There seems to be a lot of people who are not happy with the current direction of The Walking Dead. It started with the season 7 premiere and continues on. This post will be full of spoilers, so be warned.
Since it’s start, the TV show hasn’t always followed the comics. Several major differences have occurred since season 1. The main thing, Daryl Dixon doesn’t exist in the comics! I know, I thought that was odd that one of the most badass, most interesting characters has never been inked.
During season 6 when Glenn’s death was “faked out” I needed to know how he died in the comic. So, I turned to Walking Dead wiki to find answers. It’s a really cool resource, if you don’t mind possibly spoiling something for yourself. After that, I clicked on a bunch of characters and found out some really cool shit. Mostly, all the differences the show made vs the comic. For the most part, I am happy with the show’s moves. I will list a few so you can see.
Carol dies– That’s right. Our awesome super-agent is not alive at this point in the comic. She dies early on. So, nobody really knows where her story goes, just like Daryl.
Sophia lives– Another crazy twist. So they never look for her. They never find her at the farm. She never bursts out and Rick doesn’t have to put her down. This is one of the only ones that I am not 100% sure I don’t like the outcome, but it would have totally changed their time at the farm.
Andrea lives– I was never a huge fan of Andrea. Especially when she had the chance to end the Governor and couldn’t. She claimed to be a “woman of action” and wanted to be a badass, but really, she wasn’t. All bark, no bite. The kicker? She ends up being Rick’s woman. Michonne is a much better choice.
Abraham gets shot in the eye– In the comic, it’s he who takes the bolt to the eye, and not Denise. Kirkman even admitted he didn’t like the way Abraham died, so they changed it in the show. Of course, then they let Negan kill him. I was a little pissed when I heard that. Abraham was one of my favorites. He was so well written. I feel like his death was just a ploy to trick the comic fans into thinking Glenn wasn’t going to die. I haven’t read the comic, but it was clear to see Glenn had to die, in order to advance Maggie’s story to it’s full potential. They have mentioned that Abraham’s death will change things. I guess it will have effects on Sasha, Rosita, and possibly others.
So you can see, as much as The Walking Dead show follows the comics, there are times when it totally differs. That being said, the Negan stuff is straight out of the comics. Most of the dialogue, and a lot of the action has been following suit. Including Carl going to the Sanctuary to take him out. There are wildcards though, Daryl being the main one.
I think for the most part, the decision they have made have been for the better. I can’t imagine the show without Daryl and Carol. She has come through time and again to bail out the crew. Probably why they kept her away from Negan. She would have figured out a way to off him by now. I am anxiously awaiting how things play out. Will Negan be taken down like he is in the comic, or will something else happen?
Do you like the way the show has turned out? Would you like the show to follow the comic more, or less? Feel free to leave a comment down below!