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Re: The Walking Dead S9 v. Too late to stop
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2018, 12:30:03 PM »
Yeah....I'm opposite of you Grappler. I'm not saying this season has been outright out of the park....but in the face of what it 'has' been recently.....it's trending in the right direction. It's had way more substance and is much more compelling than it has been of late. As I've mentioned, I think Kang has done a good job of cleaning up Gimple's mess and getting the ship back on course. The time jump is going to help that even more.....and, the screen time that is left in the wake of Rick 'dying' gives them much more freedom to develop other characters.

I didn't think the bridge thing was confusing, but I do think others could see it that way - "wait, he didn't want to risk the bridge, but now he does?" 

I agree about this season.  It is feeling very fresh again after a few seasons of treading water.  Prior to this year, my expectation was that they'd do 10 seaons and they're done.  But now I don't think that will happen at all - AMC has big plans, but will they continue to hold if the ratings still continue to drop?  They were killing it with 12-13 million viewers a week during season 6, then it has slowly faded to half that over the last two seasons.  Still ggod numbers, but not as massive as they had been.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9 v. Too late to stop
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2018, 12:54:43 PM »
I didn't think the bridge thing was confusing, but I do think others could see it that way - "wait, he didn't want to risk the bridge, but now he does?" 

I'm going to re-watch that bridge scene again tonight....but if I recall I think it was Daryl who said to the group as they arrived something along the lines of "he's hurt bad.....he's trying to save the city..." or something like that. It was a pretty fast line and agreeably would have been hard for the others to understand what the F he was doing.

That being said....I think by the 6 year time jump it'll be 'legend' by that point that "Rick Grimes" saved them all from a massive hoard.
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« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2018, 10:45:13 PM »
When they all arrived at the bridge Daryl said “That here would have rolled right through Hilltop......he’s trying to take out the bridge”, then a woman screamed “He’s hurt!”

So they knew he was hurt and trying to save them all.....he died a hero to them all.
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Re: The Walking Dead S9 v. Too late to stop
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2018, 10:51:25 PM »
Thought it was another solid episode. I have to say I’ve been satisfied with this season thus far.

Curious about the ‘X’ scar on Michonnes back and if it’s a coincidence that it’s the same spot Ricks injury was? How would she have known that or seen that from her vantage point?

I like the Negan/Judith exchange as it’s clear their using her character in lieu of Carl now.

I’ve always liked the actress they cast as Magna.....especially her character Luna for ‘The 100’

Carol! Still got it!
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Re: The Walking Dead S9 v. Too late to stop
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2018, 06:23:13 AM »
Thought it was another solid episode. I have to say I’ve been satisfied with this season thus far.

Curious about the ‘X’ scar on Michonnes back and if it’s a coincidence that it’s the same spot Ricks injury was? How would she have known that or seen that from her vantage point?

I like the Negan/Judith exchange as it’s clear their using her character in lieu of Carl now.

I’ve always liked the actress they cast as Magna.....especially her character Luna for ‘The 100’

Carol! Still got it!

Carl's plot is being split up a little - Carol was taking Henry (her/King's kid) to Hilltop to be an apprentice blacksmith, like when Carl went to live at the Hilltop during this time period. 

I thought it was great.  Plenty of mystery of the last six years to unravel.  Michonne's scar apparently has to do with someone that they let in to Alexandria at one point.  Carol taking care of the asshole Saviors was awesome.  Rich and Michonne have a kid (RJ!) and of course the Whisperers.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9 v. Too late to stop
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2018, 06:47:03 AM »
With Lauren Cohen’s very quiet exit from the show being the Rick vanishing episode as well....I’m assuming when Michonne was speaking about the Hilltop and seeing if the new group could stay there and said “let’s see what she has to say”......the ‘she’ is going to be Tara. Didn’t see her at Alexandria and that’s the only other logical ‘core’ character that it could be.
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Re: The Walking Dead S9 v. Too late to stop
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2018, 06:59:13 AM »
They got rid of Rick and Maggie in the same episode? I heard everyone talking about Rick no longer being on the show, but this is the first I'm hearing of Maggie being gone as well.

