The Strolling Lifeless is likely one of the hottest and concurrently divisive TV reveals on tv. AMC’s apocalyptic drama accrues hundreds of thousands of viewers each week, and alongside Sport of Thrones is the definition of water cooler dialog in trendy TV. However that is not the say TWD is ideal, and the previous two seasons specifically have not faired nicely with critics and followers. Final season noticed a ton of followers drop off, and it looks like the identical factor is going on with Season eight, because it’s reached its lowest numbers since again in Season 2. However that does not concern collection star Andrew Lincoln, who would not spend time studying opinions or fan response. He discovered this a part of present enterprise distracting from the job he has to do, saying:
I simply need to inform the perfect story we presumably can and it’s totally tough when there’s so many transferring components aside from me that management that future. That is why I do not watch it. That is why I do not become involved within the social media. After all, I hear it. After all, mates inform me and producers inform me.
This really does make sense from Andrew Lincoln’s perspective. Per his feedback to Comic Book, he would not have management over what finally ends up showing on The Strolling Lifeless, solely the efficiency he offers as Rick Grimes. And regardless of blended opinions, nobody appears to be placing his dedication to the position into query.
That being stated, The Strolling Lifeless has definitely had its truthful quantity of points prior to now two seasons. Final season opened with a fully horrifying premiere episode, however the pacing shortly got here to screeching halt. What resulted had been tons of capsule episodes, because the collection needed to arrange the assorted communities that will come into play within the eventual struggle towards Negan and The Saviors.
And whereas the present season is all in regards to the extremely anticipated All Out War plot from the comics, the outcomes have left one thing to be desired. The episodes have taken place over the course of only a few episodes, and have had extra gunfights than thrilling dialogue or sudden plot twists. And as soon as once more, characters stay remoted from different members of the ensemble, making our favourite group of survivors separated from one another. In consequence, the numbers have severely dropped, particularly with episodes that function Eugene inside The Sanctuary.
It needs to be fascinating to see how The Strolling Lifeless makes an attempt to spice issues up sooner or later. Tomorrow brings the midseason finale, which ought to plant the seeds for the again half of the season. And with Lennie James’ Morgan transitioning over to Worry The Strolling Lifeless subsequent season, maybe the promise of a crossover is sufficient to get followers as soon as once more enthusiastic about AMC’s present flagship property.