The Walking Dead was a fantastic first season. While I enjoyed the often criticized Superman Returns, I would honestly rather watch the first two or three seasons of Smallville. On the other hand, I can't imagine anyone in the television or cable industry being able to do justice to Batman or Iron Man the same way that Christopher Nolan or Jon Favreau did in their movies. J.R.R. Tolkien's movie versions were unmatched, yet I see this new HBO series about The Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin and unless the trailers are just too good to be true, I realize I'm going to enjoy the TV version of one of my favorite fantasy series as much as I did the movie version of Tolkien's books. I enjoyed the television mini-series of The Stand as much as I did any film adaptation of Stephen King's novels.
There are a lot of famous fictional characters that can spawn much more than a two hour movie. With so many networks on cable and network TV these days, television programming is simply not what it used to be.
So my question to you is..... assuming a good production team and cast is involved, and for argument's sake they give the TV version a decent budget to compete with film F/X OR it's on cable where the censorship is a little less restricted... what would you rather watch from your favorite comic book or book series? The TV version or the movie version?