kill the barn of walkers that was camouflaging them from the herds, only to kill the zombies in a fit of passion, in order to eventually be overrun.
So why are Daryl and Merle in the TV show, but not in the comic? It is my theory that both of the characters serve the purpose of mitigating the plot points that are too extreme for a TV audience to accept. So for instance, rather than Rick having his hand chopped off when meeting with the Governor the hand chopping is displaced to Merle. Why would the writers decide to do this? Ratings of course. I think it is because TV audience would have a more difficult time (of a fit of panic) relating to the amputee version of Rick. I haven't done any theorizing about where the show is going as yet, but I would bet that some huge plot twist that are coming are going to happen to Daryl rather than one of the more like-able characters on the show; LIKE GLEN. *cough* Lucy *cough* Daryl and Merle are more or less expendable characters. I wouldn't get too attached
Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don't They Do It Like They Used To?Hardcover by David Roche where he argued that one of the attributes of horror remakes is that they intentionally try to subvert the expectation of the original in key scenes. While, I appreciate creative alterations in any given remake or any movie for that matter, what worries me is The Walking Dead (TV) is it its inability to treat the subject matter of the original for the sake of ratings. Of course, I'm no fool, conforming art to be easily digested by the consumer is an American tradition that invests American pie with the value. Hence, my initial hatred of the first two seasons of the Walking Dead. One of the key scenes missing from the TV show is that during the end of the sequence where the survivors are encamped outside Atlanta, Shane is dead and winter has started. The following issues were the survivors persevered though winter harden them and made them less stupid survivors. Because the TV show is missing this important social transformation, it was displaced to the set of sequences that takes place at Hershel's Farm.
Luckily, as The Dying Fire ends, with Rick declaring that Ricktocracy is official as the camera pans up and over to show a warm cozy prison in the distance. Shits gonna get serious!
Check out the next article in this series: Philosophizing The Walking Dead S3E1 Seed, Keeping Up Appearances of Dignity and Bad Faith