The Walking Dead was an instant hit when it debuted in 2011 and just seems to keep growing in popularity every season. After four seasons the series has cemented itself as one of the best and highest rated series on television and with a new spin off series on the way it is clearly not slowing down anytime soon. Now Anchor Bay is bringing home The Walking Dead Complete Fifth Season to Blu-ray and DVD.
Last season ended with everyone reunited and trapped inside a train car ready to fight back. This season picks up at that moment and sets the tone for the latest struggles they will ultimately face throughout the season. Surprisingly the resolution to them being trapped and introduced to this new community is pretty short lived and almost felt rushed as they moved on from this story pretty quickly. Instead they revealed the true motives of those heading to Washington which once again divides everyone in the ranks. This season was hit and miss, but even for all of its issues still delivered yet another great season. Thanks to great performances and compelling storytelling even the moments in the season that fell short still was better than most out there. There are some missteps here and there in the overall story with it feeling like more filler episodes than normal, but the season still delivers. As with every season there are some dramatic and emotional unexpected deaths that affect not only the story, but the characters in a variety of ways. Some familiar faces return setting up all sorts of new directions and allowing the story to continue to evolve in unexpected ways. By the end of this season things have changed once again yet some things return to the way they once were and set up an all new threat for the coming season outside of the usual undead that will always linger in waiting.
This series continues to work on every level delivering one of the best shows on TV. Filled with mystery, drama, action, and of course zombies this is a must watch show that has no business of working on this scale, but does brilliantly. As if the 16 episode season wasn’t enough for you to get out there and pick up The Walking Dead complete fifth season, it also sports some awesome special features including deleted scenes, commentaries and numerous featurettes. Be sure to grab your copy ASAP so you can get ready for the premiere of the Sixth season on October 11th as well as the spin off series Fear the Walking Dead premiering on August 23rd.