The Walking Dead: Season 8 (2017 - 2018)

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Season 8
The Walking Dead

Critics Consensus

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.

64%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 16

48%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1510
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 22, 2017
2
Air date: Oct 29, 2017
3
Air date: Nov 5, 2017
4
Air date: Nov 12, 2017
5
Air date: Nov 19, 2017
6
Air date: Nov 26, 2017
7
Air date: Dec 3, 2017
8
Air date: Dec 10, 2017
9
Air date: Feb 25, 2018
10
Air date: Mar 4, 2018
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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.

Cast

Avi Nash
as Strange Traveler

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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…
NPR
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…

Let's be frank: The series is clearly in decline.

Apr 17, 2018 | 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

  • 5d ago
    A really bad season in an awesome show.
  • Oct 01, 2019
    This season wasn't worse compared to Season 7
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Why did they continue this? It shouldn't have even began. Awful. Abysmal. Utter garbage.
  • Sep 22, 2019
    como la 7 esta temporada afloja un poco y negan la anima siempre que negan sale se anima si no fuera por negan la 7 y 8 hubiera sido un fracaso sin negan
  • Sep 18, 2019
    As a huge fan of The Walking Dead, season 8 is probably my least favourite, from the opening fight which drags on at times to a lot of stuff we've already seen, still good to watch.
  • Sep 09, 2019
    I have not seen the walking Dead fora long time. I was trying to give it a shoot to see if I still love the show. But I don't this show was all over the place it made all most no cents at all. I mean season 8 what was that. It should have been way better then that but it was not. We're are the zombies at there just killing each other off and super dark like it was the dark Knight. We're is all this dark ness coming from.like Put a light On or something it way to dark.
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Pointless deaths, dull action, mostly boring narrative, and terrible writing. The only thing that slightly redeems this season are the main characters.
  • Aug 19, 2019
    BAD! Negan is the downfall to this show. Did they really just use a whole season to take down this big bad and didn't even take him out. The whole season is the same day and it makes me want to scratch my eyes out. And them sacrificing Carl to make the whole Negan living thing work is lazy and sloppy, I hate it. Worst season of the series.
  • Jul 16, 2019
    probably one of the worst seasons, in my opinion the arc for maggie dropped the ball a while back, we have a high-risk pregnant lady who in a couple of minutes took over a well-established settlement with no effort at all even if the people had never expressed any resentment against its leader, despite her high-risk pregnancy she's able to fight, punch people, jump, etc., even after the doctor told her that due her condition she's unable to move back to Alexandria, the script is really poor for her arc although the rest of the characters developed well.
  • Jun 21, 2019
    Small steps from what the series just experienced from the seventh season, and had lots of action and fighting that was not seen previously. The war between the saviors and Ricks group is the best thing about the season. The worst part is the death of a character that NOBODY ever saw coming. This would set the tone in the next season which divided the survivors on what they wanted.

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