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The Walking Dead: Season 8 Reviews

October 26, 2017
Honestly, as a villain, how are people going to take you seriously when you talk literal nonsense? Consider it food for thought.
October 25, 2017
If the first episode is anything to go by, it looks like Walking Dead finally has its mojo back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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October 23, 2017
Rick, and his band of survivors... aren't passive victims anymore; they're active and fighting back. It's the way longtime fans are used to seeing them, and it feels good.
October 23, 2017
This new season of The Walking Dead should be more fun to watch almost by default.
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October 22, 2017
The AMC blockbuster has given viewers a welcome respite from getting kicked in the teeth, and that's made it much more enjoyable.
October 20, 2017
Though it will never be Dostoevsky, or even Better Call Saul, in the grand scale of depth and profundity, The Walking Dead might have something truly smart to say about our current moment after all.
October 20, 2017
For now, though, The Walking Dead can get back to the bloody business of the battle for authority over this bleak world, as well as the souls of its central characters.
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October 19, 2017
Well-done, but then TWD is always well-done. What's missing is the thrill of surprise, or the shock of surprise. "Mercy" at least offers a hint that one may be coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2017
The stakes have never felt higher on The Walking Dead than they do now, which is a rarity for a seven-year-old series.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 2, 2018
The ninth season next fall is inescapable, but these zombies do not have more to give. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 21, 2018
On the whole, season eight was a major disappointment, mainly because they opted to go off on their own and deliver an All-Out War that was lacking just about everything that had made the arc such an exciting read in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 16, 2018
Now, [most of] the characters are becoming as brain-dead as the zombies around them.
April 17, 2018
Let's be frank: The series is clearly in decline.
October 22, 2017
Suddenly, The Walking Dead seems as if it's outlived its moment, as if it got stuck somewhere in 2015 and left us all to sail on by, waving.
October 22, 2017
The action is so fragmented, it often feels like -- to paraphrase Shakespeare -- there's a lot of sound and fury going on, and it doesn't signify much.
October 19, 2017
The urge to expand the story beyond the constant flight from mindless flesh-munchers is understandable. But much of the dread, as well as emotional urgency, has gone out of the show in the process.