It's the time of the villains as The Walking Dead explores Savior treachery

Everyone’s the hero of their own story. In Negan’s mind, he’s the strong personality needed to unite people in desperate times, regardless of his measures. Simon sees himself as the pragmatic tough guy willing to do the things others, including Negan, won’t. And Dwight—well, maybe he’s more the tragic martyr type.

The Walking Dead unleashes a terrific battle, then bites itself in the ass

It’s difficult to assess an episode like “Do Not Send Us Astray,” because it’s more like two separate installments back to back. There’s the first part, which is arguably the most entertaining and purely kinetic sequence of the back half of season eight, and then there’s what happens after, which is a…

The Walking Dead reminds us that its side characters are its greatest strength

“The Key” is simultaneously a reminder of how mercilessly boring The Walking Dead can be (another Rick and Negan bro-off, wherein they “I am rubber, you are glue” each other—and the audience—to death about their respectively crappy leadership styles? Oh joy.) and a tantalizing, frustrating glimpse at another version…

The Walking Dead gives us one tantalizing flash of real darkness among all the table-setting

“Dead Or Alive” is a mostly quotidian episode of The Walking Dead. Daryl Dixon scowls in a most dirty-sexy fashion, and otherwise good people briefly flirt with their darker, crueler impulses, only to reject them (as we knew they would)—though those impulses are, arguably, more pragmatic. Jeffrey Dean Morgan plumbs…

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The Walking Dead teases TV’s first “fully nude” zombie—sorry, walker

When the back half of season eight premieres February 25, The Walking Dead will be trying to recover some lost ground. The season premiere and midseason finale were both among the lowest-rated entries of the series in the last five years, and with this Negan thing still dragging on, executive producers Scott Gimple…