The Walking Dead: Season 5 (2014-2015)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Thanks to a liberal dose of propulsive, bloody action and enough compelling character moments to reward longtime fans, The Walking Dead's fifth season continues to deliver top-notch entertainment.

Episodes

Air date: Oct 12, 2014
Air date: Oct 19, 2014
Air date: Oct 26, 2014
Air date: Nov 2, 2014
Air date: Nov 9, 2014
Air date: Nov 16, 2014
Air date: Nov 23, 2014
Air date: Nov 30, 2014
Air date: Feb 8, 2015
Air date: Feb 15, 2015

Season Info

Season 5 of The Walking Dead picks up shortly after Season 4 left off, and we follow the people of Terminus as they attempt to find a cure in Washington, D.C. As they begin to lose comrades, the fate of the group becomes unclear, more so when they gain new locales and, with them, new conflicts.

Genre: Drama
Network: AMC
Premiere Date: Oct 12, 2014
Created By:
Produced By: , , , , , ,

Cast

Andrew Lincoln
Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun
Steven Yeun
as Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Melissa McBride
Melissa McBride
as Carol Peletier
Lauren Cohan
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Emily Kinney
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
Larry Gilliard Jr.
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as Bob Stookey
Michael Cudlitz
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Alanna Masterson
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson
as Hershel Greene
David Morrissey
David Morrissey
as The Governor
Justice Leak
Justice Leak
as Knife Smock Man
Michael Rooker
Michael Rooker
as Merle Dixon
Sarah Wayne Callies
Sarah Wayne Callies
as Lori Grimes
Adam Boyer
Adam Boyer
as Bat Smock Man
Chris Coy
Chris Coy
as Martin
Jon Bernthal
Jon Bernthal
as Shane Walsh
Owen Hard
Owen Hard
as Crazed Filthy Man
Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Dale Horvath
Anissa Matlock
Anissa Matlock
as Twenty-Something Wom...
Madison Lintz
Madison Lintz
as Sophia Peletier
Nelson Bonilla
Nelson Bonilla
as Knife Cut Face Termi...
Lennie James
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 5

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (13)

The season five opener wastes no time turning up the tension to 11. If it's a sign of things to come, we're in for a great season.

Full Review… | November 3, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Every instance of true sentiment is balanced with moments of horror.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014
Independent

The show's fifth season seems much more propulsive, setting up new plots and then moving through them with surprising haste.

Full Review… | October 20, 2014
The Atlantic
Top Critic

What season premieres are made of.

Full Review… | October 19, 2014
Cinema Crazed

This was a fantastic episode, and along with last season's "The Grove", another one of the best they've ever done. We viewers are waiting with baited breath to see what happens next.

Full Review… | October 14, 2014
What Culture

If the series can hit this level on a consistent basis, it might just shake off the memory of season 4's lackluster second half.

Full Review… | October 14, 2014
CraveOnline

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 5

½

The fifth season of The Walking Dead is a bloody-good & entertaining batch of episodes. Filled with stylistic directions and storytelling along with enticing dramatization of the characters, this season give fans everything and more, which continuously builds up this acclaimed series. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

This season 5 of The Walking Dead featured some of its best episodes but definitely some of their worse too, making it a very uneven and unbalanced season as usual with this show. When it's able to create amazing moments of tension and terror, like the fantastic season opener, and at the same time being able to flesh out some characters in the process, that's when it works the best. When you have dedicated episodes of these guys taking shelter from a storm, an entire episode with an awful hipstery filter fest, even more cringy dialogue and ridiculous death scenes that mean nothing other than just being shocking and violent; well that's when the show suffers. And it suffers far too often to be considered great television. This is probably my last season of TWD, there just isn't much holding me onto it, asides from unintentionally bad dialogues that always make me smile.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

Despite overall suffering in identical ways to its fourth season, this most recent The Walking Dead premiere episode was some one of the best hit-the-ground-running season openers I've ever seen, it'll lead you to believe The Walking Dead is back at the top of its game. It's not of course, but A for effort on that first episode.

Gimly Monocle
Gimly Monocle

Super Reviewer

four stars

YodaMasterJedi
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

Explosive (literally) premiere episode for Season 5 or the hit AMC series! Loved every minute of it! I very rare moment of happiness for these beloved characters, which I can only assume will be met with blood and heartbreak as the season progresses. High hopes for this season! Hopefully, they do not disappoint.

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

Super Reviewer

½

Ian Irza
Ian Irza

Super Reviewer

½

ascordeiro108
Andreia Cordeiro

Super Reviewer

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