• RoweMatthew

    It’s a great idea. I enjoyed Walking Dead most when it was close to the comic. I got over its major deviations but the original stuff it did was never as good. Being completely free of the comic book it will be able to shine. I just hope it is completely free….

    • http://www.wynneinwriting.wordpress.com/ GoodYear92

      Yeah, some of the more substantial deviations (e.g. Andrea’s storyline) haven’t gone down too well with the fans. Whereas, the material that’s been converted directly from the comics has tended to be what’s worked best.

      • RoweMatthew

        It not just the events but the pacing. Season 3 had the great confrontation with the guv where he lost his eye, but then they spent another half a season staring each other down when it should have launched straight into the assault. I was totally put off by the latter end of season 3

  • http://cultfix.co.uk/da-vincis-demons-103-the-prisoner-review-22559.htm EternalDoctor

    Great work, James, as per usual. It is both concise and delectable!

    The prospect of a spin-off series is indeed promising and I agree with you that it’s mostly positive. My biggest wish for it is that it explores some very disparate ideas and becomes it’s own beast. I’d hate for it to be a rehash of The Walking Dead, just with its own characters. That said, I highly doubt the creative minds of a show of this stature would create a spin-off if it were not for a good reason. I therefore remain hopeful until I am proven wrong.

    • http://www.wynneinwriting.wordpress.com/ GoodYear92

      Well, thank you!

      Yeah, I think the only way this will prove a worthwhile endeavour is if it goes down a wholly different route to the original series. There’s no use creating new characters in a new environment if the plots are simply going to imitate what we’ve already seen in The Walking Dead.