The Walking Dead, Season 7 – ★★1/2
What started as a brilliant, shocking and gruesome introduction to a promising 7th season ended up being more zombified then ever before – lifeless, dull, miserable and at times, unwatchable.
The season stumbled along, giving us character centric episodes that tried to be artsy or momentous but were instead just plain boring. What seemed to be an attempt to drum up hysteria and tension towards the final battle between Rick & Negan instead turned out to be filler-episode fodder that was as interesting as a undead parking ticket officer and as juicy as a rotting brain.
Sure, there was a show stealing CGI tiger, but he seemed to eat up all the budget as the zombies and any other room for CGI effect felt absent. Sure, there was Lucille, but ultimately it was in the grasp of a mostly annoying, sarcastic prick of a villain who you want dead not because he KILLED GLENN (still sobbing) but because he’s an irritating twerp.
The finale was (as it always is with TWD) absolutely brilliant, and that’s what gives it an extra star. But if Season 8 doesn’t lift things up, I like millions of others, will be switchin’ off.
By Matt Skings