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Norman Reedus: 'No Ego' On 'Walking Dead' Set.
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Posted on 03/02/2014 11:45:49 AM PST by virgil283

"There's a close camaraderie among the cast and crew of "The Walking Dead." ++Spoiler Alert++

And, according to Norman Reedus, his fellow actors - even the new ones - are open (despite being on such a big hit show) to give a little advice when asked."They really want you to do the best you can and we've become a really tight family down there. " ........

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: thewalkingdead; walkingdead
"That's kind of a cheap trick," he added, referring to the move taken by The Governor's campsite gang in their attempt to charge the prison at the end of the first half of "TWD's" Season 4.

Splintering of the prison group just wasn't something any of them, including Daryl, expected to happen.

"The deal was, we said in previous episodes, like we thought The Governor was gone. I say to Michonne, 'The trail went cold and you should stop looking and if it didn't, I'd have been right out there with you,'" Norman recounted.

"I think their escape plan was a zombie escape plan," he continued. "It wasn't a person escape plan and it should have been thought out a little bit more. As you see on the show, it's like one disaster after another, all the time on that show. Even when [Rick] tells me about Carol, it's like, that conversation's not over. I don't really get time to process that before we get attacked."


1 posted on 03/02/2014 11:45:49 AM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283
"I think their escape plan was a zombie escape plan," he continued. "It wasn't a person escape plan and it should have been thought out a little bit more."

Hell, yes, they should've! I keep yelling at the TV, "Where was your Black & Gold Plan?"

None of them have answered me, yet.

2 posted on 03/02/2014 11:50:53 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater
I'm curiouser : what’ a “Black & Gold Plan”
3 posted on 03/02/2014 11:57:53 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283

It’s an emergency evac plan with pre-designated rally points. If you’re getting hit from one side, the idea is you yell out “Black!” and everyone knows exactly where to go and what to do. “Gold” is the same idea, just the opposite direction from “Black.”


4 posted on 03/02/2014 11:59:52 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Thanks makes good sense.....did the introduction of the three new characters [Abraham] fit the plot? Because I didn't know if they were good guys or not, since I don't read the comics....
5 posted on 03/02/2014 12:04:55 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Future Snake Eater

“Hell, yes, they should’ve! I keep yelling at the TV”

Isn’t that what this whole show is about? Yelling at the TV because of the continuous stupidity of what’s left of the human race, particularly Rick’s bunch?

For example, why can nobody in Rick’s group drive anything more complicated than a Volvo station wagon? Why not scrape out a dry moat around the prison with a D-9? The zombies would have just all walked into the pit and never made it to the fence. Pit fills up? Scrape ‘em out again with the D-9.

Why not go on a supply run to a nearby armory and fetch all the ammo and automatic weapons you could possibly ever need? After all, Bonnie and Clyde did that all the time.

And while you’re at the armory, get a few humvees, 6x6 trucks, some diesel tanker trucks, form a convoy and head north right before winter when the zombies all turn into zobiecicles.

Ah, well, stupid show is as stupid show does.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 12:09:23 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

how about hanging speakers off a cliff blaring some zombie luring noise....they would just walk
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7 posted on 03/02/2014 12:16:39 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283
Or some combination of the ditch-cliff plan. Dig the ditch, fill it with No. 2 heating oil about ankle deep, lure the zombies in, then Flame On! Granted, burned zombies aren't any more dead than regular zombies but it's got to be hard to hurt anyone when your skin is ash, your bones are ash, and the only thing left is your teeth.

That prison should have been the ultimate zombie-proof fortress. And if Rick would have quit agonizing over his invented moral dilemmas, he and his crew could have wiped the Goobner and his thugs off the earth, then taken over his town.

8 posted on 03/02/2014 12:29:53 PM PST by IronJack
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To: catnipman

the other thing is why aren’t people using bladed weapons and hammers a lot more than the guns? They always bitch about the noise attracting unwanted attention from everything. Plus ammo isn’t abudant. They need to get swords. They also should have everyone going outside wearing armor or at least some kind of shielding to fend off an errant walker or two. Yeah it’s hot but damn, evveryone should always have SOME water with them on a belt too.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 12:31:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: IronJack

fire will kill them if it destroys the brain.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 12:32:45 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: virgil283
"Thanks makes good sense.....did the introduction of the three new characters [Abraham] fit the plot? Because I didn't know if they were good guys or not, since I don't read the comics..."

