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Subj: Re: Because it is different...
Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 05:13:16 am EST (Viewed 390 times)
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    The things the governor did to michonne in the comic, the way Ricks wife and baby died etc...All absent.

Well, they don't want the tv show to be exactly like the comic, so some things will be different. The tv show has had some brutal scenes though. In fact, both the producers and Kirkman have stated that they were surprised at how much AMC was willing to let them get away with.

I have to say that I think they copped out by cutting the way the Governor treated his prisoners and the death of Lori.

I can understand why rape or the death of a child would be a big issue for a TV station, but its not like these issues havent been seen on a TV screen before. We never even got to see Loris body - I know the suggestion was that a zombie ate her corpse, but ALL of it? Not likely.

I wouldnt be suprised if there is some rule that says its okay to depict any kind of atrocity so long as the victim is a zombie (and therefore not really a 'person'), but that similar types of violence have to be scaled back if committed against the living. We did afterall see a zombie child shot through the head in the very first episode.

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