Although I agree that there is a lot of non-zombie shit going on in The Walking Dead, the fact remains that zombies are rarely the main antagonist in those shows. I've never read the graphic novels either, but I can at least appreciate that there IS a storyline to be followed, unlike most shows that don't know when to stop.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."