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Old 11-02-2010, 07:01 AM   #16
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Finally watched it last night. I had to DVR it since ToT with the kids was a little exhausting this year.

What a great show! I love that this is a series, because in the movies they have to rush the character development so that there can be more zombie action. Since they can go week-to-week with this, we are going to be more connected to the characters. Can't wait for next week's episode.

As to the idea that a lot of the characters may, or may not, make it, well, that's the way it works during a zombie apocalypse.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:23 AM   #17
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We watched it...like watching paint dry. The entire opening was the same as 28 Days Later(though I don't know if that movie or the comic this is based on came out first).

The show is impossibly slow. An hour and a half and almost nothing has happened. The acting is sub par. The entire first almost 7 minutes was just two dudes sitting in a car doing exposition!

As for the gore. Puh-lease. It was tame by zombie-flick standards (and yes I understand this is a cable show and NOT a movie). True Blood is WAY more over-the-top and shocking than this show.

On the plus side, it's shot well.

Nope...not for me. This has been done before and done much much better.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:27 AM   #18
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It did seem 28 Day-ish to me in the beginning, but I liked it.

Just checked IMDB.com and 28 Days Later came out in 2002, while the comics started in 2003.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:39 AM   #19
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I thought it was great! I hated the part with the horse though.

I love that it was filmed here (Atl) because I recognized so many places!
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I watched it with DS14 and we both liked it. Although why in the world the guy would take a random horse and saddle up rather than just keep looking for another vehicle is beyond me.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:28 AM   #21
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It did seem 28 Day-ish to me in the beginning, but I liked it.

Just checked IMDB.com and 28 Days Later came out in 2002, while the comics started in 2003.
Apparently the early drafts of the comic were written as early as 2001. But, it doesn't really matter. Day of the Triffids started with a hospital scenario, and a lot of other tales start off the same way. It's just an easy setup for a "world has changed" situation.

I really thought the rest of the show was riveting. I'm so glad to see that this is going to be more about the "human" experience during a Zom-poc, rather than just a bunch of survivors busting up some zombies a la Zombieland (although I do enjoy those movies as well).

From what I'm hearing the zombies are almost ancillary to the plot.

I'm a huge zombie fan, and I've read a lot of the "survivalist" books over the years. Seeing it presented on the screen, in the fashion that this show did, makes me rethink if I would actually be prepared to take on such an existence. I'm leaning towards, "no."
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:54 AM   #22
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No promises for future issues, though!
He should consider buying a 'leftie' holster.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:03 PM   #23
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LOL, I didn't even notice that at first!!
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I watched this and I liked it right away. It was a bit slow but it fit well with the premise and the main character discovering what had happened.
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Watched it last night...I'm in love I'll watch anything zombiefied, so this is right up my alley!
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DS15 loves anything zombie related so I watched it with him. I really liked it! We watched some of the extras on AMC On Demand today (MediaCom). Really interesting.

You can take a Survival Test at AMC.com.
http://www.amctv.com/originals/The-W.../survival-test

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We'd probably do ok in a zombie apocalypse, at least for a while.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:02 PM   #27
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Well, I've watched it 2.5 times now because my DH is a huge fan (and a friend of the author). Zombies aren't really my "thing," my I will admit that it racked my nerves at points. DH had to fast-forward one scene that he knew was coming and he knew I wouldn't appreciate.

I thought it was pretty good. Better than I expected.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:23 PM   #28
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FTR, I am thrilled that DH and I were so unenthused (and bored) by this show that we didn't bother to finish the last 20 minutes. We shut it off as he was riding into Atlanta. And now, am I to understand that the horse meets a grizzly end? No thanks. Too close to home!
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FTR, I am thrilled that DH and I were so unenthused (and bored) by this show that we didn't bother to finish the last 20 minutes. We shut it off as he was riding into Atlanta. And now, am I to understand that the horse meets a grizzly end? No thanks. Too close to home!
The scene that I didn't appreciate...
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The scene that I didn't appreciate...
Don't get me wrong. Gore me up! Big Evil Dead fans here. Watched "Drag me to Hell" the other night. But DO NOT mess with animals! I HATED what happened to the dog in I AM LEGEND.
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