Screen Junkies » THE WALKING DEAD http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:13:02 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Walking Dead: Which Did it Better, The Comic or the TV Show? http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/the-walking-dead-which-did-it-better-the-comic-or-the-tv-show/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/the-walking-dead-which-did-it-better-the-comic-or-the-tv-show/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:32:02 +0000 DustinSeibert http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264604 The comic book is awesome. The show is awesome. But which is better? We take a look at seven major differences between them and break it down for all you zombie lovers. [Warning: Spoilers ahead!]

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The Walking Dead is justifiably one of basic cable’s most popular shows ever, and the most successful show in AMC’s history by a wide margin. It wasn’t until the success of the show that the ongoing Image Comics book on which it’s based caught fire as well.

The fantastic black-and-white title’s first issue predates the show’s first episode by four years, and the show follows the narrative of the book — albeit loosely at times. If you’re a stalwart fan of the show, which returns to the screen for Season 5 on October 12th, there’s very little excuse not to catch up with the 132 issues (at press time) of the book, which which can be easily consumed via tomes; for those of you Game of Thrones fans who don’t like to actually read, The Walking Dead has pictures!

In my opinion, the book is generally superior to the show, as is often the case with literature translated to screen. It explores the zombie apocalypse with a hard-R approach inaccessible to basic cable, so writer/creator Robert Kirkman (who also executive produces the show) has far more leeway and less meddling opinions to impede him from doing what he pleases.

Though there are numerous things big and small that the book did better with the same narrative, several of the show’s deviations — including characters and story lines — have been rock-solid and serve to make up for some aspects of the book that could never make it to the show for various reasons (e.g. the too-heinous-for-television death of Lori and her baby; the fact that Rick lost his right hand to the Governor years ago).

Here, we compare the show with the book to see which does better in what department. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD…



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The Governor vs. Michonne: Sure, David Morrissey’s Governor has some rape-y vibes, evident in how he dealt with Maggie after her capture in season 3. But the comic’s Governor, a mixture of a young Danny Trejo and Nick Fury, is a flat-out sadistic rapist. He captures Michonne, ties her up by her arms, tears off her clothes, beats her, and…well, you know the rest. Michonne later metes out her revenge, I Spit On Your Grave-style, taking way more than just the eye she took on the show. The whole thing is too much for basic cable, and even sensitive readers might have to turn away from it.

Winner: Book

 

2. Andrea: Andrea’s treatment in the show is likely the most annoying deviation from the book. Laurie Holden did just fine by the character, but her arc was ridiculous. Shacking up with the Governor and being taken in by his deception, leading to her own demise? F*** outta here, son. The book’s Andrea is a still-living badass with a scar on her face whose sniper skills are the reason a bunch of characters are still alive. As Rick’s right-hand partner inside and outside of the bedroom, the two serve as the guardians of the flock in the comic, living by the mantra “We don’t die.” For incontrovertible proof of how much more awesome comic Andrea is than show Andrea, look no further than issue 113, in which she engages in a fist-knife fight with one of Negan’s cronies and comes out on top.

WINNER: Book

3. “Days Gone Bye”: The pilot episode and the book’s first collection are likely closer in narrative than at any other point. They also remain one of the very best story lines of both. Rick waking up in the hospital, encountering the cafeteria full of zombies and stumbling out into a world that’s very different than before he was shot in the line of duty will likely remain one of the best zombie apocalypse intro stories. Frank Darabont, the man behind the greatest movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption, directed that first episode with a beautifully haunting quietude; Rick’s encounter with Morgan and his son, his eventual ride into downtown Atlanta and the spectacular, nail-biting pilot-ending encounter with an unmanageable sea of city walkers established the show instant must-watch television. The book’s story arc is concurrent with Season 1′s successive episodes, including the death of Andrea’s sister Amy and the Shane-Rick-Lori triangle. The book arc, however, ended with Shane’s death at the hands of Carl, which happened much later and a bit cooler — on the show.

