Maybe there will be more breathing room for writers/directors to do what good they can with the little money they are given if more of Gimple's time is taken up with "vision" and "synergy". I'm not holding my breath, though. With iZombie season 3 a disappointment and Z Nation season 4 weak, The Good Place has been the best Dead People Walking Around show on TV.
I'd love to see her real from the ground up. Recast, time jump, go for strict adherence to the comics. I'd even accept a recon of Carl's death. I'm willing to swallow a lot of bullshit to put the show on the right path.Did he get booted from Fear too?
ken hale said:
Walking Dead should be a show about post apocalyptic politics with zombies in the background.
ken hale said:
I suppose this is a tired topic, but I've never understood why Gimple takes the full weight of the blame. I mean, during his time as showrunner he oversaw the rise and peak of the show's popularity, and ratings really didn't start tanking until the latter half of season 6 (precipitously so after the season 7 premiere). In my opinion, Negan is the real problem. It's a weak-ass, aggravating character who NOBODY thinks is as cool as Robert Kirkman seems to want us to believe, and the Saviors storyline in general quickly became tiresome and stale, re-treading thematic ground covered by the governor storyline. The death of Glenn is where I lost interest in the comic, and I wasn't surprised when the viewership of the show responded similarly. So, sadly, while I think Gimple could have redirected or "righted the ship," so to speak, I'm afraid the problems with this show go much deeper than the showrunner and stem from the source material kind of sputtering around this same storyline.