Dec. 5, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST
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Dec. 5, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST
pretentious and uninspired.
Dec. 5, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST
Worth the wait really. I laughed when you said , "Put a bullet into my head." and he goes, "Love to!" Heh. <p> The best thing I took away was this quote, "They are all in an extraordinary situation which has no right answer or right way to behave." I have always come to this type of thinking, especially when I see Talkbackers [Walkbackers?] saying the characters actions are so stupid because of what *they* would do if they were in that situation. I find that completely irrelevant to characterization.
Dec. 5, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST
by Booster Gold Lives
The photo of Lincoln and the horse both sitting on the mats should've been saved for your BTS column, because that's a great shot...had to look twice to see what the horse was doing. Other than that, great interview. I think one of the things about this show is that we fans of the books have an extra level of tension because we know what's coming (for example, the prison, the Governor, etc.) and while we're anxious to get there, we know it'll be a shitstorm when we do. Awesome stuff.
Dec. 5, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST
6 sucks! I need more!
Dec. 5, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST
a chore to watch.
Dec. 5, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST
Dec. 5, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST
great writer. great dialogue writer. great southern dialogue writer. reads authentic and true!
Dec. 5, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST
They're survivors, and they gotta hole up somewhere, right? Made sense to me. Didn't agree w/ the criticism that ep.
Dec. 5, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST
it's a real horse? i thought it was a well made fake used for the falling and attack shots. the muscles don't look right in that seated position (if horses will typically even sit like that at all)
Dec. 5, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST
<p>... but not loving it. Yet. </p> <p>I get the sense that next season will drive on into deeper darker places and, that's what will keep me watching. I am, however, loving Andrew Lincoln in this. </p>
Dec. 5, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST
i am getting a "Unable to connect to database server".could someone look into this or Harry just removed the review? tx.
Dec. 5, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST
Tbh, there are just so many holes in logic and general storytelling in this. The show is FAR FAR too slow and meandering for a zombie apocalypse and they telegraph everything far too much.<p> I mean ep 4 starts with a dragging 10 minute long monologue between 2 characters we hadnt really met, didn't care about and about crap that had no impact on anything. You knew it was cathartic trite just to try and have some hook for one of the two dying, some reconciliation before the end. It didn't work, I cared even less and more than that, they bored me.<p> How you make people care or get to know characters isn't by how much screentime or lines they have, it's about what they do within that time.<p> I just think it could be a LOT snappier without losing anything. Having a bunch of misfits around a campfire is not entertaining, having them all being attacked IS entertaining unfortuntely it makes up a fraction of the time allotted to each episode.
Dec. 5, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST
Dec. 5, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST
But that doesn't mean the series hasn't maintained a level of quality for all six episodes. I'm kind of sick of the Ain't it Cool News reactions that either fall into the camp of it's the greatest thing ever or it's a complete travesty. Most stuff is in-between, folks.
Dec. 5, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST
Everyone knows real zombies can't smell.
Dec. 5, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST
No worries. <p> Not everybody should be expected to have the ability to enjoy and appreciate great story-telling. <p> The camp-fire scene was actually one of the best scenes, especially with Dale's monologue on Time. But of course you would have to have an attention span higher than that of a beetle to appreciate that, rather than jonesing for the inevitable Zombie attack scene. <p> If you want mindless action with zero character development and growth, then I'm sure Michael Bay is cooking up something especially just for you. <p> Oh, and if it takes you a full 4 episodes to realize that you don't like a particular series, then you are in more trouble than any of us are giving you credit for.
Dec. 5, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST
You mean Zombies can't smell? And here I was thinking that it was an established iron-clad scientific FACT that Zombies can indeed smell, .......and burp, and fart. <p> What was I thinking? <p> Oh well, I guess that means they can't see neither or hear, or feel for that matter. Oh wait...... (who makes these rules anyway?) <p> It's bizarre that you were able to suspend belief enough to accept the fact that these mythical non-existent creatures can see and hear (as obviously established on the show) but somehow the notion that they can smell as well or use yet another one of their senses, greatly offends your delicate sensibilities.
Dec. 5, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST
They don't typically sit like that, but if you've ever been to a circus, you might be aware that even Elephants can be trained to sit like that.
Dec. 5, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST
Palin pulls it off but the rest of the cast seems distracted. And nobody walks in Alaska. The state is too big especially when it snows which reminds me where is the friggin snow in this show?
Dec. 5, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST
I agree wiyh you. If I have a slightly syuffy nose I have absolutely no sense of smell. Rotting zombie sinuses probably wouldn'y function either. <P> However, it would seem much more likely that a reanimated cold dead corpse would easily detect body heat coming from the living. Even plants can detect the direction of a heat source.
