TV Club: The Walking Dead returns and everything works out for everyone

My problem, I think, is I keep expecting The Walking Dead to have a consistent narrative philosophy. I don’t mean in some kind of high-minded, “what does this all really have to say about America?” kind of way. I just want there to be a point behind the misery and death and seemingly endless stream of gore. And maybe that’s not fair of me. The series has been on for six seasons now, and things change over time. Maybe sticking to any one intention would’ve been too limiting. I should be willing to embrace all the potential facets of a show about people killing and sometimes getting killed by ambulatory corpses. A single message would be too limiting for an experience as rich as this.

Still, it would be nice if things made sense from one minute to the next. For every nicely handled character moment here …

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