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Old 04-10-2014, 07:18 PM   #4486
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With Breaking bad over, and Mad Men ending, can AMC afford to ever let it end?

As producers quit they can just replace them.

I bet its gonna take something like the main actor quitting to end it. And its not like he was a big star to begin with.

The main actors from that show can just write their own checks when its contract time.

The AMC revenue pie chart has to be like 60% walking dead right?

Its probably backdoor financing every new show they have in the works.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:21 PM   #4487
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So HBO isnt basic cable....

How could I not realize it?

Im just saying the Walking Dead slays everything.

I actually wonder what it would have been on HBO. It would be too brutal for many parents to let their kids watch. And the topless zombie rate might get out of hand....
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:05 PM   #4488
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TWD sucks. I can't believe people like that shit. I got bored watching the first 10 mins and just stopped.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:08 PM   #4489
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With Breaking bad over, and Mad Men ending, can AMC afford to ever let it end?

As producers quit they can just replace them.

I bet its gonna take something like the main actor quitting to end it. And its not like he was a big star to begin with.

The main actors from that show can just write their own checks when its contract time.

The AMC revenue pie chart has to be like 60% walking dead right?

Its probably backdoor financing every new show they have in the works.

The things that make Walking Dead and Game of Thrones impossible to ever get canceled is the revenue that they make from merchandising.

HBO and a licensing agreement with all GoT products sold and AMC has exclusive rights to Walking Dead products.

I know for a fact HBO and AMC have made their money back season by season 10 times over.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:37 PM   #4490
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1. The Sopranos
2a. Breaking Bad
2b. The Wire

and that's being generous to the empty series void of any real atmosphere or memorable characters known as The Wire.
how can you say this after admitting you have only seen a few episodes of season one?

the wire is the GOAT tv show
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:05 PM   #4491
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Their is no such thing as GOAT TV show.

It is what you enjoy. What entertains you. Everyone can have a different opinion. Nobody's opinion is wrong on this matter.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:29 PM   #4492
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How fitting, came here to post an article about how GOT's season premiere got the highest ratings for HBO since the Sopranos finale and people are in here arguing about the latter and the Wire.

Anyway for anyone interested- http://www.forbes.com/sites/allenstj...pranos-finale/

GOT had 6.6 mil viewers, the Sopranos finale had 11.9 million

That prompted HBO to immediately renew GOT for 2 more seasons.

On topic...err sort of... I've seen every episode of both the Wire and the Sopranos and I think both are at the top in terms of dramas all time. I prefer the Sopranos though. Didn't care for Season 2 of the Wire and Season 5 pissed me off. But Season 4 of that show is as good as TV gets. I do think the writing on the Wire tends to get overrated a bit IMO. People mistake quantity as automatically being higher quality sometimes.
I have no issue with people who recognize the greatness of both shows, but just preferring The Sopranos. Like I said, it was awesome.

And, while I'd probably choose The Wire with a gun to my head because I believe its themes encapsulate a lot of what's wrong with this country and I consider it an "important" show in that way, it's not an easy choice and they're so completely different.

My issue is with people saying that The Wire is boring, overrated, etc.

You're talking about the two greatest shows in television history, imo. Breaking Bad is not in the same league and, while I enjoyed that show too, its hype got a little annoying.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:43 PM   #4493
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I have no issue with people who recognize the greatness of both shows, but just preferring The Sopranos. Like I said, it was awesome.

And, while I'd probably choose The Wire with a gun to my head because I believe its themes encapsulate a lot of what's wrong with this country and I consider it an "important" show in that way, it's not an easy choice and they're so completely different.

My issue is with people saying that The Wire is boring, overrated, etc.

You're talking about the two greatest shows in television history, imo. Breaking Bad is not in the same league and, while I enjoyed that show too, its hype got a little annoying.

I agree with everything here
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:13 AM   #4494
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No matter how hard I try, I just can't get into this show for some reason.


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Old 04-11-2014, 12:15 AM   #4495
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You're talking about the two greatest shows in television history, imo. Breaking Bad is not in the same league and, while I enjoyed that show too, its hype got a little annoying.

Breaking Bad definitely is in the same league. They're all top tier shows along with GoT. I'm one of the few who hasn't seen The Sopranos, so I can't speak on that, though.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:15 AM   #4496
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No show has ever been better than the wire. And I loved the sopranos like everyone else. I rewatched the whole series over the winter with friends who missed it. Great show.

But it isnt the wire.

You can relate more to the wire than the sopranos, you will have bias on the issue.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:19 PM   #4497
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I am so excited about the next episode!!!!

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Old 04-11-2014, 11:45 PM   #4498
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Season three episode four: that blonde dragon chick has been negotiating with that dude for his army for like the last two episodes, all the while he was talking smack in another language to her, and unbeknownst to him she knew what he was saying. She swaps a dragon for his army, takes command of the army, then has her dragon kill him with a look of "f*ck you, I'm the man" in her eyes.

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Old 04-11-2014, 11:59 PM   #4499
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Season three episode four: that blonde dragon chick has been negotiating with that dude for his army for like the last two episodes, all the while he was talking smack in another language to her, and unbeknownst to him she knew what he was saying. She swaps a dragon for his army, takes command of the army, then has her dragon kill him with a look of "f*ck you, I'm the man" in her eyes.

Dracarys!
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:46 AM   #4500
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I think my favorite character is probably Tyrone Alistair. Smart, funny, has a light disposition but also has a "shit just got real" gear. If he weren't born a lil' person he'd probably be one of the most powerful people. But I suppose if he weren't born like that he might not have developed the qualities that make me like him in the first place.

Gets no respect for defending the king's city. If he dies I riot.
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