Just found out that Frank Darabont was fired/stepped down from being the showrunner of The Walking Dead. Okay, this actually happened 7/26, but I was in Buffalo/Toronto that day so I just found out today. The guy who runs Sons of Anarchy (which is on FX, not AMC, home of The Walking Dead) claims AMC fired Frank Darabont because 'Mad Men' 'gutted' AMC.
why darabont got fired - weiner. he held AMC hostage, broke their bank, budgets were slashed, shit rolled down hill onto gilligan and frank.
no one else wants to fucking say it, but the greed of mad men is killing the other two best shows on tv -- breaking bad and walking dead.
darabont reacted strongly to slashed budgets. he made mistakes, he was fired. no creative in town will trust AMC to back up their artists.
i don't know MW, got no beef with him. just hate that darabont is being demonized. no one has the balls to tell the truth. MM gutted AMC.
I don't know what Breaking Bad's ratings are like, but I know The Walking Dead has roughly double Mad Men's ratings, which has always had shitty ratings, but keeps getting renewed because it has critical acclaim and there's pop culture awareness, etc. So if what this dude says is true (and I'm always skeptical about these kinds of things), then AMC fucked over Kim Kardashian to give Khloe a raise. :P
I'm getting addicted to watching San Diego Comic Con panels. I really enjoyed the Fringe one, the Torchwood: Miracle Day one (if you're a Barrowman fan, you should definitely check this one out!) and the Vampire Diaries one from last season (I didn't watch this year's one because I still have 4 episodes left to watch in S2 and I don't want to be spoiled). You can find all of these on YouTube.