So now that season 6 is over, how does it stack in comparison to seasons 1-5? What's your favorite season? Least favorite season? My ranking: Season 2 Season 4 Season 1 Season 3 & 5 (tied) Season 6 I am a pretty big fan of seasons 2, 4, and 1 because I felt they were fairly consistent in quality and characterization. There's not many episodes I skip on re-watches. Season 2 had the incredible Shane v. Rick conflict; and I enjoyed the introduction of the Greene family. It only got bogged down in the beginning with how long the search for Sophia dragged on, but I also understand why that arc took so long. Season 2 also boasts two of the strongest "anchor" episodes in the series: "Pretty Much Dead Already" and "Beside the Dying Fire." Season 4 had the interesting flu/sickness arc (which I know many didn't like, but I found it realistic and finally something like that was addressed) which allowed Hershel to shine before he went out the door. The climax to the Governor conflict was also gripping -- as was watching the group slowly come back together after they lost their home. I also adore the heavy Grimes 2.0 goodness in 4B. The only part season 4 I didn't like (besides all the Beth and Daryl escapades) was so little Rick; it was the season where he continually kept getting sidelined. So much so I had to create a "Rick Tracking Guide". Season 1 was just a great introduction to the series, but at times I felt the characters were just too naive; which makes sense because it was the beginning, but it's no less irritating to watch. It's also hard to rate it fairly since it was only six episodes. I will say "Days Gone Bye" is still my favorite episode of this series as a whole -- and I adore "Guts" so much. Seasons 3 & 5 I enjoyed, but both seasons also had some issues. I would rank season 3 higher if the pacing wasn't so bizarre and Andrea's character hadn't been utterly assassinated by the Woodbury subplot (which I really didn't care for at all and took up a chunk of the story). But I did enjoy the "team family" feeling the group had this season; a good bulk of character development happened inside those prison walls. This season also never felt dull -- something was always going on. Season 5 had some good episodes -- some of my favorites actually ("No Sanctuary" to "Four Walls and a Roof" was a thrilling run), but then this season had the incredibly stupid Grady Memorial arc. Fortunately, it came back strong with the group on the road, pushed to the ragged edge, only to then slid into blah again once they got to Alexandria. (And introduced us to one of the worst plot arcs in this series: the Anderson family drama) Season 6 was just... not so good. When I can only say I somewhat like about half of the season, that's pretty bad. 6A was almost a complete disaster (saved only by the first couple episodes) and 6B started strong (Richonne, Jesus, Hilltop, "Not Tomorrow Yet"), but had some massive clunkers near the end (Carol's OOC ragequit; Denise's death to fuel Daryl's manpain; Rick's uneven characterization).