Virgil, I haven't read the comics, but I'm just not feeling the new arrivals. They seem a little too campy and comic book-y to me. I might change my mind, but for now...meh.

There are enough characters I'm invested in and care about right now, and I want to see what's going on with them.

11 posted on 03/02/2014 12:34:07 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: catnipman

If they did all that, a lot of their problems would be taken care of-—hence, no drama. It’s entertainment, not a survival documentary.


12 posted on 03/02/2014 12:35:19 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon

There’s no REAL drama anyway because their survival behavior is so ridiculous.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 12:37:18 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“They always bitch about the noise attracting unwanted attention from everything”

If any of ‘em had ever watched Road Warrier, they could figure out how to make some quiet pneumatic weapons using plain wooden shafts. Even better, how about some pneumatic nail guns for close range work at the fence? Should be plenty of boxes of nail-gun nails around. Heck, they even make nail guns that use power cells, so the things don’t even need to be tethered.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 12:42:40 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: virgil283

I don’t watch dramas or sitcoms — only time I saw Norman Reedus was in a low budget film with Alan Rickman. Interesting film with a surprise ending that’s famous among Rickman fans like myself,


15 posted on 03/02/2014 12:42:44 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: catnipman
"There’s no REAL drama anyway because their survival behavior is so ridiculous."

All righty then

16 posted on 03/02/2014 12:43:19 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: virgil283

17 posted on 03/02/2014 12:44:37 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: CatherineofAragon

“All righty then “

Wellllll, it IS still a good show for yelling at the TV!


18 posted on 03/02/2014 12:49:59 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

And I’m amazed that their gas tanks remain full after a year and a half of no fill-ups. Maybe show some quick siphoning scenes here and there, or some dialog about sending some people to get more fuel. I’d imagine there’d have to be a tanker truck or two in the greater Atlanta area that they could commandeer. Put a cow catcher on the front and get a convoy happening to wherever they’d like to go.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 1:20:14 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad
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To: Two Kids' Dad

“And I’m amazed that their gas tanks remain full after a year and a half of no fill-ups. “

My favorite was when they found the minivan in town covered with vines (almost nothing else has ever been vine-covered but that van), and the battery was dead. So they find another battery in a service station nearby, but the cells have dried out. No problem though, they just poured some water in it, stuck it in the minivan, and the minivan cranked up instantly at the turn of the starter


20 posted on 03/02/2014 1:26:23 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Do you think the show has “jumped-the-shark”? I can’t help but think that...but I’m still watching it.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 1:29:03 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: catnipman

the battery in my VW used to do that...although I had actually driven in within a reasonable amount of time so there was *some* charge in it...

Used to overfill it too, and wipe up the excess with a rag. one day the rag just turned to dust like those books in The Time Machine


22 posted on 03/02/2014 1:34:39 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: vladimir998

“Do you think the show has “jumped-the-shark”? I can’t help but think that...but I’m still watching it.”

Yes, it definitely jumped the shark. But that happened on the first episode of the first season! No where to go after that except to keeping jumping more sharks every episode after that.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 1:43:11 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: virgil283

Abraham is a fun character. He actually LIKES to stomp walkers. Earl is an interesting character. There’s more to him than what he’s letting on, and Rosita? Well, we all need eye candy. ;)


24 posted on 03/02/2014 1:48:25 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Same goes for firearm ammo. I’ve posted before that in
walking Deadocrat world I would choose a weapon like
a 12 ga. shotgun which is something that can be found
in almost any rural home in America. Of course unlike
some cast members I would have at least one back-up
weapon.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 2:07:39 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: vladimir998

It’s still watchable, but it’s on the water skis approaching the ramp over the shark cage. I expect it’ll be jumping soon.


