In 2010, AMC’'s zombie drama of survival horror swept the globe almost as quickly as its central walkers overran the planet, a smash hit from its debut episode. With the audience swelling year after year, it’s fair to say we’ve been infected, and nothing short of a few more whacks from Lucille will cause the numbers to dwindle.
Over the course of the decade, the show has progressively morphed from a story about the dawn of the zombie apocalypse into a study of the disintegration of what it means to be human, with morals and values becoming obsolete impediments to pure survival.
Increasingly bloodthirsty and unforgiving to its characters, all of whom are in constant danger from all fronts, they're forced to do whatever’s necessary to stay alive for another day against multiple manifestations of threats, walkers and humans alike.
While the show has seen better days, it’s been affirmed that no end is in sight just yet. With multiple future seasons planned and outlined, its creators fully confident that our hunger for zombie action won’t be subsiding anytime soon.
With the latest season wrapped and entered into the pantheon of television history, it’s time to take a look back and see how each of the show’s seven seasons so far stack up against each other. Open, dead inside.