I love the trade paperbacks (I don't read them as single issues--rather devour them in one sitting). This comic series is phenomenal.
I thought the show did a good job of setting up the premise of the series. I found it lacking somewhat in suspense, but I know they'll build towards that down the road. Being AMC, the cinematography is top knotch, and the performances so far are very real. I was thrown off by at least one of the changes (in the hospital), but I understand why they did it the way they did.
I'm really looking forward to this series.