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Old 01-04-2019, 20:26   #221
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Oh dear god. That final episode was abysmal...

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Old 02-04-2019, 11:15   #222
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Thought the snow stuff was a great new visual & the frozen walkers were fun (bonus points for the Die Hard 2 icicle kill), but for a season finale it was quite limp.

Not too enamored with the Whisperers either this season. Alpha should have been shot in the head the moment she opened her mouth at Hilltop & spoke in that stupid accent. Daryl could have quite easily pushed her off that cliff too. Beta's quite cool though, I'll give them that.

As for last episode's pike scene,
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Yeah in 8 years they've never had a winter and now suddenly they do.

Seems they've not been able to afford to do it before.
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Was it ever explained as to why the different settlements had fallen out with each other ? If it mentioned this, I must have missed it. And why did they even bother with that idea ? Was it a reason to keep the different settlements and not merge them into one kingdom ?

Shame about the scars (branding) backstory - if this had been told properly in chrono order, it could have been almost as powerful as the infamous Glenn/Abraham/Negan scene. I guess they were too keen to introduce us to sassy shooter Judith, so had to fill in with flashbacks (when you know that Michonne and Daryl don't die).

Snow just looked cheapo to me, and getting lost was a really clumsy plot device. I don't mind that we've never seen it before (cos of budget) - whenever we visit the story, it can be not Winter (no biggie for me). More annoying is that you often see people in vests and coats (summer wear and winter wear) pretty much alongside each other.

It still annoys me that everyone looks so fat - they'd all be skinny as hell being virtually vegetarian, plus all that manual labour and walking around. And no one ever seem to be hungry (this annoys me in many things!). Isn't Daryls' face fatter too, recently ? And after all that time wandering, searching for signs of Rick ? (And why didn't Michonne tell Daryl she'd found Rick's gun?)

How does Negan get 2 eggs for breakfast ? Did they ever show a decent chicken coop ?

Samantha Morton is great, and Beta too (I even liked that Daryl fight). When the team were out looking for the Whispers, why did they split up into small sub-groups at night, looking for vicious killers ?? And when caught , Alpha would not have let the sub-group free like they did - would have made more sense for them to narrowly escape.
And I'm not sure the whole Whisperers thing works for me either - again, they're all too fat to be just scavenging off stuff. And the speed at which they travel, shuffling along, they somehow emigrated down South to avoid the snow ??

The radio was a poor end to a poor episode - haven't we had that exact ending before ? And anyway, when there are helicopters about ... ?! (That never get talked about!)
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I wonder if ’Have a Nice Day’ smiley t-shirt sales have shot up.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:36   #226
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I quite enjoyed the first episode of Season 10....though I suspect I watch it more out of habit now and because its an "easy watch"....

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thought it was rubbish myself, nothing happened
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A couple of nice set pieces, but otherwise a bit blah really.

It irritates me that they're all still terrified if more than one zombie turns up. They've been killing these things for years but even if there's a group of our 'heroes', more than one walker per person is a no-win situation & a cause for instant panic.


The season finale of Fear was equally frustrating with them being unsure about clearing out the wild west town, calling for help from that smug lady after about a minute of doubt & then deciding, hey, we can clear this after all.
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Well considering the Walking Dead pattern is normally a good first ep then goes naff and comes back good again for the season break am thinking off stopping now and jsut start again when I hear its got good. For me it jumped the shark when Carl died, season 8. Unfortunately its just been renewed as I just wanted it to finish now its limping.

The good scene for me was Negan and the priests talk about leadership and the morality of lying too people. The episode starts with a cringeworthy opening narration that was so dumbed down it felt like storytime. The whole ep just felt like a recap. We have a border over here, the deers the other side, why are we not getting it? (it'll feed 200?) We're respecting the border and then just ending with seeing the bad guy, is that it? Is that all you are going to give us really? They seem to think just throwing a load of zombies on the screen to create action is enough to satisfy, perhaps for some, not me.
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Well considering the Walking Dead pattern is normally a good first ep then goes naff and comes back good again for the season break am thinking off stopping now and jsut start again when I hear its got good. For me it jumped the shark when Carl died, season 8. Unfortunately its just been renewed as I just wanted it to finish now its limping.



The good scene for me was Negan and the priests talk about leadership and the morality of lying too people. The episode starts with a cringeworthy opening narration that was so dumbed down it felt like storytime. The whole ep just felt like a recap. We have a border over here, the deers the other side, why are we not getting it? (it'll feed 200?) We're respecting the border and then just ending with seeing the bad guy, is that it? Is that all you are going to give us really? They seem to think just throwing a load of zombies on the screen to create action is enough to satisfy, perhaps for some, not me.
Agree with a lot of this.

It does really tend to dip after the season opener and the terrible ending to this episode suggests that will continue. As ever it made no sense, why make such a big deal about getting away from the fire (although it's not like they wouldn't have noticed the fire had been put out!) as quick as possible if Carol is just going to hang around on a cliff in the most obvious spot!

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I finally gave up an episode or 2 after the time jump in the last series. Is it worth going back to watch or shall I just leave it in the bin?
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I finally gave up an episode or 2 after the time jump in the last series. Is it worth going back to watch or shall I just leave it in the bin?
Bin, I tried to get back into it last season and it was just bad
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Bin, I tried to get back into it last season and it was just bad
Cheers. Think I'll delete them off my box. Too much good stuff to watch without forcing myself to watch this

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Had a good finale ep last year, am wondering howmuch I'll miss if i skip the interim episodes and just watch the tentpole ones, might try it.
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