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Old 11-13-2012, 12:39 PM   #451
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Look, I haven't read the comics, but the show is pretty goofy most of the time. It's a guilty pleasure at best because of the poor writing. From what I can tell, MC has it right on the money. Michonne is one of the most boring characters on the show. Walking around, being suspicious, and acting badass doesn't exactly build much of a character. She doesn't really have anywhere to go, same with Andrea. Also, Andrea can not possibly be this naïve. Don't get me wrong, it's still an extremely enjoyable show, but c'mon...let's be honest.

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Old 11-13-2012, 01:49 PM   #452
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I just like the fact its based on the comics, but they are willing to change things up, and the fact the creator of the comics is so involved with it being a different take on things, I'm not going to complain.


99% of the time when i see a movie based on a book/comic I enjoy the book more (like most people) . There are various adaptions that do bug more me a bit more then they should. Often times it just because the quality of the product is also bad in addition to the material being used poorly.


Enjoying the book more, doesn't meant I cant enjoy the movie/show though. If I find the movie to still be a good attempt at capturing the idea of the book. I don't mind changes that much. "Did I find the movie entertaining?" and "was the core concept captured" is what matters to me.

Beyond that I don't care much. TV/comics/books are all so different I dont hold on to some requirement they all must be so similar.

there are key moments in a book/comic that Stand out to me, and when the movie/tv show is different I'll always be a little sad, but I just dont let it bog me down. Seeing a favorite character act differently, or not get their best lines of books/comic will always set off a nerve on some level, which I do understand.

Unfortunately, Robert Kirkman is really not the writer he once was. The Walking Dead (comic canon) has completely went too far and is a total mess. Not to mention, multiple fanboys of his has said that he has become an egotistical prick.


Simply put, had we gotten just the TV show maybe I would see it differently. However, we got an incredible series built with a foundation surrounding around a character wealthy group full of interesting dynamics. The show has abandoned that to surround around a scene or a moment from the comic, rather than tell the story around these people. It is a huge mess.


Not to mention, no Tyrese.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #453
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All of the above. Seriously, we don't want to be "those people", but it's true. You deserve a better The Walking Dead. The show is decent, but the book is off-the-charts.
I hate being that person but ultimately it is the truth. It just kills me to see people saying how good the show is, and yet have never read the comics. They're missing out. I felt like the comics dodged horror movie cliches and really made it a drama about people in a zombie apocalypse, rather than a zombie show with drama added in. Meh.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #454
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Masterchief, adaptations can sometimes be tough to handle. Do the changes actually decrease the quality, or is it a fan's bias? I completely understand as I went through the same thing this season with Game of Thrones.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #455
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So the comic is great, but when I mention the creator is ok with the show, its because the creator has turned into a hack now?

Tyrese is an amazing character in the comic that is not in the show. Ianthecool - Just like game of thrones the show, it may be enjoyable, but it isn't as good as books. it doesn't make the show any less good, but it cannot be as good as the source material.

Its just that simple, but some people just too get worked up over it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #456
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I think the case might be similar to Game of Thrones. GRRM is perfectly okay with how the show is progressing--it's just the fans who take issue with it (like myself, quite frankly). Some people find it problematic when they've made changes that either seemed pointless, or that will inevitably hurt the translated material in some way, whether it be from a plot standpoint, or an emotional one. In my opinion, it robs the material of its own power.

No one is getting worked up, they're just expressing themselves. People here have a right to critique the material just as much as you do in defending it. That's how a message board works. Obviously people are still watching it, so there must be SOMETHING enjoyable about the show. I make fun of it all the time, but it's still an entertaining show to watch every week.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:56 PM   #457
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So the comic is great, but when I mention the creator is ok with the show, its because the creator has turned into a hack now?

Tyrese is an amazing character in the comic that is not in the show. Ianthecool - Just like game of thrones the show, it may be enjoyable, but it isn't as good as books. it doesn't make the show any less good, but it cannot be as good as the source material.

Its just that simple, but some people just too get worked up over it.
He is going to be happy with the show. It is making him tons of money. I'd be happy too.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:39 AM   #458
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The difference is that I know, more or less, what's going to happen in Game of Thrones because, for the most part, the show still follows the source material pretty well. In terms of execution and implementation, sure, Season 2 was somewhat lacking in certain parts, particularly in the treatment of Daenerys and Jon Snow. However, I can't say the same for The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead is a show with the same title and the same characters, but pretty much everything else is different. If you've read World War Z and you've watched the recent trailer, it's basically the same feeling. People may say that Season 2 of Game of Thrones was a bad adaptation, sure, but The Walking Dead's TV show isn't even an adaptation. It's just something else altogether.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #459
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Apparently I need to read the comics.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:42 PM   #460
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Apparently I need to read the comics.
As soon as you read the comics you'll be right with me. I bet money on it. The comics are absolutely brilliant (really until the last 5-10 issues). Everything now feels kinda forced.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #461
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Apparently I need to read the comics.
Read the comics after the show is over. That way you can still enjoy the show without picking apart every single detail!!! Don't join the dark side.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:20 PM   #462
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Read the comics after the show is over. That way you can still enjoy the show without picking apart every single detail!!! Don't join the dark side.
That was my plan! Going to borrow them off my mate once its all over
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Read the comics after the show is over. That way you can still enjoy the show without picking apart every single detail!!! Don't join the dark side.
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Since you agree with me I'll let it go that you just called me a man...
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Since you agree with me I'll let it go that you just called me a man...
Ha! guess it would help to read your username, lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:11 PM   #466
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Or that for a man, her name is Colleen.
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She is a super attractive man.



Might be one of the oddest things I have ever said in my life.
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She is a super attractive man.



Might be one of the oddest things I have ever said in my life.
<3 That just made my day.
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<3 That just made my day.
I can go back to bed now.
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Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring dead wife phone Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring dead wife phone
I've got this feeling, it's so appealing for us to get together and and sing

Also, with the holiday all my days are confused. I cannot believe they're doing a half season finale AGAIN! DINGUS!
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It would have been even better if The Colonel had been one of the zombies.
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This show, man. Sheesh.
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LOL!!! I literally caught that one and started laughing the moment it aired mainly because just that day I read that the extras playing the zombies are eating chicken when they bite down into the victims, lol.
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Another good episode this week! After next weeks episode is the mid season finale
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