If you left AMC’s The Walking Dead after Seasons 7 or 8, then it looks like you’re the one missing out! Season 10 of The Walking Dead is now the highest-rated season in the show’s history, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Fans have given it the highest praise, just as the show is being rumored to only have a couple of seasons left to go before it ends.
According to the site, Season 10 currently has a 93% approval rating through its first 7 episodes with the mid-season finale set to air this Sunday. The first season of The Walking Dead had an 88% approval rating, with the lowest season rating coming in Season 8, which received just a 64% approval rating. You’ll remember this season’s theme was, “All Out War”, but really will be remembered as a bunch of aimless episodes.
Many critics and fans attribute the show’s improvement to two things. First, there is Angela Kang who is now in her second season as show-runner of The Walking Dead. Kang’s approach to storytelling and the ability to tell multiple stories without losing interest has been the new blood this show needed. Second, what many consider to be Robert Kirkman’s best comic book arc, The Whisperers, has brought Alpha, Beta, and the impending Whisperer War to the screen, which has fans excited.
The show also has improved because it tells different character stories together, cohesively, versus previous seasons where episodes would focus on one or two characters and then move onto the next set in the next episode, only to have several episodes go by before we’d return to them again.
What do you think is making The Walking Dead great again in Seasons 9 and 10 and what are you looking forward to in this Sunday’s mid-season finale and the remainder of Season 10?
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