2016, 03:35:38 PM
Okay, those parts were cool. I did like those, just overall this episode had nothing I would say, "That was amazing!" It was more about the characters, rather than, having action left and right, which is not a bad thing. To be honest, I thought this episode was better than the last one.   
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on November 21, 2016, 04:45:04 PM
I'll wait until I finish this week's recap before making a full post...but for now, I will say that I definitely enjoyed this week's episode. Then again, I have actually liked this season for the most part so far, so I *may* not be the best representation of this thread as a whole!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on November 21, 2016, 05:00:54 PM
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I'll wait until I finish this week's recap before making a full post...but for now, I will say that I definitely enjoyed this week's episode. Then again, I have actually liked this season for the most part so far, so I *may* not be the best representation of this thread as a whole!

All opinions are welcome.  :)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 22, 2016, 01:58:35 PM
I'm not sure how many of you play TWD video games, but apparently there's going to be TWD VR pinball (featuring Lee and Clementine):

http://www.comicsbeat.com/zen-studios-brings-walking-dead-pinball-to-vr/

And also a new TWD Telltale game.

http://www.comicsbeat.com/telltales-the-walking-dead-a-new-frontier-gets-release-date/
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on November 23, 2016, 12:44:55 PM
Season 7 Episode 5

What I Liked

Nice to be back with Sasha and Maggie, and that they both still kick a**. Sasha going out there against all those walkers with only a knife was nice. Maggie punching Gregory. (Though it would have been better if she floored him.) Gregory is utterly pathetic and it's great. No Negan.

What I Didn't Like

Generally thought the episode was boring. I am starting to accept that this is just bad storytelling and filmmaking on every level. Everything involving Carl and Enid. (I hope Negan doesn't make Carl take the patch off. Or if he does, just show us his reaction. Even in the comics it makes me cringe seeing the bare socket.) The poorly manufactured tension between Gregory and Mr. Mustache, especially the closet and the scotch. Mr. Mustache was really menacing during the season 6 finale, but now he's blah. The casting and portrayal of Jesus doesn't work for me.

Best Line

"Do they know the deal you made us take, Marsha?"
"Make sure you let Rich know what we did for you."
"I don't live here."
"Who the hell is Sasha?"
"It's Ms. Maitlin."

Best Shot

Sasha with a cigar, sharpening her knife. Gregory's face when he realizes he's losing his scotch.

Random

Ratings declined for the fifth straight week, first time that has ever happened for TWD. Episode five was lowest since season 3. They've gone all-in with Negan and it's not paying off. It'll be interesting to see how they dig themselves out of this hole. They need the war sooner rather than later.

What I Am Looking Forward To

Tara's return.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on November 23, 2016, 03:57:47 PM
Remember the combat knife in Resident Evil?  :)

Most useless video game weapon ever.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mario Wario on December 04, 2016, 09:48:31 PM
I'm starting to think the show doesn't know how to use Negan correctly. Sure, the writers and all, they have presented how bad he is, but it is becoming overkill when almost every episode, every scene is just stating the same old information we already know about this character. It is taking away the specialness of this character by overusing him.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 05, 2016, 07:24:40 AM
I thought they actually did the opposite last night. He clearly has an interest in Carl, and I believe he was enchanted by Judith as well. Not enough to prevent him from using her as a pawn against Rick, if necessary, but I think they touched him. We saw earlier that Sherry was taking a pregnancy test, and there was the implication that she and Negan were *trying*. Maybe Negan loves kids and wants to be a Dad. Maybe the kids are touching a fatherly instinct in him. I definitely got the impression that might be the case last night.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on December 06, 2016, 10:27:38 AM
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I thought they actually did the opposite last night. He clearly has an interest in Carl, and I believe he was enchanted by Judith as well. Not enough to prevent him from using her as a pawn against Rick, if necessary, but I think they touched him. We saw earlier that Sherry was taking a pregnancy test, and there was the implication that she and Negan were *trying*. Maybe Negan loves kids and wants to be a Dad. Maybe the kids are touching a fatherly instinct in him. I definitely got the impression that might be the case last night.

I agree with this! Plus, there was that softer moment with Negan where he seemed to sincerely be affected by Carl crying over being teased about his eye. It kind of surprised me because I wouldn't have expected that from him, so I feel like they are actually starting to enhance his character as time goes on.

On a completely different note, did anyone else find this episode fascinatingly strange? Like, in the sense that it was extremely weird and a little bit creepy in some ways, and yet you were completely glued to the screen? Or was it just me? LOL
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on December 06, 2016, 11:40:20 AM
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I agree with this! Plus, there was that softer moment with Negan where he seemed to sincerely be affected by Carl crying over being teased about his eye.

