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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #70 on: December 27, 2017, 11:04:26 AM »
Ok I wasn't aware of the controversy. So it looks like other people had the same remarks as me but I disagree with them directing it at the actress, not the character and I disagree with them on making it as though it's the actress fault. It's totally the producers and the show runners fault, they should have put her character on hiatus until she's good and ready to be back. Like they did with that black Alexandrian character with glasses when the actor needed to pursue other projects.

What's she supposed to do?  Lose weight while being pregnant, which is detrimental to her baby, just for your enjoyment of a make-believe television show? 

1. She's not supposed to do anything, it's the show runners responsibility.
2. I don't give a flying fuck about her pregnancy and I don't know why we're talking about it. It's like going to the circus and juggler is only juggling two apples and the audience member next to you in going "It's okay, I heard he has shoulder pain", how the fuck does that pertain to the experience I paid to see?
3. Again her personal issues and my enjoyment of a make-believe TV show should have nothing to do with each other, they shouldn't conflict or relate. Should children in Africa starve just so you can type your forum posts in bigger font? That makes about as much sense as her pregnancy relating to my enjoyment of the show.


Also, Alanna Masterson herself said the following last year:

http://www.eonline.com/news/812719/the-walking-dead-s-alanna-masterson-fires-back-at-body-shaming-trolls-your-mother-should-be-ashamed

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"Dear Instagram trolls, body shamers, and the men and woman who think it's ok to comment on my weight: I hope that you don't have children," Masterson wrote on Instagram Tuesday, alongside a photo of her little girl.

 "And if you do, I hope you teach them about kindness and acceptance," she added. "I hope they learn that it isn't ok to make fun of people or call people names. I hope one day YOU learn what it takes to be a parent. A kind, selfless parent. A working parent. A parent that puts themselves in someone else's shoes."

Masterson was in the second and third trimesters of her pregnancy while filming the previous sixth season in 2015. She had also called out body shamers on Twitter when she was eight months pregnant.

Her character was not pregnant and the actress dressed in loose-fitting shirts and heavy sweatshirts to hide her baby bump. Masterson has said in interviews she often brought and fed her daughter on set.

"Maybe you can't get it through your thick f--king skull, but nursing a baby for a year (and pumping in a van between takes, in the dead of summer in Georgia) is a lot of work, determination, and scheduling," she said on Instagram. "So before you decide to make a comment about my chest being 'too large' or how 'fat' I've become, just know that this little girl got the best start to life."

"I wouldn't have changed it for a second. I would've gladly continued to eat enough calories to produce milk for her little bones to grow," she added. "Also, grow the f--k up. Your mother should be ashamed for raising such a judgmental bully. I'm sure she knows how 'courageous' you must be for trolling and hiding behind your Iphone and computers."

Masterson's recent episode of The Walking Dead contained her character's most action-packed scenes.

"P.s. I would LOVE to see any man or woman give birth to a baby, nurse the baby, and then work 17 hour days and NAIL their own stunts," she wrote on Instagram. "P.s.s. Be kind to each other. We need it now more than ever."

Here's what I see, not only did these dimwitted fans make the problem about the actress, when it should be about the character and the show runners, but they also allowed her to make this a body shamming issue and bullying issue, which in a million fucking years I wouldn't have thought it would be.
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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #71 on: December 28, 2017, 10:29:16 AM »
People were complaining about the size of her boobs while I was admiring them.

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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #72 on: January 15, 2018, 03:53:57 AM »
So Gimble is being 'moved' to overseeing the entire Walking Dead TV franchise and Season 9's new showrunner is Angela Kang.
To be honest Gimble needed to go, I don't know whether he's burnt out and lost his spark - but the show has been on a downward spiral to a couple of seasons.

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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #73 on: January 15, 2018, 05:55:12 AM »
But will he really be gone if he's overseeing the overall franchise?

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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #74 on: January 15, 2018, 06:32:03 AM »
So Gimble is being 'moved' to overseeing the entire Walking Dead TV franchise and Season 9's new showrunner is Angela Kang.
To be honest Gimble needed to go, I don't know whether he's burnt out and lost his spark - but the show has been on a downward spiral to a couple of seasons.

Agree. At first he was a Saviour of sorts getting the show back on track after Mazzera went off the rails. But somewhere around the 90 minute Morgan-centric episode he started to lose it as well and has never recovered. He completely botched Negan and the All out War arc.
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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #75 on: February 20, 2018, 07:22:30 PM »
Doesn't look like Lauren Cohan(Maggie) will be returning for Season 9. I'm sure it's too late to kill her off this season, so I suspect her character will probably die offscreen between seasons.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/walking-dead-star-lauren-cohan-season-9-contract-books-lead-abc-pilot-1086628
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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #76 on: February 20, 2018, 07:50:35 PM »
Funny how I started this thread feeling a little excited at the beginning yet abandoned the show two episodes into the season. I don't really have any motivation to go back and rewatch at the moment. I think when a show has an indefinite end goal, unless you work towards something it just gets milked over and over again.

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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #77 on: February 20, 2018, 09:47:58 PM »
Doesn't look like Lauren Cohan(Maggie) will be returning for Season 9. I'm sure it's too late to kill her off this season, so I suspect her character will probably die offscreen between seasons.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/walking-dead-star-lauren-cohan-season-9-contract-books-lead-abc-pilot-1086628

Good. Maggie’s a horrible character anyway.


Funny how I started this thread feeling a little excited at the beginning yet abandoned the show two episodes into the season. I don't really have any motivation to go back and rewatch at the moment. I think when a show has an indefinite end goal, unless you work towards something it just gets milked over and over again.


I still watch, just with lowered expectations. I like zombie and apocalyptic movies, no matter how bad they are. This show isn’t all that bad when you realize it’ll never get back to Frank Darabont level good again.
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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #78 on: February 21, 2018, 07:06:04 AM »
I think if after 8 seasons of a show, regardless of genre, it only gets worse in terms of storytelling and meanders with no ascertainable or intriguing plot I would rather spend my time watching a ton of the other good shows out there. But that's just me.
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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2018, 07:58:01 AM »
I think if after 8 seasons of a show, regardless of genre, it only gets worse in terms of storytelling and meanders with no ascertainable or intriguing plot I would rather spend my time watching a ton of the other good shows out there. But that's just me.

It would behoove them, if they want to change the momentum.....to work an 'end goal' into the story. I think the comic works with the Rick vs 'insert bad guys' because there's more freedom to tell the story in that medium. The Rick vs 'insert bad guy' cycle on the show has worn it's welcome out. It's just a tired...lazy way of going on with the show. Perhaps the new show runner will have a fresh take on things in season 9?
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Re: The Walking Dead - Season 8 (spoilers)
« Reply #80 on: February 21, 2018, 08:40:49 AM »
The biggest headline about this show I've seen in the past few week is "Walking Dead to Finally Feature a Fully Nude Walker". Feels like I jumped ship before things got interesting.
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