Season six of The Walking Dead was an enjoyable affair overall, presenting some interesting storylines and laying the groundwork for an even more thrilling (and depressing) seventh season with the arrival of Negan. However, it also suffered from problems both familiar and new, and while it is leagues better than something like the second season, we’d be reticent to call it the series’ best (that honor still goes to season five). Here are the biggest problems that dragged The Walking Dead’s sixth season down.
10. The Saviors
Even taking into account Negan’s shockingly brutal introduction in the finale, it can’t make up for how hilariously inept his Saviors seemed to be for most of the season. The latter half of season six was weird, to say the least, with Rick and his group systematically murdering every Savior they came across with almost no casualties on their side. We understand that the writers were deliberately creating victories for Rick and his group in order to make Negan’s retribution all the more swift and intense, but the way in which the Saviors crumbled in opposition was almost laughable. Thankfully, the Saviors finally started to prove themselves to be more than cannon fodder towards the end of the season thanks to Dwight and his group, but it doesn’t quite make up for their early blunders.