Ok watched episode three last night, apparently I need to get on these posts quicker if I am going to keep up with the surge of traffic right after the show. This episode was ok but still has not really blown me away. The idea of shooting through the deer is dumb. In the comic Otis just accidentally shot Carl thinking he was a zombie. All this deer stuff and conversations about the deer are pretty whack really. What did Rick say? “Carl needs to live because he talked about THE DEER!” or something to that effect, that was just corny. Again they seem to want to make long conversation scenes between characters, which fall flat.
It also seemed kind of dumb for Daryl to leave his arrow in that hanging zombie, when he could just cut it down and get it back. They also did not raid that dead guy’s camp, in that scene. The conversations between Andrea and Daryl seem to flow much better then the other dialogue in the show. Don’t know if it’s written better or if they are better actors. Daryl is turning out to be one of the more entertaining characters and he didn’t appear in the comic.
The contrast between Dale in the comic and Dale in the show is pretty extreme. In the comic he was actually Andrea’s lover. I wonder if a relationship between a 60 year old man and a girl in her late twenties would have played out well in a television show.
Finally there was Otis in the end, which I thought was good. Part of what I liked about the comic was it kind of showed a sort of evolution in mankind where the most vicious people who are willing to do anything to survive come out on top. In the same note other survivors can be even worse than the walking dead, in terms of being a threat and only a few scenes in the show have captured any of that. Primarily I would say Merle cutting off his own hand, and Shane beating down Ed, and now Shane sacrificing Otis so he could make his escape. I hope there is more stuff like this in future shows and less scenes of Rick and Laurie discussing deer.