11 February 2014

[The Walking Dead] High Ratings and Vulnerability

Last night's return of The Walking Dead (Season 4 Episode 9) had 15.8 million viewers and 10.4 million in its demographics, beating the ratings for the Olympics.

AMC's President Charlie Collier said in the press release:
"With a number of high-profile choices on television last night, for The Walking Dead to deliver record ratings is remarkable. Thanks to the fans, who have been so supportive of this show in so many ways. We share your passion for this world."

"Thanks also to the terrific team of writers, starting with Scott Gimple and Robert Kirkman, who with our outstanding executive producers, cast and crew pour their hearts into this series, always with the fans in mind. I speak for everyone at AMC in expressing my sincere appreciation and our shared excitement for the journey ahead. Chocolate pudding for all!"
The episode hurt a great deal. Have you seen it? As much as I think Carl is insufferable, I genuinely feel sorry for him now.

The kid actor playing Carl, Chandler Riggs, is doing a fine job. He has perfectly showed emotions of a child forced to become an adult.  Equally painful to watch is Michonne's journey. The backstory is short, but it's enough to get a peek into the character.

Both showed vulnerability that made me understand them better, I was bawling after the episode ended.

It was one of its best.