Saturday, April 9, 2016

How AMC lost its touch



I will start by saying , I'm a HUGE fan of the comics and the AMC show. I can appreciate that they co-exist in a shared universe and will be different and I respect that. Some characters are dead in the comic that may be still alive in the show and vice versa, some things added, some things taken away, again all fine, all good.  I do have a HUGE problem with what AMC has done in season six and especially in the season's finale!!

The nature of a cliffhanger is well known and established in media. Books, TV, Movies and even video games and radio.
 My biggest problem with the cliffhanger is that it was done completely for ratings and killed the story that HAS been told. If youre going to end it in a cliffhanger than end it with his intro and then continue the scene in the fall. It is garbage that they played out the entire scene, including the " Lucille " victim except....they didn't show us who it was!! Like some half-hearted daytime soap who needed a rating push. It's disappointing, it's bush league especially with the audience. You have us. We die hards. Its six seasons in. Don't treat us like we don't deserve what is one of, if not the most impactful moment from the comics and end it like this...but end it like this they did!

The showrunners have promised us a grand premiere. Unlike there has ever been before. Of course, it will be. It would have been regardless because if we were shown the victim, we would have had the same amount of discussion we are now except it would be anger and disappointment, it would be sorrow and wonderment. How will they keep the death from leaking is beyond me. Season seven will start shooting in May/June. Set photos will leak. Who is there and not there will leak. Someone auditioning for a new show or movie will leak. Just a clusterfuck of epic proportions just for an artificial spike in ratings when you are already number 1.

I will tune in, I will still watch because I'm invested this much and have a loyalty to the brand ,  but they need to wise up to this type of crap before they will lose viewership!

I think it will be either Glen or Abraham. It should be Darryl, but AMC lacks balls!

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