The Walking Dead : Season 7

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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 31, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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  1. Reviewed by: Bernard Boo
    Oct 23, 2016
    90
    By season 7, most series begin to lose steam or lose their identity, but The Walking Dead somehow feels as fresh, thrilling, dramatic, and exciting as it did in its early days, if not more so. The showrunners are pushing the envelope the right way, and they can get away with showing us the most disgusting, disturbing things imaginable because after seven years, frankly, they’ve earned it.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Oct 25, 2016
    70
    All in all, not a great episode, but a savage and a useful one.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeff Stone
    Oct 25, 2016
    16
    It was miserable, and tedious, and made me feel bad. Not in an emotionally compelling way, just in a “I could be watching something of value” way.
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 44
  2. Negative: 12 out of 44
  1. Dec 11, 2016
    10
    Seven seasons in, it's a welcome breath of fresh air for the show to tell the story in a new way. No longer are we sure our heroes are goingSeven seasons in, it's a welcome breath of fresh air for the show to tell the story in a new way. No longer are we sure our heroes are going to win, and sometimes we feel just like them. It's a rocky journey justified by a stellar mid season finale, and makes this show stand tall amongst its peers after all these years Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2016
    10
    It may get slow in the middle but the walking dead picks up into a very fun and very intense season. Lead by a worthy villain in NeganIt may get slow in the middle but the walking dead picks up into a very fun and very intense season. Lead by a worthy villain in Negan portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2016
    10
    No joke, the season seven premiere was quite possibly the best, most emotionally thrilling episode of any tv show I have ever seen in my life.No joke, the season seven premiere was quite possibly the best, most emotionally thrilling episode of any tv show I have ever seen in my life. From beginning to end, it was an emotional roller coaster. Expand
  4. Dec 16, 2016
    7
    With the first half of the season completed it's easier to judge where season 7 falls in terms of quality. After a blistering, brutal, andWith the first half of the season completed it's easier to judge where season 7 falls in terms of quality. After a blistering, brutal, and exciting premiere TWD quickly lost it's way just when things looked like they were going to be better than ever. There have been absolutely incredible moments this season. Those are the ones stripped right from the comics or have the new villain Negan front and center. It's when the show tries to tell it's own stories that things fall apart.

    It's no secret that every season following the first has had non-comic related filler arcs. These arcs have always suffered from lower quality writing and pacing. This season is no different other than the fact that it's filler thus far has been the worst yet. The filler episodes have been inconsequential, unnecessary, and just flat out boring to watch.

    Yes, this season is at it's best when it's sticking right to the material from the comics. When it does it is absolutely thrilling. Why? Because Negan is a darn good villain.

    TWD made mistakes in the past with a very subpar and confusing depiction of he Governor. They don't make the same mistakes this season. Negan is exactly the same as he is in the comics, minus the more gratuitous profanity. He's played to perfection by Jeffrey Dean Morgan who absolutely steals the show. It's actually Negan that keeps me watching. He's menacing, funny, and downright brutal enemy. One perfect with the show and breathes new life into it.

    Unfortunately he just doesn't get all of the screen-time. Instead the first half of the season has focused on the crappiest filler yet and bored me, a longtime supporter. A shame, because after that season premiere and seeing Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan, this looked like is was going to be the best season in a while. A real return to form for the series. Ultimately though it's proved to be the weakest so far in it's first half, despite an excellent villain.

    Longtime fans of the comics can get a kick out of seeing their favorite Negan moments brought to life on television, but be left groaning at all the original stuff. Those who have stuck with the show for this long can still find enjoyment, but may be left wondering how much longer they can hold on. The show's tendency to meander around is finally starting to kill it for me. There are those who have already felt the same way. Odds are many more are likely to follow.

    *Given that this is only a review of the first half of the season, I may feel inclined to update it after the season has ended should I notice any increase or decline in quality. Until then consider this my definitive review (which it likely will be).
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  5. May 15, 2017
    6
    After the first four breathless and brilliant seasons of the Walking Dead came the somewhat watered down seasons 5 & 6. Both had theirAfter the first four breathless and brilliant seasons of the Walking Dead came the somewhat watered down seasons 5 & 6. Both had their moments; Moments of sheer adrenaline pumping excitement were mixed in with moments of so called ''tension building'' intrigue. In other words; inconsistent.
    I hoped that season 7 might be different, and that it would offer more action and plot intrigue, but unfortunately it doesn't.
    If anything, season 7 has been watered down even more from the previous two. Not that the thrills and adrenaline rushes aren't still there; they're just fewer and farther between. The season starts off with a brilliant, terrifying and controversial episode involving new baddie Negan. Negan is the new pantomime villain of the series - a menacing, evil but also often darkly hilarious character brilliantly portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Though often a little cliched, his scenes with Rick and the Alexandrian survivors are among the best moments of the series.
    Character-wise, this is generally another strong season. Characters such as Rick, Sasha, Maggie and Carol go on interesting arcs, and many of the new faces stand out as well.
    Unfortunately, the same cannot always be said of the plot. After the initial excitement, the series burns out for some considerable time, as it tries to examine the different and often rather slow moving threads of the story. One of the highlights of the series is episode 8, the mid-season finale, when the simmering tension between Negan and the alexandrians boils over. But after this, it's back to the ''slow burning'' business as usual for a few episodes.
    By the end of the season, I was expecting some real payback and excitement in the final episode. Sadly, that too didn't quite deliver the lasting impression I was looking for, despite good few minutes of great battle scenes on the streets of Alexandria. Maggie's speech at the end of that episode summed the whole season up for me; Somewhat moving, but an unoriginal and somewhat boring attempt at reviving the passion and the emotion of earlier seasons.
    The TV series still has some life left in it, but is very much in the ''Hershel after his leg was bitten by a walker'' stage of it's existence; It'll take some major surgery to keep it alive.
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  6. Nov 21, 2016
    3
    I've been following this series since it started, and it has become very boring to watch. There has been some realy bad and boring episodesI've been following this series since it started, and it has become very boring to watch. There has been some realy bad and boring episodes previously, but so far season 7 seems to take the cake. First episode of season 7 was breathtaking with a lot of things happening, sitting on the edge of my seat the whole episode, and from there it dropped tremendously! Episode 2-5 has been such a drag,seems like the writers from Fear the Walking dead has taken over the writing room. The dialogue is long, dry and you can easily just skip some of the dialoguie without missing the plot of an episode. Maybe the first episode of season 7 spoiled me. Watching these episodes in 1,5x speed helps though...

    Looks like the corporation of AMC just wants to milk this cow to the bitter end, when perhaps no one is watching the series anymore?
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  7. Dec 21, 2016
    0
    I think they should just call this tv show "Walking" because that's the only thing they do. If there was an golden globe for longest drawn outI think they should just call this tv show "Walking" because that's the only thing they do. If there was an golden globe for longest drawn out storyline, the walking dead would get it every year. Expand

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