Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by RyanMM, Feb 12, 2012.
What's in the tea?
Hahahaha you said "National Guardsmen" and "extremely experienced" in the same sentence.
Part of what keeps a social experiment like Woodbury going is that everyone accepts the consensual reality - obey the rules, follow the Governor, and you're safe. Bring in anything that challenges that consensual reality, and not only do the new additions become liabilities, they start breaking down the existing stability of the group.
The Guvna's sperm.
More likely the doctor's, he made it!
Probably zombie brains, because wouldn't that be ironic?
I'm not sure how many spoons that would add up to, to be honest. Maybe 1500? I think we'd need to consult with a professional word talkin guy.
I kind of hope nothing is in the tea. There doesn't need to be anything in the tea. People will justify all manner of barbarism if they think it keeps them safe, so it's not like we need some sort of sociological justification for how a community could tolerate their totalitarian leader conducting horrific acts against perfectly innocent human beings in the furtherance of their own grand - and seemingly functional - society. Putting brainwash juice in the tea gives them an out I don't think they need, and I don't really want.
Exactly, The tea works just fine as a metaphor. (Besides, there wasn't any kool-aid around.)
On Talking Dead, the EP said the tea stuff was an inside joke that had to do with one of the writers and tea.
Well now. After all that time, everyone's dreams for the show came true.
Ho. Lee. Fuck.
In the Meray household:
I'm glad they kept that in, though I'm not sure the timing or drama of it was as good as it could have been if they had stuck to the source a bit closer. This way is a bit too deus ex machina with the whole splitting up of the group because of that asshole that ran away.
Ding dong, the witch is dead
Which old witch?
The wicked witch!
Ding dong, the wicked witch is dead
Heigh-ho, the derry-o
Sing it high, sing it low
Ding dong, the wicked witch is dead
She's gone where the zombies go
Below, below, below
Yo-ho, let's open up and sing
And ring some bells out
Overall it was a good episode - maybe a bit contrived, but very entertaining - if *very* contrived. The timing of certain things just didn't work for me. With the events in this one, they're going to have to pause for an episode or two to rebuild the group dynamic. Serious props for some excellent acting by Lauren Cohan (Maggie) in that last scene. Seriously awesome.
Is it too early to think baby names? How about T-Dog Jr?
How about Shane :-)
The baby is a girl. so I'm sure they'll go with something ridiculous and maudlin like "Hope". BTW, was I the only one that seriously thought they might go there when Maggie was trying to revive the baby right after birth and was holding it very close to her face and neck? Part of me is glad they didn't, as it would have come off far more campy than awesome, but then again, technically the baby was dead for a few moments.
I thought the fruition of the arc Carl has been on since the end of last season was brilliant. I loved the flashback to his conversation with Rick in the barn, and the look on the actors face both when he emerged from the boiler room and again in the yard when he and Maggie find Rick. Seriously good acting on very few actual lines from the kid who plays Carl. Well done!
I will pour a little of my drink out on the floor for departed cast members, but a culling had to occur given all the new (and returning) folks about to be added to the mix. I suspect that with Lori gone and a baby to take care of the group will abandon the idea of making the prison a home and move on to try to find a better place, leading to the eventual discovery of Crazy Town, Merle, Andrea and Governor Headly Von Fishtank.
Season Three - Whipping Season Two's ass with a vengeance.
The great thing about T-Dog is that it's gender-neutral. You could also go with T-Puppy. I think you hit it on the head as to what's going to motivate them to leave the prison.
I had a hope they would go with the comic book version of Lori's fate.
Now I'm wondering if certain other events from the books will happen.
From who bloo? if you could tell without spolerz.
I've never read the comic.
And one observation: according to the internet (and we know how trustworthy that can be), Maggie's sister Beth is supposed to be 16. I'll grant that she looks it, but that lady is like twenty some years old. I fear she may have Amber Tamblyn's career to look forward to.
The Unusuals was fun.
Are you blind?
Amber Tamblyn is fugly, Beth is hawt! or should I say cute, since she's supposed to be 16?
I agree, but the fact remains that the poor woman cannot seem to get a significant number of people to buy into any of her characters when she's not deliberately playing young (Joan of Arcadia) or somehow leaning on traits we commonly identify with people who are young (on House, Masters was a medical student rather than an actual doctor). For a woman who is easily in her mid to late twenties at this point (I believe she graduated from college in 2006), Emily Kinney looks remarkably young. And, fantastic though she may be to look at, I hope that she doesn't get caught the same way. You can only play less-than-quarter-life for so long before it starts getting boring and weird. She's apparently got a musical career to fall back on, though. Or not. I must admit that I haven't heard her EP.
And the most ridiculous collision? Emily Kinney played the character of Amanda Maint in one episode of The Unusuals.
This is me not liking this.
Glee! On a whim I e-mailed Sean Vannaman asking for his input on an article I'm working on related to the neuropsychology of empathy and The Walking Dead. He replied almost immediately with a shotgun blast of great info and cc'd Jake Rodkin asking him to chime in as well. Kind of made my day. I'm amazed every time a developer agrees to talk to me about this stuff, but I guess I shouldn't be. People like to talk about what they do.
My tv cut out at the last few minutes so I didn't get to see Lorie's death and AMC is a bunch of fucking Nazis so I can't fast forward to it.
This show is sliding back down my tolerance-o-meter from "potentially good" to "mediocre at best".
Talking Dead had T-Dogg on it. He seems like a nice guy. I think they should have grilled the executive producer on there a bit for not giving T-Dogg more lines, but that actually helped him be sort of a cult underdog on the show.
When T-Dogg was sticking up for the prisoners I was hoping that his back story would come out and that he'd been arrested in Atlanta and was being transported when the zombie apocalypse occurred, so he was on his way to that very prison or something.
Dat cism, yo.
I have nothing against the man myself, though I do wish he'd quit with the ridiculous invented name. I do wish that the show had maybe put a little bit more effort into getting rid of him, though, rather than letting him be a footnote ONCE AGAIN and take second billing to another person for what ought to have been his big moment on the show.
I just watched this and holy shit - I think this might be one of the best episodes of any season. Carl's face when he walked out of the room to Maggie was enough to set my bottom lip quivering and I'm not ashamed to admit that when Rick started to lose it, I suddenly found that my eyes were a little itchy.
It's great to see that they have something of a renewed vigour after floundering a lot last season. I know we're only four episodes in at this stage, but so far none of them have been duds and they've all done something to move the narrative on.
Yeah, this season is kicking last season's ass.
I'm really enjoying the way the zombies are being de-mystified a bit via the gang at Woodbury, esp. the Governor.
Zombie Thunderdome. Two men enter, two men leave (but the crowd is desensatized to biters).
Loved that Daryl's Series 3 action figure will now include poncho and possum dinner. Baby asskicker sold separately.
Too bad this episode didn't air last Sunday : Ring...ring..."Hello?". "Hello! I'm Mitt Zombie and I approve this message!"
I like how it didn't occur to anyone until after infant was delivered that maybe they should have been looking for formula before that point in time.
They probably assumed that Laurie would breast-feed.
Maggie said Lori had her looking already, actually.
Missed that bit, fair enough. Nitpicking logistics nerdery partially standing down.
Assuming Lori would just breastfeed with no problems was pretty dumb, what with Rick 2.0 always giving Any Of Us May Die At Any Time Carl speeches, but it's not like the group's had a great track record on considering basic morbid contingency plans. Plus, it rests on assuming that Lori would perform with no problems. Lori! I wouldn't have assumed she'd be able to carry a baby around without running him or her into a tree at this point.
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