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The Walking Dead Final Season - Three Part Season "Trilogy"

Premieres August 22 on AMC.

Is anyone else excited?

Is anyone else sad?

Or do you just not give a shit any more?

Personally, I'm looking forward to it. I watched it from the very beginning, so why stop now?

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by Anonymousreply 59July 24, 2021 7:45 PM

They should bring back all of the killed off characters for the final episode.

by Anonymousreply 1July 22, 2021 2:02 AM

This show is nostalgia for me.

I remember when it first premiered, how much I loved The Walking Dead.

The characters, the story, everything. I couldn't get enough of it.

After it became popular, AMC completely ruined it.

By seasons 5/6, I didn't even recognize it any more.

by Anonymousreply 2July 22, 2021 2:06 AM

This show died the day Jeffrey Dean Morgan and his "aww shucks" hammy acting showed up.

It's absolutely ridiculous that Negan is still on the show. What worked in the comics doesn't necessarily work for a TV show.

by Anonymousreply 3July 22, 2021 2:09 AM

I watched the pilot when it aired back around 2010 and then stuck with the show for eight years. It was very hard to give up completely because 20% of the episodes are interesting. Eventually TWD started to feel like a big waste of time. I think it's very fitting that artistically-bankrupt AMC is going to milk the final season into three parts. This decision is clearly motivated by money and will suck the last bit of dramatic tension out of this soap opera.

by Anonymousreply 4July 22, 2021 2:14 AM

Absolutely, R4.

At this point, they're just dragging it out.

I wish they would just end it already.

There are at least four other Walking Dead shows in the works right now, so why extend this one?

It just shows how greedy the top brass at AMC really are.

by Anonymousreply 5July 22, 2021 2:17 AM

I agree R3. If Negan never showed up or killed off two less beloved characters, the show would've been a top international juggernaut for a few more years. Glen's death helped kill off the international Asian fan base & Abe 's death helped kill off the international military fan base.

It didn't help here in the US that Trump won in 2016 & many didn't want to watch a Trumpian character on the show ( I felt the same way & almost quit watching). I knew Negan lasted for years in the comics but I thought with the sudden ratings drop that he would've been sent packing in some way. I doubt the Negan character was popular with the cast members after they lost 2 popular cast members & the ratings dropped in many markets.

I've never liked the Negan character even after his special origin story last season. I'd love to see him die but I don't think the creator will allow regardless of how much $ he costs the franchise.

by Anonymousreply 6July 22, 2021 2:27 AM

I broke up with TWD after Negan showed up. Between him and that Ezekiel character, and Alexandria storyline, I couldn't decide which one to hate more. Before all that, this show used to be my darling.

by Anonymousreply 7July 22, 2021 2:30 AM

I gave up when Glen was beaten to death by Negan, it had just become grief porn at that point. I will be interested to know if the zombies will prevail in the end, though.

by Anonymousreply 8July 22, 2021 2:30 AM

I hung in after Glenn and Abe were killed, but then losing Carl and his father Rick was too much.

You can’t expect a show to survive on the shoulders of Daryl and Carol. I love Melissa McBride, but she’s lost the rooting value she once had.

I get that part of the show’s appeal was you never knew who could be killed off. Unfortunately, they took this too far by killing off too many important characters.

I’ll watch until the last episode out of loyalty, but I haven’t enjoyed the show in years.

by Anonymousreply 9July 22, 2021 2:41 AM

R9 I haven't enjoyed it much either since Rick left but I did like the Whisperers as villains.

They should've kept them as foes & dumped the batswinger Negan altogether.

by Anonymousreply 10July 22, 2021 2:49 AM

I gave up when Carol started sleeping with men. I preferred her as a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 11July 22, 2021 2:51 AM

I think it's really sad that the ultimate "cure" is found in a vaccine made from tangerines. Too long of a journey to have it wrapped up around citrus.

by Anonymousreply 12July 22, 2021 2:53 AM

Where did you get that from, R12?

by Anonymousreply 13July 22, 2021 2:55 AM

She made it up R13 a.k.a. Rose.

by Anonymousreply 14July 22, 2021 2:57 AM

The other problem with the show - aside from Negan - was that they never developed any new ideas. It was just the group moving from one part of the country to another. Why not bring them back to the city and change the scenery?

Oh, right. AMC is too cheap.

And what happened to those WD movies with Andrew Lincoln? I can't believe they want to develop more WD shows. The moment has passed. The Walking Dead is no longer a cultural phenomenon.

by Anonymousreply 15July 22, 2021 4:08 AM

R15 It's been said before but AMC has noting else like it.

