Season 5 of The Walking Dead presents new, exciting apocalyptic situations

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Chad L. Coleman,
and Danai Gurira  

Plot: Rick (Lincoln) and company escape Terminus but must now deal with lingering repercussions as they try to make their way to D.C. with a cure for the “Zombie” apocalypse.

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Review: Unlike the meditative, foundational season 4 premiere, season 5 of The Walking Dead started off with a bang.  A bloody, cannibalistic, walkers on fire, kind of bang, that is.  And with a few episodes into season 5, The Walking Dead shows no signs of slowing down.  The Walking Dead has always been full of action and gore, but in past seasons it placed a larger focus on exploring the human condition in relatively speaking, stable locations and settings that
normally lasted the entire season.  This season, however, the show has taken a slightly more adrenaline rush like take on that format by constantly changing the setting and challenges facing Rick and company.  As a result, this season examines the human condition in a much more violent and extreme way than before.  At this point, Rick and Co. are tired of making mistakes and are making decisions with much more precision and finality.  If the first few episodes can be taken as any indication, season 5 of The Walking Dead looks like it will be an exciting, adrenaline filled examination of new and disturbing apocalyptic situations.

Grade: ★★★

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