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  1. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E07: Still Standing

    I think the story lines for this season of Fear have gone downhill, and they seem like they are struggling for story lines. It makes me wonder if they are not capable of doing their third spin-off show (which is supposed to feature a group of children) - they're already having issues with this second spin off show (Fear). The last I recall of the cat, he was being fed and looked after by the Mo Collins character and the guy in the wheel chair. I think I remember in an episode or two ago they fed the cat atop one of the tables in Daniel's warehouse (edit - or a truck stop? I don't recall exactly where, I just remember the cat on top of the table eating some food they fed him).
  2. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E07: Still Standing

    point 1. I remember a year or more ago reading an interview Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan on the original show) gave, and he mentioned how it's 110 degrees where his character is living (and in real life they are filming the show), yet he's wearing a thick, leather jacket. I think the actors realize that some of the things in these shows are ridiculous and unrealistic. I've often noticed the wardrobe of the zombies and the people, too - I've lived all over the nation, but especially in the south and inland states where it does and can get to 90 degrees to 120. And when it gets that hot, you don't want to wear full pants and long shirts, and certainly not with jackets. But almost all the people - even the zombies!! - are walking around these states where it gets really freaking hot in the summer and part of the fall, but they're wearing heavy clothing. I've not yet seen a zombie who is wearing a pair of shorts with a tank top, or a zombie in swim trunks or a bikini. (Or did they have one in that episode where Alicia and June had to wade through a zombie infested pool to get some supplies??) I think the show people are trying to save a buck: I bet the reason they dress their zombies in long sleeved shirts and pants is that it doesn't take as much make-up to cover their exposed skin. But it looks weird to never see zombies in the south wearing short skirts, tank tops, capri length pants (aka pedal pushers) etc. We've never seen a zombie woman in a night club in a mini skirt and high heels. edit. Almost forgot Point 2. Some of them will sit on the air plane wings. ☺️ Alicia is radio-active now, so she is probably like Captain Marvel and can fly on her own.
  3. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E07: Still Standing

    Yep. She has a 1980s sort of style cut. Very new wave. If she wants to keep all those sides short and that one side of her bangs oh so pointy, she'll have to find a hair salon. Someone up thread (or another one) said that the Helicopter People probably have a hair dresser.
  4. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E07: Still Standing

    Re: point 1. Thank you for the info. I thought she said a year but wasn't sure. It felt to me as though it took him two or three months to find her, not twelve. Re point 2: I've made it no secret on these forums that I'm a big John Dorie fan. ☺️ I don't read him as a doofus so much as a good ol' country boy with a lot of common horse sense. (I have a few family members who are kind of like him in that way - they weren't educated but weren't stupid people.) But I don't know about the character (he worked as a police officer). At some point in real life, a lot of police around the nation started requiring applicants to have bachelor's degrees. I don't know if Dorie went to college or not. I just wish the show would give Dorie better story lines. The episodes of him with Morgan were okay, and the one of him alone in the cabin where he met June (aka Laura) was excellent, IMO. Re: "Yes, it can be cute (and sickening), but the problem is you know it's NOT going to last. One is going to die saving the other." I do apologize for being repetitive on this point, as I've said this ten times over the last year on this forum, but I am hoping the show writers keep Dorie as he is (upbeat and optimistic and sweet). We already had to sit through two story arcs of two good guys (Morgan and Rick) on the original show (and kind of on this one) go through a sort of "bad guy" phase, where they become really violent, then they feel guilty about being violent and start questioning when and where to use force. Though we already had a bit of that with Dorie but it took place off -screen: he told June that before the zombie apocalypse that he had accidentally killed a man who was robbing a gas station. But I can see him going south and getting violent if a bad guy kills off June - then he'll get the Rick Grimes or Morgan story arc of losing his mind, becoming really violent, etc. Then he'll have to find a man with a goat who tries to make cheese who teaches him how to chill out with big sticks. I was relieved that the cat made it. Both shows have been horrible to animals. Horses, owls, dogs, a tiger, and more have been killed by people or eaten by zombies. It's about time they let animals survive once in awhile.
  5. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E07: Still Standing

    I wanted to ask - and this is even though I watched the show twice last night (you know how the AMC channel repeats a new episode 3, 4 times the same night): Did I hear correctly, did June tell Al that after June ran away from John's cabin that John didn't find her until a year later? I'm pretty sure she said "year," but perhaps I misheard. This isn't a huge deal. I was just curious. I was thinking Dorie found June within a few weeks or months - it didn't feel like an entire year to me. I agree with a lot of the comments and criticisms of the show and episode above by others. All in all, it was a pretty under-whelming episode (yet again). Such a shame - they have some great characters, good possibilities, but the story writing and/or exposition is either bland, boring, or non-sensical. I just hope going forward the show gets better. The guy who reviews every new Fear episode over at the Forbes site didn't like this episode, either. He did like a few parts of the show, but he felt there was a lot of fail, too. His criticisms of the show are usually pretty similar to what I'm thinking.
  6. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E07: Still Standing

    I did watch most of this episode, but I left the room a few times here and there, to warm stuff up in the microwave, so I may have missed some stuff. Alicia got radio active zombie blood splashed on her face, I did see that. Morgan went back to the nuclear power plant to talk that lady (Grace?) into leaving. John Dorie is my all-time favorite Walking Dead character (on both shows), so he was at least on tonight's show a little bit. Dwight wasn't angry at Dorie when he leveled with him that he with-held Sherry's "don't look for my anymore" note before. Not a whole lot went down in this episode. Seems like most of it revolved around Alicia trying to convince that blonde girl to get on the plane with everyone else, and fighting off zombies at that fence.
  7. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E06: The Little Prince

