Just finished watching the first episode of AMC’s Preacher. Initially, I was a bit conflicted. Beyond the character names and types, it didn’t follow the plot line of Ennis and Dillon’s comic. But the more I watched, the more into I got. Realized that the show is telling its own story. It’s not going to be exactly like the comic, because there’s no way that it could be, especially not on television. Reminds me of an interview I read with Cormac McCarthy. Interviewer asked him what he thought of the film adaptations of his novels. He said that he views them as completely separate works. I think as AMC’s Preacher unfolds, this is an important thing to keep in mind. I think the show will be great on its own merit. I’ll definitely keep watching week to week. Not sure about Talking Preacher though.
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Ryan L. Purdy is a high school peer coach, biscuit enthusiast, and a wizard of huzzahs. He resides in central Minnesota with his wife, their three children, and a couple of dogs. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Augsburg University, and his work has appeared in Talking Soup, Barstow & Grand, and Volume One. View all posts by RLPurdy