So ready for season 8. Just like everyone else. This is a great series, better than any series based on a comic book (with the possible exception of Arrow). I just watched this season again, and liked it much better than the first time. Ready for the resolution of the war with the Saviors, and for the Whisperer wars to begin. One complaint I have heard expressed by Walking Dead fans has to do with how Shiva knew to attack only the Saviors. It has been expressed that this was not a believable plot element. It is actually one of the more believable plot elements if you understand the anatomy of predators. Considering the world in which she lives, along with her instinctive predilections and learned behaviors, she would naturally attack the Saviors. With her heightened sense of smell, the Saviors would smell like walkers to her. Remember, the Kingdom had been sending pork to the Sanctuary that had been fed on walker meat. Humans would probably never detect this, especially since the farm pigs had gone wild and the meat would taste 'gamey' to a human. That scent, though, would be secreted via the sweat of anyone who ate it. A tiger would detect that and probably, since she had learned to view walkers as a dangerous threat, seek to eliminate that threat. Simple. And that concludes the comic book zoology lesson for today. Ready, set, let's hurry up and go, already!
Worth watching, but I think it is the weakest season so far. Negan gets pretty irritating with his overacting, arrogant, over-enthusiastic mannerisms. The zombie situations have some pretty cool effects and variations on zombie situations that are new and fresh, which makes the show more worthwhile. I sometimes get irritated with the fact the flesh eating mindless zombies are more likeable than some of the people who are still human, yet have lost their humanity, their souls. It becomes a world run by pure sociopaths, and that theme starts getting a little old. My hope is that the writers will get back to the main focus of an apocalyptic zombie world and surviving in it while retaining some humanity, rather than the main focus being the most undesirable human characteristics, with the zombies thrown in as kind of an outside prop.
As a side note, not really related, I have been reading the Walk Dead novel series of Jay Bonansinga. They have been fun to read (I'm on the 5th book), they are somewhat related to the TV series, but not at all close to the plot or script of the TV show. Some of the characters are there, but in a different light. Mostly the main characters are completely new. It provides a nice alternative to the TV series when the show is in between seasons.
I am a long-time Walking Dead fan and purchase the episodes through Amazon to watch them as soon as possible. The last season or 2 has begun to take a downward turn, but the first part of season 7 is awful. Each episode seems desperate to take up time and throw in some zombie guts. The character development and strong storytelling from earlier seasons is entirely lacking. There are plenty of excellent actors in the cast, but horrible writing and direction. Sadly, my purchase of the season from the outset was a waste of money, and watching the episodes a waste of time. I used to love this show and wish it had gone out strong, but instead the producers seem intent on keeping it running forever, even if the quality takes a plunge.
I've been a fan of The Walking Dead since the first show so I love this. The tension heats up with Negan and there are twists and turns that you don't expect. The loss of some characters is hard to deal with, but I still love this show. I also think it's much better than Fear The Walking Dead. That show doesn't have anything to add to the original and seems, at times, quite boring. Rick and Michone are real favorites for me and I miss Glen and Abraham. It will be hard to replace them, but we'll see what happens in the new season.
Writers and producers have to go the extra mile to make seasons more relevant. It seemed stretched, riding on previous popularity instead of pushing the envelope to develop new boundaries and maintain the action, gore, and suspense that characterized the early seasons...
If you do not like the Walking Dead, or do not know what the walking dead is about, don't buy this. Go watch/stream earlier seasons first and decide if it's for you. Of course if you like the Walking Dead, get this to continue your collection. GREAT SHOW in my opinion. Oh for those who do not get it or know. It's not about Zombies. Seriously it's not. It's about human nature and survival.
Completely different animal than it was 7 years ago; And that's a great thing. This season has it all; betrayal, murders, espionage, intrigue, tension and hope. Still the best show on television. Bar none!
I didn't like season 7. Some reasons would just be considered politically incorrect but I felt that there was a definite aspect of social engineering in this one. It's not because of the violence. I'm sorry to see a series that I had grown to enjoy and follow be turned into someone's social experiment. One that has nothing to do with a zombie apocalypse. They just never miss a chance I guess. Par for the course these days. Get people to like something, then feed in the mind twisting agenda on society. Pity the children.