Well, looks like Shane is around next season. I thought Carl shooting Shane would've been the perfect ending to season 1. I'm very disapoointed that they're keeping him around longer, just as I was a bit disappointed that they made the relationship between Shane and Lori more than it was in the book.
I thought it worked better that the one night stand they hand led Shane to feel there was more there than what was really there and his obsession with Lori pushed him over the edge. The set up in the TV series seems a little forced to me, and they really don't seem to be playing it up as much as I thought they would.