I finally finished this up and I figure it’s worth having a thread of its own, though it’s already been discussed a bit in the Netflix Thread (my first post was here). As I mentioned earlier there, the beginning of the show was a little bit of a back and forth for me between cautious optimism and slight disappointments–the latter mostly in regard to things in the comic that were cut or minimized in the show.
But I liked it more and more as it went on, and by the end I can certainly say I liked it and I’d recommend it. I think everything that was changed from the book or expanded upon was either an improvement, or at worst, a justified change to better fit TV. I don’t think I ever said “I wish they’d gone with the original version of this plot/character/event instead of <whatever>”.
There were still some things omitted from the book that I would’ve enjoyed, but I can mostly get behind this adaptation. Lest I end a recommendation on weak praise, I should reiterate that my early impressions held up and the cast was excellent across the board. I’d love to see more of their adventures, and I really hope this is back for another season or two. I don’t think the material would be served by more than three seasons at most, but I really hope we get more of this.