Originally Posted by pappy97
I'm certainly with you as to the gore. It can't be as gory as the comics, BUT
1.) You think no human on human kills? I highly doubt that since there has been talks that "The Governor" will be in the show. Also, they don't need Shane to be a bad guy, as shown in the books. The Governor and many others fill that quite nicely, and there can still be plenty of turmoil in the group without Shane, as shown in the books.
2.) I still am not sure why Game of Thrones can stick to its material, but Walking Dead can't. I realize most TV/movies based on books jettison a lot, but GOT didn't and was critically acclaimed. Again, I'm not saying the Walking Dead TV show must (or even needs to be) right on with the comic books 100%, I expected changes (like CDC, Daryl, etc), but I didn't expect it to be this
You go to the other thread and read people saying that the people that absolutely cannot die are Rick and Shane. I read that and think "Shane should have already been dead a while ago." It's definitely proof that the theme that anyone
can die at any time is not in the TV show. Yes the TV show has had death(s) not seen in the comic books, but viewers are already getting the perception that certain
people won't die no matter what. What's the point of a zombie/survival show if you know
certain people will never die?
I guess I just don't see how Robert Kirkman can accept that, but maybe that's me (and maybe Kirkman is a sell out, after all, his overrated show is one of the top shows on cable)
And yes, I did say overrated. It's certainly good, but overrated doesn't mean it can't be good. I just get the sense that the show is overrated and overhyped simply because there is nothing else like it on TV (i.e., no zombie-survival show). That certainly explains the ratings, the ridiculous Golden Globe Nom for Best Drama for a 6 episode (good, but not awesome) Season 1, etc.