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Old 02-02-2013, 11:36
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I've just got to the end of season 2, and to be honest, the program isn't wowing me yet. A friend has said that it gets a whole lot better, but I wouldn't say that I wholly trust his opinion where telly and film is concerned. So anyone who's seen the third series, is it miles apart/better, or just more of the same?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:38
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Yes, it is worth it, series two was a little slow with a great ending, and it just gets better after that, the first half of the series 3 has been a rollercoaster and I cant wait for it to start in 2 weeks time again.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:39
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I felt the same about series 2 but series 3 has been good so far.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:43
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I loved S2 and I have no really been wowed with S3.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:45
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I've just got to the end of season 2, and to be honest, the program isn't wowing me yet. A friend has said that it gets a whole lot better, but I wouldn't say that I wholly trust his opinion where telly and film is concerned. So anyone who's seen the third series, is it miles apart/better, or just more of the same?
I could tell you season 3 is amazing, but that doesn't mean you would agree with me, so why ask? I can understand people seeking others' opinions on a show when they haven't seen it and wonder if they should bother checking it out, but you have now seen 19 episodes of The Walking Dead (assuming you haven't skipped any). If you are tempted to quit now, go ahead and quit.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:34
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I could tell you season 3 is amazing, but that doesn't mean you would agree with me, so why ask? I can understand people seeking others' opinions on a show when they haven't seen it and wonder if they should bother checking it out, but you have now seen 19 episodes of The Walking Dead (assuming you haven't skipped any). If you are tempted to quit now, go ahead and quit.
Not going to rely on one persons opinion obviously - but if I had a consensus swinging one way or the other, it might help me decide. Plus, my friend said it gets sooo much better, TV event of the year etc etc. He is somewhat known for hyperbole though...
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:46
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Season 3 is much better than season 2. You'll notice the difference pretty early on.
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:07
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Love season 3, season 2 was too slow paced. The writers have obviously taken note.
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:10
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Season 1 : Brilliant.
Season 2 : Pants.
Season 3 : Back to brilliance.

So yes. Carry on.
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Old 02-02-2013, 15:50
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I've loved it from the beginning and even season two was great for me....but.....season three jumps to another level completely. Stick with it. Its in a class of its own as regards movie quality tv.
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Old 02-02-2013, 15:58
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S2 wasn't great, but I suppose if you weren't hooked from the start, it may not be for you. I thought S3 was great though, even though it moved into Lost territory...
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Old 02-02-2013, 16:49
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You have to stick with it. A lot of people like to make out the whole of season 2 was terrible which it wasn't. The first half of it however, was slow.
Season 3 is so far brilliant.
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Old 02-02-2013, 17:24
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I gave up halfway through season 3. It got to the stage when I had three or four episodes stacked up in my planner waiting go be watched. For me, when that happens it means it's time to pass. Saying that, I didn't hate it, I just didn't feel compelled to keep watching. It's one of those shows I'll probably re-visit during a cult dry spell sometime in the future. I guess what I'm saying is, timing is everything. No matter how great a show is, if you don't "feel it" then it might be best to walk away and try again sometime in the future, rather than forcing yourself to keep watching it and potentially put you off for good.
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Old 02-02-2013, 17:38
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If you made it through season two then season three is a gift. Season two was pretty dire.

I'm more shocked that anyone who watched season two is actually contemplating still watching. Season 2 was turgid.

Thankfully, season three is pretty good so far, though they still haven't explained the pseudo-alien stuff yet.
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Old 02-02-2013, 17:43
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Season two was poor - very poor in parts - but they seemed to have listened to most of the criticism and the third season is absolutely brilliant so far. If you've got through the second season, you should have no trouble with season three.
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:09
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If you made it through season two then season three is a gift. Season two was pretty dire.

I'm more shocked that anyone who watched season two is actually contemplating still watching. Season 2 was turgid.

Thankfully, season three is pretty good so far, though they still haven't explained the pseudo-alien stuff yet.
What pseudo-alien stuff???
Have I totally missed something?
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Old 02-02-2013, 22:28
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Season 2 was really bedding down the main characters. Season 3 is all action again.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:12
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I'm enjoying S3 better than S2 at this point. Halfway though season 2, I too was tempted to quit, but now I'm glad I stuck with it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:13
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YES Watch season 3 and you'll understand why season 2 was slow BUT necessary! Season 3 is MEGA compared to season 3, but it was NECESSARY for the purposes of developing characters and story, something most shows don't have the corage to do cos of fear of boring audiences! If you've come as far as the end of season 2, watch the first episode of season 3. if you don't like that then it isn't a show for you which is fair enough.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:37
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Season 3 is must see TV. This show is the only thing we talk about in the office on a Monday morning. The mid-season break has felt like forever so can't wait for it to come back.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:10
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Season 2 was really bedding down the main characters. Season 3 is all action again.
I agree.
All this talk of season 2 being rubbish is nonsense.
Because people didn't get the weekly bloodbath they think it was rubbish.
We had character development story development every season cannot be all action we. Need light and shade to hold the seasons together and give the show depth.

Walking dead is class, enjoy ever episode on its own merit and season without comparison to the previous.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:55
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Season 2 was dreadful, basically turned into a soap opera (think Eastenders with more zombies - hmm might have hit on something there! ) I pretty much spaced out and ended up doing other things while each episode was on and came to the realisation I was simply playing them through to get them off my TIVOs hard drive.

Season 3 is much better, David Morrissey is realy good and there's plots you can actually take an interest in. It's still a bit of a guilty pleasure but better than a lot out there and unrecognisable from the turgid dross we had to endure for season 2.

Well that's my opinion anyway.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:13
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Spoilers, but this is why Season 3 has been so good thus far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr4n8UyBHiA
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:15
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If you don't like it by now then I can't see s3 changing your opinion. It's not the vastly different experience some people would have you believe.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:20
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I never understood the hatred for S2, I loved it.
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