I disagree with his placement of Maggie, Michonne and Negan especially, but I like that he placed the right person at #1. There is indeed something missing in the episodes without Rick. There is no TWD without Rick imo. I think the Governor is a much better villain than Negan and made the show, the story and the characters seem like less of a cartoon middle school play like Negan has lowered it to. I also love that he has not been duped by Gimple's banana in the tailpipe trick and fallen in line praising his forced and overhyped favorite - Carol. Totally disagree that Maggie can carry an episode. She fits more as a supporting character imo. I don't mind her, but she is not a dynamic character and I often find myself more focused on the other characters in her scenes. Sasha and Paul had stronger presence and I was more interested in their interactions in episode 5. I did think all three as a group had a nice chemistry. I would place Michonne at #2. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I would put Abraham on the list. I could not get into Abraham for a long time. He just didn't seem to mesh with the look and feel of TWD to me. It wasn't until the episode The Distance, that his character started to come across as authentic to me. Before, everything about this character seemed fake. I use to point out he was like his hair. A fake orange that jumped off the screen as inauthentic to the landscape of TWD. Now, between Glenn and Abe, I would pick Abe to return in a heartbeat as Glenn had gotten so bland after season 3 while Abe added a lot of texture of the show in latter seasons. The top 5 A list characters make/made the show. The rest of the list is interchangeable... Although not all are among my personal favorite characters, I think these characters help define the gritty realness of the series: 1.Rick 2.Michonne 3.Shane 4.Daryl 5.Governor 6.Lori 7.Hershel 8.Glenn 9.Morgan 10.Abraham Do you agree, disagree with his choices? Who would you kick off and put on the list?