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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:59 PM

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Ok...I absolutely loved the first season....didn't even know it was a comic until well into the first season...read all 89 issues last month in the way of catchup...and to be honest, I found the season opener to be fairly boring.

Sure there were some attempts at character development, especially with Andrea and Rick, and less so with some of the others although still present, and I realize that character interaction is a huge part of this show, but for a season opener, especially one 90 minutes long, I expected more...
To be honest, it fell more to me like a way of intentionally trying to throw comic fans off...

Without spoilers: It seemed like they were putting situations in that were similar enough to some comic scenes that you expected certain things to happen...and then nothing did.

I still liked it but I was really hoping to see a certain HIGHLIGHT to view:
sword wielding, zombie leashing character show up...or maybe see them stumble upon a prison.

I know the show is different from the comic, which is a good thing, but if they make it TOO different it becomes a bad thing. Not talking about the last scene here...more thinking of scenes with Shane and Rick, and the church...

Oh, yeah, and what IS the deal with the bodies in the cars, anyway?...if there isn't some explanation there, that just makes no sense at all based on what we know so far...


I really REALLY hope they stay far FAR away from the later stuff in the comic. Keep that anime/(manga?) trash out of my zombie apocalypse please.



What anime stuff? Sword does not automatically equal anime.

And lol and calling a group of 30-40 zombies a herd. I'll wait for them to CG a group of hundreds.


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has no place in something that is supposed to be grounded in reality.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:29 AM

people used swords long before anime was a term for Animation created in a Japanese style.

and hell if a sword works... and its what you can get your hands on... USE THE SWORD.. its not like it has limited ammo

besides on the show we've got a guy with a crossbow using the same bolt over and over... how is that different?

melee works for zombies

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:11 AM

Lets not add you're in a show where ZOMBIES ARE TREATED AS REAL!

Ironbite-yeah...using a sword just makes sense.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:39 AM

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:14 AM

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Lets not add you're in a show where ZOMBIES ARE TREATED AS REAL!

Ironbite-yeah...using a sword just makes sense.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:39 PM

I guess these are spoliers for non-comic readers so...

HIGHLIGHT to view:

I'm pretty sure Michonne will show up at some point. She seems to be one of Kirkman's favorite characters, and is a favorite of a lot of fans as well.
That said, I'm sure they'll make some changes to her character for the show, and I'm okay with that. The leashed zombie thing is really relatively minor in the comic so they could ditch that without any major issues...but having a sword in a post apocalyptic world where gunshots draw large numbers of zombies just makes sense. If anything it's actually more unrealistic, IMHO that they're not all fashioning more melee weapons, as well as crossbows and bows...in this world these kind of weapons have proven to be MORE practical than guns in many cases.


Back to the opener...I'm guessing they're on their way to Hershel's farm now...but I think that could have gotten there in the opener, and Carl getting shot right before a commercial break still would have had impact...they could have gotten to the farm and still had a decent ending...but I'm willing to watch the next few episodes to see where they're going.



Personally, I still want to see Shane go nuts and Carl kill him, but I get the feeling they're keeping Shane around for awhile...


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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:11 PM

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Lets not add you're in a show where ZOMBIES ARE TREATED AS REAL!

Ironbite-yeah...using a sword just makes sense.

Guys, he's talking about the pink skirt...



For the most part, the majority of the characters especially earlier in the comic, feel like real people. Later you get stuff Like Michone, and the Gov, who seem like comic book characters. One of the things that made the early Walking Dead stuff great (and is what makes most Zombie fiction great) is that it is played straight. You have believable realistic characters behaving logically for there character. This is why IMO the original Night of the Living Dead, and 28 Days later are so great. They don't try to throw in bad ass characters, or unrealistic "cool" death scenes like 28 weeks later terrible helicopter scene.

That said, blades are terrible anti zombie weapons. Chopping into a skull is going to be very difficult and will quickly dull a blade. There is also a good chance if you do chop into it, that the blade is going to get stuck. Taking a head clean off at the neck would also require a very sharp blade, and a well placed swing, and you again have the risk of blade getting lodged in the zombie. The crossbow is a pretty good choice, as it is fairly quite, capable of making a kill and has semi reusable ammo. I understand the place for melee weapons, but a quick easy to handle weapon to take them off there feet like a baseball bat is going to make far more sense than a sword. A long pitchfork would also probably be pretty handy.