I am trying to remember how Negan reacted in the books.  I seem to remember him saying his usual: "That is [moderator edit] [moderator edit]."

I also think he encouraged Carl to not wear the eye patch.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 06, 2016, 01:52:37 PM
It was similar in the comics (except that Carl was much younger... still very much a *kid*). Carl cried when Negan looked at his empty eye socket and Negan was taken aback and clearly affected by it.

Yes, I really enjoyed this episode. I know there are others here who would disagree, but I find Negan fun to watch.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone converge at the Sanctuary next week!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: DRWHO42 on December 06, 2016, 02:09:19 PM
Be sure to check out the weekly recap articles TJ and Mlgage are writing for the blog. They are doing a great job with these!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Louie_rob_m on December 12, 2016, 09:11:27 AM
I still think this season has the most pacing issues, but I really like the ending last night.  Feels like they are getting back on track.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: LibertyRoxx on December 12, 2016, 09:31:52 AM
Enjoyed last night's episode. Wondering if the mystery person is Alpha?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Louie_rob_m on December 12, 2016, 09:35:50 AM
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Enjoyed last night's episode. Wondering if the mystery person is Alpha?
They did confirm alpha will be coming, so it very well could be. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if they wrote in a new character to bridge the gap between negan and alpha
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: LibertyRoxx on December 12, 2016, 09:47:45 AM
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They did confirm alpha will be coming, so it very well could be. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if they wrote in a new character to bridge the gap between negan and alpha

I had read the confirmation which is why I was wondering. It wouldn't surprise me if they added someone sort of like they did with the Wolves. I honestly haven't read this far in the comics, I just discuss it often with my bff who knows them inside and out.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 12, 2016, 10:30:37 AM
It seems waaaay too early to be Alpha. They hadn't even heard of the Saviors in the comics, because it had been so long. Plus, the Whisperers are nomadic, and wouldn't be walking around in 'new' clothing like that. My guess is that it's a 'bridge' character.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: TheOtherMel on December 12, 2016, 12:53:26 PM
I've been lukewarm on TWD for a little while but the mid season finale definitely re-ignited  my interests.  I'm glad that Negan came to put the Ricktatorship in his place and break him down. I wasn't to found of Angry Rick. I hope a little more of the old Rick comes back where he made his speech to Merle (way back in the day) saying something to the effect that there's no more colors, there's only us or them and the only way we can survive it is by coming together not breaking apart. That's the kind of leader i would follow.

I know the main groups, Hilltop, The Kingdom and Alexandria as being part of the proposed coalition to take the offensive on Negan but I gotta believe that, that women's camp with all that artillery has got to play into it as well.

Now i'm actually looking forward to the next season!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on December 12, 2016, 01:09:54 PM
My formula for rewatching the show is:
--Watch season 1
--Skip season 2 (Just kill of Shane already)
--Watch season 3 except for Governor and Andrea parts
--Skip the Star Trek red shirt killing frenzy at beginning of season 4, watch most of the rest except for the initial Governor stuff.
--Watch season 5.
--Only seen season 6 once, but I liked it.
--Season 7: 99% chance I won't watch.  This depends on how many times I can marathon Game of Thrones in my life before I get sick of it which is looking unlikely.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mel on December 12, 2016, 10:22:20 PM
I haven't watched since Glenn died, but sometimes peek in here to see how things are going. If they are already bringing in Alpha that's a hell of a jump in a few years between meeting Negan and Alpha coming on the scene.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on December 15, 2016, 04:10:29 PM
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My formula for rewatching the show is:
--Watch season 1
--Skip season 2 (Just kill of Shane already)
--Watch season 3 except for Governor and Andrea parts
--Skip the Star Trek red shirt killing frenzy at beginning of season 4, watch most of the rest except for the initial Governor stuff.
--Watch season 5.
--Only seen season 6 once, but I liked it.
--Season 7: 99% chance I won't watch.  This depends on how many times I can marathon Game of Thrones in my life before I get sick of it which is looking unlikely.
I liked season 2. Didn't much care for season 1, but I guess you need to watch it in order to understand what is going on. (I guess you also need to see Shane in season 2 in order to understand Rick and the Ricktatorship.) I liked the season 3 Governor stuff. Agree to skip the Andrea stuff. Agree with season 4, start with the midseason finale and watch the entire 2nd half. Season 5 had some lulls but also had some great stuff - the premiere, "we are the walking dead" etc. I think you can skip the first half of season 6 and just watch the 2nd half. Read [member=3884]mlgagne[/member] and [member=314]Transmute Jun[/member] weekly summaries for the first half of season 7.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on December 16, 2016, 12:31:53 PM
I'm still feeling warm and fuzzy over that last scene in the midseason finale! Even though I've actually liked this season so far, it's never enjoyable to see the group in such distress, so it was really rewarding to see them reunited and on the same page after all of the trauma that they've been put through  ^-^ Also, I *may* have teared up a bit at that Rick/Daryl bromance hug...

