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The Walking Dead is shockingly popular for a scripted cable series; the mid-season return scored more viewers than American Idol that week. As a fan of scripted television, I’m happy to see AMC getting favorable return on their investment; hopefully it will help encourage cable networks to try to build compelling scripted television. We’ve seen excellent television before; shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Wire (the holy trinity of television) have proven that the small screen is an excellent medium for drama. However, those prestigious shows never seemed to strike enough of a chord with the viewing public to rake in the obscene ratings that now seem commonplace for The Walking Dead.
The show has been successful. I like the show. And…Read more >