Wait a minute. What? I leave to celebrate one measly holiday and all manner of sh*t hits the fan. However, I’m glad to have been blissfully unaware of this news until after the holiday. Glen Mazzara, the man who saved The Walking Dead after AMC and Frank Darabont butted heads, is now leaving the series over a difference of opinion. Considering Mazzara completely turned the show around, this could be bad.
Sons Of Anarchy creator and fan of his own voice, Kurt Sutter took to his Twitter to weigh in.
AMC is run by small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no appreciation or gratitude for the effort of its creative personnel. Time and time again we see events like what happened today with Glen Mazzara. They continue to disrespect writers, sh*t on their audience, and bury their network. Mazzara took the work-in-progress that was Walking Dead and turned it into a viable TV show with a future. Without him, that future is dim. Showrunners are not development executives, we’re not cookiecutter douchebags that you plug into a preexisting model. TWD will suffer. Even Zombies need consistency. Mad Men and Breaking Bad will be gone soon. So will AMC. I hope their f*cking stock takes a dive and the shareholders line up (Josh) Sapan, (Charles) Dolan and (Charlie) Collier and sh*t in their open hands. C*nts. (Via)
While Mazzara did make The Walking Dead a better show, it still remains a clumsy show. Version 1.0 was too slow and Version 2.0 is a little too heavy on bashing in zombie heads. Hopefully, whoever steps in for Season Four will find the right mix between the two. In other words, develop Michonne. Right now she comes off as a dickhead with a sword.