The Walking Dead: Season 5 (2014 - 2015)

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Season 5
The Walking Dead

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 31

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 12, 2014
2
Air date: Oct 19, 2014
3
Air date: Oct 26, 2014
4
Air date: Nov 2, 2014
5
Air date: Nov 9, 2014
6
Air date: Nov 16, 2014
7
Air date: Nov 23, 2014
8
Air date: Nov 30, 2014
9
Air date: Feb 8, 2015
10
Air date: Feb 15, 2015
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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 5

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (14)

What ensues is a dizzying, turbocharged confrontation designed to keep your nerves in a vise (or your stomach in knots). Of course, it's all punctuated with the violent reverie of an all-out zombie splat-fest. So, basically, it's The Walking Dead on crank

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…

The episode moves along at a good pace, with only a couple of moments when the timing feels a little too coincidental.

Oct 2, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Oct 20, 2014 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead team delivered an action-packed premiere that played like a World War II movie.

Oct 14, 2014 | Full Review…

Suddenly, we don't have to talk about The Walking Dead as an anomaly on AMC's schedule of masterful dramas. It's fitting right in.

Oct 13, 2014 | Full Review…
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Does The Walking Dead outdo itself with this season premiere? Of course, but "outdo" is what The Walking Dead does. This is not a series content to recycle visual ideas over and over even if it's a little less resistant to recycling thematic ones.

Oct 13, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season represents a major step down for a show that had seemingly finally figured out what it was missing.

Aug 24, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Tonight's episode flat-out cooks. Plus there's a machete with a red handle out there. And sooner or later, Rick is going to use it.

Oct 9, 2014 | Full Review…

What season premieres are made of.

Oct 19, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 14, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 14, 2014 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The good news is that the action, after slowing to a lull every time the troupe stops to regroup, at a farm and then a prison, is on the move again and there's a stated secret about what started the zombie takeover in the first place and what can stop it.

Oct 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 5

  • May 18, 2020
    Again, The Walking Dead continues to get better and better as more seasons go by. Season 5 is a interesting new dose of amazing shit. If you love Horror, Shocking moments, and suspense, this will be the season for you. I cant think of one character who had a bad performance in this season. The Terminus story arc again, is one of the best things to happen to this show. Also Rick Grimes is back, better than ever. Episode one 'No Sanctuary' is quite possibly the best episode to date.
  • Apr 03, 2020
    It's a fantastic season that helps harden the characters into what they need to be, and cull the ones who can't be strong. It definitely paves the way for future seasons, and is a little slow at some points. Despite this, it remains entertaining.
  • Feb 24, 2020
    The best season with s1, so awesome
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Great season .......
  • Jan 07, 2020
    zombie zombie zombie
  • Jan 07, 2020
    WOW this show is Amazing, I love it
  • Jan 06, 2020
    The best show ever 10/10
  • Jan 05, 2020
    This Show is Amazing. I love this, awesome job
  • Dec 31, 2019
    Amazing show I love this <3
  • Dec 15, 2019
    Terminuis was an interesting one story arch that felt like a nice way to start a season most of the first half was great but the episodes with Beth in the hospital and anything in the hospital was pretty bad felt like watching a zombie apocalypse Grey's anatomy. Beth's death was sad,Bob's death was sad but when Tyreese died I didn't much care cause Chad L Coleman in season 5 was under used in this season all he did was help put Bob down and that was it. when we get introduced to Noah I thought he'd last at least till season 6 but then they just make him get eaten through doors in one of the shows grossest kills what a waste of a character.....when we get introduced to Alexandria the show became a little weird and felt a little slow in it's second half but season 5 was a 7/10 at most

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