The Walking Dead - Season 7

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  1. meyers7

    meyers7 Smarty Pants

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    Well I guess it's about time to bring back the #1 watched cable show. Yea they left us hanging at the end of Season 6, much to our dismay. Soooo, hopefully they will make it up to us. (my bet is on Abraham)

    Looks like we get Negan, Rick and Alexandria, Jesus and Hilltop and at some point Ezekiel.

    There is a 2 hour The Journey So Far this Sunday (10/16) night at 9:00. Behind the scenes, interviews, etc. Also starting Sunday and going through the following weekend, people can binge on Season 1-6 leading into the Season 7 premier on 10/23.

    Here's the trailer from Comic-con

     
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  2. Letsgohuskies11

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    My guess is 1:55 minutes of not knowing who Negan killed, and then we find out in the last 5 minutes of the episode
     
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    Well your guess is gonna be wrong. The season 7 premier episode is only 1:06 long. ;)

    Prolly get 1:01 of not knowing and then after the 20th commercial break, who Negan killed. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Letsgohuskies11

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    haha yes the other 54 minutes will be commercials
     
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  5. G0UCONN

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    I think Glenn is dead. This time for real...
     
  6. B1GEast

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    This has become a soap opera for guys.

    Can't destroy the Glen Maggie relationship.

    I think Darryl bites it, he killed all those guys with an RPG.

    Should be an interesting season, but honestly, I think it's getting tired, IMO, time to jump the shark
     
  7. Chuck

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    If Darryl goes so do a lot of viewers. I think he is as, or more untouchable as Rick. I think it's Glen's time (again). Part of me hopes it's Abraham or Sasha, but that would be a bit of a cop out.
     
  8. Deepster

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    I just watched the trailer. A tiger on a leash, huh?
     
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  9. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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    The show has wandered a little too far into Mad Max territory for me. I'll give this season a try, but I'd be willing to dump it if it doesn't improve.

    It's unfortunate really, that the ordinary, simple and fairly realistic struggles of people in such a situation weren't enough to sustain it. Negan and his following are highly unrealistic in a show that already asks a lot on that score.
     
  10. G0UCONN

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    All true

    Still love it
     
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  11. Letsgohuskies11

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    why mad max?
     
  12. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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    I was reminded of these groups of violent lunatics, who's primary activity seems to be attacking and raiding others rather than trying to build anything themselves. Those people exist in the real world, on the margins, but can only ever be a small minority, as there otherwise wouldn't be enough productive people to sustain them.

    In a post apocalyptic wasteland of any kind, those who are violent and heavily armed would have an initial advantage. This far in to it, they'd be extinct. There is no way that they feed and arm a group that large solely on extortion. Mad Max was similar.
     
  13. Dove

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    I'll admit Andrew Lincoln earned his $90,000 on that episode. That was amazing.

    Sheeeyit, man!

    After last season's finale I thought it was Glenn who was Neegan's personal carnival sledge hammer game. But seeing it was the big, strong Abraham was not a shock. But then the second head knock?!? Brought TV special effects to its knees. I...have...a...headache. I will see Glenn in my sleep tonight. And that scares me.

    God...that Glenn death actually had me pulling what's left of my hair. That was fvccked up.

    The season has slammed it's foot on the gas and here we go...



    EDIT: Now I read this thread and saw there is a trailer. Not watching it...
     
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  14. G0UCONN

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    I thought they were taking Carl's arm too. Intense.
     
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    I'm glad to see the have portrayed Negan as he has been portrayed in print. He is going to torment Rick and company, but the day of his reckoning is going to really be something to look forward to.
     
  16. Deadrody

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    Well, if you followed the comics, that wouldn't be much of a spoiler.
     
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  17. Deadrody

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    Again, kinda tough for that to fall on the people writing the show since they have source material that they're following.
     
  18. Chuck

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    I didn't read the comics, so people here know more about the future. I don't see the Negan / Mad Max analogy at this point. I don't know that he doesn't produce anything. His organization and commerce, alone, maybe enough for a while. I've seen the rebirth of society in Walking Dead as an accelerated history of man. After the initial chaos, people were in small family units. Then they expanded those family units into larger gangs (but still not particularly organized, and still wanderers). Then they went somewhat feudal by building fortresses and having hierarchies. Is Negan's crew the building of Empires? Is Negan Rome? Or maybe we're still in Greece. Pretty effective regimes until they weren't.
     
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  19. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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    Don't really care why...it's simply how I see it.