I watched the young ones version that recently came out but I don't plan to see anything else after there first , 2nd & 3rd shows go off the air.

by Anonymousreply 16July 22, 2021 4:19 AM

I agree R15. Even that spin off "Fear the Walking Dead" was such an absurd show to be running while the main series itself was still on.

by Anonymousreply 17July 22, 2021 4:20 AM

It's like beating a dead SJP (aka horse). They should've wrapped this show up at least five years ago. So many of those characters like Carol and Darryl just became totally annoying. A nice twist ending though would be to have Rick Grimes emerge from the shower in the last episode a la Bobby Ewing.

by Anonymousreply 18July 22, 2021 4:26 AM

I’ve long stopped giving a shit about the show. It was great the first couple of seasons, but in S3 I thought it started to progressively decline. They killed off Herschel at the end of S3, then in S4 the pointless terminus storyline. Then they brought in all different characters and groups, it got so convoluted. Neegan coming on and killing Glenn off was pretty much it for me. Rick leaving put the final nail in the coffin.

by Anonymousreply 19July 22, 2021 4:27 AM

The CGI tiger was another death knell.

by Anonymousreply 20July 22, 2021 4:31 AM

I stopped watching after Negan, like others here. I hated the character. The show was getting boring anyway, all they did was walk around the woods.

by Anonymousreply 21July 22, 2021 4:37 AM

Will you watch the final season, R19?

by Anonymousreply 22July 22, 2021 4:46 AM

Also R20 in the big war zone fight scene where they fought dozens in not hundreds of human strangers, the tiger knew who the good guys were to avoid attacking & who the bad guys were in order to pounce on them.

by Anonymousreply 23July 22, 2021 4:48 AM

No, R22. Its been so long I wouldn’t even know what’s going on. I imagine only Darryl and Carol are still on. Only way I’d watch is if Rick came back.

by Anonymousreply 24July 22, 2021 5:30 AM

Andrew Lincoln was the heart and soul of the show. I missed his shirtless scenes from the first season; what a waste of a hot man not to show off his body more often after that. When Rick left, so did I.

And yeah, Negan sucks. Like Trump, he just won't go the fuck away.

by Anonymousreply 25July 22, 2021 5:50 AM

Jeeze. I used to be such a HUGE fan of TWD and then a couple of years ago it lost me. I amanged to last the season after Rick left and then forgot about it. Does anyone know which season that was?

I will wait until this final season has ended and then binge watch whatever I have missed.

by Anonymousreply 26July 22, 2021 5:52 AM

Jeanane Garofalo said it best in a podcast: Negan is an annoying villain because he will not shut the fuck up. Every Negan scene was him hamming it up to the rafters, trying to be as vulgar as possible. The Governor managed to be way more sinister while saying 1/10th as much as Negan. Fuck Negan.

by Anonymousreply 27July 22, 2021 6:02 AM

I checked out the season when Negan appeared, because it became clear that WALKING DEAD was just going to repeat itself and never search for a solution to the zombies or the warlords. You can't drone on for 13 years and act like there's no hope.

You guys will have to tell me who survives in Rick's group. I heard Karl and Glenn died. When they end the shit, I might go watch the key episodes, but I'm not suffering through the Same Old, Same Old.

by Anonymousreply 28July 22, 2021 6:02 AM

Everyone from the original group is dead except Carol, Daryl, and Maggie. Carol and Daryl aren't going anywhere because they're getting a spin off.

by Anonymousreply 29July 22, 2021 6:10 AM

I hope the show ends by showing the first zombie to succumb to decomposition. That would be a nice of way of showing that the Walker Era is truly starting to end and humanity can blossom again. I think it's weird how they never acknowledge that zombies will eventually turn to dust.

by Anonymousreply 30July 22, 2021 6:12 AM

Rick is dead?

by Anonymousreply 31July 22, 2021 6:13 AM

He's like Schrodinger's cat, both dead and alive.

by Anonymousreply 32July 22, 2021 6:17 AM

It won't likely end like the comic series did, which had Rick die perfunctorily in the next to last issue, and the last issue jumped ahead a few decades to a civilization similar to the mid-19th century were "walkers" were virtually non-existent.

by Anonymousreply 33July 22, 2021 6:19 AM

I watched it up until the evil guy from supernatural showed up. It had been a chore to watch it for a while, but that just sort of pushed it over the edge for me and I threw in the towel.

I had hated the storytelling for a while. Under Nicotero et al, a backgroundish character would be brought to the fore, get a back story, get a story arc, then get killed off. Rinse and repeat. Shake and bake pathos.

Some people should stick to special effects.

by Anonymousreply 34July 22, 2021 6:23 AM

Jeffrey Dean Morgan channelled a ‘Dystopian Fonzie’ in the role of Negan. The character is insufferable and cheesy.

by Anonymousreply 35July 22, 2021 6:33 AM

I checked out whenever they decided to let Negan live. They should have smooshed his brains when they had the chance. I was thinking of getting caught up for the final season premiere but I'm not sure I could handle more Negan and his BIG EXPOSITIONS 🙄

by Anonymousreply 36July 22, 2021 6:36 AM

The recent spinoffs suck. FTWD had some potential at first, but Gimpleberry, Chambliss and Goldberg ran it into the ground and ruined it. Bringing Morgan over didn't help either.

