Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The Walking Dead Season 8

When the Walking Dead started in 2010 I was full of hope. A zombie TV show was a fantastic idea. Until then all I had had was the occasional film which were, over time, gradually getting worse, with the odd exception. Whilst I was full of hope back then, I was full of expectations for Season 8. Season 7 had ended on a comparative high (compared to most previous seasons) and I knew this was going to start with a bang not a whimper.

My other half made me watch a series catch up, looking all the way back to the beginning. Then I watched the last episode of Season 7 again, really just to reacquaint with "recent events". By the time it was all done it was midnight so watching the first episode of Season 8, the hundredth episode, became my first birthday treat.
So, the first episode. It was right back into the fight like no time had passed at all. There are plenty of speeches with not just Ezekial sounding like he was Henry V. They would have convinced me to fight. It was at the end of Season 7 that you got a real idea about how outnumbered Rick and his allies were. So without too many spoilers you get to see what unconventional warfare looks like in the zombie apocalypse.
All Out War has been the main subject of my figure painting this month and all out war is very definitely what you get here. War and preparing for war is what this episode was all about. Obviously with it being the first episode, the war is going to be a feature for a while yet. I am assuming this is what all the episodes are about for this season, at least until the season break, assuming there is one.
The team, with the exception of Eugene, seem tighter than ever. This is despite geography separating most of the main characters. Even those that were once in the edges of what was going on and potentially taking a different path, like Father Gabriel, and being drawn into the cause.
There are a few twists and betrayals in here. Nothing too unexpected but you are left trying to figure out what happens next. There is still plenty of peril and nothing seems certain.

What is certain is that this is a great kick off to a new season. After 100 episodes, The Walking Dead is still going strong and it looks like this is going to be the most exciting season yet.


  1. I haven't watched it yet so only lightly skimmed this post. I am soooooo looking forward to the upcoming waves having nearly read up to the same point in the comics.

  2. Trouble with this sort of games is you want all the figures. At least they are not random box sets. Still expensive.