oldfarthenry: Meh - never did see it in fancy-shmancy "colour" to begin with.
braedan: Season 2 is terrible because "teh suits" didn't want to pony up the cash that their wildly popular show required.
brigid_fitch: Fans of the show know why it sucked--that AMC took a bunch of Walking Dead money ($650K/episode) and threw it at Mad Men.
moothemagiccow: The Singing Bush: The Governor in the show is far better than in the comic, mainly because he's actually charismatic enough that you believe people would keep following him.The Governor is a bizarre character in both versions. On the show, I don't understand his motivation for almost anything. How does he decide who to trust? The scientist guy is useful, but Merle is too dumb, confident and impulsive to effectively command. Why tie up and torture Glenn but not Andrea? I can understand killing the marines if they were a threat to his authority, but they were skilled warriors whose allegiance might bend to the right authority. What makes his goons better than them?Michonne's aversion to Woodbury to the point of violence is also strange.
tarnok: My friends and I had a small argument about killing the national guard guys
dyertek: Just to pipe in...the story of the video game from Telltale Games is much better than the comic and the show.
DuudeStanky: Black and white can add a lot to movies and TV shows IF the show is shot well enough to pull it off.I watched Terminator in black and white and was far better than Terminator in color, just for the cold, harsh visuals. Good contrast is essential.I don't think The Walking Dead has enough contrast between characters and background to make things stand out. It'd all feel washed out in grey methinks.
burndtdan: I think he's an interesting character mostly because I don't see his actions as evil, simply as a different flavor of the same type of practicality that leads Rick's group to try and lock new people in different wings of the prison. Rick's group has less built up to protect, so maybe they can afford to keep outsiders separate without entirely forgetting their basic humanity.
The English Major: Season two of The Walking Dead is going to wind up like season two of The Wire: everyone is going to deride it, and then once the series wraps, they're going to look back and say, "Dammit. That was a genius season."Or not. I personally thought, dull as it was on the farm, it set up some interesting conflicts.
moothemagiccow: 2BuckChuck: I read the first compendium of the comic before watching the show - I like the show better. The comic starts out as a interesting drama of people dealing with the end of the world, but by the end at Woodbury/Prison story it got so dark and torture-porn nasty that I didn't want to read part 2. That level of nihilism and depravity is depressing, not entertaining./When you stare into the abyss ...The depravity is more realistic. The show is a sanitized zombie apocalypse. It's enough to ask that people suspend disbelief to think that the dead can return to life - it's a little much to believe that no one's going to get raped, maimed or mutilated.
Pawn takes the King: RTOGUY: Maybe they can edit in some action and story progress just like in the comic books too.I'll agree season 2 had some dull episodes, but I think they've recovered pretty well this season.
MugzyBrown: I bought a 50" 1080p whatever majiggy LED tv so I can watch TV shows shot for color be reduced to black and white.
Guns n' Farkin Roses: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well then for the full effect I am only going to watch it when sitting on the can....
Old enough to know better: Know what else I think is better than the tv show?[www.structuregaming.com image 600x300] Still watching it though.
RDixon: The walking dud.
GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Is this the new thread to complain about season 2/Carl/Andrea/black cast members being killed off/tv series vs. the comics/Peter Petrelli leaving Caitlin in the future/the flash sideways?/What was the Hurley Bird?
braedan: moothemagiccow: This is not like having a bad harvest. God did not cut the budget. AMC made a terrible decision.I do blame AMC for their decision. I do NOT blame the writers, producers and/or show runners of The Walking Dead. That's the differentiation that I don't think is clear to many fans. Season 2 is not terrible because "The Creatives are teh suck", Season 2 is terrible because "teh suits" didn't want to pony up the cash that their wildly popular show required.I applaud the writers, actors and crew of The Walking Dead for giving us the memorable material from Season 2 that we did get (the well zombie, the zombie stampede where Rick was lying under 3 zombies, the season 2 finale come to mind) and I appreciate that they decided to show less zombies rather than skimp on the make up.
RatMaster999: Just read the second compendium this week. I've really enjoyed both forms of the series...though I've only seen the first two seasons since I don't have cable. I didn't really get the hate for the second season. Based on what I'd read here, I expected it to blow chunks. It was just a little slow, but I liked the characterization they did instead of just hunting zombies all the time.
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