TWD can learn
So, whenever I feel I need to listen to people's spirits getting broken down, I listen to the TWD Season 3 Finale Podcast.
One line stood out to me, which was this:
A.Ron (about 1hr 14-15 minute mark) - "If your satisfying arc is that your leader's no longer crazy, you've got a problem."
And yet, in this season of The Leftovers, I would argue that seeing Kevin battle with his inner demons and state of mind was INCREDIBLY satisfying.
Granted, don't mistake this callback to TWD's shitshow of a season finale for an attack on A.Ron or Jim, but I love that, yet again, a theme that TWD got SO wrong can also be used in The Leftovers, but instead be good enough to make it Show of the Year.
If I was making a show, I'd definitely go the HBO route. Not that AMC is bad, but rather, since Breaking Bad, the network has broken, bad.
P.S. I really feel bad for past Jim and A.Ron. They really should have jumped ship, but without the years of coverage, we might not have gotten all this great content.