|Cooler than D&D (in my opinion)|
While we were at NYCC we got to watch the first six minutes of the second episode, and I can honestly say, if you didn't like the first episode, because it may have been a little slow, just give it one more episode and you'll be hooked. I enjoyed the first episode, but I will be happy once we get all of the character development out of the way, and get to really get into the meat of the show. This show is NOT a zombie TV show. It's a show about the human condition, and how one would behave once the world has ended. It will leave you hoping that you will never know what it will be like to live in a world like that.
If you haven't read the trades, please do. There is so much content and awesomeness in them. From what I understand, the show is almost exactly like the book, however, I think that they will be different enough from each other, that it would be totally worth the read. I mean, I LOVE "True Blood" and I LOVE the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, that the show is based around, but the two mediums are just different enough to make it worthwhile to read or watch.
I'll have full character work ups next Wednesday for you guys. So until tomorrow, stay classy internets...