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TOPIC: The Walking Dead Falls to Lowest Ratings

The Walking Dead Falls to Lowest Ratings 10 Dec 2016 23:21 #11213

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For those who aren’t familiar with The Walking Dead, it’s based on a comic series about a post- apocalyptic world that is being dominated by zombies also known as “walkers”. It follows a group of survivors who have to adapt and fight to survive in this new world filled with walkers and meeting other surviving groups who my or may not be dangerous. In the seventh season premiere, the show delivered 17 million viewers who were left with a cliffhanger during the previous season finale. Naturally, everyone wanted to see who was going to fall victim of Neegan’s bat, Lucille. Without mentioning any spoilers, many people were left shocked and mad with who were the victims and how the show portrayed their brutal deaths. I saw many comments on social media saying that they wouldn’t watch it anymore because of how violent the deaths were. Viewership for the second episode fell to 12.5 million and down to 11 million for the fifth episode. Although I agree it was brutal, I would never stop watching the show because of that. If the storyline and characters are still interesting, I will continue watching. There is a reason the show airs on AMC and it’s rated TV-MA as it is always advertised in the beginning of the show. Another reason people stop watching is because they think the episodes after the premiere were too slow or boring. I remember people saying this in the previous season and the season before that. Not every episode has to be action packed. I don’t mind character development because it shows us that these are people who have to deal with different emotions is this world. Like every show out there, there are arcs people don’t agree with but in the end, The Walking Dead is one of the most successful shows there is right now and will continue to be.
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The Walking Dead Falls to Lowest Ratings 11 Dec 2016 16:51 #11219

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I used to like The Walking Dead and cringed over for the next episode. Though, I do agree with many viewers who claim that they won't watch any more because of the boredom. I am totally fine with the character developments but for the last 3-4 episodes, they are basically all developmental. Furthermore, I just get frustrated with Rick's reactions as well as Neegan's creepy smiles/ laughs. I am curious of how this season will turn out but I am not sure if I have the patience to go through the show with less and less actions.
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The Walking Dead Falls to Lowest Ratings 11 Dec 2016 17:44 #11226

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The Walking dead started with being bloody and badass but now that we dont see that as much people are starting to get bored. The fillers as i call them are boring but we get to understand the characters much more. This gives us a connection to the characters more even the ones that we hate (Negan).
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The Walking Dead Falls to Lowest Ratings 11 Dec 2016 19:50 #11234

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I think that character development episodes like the ones shown are important in telling the story, but many viewers are growing bored of them, and I am too but that doesn't mean I will stop watching it. It is interesting to see that many people have stopped watching after the gruesome deaths that Negan caused and many wouldn't handle the change of that was to come. I have many friends tell me this and therefore have stopped watching it.
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