The Walking Dead, an American post-apocalyptic series, created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, aired for the first time on October 31, 2010 on AMC. Now The Walking Dead airs on Netflix as well. The series has had a long run of 11 seasons. The series is currently on the 11th and final season which split into three parts. The first and second part of season 11 has already aired, though the final part of the season has not yet aired.
The Walking dead follows the lives of survivors after the sudden onset of a zombie apocalypse that has occurred worldwide. In The Walking Dead, the zombies, most frequently referred to as “walkers” prey on anything living and attract to anything loud. The sound of yelling, gunshots, and can smell if you are a living being. Many believed that you have to be bitten or scratched by these walkers to turn into one yourself. Though the series reveals a shocking truth that all humans that die, will turn into a walker. This happens no matter what because everyone has the disease that caused it inside of them.
In The Walking Dead, not only are the walkers a huge threat to humans, other humans also prove to be a big threat to the group this series follows. Throughout the seasons, they encounter many other groups of people that prove to be extremely dangerous. Sometimes maybe even more dangerous than the walkers. This series follows their lives as they all try to survive everyday threats and make it out alive.
Overall, The Walking Dead has been a huge success. This series has one of the biggest and most dedicated, die-hard fans of any other series. Since its release in 2010, the series has received amazing reviews for the most part. Though season 7 and 8 received not the best reviews.
For the first season, 87% of 31 Rotten Tomatoes critics gave it a positive review, with an average score of 7.35/10. Metacritic scored the first season 82/100 based on 25 critic reviews, 23 of which were positive.
For the second season, 80% of 24 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes were positive, with an average score of 8.05/10. Of 22 Metacritic critic reviews, 18 were positive, four were mixed, and none were negative; their average score was 80/100.
The third season had 88% of Rotten Tomatoes’ 33 critics giving it a positive review, with an average score of 7.85/10. Metacritic’s 19 critics rated the season 82/100, all of whom gave a positive review.
For the fourth season, 81% of Rotten Tomatoes’ 32 critic reviews were positive, with an average score of 7.60/10. Metacritic scored the season 75/100 based on 16 critic reviews, 13 of which were positive, three mixed, and none negative.
The fifth season had 90% of Rotten Tomatoes’ 32 critic reviews rating it positively, with an average score of 6.95/10. Metacritic scored the fifth season 80/100 based on 11 critic reviews, all of which were positive.
For the sixth season, 76% of Rotten Tomatoes’ 25 critic reviews were positive, with an average score of 7.40/10. Metacritic scored the sixth season 79/100 based on 10 critic reviews, nine of which were positive, one mixed, and none negative.
For the seventh season, 66% of Rotten Tomatoes’ 18 critic reviews rated it positively, with an average score of 6.85/10.
For the eighth season, 65% of Rotten Tomatoes’ 17 critic reviews rated it positively, with an average score of 6.65/10.
For the ninth season, 89% of Rotten Tomatoes’ 22 critic reviews were positive, with an average score of 7.15/10. Metacritic scored the ninth season 72/100 based on 4 critic reviews, 3 of which were positive, one mixed, and none negative.
For the tenth season, 77% of Rotten Tomatoes’ 6 critic reviews were positive, with an average score of 7/10.
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Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh
Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes
Laurie Holden as Andrea
Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horvath
Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon
Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene
Danai Gurira as Michonne
Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene
Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon
David Morrissey as Philip “The Governor” Blake
Emily Kinney as Beth Greene
Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese Williams
Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as Bob Stookey
Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford
Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa
Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler
Andrew J. West as Gareth
Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes
Lennie James as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge as Jessie Anderson
Ross Marquand as Aaron
Austin Nichols as Spencer Monroe
Tovah Feldshuh as Deanna Monroe
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan
Austin Amelio as Dwight
Tom Payne as Paul “Jesus” Rovia
Xander Berkeley as Gregory
Khary Payton as Ezekiel
Steven Ogg as Simon
Katelyn Nacon as Enid
Pollyanna McIntosh as Anne “Jadis”
Callan McAuliffe as Alden
Avi Nash as Siddiq
Samantha Morton as Alpha
Ryan Hurst as Beta
Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko
Cooper Andrews as Jerry
Nadia Hilker as Magna
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Cassady McClincy as Lydia
Lauren Ridloff as Connie
Paola Lázaro as Juanita “Princess” Sanchez
Michael James Shaw as Michael Mercer
Lynn Collins as Leah Shaw
Josh Hamilton as Lance Hornsby
Margot Bingham as Max “Stephanie” Mercer
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