Regarding the mystery person, I tend to agree that it may be a "bridge" character, or possibly even someone we've already been introduced to. I thought it might be Alpha at first, but then I reflected on what I've read about her, and I'm also inclined to think that it's too early to introduce her.

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I liked season 2.

Glad someone else liked season 2! It seems to be an unpopular season amongst many TWD fans, but it's actually one of my favorites  :)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 16, 2016, 12:51:36 PM
I have enjoyed all of the seasons. There have been some episodes I did not enjoy so much (like Morgan and the guy who made goat cheese) but I enjoy the overall storyline and feel that they're doing a good job playing it out, especially given the large number of characters on the show. I enjoy reading the comics, and feel like JDM does an excellent job portraying Negan in the vein I was expecting, just with less cussing. ;)

I would agree that if you don't enjoy the comics, then you're probably not going to enjoy the show. Although the storylines are not identical, the approach and overall plot arcs are similar enough that you'd need to enjoy the source material to also enjoy the show. As such, it's not surprising to me that those who did not like Negan's character in the comics also do not like him in the show.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on February 02, 2017, 09:24:11 AM
For those who are interested, I wrote a character analysis on Daryl for the blog! You can check it out here: http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/02/01/character-study-the-walking-deads-daryl-dixon/ (http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/02/01/character-study-the-walking-deads-daryl-dixon/)

 :D
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: alyssa on February 02, 2017, 10:46:19 AM
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For those who are interested, I wrote a character analysis on Daryl for the blog! You can check it out here: http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/02/01/character-study-the-walking-deads-daryl-dixon/ (http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/02/01/character-study-the-walking-deads-daryl-dixon/)

 :D

you've done a **great** job analyzing Daryl's character! Nice piece of writing!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on February 02, 2017, 10:56:13 AM
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you've done a **great** job analyzing Daryl's character! Nice piece of writing!

Why, thank you! I am happy to be able to creatively spread my love for Daryl to everyone  8)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 02, 2017, 12:08:49 PM
I agree, Mlgagne really delved in depth to Daryl's character and how he is as a person.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: brand4d2 on February 02, 2017, 03:33:41 PM
I agree as well!   I especially like that not only would long time viewers get something out of it but you wrote it in a way that is just as accessible to people who just watch casually or just started and are catching up.   After reading your analysis, I would imagine a newcomer would be more inclined to key in on all your points about Daryl!   Great work! 
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on February 02, 2017, 04:28:34 PM
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I agree, Mlgagne really delved in depth to Daryl's character and how he is as a person.

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I agree as well!   I especially like that not only would long time viewers get something out of it but you wrote it in a way that is just as accessible to people who just watch casually or just started and are catching up.   After reading your analysis, I would imagine a newcomer would be more inclined to key in on all your points about Daryl!   Great work! 

Thank you guys! I am glad that people are liking it so far  :)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 06, 2017, 12:08:11 PM
Did no one see the TWD Superbowl ad?

Best.  Superbowl. Ad. Ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtebQUwGNO0
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: janray on February 06, 2017, 01:11:29 PM
I loved it! Staring at the ball...waiting....and then...WHAM!!!
We laughed and cheered  :D
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: AzT on February 11, 2017, 04:28:29 PM
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/11/everyone-can-please-watch-talking-dead-sunday-night-oliver-nome/

Everyone Who Can, Please Watch The Talking Dead On Sunday Night — For Oliver Nome

Courtesy of Gay League for Bleeding Cool,

Comic nerds can drop a list of favorite and famous artists and writers the second you ask them. Oliver Nome’s career began at Wildstorm when the imprint was still associated with Image. He’s worked in the DC Universe Online MMO with Jim Lee and associates before moving onto drawing for DC proper and Aspen.

Under vastly different circumstances Nome’s career and work might be more widely known by comics fandom.

Tragically, Nome was diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiform (GBM), Stage Four terminal brain cancer in May 2012 and last October Nome entered into hospice care.

An unfortunate result of brain surgery took away Nome’s control of one side of his body and ended his ability to draw. A friend whom I’ve known for many years is one of the people involved in his care and he has asked me to share the following information.

Nome is a huge Walking Dead fan as this illustration of Michonne from several years ago attests. My friend Sean tells me he has helped to arrange that Oliver’s Michonne art be shown on The Talking Dead show that follows the Walking Dead airing this coming Sunday, February 12th.

Sean asked me to share this and invite all of you reading this now to watch this episode of The Talking Dead because Oliver’s life is quickly drawing to a close and knowing that lots of comic fans will watch it just to see his art will make him happy.

