Last month, when Grantland Senior Zombie Correspondent Andy Greenwald was on vacation, our Reality Czar, David Jacoby, filled in on The Walking Dead recapping duties. The differences in opinion were stark: Andy found the show’s second season to be frustratingly slow, riddled with inconsistencies and terrible storytelling decisions. Jacoby liked it that one time the zombie got an arrow in the skull. In the wake of Andy’s extensive column listing the many ways The Walking Dead could be improved, Jacoby suggested a very special conversation for the Grantland Network in which the two could hash out their differences without resorting to biting, shotgun blasting, or violent swings of a pharmacy shelf to the face.
Over a fiesty sixty minutes the two discussed the problems and promise of The Walking Dead and the reasons why another Sunday night show, Homeland, is inarguably great. There’s also talk of cereal, wife-swapping, and the peculiar charms of listening to Drake’s new album while eating dinner.
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Andy Greenwald is an author and screenwriter in New York. He covers pop culture for Grantland.
David Jacoby is Grantland’s Reality Czar. Listen to him on the B.S. Report or follow him on Twitter at @jacoby_.
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