If Daryl dies, would we still riot?
Warning: Spoilers follow for AMC’s The Walking Dead through Season 8’s midseason finale, “How It’s Gotta Be.”
Even with the multitude of characters it’s killed off over the years – the mounds and mountains of bodies that have piled up – The Walking Dead still has the largest ensemble on TV. As we head into Season 8‘s midseason premiere, “Honor” – airing Sunday, February 25th – the show still has two dozen names and faces to juggle. And our feelings about most of them, a solid 75 percent of them, range from intolerance to indifference.
With only a few appealing apocalyptic warriors to choose from, we’ve decided, ahead of the midseason premiere, to rank all of the current core cast members of The Walking Dead with regards to – well – how much we give a s*** about them. Who do we actually care about now, eight seasons in? Who will we be sad to see go when their time comes? Is there still anyone worth “rioting” over?
Note: With Carl revealing he’s been bitten on the stomach (translation: he’s a goner) back in the midseason finale, he’s been left off the list. Only healthy, functioning members of the zompocalypse are included. That doesn’t mean they have to be warriors – just alive and capable of life things.
Also worth mentioning: This list has nothing to do with what some of these characters have done in the comics. They’re being judged by their TV show actions only.
So who’s your sworn enemy on the show? Who’s your tip top favorite? Do you even care about anything that happens to anyone anymore or are you just numb to the entire ordeal? Sound off below.