I think they just completely changed from the comic after this last episode. Regardless of that, the writing is poor and I feel they are putting may too much focus on being artsy. Some of the shots they are putting together like the slow motion close ups of the characters seem very forced and cliche. The show is struggling big time.They're kinda limited in how fast they can go. The comic is really only 1 major story ahead of them, only just now wrapping up the arc that comes after Negan.
I am too, I know I missed some stuff. I think as someone else said they are trying to hard to be artsy. The comic is in black and white, the show doesn't have to be in black and gray.......The mid-season finale was too damn dark. It was hard to follow. But I agree...poor Carl. I'm gonna have to watch it again.
I completely agree. This season was like watching a plot put together by amateurs. The mystic of the show is gone.This article explains how I feel about this show now.
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