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The Walking Dead: Season 4 (2013-2014)

Seasons:
1
The Walking Dead: Season 1
The Walking Dead: Season 1
92%
AMC
Oct 13, 2013
2
The Walking Dead: Season 2
The Walking Dead: Season 2
86%
AMC
Oct 13, 2013
3
The Walking Dead: Season 3
The Walking Dead: Season 3
93%
AMC
Oct 13, 2013
4

tomatometer

88

Average Rating: 7.9/10
Reviews Counted: 34
Fresh: 30 | Rotten: 4

Consistently thrilling, with solid character development and enough gore to please grindhouse fans, this season of The Walking Dead continues to demonstrate why it's one of the best horror shows on television.

79

Average Rating: 8.4/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 3

Consistently thrilling, with solid character development and enough gore to please grindhouse fans, this season of The Walking Dead continues to demonstrate why it's one of the best horror shows on television.

audience

87

liked it
Average Rating: 4.3/5
User Ratings: 1,162

My Rating

Season Info

A horror drama following the survivors of an apocalyptic holocaust who are searching for a safe haven while being tracked and menaced by zombies. Adapted from a comic-book series.

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Network: AMC

Premiere Date: Oct 13, 2013

Cast

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 13, 2013

30 Days Without an Accident

"30 Days Without An Accident" Rick and the group are as close to an ideal life as possible at the prison. Will they be able to hold on to humanity in the face of a new evil? AMC Original

2
Air date: Oct 20, 2013

Infected

"Infected" As the group faces a brand new enemy, Rick and the others must fight to protect the livelihood they worked so hard to create at the prison. AMC Original

3
Air date: Oct 27, 2013

Isolation

"Isolation" As one group leaves the prison in search for supplies at a local college, those who stay must deal with recent losses while preserving what remains. AMC Original.

4
Air date: Nov 3, 2013

Indifference

"Indifference" While on a supplies mission to a local college, members of the group run into multiple hurdles. Things at the prison are getting worse. AMC Original.

5
Air date: Nov 10, 2013

Internment

"Internment" Multiple enemies put pressure on Rick and the group. Could this finally be the breaking point for the survivors and the prison? AMC Original

6
Air date: Nov 17, 2013

Live Bait

"Live Bait" A familiar face returns as each member of the group struggles to find his or her humanity in a world of constant threats. AMC Original

7
Air date: Nov 24, 2013

Dead Weight

"Dead Weight" A new and scary chapter is unfolding at a camp outside the prison. Will peace be attainable with the addition of new members? AMC Original.

8
Air date: Dec 1, 2013

Too Far Gone

"Too Far Gone" Just when everything started to calm down at the prison, Rick and his group now face imminent danger and destruction. This time, they might not win. AMC Original

9
Air date: Feb 9, 2014

After

Rick deals with old wounds while members of the prison try accept their new environment .

10
Air date: Feb 16, 2014

Inmates

"Inmates" The group encounters many obstacles in their quest to find stability and safety, but sometimes all they have to guide them is hope. AMC Original

11
Air date: Feb 23, 2014

Claimed

"Claimed" Just when Rick thinks he's going to be able to relax, he's faced with multiple immediate threats. Other members of the group deal with their past. AMC Original.

12
Air date: Mar 2, 2014

Still

A bizarre but enlightening mission is brought on by a group member's simple request.

13
Air date: Mar 9, 2014

Alone

One group finds what may be an ideal shelter, while others realize protection is all around them.

14
Air date: Mar 16, 2014

The Grove

"The Grove" After finding an idyllic place to establish a new shelter, the group starts to question whether it is possible to go back to the way things were. AMC Original.

15
Air date: Mar 23, 2014

Us

"Us" However brutal some survivors believe they must be to stay alive, we get to see that faith can sometimes be the strongest survival tool. AMC Original

16
Air date: Mar 30, 2014

A

"A" As multiple paths collide, Rick comes face to face with sheer brutality. Will he and the group have what it takes to survive? AMC Original

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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (4)

The Walking Dead is an occasionally brilliant, always audacious show that can never escape the pitfalls of its own success.

March 31, 2014 Full Review Source: AV Club

The results were fairly solid, as it was heavy on reveals to some key questions and essentially speeds up the process.

February 20, 2014 Full Review Source: The Young Folks
The Young Folks

Maybe the cycle is not identical each time - Dead is on its fourth season - but the images of so many undead heads bursting like red grapes only help to blur the inflection points of the narrative together.

February 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com

It continues the show's tradition of visually stunning storytelling.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: RedEye
RedEye

AMC's phenomenally successful zombie drama is at its best when examining what it really means to be human.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Plain Dealer

That's where the hope comes in. Because Grimes' struggle is to prove that humanity - not just humans - can survive a zombie apocalypse.

December 3, 2013 Full Review Source: NPR

I was a little disappointed with most of the first 58 minutes of this episode, as I felt like we really weren't getting any feeling of where this season was going. That is until we got to that final scene.

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

I don't want a zombie show with small, lyrical moments.

October 25, 2013 Full Review Source: The Wrap
The Wrap

The Walking Dead has something to appeal to everybody-assuming that everybody has the stomach for the occasional evisceration or two.

October 15, 2013 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

While the mood generally ranges from somber to grim to despairing, the show has its own brand of humor.

October 15, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

The whole Walmart-gone-wrong scene was over-the-top and utterly ridiculous - but when's the last time The Walking Dead was that much fun?!!

