The way the book was immaculately written, it plays like episodic television, so yeah, I wouldn't mind if it was page-for-page, honestly. Obviously that isn't/won't happen, but the source really doesn't need much tweaking.
Definitely so true. That is what took my interest from slight to hooked. I am in for the long haul with this show because I know how great the story can be.
They've already said new characters will be added and some won't show up in the show at all. So this could very well become a "complain because it's not exactly the same as the book" thread. Frankly, I never care about changes made to a story in order to translate it from a page to the screen. If its a good show then its a good show.
I agree. It seems like they are going to take different routes on the way to the same major plot points. I am very happy about this as long as I still get to those major stories that were amazing from the comics I don't care what happens on the way to them.
to put this show in perspective... mad men premiered with 900k viewers and remained on the air. Now it has almost 3 million viewers and is considered a hit on AMC. breaking bad premiered with 1.35 million viewers and now has about 2 million... also considered a hit. Rubicon premiered with 2 million viewers and by the end of the season had about 1 million. (but a season 2 is expected.)
the reason why i mention all of this is because for this show to debut at over 5 million viewers is unheard of for AMC's original series. even if the rating drop so significantly to where there is 2 million viewers each week, it will still be in line with other AMC hit series. this show is in fantastic shape, expect more seasons to come.
and as far as tonights episode... i thought it was a pretty good follow up to the premiere. the scene where he was like "...im just a man looking for his wife and son... ill let you think about that for a second" was pretty great. as well as the "guys... he's an organ donor scene". hilarious. i didnt expect him to find his wife and kid this early (3rd ep) but im interested to see how everything works out.
I loved this. That was the Rick Grimes I love.
I'm not a comic book or horror fan, but I really love this show. Finding out that it's a 6 episode season REALLY pissed me off though. Not cool AMC. Not cool.
I come from the same background but the commics were so well written I was hooked immediately.
i think the fact that the zombies are smart enough to use tools and doorknobs and run instead of walk and climb fences just adds to the suspense. it's not weird at all. if you want to redefine the mythology (without making it suck--i'm looking at you, twilight), more power to you.
Yeah this bothers the hell out of my friends who are zombie fans. It works for me and in a way humanizes them and makes you think about whether it is ethical to kill them.
Excellent news, even though I figured this was coming.
this thread seriously makes me wonder just what it is that makes everyone's expectations of tv so unrealistically high that they complain so much about what so far has been an amazing show.
I think it is a combination of being an AMC and the source material.
The acting by the new characters ranged from bad to abysmal. I sincerely hope the black dude from the first episode becomes a main character because if I'm stuck with the department store gang and the "woods" gang, I won't stick with this show long.
I think the story is very worthy of sticking around for.
I think so too.
Boardwalk Empire is like pulling teeth. It's so fucking slow. I havent missed an episode cause the potential is there but it's driving me crazy
I enjoy most of the show. There are just a few parts that are annoying but overall I think it is great.