So, The Walking Dead. I think Season 5 has been the best. Maybe the second half of Season 4 exceeds it. I like the story telling style.. sometimes I want more action, but I like the slow build. I also think it's better if watched together with no commercials, but unfortunately I watch them all as they air.
(Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Season 5 yet, I guess.)
Anyway, thinking back, I think my favorite episode was when Abraham and co. move ahead to go to Washington. I like everything about Abraham in that episode, especially his speeches. ("We can get through! I knot it!") I knew the reveal was coming because I had seen the comics, but I still think it was done very well. I wonder what it would have been like to see it with no knowledge of what would happen.
The Season 5 opener was amazing, of course, and I liked the finale, too. I had thought the story would progress a lot farther, but I'm happy with where it is. I'm really excited for the next two seasons.
Comic spoilers, don't read unless you've read them all: I hope they go a different direction with Abraham. I'm thinking it might be possible because of the heart-to-heart he and Eugene had last episode. In the comics, they almost don't talk at all until later. But I have a fear he'll meet the same fate. Anyway, I really like the actor and the character in the show, so I want him to be a permanent. Also, he says the best things. ("Mother dick!")
I'm thinking Season 6 will deal with the wolves for the first 2-3 episodes. Some of it will probably be ambushes/attacks in the woods or picking off runners, but it will probably end with the same kind of gunfight showdown at the gates. In the comics, this entire thing was only a few pages (the Scavengers), but I think they'll spread it out a lot longer here. The show moves a lot more slowly than the comics do. This gunfight at Alexandria gates will attract the herd, which will be the big thing in the first half of the season. All the while there will be a transfer of power from Deanna to Rick, and some drama there. Post-herd the focus will be on building the community, fortifying Alexandria, and making it self sufficient. In the second half, I think they'll meet Jesus and go to Hilltop. The season will probably end with either them promising to take care of Negan, or them meeting Negan with the pivotal bat scene. Season 7 will basically be All Out War.
They'll probably throw in some things that aren't from the comics as well. If they stick to only comic storylines, they could probably meet Negan by the second half of Season 6. But judging from what they've done in the past, they'll add some new things.