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#61 Anders

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 09:59 PM


Naming the character Ed Jenner was a bit too much on the nose as well, unless the writers were just trying to raise our hopes before cruelly dashing them.


Yeah, I made a chuckled Lost comparison in my head when I caught that.

Any guesses on what Jenner whispered to Rick? I think I know, but I'm curious as to what others think.


Here's my guess.
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:11 AM

Any guesses on what Jenner whispered to Rick? I think I know, but I'm curious as to what others think.


The same thing Bill Murray said to Scarlett Johansson at the end of Lost in Translation.

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#63 Jason Panella

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:49 AM

There's a whole thread of potential comments at the AV Club (most of them pretty vulgar and pretty funny). A few of my favorites Jenner-to-Rick comments:

"There are only twelve Cylon models."
"Frank Darabont's original draft was better."
"There is...another...Skywalker."
"Do you like movies about gladiators?"

Seriously, though, my guesses in order of how right I think I am:

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#64 Jason Panella

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 02:32 PM

Season 2 trailer debuts. That scene on the highway? Creeeeeeepy.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 02:48 PM

Really looking forward to the second season. A lot of potential stories and characters to mine here.

#66 Nathan Douglas

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:25 PM

Whoa. Darabont may be stepping down as showrunner.

If this is true, then my hopes for the show have actually lifted quite a bit.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:41 PM

Glen Mazzara is the new showrunner.

#68 Jason Panella

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:14 AM

Glen Mazzara is the new showrunner.


I honestly think this is a good move.

#69 M. Leary

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

I can't quite see it, but man I sure loved the brief run of Life.

#70 Jason Panella

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:28 PM

I can't quite see it, but man I sure loved the brief run of Life.


I have high hopes, since Mazzara also wrote the best episode of the first season (after the pilot, that is).

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:05 AM

This article discusses Darabont's dismissal and paints a strange picture of what has been happening at AMC over the past year.


Has AMC had too much success too soon? Are they shooting themselves in the foot by having public contract disputes with the creators of "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," renewing a frustrating show like "The Killing," and cutting the budget/changing the show runner of their biggest hit, "The Walking Dead"?

This article has me concerned about the quality of season 2 of "The Walking Dead" and the future of AMC in general.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:08 PM

Zombie engagement pictures.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 05:34 PM

Season 2 premieres tonight.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 06:02 PM

Catching up on last season right now.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:55 PM

Watching the season finale before the premiere. It's better than I remembered.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:34 PM

Last season, I thought they didn't know what to do with the kids. But I didn't think they would kill both of them off(?) in the first episode.

The Horde sequence at the beginning was great, while the rest of the episode dragged a bit. With the arc of the episode, though, it should have felt like that.

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Morgan : Rick
Diane : Dale Cooper

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:12 AM

Is anyone else bothered by crucifixes in Protestant churches?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:45 AM

That has come up a lot on the web sites I have been frequenting...even from people who are not Christians of any stripe.

#79 Jason Panella

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:58 AM

Is anyone else bothered by crucifixes in Protestant churches?


I watched the episode last night (thanks to AMC, for streaming it from their site), and laughed every time they showed this.

For the most part, I liked the episode. It had a lot of the same problems that plagued the first season (dialogue! pacing! acting!), but there were some bright spots. And some of the set pieces were just incredible. The highway scene in particular was great.

I also liked seeing Daryl take a few steps toward actually becoming a real character.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:23 AM

Is anyone else bothered by crucifixes in Protestant churches?


Ha. As a Lutheran Christian, I'll posit that they stumbled into a Lutheran church. ;) Seriously, though, was there anything on-screen to signify the denomination? We're presuming that it wasn't from a pro-crucifix tradition because the design of the church resembled the sort of smallish, country church that'd normally be Baptist or non-denominational or Pentecostal, particularly in the south, right?

Hey, the show's fairly clumsy with everything that doesn't involve the zombies themselves, so the odds are that they just fudged it for dramatic effect. It's a lot less direct to complain to a couple of sticks, would be the world's thinking. It's up to us to take it to the next level and ask whether these appropriations of symbols, placed in this context, has anything of larger theological import to say. For example, nobody ever sets a "yell at/cry to God" scene like this inside one of those modern megachurches with its worship space indistinguishable from a lecture hall or capable of doubling as a basketball court.