Being Human

The Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere (POLL)

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Dr. Craig Pohlman

Season 7 of The Walking Dead has resumed and, unlike previous seasons, a lot of viewers just don’t care that much.  After a compelling back half of Season 6, the dramatic introduction of Negan in the Season 6 finale, and an emotionally wrenching Season 7 premiere, this show has been in a major slump.  The reasons for its troubles are manifold, the most basic probably being regression to the mean:  it’s just really difficult to maintain the quality of a television program over the long haul.

Personally, I thought the midseason premiere was encouraging.  It’s definitely not back to form but it seems to be getting on track (and the highway walker herd scene was great).

Be sure to check out some of our other content on The Walking Dead, including on the Shrink Tank podcast, on the Blew My Mind podcast, Dr. Frank Gaskill’s commentary on why we love the show, and my villain profile of Negan.

About the author

Dr. Craig Pohlman

Dr. Craig Pohlman

Craig Pohlman is a neurodevelopmental psychologist who has written several books about helping struggling learners achieve success. That’s cool and all, but what he really wants to do with his life is be a game show host. Or starship captain. Or Jedi Master. Or some combination of all three.

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