The Walking Dead: Season 8 (2017 - 2018)

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Season 8
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The Walking Dead's eighth season energizes its characters with some much-needed angst and action, though it's still occasionally choppy and lacking forward-moving plot progression.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 1685

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Air date: Oct 22, 2017

This year, Rick brings 'All Out War' to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless - but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive. As with any battle, there will be losses.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2017

The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds. As Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2017

Conflict with the Saviors leads to unintended consequences for the Hilltop, the Kingdom and Alexandria. Morality proves tricky in wartime.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2017

A new weapon in the Savior arsenal proves to be a giant hurdle as fighting continues. -- (C) AMC

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Air date: Nov 19, 2017

With war raging all around him, Negan and the lives of the Saviors are seen by a familiar face during the conflict.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2017

With things looking up for Rick's group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop. The consequences of the decision are life versus death.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2017

Negan has to enlist the help of his lieutenants in solving a huge issue facing the Sanctuary; Rick and the group continue to enact the plan. -- (C) AMC

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Air date: Dec 10, 2017

Every story and battle comes crashing together.

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Air date: Feb 25, 2018

Rick faces new difficulties after a battle. Meanwhile, the fight continues in other communities as core members face hard decisions. -- (C) AMC

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Air date: Mar 4, 2018

Groups unite their forces and converge on the Hilltop. Meanwhile, Aaron and Enid search for allies; and Simon takes matters into his own hands.

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Season 8 of this drama series brings an all-out war. Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Ezekiel (Khary Payton) all rally their respective groups to fight against Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his forces, in order to live a better life. But Negan's squad, The Saviors, are better-equipped and more experienced, so the battle for freedom will be paved with casualties and tragedy.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 8

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Rick, and his band of survivors... aren't passive victims anymore; they're active and fighting back. It's the way longtime fans are used to seeing them, and it feels good.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…
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This new season of The Walking Dead should be more fun to watch almost by default.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

The AMC blockbuster has given viewers a welcome respite from getting kicked in the teeth, and that's made it much more enjoyable.

Oct 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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Well-done, but then TWD is always well-done. What's missing is the thrill of surprise, or the shock of surprise. "Mercy" at least offers a hint that one may be coming.

Oct 19, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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Let's be frank: The series is clearly in decline.

Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The ninth season next fall is inescapable, but these zombies do not have more to give. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

On the whole, season eight was a major disappointment, mainly because they opted to go off on their own and deliver an All-Out War that was lacking just about everything that had made the arc such an exciting read in the first place.

May 21, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Now, [most of] the characters are becoming as brain-dead as the zombies around them.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Honestly, as a villain, how are people going to take you seriously when you talk literal nonsense? Consider it food for thought.

Oct 26, 2017 | Full Review…

If the first episode is anything to go by, it looks like Walking Dead finally has its mojo back.

Oct 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Suddenly, The Walking Dead seems as if it's outlived its moment, as if it got stuck somewhere in 2015 and left us all to sail on by, waving.

Oct 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The action is so fragmented, it often feels like -- to paraphrase Shakespeare -- there's a lot of sound and fury going on, and it doesn't signify much.

Oct 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 8

  • Aug 18, 2020
    Best show i have ever seen
  • Aug 14, 2020
    I expected more from this season. The seventh touched me, but the eighth is negative. More action please. As in the first 7 seasons.
  • Jul 26, 2020
    The most lacking season of all TWD seasons. Some of their major plotlines were a total let down. The negan storyline didn't have to be this long. Enjoyed some moments nevertheless.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    Season 8 is not as bad as they say. TWD remains good, although this season is not as good as some previous seasons but it remains one of my favorite series ever.
  • Jun 08, 2020
    with a lot of blood and exaggerated action, and a slow build to finish the plot, that doesn't mean it was bad, it just doesn't look like The Walking Dead
  • Jun 06, 2020
    I LOVED IT! I can't recommend this more too people. I loved the plot, acting and characters were all fantastic, would watch again.
  • May 20, 2020
    Absolutely appalling. So glad it's come back to life.. (pardon my pun) in season 10. No wonder Andrew Lincoln bailed.
  • May 18, 2020
    Been a walking dead fan for a long long fucking time and can say I've ever been more disappointed. I believe this was the season where everyone stopped watching. Rick fights Negan, Blah Blah Blah Fliller Filler Filler Filler, not only that but there's a fucking TAMED tiger in the show? Okay cool, Filler Filler, god this season is boring as fuck. NOT ONLY THAT BUT YOU KILL OFF THE FUTURE OF YOUR SHOW! Okay, sure Glenn's death I can take but killing Carl, a character who was supposed to still stand at the end and take over after Rick is gone, you just kill him like that and pass the torch off to Judith? I admit, I guess i was a way to separate themselves from the comic but it was done horribly. The Finale was decent and the only reason why I gave the review a one and not half a star.
  • May 03, 2020
    Unbelievable rubbish. Completely unrealistic- the heroes can walk through bullets and kill a million zombies looming down on them. No storyline to speak off. Has truly jumped the shark
  • Apr 28, 2020
    Loved the Negan saga. There was a richness in the world that was created, charismatic villain personalities and brutality. Some slow patches, but that can be forgiven for the overall exploitation of events that occurred.

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