    That is so very accurate ☺️
  8. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E06: The Little Prince

    Don't know if you saw it or not, but there was an episode several eps back where John Dorie tried to build a boat out of a car camper top, but that failed. That was when he and Strand were trying to get off this island type area that had an alligator swimming around in front of it.
  9. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E06: The Little Prince

    Point 1. You and me both! I too am confused about why they were flying around. They can't just drive around to find people? And we're suddenly supposed to believe that Al and/or Strand are also air plane mechanics and pilots? Edit. Well, if I remember right, maybe they flew way out because Max Headroom faked them out - didn't he radio them, pretending to be a guy needing rescuing, who was stranded out beyond some mountain ranges, and that's why they took a plane?? Point 2. I mentioned this earlier either on this thread or another one... I lived in Texas for over 15 years, in the south east region, and I've been through Dallas, and then, as a kid, I've been through the western part. During all that time I was in Texas, I do not recall any part of Texas resembling the state of Colorado (which I have visited in years past, and there are mountain ranges visible in CO, but not in any part of TX I've been in, so how are the folks on this show hampered by mountains?). As to the Hot Air Balloon shaped like a beer bottle. I'm glad so many on the thread found it amusing, but to me, it had that cringe-worthy, eye-rolling effect. I agree with the poster above who said that the beer balloon gag would've been more successful on Z-Nation, but on this show, it felt wrong. I appreciate some levity in these Walking Dead shows (they are usually too morose), but a giant inflatable beer bottle seems the wrong way to go about adding it - seems more moronic than funny (to me, anyway). I hope this show gets better going forward than it's been lately.
  10. July 8, 2019- Does anyone know why AMC has not been doing "Talking Dead" after "Fear the Walking Dead" episodes for awhile now? I can't remember the last time they did one for "Fear" - maybe for the first episode of this season, which is what, season five? Or maybe the last time they did a Talking Dead for Fear was back in Season 4? Have they given a reason as to why they are no longer doing Talking Dead for the Fear show?
  11. DrNowsWeightScale

    Spoilers And Spoiler Speculation: Anarchy In The USA

    Ever since I first saw the Al character, I noticed her hair and hair style - a style that short and cut that precise would need regular visits to the hair salon. Also, the helicopter lady from the one show has a bob - that would need some amount of attention from a hair dresser, unless she plans on growing it out.
  12. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E04: Skidmark

    Years ago, I lived in Texas for a bit over 15 years, in the south east corner (and I've been up to Dallas). I don't recall the state of Texas having huge swaths of inaccessible areas, or many (or any?) mountain ranges, but this show seems to be acting as though Texas is like Colorado, with the same topography. Granted, again, I've not been all over the western section of the state (is that where they are?) except driving through it once when I was around six years old, so maybe there is terrain that could keep these people separated, but I am kind of doubting it.
  13. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E04: Skidmark

    This is perhaps the first time an animal in the WD universe has survived. I am an animal person, so it always makes me sad to see the animals get killed on these shows, whether they are dogs, horses, or what not. Other than this cat (I was so happy the cat made it!), only Daryl's dog (named "dog") on the original show has survived so far.
  14. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E06: The Little Prince

    I don't understand what is going on with this show any more. I just read several scathing reviews of this most recent "Fear" episode, and the critics are not kind about it. I find myself agreeing with some of their criticisms and doubts. For awhile, Fear was doing much better than the original (TWD) show. Now, not so much. The part with the hot air balloon shaped like a beer bottle was ridiculous. I agree with one critic who said he's still not clear on exactly why they crashed a plane in the first place, why they need a plane to get back out (can't they just drive around the radioactive zombies, etc), and why is Al, who is a reporter, all the sudden a qualified pilot and mechanic??? I too find myself baffled by some of these story lines and development. As to the Charlie character (the little girl): initially I found her annoying, but she grew on me over the various episodes, she proved herself useful to the adults a few times in past episodes. But now the show has introduced what one critic called "a whole cast of Charlies. We went from one Charlie to about ten of them." (I mean, the show introduced a whole herd of new little kids.) I still love, love, love the John Dorie character, but they are either under-using him (sometimes he is not in two, three episodes in a row), or they give him boring plots. They could do so much better by the Dorie character - but they either don't use him, or stick him in goofy, ridiculous plots. John Dorie should have taken June by her hand and just gone back to his cabin by the river. They'd have television there (movies on VCR), electric power, pop corn, and fish. Some of the Fear episodes have just been so weird lately. They introduced that one character - he stole that warehouse from the group a few episodes ago - and we've not seen or heard from that guy since. However, I think the characters still want to get back to that warehouse? But why? They will have to fight that guy to win it back. Some of the episodes have felt like filler, some of them have apparently been used only to further interest in the upcoming Rick Grimes movies and don't further the plot or characters of the Fear show itself. I like the Morgan character, but I don't need to see any more inspirational speeches by him. Also, this group of people (June, Morgan, etc), are running around like do-gooders trying to rescue people, but most of those they try to rescue want to be left alone!! It's like June, Morgan, Alicia, are going to rescue people whether they want to be or not. Other than the crazy lady from several episodes ago, we've not had a proper villain type character, either, like a Governor or a Negan - or is that played out? I do not know where this show is going any more, or what the show writers are thinking. The show seems to be drifting. I watch out of habit and out of loyalty, and again, I love John Dorie. I heart Dorie, so I will tune in to see what he's up to, but that's about it.
  15. DrNowsWeightScale

    S05.E03: Humbug's Gulch

    Okay, thank you. To me, it doesn't feel as though they've been together all that long. I think at one point, they were sharing an empty school bus shortly around the time that hurricane hit their area. I'm just having a hard time fully buying into their relationship.
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