Breaks out of the cookie –cutter mold have been yielding some vanguard television showsamongst the ring of fire vying for viewers’ attentions. “The Wire” is a heyday legacy labeling the show as a contender for the crown of television’s best ever police drama.
“The Walking Dead” is the first of its kind, however it ranks being an outstanding drama amongst other peer dramas. Its personal best sets records reminiscent of “The Wire” during season premiers and finales.
Chad L. Coleman knows both. In “The Wire” he played Cutty, an ex-0con who found it difficult to return to his enforcer way of life. On AMC TV’s dystopian zombie epidemic drama, Coleman takes survival to a whole different level. His character of Tyrese reforms like everyone else this show time around, learning when to be cold-hearted and when to strike genial alliances.
Coleman took on a Q & A on the official site page for “The Walking Dead”, where in that interview the the former “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” star compares two of his most well-known TV roles.
He answers which of his characters he’d choose to watch his back in the event of a zombie apocalypse:
“If I had to choose one I would choose Tyreese. Cutty had a chance to find himself, but he also has a sense of his own limitations. With Tyreese, I really feel the sky's the limit. Cutty says all I can really do is be in the gym and try to help these kids if they come. He recognized certain restrictions in himself, and I don't see that in Tyreese, who's a bona fide leader that can probably find his footing in any situation.”
Not a cookie-cutter reply, up to speed with the suggestion that Coleman may have read The Walking Dead series. In the interview, Coleman compares his live action character the comic book, which may have been a depth as to how he comes to compare his roles so well.