Nome’s family and power of attorney have given permission to include Oliver’s Michonne art.

You can see more of Nome’s work on Deviant Art.

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on February 13, 2017, 09:57:09 AM
What did everyone think of last night's episode?

Overall, I definitely enjoyed it - especially since the tone was so different from the season premiere. It was much lighter than the majority of the episodes from the first half of the season, and it felt more like the show we came to know and love over seasons 1-6.

In particular, really loved the scene where Rick and Michonne took the herd out with the cars/cable. That was instantly classic, haha! I also really enjoyed the moments with Jerry at the Kingdom and Gregory at Hilltop - Jerry because he just has so much personality, and Gregory because he's just so ridiculous that it's funny to watch the group's reaction to him (and to hear the excuses that come out of his mouth).

But my heart really broke for Daryl this week. His reaction to Morgan telling them that Carol was gone was just so sad :( Also, I had previously predicted that he might be left behind at the Kingdom for safety reasons, but the moment itself was kind of heartbreaking because he was really *just* reunited with the group. Though to be fair, Simon & co. came looking for him pretty quickly, so it was definitely the smartest move.

Next week, I'm intrigued to find out what happened to Father Gabriel. Did anyone else notice the second person in the car as he drove away? My family and I didn't when it first aired, but it was brought to my attention on Yvette Nicole Brown's Twitter (love that she never misses a beat!). That leaves me wondering if it's a hostage situation - i.e. that new group was trying to lure Rick out to the boat again (I think that their leader must have been the one spying on Rick/Aaron). In any case, I'm definitely intrigued!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 13, 2017, 11:11:37 AM
Yeah, I was also wondering if the guy with the boots spoke to Gabriel in between the end of episode 8 and the beginning of episode 9. Maybe Gabriel took the food and supplies as a way to pay them back for the ones they lost at the houseboat?

I was impressed that they touched on almost every character, save the people at The Sanctuary. I mean, we literally checked in on all of the disparate groups from last season.

ETA   Episode recap and analysis is up!

http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/02/13/recap-the-walking-dead-episode-709/
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: TheOtherMel on February 14, 2017, 12:36:02 PM
Nice write up TJ!

I'm so glad TWD is back.  It's like I had a zombie shaped hole in my heart that only TWD could fill (and IZombie when it returns). I was surprised to see some articles online bashing the eppy,  Like M and TJ mentioned it touched on all the main characters and definitely felt like an earlier season episode.  I wasn't a big fan of Dbag Rick but now that he's back to his episode 2 ways of thinking, "there's no more white people, no more black people, there's only us vs. them. We're gonna have to all work together to stay alive" (not verbatim, but along those lines), i'm back on board. 

After hearing and reading Nicotero and Gimple talk about the remaining season i'm excited to tune in and not just DVR it and get to it whenever.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: LibertyRoxx on February 15, 2017, 10:48:48 PM
I enjoyed the new episode. Definitely some questions. I'm kind of confused as to what the direction is with Carol at this point. She's just going to live in that house by herself being crotchety?

I hadn't noticed the person in the car with Gabriel either, it was pointed out to me. It makes sense that he was kidnapped though. I mean he hears a loud noise, goes to check it out, there's another crash, and then he's suddenly
 packing like a maniac.

Also wondering how poor Eugene is faring with the Saviours..

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 16, 2017, 06:10:37 AM
Carol doesn't know about Abraham and Glenn. I think once she hears about that, she'll change her mind.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: TheOtherMel on February 16, 2017, 11:28:20 AM
^^^^^Truth.

She'll be like, "i'm here to chew gum and kick butt and i'm all out of gum".
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mario Wario on February 16, 2017, 02:52:40 PM
You know, while I have been somewhat critical of this season, I did enjoy the recent episode quite a lot. As everyone has pointed out already, and what TJ wrote, where the story is going, it has a chance to pay off big time. I will say that the episode was slow, but I actually didn't mind the pacing at all. It's all about forming that grand army of the repub...sorry, wrong franchise, but you know what I mean. Lol Though, too bad Rick can't make a clone army to fight Negan, hehe! Or better yet, his army is all tigers. ;)

Looking forward to the next episode. Btw, great work there as always, TJ!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 16, 2017, 03:56:53 PM
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Though, too bad Rick can't make a clone army to fight Negan, hehe! Or better yet, his army is all tigers. ;)

An army of cloned tigers?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mario Wario on February 16, 2017, 04:20:06 PM
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An army of cloned tigers?
Why not! And the two main squadrons would be named Shiva Squadron (in honor of the pet tiger Ezekiel had) and Tony Squadron (in honor of Tony the Tiger).  :D

(Sorry for going random here; just having fun.)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 16, 2017, 04:40:04 PM
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Why not! And the two main squadrons would be named Shiva Squadron (in honor of the pet tiger Ezekiel had) and Tony Squadron (in honor of Tony the Tiger).  :D

(Sorry for going random here; just having fun.)

