Fan reviews for The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon are coming in thick and fast, and you only need to look as far as The Walking Dead subreddit to find critical opinion is overwhelmingly positive. One Reddit user said the spin-off, set in a post-pandemic Paris, was “the best the universe has been since Season 3 of Fear. It reminds me so much of TWD Season 1, especially episode 2 of Daryl Dixon.”
“I genuinely really love it. It has a completely different vibe and feeling to it, but it’s just… Genuinely so fucking good,” said one user, while another added: “I’m loving it, and have already watched both eps a second time which I don’t normally do so soon. It just feels special.”
“I love it! So much better than Dead City. It’s like a breath of fresh air that we all so desperately needed,” another Redditor chimed in, while one fan praised the series as length, saying: “Let me put it to you this way; TWD Dead City was about as good as the best seasons of the original show. It was high quality TWD. Daryl Dixon show goes a notch above that. If it manages to stay that way, TWD has officially resurrected into a new generation.”
One fan hailed the series as “amazing. Really captivating and if Daryl is one of your favourites it’s a no-brainer. I have always thought Norman played Daryl brilliantly but he’s brilliant and then some in this. (I’m a Daryl fanatic lol so a bit biased but I think it’s actually true). And actually I love the other characters too. I usually don’t warm to new characters easily. Go watch it!!”
For the sake of variety, other opinions were mixed. “It’s good but Daryl’s plot armour shows too much,” one fan pointed out. Nothing new with that, in fairness. “Honestly, no hate at all, it’s been pretty boring for me so far. It’s cool to some new kinds of walkers and a European environment. The acting is good, but otherwise it just feels like typical TWD,” wrote another. “Good. Need some more vibrant haracters other than Daryl, but promising,” a third Redditor added.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is available on AMC and AMC+. The series stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Clémence Poésy, Adam Nagaitis, Romain Levi, Laika Blanc Francard, Anne Charrier, Louis Puech Scigliuzzi, and Eriq Ebouaney.