The previews for Season 3 of Walking Dead look really good. I enver read the comics but I'm expecting the introduction of the prison, the governor, and michonne to be really good additions for the show
Last I had heard, Walking Dead was taking a budget hit with more episodes ordered, so I expect a decline in quality.
I had some problems with the comic as well. Specifically, I loved it until Tony Moore left. Charlie Adlard was hired to draw things fast, not well, and it shows. There's a scene featuring a conversation between Rick, Dale, and Alan, and I honestly can't tell the three apart at all. I couldn't really tell what was going on a lot of the time. Another issue I had were the walls of text. Spurs of pages were basically just drawings of distant trees with lots and lots and lots of dialogue bubbles.
As for the show, there tend to be a lot of inconsistencies with how the zombies operate. I also hate the characters. Like, all of them. Every one, they're all terrible and when they die I end up feeling more relieved than anything else, and I'm pretty sure that's not what they were going for. The characters in the comic tended to be complex, human, and at least moderately intelligent. The characters in the show... not so much. I loved Daryl at first because he had the propensity to be awesome but a total dick at any moment, like flip a coin and see what you get. Now he's Good Guy Greg all the time and pairing up with one of the worst characters ever for no apparent reason.
Basically, things always start out great and swiftly decline, and they add more that starts out great and swiftly declines, and I'm really not sure how much more of that I can take. I want to like the show, there are moments where I really like the show, but it's all a big mess. I hope things pick back up this season. I'm not holding my breath.