Post by Some Pig No Doubt on Oct 24, 2016 23:16:36 GMT
I've been hearing this a lot today, and I have to say I'm confused by it. TWD is based off of a graphic novel, with major emphasis on the "graphic". The entire comic series is gruesome and shocking and over the top, as action comics inherently tend to be, and this one is made even more by so by zombies and depravity and gore. Although the show is keeping loosely to the plot, it's staying true to some of the most gross parts - last night's #2 death was portrayed exactly how in went down in the series. Even the actor himself - who had read the comic - told the showrunners specifically, "I want that. Don't gloss over it."
In truth, the showrunners have actually toned down some of the violence in the series in order to put it on AMC. Had they done a true adapatation, we'd be watching this on HBO or Starz. The characters we're seeing on screen now are actually in pretty damn good shape compared to their GN counterparts. It's bad; it's meant to be bad. It's the zombie apocalypse and the possible end of humanity as we know it. It's not all about Daryl running around with his shirt off, so I'm not really sure why people are all "ZOMG torture porn!! Gratuitous and unnecessary!! They didn't have to be that broooooo-tuullll!" Well yeah, yeah they did. First, it's the book, and second, it was needed to convey exactly how awful and terrible it really was so that you can follow the surviving characters down the rabbit hole of "after".