One of the biggest success stories on television in recent years is Walking Dead. It is based on a similarly titled graphic novel by Robert Kirkman. When the show was first aired on AMC in 2010, people did not expect much from the show. Even though the show showcased one of the major Hollywood talents Frank Darabont, the network only committed to just six episodes for the first season because they did not expect a stupid zombie show to be a hit. However things turned out to be pretty different. Every AMC record for viewership was broken by the first season. It got nominated for almost all the awards and became the talk of the town for several weeks.
The graphic comic books by Kirkman served as the Bible for the makers. Although the makers were pretty faithful to the origins, they did deviate at several points. Here is a list of scenes and plots from the comic series that must be aired on television too
10. I Am Serious That Looked Dead To Me
One of the major parts of The Walking Dead is the father-son relationship. Rick Grimes has his wife and a child to keep safe besides running for his own life. Unfortunately, Rick’s son Carl is shot back by a human hunter, who mistakes the boy for a zombie. The death of Carl feels like a hard, powerful gut punch.
9. Shane Lives Past His Expiration Date
The fate of Deputy Shane was one of the biggest surprises saved for the fans of the comic book by the TV series. The lifespan of Shane is relatively shorter in the comics. But the show postpones his death way past his expiration date in the source. Just like Carl’s accidental death, Shane’s doom is also a result of human failings. Shane falls in love with Rick’s wife due to which he attempts to kill Rick during a scavenging trip. The tables are turned and Rick’s son shoots Shane to save his father.