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  • Fluids
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    All wonderful entries!

    I agree with TWD being a 'universe show' as well as 'living breathing comic book'. It also (for me) has added dimensions to the Zombie/Horror genre that hasn't been developed in past movie vehicles through it's unique characterization and character dialog and action interplay.

    The only other close approximates (for me) are in movie form: 'Juan De Los Muertos' and 'Shaun of The Dead.' Comparing those things altogether the universe is the important container and the characters adapting and evolving from it and their interplay are what make the journey worth it.

    Universe:
    Indeed Robin, a dark dark place where we can watch humanity thrive or languish.

    My favorite episodes actually have little or average use of zombies 'TS-19' and 'Clear'.

    Lost had a way of leaking out the purpose of why they were on the Island slowly over time.

    The purpose of The Walking Dead (from the producers perspective) may have been intentional undefined, and left to be subjective.

    Living Comic book:
    Michonne's sudden appearance from one place to another (from the ground to the Morgan's rooftop and her fast extraction of Carl's photo) during 'Clear' and the effortless way she wields her Katana most of the time bring that point to life for me.

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    Hi Robin,

    Now that you have read the 1st Compendium, which you gave a review of here:

    Walking Dead: Robin Reads the Walking Dead:
    http://www.thetvcritic.org/blog/robin-reads-the-walking-dead/

    Has that changed what you are looking for out of the Walking Dead?

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    Hmm. Ultimately nothing changes for me in the sense that I want interesting, believable characters who I care about.

    But it's a good question. I think what I read raised more interesting social questions than I expected. The TV show has so far ignored these in favour of very traditional romances. After "Alone" it seems like Darryl is going for the young blonde rather than a more interesting choice in Carol.

    I think there's a lot more they could do with that but probably fear alienating their audience.

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    It's funny you mentioned that. It has definitely made me aware as I am watching the TV show of the compromises that have been made for ratings. Especially with the choices of who dies and how they meet their end and also with romances absolutely. Daryl should be with Carol not Beth. As you say, it's more intriguing.

    I feel like after being exposed to the comic that now I have a better sense of how the story flows through the group in the TV show better than it moves through the comic.

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