We could also have Detroit Tigers, Shere Khan, and Tigger.
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Post by: Mario Wario on February 17, 2017, 08:36:54 AM
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We could also have Detroit Tigers, Shere Khan, and Tigger.
Go, go Tiger Rangers! It's morphin' time:
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Yes, they went from big cats to cute ones to trick the enemy and Negan as well. Why? Easier to get into the base. Don't worry, we still have deadly cats here with attitude!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on February 21, 2017, 09:03:27 AM
The recap on this week's episode is now live! http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/02/21/recap-the-walking-dead-episode-710/ (http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/02/21/recap-the-walking-dead-episode-710/)

What did everyone think of the episode? I think it was my favorite of the season so far - probably for obvious reasons to those of you who read my Daryl article a few weeks back  ;)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Mel on February 21, 2017, 12:42:32 PM
I've watched the last two and they feel off.....I think they are trying to find a new tone, and it's not working yet. Lots of really clunky and awkward dialogue. The Kingdom and the new Trash people are outright campy, imo. It's just......wierd.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 21, 2017, 03:57:52 PM
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What did everyone think of the episode? I think it was my favorite of the season so far - probably for obvious reasons to those of you who read my Daryl article a few weeks back  ;)

I was a little confused by the Scavengers' MO. They found the houseboat, but didn't want to bother getting the supplies, so they waited 'for a long time' for someone to get the supplies there... so they could steal them for the person who obtained them? They have so many people and all of those materials in the junkyard... seems like they could have built their own boat and gone out there. They're really that lazy? And these are the people Rick wants on his team? But to be fair, they do have good numbers. And they're good at armoring up walkers!

What did you all think of Daryl not telling Carol about Abraham and Glenn? I understood why he didn't, but I think she deserved something more than that. Maybe a 'you don't want to know' answer. Or even silence. That lets her know that there is something, without going into details. She will be pissed when she finds out.

I also don't get Daryl leaving The Kingdom. He left Richard behind... who already said that he wanted to use Carol as bait/a catalyst to push Ezekiel over the edge, and that he didn't care if he died doing it, as long as it was for The Kingdom. Makes no sense to me.

I did enjoy the episode though, especially the big change in Father Gabriel (he's really hero-worshiping Rick now!) and Rick fighting the armored walker. And Jerry. Gotta love Jerry! I nearly spit out my Diet Coke when he pulled the container of cobbler out of his pack... sideways...! Carol and Daryl's emotional reunion was good to watch as well.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on February 22, 2017, 08:04:42 AM
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I was a little confused by the Scavengers' MO. They found the houseboat, but didn't want to bother getting the supplies, so they waited 'for a long time' for someone to get the supplies there... so they could steal them for the person who obtained them? They have so many people and all of those materials in the junkyard... seems like they could have built their own boat and gone out there. They're really that lazy? And these are the people Rick wants on his team? But to be fair, they do have good numbers. And they're good at armoring up walkers!

What did you all think of Daryl not telling Carol about Abraham and Glenn? I understood why he didn't, but I think she deserved something more than that. Maybe a 'you don't want to know' answer. Or even silence. That lets her know that there is something, without going into details. She will be pissed when she finds out.

I also don't get Daryl leaving The Kingdom. He left Richard behind... who already said that he wanted to use Carol as bait/a catalyst to push Ezekiel over the edge, and that he didn't care if he died doing it, as long as it was for The Kingdom. Makes no sense to me.

I did enjoy the episode though, especially the big change in Father Gabriel (he's really hero-worshiping Rick now!) and Rick fighting the armored walker. And Jerry. Gotta love Jerry! I nearly spit out my Diet Coke when he pulled the container of cobbler out of his pack... sideways...! Carol and Daryl's emotional reunion was good to watch as well.

I definitely agree with you about the Scavengers. I'm seriously wondering what they're up to. Jadis kept saying that they "take" but don't "bother" but if they're going out of their way to take the boat supplies from Alexandria, isn't that just another type of "bothering?" Also, they kind of creep me out a bit. But if they're willing to help Rick out against the Saviors, I could see why he would work to get them on his team. Though I'm not sure I trust them just yet...

I was definitely torn about Daryl lying to Carol. In one way, I thought it was really sweet and touching that he was trying so hard to protect her and to allow her to continue to heal. But I do fear that she may be upset with him when she finds out. Though TBH, when she was looking after him as he left, I *did* get the sense that she knew what he was doing on some level. I mean, she definitely didn't know the degree of the lie, but she knows him well enough at this point that it's possible that she was able to read his body language enough to know that he wasn't telling her the whole/real story.