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Times

Despite the general calmness of the episode, the season premiere still managed to throw viewers right back into the constant intensity and disparity of the post-apocalyptic world.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: The Loop

At its core, The Walking Dead is a show about survival, at its best when it explores the extremes that each of its character will go through to ensure they'll live another day.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star

Much of the premiere's pay off is subtle and very intricately delivered...

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Fresh blood isn't only welcome and promising from a behind-the-scenes perspective; it can give the onscreen story a sense of vibrancy as well.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: ScreenRant
ScreenRant

This was a strong start to the season with a great sense of balance between the characters.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Being able to breathe, to allow characters to do more than just creatively eviscerate the skulls of zombies, is what makes it unique.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter

Scenes simply tread water, resolving themselves one way or another for no really good reason. This creates an air of lost confidence that may or may not be intentional.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

The Walking Dead hasn't changed enough, which causes my mind to wander, which usually means a show is losing its grip. And yet I can't not watch.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post

It may sound like travesty, but given the gore, the payoff that will make it worth bearing is a pot of gold in the form of a cure.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal

A decent first effort under Scott M. Gimple's new reign.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

As a setup for the season, "30 Days Without An Accident" does a good job of throwing the alley-oop pass, it just wasn't the sharpest and most accurate of passes.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

It felt like [the zombies] reached a new pitch of terrifying...

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

The episode didn't disappoint with its usual over-the-top zombie fight scenes and interesting new twists and turns.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe

Either way, this series is always filled with exciting potential. A fair start to what could be an exciting season (watch out for shower walkers!), it's good to see The Walking Dead Season 4 in action.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

It's finally time to call bull on this season's trend of spotlighting only a few characters in most episodes. This seems less a stylistic choice and more a budget measure.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

I was more excited to see moaning monsters and calamity than any of the recurring characters. I'm not interested in them, I'm interested in what happens to them.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Cable's scariest and most popular series.

October 11, 2013 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

Dead reinforces its claim as TV's greatest horror drama by making us care so desperately about the characters' humanity.

October 11, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

It's lethal and funny. Sometimes the new normal looks much like the old.

October 10, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

It's about the shivery thrills.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Contra Costa Times
Contra Costa Times

The premiere feels a bit slow coming on the heels of last season's wild ride, but the second episode will leave you hungry for more.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

The true exhilaration of The Walking Dead remains watching a new, fantastical history rise from the grave of the America we know.

October 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

The Walking Dead - if unlikely to ever enjoy the street cred of something like Breaking Bad or Mad Men - clearly appears bigger than any of its expendable parts, and unlike those zombies, has a whole lot of life left in it.

September 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 4

four stars!
March 20, 2014
YodaMasterJedi
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

One of the most overrated shows on tv.
February 16, 2014
Dr114
Chris Miele

Super Reviewer

Not the zombie show I signed up for until the mid-season finale episode. I mean seriously! Sure Walking Dead still has some exciting action and nail-biting drama but it all seems a bit watered down with all the talking going on during most of the season. There's so much time to talk, the gang now has a council to decide stuff because Rick is no longer in charge. I really kinda miss the old Rick. I just sort of feel that the season dragged on certain plots for a little too long and that I watched it out of loyalty rather than enjoyment.

(*spoilers ahead*)
Way too many characters that appear out of nowhere in the prison (where did all the old people go? did they all die of old age? zombie attack? no one knows.) and then conveniently get killed off when the plot calls for it. The whole subplot of a new virus infecting was a little bit too far-fetched especially when Hershel know just the what kind of medicine to cure the unknown virus and where to find it. (Anyone notice no matter how long the distances are, their cars never run out of gas; unlimited supply in gas stations I guess.)

The whole side-story of the Governor curiously finding a brand new family to call his own was a groaner (how did this family survive for more than a year in an apartment complex oblivious to the rest of the world is a wonder to me). The fact that the Governor manages yet again to convince a group of survivors to attack another group of survivors is even ludicrous. I understand how he could have lots of influence over Woodbury's citizens but now also over a brand new group? Come on! He manages to inconspicuously kill its leaders, convince everyone that he is apt to take leadership, and that they should attack an unknown group of survivors living in a prison because they will be safer there. Why doesn't anybody try to convince the group to... oh, I dunno, go someplace else, avoid confrontation, and eventual bloodshed? Logic seems to have gone out the door for the sake of action and continuity of the show.

*sigh*

Let's hope the second part of the season gets better.
January 17, 2014
Raajay

Super Reviewer

The camera work in this show is the scariest thing on TV. Still solid, although this was not my fave season.
December 9, 2013
Julie

Super Reviewer

Season 4 of the Walking Dead is focused on solving the mess created by the end of last season. The plots were completely pointless and the random one-off characters really made me grind my teeth in anger. Every single event that happened was to remove the over population thanks to Rick taking in the Woodbury residents. First of all, these people were all young and strong yet they didn't participate in the prison attack last season, somehow all the elderly disappeared. There's no organisation which lead to zombies wiping out an entire cell block. Epidemic was pointless again, just a way to kill off the Woodbury residents, the antibiotic hunt was pointless too, most of the infected died anyway and we all knew the main characters wouldn't die. Governor episodes were superficial and boring, I am seriously considering not continuing if it still stays crap through out the rest of the season.
November 27, 2013
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

All I've got to say about The Walking Dead is that not only is it one of the best horror shows ever made, but it's one of the best shows ever made. Period.
November 17, 2013
Frisby2007
Frisby 2007

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January 11, 2014
Shawn Montague

Super Reviewer

December 12, 2013
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Matthew Rodrigues

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November 24, 2013
RJ Smoove
Ryan Rutherford

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