Tonight's episode: Again better than all but last seasons pilot. Lighter on action and suspense than this seasons opener, but we got introduced to some new guys, and got some good character stuff from about everybody.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:10 AM

The only time that blade became realistic was when the Governor killed Tyreese, he has to keep hacking away to decapitate him.
I don't think anyone picked up Thomas machete in the prison story arc and I was left wondering where he got it from.
Last nights episode was great and why is it Andrea always gets attacked by the best zombies?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:26 PM

Watched the first episode and really enjoyed it. Hope they can keep it up for another 6 episodes. Because they sure as hell didn't manage to during season 1.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:07 PM

Actually..I concede the point that actually trying to hack into a skull with a blade is a bad idea...but I think that Kirkman was actually trying to make a differentiation between the living and the dead with the Tyrese thing, and one of the reasons a blade would get stuck in bone is that living bone swells...not sure what dead bone does, not an expert, there...and I also agree that baseball bats, especially metal ones, would make the best logical weapon, but there's reality, and then there's entertainment, so I'm pretty sure we'll still see bladed weapons, and have to assume they are continually sharpening and honing them.

Ok, this isn't comic discussion, so onto ep 2...

Pretty well done here. I like what they did with Hershel, actually, and although I did think the Veterinarian becoming the only doctor we have in a bad situation shtick has been played out, it makes sense on a farm setting to have a skilled vet as well, and everything was close enough to the comic arc to satisfy comic fans and show fans alike. Waiting to see whether they'll do anything with the barn, though...

I like the new characters overall, but they haven't had much time to develop. Personally i hope they don't draw out the Carl being shot drama much more, and we need to move on on Sophia as well, even if it's a they don't find her at all resolution, that plot point needs to move forward as well. They;re doing a good job developing rick, but Andrea needs to either get her gun back or just get killed...her being the one person to get attacked by a zombie each week is going to get old fast. I like what they did with Shane and Otis, but I get the feeling they'll find a way out and we'll get back to the Status Quo, but I'd like to be wrong on that.

Those are just my gut reactions, I may have to watch it again to get a better feel for things.

Thought that Talking Dead was pretty useless again, and Kirkman's comments that the bodies in the cars would have suffered brain trauma didn't fly with me, as mostly it looked like people were just stuck in traffic and chose so sit in their cars and die...didn't look like accidents or suicides, or that they'd been eaten, so that one still seems off, but I guess I'll go with it.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:21 PM

QUOTE(Nebucron @ Oct 24 2011, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually..I concede the point that actually trying to hack into a skull with a blade is a bad idea...but I think that Kirkman was actually trying to make a differentiation between the living and the dead with the Tyrese thing, and one of the reasons a blade would get stuck in bone is that living bone swells...not sure what dead bone does, not an expert, there...and I also agree that baseball bats, especially metal ones, would make the best logical weapon, but there's reality, and then there's entertainment, so I'm pretty sure we'll still see bladed weapons, and have to assume they are continually sharpening and honing them.

Ok, this isn't comic discussion, so onto ep 2...

Pretty well done here. I like what they did with Hershel, actually, and although I did think the Veterinarian becoming the only doctor we have in a bad situation shtick has been played out, it makes sense on a farm setting to have a skilled vet as well, and everything was close enough to the comic arc to satisfy comic fans and show fans alike. Waiting to see whether they'll do anything with the barn, though...

I like the new characters overall, but they haven't had much time to develop. Personally i hope they don't draw out the Carl being shot drama much more, and we need to move on on Sophia as well, even if it's a they don't find her at all resolution, that plot point needs to move forward as well. They;re doing a good job developing rick, but Andrea needs to either get her gun back or just get killed...her being the one person to get attacked by a zombie each week is going to get old fast. I like what they did with Shane and Otis, but I get the feeling they'll find a way out and we'll get back to the Status Quo, but I'd like to be wrong on that.

Those are just my gut reactions, I may have to watch it again to get a better feel for things.

Thought that Talking Dead was pretty useless again, and Kirkman's comments that the bodies in the cars would have suffered brain trauma didn't fly with me, as mostly it looked like people were just stuck in traffic and chose so sit in their cars and die...didn't look like accidents or suicides, or that they'd been eaten, so that one still seems off, but I guess I'll go with it.


