Quote: That doesn't make him any less a dumb a$$. However I think the show could survive without Rick and maybe even thrive. The comic needs just such a shake up these days. Time for vol 2 though Rick is going no where in either place.
To me it would neither help or hurt the show. The show just sucks. You either have a show with Rick and everyone else who is just as horrible or you have a show without Rick and everyone else is still just horrible. He's just as bland and interchangeable as everyone else on the show.
The show is fine except for the Rick character and since he is the pivotal figure it really brings the rest down. I need to clarify that Andrew Lincoln does a fine job in his acting but the logic and actions given to him verge on the idiotic. On top of which he makes the same type over and over. I have those first hundred issues and six years of episodes that are my favorite zombie apocalypse fiction. Well along with the first three Romero movies-and the first Return of the Living dead the Fulci zombi movie.