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« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2018, 07:01:45 AM »
They got rid of Rick and Maggie in the same episode? I heard everyone talking about Rick no longer being on the show, but this is the first I'm hearing of Maggie being gone as well.

Yep. But the thing is....there was no ‘goodbye’. In the time jump she’s just gonna be gone. Lauren Cohen and AMC couldn’t come to a contract agreement so she shot a new pilot called ‘Whiskey Cavalir’ That’s gonna air soon. The door is open for M’Aggie to return supposedly.....but her character is gone for the foreseeable future. Just a quiet exit. Kind of strange.
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Re: The Walking Dead S9 v. Too late to stop
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2018, 07:03:29 AM »
Damn, that kind of sucks. With the time jump, did they just add a bunch of new characters to the mix?

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« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2018, 07:17:53 AM »
There's 5 new characters, they seem interesting but the actors are meh.
The chest tattoo girl has the same facial qualities that annoys me about Tara's face, can't put my hand on what it is exaactly heh
They have a real deaf person playing a deaf character, that's pretty cool.
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Re: The Walking Dead S9 v. Too late to stop
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2018, 08:56:49 AM »
There's 5 new characters, they seem interesting but the actors are meh.

I disagree. I liked them. Especially Magna and the Music Teacher. I've always found those two actors redeemable.


The chest tattoo girl has the same facial qualities that annoys me about Tara's face, can't put my hand on what it is exaactly heh

Really? I think she's pretty attractive actually.....that 'look' she has does the opposite to me than you.


They have a real deaf person playing a deaf character, that's pretty cool.

It is. Although....it doesn't make for a good guest on 'the talking dead'  she was on there last night and that was brutal to try and get through. Fast Forwarded near all the episode.


Damn, that kind of sucks. With the time jump, did they just add a bunch of new characters to the mix?

they did but in the comic this group of characters is pretty neat. Just a group of 5-6 people who have been together for a while like the Rick and Co. gang. I thought their introduction to the show was handled nicely.

And I thought the time jump was a good idea as well rather than deal with 'the day after' Rick dying and dragging that out they've thrown some distance between that initial phase and now there is a bit of mystery with Michonne's scar.....Maggie not being there (although that's yet to be seen on screen....but known via the internet) the way Alexandria handles outsiders etc etc. I think Kang is doing a good job at resetting this whole series and I have a bit of hope that she'll handle the Whisperer arc better than Gimple did the 'All out War' arc.
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Re: The Walking Dead S9 v. Too late to stop
« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2018, 07:16:08 PM »
I was one of the biggest TWD fans for the first 7.1 seasons. Then, season 7 just dragged on because they wanted to milk N egan and stick to the comic arc (which was dumb). There is NO WAY that Rick or Carl for that matter wouldn't have murdered N egan! Then, Gimple completely f*%#ed up by killing Carl! So many viewers bolted after that stupid decision. I've stayed ONLY because I'm a completely and have to finish it out. Once I heard Rick was leaving, the killing off of Carl was made 10 times dumber! Anyway the whispered story is upon us and hopefully it will be good, because that,s it for the show because the comics SUCK after that story.

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Re: The Walking Dead S9 v. Too late to stop
« Reply #47 on: Today at 08:48:37 AM »
I've been pleasantly surprised with this season thus far. It's been infinitely better than the previous two. Although, the last episode 'felt' like a typical Gimple episode where they spent the whole hour telling a story that could have been told in twenty minutes.

That's the issue with a (16) episode season though when it comes to AMC and this show. They just milk it for all its worth.....and at this point the writers seem to craft the season around having those 3 or 4 'filler' episodes......which is what I consider the last episode as being. Still some meat on the bone for the story but it was drug out a bit.
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