Being faithful to the comics isn't a good thing with the TWD, in my opinion. What made the show shine for me was how in the earlier seasons they tried to be creative and make the the TV show its own thing. The comics have gotten swamped in its own cliches and now the show has too. Super Evil Villains, aimless character development, torture porn, and killing off fan-fav characters just because that's all they have left to racket up the drama. I was pretty peeved that they ruined my two favorite female characters last season--Michonne who's was little more than Rick's bed-warmer last season, and Carol, whatever the heck they are trying to do with her. And I just was so repulsed by the ham-fistedness of the Negan storyline--yeah, I get it, a zombie apocalypse would be scary but I find that number of people drinking that much kool-aid without someone going, "Hey, someone needs to off this psycho, like, yesterday" before Rick and gang showed up is a bit much. Not to mention the torture porn/power fantasy elements of it. I play video games, so I am very aware of this whole subculture of hyper-masculine post-apocalypse/fantasy misanthropic torture porn like Negan and I am so over it. Sorry. I am sure the topic of this subculture would make for a number of interesting sociological dissertations but for my leisure time, no thanks.
I recently watched the 2nd season of Dark Matter on Netflix, which is a decent sci-fi show. Not great but decent. I really like where they are going with the Android. She's easily the most compelling character on the show now, seeing they dropped the ball with Six and his whole betraying-his-friends cliff-hanger. I really like Five too--they need to do more with her rather have she come to everyone's rescue all the time. I am little disappointed with the Four/Ryo storyline. I am not sure what they are going to do with that. But hey, the show hasn't hid the fact that most of these people are are some shade of bastard. Also, I really wish they gotten someone else to play Rook than Will Wheaton. Ugh. Serious miscasting. He must be buddies with one of the producers.
I also watched Stranger Things this past week. I enjoyed it well enough, but I can't say I am a crazy big fan. I am just not into that kind of Stephen King-esque stuff. There were things I thought were very clever and well-conceived but other things were pretty predictable and lazy. It also took me about 3 episodes before I realized that was Winona Ryder (I was doing Memrise while I binge-watched so I wasn't paying attention to the opening credits
Another series I've gotten into lately is Drunk History. The Ella and Marilyn segment was the bestest!
I've been meaning to watch Mr. Robot. I keep hearing good things about it.