I'm too episodes behind (just seen Negan visit Alexandria for the first time) and jesus. This is terrible stuff. A proper fucking endurance run.
I only watch this show to get angry about it, but it's just becoming so unbearably dull. What's doing my head in the most is the way it's structured. Focusing on different characters for whole episodes of a time, when those episodes move at a GLACIAL pace is just infuriating.
It's impossible to keep up with the minor characters e.g. Olivia, Spencer, Dwight's Wife, whoever Carol was shagging for a bit there, so I'm always a bit confused about what's going on or how things will play out. Same with Ezekiel, he'll obviously be in it more later but he seems already forgotten about. They keep throwing new characters at the show but don't decide to stay with them.
But it's main sin is repetition. Every scenario feels like it's been done before and you know how it's going to play out. I'm not sure how that is when there's a character like Negan, maybe because he's predictable in always going to do the worst thing? When Carl tries to stop the medicine being taken you're like - for fuck's sake Carl you know he could kill anyone for that? When Daryl is allowed to leave the jail cell you're like - for fuck's sake Daryl it's a trap? And you basically know that Negan and all the other main characters are untouchable for quite a few episodes yet.
There's a point where Negan is intimidating someone and he says "That was tense wasn't it?" And I couldn't help but laugh because there's no tension or weight to anything happening at the moment.