The Walking Dead isn’t just the best genre TV on the market, it’s one of the top-rated shows period. Another series that ranks right up there both in terms of quality and popularity is Sons of Anarchy, a personal favorite of mine despite the crap ending to last season. SoA‘s creator, Kurt Sutter, recently took to WhoSay via Twitter to decry AMC’s treatment of his friend and colleague, Glen Mazzara, who took over as showrunner when AMC shitcanned founding Walking Dead producer Frank Darabont. Continue reading
In my day, television was a wasteland. L.A. Law and Murder She Wrote were the best dramas we had. Golden Girls and Roseanne were the only comedies worth a damn. Reruns of M.A.S.H. and The Cosby Show were a viable alternative to pretty much anything new on television. The most popular shows were Growing Pains and Who’s the Boss. GROWING PAINS.
But now? Now you have your Mad Men and your Homeland and your Game of Thrones and still all you do is complain. Fine, says HBO, you want more? How about if we take Neil Gaiman’s sweeping re-imagining of mythological beings set in the modern world and turn it into an epic series? Will that slake your insatiable thirst for high quality entertainment, you ravenous little fiends?
I would have murdered your entire generation for a few seasons of 30 Rock back in the day. Instead I’m stuck fondly remembering that Small Wonder was filmed before a live studio audience.
[Via Dread Central]