After thinking about Daryl leaving the Kingdom, that fact dawned on me as well. How does he know that Richard isn't just going to try out his plan again? If Daryl was set on leaving, I would think that he would have at least told Morgan what Richard was up to as a way to persuade Morgan to stand up and convince Ezekiel to fight...

I 100% agree on Father Gabriel, Rick vs. spiky walker, and Jerry (oh, Jerry!). I loved the Daryl/Carol reunion too, as well as Daryl and Shiva - that was a really fitting match  ^-^
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 22, 2017, 10:35:02 AM
Yes, exactly! Tracking the boat supplies al the way to Alexandria and then sneaking in to take them, plus staking out the lake for so long... that seems like a lot of 'bother' to me as well!

Actually, when Darry was staring at Shiva, my thought was that he was imagining how the pelt would look hanging from his belt. Much cooler than a squirrel! ;)

I agree, Daryl should at least have told Morgan what Richard was planning before he left, so Morgan could keep an eye out for Carol.

IMHO, Carol is going to be pissed that Daryl didn't respect her enough to tell her the truth... or at least not lie to her. But a part of hwe will also understand why he did.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on February 22, 2017, 10:48:44 AM
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IMHO, Carol is going to be pissed that Daryl didn't respect her enough to tell her the truth... or at least not lie to her. But a part of hwe will also understand why he did.

I think you're definitely right. There will probably be some sort of mix of those two feelings when she finds out. I definitely don't look forward to that scene :(
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on March 06, 2017, 08:03:16 PM
Watching season 6, so I'm going to go retro with this post:

In the season opener where all the walkers were in the quarry, why didn't they just start light the ones on the edges on fire and let the walkers bump into each to spread it like the Wilding fire in GoT?  :)

This seems safer than trying to lead them all away.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 07, 2017, 06:17:16 AM
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Watching season 6, so I'm going to go retro with this post:

In the season opener where all the walkers were in the quarry, why didn't they just start light the ones on the edges on fire and let the walkers bump into each to spread it like the Wilding fire in GoT?  :)

This seems safer than trying to lead them all away.

Fire generally doesn't work with walkers. The entire brain has to be destroyed, and that's the last part to burn. What you get instead are waking fireballs. They have even shown mostly charred walkers who were still active enough to bite on the show before.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on March 08, 2017, 07:57:35 PM
The recap is up for this week's episode in case anyone wants to take a look: http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/03/08/recap-the-walking-dead-episode-712/ (http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/03/08/recap-the-walking-dead-episode-712/)

How did everyone here feel about the episode? This may be random, but is anyone else still finding Jadis and the Scavengers to be simultaneously creepy and hilarious? I particularly enjoyed the moment when Tamiel (Jadis' co-leader) is getting offended when Rick tells them that they'll have to clean some of the guns. She was looking at Rick like he was being the strange one in that scene, LOL.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on March 08, 2017, 09:22:22 PM
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Fire generally doesn't work with walkers. The entire brain has to be destroyed, and that's the last part to burn. What you get instead are waking fireballs. They have even shown mostly charred walkers who were still active enough to bite on the show before.

Walking fireballs would work?  Like moving luminarias?  :)

How about Wildfire from Game of Thrones ?
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 09, 2017, 05:51:53 AM
I don't find the Scavengers creepy at all, just weird. But it makes sense, if they have isolated themselves in this apocalypse for years and retreated into themselves, even forming their own 'dialect'.

Yeah, I was amused too when the Scavengers seemed disgusted at the thought of cleaning their own weapons. It made me feel like a mom, laughing at my kids for not wanting to clean up after themselves. Either clean your stuff up or live like a pig!

The Richonne was fun, and it was a good vehicle to get Rick to open up about his feelings over Glenn's death and leading the group.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Louie_rob_m on March 14, 2017, 06:35:15 PM
Caught up last night on last 2 episodes. The pace of this season is killing me, each episode barely moves the main plot along. If they stretch negan out into next season, i bet they will lose a lot of viewership
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on March 14, 2017, 07:21:24 PM
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Caught up last night on last 2 episodes. The pace of this season is killing me, each episode barely moves the main plot along. If they stretch negan out into next season, i bet they will lose a lot of viewership


Not directed at your post.  :)

When the internet blew up last year with the Negan talk, I didn't understand why.  He's a one dimensional bully character.

Update:  Watching season 6 right now.  Carl's lack of a haircut is annoying.   :)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: AzT on March 18, 2017, 01:04:58 PM
From PaleyFest appearance of TWD cast and creators, http://deadline.com/2017/03/the-walking-dead-paleyfest-2017-andrew-lincoln-robert-kirkman-panel-1202045761/

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And while the EPs held their cards close to their chest throughout the spoiler-free evening, with the Season 7 finale of The Walking Dead fast approaching, Gimble did take a moment to reflect on where the series is heading.

