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God fucking damn it.

I mean, I'm going to keep watching, but right now I'm throwing all my toys out of the pram (and like every baby expecting them to be handed back to me). Walking dead just went from extraordinary human drama to run of the mill zombie story in the last ten minutes of that episode. Totally contrary to the spirit of the source material. Yes I'm being that douchbag who complains that they didn't stick to the comic, but I was fine with every change they made up until this. This was too much, these are supposed to be ordinary people surviving in extraordinary circumstances. Now all of a sudden five episodes in they have a secret underground scientist bunker? Fucking BULLSHIT.

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Didn't they end up doing something like that a lot later in the comic? Or am I getting that confused?

Considering the nerd rage across the internet, you probably are.

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To be fair, I think I have an idea of where they're actually going to go with the whole super secret scientist thing. And it's not going to be pleasant. At all.

My bet is it's going to be a setup for the Governor, and at best it's going to be awful human experimentation time and oh btw nothing actually does anything lulz you have no hope!

Also, there's actually only this episode and one more left in the original season order, which may be the reason for the sudden about-face. Yeah, AMC only ordered six eps for the first season. The hell?

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A guy who says he was a scientist searching for a cure shows up in the 9th trade or something. Nothing like this.

I'm thinking that this might be prison substitute to keep costs down.

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They're not gonna skip one if the biggest parts of the initial issues. Like I said, I don't know what they were thinking only ordering six episodes for a first season; maybe they wanted to be sure it was gonna be a hit before giving it a full season run?

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The entire writing staff has been let go.

But apparently, they only wrote two out of the six episodes in this first season; the rest were written by the Executive Producer (Frank Darabont) or freelancers.

The plan now is to write every episode for season two with only Darabont and freelancers.

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Looking up the writing credits, the writing staff wrote episode 3 (I can't find them credited on any other episode), which I honestly felt was the weakest episode of the four I've seen so far.

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Yeah, I think that's probably the weakest of the five thus far. Not much happened.

1 and 4 are the best thus far. 1 because it's a great, haunting solo story, and 4 because it's a kickass group story with a dozen great twists (also, written by Robert Kirkman!).

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Also, random observation: They did set up the CDC thing with Morgan and his son early on. And it's probably more as an end of season endgame, even though only having six eps, even if they wanted to make sure it would be a hit before they renewed.

AND STFU DARRYL. And Andrea kinda annoys me still.

<3 Glenn, though. And old guy whose name I can't remember.

Also, once-a-day radioing seems insufficient, really, unless it's an agreed-on-time. But that's just me.

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I haven't read any of the series ... yet, but I love the tv series. Also, I've got my whole non-comic-book-reading family to watch and after the first episode they were hooked.

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Oh hey, so what did everyone think of episode 6?

Personally, I was sort of like "WTF?" but also "Hmm. This is okay by me."

I don't really care that they had a brief interlude at a science research institute. It's likely that the series is going to work toward a real end, unlike the comic, so I'm cool with them putting things like that in there.

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Finally caught up, and I am loving this show! Is it perfect? No. I think the actress who plays Lori could do better, and Shane's storyline ramped up too quickly in the final two episodes. But overall, what they're doing here is a perfect example of an adaptation; they're taking what worked in the comic books, and are building off that.

Several times through I almost cried, especially when the Grimes were reunited.

I'm really loving Shane here, too. His outrage at Ed, his conflicted desire to help Rick but be with Lori, and his general pain are all very relatable. As I said before, though, they're rushing to the eventual Rick / Shane standoff, so what we saw in the fifth episode felt forced and almost out of nowhere.

I'm guessing what Dr. Jenner whispered to Rick will somehow lead to Rick's outburst from issue #24.

Oh, and you know Merle losing his hand...

will lead to him being the one to cut Rick's off.

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I'm really loving Shane here, too. His outrage at Ed, his conflicted desire to help Rick but be with Lori, and his general pain are all very relatable. As I said before, though, they're rushing to the eventual Rick / Shane standoff, so what we saw in the fifth episode felt forced and almost out of nowhere.

The Shane/Rick standoff happened a lot quicker in the comic, though.

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Yeah, I expected it to be the season finale.

I still need to watch the last three episodes, but the direction I saw it going in from the first three hasn't gotten me in a hurry to watch them.

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I'm really loving Shane here, too. His outrage at Ed, his conflicted desire to help Rick but be with Lori, and his general pain are all very relatable. As I said before, though, they're rushing to the eventual Rick / Shane standoff, so what we saw in the fifth episode felt forced and almost out of nowhere.

The Shane/Rick standoff happened a lot quicker in the comic, though.

Right, but (and this is from memory) the buildup felt more natural there.

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I don't see it that way. As Shane explained, after everything he saw in the hospital, he honestly believed Rick was a dead man. Had he said it just to get into her pants, then yes, he'd be an asshole. But that's not the case here.

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