Cast Tell Off Walking Dead Season 2 Haters

Herner Klenthur

Norman Reedus in an interview with EW went off on Walking Dead Season 2haters and although its a lengthy speel it can be summed up with he told us to go f*** ourselves.

I am one of those Walking Dead Season 2 complainers and as much as I am a Norman Reedus fan and respect his passion for his work he needs to remember that without us he has no job. He told EW quote;

“People are going say whatever they’re going to say anyway. If we killed a zillion zombies last season everyone would say, ‘There’s no storyline, they don’t talk enough.’ So f— ‘em! I’ve been trying to get into Game of Thrones. I can’t tell if it’s the future or the past, but those motherf—ers talk the whole time. Do I gotta bitch about it, or am I going to watch it and enjoy? I’m going to watch it and enjoy. People are going say whatever they say. You have to talk to tell a story. It’s not a cartoon. The pace this season is definitely amped up. We’re just talking faster.”

I know how he feels since on a daily basis people like to criticize me for having the gall to run a horror site with no writing experience. I have had other so called journalists even post on our site trashing us. So I respect a guy who is passionate for his work but I still think he needs to pull his punches.

Andrew Lincoln had a much more diplomatic response to the Walking Dead Season 2 controversy without crapping on the fans telling EW quote;

“I don’t watch the show, and I don’t read reviews. I stay out of the equation. All I knew is, I always had a sense that they wanted to play it out as a big movie. They always wanted to say that it’s a big story we’re telling and if you stick with it you will be rewarded. That was always Frank’s intention and Glen’s too. I shot it, so I was like, ‘I know what’s coming.’ I remember doing a lot of press for Spain, and Spain was going, ‘More Zombie.’

And I was like, ‘Please believe me, there is more zombie killing coming.’ Of course we want to get the balance right. We’re still learning what works and what doesn’t work. You can please some of the people some of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time. You can’t please all the people all the time. That’s just taste, and that’s cool. What I keep saying to people is that there is a very vocal, very extreme group of people that want a certain thing from this show. And they will watch this show. They will because it is extreme — more extreme than any f—ing thing I’ve ever been on. And the stuff we’re doing this season is out of the ballpark — it’s crazy what we’re doing this season.”

What did you think of Season 2 of The Walking Dead? Is Norman Reedus right or do fans have a right to voice their disappointment? I think the key thing the cast and producers need to remember is that we are NOT haters. We are die hard fans who are voicing our opinion because we love the show and want to see many more seasons of it.


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      1. Jeremiah Czarowitz September 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

        Personally I loved season 2 the pacing perfectly matched what i expected as a fan of thewalking dead comics.the series has never been about the zombies it’s about the people trying to survive a zombie situation and how far they’re willing to go to stay alive and protect what they have. Can’t wait for season 3!

      2. HorrorComedies September 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm

        I guess it’s a matter of perception. I loved Season 2 and about everyone I know that watches the show loved Season 2. I didn’t realize there were so many haters that warranted a comment on the matter. If they hate it, why the fuck are they watching?

      3. samheia September 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

        i agree with reedus on this one great if you dont like it then dont watch it.

        And i tink he hits it spot on with the GoT comparison , but i think that shows how well made both shows are as well that even that the show have a lot of complainers those people still sit down and watch the show 😀

      4. William Ryan September 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm

        GoT does a great job. It’s based upon a book with a lot of “talking.” There is also a lot of talking in The Walking Dead novel, HOWEVER, there is also a lot of zombie slaying. Also, the time spent on Herschel’s farm was way too long for my taste. A whole season there? That was a bit stretched out. And telling the fans to fuck off? Seriously? The ratings to the show have obviously went straight to this guys ego. Was season 2 bad? No. But could it have been better? Definitely.

      5. Michael Souza September 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        I think Norman was spot on. If we the fans can express our views unedited,than so should the cast members. It’s America folks let’s enjoy what freedom we have left. They take a little bit more away from us every day. Personally I loved season 1 and 2. You don’t need zombie massacres every episode., The core of the story is about survival. What are we willing to do, and how much can we change to adapt to this horrifying new worlld.

      6. Feyd Darkholme September 11, 2012 at 4:28 am

        I was fine with the pacing and content of season 2. I think that vast majority of complainers are from the 2000s ADHD horror fans that NEED everything fast paced, high EPM (explosions per minute). I am from the older demographic that actually still reads books, and remembers the classics, including the WALKING zombie movies that started with George Romero’s classics… I think everyone is entitled to their opinion, although I think I’d probably take the same view as Norman. Apparently there were still a great many people that enjoyed season 2.

      7. PersephoneK September 11, 2012 at 4:40 am

        Season 2 works much better when you watch it all at once. Norman has a right to his opinion. The guy pours his soul into the show. Of course he’ll feel defensive to criticism.

      8. 3doug4 September 11, 2012 at 5:51 am

        Just great stuff season 1 and 2. Keep the good work writers, actors and producers. The writers come up with some amazing surprises in the last 5 minutes in almost all episodes. Forget the haters.

      9. Søren Karstensen September 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

        I love the pacing; going from fast, hectic stuff to the slow conversations and little moments is what makes it work. The comicbooks does just that; it even gets really boring from time to time – just as real life is hectic and boring.

        There will always be complaints – especially in shows that are this popular. The creators should just carry on with what they’re doing, because it works, and the rest of us should just lean back (or sit on the edge, biting our nails, as it often happens during this particular show) and enjoy.

        Those who doesn’t enjoy the show should quit jappin’ and go elsewhere. 😉

      10. Crystal Osborne September 16, 2012 at 2:00 am

        I liked season two. I had no problem with it at all. Some times it has to move a little slower to build up to the bigger and better things.