General TV Discussion

-Danielle-

Death Scythe
Apparently the scene with the druggie son played by a British dude is meant to be really cool. Won't say more than that. Might give that a google if it that scene gets shoved onto Youtube.
 

NormanicGrav

Ni-pa!~
AUKN Staff
-Danielle- said:
The Walking Dead starts next month!!!

So totally underwhelmed by the trailer though. Season 5 trailer with the useof Sigur Ros was EPIC.

HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE

I know Fear The Walking Dead has already started but it's exclusive to AMC channel on BT. I've heard good things with that spin-off (despite my expectations being low).

As for Season 6 I am expecting the following to happen (Comic Spoilers: Volumes 14-16):
- Now that Rick & co. are in Alexandria Safe Zone, I expect the pacing to be similar to Season 2 with the Barn.
Season 5 ended at the end of Volume 13 in the comics (when Rick shoots the dangerous guy who killed Deanna's husband)
The major events that I remember from the comics include:
- The Safe Zone being attacked by outsiders
- The Walkers breaking into the Safe Zone with some casualties and Carl getting shot
- The moment when Rick & co. discover another Safe Zone, Hilltop Colony, not far off which leads into the appearance of Negan and the All Out War arc.
So my prediction is that we'll finally see Negan at the end of the season or at the very least in the beginning of Season 7.

In other related news, I recently saw the final ever episode of Falling Skies. The show overall was very good but I was quite put off with the storyline in the final season. The pacing felt too fast and it just suddenly ends. I feel this season should have been given at least 5 more episodes (instead of a total of 10) to provide more development on the plot, especially at the second half. But overall the series is great and I'm rather satisfied by the ending (despite being *whatever the phrase is called when you expect someone to die but then they end up living*).
 
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IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
Walking Dead is a show I always feel like I should like more than I do. I absolutley love horror movies and especially zombie movies but I find it just kind of boring. I'm caught up and everything but I just find myself caring about it much. Like, when Game of Thrones is on I get genuinely excited for the next episode and watch it ASAP whereas with Walking Dead I just kind of put it on in the background.
 

-Danielle-

Death Scythe
OMG, Renly Baratheon is Charlies Manson in Aquarius!

I saw it on IMDB and couldn't believe it! Although now I know it's him, I can totally tell. Odd how I couldn't before!
 

-Danielle-

Death Scythe
Watching some corny show I should never admit I watch but what the hell! Recording some Sue Thomas FB Eye that Mum recorded on her Sky Planner for me months ago. I really enjoy it :)
 

-Danielle-

Death Scythe
American Horror Story: Hotel episode 1.

Was very enjoyable. A lot of different things going on mind and yeah it is kinda The Lady Gaga show as per some reviews so I'm hoping this is good as still nothing beats Murder House yet!

The scene with Schmidt (from New Girl) was a tough one.
 
-Danielle- said:
American Horror Story: Hotel episode 1.

Was very enjoyable. A lot of different things going on mind and yeah it is kinda The Lady Gaga show as per some reviews so I'm hoping this is good as still nothing beats Murder House yet!

The scene with Schmidt (from New Girl) was a tough one.

I've not watched any of the past seasons so I am hoping it is a fairly stand alone effort.
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
Due to my sudden found abundance of free time I've found myself rewatching Dexter. Man, those first few seasons were great. I have no idea how the show suddenly went to hell after Season 4. Each season got progressively worse after 4 until Season 7 was great. Too bad 8 was easily the worst season and has one of the worst endings to a TV show I've seen. I wouldn't care, S7 ended in such a way where it could have easily been the end of the show with one change. Shame.
 

Buzz201

Mad Scientist
IncendiaryLemon said:
Due to my sudden found abundance of free time I've found myself rewatching Dexter. Man, those first few seasons were great. I have no idea how the show suddenly went to hell after Season 4. Each season got progressively worse after 4 until Season 7 was great. Too bad 8 was easily the worst season and has one of the worst endings to a TV show I've seen. I wouldn't care, S7 ended in such a way where it could have easily been the end of the show with one change. Shame.

To be fair to the writers, from what I've heard the network refused to them use the ending they originally had planned, and outright prevented them from killing Dexter. This being Showtime, the network that also prevented Homeland from killing Brody for a few seasons. Apparently he was originally supposed to succeed in detonating the bomb in the season 1 finale, but Showtime made them change it.
 
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IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
That's just dumb. I mean, it's the last season, who cares if Dexter dies? The writers should have been allowed free reign. I'd be interested to see how the source material ends/ended. I have no idea if the comics are still going.
 
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Buzz201

Mad Scientist
IncendiaryLemon said:
That's just dumb. I mean, it's the last season, who cares if Dexter dies? The writers should have been allowed free reign. I'd be interested to see how the source material ends/ended. I have no idea if the comics are still going.

At one point they were threatening to do a "Dexter is a lumberjack" spin-off...

I thought it was based on a series of novels?
 
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IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
Oh, so it is. My mistake. I'm sure there was a comic at one point. Also, just looking at the titles of the books on Wikipedia.
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Yeah.
 

st_owly (witch)

Time-Traveller
The Dexter TV series deviates from the novels pretty early on IIRC. I stopped watching it around about season 4 too. Can't really remember why, I think I just wasn't enjoying it any more.
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
You got off at the right time, everything after that is garbage. Apart from Season 7. Season 7 is like the second best season. Strange they got their second wind near the end then completely ballsed up the ending.
 

st_owly (witch)

Time-Traveller
Just been through the series synopses. It was partway through season 6 I quit, though I do remember it going noticeably downhill after Rita died
 
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NormanicGrav

Ni-pa!~
AUKN Staff
-Danielle- said:
So, who's enjoying The Walking Dead?

Season 3, OMG. That's all i'm going to say!!!!!

It gets better (Season 4 felt like filler but it's got some very good character development while the first half of Season 5 is rather interesting).

Season 6 Episode 3 shocked the internet and literally people are going berserk after what happened.

MASSIVE SPOILERS HERE:
[spoilerbutton]There was a scene in which Glenn and Nicolas were surrounded by walkers (literally a 100 or so) and Nicolas was having a mental breakdown to the point in which he thanks Glenn (presumably due to helping him face his past in which he left people behind and tried to kill Glenn as a result) and commits suicide in front of him. His body fell towards Glenn and he fell into the hoard of walkers with the camera angle at a point in which we see Glenn look terrified as walkers 'eat' whatever's in front of him.

Now some people would argue that he's dead. However there some things worth noting:
There was a filming error. Glenn's body lands at a different position in contrast to how he fell - his head's position went from further away from the dumpster to landing next to the dumpster.

As a result of the filming error, we anticipate that Nicolas's body is on top of Glenn as the intestines that the walkers are eating are not in the right position to be Glenn's own.

Michonne foreshadowed a certain sentence earlier in the episode: 'Have you ever been covered in so much blood that you didn't know if it was yours, or walkers' or your friends'. If the guts weren't Glenn's then he should be free to escape underneath the dumpster without being bitten as the blood/guts are covered all over him. This quote also reminds us that humans can walk aside walkers without being bitten by covering themselves with blood/guts, as evidently seen in previous seasons.

*COMIC BOOK SPOILERS + FUTURE SEASON 6 EPISODE SPOILERS*
Glenn is also apparently seen with Jesus (a character introduced in Volume 16 of the comics and the prologue to the All Out War arc) later in the series. Note that in the comics Glenn gets killed by Negan which is said to be one of the most crucial moments in the comics.[/spoilerbutton]
 
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