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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby W » October 29th, 2010, 3:23 am

Just saw an article (advertisement?) for a new show on AMC which fittingly starts this Sunday. It is called "The Walking Dead" and is about a guy that wakes up from a coma to find a world of zombies (that sounds familiar... hmm...). I guess it is based on a comic book series of the same name and the listed "creator" Frank Darabont (though he didn't make the comic, so how could he have created it?). There's a trailer on IMDb, but it's very late, so I'll watch it tomorrow.

It's from the channel that brought us Breaking bad, has a 28 Days Later vibe (or complete ripoff... we'll see), and produced (made?) by the director of Shawshank so I've got to give it a chance...

This is what IMDb says about why it looks like it really ripped off 28 Days Later, but didn't actually (not that I completely buy it): It was claimed by Robert Kirkman in the letters portion of the comic book that he had the idea of a character waking up from a coma and finding the world overrun by zombies back in late 90's and early 2000. 28 Days Later debuted in cinemas in 2002 (UK) and in June 2003 (US), while The Walking Dead issue #1 was released in Oct 2003. Kirkman knew the comparisons would be made, but decided to keep his opening because in the long run, it was only one scene.
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby silversurfer19 » October 29th, 2010, 3:59 am

Just watched the trailer for it after having heard about this earlier on today, and while it certainly maintains the opening narrative of 28 Days Later, the atmosphere is very different. It had that Breaking Bad feel to it (especially the opening) as well as some comedic moments (I loved the Walker Brothers soundtrack to the trailer) akin to Dawn Of The Dead as well as some I Am Legend visuals. I've heard a bit about the comics and they are pretty out there so be interesting to see if that is kept in the series. Overall though looks pretty decent and good to see Andrew Lincoln working again after Teachers. Always liked him as an actor, just has a likeable personality. Hopefully we get it over here.
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby numbersix » October 29th, 2010, 5:18 am

I have already watched EP 1. It's very much an old-school zombie show, like the original Dawn of the Dead. So far it seems good. Not sure how it will last as a full season but I'll be watching it all.
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby Buscemi » October 29th, 2010, 9:54 am

We've been getting a nice influx of horror shows lately in the US. IFC has started Dead Set (a series that makes fun of Big Brother and adds zombies to the mix) and a Kids in the Hall revival with Death (I believe played by Mark). Haven't gotten around to them yet but both sound promising.
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby numbersix » October 29th, 2010, 10:48 am

If it's the UK mini-series Dead Set then definitely check it out. It was broadcast here about 2 years ago and it was great. Although you guys over there won't get the brilliance of seeing Davina McColl as a zombie!
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby Buscemi » October 29th, 2010, 12:01 pm

Yes, it's that Dead Set. I imagine IFC will re-run it over the next few months so I'll DVR it.
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby BanksIsDaFuture » October 29th, 2010, 5:13 pm

Yeah, I can't wait for The Walking Dead. The first episode is online, I think if you know where to look.
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby Buscemi » November 4th, 2010, 5:35 pm

Undercovers has been canceled. I'm part surprised (I thought Chase would be canceled before Undercovers) but mostly I'm not (the ads and early word killed its changes).
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby Shrykespeare » November 4th, 2010, 6:07 pm

Burn Notice and Pysch return next week. I'm so stoked!
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby Buscemi » November 9th, 2010, 4:00 am

Saw an ad for a new show on TBS called Glory Daze. Basically, it looks like a ripoff of Animal House but with Notre Dame being the setting. I give it one season before it's gone (seeing that the critically-panned Blue Mountain State has the crappy college-set show quota met already).
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby Buscemi » November 11th, 2010, 6:16 pm

I've been reading rumors that Spartacus: Blood and Sand might be canceled after one season (not counting the prequel that's being planned) as Starz can't seem to find a worthy replacement for Andy Whitfield (who left the show after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma).
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby Buscemi » November 18th, 2010, 12:30 am

I'm convinced that if Bristol "15 Minutes of Fame Somehow Lasting Two Years and At Least 24 Months Past Freshness Date" Palin wins Dancing With The Stars, then ABC will cancel the show or move it to ABC Family. Too many people being considered for the show will turn it down in protest since they are actually encouraging her to continue being a fame whore. But then again, people who like her are pretty much the only people who watch Dancing With The Stars (this would also explain why V got a Season 2 despite very average ratings and probably why The Middle is doing so well).
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby Shrykespeare » November 18th, 2010, 2:01 am

I'm in agreement with you, Boosh. She's been dead last or next-to-dead-last four straight weeks, and yet here she remains. I was convinced a month ago that the Top 3 would be Jennifer, Audrina and Brandy. Two weeks ago, I was convinced it would be Jennifer, Brandy and Kyle.

Good for Bristol and her legion of fans, but she does not deserve to win. Jennifer does. And even if she doesn't and Kyle wins, I can live with that, he's a cool, funny, charming kid. But if Bristol wins... well, you already said it. I find myself hoping that even if she does get the votes to win, the producers will fudge the numbers so she won't. It must be obvious to everyone in creation that she's so inferior to the others. I don't even think she's gotten a 10 on any dance she's done.
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby Shrykespeare » November 18th, 2010, 2:03 am

In other news, I've read that Patricia Arquette has stated that Medium will be cancelled after seven seasons. This makes me sad, because I've loved this show from day one. But I have to say, seven years and one change of networks is a very impressive run.
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Re: Fall Schedule 2010

Postby Geezer » November 18th, 2010, 10:28 am

There is no way in hell the show gets cancelled or moved to ABC Family. It is the highest rated show on tv (outside of the NFL, of course). Why the HELL would NBC want to lose its most successful show? I have no idea why people watch this garbage, but people love it. It makes sense that anyone that would watch this would vote for Bristol.
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