The second half of season eight is upon us. Many have admonished the fact that the series has taken a more drastic turn is recent episodes. Many have lamented why a post-apocalyptic group of heroes would waste so many bullets shooting up all the windows of Negan’s Sanctuary in an effort to ferret out a surrender of the big bosses. Many didn’t like the unceremonious change in the cinematographic style of ep 801 with all of the heroes’ haggard and furrowed faces fading in and out of the screen. Some friends have stopped watching the series altogether, tired of waiting for the magicks of the early seasons to return. Even I couldn’t defend Rick and his band of survivors this season… and I love The Walking Dead!