Preacher is one of my top 5 series in comics, it's one of the books that helped me get back into comics a few years back. That being said; I was excited but sceptic when I first heard that preacher was being adapted for TV. I found out that Seth Rogan was part of the project and that he's a huge fan of the comic which gave me even more hope. I went into the first episode cautious but optimistic, and I feel like I was not let down.
Granted, the TV show has taken it's liberties with the story, but the characters look and feel spot on with their comic book persona. I look forward to finding out what new stories I'm going to get out of this new TV version of Preacher. How does everyone else feel?
i dont like it, especially because i think exept cassidy noone feels like their comics counterpart. jesse is way too chill, his relationship with tulip, at least for the beginning of the story, is totally different, which also changes how the characters feel, tulip not hating his ass and him not having that guilt of leaving her. they even changed arseface, even though his realtionship with himself and his dad was just a brief thing in the comics, it was such a striking story that burned itself into my head and they completely took all the drama out of that one.
right now i fear that this show will turn into: Superpowered preacher helps the people in need and punishes bad people while hiding his dark past. which is not at all was preacher should be.
Post by IncredibleD on Jun 16, 2016 12:29:15 GMT -5
I actually really like it! I personally don't mind the changes at all so far, maybe that has something to do with the fact that I didn't love the book as much as a lot of people did.I liked it for the most part(just finished it a couple of weeks ago)but it was far from perfect, in my opinion.So it doesn't need to be exactly like the comic for me, the things from the comic that I loved and that I think should be in there are in there, so that's enough for me.
I do struggle with comic book adaptations whether it be movie or TV, if it is too similar to the source material I personally get a little bored because I know exactly what is going to happen. However if it is too different then I get jaded by it not being true to the characters / concept - because it's all about me and what I want, Me, Me, Me...
I'm enjoying Preacher so far, it is different from the books but I think they looked at some of the characterisations especially where Ennis was exploring Americana stereotypes and chauvinism and decided that's going to be a hard sell to their target demographic.
Although Custer is a different character to the books he does have a lot of charm and I wonder if they are flipping things for TV with Jesse's arc being him rediscovering who he truly is because it feels like he & Tulip are flipped a bit in terms of their starting points.
Most importantly it has good production values and is great fun, I had a genuine LOL during EpIII when Cassidy added a bit off-Road Kill, going to stick with it I'm interested to see how this elseworlds take unfolds.
Meeting someone halfway when you are completely wrong is only part of the journey [BatFonz, 2013]
Post by razoredge757 on Jul 31, 2016 21:35:39 GMT -5
I'm not a big fan of the "Preacher" comic book (just too violent and absurd for me), but I do like the show because it is much more grounded than the book. I will say that Garth Ennis is a master at dialogue, so that is the best thing about the book that isn't exactly in the show.
With the season finale, we see that the first season functions as a prequel to the book. I'm happy with that. What are y'alls thoughts?