How can The Walking Dead move up the FanSided 250 rankings next year?
AMC’s The Walking Dead thrilled audiences this season ranking at Number 16 for TV shows on this year’s FanSided 250 list. However, what can it do to rise in the ranks next year? First and foremost The Walking Dead announced that Season 11 will be the show’s final season. With that said the show has to make this final season count in all of the right ways.
Before Season 11 will even air, six additional episodes for Season 10 will begin airing on February 28, 2021. Both the six additional episodes and the final season, if done well, should be able to carry the show up the ranks to at least a Top 10 spot.
The Walking Dead cannot please the entire fanbase as we’ve seen countless times before. One of those things continues to undoubtedly be Negan as fans continue to either love or despise him.
Another is the continued absence of Rick Grimes whom fans know will be having his own dedicated films but still want some sort of update on his whereabouts. The list goes on.
While Season 10 put an end to The Whisperer War, pulling some surprises and introducing some long-awaited characters (The Princess), it seems fans are often divided by how they felt about certain events taking place and where they want the show to go. Realistically the show will have to continually adapt by staying true to the original source material while making necessary changes along the way. Fans have seen this since the show began.
For a show that has been running for years it will need a conclusion that makes sense but how does one conclude a show about a walker-infested apocalypse? There will always be walkers to be wary of. There will always be good people who need saving. There will always be villains who rather be part of the problem instead of the solution. There will always be times when their communities will fall and new ones will need to be built.
Perhaps Season 11 can focus on a time of uninterrupted peace. Peace between Maggie and Negan. Peace where no new villains are introduced. Peace within their communities.
Or perhaps for the first time Season 11 can introduce one last community where all of our beloved characters will live together instead of separated by several communities. For all the glory and often pain, the characters have gone through on The Walking Dead, an ending where peace can finally be found might be just what this shows needs. That and a lot more walker killing.
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