WINNER: Tie

4. Carl: For reasons I have been unable to properly comprehend (which means they probably aren’t that good), people have big problems with Lori on the show. But Carl is my least favorite character on the show by miles. All pre-pubescent, adolescent boys are obnoxious by nature, but Carl kinda takes it to the next level. The Season 4 episode “After,” in which he castigated his unconscious, ailing dad and wished for his death before sneaking off and running through bullets like they were rice in China made me want to dunk him in that tub of chocolate pudding, seal the top and ship him off to Abu Dhabi. He’s more centered and humble in the book, which might have something to do with the fact that he got half his head blown off and is missing an eye.

WINNER: Book

5. Daryl Dixon: The show’s shining beacon, Norman Reedus‘ Daryl Dixon doesn’t exist at all in the comic, and is perhaps the best deviation from the book. Daryl went from being a morally muddy racist to the show’s dark hero, winning the hearts and loins of women everywhere while maintaining his cool factor for the rest of us. One of my favorite scenes to date is Season 3′s reunion with and forced showdown between Daryl and his more polarizing (and even more racist) older brother Merle. Problem is, Daryl’s so beloved that the show runners are sort of locked into him; to off him would be to court fan ire. I would love to see the powers that be not go out like a bunch of scared chumps (a la The Sopranos) and kill off Daryl regardless of the fans. That alone would give the show legendary status.

WINNER: Show

6. Willingness to Off Little Girls: The comic, much like the show, is beloved for its shameless disregard for the lives of its main characters (many of the stars still alive in the show, for example, are long perished in the book). But the way the show relishes in knocking off small children is really f&$@ing awesome. The show arguably hit its stride when, after everyone spent the first half of season 2 searching for Carol’s daughter Sophia, she came hobbling out of the barn full of zombies as an undead herself, only to be put down by Rick. But the show’s most speechless moment came in season 4, when a battle-hardened Carol — unencumbered by that petty empathy that gets people killed in the zombie apocalypse — laid Lizzie down like the broken dog she was (a result of Lizzie killing her young sister Mika). “The Grove” remains one of the most controversial episodes of the series, and the last truly great one as of this writing. It’s the best reminder of the harrowing, unflinching world in which the characters exist.

WINNER: Show

7. Negan’s Reign of Terror: Though sadistic overlord Negan will allegedly show his face in the upcoming season 5 (Ed. Note – Don’t click the previous link if you don’t want a big book spoiler and potential show spoiler!), I’m going to preemptively state, sight unseen, that there’s no way he can be better on the show than the comic. The best part of Negan is the freewheeling insouciance Kirkman applies to the character’s, ahem, “colorful” language. (Perhaps no comic character has so gleefully utilized the F-bomb in every other word). I’ve been a comic reader since I was a sprout in the mid-1980s, and I’ve never encountered an easier-to-hate character so ripe for the fall. I think the show ultimately dropped the ball with the Governor, so I’m not expecting a lot from a character who basic cable simply cannot contain.

PREEMPTIVE WINNER: Book

Buy ‘The Walking Dead Compendium One and Two’ on Amazon to catch up on the first 96 issues.

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The Walking Dead is back for its fifth season this October and it looks like they’ve finally got a good budget for blowing zombies up. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve enjoyed the various decapitations, impalings, grinding to sludge beneath tires we’ve been treated to. It’s just nice to see a mushroom cloud of the undead every once in awhile.

It also seems like the gang doesn’t hang around Terminus for very long which makes it easy to predict who does and doesn’t make it out of there alive. Hint: if they’re walking down the tracks in bad-ass slow-motion, they’ve made it out.

 

 

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Clara The Zombie Is Back In ‘Walking Dead’ Season Five Preview http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/clara-the-zombie-is-back-in-walking-dead-season-five-preview/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/clara-the-zombie-is-back-in-walking-dead-season-five-preview/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:13:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262660 This season promises to be super gross.

