The Walking Dead: Season 4 (2013 - 2014)

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Season 4
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Consistently thrilling, with solid character development and enough gore to please grindhouse fans, this season of The Walking Dead continues to demonstrate why it's one of the best horror shows on television.

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Critic Ratings: 31

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User Ratings: 3342
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 13, 2013
2
Air date: Oct 20, 2013
3
Air date: Oct 27, 2013
4
Air date: Nov 3, 2013
5
Air date: Nov 10, 2013
6
Air date: Nov 17, 2013
7
Air date: Nov 24, 2013
8
Air date: Dec 1, 2013
9
Air date: Feb 9, 2014
10
Air date: Feb 16, 2014
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The fourth season of The Walking Dead finds Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) desperate to rediscover his own humanity and preserve what he can of his son Carl's (Chandler Riggs) childhood through reinventing himself as a farmer while a counsel including Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) in addition to several Woodbury ex-pats take on leadership roles. His newfound sense of peace is quickly derailed, however, when a mysterious illness begins to decimate the community. Elsewhere, the disgraced Governor (David Morrissey) roams the apocalyptic streets on his own until happening upon a family of survivors who reignite both his will to survive and take revenge against Rick, who he blames for the loss of Woodbury. Following a massacre at the prison, the group is splintered into several factions, none of whom can be sure about the fates of the others, and forced to find shelter among a population of survivors that can pose as much and often more of a threat than the walkers themselves.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 4

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (16)

Much like updating to a new software on one's phone, Fear has been glitchy, confusing, and it crashes often.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

While the mood generally ranges from somber to grim to despairing, the show has its own brand of humor.

Oct 15, 2013 | Full Review…

It's lethal and funny. Sometimes the new normal looks much like the old.

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

That's where the hope comes in. Because Grimes' struggle is to prove that humanity - not just humans - can survive a zombie apocalypse.

Dec 3, 2013 | Full Review…
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I don't want a zombie show with small, lyrical moments.

Oct 25, 2013 | Full Review…
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The episode didn't disappoint with its usual over-the-top zombie fight scenes and interesting new twists and turns.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

The whole Walmart-gone-wrong scene was over-the-top and utterly ridiculous - but when's the last time The Walking Dead was that much fun?!!

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Much of the premiere's pay off is subtle and very intricately delivered...

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Fresh blood isn't only welcome and promising from a behind-the-scenes perspective; it can give the onscreen story a sense of vibrancy as well.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

As a setup for the season, "30 Days Without An Accident" does a good job of throwing the alley-oop pass, it just wasn't the sharpest and most accurate of passes.

Oct 14, 2013 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Either way, this series is always filled with exciting potential. A fair start to what could be an exciting season (watch out for shower walkers!), it's good to see The Walking Dead Season 4 in action.

Oct 14, 2013 | Rating: 3.7/5 | Full Review…

Despite the general calmness of the episode, the season premiere still managed to throw viewers right back into the constant intensity and disparity of the post-apocalyptic world.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 4

  • Oct 19, 2019
    very very good and great acting
  • Oct 19, 2019
    Season 4 is amazing and full of memorable scenes! I love the development of Carol's character and Tara's introduction.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    loved this season with the governor
  • Oct 01, 2019
    Gory and entertaining, a good season to add to The Walking Dead
  • Sep 26, 2019
    The most fun I had watching this was when I had to rush to the toilet to release a floater. Honestly there is nothing fun about this program. I was bored senseless. 🤮💩🐂🖕🏾👊🏿👎🏿💩🤮
  • Sep 22, 2019
    en esta temporada el gobernado se sale como villano
  • Sep 18, 2019
    For me probably peek Walking Dead, my favourite season and I don't think any other season has topped it since.
  • Aug 11, 2019
    This season, again, wasn't a failure, but had some rocky roads to navigate through. The horror aspect, the suspension, and the thriller was still high up there and the development of characters - especially Carol - were solid overall. Where this season was a bit bumpy was the second half with the survivors being split up and the two Governor episodes that could've been used in one extended episode. Though it was needed to see where he has been, it dragged. The group finally made it to Terminus - and Rick has shown how much he'd do to protect his son - even if it's to bite his jugular out.
  • Jun 28, 2019
    An absolutely incredible season that encapsulates an entire story akin to that of a novel without feeling incomplete and featuring minimal missteps along the way.
  • Jun 21, 2019
    Very similar to the past season but the characters are starting to lose who they were before and are just trying to survive. Show how humans can bounce back from horrible things and then just fall back again. Has the death of one of the best characters in the series and causes Rick lose his moral guide and start to steer off course to just keep Carl alive. Beautiful reunion between Glenn and Maggie.

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