The Walking Dead: Ranking All 9 Seasons From Worst To Best

After a decade of highs and lows, which season still stands as the show's best?


After nine seasons, The Walking Dead is still chugging along with no end in sight. While it may not be the cultural behemoth it once was just a few short years ago thanks to a steep ratings decline over the last three seasons, it's still one of the most-watched cable shows on television, meaning it'll be around for years to come.

It's not that controversial to say that throughout its run, The Walking Dead has experienced an incredible number of highs and lows. Through four different showrunners over the years - Frank Darabont, Glen Mazzara, Scott Gimple, and now Angela Kang - the show has both gifted pop culture with unforgettable characters and watercooler moments and stumbled through poor decisions that have turned many fans away and become infamous in their own right.

With the show's tenth season now early in production, let's take a spoiler-filled look back at the bumpy road that is the show's legacy to sort out which seasons stand as examples of the show firing on all cylinders and which ones fell far short of greatness...


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