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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead (TV 2010- and comic book series)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:26 pm 
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I thought the first season was pretty good, it was interesting to see how the World went to hell so fast after the out-break. The first episode of the new season has left me kind of cold though, I just don't feel any emotional investment in any of the characters. The bratty teenagers are kind of annoying, the hand-ringing of Travis and his wife is annoying, the sterotypical tough black and latino guy is.... well annoying. Funny how you bring up it not going static location wise, I am rather worried that it's going to be a "The Farm at Sea" season.

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"The Farm at Sea" - LOL

We'll see. As for E02: at least the boat keeps moving.

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Well they had better learn some tactical skills pretty quick or they should be dead. Giving away your position on the radio? Walking up from the pier waving a flashlight and yelling hello?

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead (TV 2010- and comic book series)
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reinald wrote:
We'll see. As for E02: at least the boat keeps moving.


It's going to be a "victim in every port" season...

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead (TV 2010- and comic book series)
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I enjoyed 'World War Z' there must be others, but can't remember any.

Here's Spengler's view:
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Eternal youth and living death
BY DAVID P. GOLDMAN on DECEMBER 9, 2015 in AT TOP WRITERS, DAVID P. GOLDMAN, SPENGLER
(This article first appeared in the Claremont Review of Books on Dec. 4, 2015. Republished with permission of CRB)

Pop-culture has never seen anything like this: Unprecedented ratings, a cult-following without a rival and the kind of events no other show has ever pulled off,” gushed Troy Smith in Cleveland.com on October 13th. “This past Friday night, ‘The Walking Dead’ drew more than 13,000 zombie-crazed fans to Madison Square Garden in New York City for a special premiere of Season 6.” This degree of enthusiasm for what barely counted as a B-movie genre a generation ago is one of the strangest, and most revealing, features of American popular culture.

zombies_trailerIn the 1930s, when Universal Studios brought out its classic monster films, one out of 300 features was a horror film. Monsters were different back then: exotic imports, party-crashers who clearly did not belong. We humans always guessed their hidden weaknesses, then drove a stake through their hearts. Towards the end of the Vietnam War, though, the monsters began to win for the first time. Satan successfully begat an heir in “Rosemary’s Baby,” and the devil’s child wiped out the competition in The Omen.

Ten years ago the horror genre, thrillers with an expressly supernatural element, supplied one out of 25 film industry products. By 2013 the proportion had risen to one in eight. Horror films touch a number of sore points in the American psyche. Vampires embody a perverse eroticism, which Anne Rice was tasteless enough to make explicit. Satanic apocalypse stories address a more generalized fear. The Frankenstein monster and his emulators speak to our fear of technology. Intelligent scripts and artful acting occasionally have found their way into these themes.

But the strangest thing about the horror boom is the popularity of zombies. Of all the Hollywood monsters, zombies were last to break into the big time. Starting in 1932 with “White Zombie,” a minor Bela Lugosi vehicle, zombies featured in just six films during the 1930s, eight during the 1940s, thirteen during the 1950s, and fourteen between 1960 and the 1968. Zombies filled a tiny niche within a niche, when horror itself was an exotic genre.

1968 was the year of the Tet Offensive, the Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy assassinations, and global student riots. It is also the year that Night of the Living Dead first transplanted zombies from Caribbean settings to the American heartland. We’ve had nearly 2,600 zombie movies since—500 more than vampire pictures, and nearly 1,000 more than cowboy films. If the cowboy was the emblematic American in the time of Frederick Jackson Turner, the numbers argue that zombies are just as representative today.

All the stranger, given that zombies are utterly boring. Monsters may hold our interest for any number of reasons—but why, among all the monsters, do we prefer zombies? Interview with the Vampire was a bestseller. “Interview with the Zombie” would be a Saturday Night Live sketch. Whatever one thinks about the vampire sub-genre, it provides a vehicle for character actors. Werewolves are tragic and, except during full moons, elicit our sympathy. Jack Nicholson and Anthony Hopkins played lycanthropes, while Klaus Kinski and Gary Oldman have portrayed Dracula. How may A-list actors have depicted zombies, who neither talk nor have personalities? (The occasional exception, like the sensitive teen-age flesh-eater in 2013’s “Warm Bodies”, proves the rule. It was just Hollywood mixing genres.)

Apart from zombie films, only pornography repeats the same plot, requires no acting skills, and is watched obsessively by a mass audience. The story is irrelevant, the dialogue pointless. The fascination lies in the image, not in the characters or a narrative arc. The act holds viewers’ attention, and continues to fascinate when one actor after another performs it.

People don’t watch the same thing again and again unless it evokes an inner need. Watching porn does not stimulate sexual pleasure. On the contrary, prolonged exposure erodes the capacity to feel pleasure. But the voyeuristic obsession with fecund young flesh feeds our inner need to regenerate our physical existence, especially as we approach our use-by date.
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http://atimes.com/2015/12/eternal-youth ... ing-death/
I agree, zombies = boring so am going back to 'Debbie does Dallas.'


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead (TV 2010- and comic book series)
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I think Spengler is talking out of his arse and has never watched an episode of TWD in his life. It's all about the zombies...

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He is just jumping on a popular band wagon to promote his own world view and comes across as kind of desperate and uninformed doing it.

If you want to talk about the zombie genre being boring you should really point your finger to the gaming industry, because that is where that shit has really been done to death.

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abradley wrote:
Did enjoy



That was a fun movie. You would probably enjoy Shaun of the dead too if you haven't seen it already, a Brit comedy take on the Zombie genre.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead (TV 2010- and comic book series)
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Jeez, this thread is slipping away, maybe because there ain't no intellectual input ... like this:



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Still waiting for 'Interview with a Zombie.'

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I see there hasn't been any Zombie news.

Well here's some



If this excites you, which I know it will, try here.

http://kissasian.com/Drama/The-Big-Tits-Dragon

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