Barry Cade, on 11 March 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:
Aaaannnnddd... Aren't you the poster who posts hints about spoilers and refuses to say anything more? When you state that the studio execs at AMC clearly hate this show, would you mind providing some evidence to back up your assertion? How have they been working steadily to derail it?
Basically, I'd like to make a bet with you, I think you're talking a large amount of nonsense and I believe you quite like attention. If I'm wrong you'll a) prove the former by actually backing up what you're writing and b ) you'll stop posting nonsense.
If I'm wrong, I'll eat a large amount of humble pie. I don't mind doing this, by the way, because it'll give us something tangible from you that's been sadly lacking so far.
And no, you won't eat humble pie and you won't admit that you're wrong about anything no matter how I respond, and the evidence is out there for anyone who wants to see it (you don't). You already know this (there apparently isn't much you don't know) but because I'm bored, I'll specify what I'm talking about.
Much of it comes from this article
. Basically, after season one AMC had a hit on their hands. What did they do? They fired the director and cut the per episode budget. Now, you tell me- are those the actions of people who wish for a show's continued success?
I said they "hate the show." Perhaps that was hyperbole, but their actions suggest that they aren't greatly interested in the shows long-term success.
Even though The Walking Dead proved to be a hit – and it is the only series that AMC owns completely – the network had already announced to the producers that they would not only be cutting the budget of the series from $3.4 million to $2.7 million, but that they would also want 13 episodes produced instead of 6 episodes that made up its first season. To make matters worse, AMC also told the producers that the 30% tax credit that the series receives from filming in Georgia would go directly to the network, and not make up for some of the money that was taken out of the production budget.
But of course you've seen it all already and you'll say it doesn't prove a thing about how the AMC execs feel about the show. Of course it doesn't- especially if you don't want it to.
This is the part where people usually change the subject to spelling errors and typos.
Edited by Deadpelican, 11 March 2012 - 11:59 PM.