If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Now that it's finally aired its mid-season finale, we can finally give you all what you've been asking for: A LEOG dedicated to talking about how much we all love The Walking Dead season t---
Um, it turns out there is a certain faction of the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen (those with their own TV-dedicated podcast who think they know SO much more than the rest of us) who aren't quite so enamored with the show. Well, this ought to lead to some *ahem* lively discussions.
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Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I just didn't watch Walking Dead Season 2 due to me just being burnt out. I'm tired of those damn zombies! Also, Walking Dead was just weak after the first episode. Did anyone in the League feel as apathetic as me about it, and if so do you think it's due to the zombie craze becoming too much or the actual quality of the show?
Stephan, I would never recommend someone try speed, but... you should try speed. Get some enthusiasm man!
I have plenty of enthusiasm... just not for the Walking Dead.
Even though the series does waver from the comics a good bit, do any of the LEOG think that Shane will get shot (I really freaking hope so. I hate him like I hate Cillian Murphy in Red Eye) and Rick will lose his hand?
Thank you, and LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE!
I'm very mixed on the new season of the Walking Dead, as I was on the first season. One of my main problems, along with the pacing, has been the female characters. They've yet to write one I find relatable or interesting. (Maggie is alright but they haven't fleshed her out yet) Worst among them is Andrea, who spent most of the season whining that Dale convinced her not to commit suicide. In a world where billions are dead I really couldn't stand that. Then she risked not only Dales life by shooting him but Shane and Rick's lives too by firing a rifle bullet into the group at long range. Worst of all, she did it solely because the guys didn't include her. Then no one calls her on it.
So what do the boys and girls of the LEOG think? Am I completely off base or just biased because I read the entire run of the comic in between the seasons?
I have to agree with you, the female characters are pretty poorly done - Lori and Andrea are two of the worst characters on the show. Sofia's mom, whats-her-name, is my favorite female character because she is thankfully the least developed. It feels like to be a woman on the Walking Dead, you have to have abrupt mood swings, act pissy now and then, and give people the silent treatment.
Better then shooting someone in the leg and leaving them to die because then you just look like an asshole
Harsh criticism of Andrea. First off that was a good shot and Darryl did look like a zoombie at 500m. Plus it only grazed him so no real harm done. Yes she whined alot but cut her some slack. She did lose her only family whom died in her and by her hands. Not everyone has a mind or heart made of ice. Andrea seem to be recovering and pretty decent shot, an asset in the zompocalypse world
For some reason, they got really wrapped up the 'Sophia is lost' storyline and dragged it out to 5 or 6 episodes. That's why it felt so dull. Had they resolved it in one episode it would have flowed better and left time for more interesting stuff, like the prison or the Governor.
As for the last scene, I think it had impact but was greatly diminished with copious slow motion. Seriously, Zack Snyder never dragged a scene out that long.
the thing that killed me when it came to that scene is
"WEVE DONE THIS BEFORE! without the slow mo!"
It's called the first few minutes of the first episode, that "Cold opening" where we see rick in the gas station,Also the fact that Sophia was less developed then her comic book counterpart didn't hurt that resolution either.
Could not disagree more. I was truly engrossed buy the search for this kid and learning how all the other characters thought they should deal with it. How can you not be interested in the questions like is it acceptable to abandon a lost child in a zombie apocalypse? Is it acceptable to leave a good man to his death to save a child? Is it ethical to have a baby in a zombie apocalypse? Is it reasonable to actually hope that a cure for the dead could still be found, and if not, is it reasonable to do what Shane did in the finale? Also, dud my ass, I got chocked up. Also, do you really think they'd be devoting an episode to it if they thought it was that dull? Come on