Dec. 5, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST
the acting sucks and the editing could use a few tricks here and there. The writing isn´t that great either, and I find amazing the staff can´t come up with anything more interesting to tell in that universe. However, it is STILL watchable, a TV show about zombies and it´s harmless. Keep it rollin'!
Dec. 5, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST
Dec. 5, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST
by D o o d
Andrew Lincoln is British and I'm quite surprised that it wasn't mentioned in this interview how good his american accent is!
Dec. 5, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST
that have nothing to do with the zombie storyline are also not representative of the entire new audience this show is gathering who doesn't give a shit about zombie movies... their formula for this show is working. They are gaining a bigger audience then the limited niche of zombie horror fans.
Dec. 5, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST
and This Life, great shows. Sheesh, showing my age.
Dec. 5, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST
Dec. 5, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST
I'd hate to be the fool who dislikes it.
Dec. 5, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST
It's nothing about the attention span, if all the characters are vapid cliches, cardboard cutouts and placeholders then there is very little to actually pay attention to. You can't develop characters by just having them rhyme off overblown speaches in the vain attempt to advance their character sufficiently enough right before they are killed off. Lets face it, the only interresting characters that they have actually tried to develop are those that are off scouring the city and actually trying to DO something. The ones back at camp are nothing more than meat waiting for their time to run out.<p> The point im trying to make is that they can make it a series about characters, but that requires you can actually create characters and write a script that draws you in. So far all they've done is use zombies as the hook for a poorly scripted soap opera.
Dec. 5, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST
by Sicuv Uyall
You're wife rolls her eyes just like we do when you make stupid comments. She does.. look at her next time you say something.
Dec. 5, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST
by Sicuv Uyall
Just change it back when Breaking Bad comes on.
Dec. 5, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST
by Sicuv Uyall
typed at 2:26 pm pacific. look at the the post time.
Dec. 5, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST
by Sicuv Uyall
Just kidding. Looking for something no one nitpicked on yet.
Dec. 5, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST
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Dec. 5, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST
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Dec. 5, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST
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Dec. 5, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST
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Dec. 5, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST
by Carl's hat
Bloody good show and there are some moments in that show that'll scare the crap outta you. Haven't seen The Walking Dead yet, but Lincoln was excellent in Afterlife. It's one of those below the radar shows so boys and girls do yourself a copy and find it, watch it.
Dec. 5, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST
....that AMC is going to face will not come from the show's quality, but from "ABC Syndrome." I'm talking about the same "fickle public" that hates everything! And particularly hates waiting on anything. It's that same mentality that killed Lost, and while I applaud AMC for doing a great show. Outta sight and outta mind for the "I want it now" crowd will surely win the day.
Dec. 5, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST
When conducting an interview, here's a radical, revolutionary concept you ought to try: ASK. QUESTIONS. You have to scroll halfway through the transcript until the first actual question is asked. (Well, you did ask how he was doing, but I'm not counting that one). Seriously, man. You know your stuff, but, this kind of amateurism is embarrassing, it's cringeworthy. Read some books on technique. Pay attention to how good interviewers conduct themselves. Listen to Terry Gross. AiCN should not allow you to contact anyone in the industry until you've gone into journalism 101 rehab.
Dec. 5, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST
by Lone Fox
I had no idea it was the same actor til I saw the first episode. I don't watch TV, but I get my folks to record Walking Dead so I get to watch it when I visit every month or so. Don't care about the state of television nowadays, this show keeps me interested regardless.
Dec. 5, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST
Can't think of anything else that's ever come close. At least there's something to watch on TV...
Dec. 5, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST
Have the 'i liked it before it was popular so Im cooler' attitude. Like their afraid they'll come off as lame if people think they discovered something last. Eats at me. Harry has a bad habit of name dropping so he appears he's 'in the loop'. Love the site just wish it would evolve in maturity.
Dec. 5, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST
to hate this show. Seriously, some clutching at straws joyless motherfucker that I don't believe is worth the oxygen. Fuck you and go fuck your fugly mother too, the dour cunt. There is nothing better on tv. Good job Lincoln, likeable chap
Dec. 5, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST
"No! I must kill the joyless motherfuckers" Shpadoinkle shouted<br><br> The radio said "No, Shpadoinkle. You are the joyless motherfucker"<br><br> And then Shpadoinkle was a zombie.
Dec. 5, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST
Has anyone mentioned that? I find the show good but not deserving of total devotion like others find it. It has it's problems. Can anyone tell me why a large group of people would set up a camp in the outdoors as opposed to finding or building some sort of shelter from the zombies? Is that explained in the comic?
