The Walking Dead


  • Plotist Team: Keepers of Code

    I read the comics but never watched the show. When the show came out I really wanted to like it, but it was nothing like the comics to the point that it was almost a different story. In some other case I wouldn't have minded watching, but I'm not really that much into zombie movies/series, it was just that the story in the comics was awesome.



  • @jaycano The comics are undoubtedly better, but I've grown attached to the show. Probably because I started watching it first.

    I'm not sure I wouldn't have been too annoyed by what they did to Andrea's character if I had gone into it already knowing the comics. She's one of my favorite comic characters. :/



  • Zombies, no thank you.
    I'm pretty...sensitive, and blood and dead people walking around eating you, is not my kind of show.
    I tried to watch it, but it could not make it pass episode three. It was simply too much.

    But if there are comic books, I could like it. I'll try.


  • Plotist Team: Community Storyteller

    @MaryMalone A fellow anti-zombie!

    I couldn't even do the first episode, so you got further than I did!



  • @MaryMalone If you're sensitive, I don't know if the comic would be better honestly. I think it depends on whether you'd be equally affected by black and white still images of things than you would be a live action tv show... The content itself was toned down quite a bit for TV.

    Let me put it this way; I'm a fairly desensitized person and there were moments in the comics I actually had trouble getting through. Whereas in the TV show... Nah. :)



  • @Blackbird Really? what a bummer, I really wanted to get in the fanbase of zombies. Most of my friends watch the show and it would be nice to contribute to their conversations, but if I won´t make it through a comic book either, why bother?



  • @Blackbird Yeah, I've heard that about the comics, which is why I haven't read them :P


  • Plotist Team: Community Storyteller

    It's so interesting to me how we everyone's idea of entertainment is so varied. Normally you hear the outcry of people saying "The book is better!" or "The comic is better!" or "The graphic novel is better!". And yet, if those stories stayed in those mediums less people would know them. I try and keep an open mind in all forms of a story because sometimes both the TV show, or movie, is just another retelling of the book, comic, game, etc. As long as I go in expecting to be entertained, and without any preconceived notions, I find I enjoy myself.

    Also.. zombies... shudder.


  • Plotist Team: Keepers of Code

    @Blackbird said in The Walking Dead:

    @jaycano The comics are undoubtedly better, but I've grown attached to the show.

    For me it's not so much about being better or worse, it's just that I don't really like zombie stuff, not because I'm squeamish but because I find them boring. The comics were different, it was not so much about the zombies but about the living, and the writing was really good. In the tv show, I think they focused too much on the action and zombies. It's probably a good show, not saying it isn't, but it wasn't what I was looking for.

    @Josey said in The Walking Dead:

    I try and keep an open mind in all forms of a story because sometimes both the TV show, or movie, is just another retelling of the book, comic, game, etc.

    I try to keep an open mind too, but sometimes they make it very, very difficult. Game of Thrones, for example, has gone from a good adaption (not excellent but it's tough material to adapt) to just a show that has dragons. In this case, unlike with TWD, I just liked the book better and the tv show was just confusing me between what actually happened and what was made up for the show (Talisa, anyone?)



  • @jaycano Yeah, I'm the same. I don't find any entertainment in zombie stuff. I don't find it interesting or scary, but The Walking Dead turned out to be an exception. Both the show and the comics. It gives me hope that someday, maybe, I'll watch something with vampires that doesn't annoy me to tears. :P

    I just think that maybe if I'd gotten into the comics first, the show might have bored me.


  • Plotist Team: Keepers of Code

    @Blackbird American Vampire (the comics) is apparently really good, although I cannot confirm. And there are rumours that it will become a TV show at some point :)



  • @jaycano Eeeeh... I'll look it up. Why not. :P



  • We've watched TWD faithfully until this season. We still have a few eps to catch up on. The Negan storyline and last season's ending, who they killed off, all of that, I'm afraid to keep watching to see who else they will kill off. I really like the show but with all that's been going on it's soooooo doom and gloom I don't know how much more I can take! I'm thinking about reading the graphic novels. Maybe it won't be quite as intense as the TV show.

    I'm a zombie fan, but only good zombie. Zombieland is a favorite of mine. World War Z is good too. And vampires, werewolves. all of it. I love Grimm and Supernatural. Fluff but I like it.



  • @queent Zombieland is a family favorite at my house XD Have you read the World War Z book? I've never technically finished the whole thing (tbh, it made me depressed), but I love the book as much as the film!


  • Plotist Team: Community Storyteller

    I love Zombieland!! And World War Z was rather interesting. Considering my irrational fear of zombies, I find it funny that I can watch those, and the Resident Evil franchise with no problem, but the Walking Dead is just too much for me..



  • @queent I still need to watch the two last episodes of this season, but the whole Negan arc and what comes right after is definitely my favorite part of the comics, so... O.O

    The graphic novels are in no way less intense than the show, but I would recommend them if you like the show. If only because there are clear differences in which characters live and die and also with how some characters are portrayed. You get to explore the possibilities of "what if we had this character instead of that character?". And the writing is fantastic.



  • @typical_demigod No, I haven't read the book. My sons have and were all, oh, the movie doesn't' go by the book, blah, blah, blah LOL I don't compare books to movies. To me they are 2 different things. The only movie I can think of right now that went pretty much like the book, even dialog, is Silence of the Lambs. Which is also a great movie!



  • @Blackbird I think the next time i go to Half Price Books I'll check the graphic novels. I read a lot on my kindle, but those I like the actual book.



  • @queent Yeah, I'd like physical copies of those. I get them digital, though, because getting the physical copies in English would cost a bit much to me. I'm in Brazil. :)



  • @queent The book and the movie are definitely WAAAAYY different, especially in terms of content and themes, but they're both good in their own ways :) (Book is better imo, but the adaptation could've been worse, and to adapt the book accurately would be difficult, because it is told from many different POVs in interview form.) But yeah, you can't think about the movie like the book. It has taken me many years to master the art of ignoring the differences (and, sometimes, depending on the adaptation, I still can't).


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