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The Walking Dead: Season 5 (2014-2015)

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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.

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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.

Cast

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

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (12)

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

October 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.

October 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.

October 20, 2014 | Full Review…

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

October 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.

October 13, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

October 13, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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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

EugeneB.

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.

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.

JasonR.

Super Reviewer

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