Negan murdering Glenn was a turning point for 'The Walking Dead'
Negan murdering Glenn was a turning point for 'The Walking Dead'

Remember that time when The Walking Deadwent all-out brutal with Glenn Rhee’s death? Yeah, we’re still traumatized too. But guess what? Andrew Lincoln, our beloved Rick Grimes, feels the same way!

Lincoln recently dropped a bombshell, saying he thought Glenn’s death was “over-egged.” Shocking, right? Not really. With these exact sentiments, many Glenn fans actually stopped watching the show. And why not, it’s one of the saddest deaths we have encountered in the history of TV shows.

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Was Glenn’s Death On ‘The Walking Dead’ Too Much?

If you’re a fan of ‘The Walking Dead‘, you will definitely remember Glenn’s death. It was a defining moment for the series. Steven Yeun’s character met his grisly end thanks to Negan, in a scene that was as stomach-churning as it was unforgettable. The intensity of that moment didn’t just set the stage for future episodes; it set off a firestorm of debate. Did the show go too far? Was it all just shock value?

Andrew Lincoln seems to think so, and honestly, it’s about time someone from the inside admitted it. The scene wasn’t just brutal; it was over-the-top, making many of us wonder if the writers were trying to give us nightmares. In an interview with Empire magazine, he said, “I thought it was too much. I still do. I felt it was over-egged.” No kidding, Andrew! We’ve been saying this for years.

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How The Controversial Death Impacted TV Viewership

Rick Grimes on 'The Walking Dead'
Rick Grimes on ‘The Walking Dead’

With ‘The Walking Dead‘ spurring spin-offs, Lincoln’s candidness prompts us to take a good, hard look at the show’s legacy. Sure, Glenn’s death was pivotal. It yanked our hearts out and stomped on them, but was it worth it?

For many fans, the scene marked a turning point – and not necessarily a good one. It raised the bar for TV violence, pushing the envelope in ways that made us all a bit queasy. Lincoln’s recent comments remind us that even the actors felt the show might have crossed a line.

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