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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 31, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 627 Ratings

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  • Summary: In Alexandria, Rick tries to bring together his group with the Alexandrians to fight the Wolves but finds himself challenged by both familiar faces and the newcomers like Carter (Ethan Embry).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 8, 2015
    91
    Sunday's episode is exceptional, marred only in a few spots by padding that's inevitable with these supersized episodes.
  2. Reviewed by: Ted Pigeon
    Oct 7, 2015
    88
    By casting Rick's protagonist status into question, showrunner Scott Gimple has opened The Walking Dead to new possibilities--both in its narrative and philosophical foundations--and is successfully crafting a rare series of rising caliber and still-widening potential deep into its run.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Ray Rahman
    Oct 5, 2015
    83
    As usual with TWD, it's hard to say where the season will go next. But judging by the premiere, it'll be worth the walk. [9 Oct 2015]
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 1, 2015
    80
    The show has constantly reinvented itself by both shifting venues and turning over characters, a formula that has kept the program’s soap opera aspects fresh, even if the threat from marauding zombies remains continuous.
  5. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Oct 12, 2015
    80
    A complicated, and occasionally whimsical, series of tactics lend the 90-minute premiere the wide-open, yet tensely meticulous feel of a good heist film.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 8, 2015
    75
    The Walking Dead in its sixth season premiere wants you to remember the nightmare started here, and this show owns it.
  7. Reviewed by: Mitchel Broussard
    Oct 6, 2015
    40
    It still reigns supreme in the gore department, with skin and ribcages falling off with gusto in the opening minutes alone, but it’s just not enough to counterbalance the circuitous nature of the show the longer it continues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 74
  2. Negative: 21 out of 74
  1. Oct 12, 2015
    10
    The show is actually getting better and better with every season now, I don't know what the heck helohe is talking about just another stupidThe show is actually getting better and better with every season now, I don't know what the heck helohe is talking about just another stupid troll trying to get score the lowered. Predictable? Yeah sure, you don't believe that either. Expand
  2. Oct 26, 2015
    10
    We are 3 episodes into season 6 and already I can say this is the best season yet. 3 very intense episodes so far with no signs of letting offWe are 3 episodes into season 6 and already I can say this is the best season yet. 3 very intense episodes so far with no signs of letting off in the foreseeable future. The production value has been noticeably improved along with the ambience of the series' setting. Looking forward to the next 13 episodes with abated breath! Expand
  3. May 6, 2018
    9
    The show manages to handle the beginning of a transition to the way things used to be quite remarkably. This season feels a tad off, but itThe show manages to handle the beginning of a transition to the way things used to be quite remarkably. This season feels a tad off, but it still continues to be amazing in character development, drama and god damn good action and gore

    Rating - 92%
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  4. Feb 11, 2018
    6
    Honestly, the first half of The Walking Dead season 6 is absolutely awful, the story is poor, the plot never seems to move forward and it'sHonestly, the first half of The Walking Dead season 6 is absolutely awful, the story is poor, the plot never seems to move forward and it's just frustrating to watch. However the second half of the season slowly starts to improve, if only by a small amount. I have to say, the saviours storyline is much more interesting than just about everything else in the first half. The season actually ends very strongly, with a really intense, action packed, gut wrenching finale. The introduction of Jeffery-Dean Morgan's character is outstanding and despite the season overall being average at best this finale really got me excited for season 7. Expand
  5. DGP
    Apr 5, 2016
    5
    Regrettably the series has side stepped the obvious plot developments. For example there is no mentioned of a short or long term cure, asRegrettably the series has side stepped the obvious plot developments. For example there is no mentioned of a short or long term cure, as remember someone in a Paris disease research centre was "Closet", or someone in government somewhere in the world survived, to name but a few possibilities. Instead the show is unable to advance beyond the "Lets all continue on until the next big group attempts to murder everyone", plot line.

    Further disappointment comes from the dialogue becoming increasingly thin and I wonder if the
    series should not have been titled "You give us half your stuff". It is hardly awarding winning or involving dialogue, leaving the show to limp on like one of the very walking dead which inhabit the world it depicts
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  6. Apr 4, 2016
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The ending of this season was truly awful. We've been waiting over a year to find out who bites the bat, and then they give us a cliffhanger. All that did was server to piss the fans off, and destroy what should have been an emotional episode. Nobody will care in 6 months time. I give up on this show.

    #FireGimple! The Walking Dead deserves a lead writer who is against cheap tricks, and one who can write believable characters.
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  7. Jul 16, 2016
    0
    bad performances, boring story and trash. direction and poor production. tiring and sleepy. I never come back to watch trash. this series isbad performances, boring story and trash. direction and poor production. tiring and sleepy. I never come back to watch trash. this series is proof that success, not meant anything. Expand

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