"The Walking Dead," for all that it gets right, is not a perfect show. Just ask the many fans who felt that season two was unbalanced at best, with a rocky first half that redeemed itself with an action-packed finish. Those criticisms have not gone unnoticed, with several of the cast and crew members now speaking out about the negative reaction to the show's second season.
"You take it personal in a way because this is something that you’ve worked hard at — and as a group, as a collective, you feel like you put your blood, sweat and tears into this," actor Steven Yeun told EW in a new interview. "But at the same time, you realize that the arts are subjective. You accept what they give you, and then subsequently laugh when they say, ‘I can’t wait for the next season.’ And you’re very thrilled and happy about that."
Actress Sarah Wayne Callies weighed in as well, saying that she embraces the criticism aimed at the show.
"I think in a show like this, quite frankly, if we don’t engender a certain level of criticism and controversy, we’re probably not taking enough risks," she said. "I don’t know that I’d be comfortable if it were a show that everybody universally felt positively about. We shoot children in the face."
If nothing else, the cast seems to believe that season three will be indisputably awesome.
"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," said Andrew Lincoln. "And the stuff we’re doing this season is out of the ballpark — it’s crazy what we’re doing this season."
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