The Walking Dead: Season 4 (2013 - 2014)

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Critic Consensus: 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.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2013
2
Air date: Oct 20, 2013
3
Air date: Oct 27, 2013
4
Air date: Nov 3, 2013
5
Air date: Nov 10, 2013
6
Air date: Nov 17, 2013
7
Air date: Nov 24, 2013
8
Air date: Dec 1, 2013
9
Air date: Feb 9, 2014
10
Air date: Feb 16, 2014
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The fourth season of The Walking Dead finds Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) desperate to rediscover his own humanity and preserve what he can of his son Carl's (Chandler Riggs) childhood through reinventing himself as a farmer while a counsel including Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) in addition to several Woodbury ex-pats take on leadership roles. His newfound sense of peace is quickly derailed, however, when a mysterious illness begins to decimate the community. Elsewhere, the disgraced Governor (David Morrissey) roams the apocalyptic streets on his own until happening upon a family of survivors who reignite both his will to survive and take revenge against Rick, who he blames for the loss of Woodbury. Following a massacre at the prison, the group is splintered into several factions, none of whom can be sure about the fates of the others, and forced to find shelter among a population of survivors that can pose as much and often more of a threat than the walkers themselves.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 4

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (16)

Much like updating to a new software on one's phone, Fear has been glitchy, confusing, and it crashes often.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

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

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Dec 3, 2013 | Full Review…
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I don't want a zombie show with small, lyrical moments.

Oct 25, 2013 | Full Review…
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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?!!

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

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

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

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

Oct 15, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 4

Season 4 was by far the best of TWD.

Not the best season, but always entertaining!

Walking Dead = Best Horror tv show. Walking Dead = One of the best drama tv shows. Walking Dead = One of the best psychological thriller tv shows. This is what great tv looks like.

I'll admit that this show is addictive. But it's like every other zombie movie ever made...lacks intelligence. The characters repeatedly make the same stupid mistakes and never seem to learn from them. What started out as a promising series quickly became more and more frustrating to watch (as opposed to scary). Is it too much to ask for a zombie flick that understands the importance of character development and common sense in survival situations? There are frequently nonsensical plot holes...such as the vehicles couldn't leave the CDC in one episode because they were out of gas and magically were able to drive off into the sunset in the next episode. Side note: Rick sucks as a leader - his decisions constantly get people killed - so why do the sheeple keep following him?? Also, the script writers love killing animals in the plot and are particularly cruel when it comes to showing such scenes. Perhaps that's because their audience is becoming increasingly desensitized to the violence (a bit like zombies themselves) so they thought massacrering innocent beings would wake people up? I couldn't watch anymore after the rat and piglet scenes in season 4 episode 2. Just way too explicit in their cruelty. I felt like needed a spiritual bath after turning it off. Just YUCK!!! In conclusion...if you are a sociopath...or if all you are looking for is show filled with gore and action...you'll probably enjoy this show. If you actually value thinking and human decency, probably not as much.

poor, poor penny monster!

More characters, more development, more gore, more everything. The Walking Dead Season 4 is a 100% step forward.

A great start with the first six episodes and the mid season final was awesome then it became ok until the season final.

This was the best season of the walking dead.

Zombies are just a backdrop, humans are the real horror, and this show is bravely human.

Season 4 of Twd has brought more improvement to the whole series. Including but not limited to, Action, thrills, tension, great character development and all above fun.

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