The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon has become the highest-rated show in the franchise on Rotten Tomatoes, with both critics and audiences alike.
- The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is the highest-rated show in the franchise on Rotten Tomatoes, receiving favorable reviews from both critics and audiences with a critics score of 90% and an audience score of 89%.
- The new spinoff follows Daryl’s journey to return to America after being washed ashore in France, and he teams up with a nun named Isabelle to escort a young boy to Paris, believed to be the Messiah by their group.
- This spinoff surpasses the original show’s ratings, with The Walking Dead having a critics score of 79% and an audience score of 78%. Daryl Dixon beats it by over 10% in both categories.
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The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon has become the highest-rated show in the entire franchise on Rotten Tomatoes, scoring favorably with critics and audiences alike. The new spinoff takes place after the events of the flagship series, focusing on Daryl trying to get back to American after washing ashore in France. His journey allies him with Isabelle, a nun trying to get a young boy named Laurent to Paris because her group believes he is the Messiah.
Now, according to a Rotten Tomatoes page featuring every show from the franchise, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon has the highest critics and audience score of the whole series. The new spinoff has a critics score of 90% and an audience score of 89%. This beats out the original show by over 10% each, as The Walking Dead sits at a 79% critics score and a 78% audience score.
How Daryl Dixon Brought The Walking Dead Back To Life
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon reviews have praised the series for taking the franchise in a new direction. While many have pointed out the show’s similar premise to the 2013 video game The Last of Us – which was adapted by HBO earlier this year – the series still stands on its own. This is because it continues Daryl’s story from the original series while introducing new elements to the zombie apocalypse never before seen in the franchise.
While it’s possible Laurent is immune to the Walker virus, the show instead paints him as a Messiah figure removed from giving the world a possible zombie cure. This is likely because everyone is already infected in The Walking Dead universe, coming back as a zombie whether they’re bitten or not. Instead of trying to save the world, Daryl is simply leading a child to a group that believes he is the Messiah without concrete proof of what he can do.
France is also full of new dangers not seen in the franchise before, such as acidic zombies that burn Daryl’s arm in the first episode. There are also fast zombies Daryl has yet to face, but that were first revealed in a post-credits scene for another spinoff, World Beyond. With a new mission, new dangers, and a new story arc for Daryl to embark upon, it’s unsurprising The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is maintaining a strong, positive reception from critics and viewers alike.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes