There is only less than a month left before the seventh season of The Walking Dead premieres on our TV screens. In the previous six seasons, the show definitely provided its viewers with unforgettable iconic moments.
For the next four weeks’ Top Lists, I will be ranking every The Walking Dead episodes from the worst to the best. This week, I’ll be ranking 20 episodes from the first six seasons of the series which I think are the “not-so-good” episodes of the series.
Without further ado:
83. Season 4, Episode 6 “Live Bait”
While this episode definitely showed a different side of the Governor, it failed to make an impact with the dramatic moments that could have been less stale. I also think that the introduction of the new characters, especially Tara, fell a little flat.
82. Season 3, Episode 14 “Prey”
An episode that played out like a thriller story with the common trope of a woman being stalked, the episode definitely delivered a good storyline. Andrea’s choices however made this the most annoying episode in the series, and that is the biggest factor that dragged down this episode.
81. Season 6, Episode 5 “Now”
I feel like this episode was used as a means of character development for some of the Alexandrians that we don’t care about. The episode was also heavy on dialogue and speech, making it boring, and it also failed to deliver the adrenaline that most viewers expected.
80. Season 4, Episode 7 “Dead Weight”
There Is a part of me that really want to like the Governor-centric episodes, but “Dead Weight” felt too sluggish that it made the Governor’s storyline felt a little too stretched, but at the same time rushed.
79. Season 2, Episode 9 “The Suicide King”
The episode has shown us that Andrea has definitely took Lori’s place as the most annoying character of the show. I really dislike the people of Woodbury, and the way they reacted to the attack showed how big of a mess they are. The only thing that made up for the episode was Steven Yeun’s performance.
78. Season 2, Episode 5 “Chupacabra”
A lot of fans may not agree with me on this because it is the episode that showed us the development of Daryl, but something about the pace of the episode just felt so off that it felt like an hour filled with part silence, and part dialogue.
77. Season 2, Episode 9 “Triggerfinger”
The episode is supposed to be an adrenaline filled survivor versus survivor action, but once again, the weird pacing of the episode made it feel so off that it made it a little less enjoyable to watch.
76. Season 3, Episode 10 “Home”
The ending of the episode was good, but the events leading up to that were a little bland. Overall, it ws fun and frustrating at the same time. I find Axel’s death unnecessary, and it feels like the show is just killing some of its characters just for the sake of shock value.
75. Season 3, Episode 6 “Hounded”
The telephone episode where Andrew Lincoln’s performance overshadowed the other events in the episode. While it is overall a generally good episode, this is the start of the shift for Andrea’s character, and a lot of us fans know how Andrea was for the entire third season.
74. Season 6, Episode 15 “East”
This is definitely the worst penultimate episode in the entire series. Watching the episode was like riding a rollercoaster without twists, turns, and loops. The cliffhanger was definitely the worst part of the episode, because it seemed too gimmicky.
73. Season 3, Episode 5 “Say The Word”
The aftermath of a killer episode, the episode definitely maintained the intensity. While the episode also provided development for Woodbury, the festivities in the community seemed a little out of place and meaningless.
72. Season 4, Episode 12 “Still”
Living up with its title, the episode felt still, but it explored the relationship between Daryl and Beth making it a satisfying episode.
71. Season 3, Episode 9 “I Ain’t a Judas”
It is one of the better slow-paced episodes in the series that explored the change in dynamics between Andrea and the group. The downside of the episode is, once again, the focus of the episode, Andrea and her decisions.
70. Season 5, Episode 2 “Strangers”
Bob and Gareth’s scene at the end was very brilliant that it overshadowed the introduction of Father Gabriel which felt a little weak. Overall, the episode was beautiful as it managed to handle its large ensemble.
69. Season 2, Episode 8 “Nebraska”
This episode was, without a doubt, filled with drama. The episode gave us a clear direction of where the show is heading, and It creatively presented a lot of conflict between the characters.
68. Season 6, Episode 4 “Here’s Not Here”
An episode that featured Morgan and Eastman portrayed by Lennie James and John Carroll Lynch respectively, it received critical acclaim. I’m not saying that it’s a bad episode for it to be this low in the ranking, I just think the 67 other episodes are better.
67. Season 5, Episode 11 “The Distance”
This episode was filled with controversy because of the kiss shared between Aaron and Eric, I don’t know why others find that shocking, but I think it is definitely one of the highlights of the episode as It made Aaron’s introduction solid.
66. Season 2, Episode 4 “Cherokee Rose”
The well walker was so on point that I think it still lives in the memories of most fans. This is also the start of the development of Maggie and Glenn’s relationship, one of the best TV couples. The events in the episode definitely made up for the odd pacing in the entire second season.
65. Season 4, Episode 2 “Internment”
The introduction of the flu virus is a very effective plot device, and definitely gave more room to expand the story. Lizzie was becoming a more interesting character, but not as interesting as Carol’s character development.
64. Season 2, Episode 3 “Save The Last One”
I would have to give this one to Jon Bernthal’s acting which was critically acclaimed. While other may find Shane’s decision evil, it was one of the smartest decisions ever made on the show. The sequence in the high school where Shane and Otis are trapped by a horde of walkers was terrifying.
That’s it for the first part of The Adrenalist Writer’s The Walking Dead episode ranking. Check back next week to see which episodes placed on the 63rd to the 43rd spot.
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