Sunday, 2 March 2014

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Zombies have feelings too

Zombies have feelings too. In the latest Episode of The ODDcast PODcast UK (Ep.122) We got into a discussion about a certain Zombie show that spends less time fighting Zombies and more time talking about their feelings.

In the latest Episode of The ODDcast PODcast UK | Ep.122 - Zombies have feelings too | we sat down and discussed, among other things, about the problem with some Television shows that spend too long talking about their feelings.
A prime example of this is AMC's "The Walking Dead" and in particular Season 2. In the infamous "FarmHouse" Season it spent a hell of a lot of time with characters discussing their feelings and problems rather than focusing on the threat of the zombies out in the wings ready to attack.

"The Walking Dead" is supposed to be a Zombie Apocalypse Show with plenty of action. For it's merit after Season 2 the show did pick up on that promise of making it more intense, action packed and faster paced. But for those who went into the show from the start and reached Season 2 and got bored, I don't blame them.

ODDcast co-host Will is one those who gave up into Season 2, when they spent a good portion of a "Zombie" show talking about infidelity and stuff that wouldn't be out of place in an Episode of "Greys Anatomy". I feel the Second season of many shows is the toughest as you need to maintain the success of the first season and build upon it. Without spoiling it for anybody who hasn't seen Season 2 of "The Walking Dead" it does pick up after Episode 6 or so. Once they get moving again and come across the zombies and others it becomes a more rounded and focused show about characters in this world and not just a melodrama.

I am not simply saying that ALL shows need to be action based and without great character development, which may and may not involved melodramatic storylines, but what I am saying is some shows that have a certain set up and tone need to balance good storytelling with great sequences that do the show justice.

You would never see episodes of "Game of Thrones" without action, sex or debauchery as that show has a certain style and substance which is keeps consistent. I don't mind watching an episode of "Game of Thrones" when they discuss their feelings, because to be honest most of their feelings are about fucking one another.

What do you think? Do you think "The Walking Dead" lost it's edge in Season 2? Do some shows focus on dramatic character development rather than entertaining set pieces? 
Take a Listen to the Episode and hear the entire conversation.

In Ep.122 of The ODDcast PODcast UK | Zombies have feelings too | We also discussed other TV shows such as "House of Cards" and "Sons of Anarchy" and other shows that may have sequences of "How are you feeling" etc. Plus we explain our 2 month absence and what we have all been up to in the time between last episode and this episode. (Spoiler: Not a lot)
Also we bring the funny with discussions on recent tv shows we have been watching with our usual ODDness and banter. We also premiere Episode 2 of our little audio comedy series 
"The Adventures of #Batfella" In this Episode Batfella comes up against The Fiddler voiced by Jason Clark @The_jedi_ras

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