The Walking Dead: Season 7 (2016 - 2017)


Season 7
The Walking Dead

Critics Consensus

Increased character depth and effective world-building helps The Walking Dead overcome a tiresome reliance on excessive, gratuitous violence.



Critic Ratings: 12


Audience Score

User Ratings: 2146
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Air date: Oct 23, 2016
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Air date: Feb 12, 2017
Air date: Feb 19, 2017
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Season 7 of the post-apocalyptic drama deals with the aftermath of the previous season's ending: Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) kills two beloved characters and breaks Rick (Andrew Lincoln) spiritually and Daryl (Norman Reedus) physically. Ultimately, the group of survivors can't do anything else but agree to work for Negan and his Saviors. Meanwhile, Morgan (Lennie James) and Carol (Melissa McBride) find themselves in the Kingdom, a community run by King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) that seems safe and welcoming. At Alexandria, people try to live their lives as always, though Negan's barbaric rule worries everybody. Elsewhere, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) go to the Hilltop to recover from the ordeal and to check on Maggie's pregnancy. The rest of the season is all about the three communities coming together and taking on Negan's army in an all-out war.


Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 7

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

New Best Friends won't be on anyone's all-time favourite list, but it's engaging nonetheless.

Feb 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Jeffrey Dean Morgan's portrayal of Negan embodied everything I love in a villain.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It used to be a great show that used violence as a way to advance compelling storylines. Now it's just violent, sadistic and repulsive.

Oct 27, 2016 | Full Review…

It was TWD's way of saying that seven seasons in, it's still got a lotta killin' to do, so hang in there.

Oct 24, 2016 | Full Review…

The most devastating episode in the history of The Walking Dead also vaults the show forward with more momentum than ever before.

Oct 23, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's fair to say that most of the episodes are merely filler, stretching out a season that doesn't have nearly enough material to fill an entire 16 episodes.

Aug 22, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Season seven of The Walking Dead has been for me one of deep emotions and trauma, and in my mind at an unprecedented level ... We all suffer from the need for extensive therapy and oh, yeah, closure.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

If AMC wants The Walking Dead to last for years to come, as its producers say, it needs to kill Negan, and quickly. And it needs to learn from the mistakes it made during his seemingly endless tenure on the series.

Oct 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Walking Dead is at impasse itself right now, and it's doubtful that the series will be able to sustain itself before it's either outright eaten or blown to kingdom come.

Feb 13, 2017 | Full Review…

It can be dull, or miserable, but not both -- and definitely not for this long.

Nov 29, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's discomfiting to see Walking Dead double down on misery when there's already been so much of it. Game of Thrones employs its fair share of violence and grief, but at least it takes breaks to ride dragons now and again.

Oct 28, 2016 | Full Review…

As long as he doesn't become as verbose as Negan, the show will continue to be gripping, grim and, yes, shockingly violent. All of that is acceptable if you've come this far with the story. It's the long-windedness that's the most worrying of all.

Oct 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 7

  • Oct 01, 2019
    One of the most controversial seasons of The Walking Dead doesn't serve well
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Anybody who finds this program entertaining should get the earliest available appointment with the best psychiatrist you can afford. Not even that would help you get over how bad and what a waste of your money and life in watching this utter garbage. Spare yourself it's beyond a joke.🤮🤮🤮👎🏿👎🏿🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾🐂🐂🐂💩💩💩💩🐂🐂💩💩
  • Sep 22, 2019
    la serie aquí afloja un poco y solo se anima cuando sale negan
  • Aug 19, 2019
    The only reason I even gave it stars is because of the Rick and Michonne development. Other than that it flopped. Way too slow for me and the focus was too much on characters I didn't care about. The Negan plot dragged on for too long. I don't care about Dwight or his wife, and that god awful garbage people storyline has got to go, who thought of that? Also, why can't they speak normally the apocalypse barely started. Tara and Oceanside were also boring, but it was more bearable than Jadis and her people.
  • Jul 14, 2019
    Not really my favorite season, there are some unnecessary episodes like the one with Tara magically arriving at a lesbian community, I mean it looks like writers ran out of ideas and just jumped into the woke wagon to score some wokeness points.
  • Jun 21, 2019
    This season has one of the slowest paced stories that the show has ever seen. Little happens on the outside from what we see, but lots is happening to the characters on the inside because of the recent traumatic event that the just experienced. Not a good season to watch if you watch the show for the violcence, fighting and action (Except for the first and last episodes.) but a good season for the characters overall development from the events that changed them forever.
  • May 08, 2019
    It used to be so much better
  • Feb 26, 2019
    Nahh. Too torture to watch.
  • Feb 13, 2019
    Itâ??s Great gut renching stuff
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Now personally I’m not the Biggest Fan Of TWD & I fucking HaTeD seasons 2 & 6 but despite the fact that I don’t think that Walking Dead is as brilliant as everyone says it is even tho it is solid Season 7 was a Stand Out To Me as I thought it was Solid Overall & every episode is somewhere in the 7/10 range for me in terms of Ratings. Whether you agree or not is completely subjective & opinion based but I think we can all agree The 7th Series was Way Better that the 2nd & 6th Ones BTW Here’s my ranking of every season from Worst To Best 9) Season 2 8) Season 6 7) Season 9 6) Season 8 5) Season 7 4) Season 3 3) Season 1 2) Season 4 1) Season 5

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