26 posted on 03/02/2014 2:29:45 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad
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To: catnipman
Why not scrape out a dry moat around the prison with a D-9?

Expand that. Why not use the natural terrain or a man-made large excavation, such as a quarry? Basically a big hole with a loud and noisy speaker to attract the walkers in a pit? A honey pot? Draw them in for miles. Immolate, rinse and repeat.

27 posted on 03/02/2014 2:32:07 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Why not go the REAL governor’s personal mansion in the country? It has high gates, likely solar, likely plantable lands, likely a well or two, every luxury known, and just stab the walkers thru the fence as they advance?

Then build walker traps, 100x100 D-9 dug holes and bait them with chickens?


28 posted on 03/02/2014 2:38:44 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: virgil283

Why should there be any ego on the set? You’re doing a zombie apocalypse show for gosh sake - keep it in perspective.


29 posted on 03/02/2014 2:50:29 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: virgil283; Valpal1; APatientMan; CatherineofAragon; LibertarianLiz; Radagast the Fool; shotgun; ...
Walking Dead ping!

Please let me know if you'd like on or off The Walking Dead list.



30 posted on 03/02/2014 3:46:27 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: CatherineofAragon
They seem a little too campy and comic book-y ....

Thanks, I thought I may have missed something ...

31 posted on 03/02/2014 3:57:18 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: IronJack
That prison should have been the ultimate zombie-proof fortress. And if Rick would have quit agonizing over his invented moral dilemmas, he and his crew could have wiped the Goobner and his thugs off the earth, then taken over his town.

And then the series would have ended after season 2 and we'd all be sitting here wondering what happens now with no antagonists (aka zombies)

32 posted on 03/02/2014 4:14:59 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
"There are enough characters I'm invested in and care about right now, and I want to see what's going on with them." .....;
33 posted on 03/02/2014 4:20:32 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283

Well, in a show where anyone is fair game to be killed off, it’s probably not wise to have an ego ;)


34 posted on 03/02/2014 4:27:32 PM PST by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: virgil283

Helllooooooo


35 posted on 03/02/2014 4:34:05 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: catnipman

An armory would be the first place a lot of people go to. Ever thought of that?


36 posted on 03/02/2014 7:22:10 PM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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“An armory would be the first place a lot of people go to. Ever thought of that?”

And yet all the stores they go to for “supply runs” seem to still be pretty well stocked up. Besides didn’t the whole world collapse really quickly before anyone could do much of anything about it? If the Wally Worlds and such still have shelves full of liquor, some of the armories should still be pretty stocked up to.


37 posted on 03/02/2014 7:27:13 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Future Snake Eater
I keep yelling at the TV...

The success of the entire zombie genre, all of it, is based on the viewer's reaction to the stupidity of the human characters. Every single movie or tv show gets you to think about what you would do in that situation, and makes the characters so stupid that they make you look like a genious by comparison. This is how you enjoy the show.

38 posted on 03/02/2014 7:36:07 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: catnipman
Why not go on a supply run to a nearby armory...

Probably somebody smarter and well organized ALREADY got there first.

Also Bulldozers run on fuel, which also would be hard to scavenge...

And since all the easily obtained ammo has already be spent(and no more being created), one has to make do with one finds..

Simple post Apocalypse Economics 101
39 posted on 03/03/2014 12:38:01 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: catnipman; Two Kids' Dad
“And I’m amazed that their gas tanks remain full after a year and a half of no fill-ups. “

My favorite "Opoosie" is a year and a half after the Z-Day, many of the houses are obvisous wrecks yet the yards are still neatly trimmed.

Haven't seen as much this season's second half but last's years was glaring....
40 posted on 03/03/2014 12:44:57 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: hattend

True, you have to keep the dramatic tension alive. But if you don’t do it organically, it starts to seem artificial and contrived, a lot like what’s happening to the show now. I mean seriously ... a whole episode about Rick trapped under a bed?


