I took a harsh beating from you guys after openly declaring my disdain for the first season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. My thoughts were misconstrued as all I was trying to say was “we deserve better.” AMC took a leap of faith and brought us the horror show we’ve been begging for, and because of us its ratings were through the roof. The last thing I wanted was the show’s success to imply that everyone was happy with the direction it had taken. Being that it’s the only show of its kind, and that we’ve frantically been begging for it for years, I think it’s worthy of celebrating — but that doesn’t mean I’m going to sit back and proclaim it the most brilliant show on TV. Frankly, next to award winning television like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad”, “The Walking Dead”‘s visual style looks like absolute garbage, and the episode cliffhangers did nothing to make the week-long wait for the followup strenuous. Don’t get me wrong, I love the works of Frank Darabont, but I am still celebrating his exit from what should be the best horror show on the small screen… ever.
A new area begins NOW as “The Walking Dead” executive producer Glen Mazzara is taking the reins of AMC’s undead series following the exit of creator/executive producer/showrunner Frank Darabont, reports Deadline. Personally, it doesn’t excite me that the shift is staying in house, as I’d rather see a fresh face move into the fold. Hopefully some of the behind-the-scenes tension was about what Mazzara wanted to do. All I know is that AMC better bring this up to the level of “Mad Men” or “Breaking Bad” becase WE DESERVE THE BEST!