    On to episode 1. Grisly. Nasty. What will our heroes do now? Maggie will get to Hilltop and have her baby. Rick will tell the story to the folks at Alexandria, who will piss their pants because they were already a bunch of wimps.

    Team Rick: Really needs a nice, well scoped hunting rifle and a capable shooter. It's certainly worth sacrificing Daryl to take Negan out, and it wouldn't be difficult.
     
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    HuskyHawk I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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    Closest real analogy for Negan might be the Vikings. But really after their pillaging they settled and began producing themselves. They were also great traders. Maybe the Mongols under Genghis Khan, but they massacred to claim territory.
    In a recent literary sense, I see some parallels with the government in the Hunger Games, which essentially did nothing, but used its military might to take the production of outlying territories.
     
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  21. Mr. Conehead

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    Did anyone watch the Talking Dead right after the season premier? First, it was fun watching all of the LA actors squim in the rain. Second, the actor who played Glen, Steven Yeun, barely said a work the entire 60 minutes. Almost looked drunk. Michael Cudlitz, who played Abrmaham, on the other hand was very engaging.

    Overall, the double tap was somewhat of a surprise. I thought Darrell was going to be the Lucille's second victim, though.
     
  22. Dogdeacon

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    Very good re-start. Definitely 90% there on Negan, IF he'd taken Carl's arm I'd be 100%. Logistics of having to film a TV show with half-an-arm pretense came quickly to light when Negan showed mercy on Rick & Carl.
    Final word on last season's debacle is they 100% could have shown him clobbering Abraham @ end of last season (as I recall saving the dramatic impact of the death was their #1 rationale for cliff-hanger) and still had just as impactful of a season premier via adding Glenn's demise - especially with the graphic portrayal of that.

    I don't think I understand or that we are supposed to understand exactly what 'the group's' new role and duties are to Negan, but better that they show not tell.

    Overall 100% satisfied with season debut.
     
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  23. Deadrody

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    Totally agree. They basically outwitted themselves on that one.
     
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    Very good start to Season 7. Considering what they did at the end of Season 6, I thought they recovered pretty well. Getting Rick from defiant to submissive was done very well.

    With Carol and Morgan meeting the Kingdom, we'll have 4 major groups in play (Alexandia, Hilltop, The Saviors and The Kingdom). Should be able to get very interesting with combining 1 or 2 against another.
     
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    Uh oh, isn't the Kingdom the deal with CGI Tiger pet? I liked the opener, Negan wouldn't bother to wipe 'The Governor' off his shoe and generally think a new theme of fledgling societies co-existence is long overdue (replacing 'you don't understand what it takes to surviiiiiiive out here') but I'm worried about ridiculousness of the tiger and over-indulgence in guilt from Daryll, Maggie and The Abraham love triangle. I'm gonna start Westworld as a hedge.
     
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    Yes Ezekiel has the pet tiger. Yea, we'll have to see how that works. I don't know it's significance in the comics, so???

    Well Daryll I'm sure is gonna have to deal with guilt about Glenn's death for probably quite some time.

    I think this will probably give Maggie some resolve and she may take over leadership at Hilltop.

    The Abraham love triangle is done now. Sasha might have some trouble, she's lost Tyreese, Bob and now Abraham, pretty much in succession. I think it may help Rosita move on. She'd lost him to Sasha, but not he's completely gone.

    I agree, it's time to see some society building.
     
  27. Fishy

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    The peculiar genius of The Walking Dead over the past season-plus....

    Just pulling you back after they'd everything possible to turn you off of the show for good.
     
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    Last night's Carol - Morgan episode was great. Carol's skepticism matched the viewers and Ezekiel's answers 100% worked. I honestly can't remember a character on the show with introspection and the show and him both embraced having fun with tigers and non-violence make-believe. And obligatory fun with zombie gore to boot.
     
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    Agree. My initial reaction matched Carol's, and yet Ezekial won me over. It was a nice break from last week, focusing on characters has always been the strength of the show.

    Now the obvious path is an alliance between Alexandria and the Kingdom and war with Negan's Saviors. Both sides could start by poisoning their food delivery at the same time, and then launching an offensive using ambush tactics. That would be my strategy.
     
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    Don't forget, they might be able to get Hilltop in on this too. "The Sheriff, King Ezekiel and Jesus. It would seem the Saviors would have a tough time keeping track of all three groups.

    I thought it was kind of neat how they dropped the viewers into The Kingdom, just like Carol. So we were experiencing/learning about it like she was.
     
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