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The cast and crew of The Walking Dead are sweating their nuts off in Atlanta again and couldn’t be happier. AMC released this behind-the-scenes preview of season 5 finds them on their first day back for what seems to be an action-packed season. It even looks like Clara the Zombie is back which is an intriguing surprise.

Andrew Lincoln says the season opener is “the most ambitious first episode I think we’ve attempted” while Lauren Cohan adds the premiere is “so disturbing … some of the stuff they shot yesterday, I don’t know if it’ll make it to TV.” Who knows what she’s referring to. We’ll just have to use our imaginations. Oh God. OH GOD!! THAT’S GROSS!!

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Of Course AMC Is Moving Forward With ‘The Walking Dead’ Spin-Off http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/of-course-amc-is-moving-forward-with-the-walking-dead-spin-off/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/of-course-amc-is-moving-forward-with-the-walking-dead-spin-off/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:45:28 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260635 Who will it follow?

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Today I deliver words that should surprise no one. AMC is moving forward with the untitled spin-off of The Walking Dead. They’ve brought in Dave Erickson as the braaaaaiiinnnsssss behind the development and to executive produce and co-write the series. A writer and producer for the network’s abysmal failure, Low Winter Sun, Erickson was probably given this job with the challenge, “Here, idiot. Try to screw up zombies.”

Robert Kirkman and Gale Ann Hurd will work with Erickson on the show which follows an entirely new set of survivors in a different location dealing with the same zombie apocalypse. Damn. That rules out any chance that this show follows T-Dog’s adventures before he met up with Rick’s group. Maybe they can bring that actor back and he’ll play T-Dog’s brother, C-Dog.
I could see it. (TV Guide)

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In order to kick off last night’s special Walking Dead-themed episode of Conan, Coco visited the backwoods of Georgia to show how the late night host fared during the Zombie Apocalypse. It’s incredibly well-done.

All in all, I find Zombie Conan much more enjoyable than Zombie Jay Leno.

My only qualm is that we didn’t get to see a zombified Masturbating Bear. But that’s really more of an issue for me to take up with science.

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If there were a zombie outbreak, New York City is the last place I’d want to be. There’s already enough shoving and grabbing. That’s why this zombie prank scare to promote the return of The Walking Dead has picked the perfect setting. Busy New Yorkers hey-I’m-walking-here with their blinders on, snapping out of it only as the undead burst out of the subway grates below them. I’d lose my mind. Can we stop pranking unsuspecting victims with creepy supernatural stuff like telekinesis and devil babies? Before we know it, all we’ll have is horror pranks and society will turn into that really mean-spirited Telemundo prank show.

I’d merely like to wait for the bus!

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We’ve heard and laughed at all the stories by now. Atlanta was PELTED by four inches of snow, effectively grinding the city to a halt, causing cars to explode, and families to have to sleep in the drug store. They’re standing by the defense that they never get snow and are in no way equipped. Look, I’ve eaten in Atlanta. They’ve got salt to spare.

Compare this image of the lightly blanketed Atlanta with this promotional poster for The Walking Dead. It’s eerily similar. We’re sending our prayers to Atlanta and urging them to remember, we don’t kill the living.

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The stars and producers of The Walking Dead got together to create this sneak-bleak look at what we can expect in the second half of the season. After the season and a half spent in relative safety at the prison, it’s a nice reminder that Zombie Planet is a super-sucky place to live.

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Due to a rare disorder, Nick Santonastasso was born with one arm and no legs. He recently rose to Internet fame by using this condition to zombie prank people in a local grocery store. The folks who make The Walking Dead were fans of this video and reached out to Santonastasso. Their goal: scare the shit out of Norman Reedus.

Check out the video above. I’d say that’s a mission accomplished.

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Frank Darabont, the guy famous for being showrunner of The Walking Dead, then famous for being the fired showrunner of The Walking Dead, is now a little more famous for suing AMC.

