Except for Carol and Daryl, all the interesting characters I've been rooting for have disappeared, and Daryl might as well have. Suddenly everybody wants to kill everybody else for no reason. Something happened over those six years but they keep it a secret. It's not even nominally about zombies anymore. People sleep in fields unprotected. When walkers show up, they're irrelevant to the plot, are never a danger, and are killed routinely. Somewhere nearby, a group sophisticated enough to have helicopters exists, but ASZ doesn't know about it after six years. They stupidly left Negin alive. Rick's gone and Negin's still kept in a cage after 7 years, but he has no problem with it. He's cheery and everybody's friend. The new characters are the most bizzaro, unattractive people they could find. One gay man pulls another gay man off his horse for no reason and they roll around on the ground a while. They stop fighting for no reason, too. The actress playing Maggie quit, but rather than kill her character, they hide her somewhere. One of the characters can't speak, so we have to read the sign language translation at the bottom of the screen. WHY?? Why cant they write episodes like Vatos and The Grove anymore? When Fear became this stupid and pointless. I stopped watching. Tonight I switched off talking dead after a half hour. That's it.