Dec. 5, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST
MooseMalloy, the comic starts with them camping out outside Atlanta, like you've seen on the show. But once they move on from there after the 1st story arc, they seek and use shelter. Shelter, along with other resources, is always one of the main elements to the ongoing story.
Dec. 5, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST
Thank you so much for highlighting how I can't conduct an interview and for your brilliant pointers. Read more interviews, why didn't I think of that?<BR><BR>In all seriousness, my interviewing style is very conversational... I understand if that's not your thing, but I've been doing this for nearly 16 years, have conducted thousands of interviews and the majority of feedback is positive. Even if it wasn't, this is my job, I'm paid to do it, it's how I do it and how I'm gonna keep on doing it. Fair warning for future interviews. Not your thing? That's cool. But just because you don't like that style doesn't mean everybody else agrees with you.
Dec. 5, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST
by Kraven Morehead
but i'd be interested to see what people rank ahead of it. Mad Men is several months away. Dexter is still standing but is not as strong as it once was. I know I'm missing a few but it's so much better than other crap on TV. Is it The Wire? No. But it is good.
Dec. 5, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST
God, he's great. What American actor would have such trenchant and intelligent things to say about his character and the series? Maybe Jon Hamm, maybe Steve Buscemi. Wow. Lincoln rules. And he's gotten better looking as he ages. Win-win all around.
Dec. 5, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST
I just don't understand how any of you pompous ingrates can cornhole, shitbag, and generally assrape a highly unique television show like The Walking Dead just 6 episodes in. It's pretty much an experiment and so far other than The Fringe and Dexter, is the best shit on the tube right now. Nothing like this has been done before. Yeah, with Lost you had a huge show with a known beginning and finite loosely written ending. You had all sorts of writers filling in the blanks episode to episode, doing whatever the fuck they wanted, and you pretty much were on the edge of your seat because somehow the human brain really likes to be confused as fuck, and severely messed with. Yes, Lost was a pretty amazing ride, but totally failed pretty much all of the viewers with half a brain in the end. Holy shit, I wanted to kill someone after I realized what was going on. I felt like a frog in a boiling pot of water! Low key and dismal. What is really cool about The Walking Dead, is that it will open up doorways for all sorts of interesting stories that are too long to make it into movie theaters, and that need to be told in this serialized form, and can have strong language and show some pretty grisly gore. The Stand would be done properly for once. Hell, any of Stephen King's Novels would be amazing as a series. The Tommyknockers, and even The Talisman would make excellent television in an ongoing series. The Gunslinger Series would fit this mode perfectly. I think The Walking Dead is doing amazing so far, and I hope when October rolls along, that the second season steamrolls the series along with the creators of the comic until the bitter end. All of you naysayers, and sit-com watchers can lick my taint. Lets say this series catches on and goes for several seasons to a finale that makes perfect sense. The next time someone pitches another excellent storyline, maybe it will be welcomed with open arms. This series, if successful, will open many more doors for more of these sorts of stories to become available to the public. Please give it some time. If it really does result in a shitfest and a pile of unrecognizable shit, then I will lick my own taint, and that will be that.
Dec. 5, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST
huzzah, and glad you cared to type that much, because I just couldn't muster the gumption or give-a-crap!
Dec. 5, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST
Dec. 5, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST
Dec. 5, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST
Yeah, and I can see that you have a really short attention span.
Dec. 5, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST
Also, I can see that you have no attention span, so that makes sense.
Dec. 5, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST
Are you really a cunt or do you play one on here? At least halowiscious had something intelligent to say. You and the other fucking pieces of shit who rip this show represent everything that is wrong with fandom.
Dec. 5, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST
will be cancelled before The Walking dead. Waiting for Rescue Me to hopefully finish the last season. I really have nothing I'm interested in watching since Fringe and Dexter will be wrapping up soon. TV is in really bad shape this winter.
Dec. 5, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST
I get shit on constantly on here. Maybe it's because I spell amazingly well, and I make sense when I write as well as when I speak.
Dec. 5, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST
you stupid bastard
Dec. 5, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST
Remember when Glen was mapping out his plans on a dry erase board to such extent it urged his companions to ask what he did before the outbreak? Remember when he said he delivered pizzas and his companions (Rick and T-Square, I believe), kinda shrugged it off as plausible on realization? A neat little plot point, it was.<P>Remember how that took place during the same episode when the Hispanic gangbangers... I'm sorry, I mean those fine, upstanding pillars of society that only happen to fasten their plaid shirts up at the top button and only incidentally hold their pistols at 90 degrees and uncharacteristically have pot leaves tattooed onto the sides of their necks... remember when those guys built Kitt v2.0 in their chop shop under 24 hours...<P>I mean, remember when Glenn was mapping out his plans on a dry erase board to such extent it urged his companions to ask what he did before the outbreak? Back when he was doing repeat scavenging FOR WEEKS without EVER running into this do-gooder barrio? Remember when none of us bought the plausibility of it and how this reminded us all how the chronology and UTTER SENSE of this show was non-existent?<P>But some zombies ate people and that was all it took for you and others like you to stand up and salute. Enjoy.
