Entering into its 8th season, the Walking Dead is at its lowest viewership since season 2. However, the zombie drama still dominates Sunday night cable television by a long shot. I’ve been a fan of the show for so long that I even started reading the comics. At this point, I’m just so invested in the show I have to watch till the very end or until Rick dies. Either way, it will be a sad day when there is no more Walking Dead to look forward to on Sunday nights.
The first two episodes into season 8 have been filled with non-stop action. With All Out War being one of the more pivotal parts of the series, I’m sure the writers and producers are doing everything possible to get this right. From the get go, Alexandria, the Hilltop, and the Kingdom launches an assault against the Saviors. There are casualties on all sides, including recurring characters. And most recently, King Ezekiel’s pet tiger, Shiva, got its first kill of the season by mauling a Savior. And if you think you have this season all figured out…
Wait for it…
Morales returns! For those who don’t remember, Morales was a recurring character in season 1 who decided to leave Rick’s group to take his family to Birmingham, Alabama. He has now returned and though he and Rick remember each other, it is apparent Morales is fighting on Negan’s side. The latest episode ends with Morales aiming his gun at Rick, so in the next episode our hero may be forced to kill his former acquaintance. Hopefully Rick is able to talk some sense into Morales like he once did to Morgan back in season 3’s Clear.
Even though the Walking Dead is continuously losing viewers, it is definitely still worth watching if you are an actual fan of the show and not just watching because everyone else is. When a show has been running this long and has numerous amazing episodes, it starts to become tougher to produce episodes at a consistently high level. Breaking Bad did it right by ending it at the height of its popularity, but with all the comic book content the Walking Dead has, this series can easily go on another three or four seasons at least. If that’s the case, I’m all in.
What are your thoughts? Do you still watch the Walking Dead? Or are you over it by now?
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