The Walking Dead: Season 5 (2014-2015)
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.
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.
as Rick Grimes
as Daryl Dixon
as Glenn Rhee
as Carl Grimes
as Carol Peletier
as Maggie Greene
as Beth Greene
as Bob Stookey
as Bob Stookey
as Abraham Ford
as Tara Chambler
as Rosita Espinosa
as Eugene Porter
as Gabriel Stokes
as Hershel Greene
as The Governor
as Knife Smock Man
as Merle Dixon
as Lori Grimes
as Bat Smock Man
as Shane Walsh
as Crazed Filthy Man
as Dale Horvath
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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.
Every instance of true sentiment is balanced with moments of horror.
The show's fifth season seems much more propulsive, setting up new plots and then moving through them with surprising haste.
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.
Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 5
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
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.
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.
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.
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