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"Listen to Ashley C. Ford and Lovecraft Country writer Shannon Houston as they share their thoughts on the ties between the horror genre and Black culture and explore how the show’s themes connect to contemporary social issues." https://www.hbo.com/lovecraft-country/podcast
See the description of the video for the story overview and mild spoilers.Mostly faithful adaption of the first story (of three) in the comics. One of those rare movies with a lot of great action and a well-presented story. Good casting, especially the newest member of "the old guard". Far exceeded my expectations.
I think it depends on the writing and the actor as far as who could lead TWD. I bet a lot of people (not me) would like to see a reluctant Negan in charge, fighting his inner demons to not return to his old style of leadership.Only killing off Carl was an "in the moment" decision; the actors who play Rick and Michonne made planned exits.I've thought about an anthology show where each season is the same first few days or months in the ZA, just in a different location. I think that would get repetitive after the first few, however much fun it would be to see variations of thisThere's nothing wrong with getting attached to a character but at the same time that doesn't mean that character has to be in the show for 7 seasons.
TWD still usually has some dumb stuff every episode, and episodes can vary in quality, but starting with season 9 episode 8*, TWD has gone back to being a show I enjoy. There's been an increase in classic (as in good and proven, not old and tired) horror elements. The pacing is much faster, so that key issue has been fixed.* Not that episodes 1-7 are bad, they just aren't improved enough IMO for me to recommend to people who stopped watching and need to be convinced it's worth returning.