This is actually a really good thing, I think. That is the studio's way of saying "we like your general direction, but please, never make a decision this goddamn stupid again."HA HA... Scott Gimple (so fvcking long, fvcker!) is no longer the show runner... Not fired exactly, but rather more like "promoted"
What makes it all work is them realizing that they have two factions of fans... Fans that know nothing about the story that's in it's 15th year of being told, and fans like me that already know the story from being a reader and wanting to see our favorite moments play out on screen which they have done a good job with a lot of those moments for the most...This is actually a really good thing, I think. That is the studio's way of saying "we like your general direction, but please, never make a decision this goddamn stupid again."
I guess it isn't much different than watching a movie that's an adaptation of your all time favorite novel... You really hope they get it right, you really hope your favorite parts aren't left out... Difference is; we get to do it for 16 Sunday's a year^^^I never looked at it that way, from the comic readers’ viewpoint. Good job explaining it.
With Negan, people have this disconnect with the fact that he is literally a beloved over the top comic book character, a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario... Maybe it doesn't translate well for people who aren't readers... That entire exchange in the season 6 finale and season 7 premiere is almost word for word (except for the F bombs) from the issue #1oo, as well as being nearly visually identical too. Bottom line it made comic book fans extremely happy to get that whole scene, while infuriating pretty much everyone else lol...And I don't know who's choice it was -- the actor's or the director's -- but Neagan is tiresome. The whistling isn't ominous, it's dumb. The physicality of his character alone annoys the sh*t out of me... that constant backwards-bobbing thing he does... Christ, that's distracting! Enough!
And it's bad enough that these core actors had to just kneel & sob for how many hours/days... at least they got paid. But to expect your (paying) viewing public to sit through this incredibly long-winded, self-indulgent horsesh*t?! Bad direction, man.... I can see why Jer & Tom just gave up on even trying to watch in season 7. LOL
Ezekiel's quite a hoot, though. My very first impression was: "Hang on a sec... I know this... he's not nuts.... This guy's an actor!"
YEAH! Let's hear it for community theatre!! LMFAO
And if that's the way they took out Glenn, it was nothing but a weak f*cking cop-out. I'm going to choose to think he's being kept in the pantry.... 'cuz, ya know, he's a vegetable. He'll get one more chance to go out in the blaze of glory he deserves, rolling into the fray with a half-ton of explosives strapped to his wheelchair.... LOL
This, for sure.Maybe it doesn't translate well for people who aren't readers...
Pretty much... And as usual the worst parts are the parts where they changed from the source lol... The part that is taken from source is glorious! The whole camper thing and what followed it, is what I think fell flat.This, for sure.
The split between those audiences, combined with just how blatantly manipulative the writing on that episode comes off as, is the reason for the polarized reaction to Negan's introduction.