I watched the pilot again, just because, and the difference was huge.. There was suspension, excitement, everything! the show lost with spending too much time on trying to force damon down our throats.
My initial thought is that the bigger named stars were brought in to give the show some weight before allowing the newbies to carry it forward. My second thought is that additional B actors will take residence as the group carries on across the US. They will come and go with just enough legitimacy to keep people tuning it. That said, it was a damn good episode. I really enjoyed Murphy, to be honest. He went from being a pain in the ass to understanding he is the future and sort of embracing it. I'm glad I've been watching.
Yeah Murphy came around this week, but I have a feeling he'll go back to being a dick next episode. That's just who he is. Then again, the writing is terribly inconsistent so perhaps he's the new Charlie. It's a fun show but totally disposable to me. Not one of those I feel like I'd tune in for a second season. Enjoy the ride and on to the next.
Pity they just got renewed for a second season which reviewer will pick it up?
i thought this was a very troubling episode. I hope Danny didn't kill the guy because then he would be a killer just like the bad guys. I also wonder how many innocent bystanders get shot when Steve starts shooting in a crowded street. If we are to believe he always hits something then wish he would hit his target. There was a similar scene last week. The use of firearms on this show must make the NRA happy. And how do you get from Hawaii to Colombia so quickly?
Yes, I too thought was trigger happy in the street scene, and not at all concerned about collateral damage.
I thought this episode was awesome. I really love the actor, Timothy V. Murphy, who played Valentine, and I was glad to see that he had a change of heart and was doing his own witness protection program.OMG, I SO didn't see that ending coming. I don't blame Danny at all for killing Reyes, but I wonder if there will be any repercussions for him in doing so.
Well there goes my reason for watching this show. Well written, bad decision. Well atleast I have The Strain and The Last Ship and ofcors The Walking Dead. Bye bye Z Nation.
The premise of the show is campiness which immediately turn me off but its a zombie genre so i gave it a try and from the get go it delivered just that. From the constant cheesy lines to the unnecessary character clashing/bickering I instantly went "ugh". Yes I am a fun of Tom Everett Scott but watched it not only of that. I continued watching it cause he was the only actor that tone down the campiness. I may have said my goodbyes to the show but that only means I wont be keeping it in DVR. I will still tune-in just to see how the show turn up without Scott but I doubt Ill have the same enthusiasm as before. If Daryl dies ill still tune in cause im a fan of the graphic novels. It'll epically suck and I'll rage in every comment section but I will cope with the heartache and move on with my life if that happens. lol
You were only tuning in for one actor J-Zone? What happens if David Bradley's (Setrakian) is your fave and gets killed in the first episode back of The Strain Season 2? That's it for that show on to the next? What if Daryl is killed off this season on Walking Dead? Ciao deadheads? Personally I'm in it for the storyline. I think a show is much bigger than any one actors role. Sorry you will miss out on the finale.
I feel you but I wasn't expecting Z Nation to be campy. More like a zombie drama along the lines of TWD. The writing and over-the-top acting pushes this show into Cheesyville. If you do tune in next week, come back and let me know what you think of it without Tom Everett Scott. I'll be finishing off the season. By the way, I will admit when Kirkman killed Glenn I stopped reading the comics. Just too gloom and doom with no hope in sight. I lost interest. The show however is a different beast. Even if Glenn is killed off I don't think I'd drop the show. Too many other characters and situations I find interesting.
Oh man the Glenn scene in the graphic novel made me gave up reading and to die at such an extent too. Not how I imagine Glenn would leave Maggie and their unborn child and this happened after killing another good character who Im not gonna reveal that Im starting to get attached to. That was a shock aswell but I wanted to see Rick kill this Negan guy so badly I just can't end it like that and Im glad I didn't cause what transpired after was more epic than the prison arc. Also one thing about the TWD TV show is that it can also surprise you on who they gonna or not gonna kill off. Maybe the producers would keep Glenn alive who knows? They kinda tease the fans on that whole bat to head scene. Will that death scene still happen? Or are they just trying to fool the fans and still do it anyway? Anywho yeah ill still tune in and see how I feel about the change. I hope the writing would continue to improve and maybe tone down the camp a bit. I sincerely hope it will change my mind cause I like more post-apoc zombie shows on my watch list.
Yeah they might switch it up but hearing the season being described as "heartbreaking and relentless" doesn't fare well for Glenn. Kirkman said that the introduction of Negan is still a ways off though, so maybe in the second half? From what I remember it wasn't long after Negan is first mentioned in the comics that Rick, Glenn and Co. meet up with him on the road. Still Carol has lasted longer and Andrea was killed sooner. I guess we'll see, but you're right they find ways to surprise even the comics readers. What did you think of The Strain? I covered the show here at the site as well. I gave it an "A" for the season... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2014/...
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Roberta will be their 'Rick Grimes'
I hope so, she can handle it no doubt. However, the leaders aren't faring so well up to this point. We'll see if she makes it, fingers crossed.
