As we come to the end of The Walking Dead, I feel it's time. The group from Atlanta has suffered many losses, and the originals are practically all gone.
During the pandemic, it seemed as if the writers took a dump on a piece of paper and put it out there as acceptable storytelling. The best episode of that time was Here's Negan. I really think they should've put more effort into Daryl's two-year adventure in romance (not as a sex story, but just more about his interactions with Leah, possibly a little more show of affection between them. I know they were both damaged, but if he was willing to give up everything to be with her, there should've been more chemistry between Leah and Daryl. She had two years to get to know him, they rushed it too quickly, glossing over what should be important).
There were many periods of story that could've been shortened, or sections cut out. Who's with me on the Saviors episodes? That dragged out way too long, and I read that a lot of viewers stopped watching during Negan's entrance. I know they live in an apocalyptic world, and life's depressing. But to constantly beat down these people (why did we need to lose Carl?) where there's no hope in sight for such a long period of time, how should we interpret this? You can only take so much.
I also think that if the Whisperers storyline went on much longer (why did we have to lose Jesus, Henry, Enid, and Tara??) it would've ruined the build up for Negan to be an anti-hero. And why, oh why, does Michonne think it's okay to just dump her son and Judith on everyone else?? She's doing exactly what everyone used to rag on Rick for doing, not staying put where needed. I think that's a huge mistake. But then, I don't know what to expect for Season 11, do I?
One last thing as I ramble, and I will probably rewrite this or keep going with this train of thought, Dog better survive. I don't think my heart could take it.