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Monday, November 29, 2010

The Dead Keep Walking

Maybe its just me, but The Walking Dead TV Series is playing out like a damn good post holocaust style RPG.  You can identify the PCs and the NPCs, the importance of weapons, a GM giving some great setting details and atmosphere - well, maybe comparing to a RPG is an oversimplification.

Still, there are some things that roleplayers can relate to - such as: "do we kill the guy that's infected and going to go bad now... or wait until he actually goes bad?"  I  can see my old group having that discussion, and having the infected player basically sacrifice himself?  Priceless.  Heck, the final scene of this episode could be seen as writing that player's new PC into the game.

It takes a lot to get me invested into a TV series these days.  The Walking Dead has done it for me.  Of course, I can never seem to stay awake to 11 on a work nite, but thanks to iTunes I can grab the episode in HD the very next day.

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  1. I am really enjoying that show, too. I love the triangle between the sheriff, his wife and partner. Amazing!

    I really like the redneck with the crossbow, too. So great. :)

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  2. Uhm, that triangle is more common then one might expect in law enforcement.

    The bond between partners is very strong, but mostly artificial, based upon mutual need due to the dangers of law enforcement. When a partnership breaks up, due to transfers, promotions, whatever - that bond is shed more often then not.

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  3. My girlfriend and I have been watching this show. Like you, I don't really watch TV. (Not a "I DON'T EVEN *OWN* A TV" guy, I just don't have one.)

    I've read some of the comics, she hasn't. I'm kept on my toes by the fact that the show has some characters I don't remember being in the comics, so the action is pleasantly unpredictable.

    (I haven't seen the latest episode yet and am wondering if what happened around this time in the comic is going to happen in the show.)

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  4. All I can say is... the visual reminded me of Close Encounters (that damn light!)

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  5. "I can never seem to stay awake to 11 on a work nite.." I didn't think anyone watched live TV anymore. Don't you have a dvr or tivo? That being said, thanks for the 'review'. I have been looking for a new show to watch. This may be it.

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  6. WSW, I'll make it up in gaming swag at the next Gathering of Fools if this falls flat. Take the plunge ;)

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  7. Oh, and I have a replay TV, which is fine for South Park, but since it doesnt record in HD I snag this on iTunes

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  8. It has been a surprisingly good show.

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  9. My whole FAMILY loves this show- including my pickypickypicky 14 year old. I was glad to hear that it got picked up for another "season" and I'm pretty excited to see what happens next.

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