Darabont, who has been outspoken about his ousting from the show by network execs (supposedly), had been quiet until he started bombing around doing interviews for LA Noir, at which point reporters knew what people REALLY wanted to know about.

In case the point wasn’t made then, it’s being made now. With a lawsuit alleging that AMC never paid Darabont for his profits interest in the successful show, meaning that they owe him tens of millions of dollars.

More specifically, this claims that AMC uses an unrealistic licensing fee amount to show the program is barely, or not, profitable.

They should make a show about the forensic accounting we’re gonna see here!

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Rick Is A Real Sleepyhead In ‘Walking Dead’ Midseason Preview http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rick-is-a-real-sleepyhead-in-walking-dead-midseason-preview/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rick-is-a-real-sleepyhead-in-walking-dead-midseason-preview/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:06:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=258192 It's not wise to sleep in during the zombie apocalypse.

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The events of The Walking Dead‘s midseason finale this past Sunday shook up the lives and safety of the characters, so read no further if you don’t want anything spoiled.

Opting not to leave us on a totally frustrating cliffhanger, the end of the episode saw the survivors scattering from the prison as it lay wasted from the war with Woodbury 2.0 and overrun with zombies. The show won’t return until February 9th, but this preview gives us a look at the new perils they find themselves in now that their home and community is no more. Will they find safety from the road? How will they reunite? It’s not like they have cellphones or other means of long distance communication.

That’s why it’s important to always have an established meeting place in the case of fire or tank assault. Now you know and knowing is half the battle.

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The Walking Dead has enjoyed an immense amount of success, so, knowing AMC’s delight in spinning off shows and talk shows from original successes, it’s no surprise that they’re toying with another Walking Dead. If rumor is to be believed, it’s a prequel of sorts, shedding some light on the initial outbreak and the efforts to contain it.

The series won’t appear until 2015, so there’s always a chance that we could enjoy a real-life zombie outbreak before the show starts, which would render this whole endeavor moot. It would also render us all dead, which would be disappointing, but only because we wouldn’t be able to see that Walking Dead prequel that AMC was so excited about.

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Modern day zombie films and television owe it all to the house George A. Romero built, so what a thrill it must be to know the zombie godfather has seen your work. Except when he’s not impressed.

“They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead, but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically, it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what’s happening now,” the director told The Big Issue. He also had some criticism of World War Z’s  fast-moving zombies. “I guess Zack Snyder started that with the remake of Dawn of the Dead— fast-moving zombies— but the zombies in World War Z, my God, they’re like army ants!”

His comments may seem fairly measured and not designed to be derogatory but this is the Internet and the Internet wants blood. In that spirit:




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There’s been a longstanding theory that The Walking Dead‘s Governor is essentially Toy Story 3′s villainous Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear and AMC’s zombie series has borrowed more than a few plot points from the Pixar film series. Today comes even more similarities!

It’s been awhile since I’ve watched the original Toy Story film, but thanks to the Internet, you can see that The Walking Dead BLATANTLY stole its opening titles from the beloved children’s film.

Wow. Despicable. Somebody’s gonna get sued. How did we not see this sooner?!

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Ever since the INTERMINABLE expedition for Sophia in season 2, people have been clamoring to knock The Walking Dead down a peg or two. While a cable budget won’t afford the show to offer 42 minutes of zombie massacres in desolate downtown Atlanta, it certainly could have done better than the snail’s pace character development it offered.

So we address that and a about a thousand other things in yet another Honest Trailer.

Honest.

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Note that this post doesn’t reveal anything about the upcoming season of The Walking Dead (premiering October 13th) or ther recently announced spin-off series, but it’s important nonetheless. You see, it’s photos of Lauren Cohan wearing less clothes than usual. I shouldn’t have to spell this out for you.

You can see more for yourself over at Maxim.

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AMC Looooooves David Morrissey http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amc-looooooves-david-morrissey/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amc-looooooves-david-morrissey/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:57:29 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256687 He's just been cast in another show for the network.

