The Walking Dead's author intended the series to not be about zombie attacks and gore, it's designed to create a relationship between the audience and the charecters and is a demonstration of losing humanity. It's supposed to make us as an audience question, from, what we would do ourselves in the situation, to if we appreciate our everyday lives enough, as well as allowing the audience to compare their material items to actual neccesities. I really like the series, but I'm more a fan of the comics I do agree that the series doesn't portray the original message well enough to not have to balance that out, but with having read the comics, I can fill in the gaps in the series, so It's better if you've read the comics first
"The Walking Dead" is great series. I love how it shows the reactions to the Zombie Apocalypse. It seems pretty realistic, but it does sometimes seem like it just goes over the top, which makes it seem like a fantasy. Plus, it seems like it reuses some things, such as the newest episode. I wish they would go in greater detail to fix up the characters and the emotion to make the scenes stronger. Otherwise, I love the show.