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  •  The show has deviated a lot from the graphic novel (3+ / 0-)
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    Shane died much earlier in the graphic novels

    there was no Daryl, no Merle, no T-Dog in the GN.

    There was no trip to the CDC, no Jenner.

    Most of the Atlanta group was not in the GN, either, the Latino family that left to go to Alabama, the elderly black woman who stayed at the CDC with Jenner

    Tyreese joined the group much earlier than in the show - he met the group before Michonne joined them and quickly became one of the group leaders.  Tyreese & Carol hooked up in the GN as well - not sure if the show will go there or not.

    Dale was still alive when the group both got to the prison, and left the prison in the GN.  He was the one that got bitten and had his leg amputated in the GN.

    Lori lived longer in the GN as well - surviving until the group left the prison.

    The Governor was a sadistic SOB in the GN, but is more of a smooth talking politician on the show.

    Michonne arrived at the prison with the group already having taken it over.  She joined the group after she killed her walker pets and quickly became a valuable member.  I think the show was anxious to introduce her as a fan favorite, but they're not sure what to do with her - so, she's basically an angry black woman with a sword in the show.

    And, while I understand where you're coming from in regards to Tyreese and company being locked up by the white kid, if Hershel had done the locking up after Carl led them to safety, would it then have been old Hershel the plantation owner locking them up?  Or, if Beth had done - was it the plantation owner's daughter?  Also, while Tyreese is clearly the leader of his group, it was not an all black group - it was Tyreese and Sasha (his daughter?) and 2 white guys and one white woman.

    Andrea was with Dale all this time as well, not sleeping with every bad boy that comes along (Shane first, then the Governor.)

    I have a bigger issue with how they treat women on the show - Lori, Carol, etc all seemed to accept the woman's role in the house at Hershel's farm.  At least they developed Andrea into a woman of action, even if it's the wrong action a lot.  

    "I'm not a member of an organized political party - I'm a Democrat." Will Rogers

    by newjeffct on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 08:05:20 PM PST

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