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BREAKING NEWS: Frank Darabont quits the “Walking Dead”!!!!

Well, who didn’t see this one coming? Frank Darabont just attended this week’s San Diego Comic Con to take the stage and talk with reporters to promote “Season 2”, and just a few days later, he announced he is quitting the series. Frank Darabont is the man responsible for bringing us the series based on the comic books. He didn’t explain the reason why he is stepping down.

The Hollywood Reporter, reports.

Good, who needs him. The guy seems like a prick anyway considering he fired all the writers from Season 1 and replaced new writers for Season 2.

I’m sure the show will do fine without him.

Kev

“The Walking Dead” Episode 6 – “TS-19” Season Finale review (major spoilers)

So I watched the last episode of “The Walking Dead”, season finale titled, “TS-19”. This post will include some major spoilers so if you haven’t seen this episode yet. Don’t read this post.

First things first, I was pretty impressed with Season 1. There wasn’t one episode that I didn’t hate. I loved them all. This is indeed the best show on television. Last night’s finale was just great. Most TV shows have bad writing, but not this one. The writing is really good which makes the show so entertaining and watchable. The actors did a great job, but I was most impressed with Laurie Holden, who plays Andrea. Laurie Holden is such a talented actress and so mind blowing, that I think she definitely deserves a Golden Globe award for best TV actress for this show.

On with the episode, the show is turning out to be a mix of horror, suspense, drama, and science fiction, all into one. This episode will explain in detail of how live humans transform themselves into the living dead, which they call them, “walkers’ in the show. Rick Grimes and the rest of the cast, hide out from the walkers at the CDC building for protection and safety, which the building is owned by Dr. Jenner who is the only one left alive in the building. Jenner invites the cast into the building for showers, food, drinks, and hospitality. Later in the episode, Jenner explains the cast how live humans turn into dead “walkers”. He explains that everything inside the human body shuts down, and explains how the TS-19 experiment restarts the brainstem, and the human brain doesn’t come back. Jenner later explains that the electricity and water will run out, when it does, the building will automatically self destruct in 30 minutes. The cast wants to leave the building, but Jenner locks them in, warning them if they go out there, they will be killed by the walkers, so he thinks they are better off dying in there. Of course, the cast disagrees, they get scared and want to survive still, so they force Dr. Jenner to open the door which he did. Everyone leaves the CDC building except for Jacqui who stays in with Dr. Jenner. Dr. Jenner refuses to go outside because he made a promise to his wife who also died and was turned into a walker. The episode ends with the CDC building exploding with Jacqui and Jenner being left inside.

One thing I left out, is when the Shane and Lori relationship continues when Rick is not around. Shane has an obsessive crush on Lori (Rick’s wife), but the love triangle continues without Rick knowing about their relationship. Question is what will happen between Lori and Shane in Season 2? Will the two actually fall in love and Lori splits with Rick? Or will Rick confront Shane about it?

I was expecting another cast member to die and turn into a zombie but that didn’t happen. They already lost Amy, a few episodes back so they don’t need to lose another one this soon. In Season 2, I am predicting a few things. I have a feeling that Michael Rooker’s character, Merle Dixon, is still alive and not a walker yet. I think Merle sawed off his own hands just to get out of that building alive and Merle might return for Season 2, to get back at Rick for revenge. I also have a feeling that another major character will turn into a walker in Season 2. I think Rick himself will turn into a zombie at some point, but not right away. I think there’s a chance that Shane might get turned into one in Season 2.

I can’t wait for Season 2, and I will buy season 1 when it hits DVD, so I can watch the 6 episodes all over again. This is a very well done show. I wish there could be more good TV shows like this.

Kev

Brock praises the “Walking Dead” episode 3, it was better than the first two!!!

Wow!!!! I’m so blown away by the “Walking Dead” TV series so far as I have now caught up with the show last night. Saw the second and third episode on AMC last night. The episode “Guts” the second one was pretty good, but the third one, “Tell Them To the Frogs” was the best one yet! Over the years, most TV shows are crap and once in a while, a good TV show comes around. The “Walking Dead” is the best show on television. George A. Romero should take note on how to do the zombie thing ’cause Frank Darabont does it better.

The third episode had a good storyline and good acting with all cast members, especially to Michael Rooker, who plays the bad guy, and I was impressed with his acting the most. You would recognize Michael Rooker from the Stallone movie, “Cliffhanger”, which he is well known for. Michael Rooker plays Merie, who is an expert gunman and he hangs on the roof of a building shooting zombies with a sniper gun. When Rick Grimes and his friends reach the top of the building to hide from the chasing zombies, Michael Rooker’s character, Merie started harassing him and his friends, then he gets handcuffed by Rick and the gang just left him there, to go back to the camp site where Rick reunites with his wife and son there. While there, a bit of a love triangle soap opera starts between, Shane, Lori, and Rick. Shane and Lori had an affair together while Rick was out hunting zombies in the city trying to survive (Lori was Rick’s wife). Rick haven’t confronted Shane about Lori yet, but he will soon, I’m sure.

