Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!
Tonight, AMC’s The Walking Dead returns for its eighth season. Last season opened with the reveal that Negan had brutally murdered Abraham and Glenn. Our band of survivors was forced to cooperate and meet Negan’s demands or more of them would die. Negan also took Daryl, and later Eugene, as recruits for his Saviors. While Daryl managed to escape and return to Alexandria, Eugene seemed content in his new position. Meanwhile, Rick and his group secretly plotted to fight back, joining forces with some other communities that were also being oppressed and threatened by Negan. Maggie and Rosita worked on convincing the Hilltop to join them (which caused Gregory to defect to the Saviors), while Carol and Morgan befriended King Ezekiel, the tiger-loving leader of the Kingdom, and Rick made a deal with the garbage-dwelling Scavengers. However, when it came down for the showdown with Negan, the Scavengers double-crossed Rick and aided the Saviors. The Alexandrians managed to turn the tide of the battle, and Negan and his Saviors fled, but they were badly wounded and this was only the first battle is what promises to be a much bigger war.
Now that the gauntlet has been thrown, there’s no turning back for these three communities. How will they stave off Negan and the Saviors? Can they recruit others to also join their cause? While it seems like Eugene has turned against his friends, he did give Sasha the poison and had to know she was going to use it to attack Negan. Is he really a spy working in the enemy camp? It also seemed like Dwight might be willing to fight for Rick—could the two of them help to cause unrest in Negan’s army? Will Negan discover what Eugene did, and how will he react? Will we lose any more of our favorite characters this season? (I think that’s probably a given, but who?!)
While I liked Negan at first, I wish they’d just kill him already and move on to a new big villain. It seems kind of ridiculous that he treats his Saviors horribly, rules by fear, and they all hate him, and yet no one has even attempted to assassinate him in his sleep?!
On tonight’s premiere, “Mercy,” Rick and his group, along with the Kingdom and Hilltop, have banded together to bring the fight to Negan and the Saviors.
To see if Rick and his group challenge Nathan tonight, tune in to AMC at 9/8c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Ten Days in the Valley, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Ghosted, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, Good Behavior, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and White Famous.