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    50 Best TV Shows on Netflix: The Walking Dead Moves Up... Again

    Author says the main thing holding TWD back from topping Netflix (for what it's worth!) is that it is too depressing!

    http://netflixlife.com/2015/08/21/50...oves-up-again/

    How good is The Walking Dead? Thatís the question I want answered.

    Honestly, I donít really know. The production value is about as good as it possibly be for a TV show. Weíve really never seen anything like it week-to-week with as much CGI and special effects the show uses. And, all the special effects are good, too.
    The acting is also very good in the series, and the writing isnít bad either.

    So, whatís the hold up? The Walking Dead has a lot going for it, but whatís causing The Walking Dead from being one of the best shows in the ranking?
    It didnít hit me until I was listening to the Grantland Pop Culture Podcast with Dave Schilling and Screen Junkiesí Nick Mundy. In the podcast, they really pounded home the point that the show is really the most depressing thing on TV. And, thatís when I realized they are 100 percent correct!
    I mean, it occurred to me before that the world was ending, but I guess I never really figured out that there is no hope with this show. And, thatís the hardest part to overcome. Thereís no getting out of this alive, and that makes the show incredibly painful and depressing.

    The Walking Dead is better than the ranking it had last week, but itís probably reached its peak in the 50 Best TV Shows on Netflix rankings. And, thatís simply because the show is too depressing.

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    I'm not really sure why depressing is considered a bad thing. Not every show has to be all sunshine and rainbows.

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    No...

    ...it's because the writing sucks sweaty balls. It is a goddamn soap opera with zombies.

    The article can shove it with that depressing nonsense. That is what sells today; just look at GoT.

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    yeah, I dont think the bleak nature of the show is the issue. That sure as hell never held shows like the wire or breaking bad back from greatness.

    I do think the show does need to do a better job of reminding the audience of why these people are still trying to survive, outside of just instinct. I agree that would help but the bigger issues are the ones we've all gone over time and time again (sloppy characterization, lack of focus, weak writing, etc.)

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    Grey's Anatomy ? lol ?

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    The writing is the real reason this show won't hit the top. The writing sucks badly.

    "Too Depressing"? Is a shit reason why it isn't at the top, there's so many popular shows out there with depressing tones, the person that wrote this just doesn't like TWD and they just picked the obvious and stupidest reason so they didn't have to put it at the top.

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    They got number 1 right. That's about it. The fact that Dexter is not on this list makes it a complete joke to me. House of Cards should be WAY higher, too.

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