The “Walking Dead” is my new obsession and I’ll be watching every Sunday for sure. As you all know, I love horror and zombie fiction is my favorite. Out of all the horror TV shows from the past: “Tales from the Crypt”, “Tales From the Darkside”, etc. I would say, “Walking Dead” is the best horror TV show by far. It’s really shocking that AMC would air a show that is really bloody, and gory. The show won’t air nudity of course, but at least they don’t cut out the swearing and blood & guts.

You gotta wonder what Stephen King thinks about this show. I’m sure he is watching too. Stephen King will probably speak about the show soon when he writes to Entertainment Weekly again. Can’t wait to hear his thoughts!

Kev

Brock reviews the “Walking Dead” TV show…

“The Walking Dead” a new TV horror fiction show, have been so popular on the web lately. Other people have talked me into watching the show myself. So I saw the first episode on the AMC website, and was pretty impressed. As you all know, “The Walking Dead” TV show was adapted from the black and white comic books that were around back in 2003. Yes, the storyline of some guy waking up and finding the world being taken over by zombies have been told so many times in various styles. I think AMC does their version perfectly. There have been so many horror TV shows in the past but most of them have been garbage. The first episode was really creepy and scary. It was also bloody and gory. Something that would been shown on the big screen, not the small screen. So it’s really weird that AMC is able to show these things. “The Walking Dead” was really good, I was very impressed by it all around.  I think Andrew Lincoln is a great actor. Frank Darabont, the legendary director is the one who created this show. Consider me a new fan of “The Walking Dead”. I’ll be watching every Sunday night. I’m going to try to watch episode 2 of “Walking Dead” to catch up before Sunday, the new episode. So I now watch two different new prime time drama shows on TV, “The Event” on NBC, and now, “The Walking Dead” on AMC. If you seriously like, George A Romero and zombie fiction, of course, you would love this. This is an awesome show, definitely check it out. I can see why it’s so popular!

Kev

Thought: Now I wish Darabont’s version of Indy IV was made instead…

I can’t believe this. I’ve just read a review from Frank Darabont’s scrapped “Indy 4” script by Lucas. Frank Darabont’s version is titled “Indiana Jones and the City of Gods”, but it basically had the same plot where Indy have to save the Crystal Skull from the Russians. In David Koepp’s version, many of the scenes in the current Indy film were stolen from Darabont’s version.

One thing I want to point out though, that Mutt Williams played by Shia wasn’t in Darabont’s version but everything else you see in the new version is Darabont’s creation. This makes me want to hate George Lucas even more.

I loved the “Crystal Skull” movie don’t get me wrong, I think it would be a better film if they used Darabont’s script in the first place.

Click here and be shocked:

http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/686188/Review_Darabonts_Indiana_Jones_IV.html#readmore

Why the hell would George Lucas say no to Darabont’s script and then says yes to Koepp’s when both are basically the same exact story and has the same exact scenes?

But nope, George liked the Mutt Williams character to give it a Star Wars feel. The Darabont version sounds better.

Darabont should sue Lucas. I’m serious and hope he does.

Kev

 

Report: Frank Darabont still upset about “Indy 4” turn down by Lucas…

Frank Darabont an iconic film maker known for making movies like “The Mist”, “The Green Mile”, and “The Shawshank Redemption” was turned down by George Lucas last year after Darabont spent an entire year writing the script for “Indiana Jones 4”. Steven Spielberg loved Darabont’s script for “Indy 4” but Lucas hated it. After being turned down, Darabont’s been complaining about it ever since, calling that year a “waste” and continue to slam George Lucas.

Look like we won’t ever see Darabont working with Lucas ever again, he made it pretty clear that Darabont won’t even work with Lucas for the upcoming live action “Star Wars” TV series. Darabont is upset that he won’t get credit for his work in his turned down script for Indy 4. I think Darabont is the one that came up with the idea to bring Marion Ravenwood back in the first place.

MTV Movies Blog reports:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/04/02/frank-darabont-wont-get-credit-on-indy-4-wont-work-with-lucas-again/#more-2060

Way to go, Frank! Don’t let George bring you down! George Lucas is an egomaniac who all he cares about is himself, he’s just working with Indy again just to help plug in his upcoming Star Wars projects.

Indiana Jones is Steven Spielberg’s creation, not George’s. If Steven loved the script, he shouldn’t have to listen to George. They should have taken Frank’s script after all the long and hard work he put into it. It is a waste of year and I feel for him.

Kev