Dec. 5, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST
Yes, the zombies are there to eat people. I love left4dead. I played that game a lot. I even bought the sequel. Amazing game. Loved it. I love all things zombie, but there has to be more to the story than just survival. If the comic just showed weekly zombie skirmishes and escapes, I would not have read the entire series up to issue 79. The thing is, maybe imagine a Jaws television series. Imagine perhaps a U.F.O invasion series based on a hit novel, or graphic novel or comic. You can throw in whatever you want as a genre or monster, or whatever. Maybe even a fucking Stargate. There has to be some sort of character development, and heart wrenching deaths, and maybe even some love story bullshit thrown in there as well. Perhaps some of the writers that Darabont fired, or maybe the one that left the show actually had written the Gangbanger geritol protector "Vatos" episode? That shit did not happen in the comic. That shit was like out of place and obviously filler. Bad filler. Kirkman would never have written something so horrid for his comic. I agree that it was a stupid idea, and most likely Darabont made the decision to do some weeding out with his writing staff after that episode. Who knows, maybe his brother-in-law wrote it. It's all about growing pains, and maybe, unless Darabont wrote that episode, I'm into watching this series for the long haul because, really, what else is left? You are all perfectly correct about Glenn. The thing is, the devotion to the comic completely resumed on the next episode when Amy dies and the camp gets attacked. I haven't watched tonight's episode yet, but I have an idea that the CDC stuff is just more filler. I really hope not, but I am going to have to reserve my judgement until season 2 resumes and we see if it gets kicked into a higher gear. I really fucking hope so. If it stays at this level, it might not get a third season. I hope that doesn't happen because I think just having this sort of thing on the air is a huge step forward for television.
Dec. 5, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST
You really have nothing intelligent to say. BORING!!!!
Dec. 5, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST
Dec. 6, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST
even though it takes place first in the pilot, he's got his uniform already, it's clear it takes place after he sets off for Atlanta.<p> come on, Quint. tell me you just misspoke there...
Dec. 6, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST
A very American word that. Did he really say that or did you change it from acclimatise?
Dec. 6, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST
even so, I would assume the half-body lady he shoots is before the little girl, yeah? as well as the deputy he kills at the station, through the fence.
Dec. 6, 2010, 2:15 a.m. CST
just has to take a huge dump on everything anyone else enjoys....what a sad existence.
Dec. 6, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST
fact...its fucking brilliant
Dec. 6, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST
by Bandit 37
It's a Zombie Land fact. Also stop being a bitch when people say your write like shit because you do. I had no idea you were paid for this...by who, and in what?
Dec. 6, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST
...but they stayed true to the books. If this is going keep running for a few years, the series is eventually going to catch up to the books, no? If the comics are up to #80 or so (I haven't read it since issue 40-ish), we're gonna get some filler in there somewhere. Obviously Darabont felt the writing was lacking - I don't know how much Kirkman actually contributes - and so, the purge of the staff. <p>I don't care for the 'Director of the Week' thing either. I'd like to see a single director for the series, or at least for each story arc. This was a concern I voiced after the pilot, which was essentially, "Yeah, the pilot was great, by what happens when Darabont goes off to do the next Stephen King adaptation?" I hope he stays as involved as he seems to be. I have high hopes for this show (TV is a vast wasteland these days), I hope it doesn't sink into the mire like so many others.<p>At least it's not on Fox - they would have pulled the plug already.
Dec. 6, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST
very very easily could this ex-pizza delivery driver and one twenty-deep gang be scavenging the city of Atlanta and not run into each other. Glen wasn't there every fucking day anyway. What, at the most once a week?<P> Haters, silly-asses.
Dec. 6, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST
This has been bugging me. He and his family are shown to have survived the attack on the camp, he helped bury the bodies. They are walking around before everyone heads out of camp for Atlanta. And yet, they are not shown in the convoy, not shown at the CDC, no discussion of them is had that I gathered.... Did I miss a throw away line about them not coming along? Help...
Dec. 6, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST
The waiting in between seasons is not what killed LOST. The fact that LOST sucked more with each new season killed LOST. First season was great though.
Dec. 8, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST
In my mind, I heard Andrew Lincoln in his actual English accent... weird...