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Pretty sure I just got a HUGE spoiler for season 2 courtesy of some douchebag on Tiktok.
 

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Pretty sure I just got a HUGE spoiler for season 2 courtesy of some douchebag on Tiktok.
That bites but I don't think you played the game right? If so, many of us know what was coming in Season 1 and Season 2. The only hope I have is they change things. Still love the show even though I knew what was coming for Season 1.
 

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That bites but I don't think you played the game right? If so, many of us know what was coming in Season 1 and Season 2. The only hope I have is they change things. Still love the show even though I knew what was coming for Season 1.

I didn’t play the game but some a-hole started their TikTok with what I assume is big game spoiler.
 

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7? Should be a full 15-20 episodes, smh
Dude… even major network Procedurals ain’t getting 15-20 episode season orders any more. Expecting 15-20 for a heavy effects laden show like this is out of step with the realities of TV. Hell, even when Walking Dead was at its height, I think it got 13 episodes per.
 

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7? Should be a full 15-20 episodes, smh
I miss those days but they are gone. Seems like 10-12 is normal. 7 to 8 is total b.s. though. I imagine it’s because many of these new shows are on streaming channels who have yet to make a profit. Seems like they are all cutting production costs.
 

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Dude… even major network Procedurals ain’t getting 15-20 episode season orders any more. Expecting 15-20 for a heavy effects laden show like this is out of step with the realities of TV. Hell, even when Walking Dead was at its height, I think it got 13 episodes per.
I thought that they should have split the TLOU Part 2 into two seasons. So 15-20 in one chunk, or with another hiatus. They will be missing out on a lot of story telling, like season 1.
 

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I thought that they should have split the TLOU Part 2 into two seasons. So 15-20 in one chunk, or with another hiatus. They will be missing out on a lot of story telling, like season 1.
For video gamers, sure. Didn’t seem like they missed out on anything for other viewers and whatever wasn’t in there, never hurt their ratings.

My guess is that the strike shortened the order this season somewhat and Mazin has ZERO desire to be doing this for the next five years, which is probably what you’re looking at if they split season two over 20 episodes and then had a third season. He writes the seasons primarily alone and that’s just a ton of work for one person. Especially because he only wanted to do two seasons at the jump and I think HBO tempted him enough for a third.
 
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For video gamers, sure. Didn’t seem like they missed out on anything for other viewers and whatever wasn’t in there, never hurt their ratings.

My guess is that the strike shortened the order this season somewhat and Mazin has ZERO desire to be doing this for the next five years, which is probably what you’re looking at if they split season two over 20 episodes and then had a third season. He writes the seasons primarily alone and that’s just a ton of work for one person. Especially because he only wanted to do two seasons at the jump and I think HBO tempted him enough for a third.
Yeah if you were a video game fan there was a huge missed opportunity at the mall. There was the really cool sequence in the game that I was shocked wasn't in the series.
 

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For video gamers, sure. Didn’t seem like they missed out on anything for other viewers and whatever wasn’t in there, never hurt their ratings.
The best thing that I could equate to would be adapting a movie from a book, and skipping an entire chapter.
 

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The best thing that I could equate to would be adapting a movie from a book, and skipping an entire chapter.
Except if it didn’t make a difference to the TV viewer… was it a necessary chapter? That’s what any writer adapting a book or game asks themselves. If you can lift out an entire chapter and the story doesn’t change, that’s the first cut to make if cuts are necessary.
 

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I am not going to spoil it but I am curious to see where they go with a massive plot point in Season 2. If they stick to the game some casual TV viewers are going to be very disappointed. If they don't go there, I won't be shocked either because this is TV which tends to do better with continuity of characters.
 

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