Ask Alan: Before ‘The Walking Dead,’ what shows most messed with viewers?

11.25.15 4 years ago 29 Comments

Ask Alan took last week off while I recovered from getting my wisdom teeth out (writing during that period was easy; talking, less so), so because of that – and because some of you will be braving the malls on Black Friday – we give you this week’s installment a few days early.

Unsurprisingly, I got several questions inspired by this week’s “The Walking Dead,” which led me to talk about other shows that frustrated their viewers, as well as other long-running shows where the first episode was arguably the best one. And I tried to explain why even people who know that the Emmys frequently screw things up seem to care so much about the Emmys.

That’s all embedded below. We should be back on Friday next week. As always, please send questions to

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