“[The future of the series] focuses on Eugene’s shorts,” the showrunner joked. “No, the end of this season is very much the end of a chapter. It’s very much a conclusion that promises this gigantic, epic tale to come.” Gimple noted that the first episode of Season 8 will also mark the 100th episode of The Walking Dead, a revelation that drew big applause from the crowd.

“The first episode [of Season 8] is, I think, less about [the fact] that we reached 100 episodes; it’s more about setting up the next 100 episodes,” he said. Throughout the 90-minute conversation, the’ cast shared anecdotes from production, reflecting on their character arcs and the brutal situations the survivors now find themselves in, as Morgan’s Negan looms large. McDermitt discussed Eugene’s “cockroach”-like survival impulses; Cohan discussed Maggie’s reaction to Glenn’s death, and the life inside her that drives her on; and Masterson recalled jumping back into action-packed Atlanta days shortly after giving birth.

While not included in PaleyFest’s initial cast announcement for the panel, Martin-Green was also on hand to discuss her journey with the series. In December, she was cast as Lt. Cmdr Rainsford in CBS All Access’ series Star Trek: Discovery, leading to speculation about her future on The Walking Dead and the potential for her character to be among those next meeting their maker. Featured prominently in an extended sneak peek at upcoming episodes, her comments left fans no reason not to speculate.

“What is it, if not a miracle, just to be a part of this experience, this world, this story, this family, this extended family?” she said. “It’s been truly phenomenal to dig deeper and deeper into the story as I’ve been on the show. For me as Sasha, I feel that all roads have led here.”

Among the sprawling TWD ensemble, the MVP of the night was Lincoln, who had the audience in the palm of his hands while plotting out the way he’d like to see Sheriff Rick Grimes die-getting bit by walkers, patching himself up like the true survivalist he is, and simply refusing to die. “Holy sh*t. Maybe I’m the cure,” Lincoln joked.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on March 18, 2017, 03:44:57 PM
This thread has been validating to me as I thought I was the only one who wasn't wild crazy about The Walking Dead.  I really like it in some parts, but am not crazy about all of it.  I thought I was the only one.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Louie_rob_m on March 20, 2017, 10:22:39 AM
i was definitely wild crazy about walking dead.  couldn't wait for sun night, and my past love is what is making me stick around this long.  But another slow episode barely moving the story along.  Had high hopes after first episode back after mid-season break, but the show is so meandering. 

It's sad though - was so excited for Negan and I think it will actually go down as the season that jumped the shark
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2017, 02:10:14 PM
If you guys have heard about the recent United Airlines fiasco where the guy was literally beaten up and dragged off of the plane, you will appreciate this.

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: DRWHO42 on April 11, 2017, 02:15:09 PM
Funny
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: dcuodust on April 15, 2017, 05:28:24 PM
I am just really happy for Sonequa Martin-Green. I didn't like how they treated Sasha ever since Bob's death. Glad that she is leaving this dumpster fire for Discovery. One of my favorite actresses of the last couple of years on my favorite franchise. Can't wait.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 15, 2017, 08:20:10 PM
I saw Jeffrey Dean Morgan today and he said that they will be starting to film Season 8 in 10 days. So exciting!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: FBS on April 15, 2017, 11:33:58 PM
If I was showrunner on The Walking Dead I'd do two things for season 8.
1) Make Michone the central character.
2) Kill off Darryl. The show has lost its balls. Bumping off Darryl will get everyone talking, and possibly arguing, about the show again.

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 17, 2017, 07:59:58 AM
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If I was showrunner on The Walking Dead I'd do two things for season 8.
1) Make Michone the central character.
2) Kill off Darryl. The show has lost its balls. Bumping off Darryl will get everyone talking, and possibly arguing, about the show again.

I still think that Daryl would have been the best choice as Negan's victim in the S7 opener. Storeywise there would have been so much going on in terms of ramifications from his death. Instead we got Rosita and Sasha making a poorly-planned kamikaze raid and Daryl stayed around to set up a rivalry with Dwight. I'm okay with how it turned out,. but I do think plot-wise it would have been better for Daryl to go..
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: FBS on April 17, 2017, 10:52:18 AM
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I still think that Daryl would have been the best choice as Negan's victim in the S7 opener. Storeywise there would have been so much going on in terms of ramifications from his death. Instead we got Rosita and Sasha making a poorly-planned kamikaze raid and Daryl stayed around to set up a rivalry with Dwight. I'm okay with how it turned out,. but I do think plot-wise it would have been better for Daryl to go..
Yep. Completely agree.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on April 18, 2017, 10:14:11 AM
Just because I don't think anyone else has posted this here yet:


The Walking Dead promotes three actors to series regulars for season 8

Get ready to see a lot more Jadis when The Walking Dead returns.