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We’re about to see a whole lot more of David Morrissey. The man known as The Governor has been cast as the lead in the new AMC pilot Line of Sight, a drama that centers on a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash, prompting him to investigate the cause of the accident.

Of course, this means we’re now free to speculate considering Morrissey already works for AMC as The Governor on The Walking Dead. The network says he’ll be able to appear on both shows, but is this a hint that the Governor’s days are numbered? It wouldn’t be the first time a major character’s fate was revealed via the trades.

This would mark the second time that a casting could potentially predict the future for a character on the top-rated drama. Word leaked during season two of the The Walking Dead that star Jon Bernthal (Shane) had landed the lead role in TNT’s Frank Darabont drama pilot, Mob City. The character ultimately perished in the second season finale and TNT confirmed his casting the following day before picking up the drama to series.

Considering keeping the Governor around for another season just feels like the show’s plot development is treading water, let’s wish him a swift, painful death and good luck on his new show. And if AMC is going to start letting actors from their programs appear on another shows, can we please get Creepy Glen from Mad Men his own show? That kid’s awesome. [THR]

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‘Walking Dead’ Featurette Promises Zombies Out The Butt http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/walking-dead-featurette-promises-zombies-out-the-butt/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/walking-dead-featurette-promises-zombies-out-the-butt/#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:30:34 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=256261 Hopefully also plot development and characters making good decisions.

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This behind the scenes look at season four of AMC’s The Walking Dead catches up with the cast and producers to tease what’s to come. Here we see the prison itself has been made more liveable and bolstered against outside attack. Which is a good thing because executive producer Gale Anne Hurd promises this season brings more zombies than we’ve seen before.

The cast also hints at the new threat mentioned at Comic-Con. Here we’re told that it’s not humans and not walkers but something deadlier than anything the survivors have had to deal with so far. I’m guessing airborne virus or sharknado. Just as long as it’s not Ghost Lori because that got weird.

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It’s Hammer Time! ‘Walking Dead’ Season Four Trailer Unveiled At Comic-Con http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/its-hammer-time-walking-dead-season-four-trailer-unveiled-at-comic-con/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/its-hammer-time-walking-dead-season-four-trailer-unveiled-at-comic-con/#comments Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:29:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=255877 Thank you, Comic-Con. Thank you!!

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Say what you will about AMC’s The Walking Dead but it’s just so damn good at reviving itself. The show where nobody is safe (showrunners included) is back with a fourth season and Scott Gimple newly appointed to pull the strings. The Gimple-penned episodes from last season were easily the standouts and if this trailer is any indication, he was just getting started.

The trailer that premiered today at Comic-Con sees the prison crew acclimating to life with the Woodbury survivors. More importantly, they have to find a way to protect themselves when it’s discovered there’s a traitor in their midst. Just when I’d written the show off they go and get awesome again.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Gets Run Through The Crappy 90′s TV Filter http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-walking-dead-gets-run-through-the-crappy-90s-tv-filter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-walking-dead-gets-run-through-the-crappy-90s-tv-filter/#comments Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:44:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253907 This. Is. Awesome.

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Yesterday I shared YouTuber GoesToEleven’s awesome reimagining of Breaking Bad as a 1995 family dramedy. Today we’re back with GoesToEleven’s 1995 take on The Walking Dead. I’d never noticed before but Shane’s original hairstyle was totally 90′s.

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Scott Gimple To Run The Show On ‘Walking Dead’ Season Four http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/scott-gimple-to-run-the-show-on-walking-dead-season-four/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/scott-gimple-to-run-the-show-on-walking-dead-season-four/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:46:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253801 Can't wait to see what Gimple has in store.

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The Walking Dead has proved that a show about the zombie apocalypse can kill off cast members at any moment. Same holds true behind the scenes. Today there’s news that the revolving door has replaced Glen Mazzarra with Scott Gimple as showrunner and executive producer for the upcoming fourth season. At the very least.

