Originally Posted by Joseph
Im with you 100% there brother. I'm a huge fan of Walking Dead and it was like 6 episodes for season 1. Just assinine.
Shows on paid cable are almost all of such a quality that they are incredibly expensive to make. Of course, they benefit financially from being on paid cable, but a line has to be drawn somewhere. They draw top talent from almost all areas of the business and that talent is paid accordingly. Even a single episode costs an insane amount of money.
They could have more episodes in a season, but you'd see the difference in quality, even down to the basics of the acting talent attracted. Working on one of these shows is an actor is much more along the lines of a movie commitment than a TV one, only spread out over a longer period of time (i.e., an all-consuming commitment). Top-tier talent simply would not agree to longer seasons even if the shows could afford it.