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16 Ways The Walking Dead Can Avoid a Series Finale in 2017

16 Ways The Walking Dead Can Avoid a Series Finale in 2017

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The Walking Dead has been a cultural phenomenon since the graphic novel became a hit TV series going on seven seasons ago now and while you could hardly say the show is dead in its tracks it's clear their ratings have dropped and fans are growing restless and disgruntled. The show is definitely still totally amazing for many fans but maybe they could take a few lessons from the success of their competitors ASAP and save themselves from being burned or buried sooner than later.

1. The 100

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Man, this one hits close to home. The 100 is loosely based on a book it shares names with and takes place in a dystopian future of a post-apocalyptic America, just like TWD. However, the show quickly learned right smack in season 1 the consequences of making terrible decisions. While TWD is still letting Rick and his misfits make terrible decision after terrible decision, The 100 allow past mistakes to be motivational and educational. It's high time Rick and club figured out how not to repeatedly walk into the same crap situations that get people hurt and killed.

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2. Preacher

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This 1995 Graphic Novel has been brought to life when show creators took a huge risk in altering a story line of a beloved comic and created new material completely distinct from its canonical roots. It may have been considered a risky move but it's worked completely in their favor. Maybe it wouldn't hurt TWD to show us a little bit more of life before extinction and why Rick is Rick and why Carol is Carol?

3. The Leftovers

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Based off of a book by Tom Perrotta, the show followed the book very closely in season 1 leaving much to be desired for fans. Season 2 ditched the book and went in its own crazy good direction and it went over insanely well. In comparison, while The Walking Dead has its own twists and turns the show has been repeatedly criticized for killing off beloved characters that were integral to the story line in the name of following the comic series. Maybe it's too late but TWD could take a page from The Leftover's book and stop following it...

4. The Americans

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Basically, The Walking Dead really overdoes it with cliff hangers and that leaves fans frustrated. The Americans maintained a solid story line and hasn't strayed very far from it and it's been very successful with this concept. Maybe a few less cliff hangers and surprise twists would do TWD well.