I agree, best show on TV as far as I'm concerned and they may compact the comic stuff like the phone, but I'm ok with that since I haven't read the comics. I suppose if you read those though, your POV may be different. I dunno.
Yeah, I think the POV can be different for those that have read the comics vs those who haven't. I have read them, and re-read them all a second time not long ago. They are very good but there is actually slower pacing in the comics than on the show, in my opinion. I kind of like how they've switched things up from the comics some, because it's kept me guessing a lot - for example, Lori does not die during childbirth - it happens quite a bit later, and in a completely different way in the comics.
This season has really picked up the pace and had a lot more action than I expected at this point. I love it more each and every week.