With credits on Life and FlashForward on his resume, Gimple joined the writing team at the beginning of season two and has helped turn the show around from the sluggishness of Frank Darabont‘s early episodes. Series creator Robert Kirkman seems to like him too. “Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of season two,” says Kirkman. “He’s contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and storylines fans have dubbed signature moments of ‘The Walking Dead.’ I am thrilled to begin work on a brand new season of The Walking Dead with Scott at the helm, and I truly believe we could be embarking on what will be the best season of this show yet.”

No word yet when Gimple will exit the show and who his replacement will be. Vince Gilligan could be available by then. That’d be cool. (LA Times)

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AMC Developing A Monster Series That Isn’t ‘The Walking Dead’ But They Hope Is Exactly That http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amc-developing-a-monster-series-that-isnt-the-walking-dead-but-they-hope-is-exactly-that/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amc-developing-a-monster-series-that-isnt-the-walking-dead-but-they-hope-is-exactly-that/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:18:12 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253517 Yes, yes, but is the monster undead?

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AMC, whose had a tremendous amount of success with The Walking Dead, is back at the well of evil, soulless beasts, this time with The Terror, a series premised upon a British Royal Navy crew that gets stuck in the arctic, only to have a terrible, terrible monster attack them…IN THE SNOW!

The series is set in 1847, so it will also appeal to all those fans of English period pieces that also love watching high-budget action TV in which the protagonists get ripped to pieces. That is to say, it will appeal to everyone.

The Terror will be based on a 2007 novel of the same name, so, at the very least, this story might turn you on to a pretty cool book. If you’re the type of person that can or wants to read.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Teaser #436 http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-walking-dead-teaser-436/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-walking-dead-teaser-436/#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:06:14 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253101 Save something for the show guys!

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The first half of The Walking Dead‘s third season ended with a cliffhanger that left fans on the edge of their seat. For approximately 22 seconds.

The spoiler-heavy promos campaign began immediately after the show faded to black insinuating that all of our favorites would be sticking around. The tradition continues with a brand new teaser for the show’s February 10th return. That’s the second teaser this week. Watch at your own risk if you want to save yourself at least some surprises.

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Why Yes, I Would Like To See New ‘Walking Dead’ Footage http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/why-yes-i-would-like-to-see-new-walking-dead-footage/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/why-yes-i-would-like-to-see-new-walking-dead-footage/#comments Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:31:09 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253059 February 10th. It's back on.

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We’re just under three weeks away from the February 10th return of The Walking Dead which means yet another glimpse at what the second half of the season has in store. This time with sad country music and Daryl and Merle pounding on each other in the Woodbury Octagon.

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Get A Look At This Gross New Preview For ‘The Walking Dead’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/get-a-look-at-this-gross-new-preview-for-the-walking-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/get-a-look-at-this-gross-new-preview-for-the-walking-dead/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:30:35 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=252907 An eye for an eye.

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The Walking Dead won’t be back on the air for another month. AMC knows how bad we want it so now they’re teasing us like a zombie on a leash. Just poking at us with little jabs by showing snippets of the new season here and there. I also like how they show the Governor’s unsightly new wound right in the ad! The Walking Dead has officially edged out Girls as the grossest show on television.

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‘Hey, Look At Me!’ Kurt Sutter Weighs In On Glen Mazzara’s ‘Walking Dead’ Exit http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/hey-look-at-me-kurt-sutter-weighs-in-on-glen-mazzaras-walking-dead-exit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/hey-look-at-me-kurt-sutter-weighs-in-on-glen-mazzaras-walking-dead-exit/#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:06:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252594 AMC is up to their old tricks.

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Wait a minute. What? I leave to celebrate one measly holiday and all manner of sh*t hits the fan. However, I’m glad to have been blissfully unaware of this news until after the holiday. Glen Mazzara, the man who saved The Walking Dead after AMC and Frank Darabont butted heads, is now leaving the series over a difference of opinion. Considering Mazzara completely turned the show around, this could be bad.

