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The Walking Dead

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Ratings have dropped, but with a new showrunner and fresh foes, the zombies are worth revisiting

(Note: This story contains spoilers about The Walking Dead’s just-completed ninth season, but to be honest, they’ll probably make you want to watch the show again when it hits Netflix.)

If you’re one of the millions of viewers who have stopped watching The Walking Dead since 2016, I can say with absolute honesty—for the first time in years—that this is a damn shame. While AMC’s venerable zombie apocalypse show has managed to squander much of its once immense popularity, the series’ just-wrapped ninth season proved that it is once again one of TV’s most entertaining dramas. …


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It sure as hell can’t survive with him

The Walking Dead may be doomed. With star Andrew Lincoln leaving after only six episodes of season nine (which premieres October 7), AMC’s hit show now faces the difficult dilemma of losing its main character, Rick Grimes. The show is already facing years of declining viewership, and Lincoln’s departure may mean The Walking Dead is destined to die. But Lincoln was also the show’s biggest problem — which means his exit may be the only chance The Walking Dead has to survive.

It’s always problematic when a show loses a main character — think The X-Files after David Duchovny and…

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