41 posted on 03/03/2014 7:24:16 AM PST by IronJack
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To: RedMonqey

“Haven’t seen as much this season’s second half but last’s years was glaring.... “

Nothing’s changed. Landscaping is all neat as a pin. It’s a very low budget series and they can’t afford to do anything other than film on current locations without much ado.

In reality, should a year and a half of complete neglect occur in Georgia, ALL flora would be riotously out of control everywhere, including landscaping, fields, and the tree cover around highways and roads. Everything would be “growed up” as they tend to say in rural Georgia. Interiors would also be massively dust-coated, but never are either.

A good horror story or flick requires complete adherence to all natural laws, with the exception of the one supernatural issue at hand. Such a real universe makes you suspend disbelief in only a single issue. The first few Steven King books adhered to that principal, as did the Twilight Zone, and therefore made good fiction.

When EVERYTHING in the fictional world is obviously as phony as a three dollar bill, including ridiculous behavior by the people, why really all you can do is laugh like hell or scream at the TV, “You idiots!”. Or both. Watching Walking Dead is a lot picking the compulsive behavior of picking at a scab that’s not quite ready to come off.


42 posted on 03/03/2014 8:16:44 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: RedMonqey

“Also Bulldozers run on fuel, which also would be hard to scavenge...”

And yet no one ever seems to struggle very much to keep their vehicles fueled, and the bad guys always seem to have an unlimited supply of ammo. Plus the liquor shelves in the stores are always full: liquor would have been the first thing to go.


43 posted on 03/03/2014 8:19:06 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman
...and the bad guys always seem to have an unlimited supply of ammo.

Don't think it would be too much of a stretch that bad guys would have guns BEFORE SHTF and more willing to USE them to acquire what they wanted while the SHEEP population, i.e. Suburbanites, huddled in their homes waiting for the government to come save the day.

Preppers, on the other hand, would sit back and wait it out.

A liqueur run would be the last thing a panicked population would grab(antibiotics yes)when relatives and friends are falling ill.

For survivors, getting "blasted off yer arse" drunk isn't a sound survivor stratagem.

Hence, the full shelves.....
44 posted on 03/03/2014 8:38:04 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: catnipman
ALL flora would be riotously out of control everywhere

The Kudzu alone would make Georgia(and much of the South)into a Jungle!!! HaHa!!

Agreed, low budgets, but it's fun to point out the inconsistencies....
45 posted on 03/03/2014 8:43:42 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: RedMonqey

“Don’t think it would be too much of a stretch that bad guys would have guns BEFORE SHTF and more willing to USE them to acquire what they wanted while the SHEEP population, i.e. Suburbanites, huddled in their homes waiting for the government to come save the day. “

You forget this is Georgia. Every other house is gonna have multiple firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammo, and every tenth house is gonna have thousands. If the food is still in a house, the ammo still is too. Everybody was dead in the first 60 days. There’s no way the billions of rounds of ammo stored all over the U.S. in millions of places got all shot up.


46 posted on 03/03/2014 12:03:16 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: txhurl
Then build walker traps, 100x100 D-9 dug holes and bait them with chickens?

Bacon

47 posted on 03/03/2014 3:42:10 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: catnipman
If the food is still in a house, the ammo still is too.....There’s no way the billions of rounds of ammo stored all over the U.S. in millions of places got all shot up......

Maybe...but considering most of the 300 million population have been "zombiefyed" and the fact the most experienced shooters, professional LEO, military, and avid sportsmen are trained to shoot at "center mass", many of these rounds were emptied into zombie bodies to no avail.

Especially when "panic fire" sets in.

Same with your average gun owner who may only have a box or two of ammo per gun type which again, largely wasted until they learned to aim for the head, and even then it has to be "center mass"(no glancing blows)

Hence, they run out of ammo and get overrun.

There maybe a few warehouses at obscure government agencies with ammo left but they would be deep in "zombie occupied territory".

Of course one could, if they had the skill, to go "Viet Cong" and raid Army, Navy, Air Force bases where one could find plenty of unused ordinance such as iron bombs, missiles, etc to make smaller explosives to hurl at the walkers...
48 posted on 03/10/2014 11:57:56 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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