Walking Dead has been a ratings powerhouse since it first hit the airwaves in 2010. A lot of people point to the fact that their average number of viewers per season is going down. They want to use that as a harbinger of doom for the show.
Season 7 averaged 11.5 million viewers per episode down from a high in Season 5 of 14.38 million. Numbers don’t lie, there are less people watching the show now than a coupla years ago. In my book over 11 million viewers per episode is not a death knell. Walking Dead is still pulling big numbers. More importantly, they are selling lots of related merchandise. Even characters that have been dead for years on the show are highly sought out on the convention circuit. I don’t think Walking Dead is going away any time soon.
We discuss how we think Season 8 will unfold. The show has been loosely following the story-line from the comics. We are in the midst of the All-Out War. Will the show have the same result as in the comics? Will they deviate a bit and have a slightly different outcome? Most importantly, will any popular characters die in this war?
The one thing I know for sure about Season 8 is…. if Daryl dies, we riot.
Walking Dead was a comic book for seven years before it became a hit TV show. The comic was first published in 2003 and the first TV show aired in 2010.
The TV show has deviated slightly from the comic book but has remained close to the story-line.
You can enjoy the comic book and the TV show without worrying about having the story “spoiled” for you. The comic book lays out the general direction for the story, but the TV show sometimes takes a different route to get there.
To celebrate The Walking Dead Season 8, I am giving you some of the biggest differences between the comic book and the TV show. There are many more, but these are the ones I feel deserve mentioning.
If you think there are other big differences I should’ve mentioned let me now in the comments.