The Walking Dead (Season 3)

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  1. Samora

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    really? isnt this a drama where obstacles are a play a good part in keeping viewers watching? along with the storyline, plot points and character chemistry/interaction?


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    I, for one, do not want a story. I just want to see zombies dying and the living being eaten.
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    The Rick's wife had created so much ill will in previous seasons that even though the scene played out well, made her sympathetic, I still felt nothing for her, only for Carl and the baby.
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    The way people deal with obstacles can be intriguing. I don't know, maybe I'm just being picky about semantics. "Intriguing" means more than keeps you watching. It means it fascinates you, it makes you think, it creates a stronger interest than plain old curiosity. Am I intrigued by the question of how they'll survive with a baby? Not really. I'm mildly curious. Problem is, I anticipate that like everything else on the show, the baby will be a problem when they want the characters to have a problem, and not a problem when they don't want it to be.
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    Hmm not sure I should have checked into this thread but the entertainment factor has been significantly upgraded for me this season. For all its problems it does gruesome pretty well.

    Do we need to have a separate "read the comic book" thread? Or maybe I'm better off just participating after the season - I realize there haven't been any spoilers but I got chad level paranoia about knowing anything remotely resembling a spoiler.
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    Love the switch out one black guy for another dynamic.
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    Damn you.

    I had that exact same thought. During this episode. Why not earlier, I wonder...

    I admit to having forgotten about the 5th prisoner, so I'm a little sheepish that he snuck back in under my nose.

    Happy, like most everyone else, that Lori died. Kind of annoyed that Michonne has turned into such a dud through 4 episodes. She's all glowering and stalking and not much else, still.
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    Another solid episode. Though I don't get one thing....apparently walkers get full?
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    You'd think after eight months of surviving together, Andrea would feel a bit more loyalty to Michonne. They are turning that character into another Lori.
    I was also surprised that they revealed the Governor's daughter so quickly.
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    a surprise at the beginning and at the end, the daughter thing did surprise me and I'm glad they are revealing more of the governor's back story
    I also thought their form of "entertainment" was bizarre
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    Well, I was prepared for the daughter thing, thanks to you, but I'm thinking that this next episode is the last that will focus on the town of Woodbury, since the Governor is going to have to meet Rick and the band, which I'm guessing is will be the season 3.1 cliffhanger. Then, next season, most of the action will take place back towards the prison. This was really the only time they could introduce her. This half-season at least.

    For me, Andrea was more of a pain and I found myself wishing she'd stayed behind in the CDC compound. Now, the Governor has been trying to turn Andrea into his moll since she got there, so I will be interested to see how their relationship plays out before they discover the prison. Thing about Andrea, she is most likely the most headstrong in the band so if she sticks with the barbarism reaction to the games, there won't be much the Governor can do to change her.
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    I was surprised it wasn't an end of episode cliff hanger.
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    I hate Michionne. They've barely established her character, yet there's a story arc revolving around her. Oh no! She's leaving the compound! She senses something is wrong! She's tough! She broods! She has a sword! Look at how tough she is!
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    I think she's one of the few improvements over last season. She also displays the right amount of healthy mistrust to have survived as long as she has.
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    I think both Michone and Andrea are completely one dimensional.

    The whole Woodbury thing is symbolic of what was wrong with last season. Clearly established narrative that they're stretching over every episode tediously. We all know there's something wrong with it. The worst thing writers can do is allow viewers to get too ahead of the content and in this show's case viewers are miles ahead.
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    All I can think about when Rick starts killing zombies is "I'm Rick James, bitch"
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    I hated that entire sequence. He's breaking every rule he set in previous episodes by going lone wolf on those walkers. If they want to stay at all true to their internal logic, Rick should have died three or four times over in that cell block.
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    Well, Rick is the one character who's been allowed to develop and by going rogue on the walkers, his absence was really felt in the rest of the episode. I just sort of wonder, after living among the walkers for 8-9 months, are they really enough of a villain for him to exact that sort of rage. He whacks 3, 4, 5 walkers. Is that really a satisfactory outlet?

    As for Michonne, she has mostly glowered and stalked around Woodbury and she's been a disappointment thus far, but I'll give her a pass until we see how she meets Rick and The Band and how she fits in the Governor - Rick nexus. Of course, she maybe AWOL in the next epidsode given the show's penchant for letting dramatic threads unravel...
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    I'm thinking the Governor's story will be wrapped up this season. They seem to be going about it at a rather quick pace, giving it a lot of screen time.
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    Isnt this only the third episode in which Woodbury has been shown? They had one full episode to establish and then maybe half of two episodes. I dont think that is too excessive at all. Now, they need to allow both places to discover each other.
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    They really have too if they want to cover all the storylines from the comics. They cant really afford to drag anything out over more than a season.
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    Which is a shame because there's so much they can do with Woodbury.
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    I don't. Rick and the Governor are only going to meet in this next episode, I presume. It's going to take the next half season, at least, to resolve that.

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