So TWD isn't willing to kill off popular characters? T-DOG? Shane? Andrea?
Those are the examples you give? TV show Andrea absolutely sucked compared to comic Andrea (my favorite comic character BTW). T-Dog? There were times he didn't say literally one word during an episode. Shane I might give you, but he was becoming emotionally unstable at the end because Lori wouldn't **** him anymore. And he lasted a hell of a lot longer than comic Shane ever did.
I would have said Dale (I was shocked by the brutality of that death) or Hershel. Two characters, who for the most part, most people seemed to like. I don't think I've seen anyone whose favorite character was T-Dog or Andrea. In fact, other than Carl, I think Andrea might have been one of the most hated characters on the show.
Kill off Daryl, Rick or Michonne. That'll get people talking.
And by the way, I like this show. I wouldn't be reading this thread if I didn't. I just don't think it's the end all be all of great TV. I liken Walking Dead to Sons of Anarchy. I like SoA but those characters do stupid **** and the writing sucks compared to Justified or previously The Shield. If I don't like a show, I don't watch. I gave up on Agents of Shield because I thought it sucked and this is coming from someone who loves every single one of Marvel's cinematic movies (even IM2)