I’ve started reading The Walking Dead graphic novels, and being an avid fan of the show, I’ve got a couple observations.
Firstly, at the end of season 2 Rick definitely solidified himself as the badass leader of his group. Now having read ahead a little bit, I see that he’s only at the beginning of his journey toward true BAMF status. So I’m excited to see the next season as they enter the prison and shit gets real.
I’m also not sure if T-Dog, being the only black guy in the group, is supposed to be AMC’s version of Tyreese, but if so, they really shit the bed with that one. I think, so far at least, that the show’s writers have made some great decisions when going off script. Not killing off Shane in the first season, for example, and allowing his character to develop further, made the final showdown with Rick that much more dramatic. And the addition of Darryl is definitely a huge plus, considering which, I can see why having Tyreese wouldn’t really work. That being said, I would have loved to see their interpretarion of him, as well as watch the side plot with his daughter and her boyfriend play out. Though I guess if they included Tyreese they would have had to sexy-up Carol, which given their casting choice, I’m glad that avoided that all together.
The one other refreshing part of the comics is that they actually use the term “Zombie”. I fucking hate that they’ve taken to calling them “Walkers” in the TV show. Aside from that, I can see now why the show is so good, and I’m excited to read more.
It’s too bad survivor is only 39 days long. Next season they should stick with the men vs. women, but make the women live together before the show, long enough that they start cycling together. Then throw everyone on the island and let mother nature go to work. It’d be like Shark Week but so much better.