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Old 12-09-2010, 11:38 AM
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I'm still waiting for the show to kick in... I'm a big fan of Darabont but so far everything in the show has been done before and done better. The idea seems to be to get you to focus more on the characters, but they are all uninteresting cookie cutter characters, and since there's barely any zombie action and the plot is all blatant rehashes strung together but a thin thread, I'm not sure what's left to enjoy.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:30 PM
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I have toyed around with screenwriting, but never get one done for one reason or another, largely because I want to write something completely original. I was in the process of attempting to write a TV show I called "Road of the Dead", I had the idea 2 years ago and started writing it over a year ago. Then a few short months later I heard about this and dropped it(seems to happen every time I get a really good idea, someone thinks of it around the same time with the know how to get something made ).

My show would have featured more zombie action, and at the end of the 1st season, our survivors would have come across a town that seemed largely unaffected, with well protected borders. All would seem well until it turns out the townsfolk worship zombies, and soon plan to feed the survivors to the zombie horde, end season 1!

Still I respect the direction this show has taken, more acting than action, and likely more budget friendly than my idea.
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The Walking Dead was written in 2003
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But it wasn't turned into a tv show until now. Lots of zombie stories were written before, but I specifically had the idea for a zombie tv show.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:55 PM
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I know I am in the minority here... but could I possibly be the only person to not love this show? What is it that people are loving about it? Surely it can't just be because its about zombies.
I'm in the minority as well. The show definitely failed to live up to the hype IMO. The character development and pacing was fine, but having not read the comics nothing really jumped out and grabbed me. Other than Rick I had zero attachments to any of the characters, and the last episode was the only one that really got me interested. Six episodes is just too short of a season for me to make an investment. I doubt I'll be tuning in for season 2.

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Old 12-09-2010, 03:15 PM
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i'll wait until it drops down to 9.99
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:13 PM
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Love the show but YIKES at that price! Maybe if they threw in a bunch of the comics. Still, even then. Needs to be like $14.99.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:33 AM
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I'm in the minority as well. The show definitely failed to live up to the hype IMO. The character development and pacing was fine, but having not read the comics nothing really jumped out and grabbed me. Other than Rick I had zero attachments to any of the characters, and the last episode was the only one that really got me interested. Six episodes is just too short of a season for me to make an investment. I doubt I'll be tuning in for season 2.

Cheers for the support!

I agree that the last episode was the highlight of the series... but as you say, 6 episodes is way too short to really get engulfed in a series, especially one that fails to hook me in from the beginning.
I complain each year that True Blood seasons are too short, but now I am just thankful thankful to get at least 12 eps out of them.

I will probably give season 2 a shot... but I won't be missing it in the interrim.

Oh, and Plissken99... I LOVE your idea to cap off your season!
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:53 PM
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I love the show, but i'll be waiting for a price drop. I only gave $40 for Band of Brothers and $35 for Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:01 PM
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My show would have featured more zombie action, and at the end of the 1st season, our survivors would have come across a town that seemed largely unaffected, with well protected borders. All would seem well until it turns out the townsfolk worship zombies, and soon plan to feed the survivors to the zombie horde, end season 1! :
Having read every issue of "The Walking Dead," it sound exactly like you are describing "The Walking Dead."
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