It began as the ultimate Zombie Apocalypse show. It was vibrant, adventurous, thrilling, a good place to feel disconnected from the world. One could have felt like being amidst the survivors and share their struggles.
But when Alexandria came in, the show began to run in circles and to eat itself up.
It began to stagnate. Sure, it had its moments, and Morgan was a very wise addition to the story and to the cast.
But nevertheless, things began to fall apart, like the teams' brain power. They were not the brightest, but they were not dumb. Later, it seemed that they got depression with progressing idiotism. The writers forgot why humanity survived and prospered in the first place. Hint: It's not because we were the strongest in the world, at the time.
However, it got ridiculous with the appearance of Negans' character, following the dumbest of all possible preludes - a mass murder, orchestrated and carefully executed by our heroes. Does anyone wants to identify with murderers, however deep and metaphorical that was meant ? - Even as a comic, that could not work.
There, not only the writing got sloppy, but also direction and cut. Sometimes my forward button vibrated, and I realized that a 50-minutes-episode had only 10 minutes or so of relevant runtime. The rest was ordinary stalling, to fill the emptiness until the season finale.
Now, after season 8, I am done with it, and I would recommend to the producers to end the show soon. There hasn't been anything new or important for about three or four seasons, except more violence and senseless killing, it's time to bury it properly.
Through out the initial seasons, this was one of the best shows on television. The energy, the acting, the suspense, the gore, the storytelling, the "on the edge of your seat" moments, this show had it all. But like all good shows, there is a time where you can either end on a high (Breaking Bad, Sopranos) or go on too long and lose your purpose (Dexter). Walking Dead has past this point. Ever since we hit Alexandria this show has spiraled and quickly. With the subpar, overly exaggerated arrival of Negan, the unnecessary attempt to shock in killing off Glen, using Daryl's charachter so poorly, and most recently, killing off Carl and the annoucement of Rick leaving. By killing off so many of the loved charachters, it makes previous seasons seem pointless. Rick's sole purpose was to protect and build a future for Carl, he failed. Escaping the farm, defeating the governor... all of this, pointless. The show has done too much damage to repair and rebuild the same momentum that it had in its early years. There is no longer purpose or direction. For what could have been considered a TV classic, this show has become a cash grab for AMC. They should have ended this show a long time ago, before Rick leaves the group to go work as a lumberjack.
The plot is not good
Too boring... same ideas ! Just crab...
This is the series that I have been searching for long time and I'm sure it's the best series that I've ever seen