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John Orquiola
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Since: 28.2.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.17
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (hollywoodreporter.com), Robert Kirkman is promising a season 4 much closer to the comic books source material because new showrunner Scott Gimple is a big fan of the comics.

I've never read the comics so I have no idea where they are in the series that season 4 will adapt, but feel free to speculate.

On a personal note, my friend Juliana Harkavy booked a recurring role on season 4 so I'm super stoked for her to be on one of the biggest shows on television. Don't know what character she is, but doubtful she's a Walker since they don't really "recur".



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Since: 22.2.04
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.32
Speculation containing some comic spoilers:

Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read

The next major thing after the prison is a meeting with some folks who say there is a safe zone near DC and the Rick and his crew head there. Quite a lot of comic book issues are spent on this trip and many things happen which include encountering Morgan again (already happened in show), surviving the first real herd of the story, and dealing with some cannibals. Eventually they do reach the DC area and the next chapter of the story begins.

I think the whole road trip could and should be done in a single season. A lot will need to happen in 13 or however many episodes they have, but staleness is this show's worst enemy (it made Season 2 awful IMO).

Remember that the Gov is still alive, so one has to assume he will get involved somewhere. Or maybe they hold off on him until DC?


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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.08
I wondered (The W) what input Kirkman had into Mazzara's departure. We don't actually *know* based on this interview, but the whole "we're getting back to following the comic book more closely" sure sounds to me like Kirkman was pissed about changes Mazzara made.

I really don't care for Kirkman saying things like "Anybody who read the comic knows that ..." For those of us who haven't read the comics (or novelization, or whatever), you don't really want to leave us feeling disenfranchised, do you? I don't like the feeling that "all the cool kids" have read the comics, & all know what's going to happen already. That's not going to make me read the comics; it's more likely to lead me to bail on the TV version. (Particularly if we slow back down to the hangin' out on the farm, getting to know the characters, which sounds like the model for the upcoming season.)

I liked the Mazzara era, so we'll just have to see what happens.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.12
The thing with the comic is its depressing as hell. Like if you think the show is depressing now, its a 100 times worse in the comic. I actually liked the season three finale to some degree, because it was an actual real win for Team Rick. If he goes to the comic book to get material and flesh it out better that is cool, but if he is going to make the show into a hopeless murderfeast, I'll pass.

(edited by lotjx on 15.7.13 1818)


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.11
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.97
I agree with everything that emma and lotjx said. I'm much more interested in the story that's been adapted from the comics than I am in the story of the comics themselves, and after the season 3 finale, there's a ton of stuff that's already different from the comics at this point, so I don't know what the plan is to adjust that stuff.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
This would have been welcome news to me after season 1 and 2, but I thought season 3 had a great balance of following the comic and not following the comic. And I also enjoyed the stuff that didn't follow the comic, which I didn't do the first two seasons.

Also, as mentioned, I'm not sure how they would even do this, given where they are now.

Honestly, it sounds like the typical BS people say to get them excited about the new thing they are doing. - "This is our best album ever", "there's going to be a lot of changes this time", etc. etc.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.32
    Originally posted by theremin
    Also, as mentioned, I'm not sure how they would even do this, given where they are now.


Seems pretty simple to me. X happens in comic book and rather than doing something else, they do X. Many of the characters are not the same, and some who are still alive in one are dead in another, but the basic story outline can still match up pretty easily.

I get the annoyance at people always comparing books vs TV shows, but in the case of the Walking Dead, the deviations from the book were exactly the things that hurt Season 2. Not because they were different from the book, but because those elements that were changed weakened the story a whole lot. Change them in a different way and it very well could have been great. Like in Season 3 -- plenty was different, but it was good different instead of bad different.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.12
    Originally posted by samoflange
      Originally posted by theremin
      Also, as mentioned, I'm not sure how they would even do this, given where they are now.


    Seems pretty simple to me. X happens in comic book and rather than doing something else, they do X. Many of the characters are not the same, and some who are still alive in one are dead in another, but the basic story outline can still match up pretty easily.

    I get the annoyance at people always comparing books vs TV shows, but in the case of the Walking Dead, the deviations from the book were exactly the things that hurt Season 2. Not because they were different from the book, but because those elements that were changed weakened the story a whole lot. Change them in a different way and it very well could have been great. Like in Season 3 -- plenty was different, but it was good different instead of bad different.


To be honest season two did a better job with the farm and Shane than the book.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.12
http://www.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/videos/comic-con-trailer-the-walking-dead-season-4

Fuck, Daryl is so damn heroic, I want to have his babies.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
Looks like they are following the comics more closely. The plot lines that already happened. It sort of looks like most of this should have been season 3 and season 3 should have been 4.
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