Okay, we all get it — people are unhappy with the cliffhanger ending of season six of The Walking Dead. After weeks of build-up, teases and general anticipation that one of Rick’s band of survivors would meet their end at the end of Negan’s bat Lucille, we got a first-person account of Lucille’s victim without a payoff. How could they? But of course, there are some (not many) contrarians out there saying “it wasn’t so bad.” Of course the ending is subjective, but data never lies.
According to social-media insight provider Canvs, more than 70 percent of tweets during and directly after the finale were negative. This data is culled from 292,500 “Emotional Reactions” stemming from 932,308 total tweets. Simply put — people hated the season six finale of The Walking Dead.
“In the closing moments of the finale, the predominant ERs were ‘crazy,’ ‘dislike,’ ‘hate’ and ‘upset,’ accounting for more than 70 per cent of all reactions (vs. 15.2 per cent ‘love’ and 6.4 per cent ‘good’)”
Now, whether “crazy” is a negative emotional reaction is up for debate, but what isn’t up for debate is the fact that people didn’t like the finale. Not whether it was any good, because the truth is that once this and next season is up on Netflix, people will binge past this narrative faux pas and we’ll all get past this together. We’ll survive, together.