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rjrumfel
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I loved the first book in the series, the second one was ok, the third one not so much, but now the books are a series on Fox.

Anybody catch it? They've already changed several characters around, and I wonder how the audience is going to be able to blaze forward hundreds of years after the apocalypse, but I'm in.

1/17/2019 1:33:26 PM

Dynasty2004
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Havent watched yet, but reviews were good so i will check out soon.

1/17/2019 2:02:32 PM

LudaChris
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Vampires and Mark Paul Gosselaar?

Of course I checked it out.

OK so far, going to keep watching.

1/17/2019 2:19:00 PM

rjrumfel
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Anybody here read the books?

1/17/2019 2:50:04 PM

rwoody
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I did. Everything ive heard about the show makes me not interested.

1/17/2019 3:02:24 PM

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If it's good, Fox will cancel it.

1/17/2019 3:02:31 PM

dtownral
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i've read the first book and am currently reading the second

i watched the show and thought it was okay, it definitely has potential but i'm having to get used to the characters being very different from how I visualized them (primarily brad wolgast)

the pacing is very different, but that makes sense

1/17/2019 3:10:18 PM

BigMan157
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this season looks like it'll be maybe the first quarter of the first book

1/17/2019 7:04:25 PM

dtownral
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feels very low budget, and the acting is bad. 2nd episode is not great.

[Edited on January 24, 2019 at 3:33 PM. Reason : .]

1/24/2019 3:33:28 PM

Jeepin4x4
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second episodes never seem to be great. But i definitely wasn't as interested this week. But now that they're no longer running it'll start coming together.

1/25/2019 8:07:03 AM

Dynasty2004
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Thought it was pretty good. The driving scenes are god awful tho

1/25/2019 1:22:46 PM

dtownral
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is the doctor's wife going to take the place of Lila Kyle?

also, why did they make babcock a woman?

2/12/2019 10:40:53 AM

rjrumfel
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The bigger puzzler is why they made Babcock someone you could sympathize with. Part of the problem with their experiments in the books is that they used lab rats who were the worst of the worst, with the one exception being Carter. They're also leaving out what seemed to be a big part of the story in Sister Lacey.

I never pictured Amy as black. I'm not sure if there was ever an explicit description of her in the books, but I always pictured her as a brunette. It's not like they are going to have to reach to have minority characters in this story. Nearly the entire colony of survivors were black.

Also, in the book, there was never a risk of a pandemic prior to the experiments....the experiments caused a pandemic alongside the virals turning whoever was left into more virals.

2/12/2019 12:36:22 PM

rjrumfel
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NM, I just realized the owner of that house they stayed in for a bit was named Lacey.

2/12/2019 12:47:05 PM

dtownral
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i think she was white in the book, or at least her father was white (unless Bill Reynolds from Nebraska with kids Bobby and Billy is not a white guy). she's fine though, and i pictured Wolgast someone more like Greg Grunberg but whatever, but there is no excuse for Lila Kyle.

Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lila Kyle is the worst casting so far, she's bad at acting and the crazy delusional Lila Kyle is going to take a really good actress to do well. That's why I'm wondering if the doctor's sick wife is maybe going to takeover that character role.

2/12/2019 1:16:29 PM

LudaChris
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I'm liking this show more than I expected to.

2/20/2019 10:20:50 AM

dtownral
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i'm having trouble remembering the early parts of the first book, but it seems to be diverging a lot from the book

2/20/2019 11:49:38 AM

rjrumfel
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I don't remember any of the 12 dying before they all escaped.

2/20/2019 12:49:02 PM

rjrumfel
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Last night's episode moved the narrative nowhere.

2/26/2019 1:28:20 PM

dtownral
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it's sad that they are ruining such great source material

2/26/2019 1:44:59 PM

LudaChris
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^^Eh, it didn't really move the story very far, but it did fill in some story gaps and character development.

^I haven't read the book(s), so perhaps someone who has read can chime in here if the book gives more details.

So you have 10 infected locked up. You try to kill Fanning and you realize it kills even the people who haven't switched yet. You don't want to hurt Amy and Elizabeth at this point so you decide to stop trying to kill Fanning.

Cool. That makes sense from the story perspective. Why not kill all of the other infected that have turned? Example, Babcock. She already attacked/killed someone. Why don't you go ahead and terminate her? Even from the perspective of Guilder, you have Fanning and Amy and you have plenty of their blood to experiment with, why not just kill off the useless "vampires" to remove the threat and then focus on the next step in the experiments.

2/26/2019 2:09:19 PM

rjrumfel
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At this point they've moved so far away from the book that I'm not sure where they're going to go. They don't even contemplate killing any virals in the book - they escape before any of that can happen. And they've already moved away from 12 twice. Once when Winston was killed, and then when Fanning couldn't turn Lear's wife. So now it looks like he's going after Amy? We know Amy won't be turning.

All I can think of is maybe they weren't renewed for season 2 so they're trying to build in a way to tie it up at the end of this season.

2/26/2019 2:19:16 PM

dtownral
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this show is really bad

3/5/2019 8:08:50 AM

rjrumfel
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The finale wasn't that bad. At least the book readers were rewarded with a shot of the colony. Although the way they make Amy appear after the time jump makes me think they've axed Lish's character and combined it with Amy's.

Next season, if there is one, will probably spend most of its time setting up the colony's characters, then come back to Amy at the end of the season.

3/18/2019 8:34:02 AM

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