Originally Posted by JPZx @Master Zik
Their reviews that I talked about are post-S4 though
It's a better show now because of the current setting and characters developing that hadn't in the past, and a few that have been added.
The reviews have improved as the show improves. I mean, it's a show that - because of the ratings - will get several cracks at finding a storyline and storytelling model that works. I'll share thoughts on new episodes while you sum the current show up for everyone with reviews of episodes two seasons ago.
they don't air episodes on Sunday's from the time when you were watching, I'm sorry
I'm still going with the show is trash and you shouldn't have to wade through 3 seasons of crap to get to a season that has "improved" especially based on reviews that have gotten better.
There's something being ignored there and some flawed reasoning. I mean if you actually subjected yourself to all of that season to season, no wonder if the show finally has gotten to the average threshold you'd think the show is better. If it even got to that threshold, may just finally started being mediocre. It's not hard to improve upon crap if you get somebody who knows how to tell good stories in charge or to write one ep. From there the illusion of change sets in and you start telling yourself the show has gotten better.
I say this knowing full well where the show has gone and will go for the most part not watching any of S4 but cuz I've read the comic and Kirkman hasn't really strayed from that yet. You're just about getting to one of the more boring parts of the comic with Negan and these other communities. From what I'm reading they didn't even handle Glen properly so again it just goes to show why this show will never flourish.
I guess with a more daring creator in charge or showrunner they'd be able to do exactly what they wanted to on HBO or even Showtime. AMC been holding them back on some key emotional moments but I can't entirely blame that cuz the writing has been piss poor since S2 and the acting has consistently been mediocre by the majority of the cast.