Morgan is annoying as fuck. It's always about him having some never ending existential crisis and they focus an entire episodes about him. They did that same shit with Beth.

by Anonymousreply 37July 22, 2021 8:14 AM

Huge ex fan as well here and still love anything zombies but checked out around Glen’s death. I might take a peak at their ultimate episode just to see what kind of stupidity they cooked up.

by Anonymousreply 38July 22, 2021 10:20 AM

One thing about all three of the Walking Dead series that makes me laugh is how diversity-by-committee every group of survivors are. Every group is just the right mix of multicultural, no matter where they are. Even in Bumfucke Oklahoma out on the plains its like 25% white, 25% black, 25% Latinx and 25% mixed-race/racially ambiguous.

by Anonymousreply 39July 22, 2021 3:33 PM

Die in a grease fire, Boris. DLers are never going to care about what you shouldn't care about.

by Anonymousreply 40July 22, 2021 3:38 PM

I tried watching the Mexican spinoff but it was boring.

by Anonymousreply 41July 22, 2021 3:38 PM

So I guess r40 won't be watching the final episode!

by Anonymousreply 42July 22, 2021 3:40 PM

[quote] I watched it up until the evil guy from supernatural showed up.

Rofl.

Best description of Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) ever!

by Anonymousreply 43July 22, 2021 4:23 PM

I gave Fear a long try despite ridiculously stupid storylines, like when Madison shoved the plastic spoon into that guy's eyeball and he didn't immediately go blind. So believeable, Jan. And then I finally checked out when they blew up that dam in Mexico but somehow Madison and the others managed to survive that. That show was all over the place.

by Anonymousreply 44July 22, 2021 8:44 PM

Walking Dead World Beyond is actually pretty good.

Love Nico Tortorella's gay character, and the young actors are all good as well.

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by Anonymousreply 45July 22, 2021 8:58 PM

I thought I would hate the young actors, but I actually like them.

They're a bit "high school drama club-ish," but it's okay.

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by Anonymousreply 46July 22, 2021 9:02 PM

TWD lost me when two characters I cared about were brutally slaughtered and the character who did was allowed to try to redeem himself OVER and OVER again.

At a certain point, it became apparent that the writer were never gonna try to widen or explore any other facet of the world they'd created. What if a vaccine were developed? What if the zombies themselves changed, became faster or more cunning? What if there was a tie to alien lifeforms? Something? Anything?

Nope, the show would always be about the ragtag group of survivors versus the evil human group bent on domination du jour. Rinse, wash, repeat.

And killing off Carl and Rick (and Madison in FTWD) to save money just robbed us of anyone to root for.

This show and its spinoffs should have been knifed in the head at least 6 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 47July 22, 2021 9:14 PM

[quote] TWD lost me when two characters I cared about were brutally slaughtered and the character who did was allowed to try to redeem himself OVER and OVER again.

Get over it!

by Anonymousreply 48July 22, 2021 9:16 PM

I would give anything to see Rick come back and shove Lucille up Negan's dirty bunghole.

by Anonymousreply 49July 22, 2021 9:37 PM

I really enjoyed seeing Glenn get the club.

I can watch it over, and over, and over again.

by Anonymousreply 50July 22, 2021 9:38 PM

[quote]Walking Dead World Beyond is actually pretty good.

Are you fucking insane R45? Walking Dead World Beyond is one of the worst TV shows I have ever seen. It is the PITS and everyone hates it. It's awkward, badly written, badly acted and poorly cast. It's just awful on every level.

by Anonymousreply 51July 24, 2021 10:36 AM

Michonne and Maggie died too? And Rick.

by Anonymousreply 52July 24, 2021 11:06 AM

I hope the finale shows the entire cast burning in a grease fire set by the zombies!

by Anonymousreply 53July 24, 2021 1:11 PM

I’ve not seen this show once.

by Anonymousreply 54July 24, 2021 1:48 PM

The one aspect that always bothered me was that they all just forgot about finding a ‘cure’ and never dove into what caused the Zombie invasion. I know it’s a show, but it’s hard to believe there isn’t anyone trying to research an apocalypse even years on. I guess I would’ve liked the more intellectual approach.

by Anonymousreply 55July 24, 2021 2:17 PM

[quote] The one aspect that always bothered me was that they all just forgot about finding a ‘cure’ and never dove into what caused the Zombie invasion.

They tried it once. With Eugene.

There were a few episodes that made it seem like Eugene knew what caused the virus, and Abraham and Rosita were trying to get him to DC to produce a cure.

They quickly ended it by saying that Eugene lied about knowing a cure.

And it was never mentioned again.

by Anonymousreply 56July 24, 2021 7:32 PM

I remember that. This show is so horrible now. And a three-part season. Lord, AMC just milks everything into the ground.

by Anonymousreply 57July 24, 2021 7:37 PM

Is Eugene still alive on the show?

by Anonymousreply 58July 24, 2021 7:38 PM

Yes, R58.

The old-timers who are still alive on the show are Rick (although he's no longer on the show), Daryl, Carol, Maggie, Michonne (also no longer on the show), Eugene, Rosita, and Father Gabriel, from the first five seasons.

Then there's Negan.

Funny how no one who actually lived in Alexandria from the beginning, survived after Rick's group got there. Deanna, her husband, her two sons, and all the other Alexandrians. All dead.

Same for Hilltop. All the people who lived there BEFORE Rick's group found them, are dead.

Rick's group is the worst!

by Anonymousreply 59July 24, 2021 7:45 PM
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