At this point, I don't know what zNation is actually trying to be. It was surprising in the pilot when they killed off the character many thought was the lead. But i think this is different. I've NEVER been a fan of "let's kill off the lead so we can show that we do edgy things." It took several eps to get to where I cared about any of the characters and frankly I'm not happy they killed him off. If it turns out to serve a useful purpose, maybe I'll be ok with it. If not... Likely done with the show. If I want angst, there's already one of those zombie shows around. I also ended up being somewhat rude to the cast tweeting because it annoys the shit out of me to be a west coast watcher and east coast people are tweeting using the hash tag and saying who gets killed or what happened (spoilers) and it's THREE hours after their airing. Go ahead and tweet but DON'T use the hash for that ONE HOUR. Plus, there's some weird problem where some ppl are like five minutes ahead in the show. I've seen this on other SyFy west coast live tweets. So, yeah. I sound cranky today. I liked his character. I get that it's dangerous to live in a zombie apocalypse.
I agree with that. I simply cannot believe that we in the east are done with our SECOND airing before the first even hits the west coast. That's just odd. The second airing and the first in the west should coincide that would be perfect.
Wowza this is the most cranky I think I've ever "read" you Ha! The cast is tweeting both coasts but they should be aware of spoilers. I think many of them are newbies, other casts are more careful about that stuff. Still, ultimately it's the west coast fan that needs to stay clear of Twitter for that hour to avoid being spoiled. I know it's tough, but now that you know avoid Z Nation tweets Friday night until you've watched it. As far as killing Charlie off, I don't see it as a stunt. The loss is going to affect the characters and storyline. Roberta will step up but will they make it to California? I have this theory the writers plan to reboot the series if they get a second season. It's a great way to keep things fresh. Personally, I am not attached to any of these characters so a reboot works for me. The inconsistency of the tone bugs me more than anything else. Is Z Nation pure camp or a real zombie drama? It's all over the place trying to be too many things. It feels like a disposable TV show, not a long lasting one.
Let me be perfectly clear on what happened. You know I'm a prolific experienced tweeter. So if I see spoilers in my timeline before the west coast airing, that is my fault. What happened was that DURING THE WEST COAST SHOWING, a tweeter tweeted that they were disappointed that Charlie was killed and they used the #zNation hash. One of the cast members responded also using the hash. All of this happened well before Charlie was killed in the episode. So, unless you were not using the hash to live tweet AND not following the actor, you couldn't avoid seeing that. So... the major plot twist was spoiled during the airing because people on the east coast were not being thoughtful. This happens repeatedly and it's very frustrating. If SyFy would show the second airing 3 hours later, so it was at the same time as the West Coast, it would be less likely that people spoil because they've just finished watching the episode. So, that's why I sounded so mad. I don't think that West Coast watchers should not be able to live tweet during the West Coast airing - that defeats the fun and the purpose of social media. It shouldn't be that hard to remind the 5 or so actors that it's new for the West Coast and I really do appreciate them tweeting. Several are VERY FUNNY. But, I know when I watch the East Coast feed and then also tweet with the West Coast on any program that I am thoughtful about not spoiling. I rewatched the scene in the yard with Murphy and Charlie. That was likely the best acting of the series but I'm still bummed they killed Charlie.
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Okay now I gotcha... and that sucks big time! Trust me, there's no controlling it. You're just going to end up frustrated with the whole thing. People figure once they've seen the episode everyone else has too. That's one of the reasons I shut down most of my Google+ communities. The spoilers were ridiculous and there's no consideration for other time zones or countries that air an episode a few days later for that matter. Do you use Tweetdeck? If so, filter out the #ZNation tag Friday night and you should still be able to tweet spoiler free.
well. I can and do survive the spoilers (for example, I accidentally saw that Gates died in the last BS episode before it aired west coast...it was ok... :-} ) but *I want for SyFy to help in this* because I really think a lot of the spoilers are happening due to the Midnight rebroadcast which literally ends just before the west coast airs. Of course they want to tweet about what they just saw. But if they rebroadcast the second time at the same time as the West Coast (which I think some of the channels were doing already!!) then we'd be watching it at the same time, which solves the spoiler problem (mostly) but also actually enhances the live tweet!! Win, win. But, if I filter out the zNation tag, then I'm missing the rest of the live tweeters who are using the tag to live tweet. LOL.
Agree TES was the only reason I tuned in; now that he's gone so am I
Ziva was a beautiful and stunning la fema fatale. Were the writers correct about any of the conflicts with US FBI, NCIS, CIA and Israel? I enjoyed the series. But, I am not seeing anything like these stories in NY Times or Washington Post.
According to a tweet from Lenkov in answer to a fan's question if Matt is really dead, his answer was "as a doorknob".
That means he still is alive.
I re answer my own answer i think it means he is for sure dead
I like BB, but wish Selleck as Frank could dial back the sanctimony. Yes, Jamie and Eddie have feelings for one another. What to do?!
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