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    December 11, 2015 4:43 pm When I watch a show on Netflix it automatically skips the intro and the next episode just stars at the beginning. Does it when I watch Madmen and JJ
    April 1, 2013 12:34 pm Let me guess...Season 4 they go the abandon Georgia aquarium and have to jump some zombie sharks to get by.
    April 1, 2013 10:32 am SPOILER WORTHY.... I personally was underwhelmed by season three, including last nights finale. Season thEre had way too frequent set up episodes that lead to little or nothing. Epsecially in the second half of the season. During the mid-season finale they build up a lot of hype over Merle & Daryl being pitted against one another. The set up for the fight was a major bait and switch as Merle simply tries to fake out until he can catch the govenor off gaurd. From this point on in the show, they hint at a major war...a strike on the prison. The first when Axel was killed was fabulous. It took you by surprised, it hightened the stakes, and showed that the govenor as a character was more of a threat. No more bark, he's biting. However, there never seemed to be an episode to come after with any level of the same excitement. Long drawn out set up scenes. The entire season seemed to follow this formula of set it up, set it up, wait for it...wait for it...REVEAL!!! Oh that's it? Even Michonne as a character got an amazing fan service introduction in the Season 2 finale, that seemed to promise a new angle, only to have a few kind of cool moments in season 3. The 2nd season has such a compelling "page turn" to each episode, epic cliff hangers and a tighter narrative to the entire story, though it went in to sub stories. Season 3 had nothing like that. The "page turn at the end of the season 2 opener was more compelling than anything in season 3. Last nights finale didn't even leave me interested in picking up in the fall. Season two's finale had layered elements that made you sick to the stomach you had to wait from May to October. Rick's crew loses their home and security, they are also scattered weaking their survival chances, a main character dies, Rick finally has to do something about Shane which takes it's toll on him and Laurie, Andrea saved by "mystery woman" intoducing a fan fav from the comics, Rick reveals what the doctor told him in the season 1 finale which added world building, and finally the last shot is of the now famous prison which at the time they hadn't discovered. There was nothing like this in last nights episode... Andrea died in a very been there done that sort of way. The govenor disappears, but who cares he's become a cartoon villian not an authentic scary figure. Rick turns the prison into a soup kitchen for Woodbury refugees.. the end. REALLY?
    March 21, 2013 4:29 pm Terminator vs Predator....!
    March 21, 2013 4:17 pm Well fry me some chitlins and call me Darlene...Thanks!
    March 20, 2013 2:03 pm Vadamowens, I totally agree about how som people break it down WAY too much. i know someone who won't watch it becuase it's not following the comics continuity. I personally never had a problem with Rick or Shane's accents and I live in Kentucky. But I guess I'm coming from a place where my brother got me all hyped up to start watching this show after the finale of season 2. So I watched season 1 in like a weekend, bought season 2 on iTunes and was totally sold. Season three has just been very ...meh and too see the govenor become some Hannibal Lector cartoon was just disappointing to me. Anywho good stuff dude...or dudette
    March 19, 2013 2:41 pm Well that's your opinion...My opinion is my oinion as well. That said here are plenty of other examples of the same thing done 1000 times... The Shinning, Cape Fear, Scream, I know What You Did Last Summer, No Counrty For Old Men, The Thing, Any Nightmare on Elm St, Any Friday the 13th, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, The Fan, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (jessica Beil Remake), Kalifornia, Silence of The Lambs...That's just off the top of my head. The looming in the dark "will he find her thing has been done to death and is incredibly cliche. That's my point. And the Govenor was a character at the begining of the season that was frightening because of his charm, his collected nature and the fact that his logic was totally normal to him. Keeping heads, trying to experiement on his walker daughter. Lying about killing the army guys, Convining people they can't leave and not to question his authority are all a lot scarier than some loony snooping around in the dark whsitling corny tunes. it was just so out of context with the show. The context of the series has always been about the horror of what you'd do in the same given situation. things like Rick having to kill a friend. Chopping off Herschel's leg, leaving people behind, killing the guy in the bar, kicking Tyrese and crew to the curb. Pondering those realist scenarios is what makes th series scary, tense, and special... Not cookie cutter B movie level scenes with cheap jump scares and cliches.
    March 18, 2013 5:06 pm Honestly, I thought the scene with Andrea on the run in the dark was cliche and out of context with the show. What made/makes th govenor scary or a real threat is that he is so unpredictable, his motivations are never quite understood and to him his actions ar normal. I foun that the whistling and the hamfisted lomming around in the dark was has been done to death. I was expecting Jack Torrance to jump out and Heeeeeer's Johnny!!! The terro that makes this sho so great has always come from it's plausability. When the Govenor turned into this over the top character it just felt like I was watching an old episode of X-Files or Tales from the Crypt. The scene and his the actor's performance was hinted with too much character and much less grounding in reality than Walking Dead is known for. Perfect example was Shane in season two. His perspective was not always wrong, but the lengths he was willing to go were frightening. John Bernthal never played Shane with a "Max Caddy" Cape Fear since of looming or psychological profile. I fault it more to the director than the actor who plays the Govenor he is fascinating. But what has always been frightening about WD is the reality not the cookie cutter shock value.