I'm hoping it's going to end up that not everyone turns, and that was just a cover to not spoil it for later. I've never been a huge fan of 100% death/infection rate. It makes the drama they often insert around killing someone that has been bitten/infected seem kinda silly. It's fine early on, when they are "discovering" this. Dawn of the Dead remake did a pretty good job with this.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:34 AM

Okay who didn't see the ending to last nights episode coming a mile off?

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:21 AM

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Okay who didn't see the ending to last nights episode coming a mile off?


Me, apparently. I didn't like Shane before but I didn't think he was capable of that.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:19 AM

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Well, I saw that coming. As soon as I saw it was just him, I knew he left the guy behind. I must say that it was quite cold shooting him in the leg and not in the head. I mean would it have made any difference to the walkers that he was alive? I mean this episode showed that they will eat fresh dead meat, the guy hanging in the tree for example. Still, the whole scene was fairly well done, and I can totally see Shane doing that to save not just himself, but Carl too. Remember, he was willing to stay back himself a few minutes earlier. And realistically Otis should never be able to survive that trip anyways. No offense, but the dude was way too big to be able to out run the walkers.

Glenn and the chick seem destined to hook up. That should make things interesting when they eventually get kicked off the farm.

Still no word on Sophia. I am getting a bit worn out on that story thread. Either have her show up, alive or undead, or have them rescue her from whomever's holding her. On the positive side, I like the direction of the Darrel and Andrea dynamic in the late night woods search.

Overall, the episode was great, and definitely my favorite of the season so far.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:43 AM

hug Shane

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:16 AM

I think Carl is Shane's son, if this is the case it would explain a lot, I bet that's what Jenner told Rick and this will lead to Shane going off the deep end onl for Carl to kill him.
Also Hershel's farm arc is going to end with a Night of the Living Dead homage.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

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I think Carl is Shane's son, if this is the case it would explain a lot, I bet that's what Jenner told Rick and this will lead to Shane going off the deep end onl for Carl to kill him.
Also Hershel's farm arc is going to end with a Night of the Living Dead homage.


How would he know that Carl is Shane's son to tell Rick in the first place? And why wouldn't Rick flip out immediately after?

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:40 AM

Jenner took blood samples from everyone but that said Rick is donating blood to Carl and unless their both the same type or he has double O negative it shouldn't work.
Rick may want to keep the status quo and be oblivious to Lori and Shane screwing around.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

I seriously doubt that Shane is Carl's father. Lori, while crazy, didn't hook up with Shane until after they thought that Rick was dead. Also, just the way that Lori was acting towards Carl in the flashback after Rick was shot, just makes me think that Carl is Rick's son.


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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:07 AM

The writing isn't the best, but the atmosphere and general sense of realism and constant danger is pretty awesome in this show. It feels suitably large-scaled enough for a zombie show to be believable. I just watched season 1 in the past week or so, and just caught up to season 2 with last night's episode.

I'm getting tired of the girl missing in the woods. Find her or don't, but let's move on. I'm tired of waiting for Morgan and his son, also Merle, and I'm also guessing that we'll see Otis come back as a zombie and give away to everyone what Shane did. Yes, that was an obvious plot point, but it was carried out well. Basically, there's just a few too many loose ends for my liking right now.

As soon as they saw the traffic snarl and called it a graveyard, I was expecting way more than just one herd passing through in the few days they've (stupidly) stayed there. In World War Z, they (accurately, IMO) made the case that traffic jams were just full of dead, and were to be avoided at all costs. Especially with Rick telling Morgan, "stay off the roads," before himself going on a road, I thought this idea would carry over. I'm annoyed it hasn't.

I'm also annoyed that the farmhouse is lit up like a hugging christmas tree at night. We've established that a road flare will distract a whole mob for minutes at a time. These lights would bring 'em for miles! So this and the traffic thing are really bugging me, because they're somewhat breaking the reality they've been building up.

Fortunately, the character stuff has been good enough to make up for it so far. But even that's wavering a little with Darryl as he's turning into a Sawyer-type "misunderstood bad boy" rather than just an ignorant hick that's making himself useful. It's one thing to get to know him better, another to totally change him.

Still, it's a good show, one of the better ones I've seen on TV in a while and seems to be living up to the hype. I'm looking forward to where the rest of this season goes for sure!

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