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I remember back in 2010 I jumped on this show and the first few seasons were great, not the best television drama, but it had good moments of horror, tension, tone and pacing. Fastforward to 2017 and the show really feels as if it should've ended two seasons ago. It reached a peak and it can't seem to come down from it and has instead flatlined. It's disappointing, but it's one of the problems of a show that's still open-ended with no real endgame in sight...

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The fandom wants the showrunner to be fired ...

 

http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/16/walking-dead-fans-launch-petition-showrunner-fired-following-midseason-finale-7165756/

 

 

And indeed, Season 8 is probably the worst so far but Rosita Espinosa is looking good in the rare shots she is in.

 

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Who wants a wall when this might come into the country?!

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While it's still a shit show -- the first episode back from the mid-season break takes the entire duration for a longtime but polarizing character to succumb -- I do think that in the second episode back, Negan becomes the most likeable he's been for his entire presence. His final sentence to Rick is absolute truth. 

 

And it's pretty awesome what happens to Jadis when Rick learns her style was just an act. Almost felt bad for her. Until we see the most incredible method of eliminating Walkers ever. Then it becomes worth it. 

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Well that season went nowhere and that season finale wraps up

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nothing

. How can you have a Walking Dead season finale with exactly 

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zero character deaths

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Jesus ... if that's their idea of 'all-out war', I'd hate to see peace.

i'm shouting at the TV 'KILL THE BASTARD, RICK! CAVE HIS FUCKING HEAD IN WITH LUCILLE, IT'S ALL HE DESERVES!'  

 

But no, instead Negan will be locked up and forced to watch the community rebuild. Ooh, how FIENDISH :sarcasm: .

 

Still, maybe the newly-incoming showrunner will give the show the kick up the ass that it's sorely needed for at least a couple of seasons now.    

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Thing is, locking up a captured Negan after the war is straight out of the comics. It just doesn't jive with motivations of the group.

 

Rick could slaughter a squad of escaping Saviors after they help him, but he can't exact justice on Negan. That slaughter was the moment I stopped supporting Rick. 

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All the whinging and whining over the finale of S8 was silly. It had been a thread running throughout that season (and the last few actually) that Rick would acknowledge the fact that he had become the thing he had fought against - parallels with Shane, The Governor, and especially Negan. Carl's exit and his arc for the last two seasons had been all about trying to find peace between the parties and to show Rick that if there is to be a peaceful future it won't come with the endless cycle of killing and revenge. 

 

I thought it was interesting how the more inhuman and cruel Shane became in the first season, the less hair he had, and these last seasons had Rick become this grizzled figure full of hair the more cruel and unforgiving he became.

 

 

 

Should Rick have killed Negan? No. Will it come back to haunt him? Definitely and the series had obviously been setup that way. Why must we always expect finality and closure in the killing of a villain? 

 

It would've gone against everything the show has been ragging on about if they simply killed Negan!

 

 

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"He's too dangerous to be kept alive".

 

41 minutes ago, Arpy said:

 

Should Rick have killed Negan? No. Will it come back to haunt him? Definitely and the series had obviously been setup that way. 

 

 

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Good luck to Lincoln, he's bailing from a ship that already sunk a long time ago. Treading water hoping for rescue (from his writers) like he's been doing must take its toll.

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They should just kill everyone off and reboot it, under a new showrunner. The rep of this show can't recover unless they scrap it and start again. Ex fans laugh at what The Walking Dead has become now. 

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Maybe when they kill Rick, he'll wake up in the hospital and realize it was all a fucking dream. 

4 hours ago, Quintus said:

They should just kill everyone off and reboot it, under a new showrunner. The rep of this show can't recover unless they scrap it and start again. Ex fans laugh at what The Walking Dead has become now. 

 

Look at the flowers, Lee. 

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Nobody who was on the fringe wants to get invested with a show where they know what will happen with a main character so soon. 

 

We will probably watch it tonight, but I will be working on the computer as well.

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