Review: All Roads Lead To This Very Moment in 'The Walking Dead - The Complete Tenth Season'

by JC Alvarez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday July 28, 2021

All roads lead to this very moment! In "The Walking Dead — The Complete Tenth Season," available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.

Television's most talked about drama wraps up one of its most prolific arcs, says good-bye to some of its most beloved characters, and re-introduces old favorites in the most ambitious run yet! If you perhaps hadn't turned into the AMC Original Series in a while, this is your opportunity to dive in — just as the saga of a post-apocalyptic human race comes face to face week after week against the advancing hordes of flesh-eating zombies nears its final act.

Our remaining heroes are gearing up and preparing for whatever is waiting for them around the next corner. Even as their numbers dwindle and their greatest champions have disappeared or moved on, the threat of an enemy that moves in plain site and communicates in whispers leaves everyone with few options but to continue to survive on the edge. Michonne (series regular Danai Gurira, "Black Panther," "The Avengers: Infinity War") has been playing it very safe and doing her best to keep the communities together, but threads are unravelling and tensions rise!

Alpha (Samantha Morton) and Beta (Ryan Hurst) lead the terrifyingly merciless Whisperers, a cabal of lone wolves who wear the skin of their enemies to hide among the walking dead and move with the hungry herds to camouflage their attacks. They have been moving in for the kill. As Season Ten opens up, the action has flashed forward and the survivors of Alexandria, Oceanside, and Hilltop have thrived and kept their distance. But when a satellite crashes down in Whisperers territory, the heroes decide to investigate, placing themselves right in the path of their own destruction.

To insist the stakes were raised in this season of the show would be an understatement. "The Walking Dead" went through its greatest changes narratively and then the pandemic hit, which forced the show to reevaluate its acts and how it told its story, especially to meet deadlines and meet fan expectations. Our heroes have never faced an enemy like The Whisperers, which tested them and their moral compasses in almost every way shape and form. Many of our heroes were faced with the predicaments put upon them facing the challenges of surviving in this deadly world, and pushed the limits.

Season 10 also reveals the backstory of one of the show's most enduring anti-heroes, as Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is explored and the man and his myth are put on full display in the most revelatory script of the season. It was one of the toughest arcs to follow, especially with the stresses of isolation and doubt brought upon in the real world by the growing COVID-19 pandemic, but "The Walking Dead — The Complete Tenth Season" will undoubtedly be marked as one of the series' most remarkably dramatic and most transformative, as the show heads toward its final season.

The six-disc set includes all 22 episodes Season Ten episodes, and includes the six bonus episodes that extended Season 10 and set up the action for the upcoming final Season 11. Each episode is presented in stunning high-definition and the Blu-ray audio is presented in Dolby TrueHD for a cinematic experience at home. The package is thin on bonus content, but does include a special "In Memoriam" featurette revealing the losses of one of the story's most consequential seasons, and audio commentaries from the showrunners and creatives behind the hit show.

Special Features include:

  • In Memoriam | Audio Commentaries

    "The Walking Dead — The Complete Tenth Season" is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download to own and includes Special Features for $80.99.

    Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".