Sons Of Anarchy creator and fan of his own voice, Kurt Sutter took to his Twitter to weigh in.

AMC is run by small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no appreciation or gratitude for the effort of its creative personnel. Time and time again we see events like what happened today with Glen Mazzara. They continue to disrespect writers, sh*t on their audience, and bury their network. Mazzara took the work-in-progress that was Walking Dead and turned it into a viable TV show with a future. Without him, that future is dim. Showrunners are not development executives, we’re not cookiecutter douchebags that you plug into a preexisting model. TWD will suffer. Even Zombies need consistency. Mad Men and Breaking Bad will be gone soon. So will AMC. I hope their f*cking stock takes a dive and the shareholders line up (Josh) Sapan, (Charles) Dolan and (Charlie) Collier and sh*t in their open hands. C*nts. (Via)

While Mazzara did make The Walking Dead a better show, it still remains a clumsy show. Version 1.0 was too slow and Version 2.0 is a little too heavy on bashing in zombie heads. Hopefully, whoever steps in for Season Four will find the right mix between the two. In other words, develop Michonne. Right now she comes off as a dickhead with a sword.

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It’s A Very ‘Walking Dead’ Christmas http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/its-a-very-walking-dead-christmas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/its-a-very-walking-dead-christmas/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:20:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=252521 We're all infected... with holiday spirit.

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I’m pretty sure they got the real Michonne. (Topless Robot)

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Cheesedick Shoots Girlfriend After Argument About ‘The Walking Dead’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/cheesedick-shoots-girlfriend-after-argument-about-the-walking-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/cheesedick-shoots-girlfriend-after-argument-about-the-walking-dead/#comments Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:46:43 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252266 We don't kill the living.

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People take their Walking Dead really seriously. From people who freak out over spoilers to guys who turn down oral sex, the show is a sensitive topic to fans. But does it warrant shooting your girlfriend?

There’s a Long Island man who would say, “yes.” Jared Gurman has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the back with a .22 caliber rifle during an argument about whether or not a zombie apocalypse could happen.

“He felt very adamant there could be a military mishap that would result in some sort of virus being released that could cause terrible things to happen,” Detective Lt. Raymond Cote said a news conference. “She felt it was ridiculous. He’s passionate about it. And it escalated from there.”
Gelderman chose not to spend the night at his home following the argument, but the heated exchange continued by text message, NBC 4 New York reported. When she returned to Gurman’s home to check on him around 2:30 a.m., he was outside his door waiting with a .22-caliber rifle.
“She tried to diffuse the situation, to calm him down,” said Cote. “She was walking up the stairs when Mr. Gurman raised the rifle, pointed it as her and fired one round into her back, causing serious injury.”
Gelderman suffered a shattered rib, a pierced lung, a pierced diaphram and is in serious, but stable condition, Cote said, according to CBS 2 News.

This raises a lot of questions. For instance, is that a Christina Aguilera t-shirt he’s wearing in his mugshot? (NY Daily News)

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Some Awesome Little Kid Made This Awesome Cartoon About ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Daryl http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/some-awesome-little-kid-made-this-awesome-cartoon-about-the-walking-deads-daryl/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/some-awesome-little-kid-made-this-awesome-cartoon-about-the-walking-deads-daryl/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:28:00 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=252180 This kid is way better than Carl.

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Eighth grader Nick Mastrangelo made this animated adventure featuring Daryl Dixon on the hunt for a legendary crossbow. This kid is way better than Carl. (via io9)

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Blowjobs < ‘The Walking Dead’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/blowjobs-the-walking-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/blowjobs-the-walking-dead/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:30:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=251373 Just imagine what he'd turn down in favor of 'Game of Thrones'.

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Well, her eyes are a little too far apart. (Above Average)

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