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Old 2011-11-09, 12:43 PM   #46
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The show has slowed down at this stage for 2 reasons. 1 Character development. 2 budget, its fairly cheap to film the same location and not need a lot of walkers and CGI/makeup

I am enjoying the story, but it would be nice to have a bit of excitement more often.
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Old 2011-11-11, 05:04 PM   #47
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I hate to say this but I found the last episode a touch slow although I did enjoy it. However this story line is in danger of becoming a bit dull at the moment.
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Old 2011-11-23, 08:05 AM   #48
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Last few episodes can be summed up in one word:

SLOW
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Old 2011-11-23, 08:26 AM   #49
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Next Sunday's episode is the last of the year. If it doesn't pick it up, I may not pick it up as well when it returns in Febuary.
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Old 2011-11-23, 12:22 PM   #50
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That last episode was terrible in terms of plot development. They must not have any budget at all.

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Old 2011-11-23, 12:36 PM   #51
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....Has Season 2 started?????
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Old 2011-11-23, 01:03 PM   #52
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To quote (modify) another famous movie line....

"Ah, now eventually you do plan to have ZOMBIES on your ZOMBIE show, right? Hello?"

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Two points if you guess the original movie
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Old 2011-11-25, 09:42 PM   #53
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They must not have any budget at all.
It's a huge show for AMC. How can their budget not be decent? Just asking, as I'm only assuming here.
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Old 2011-11-25, 10:35 PM   #54
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AMC actually "slashed" the budget for season 2. Show runner Frank Darabont who had a large role in the creative vision for season one was fired over his protests to the budget cuts.

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Sources say last fall, even before the first episode of the show had aired, AMC let it be known that it would effectively slash the show's second-season budget per episode by about $650,000, from $3.4 million to $2.75 million. AMC cut the budget and pocketed a tax credit previusly applied to the show. An AMC source says the size of the cut cited by sources is "grossly inflated" and that the second-season budget represents a more typical and sustainable number for a basic cable show.

I am starting to wish AMC listened to Frank because this season has been rather boring.
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Old 2011-11-25, 10:43 PM   #55
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Keep in mind also that in addition to a smaller budget, the number of shows in Season 2 has doubled compared to Season 1. So the money is spread even thinner. It's all explained in a link posted earlier in this thread.
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Old 2011-11-26, 09:31 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by rob1 View Post
To quote (modify) another famous movie line....

"Ah, now eventually you do plan to have ZOMBIES on your ZOMBIE show, right? Hello?"

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Two points if you guess the original movie
I won't claim any points as I used google, but I should have got it as it was on last night and I watched enough of it to hear Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park bemoaning the lack of dinosaurs on the dinosaur ride. He should have been more careful in what he wished for!
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Old 2011-11-26, 10:27 PM   #57
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It's unfortunate the show has somewhat stalled. I really liked the first season's episodes which were so much more exciting. Hopefully, things start to pick up soon.
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Old 2011-11-28, 12:35 AM   #58
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This mid-season end was so extremely predictable even if I never read the comics. There were no surprises.
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Old 2011-11-28, 09:02 AM   #59
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Not sure if my copy got cut off early, but the ending seemed....blah!

In my copy, the ending is where Rick and wife are discussing things after he discovers the pills. It just seems to end without a note of any sort.....


However, my copy had none of the ending credits, etc, so I have to wonder if a few minutes was cut off. Is that where the episode stops?
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Old 2011-11-28, 09:51 AM   #60
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^Haven't watched this weeks episode yet (ep 7) but didn't that happen last week (ep 6)?
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