I’m not here to bash it, but for what it’s worth I stopped watching after Negan killed Glenn. I don’t like how it turned into being all about who was going to die next instead of what they were doing when they were alive.
I was really hoping that Rick's speech at the end of last season was going to refocus the show against the actual walking dead, lots of plot lines about the now united Sanctuary, Hilltop, and the other one are now going after herds, killing the dead en masse and shit. But no, it's more dumb political intrigue between the towns, the threat of Negan's return, and the sense that against the dead, our core heroes are unstoppable and we needn't worry about that part of the show any more.
Remember in season 1 where a large number of named characters were just killed, just like that? Let's put Rick through that wringer and remind everyone who the real star of the show is.
They should've ended with him at the bridge explosion. Leave a slight backdoor to Rick's survival. Not have him just happen to wash up by a HELICOPTER LANDING. I knew last week I KNEW that's what they were gonna do. Then the helicopter dream confirmed it. It wouldn't be as bad if we didn't see it. If They didn't explain his survival until he shows back up, which he will. I think that would've made it more intriguing yet still a bit predictable. They should've made the helicopter people's motives less unclear. But when they confirmed they was kidnapping mother fuckers the week before I would've bet anything Rick was going for a ride, One way or another. I was correct. The show has gotten silly. Negan shouldve punched Maggie took her hostage, and escaped. Let Maggie go once he was free. Or even have them vanish for the time gap. Nobody knows what happened to them until later.
So after however many seasons of teasing the helicopter people we have to watch fucking Rick spin-off movies to find out who they are?
Also LOL at Sasha being one of his dream people. Were they even friends? Obviously they couldn't get the actors who played some more significant characters to Rick (like, you know, his wife and son) to come back.
The Shane scene was a good reminder of what a mistake it was to kill him off and that Jon Bernthal should have been the lead actor all along.
The Judith bit at the end was the worst moment in the history of television.