Originally Posted by Master of Aeons
Instead, we get this sweet guy who really hasn't done a single bad thing.
It's easy to make a total psychopath asshole who we all want dead and that was pretty much comic Gov to a tee. Hiding that from the TV series audience was a good choice. Like Kirkman said, we get to see him in layers. You're slowly introduced to him and his depravity and that makes it more shocking.
And he's certainly getting on par with his comic version, I'm willing to bet he'll get even worse by the end of the season.