Pollyanna McIntosh, who plays the leader of the junkyard-based Scavengers - and sneaky pal of big bad Negan - has been promoted to a series regular for season 8, EW has confirmed.

Also becoming regulars are Steven Ogg, who plays Negan’s right-hand hench-villain Simon, and Katelyn Nacon, who portrays Enid, a teen survivor who has a bit of a romance going with Carl.

And that’s not the only thing fans have to look forward to when the AMC zombie drama returns. Many favorites will be getting more screen time now that a range of new communities will be in play. “It’s been a lot of placing the chess pieces and positioning and introducing key players in this landscape,” star Andrew Lincoln told EW last week. “And I think now we get to start really playing the game. The game is afoot, as they say.”

That “game” is the all-out war that kicked off in the epic battle at the conclusion of season 7 several weeks ago.

The Walking Dead returns fall 2018 on AMC.

http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/17/walking-dead-amc-jadis-pollyanna-mcintosh-series-regular-season-8/ (http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/17/walking-dead-amc-jadis-pollyanna-mcintosh-series-regular-season-8/)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 18, 2017, 03:35:53 PM
Why, why, WHY isn't Jerry becoming a series regular?!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on April 18, 2017, 03:59:58 PM
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Why, why, WHY isn't Jerry becoming a series regular?!!!!!!

This definitely needs to happen at some point - Jerry is the best!


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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 18, 2017, 04:17:39 PM
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This definitely needs to happen at some point - Jerry is the best!

He's my cobbler man.

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Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 19, 2017, 08:11:02 AM
For the Negan fans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_97h5jbGT8s
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: mlgagne on April 19, 2017, 08:12:54 AM
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For the Negan fans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_97h5jbGT8s

I saw this the other day, and it's been stuck in my head ever since. The effect is becoming reminiscent of "Easy Street"... ;D
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 19, 2017, 08:16:26 AM
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I saw this the other day, and it's been stuck in my head ever since. The effect is becoming reminiscent of "Easy Street"... ;D

No, Easy Street is a MUCH better song! ;)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: sirbob5 on May 01, 2017, 07:21:36 PM
I've loved the Walking Dead, but for some reason I just can't bring myself to watch any of this season yet. Worried my favorite show had gone in a direction that makes it not good TV anymore.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 27, 2017, 08:58:41 AM
Great photo from SDCC...

http://www.imdb.com/comic-con/2017-photos-we-love/rg1557633792/mediaviewer/rm1061301248
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 04, 2017, 05:04:35 PM
This video of the cast thanking the fans for 100 episodes is worth a watch.

http://www.amc.com/shows/the-walking-dead/video-extras/the-walking-dead-100-episodes-thank-you-to-the-fans?type=video&id=TEVgYYElAU14&utm_campaign=AMC-Weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: frgx on September 22, 2017, 03:57:57 PM
So excited.  ;D

"We're thrilled to invite you to attend The Walking Dead 100 Premiere Night, which includes a special screening of The Walking Dead season premiere and a special two-hour Talking Dead at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, October 22, 2017."

Anyone else get the invite?

Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on September 22, 2017, 04:09:41 PM
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So excited.  ;D

"We're thrilled to invite you to attend The Walking Dead 100 Premiere Night, which includes a special screening of The Walking Dead season premiere and a special two-hour Talking Dead at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, October 22, 2017."

Anyone else get the invite?

Awesome! Are you going?

My husband got an invite, so he and I will be there.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: frgx on September 22, 2017, 04:24:48 PM
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Awesome! Are you going?

My husband got an invite, so he and I will be there.
Yes, I'll be going. Asked my sister if she'll be my +1. Hopefully she can make it also.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: FBS on October 13, 2017, 09:05:10 AM
I wrote a few words about why the show has become "dead" boring and what it needs to do to get better again:
http://www.anenglishmaninsandiego.com/thebluediary/articles/the-mark-searby-article-what-the-bloody-boring-walking-dead-needs-to-improve-on-for-season-8
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Chris on October 13, 2017, 09:22:56 AM
With Walking Dead out of DVD now and the fact that I have not seen it yet, it is officially dropped from my watch list.

I think about the last 15 minutes of season 6 and listening to a whole season of Neegan's sanctimoniousness and I just can't do it.

:)
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 23, 2017, 12:30:14 PM
Mods, please close this thread, since a new one has been set up for season 8.
Title: Re: The Walking Dead Season 7 ***Spoilers***
Post by: Devorah on October 23, 2017, 12:37:25 PM
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Locking Season 7 thread. New thread for Season 8 is here: http://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=8838.0;topicseen