I completely agree that the lack of knowledge of what might or will come makes this show exciting but I do have to say that Negan was awesome and that one scene tells me that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is going to be great in the role. It was the cliffhanger that sucked and the shame of it is that the cliffhanger completely overshadowed JDM's terrific intro.I find myself enjoying FtWD more than the parent show, mostly because we dont know where it's going. Consider the ending just two weeks past. Everyone for months had been bigging Negan up - "Oh he's so badass! He is gonna fuck some shit up with his bat! This is going to be AWESOME!", but when his debut lands with a thud, everyone gets super pissed.
I must have watched a different finale. I know people were pissed about the "cliff hanger" (I wasn't one of them), but Negan's introduction was anything but a thud (unless you're referring to the thud of Lucille).Everyone for months had been bigging Negan up - "Oh he's so badass! He is gonna fuck some shit up with his bat! This is going to be AWESOME!", but when his debut lands with a thud, everyone gets super pissed.
My love of TWD is making me watch this, but I still find the show frustrating. And so much bad writing. I have to bullet point the scene which annoyed me the most:
- The Gang is sitting down to a nice dinner and they hear a splash
- Grieving son jumped in the water (suicide?) and everyone runs to check
- Nick dives in the save him
- He catches up with the son who just says "I wanted to swim." There is no communication past that. No, WTF dude! No, dude, you alright? No, c'mon let's get back to the boat. Nothing.
- Instead Nick floats around in the water for a while.
- The Gang stands on the boat looking out over the water. Did they even ask if the son was ok? Did they forget dinner was being served? They just stand there.
- The son becomes irrelevant and is ignored for the rest of the episode.
I would almost question the logic of grabbing the log book from the flipped boat except it's clearly going to give backstory, but it's a weird thing for Nick to risk his life to grab.
The only parts of the episode I enjoyed were the daughter talking to the guy over the radio. Despite it coming off like a teen romance (guys! he sounds really cute and he's super nice, let's go help him!) you knew he was pumping her for information and this would end badly. And, of course, said super nice guy now charging towards them.
And it only took Rick and gang a year and a half to figure that out!Nick figures out that coating one's self in walker gore is a good way to pass undetected through a horde.
And it only took Rick and gang a year and a half to figure that out!
Ah okay, I don't remember that long ago. I only remember them doing it this past season. Which begs the question, if they knew it worked that early on, why don't they use that technique more often? I suppose it's not as dramatic for TV purposes to just have a dude walking alongside a zombie versus them having to worry about being attacked. It's almost as if by making that a plausible defense, the writers have kind of backed themselves into a corner (now for both shows).I can't tell if you're being sarcastic and I'm just oblivious or if you forgot that Rick and the gang used this early in the first season when they needed to get out of the department store in downtown Atlanta. May have been as early as ep 3 or 4.
Remember, we're only a couple days out from the first season finale. Maddie's got (I believe) a stash of oxy hidden, and she's giving him enough to stave off withdrawal but not enough to get a satisfying high. I would guess he was looking for his next high, but found antibiotics for Ruben Blades's daughter instead.Nick got over his drug addiction pretty damn fast. Every time I see him rooting through a medicine cabinet or a piece of luggage my first thought is he's looking for his next high, but the way things play out it seems the writers just want him to have a history of drug abuse, not to be an addict. If that's the case they should have started the series with him well into recovering.
And didn't the first season take place over a few weeks or close to a month? If I remember correctly, the first 3 or so episodes took place over a few days but then there was a jump of a week or two (time where Nick was detoxing) when the army had the group fenced in, etc. for the second half of the season.Remember, we're only a couple days out from the first season finale.
Yes, I think it was a nine-day time jump between the arrival of the military at the end of episode 3, and the start of episode 4 with the occupation already in place. From there, I think it's another week or so until Operation Cobalt.And didn't the first season take place over a few weeks or close to a month? If I remember correctly, the first 3 or so episodes took place over a few days but then there was a jump of a week or two (time where Nick was detoxing) when the army had the group fenced in, etc. for the second half of the season.