Voted Good, Season1 and Gimple should stay a long time.
The first half easily outclassed season1 IMO excluding the episode indifference. There was so much happening, and plenty of development went to characters who desperately needed it and also focused on the newer characters. Best moment in this half is hard to decide, so a tie between Maggie saving Hershel from the mask walker and Michonne breaking down in front of Judith.
The second half just stalled and dragged out endlessly for no reason whatsoever. Still is the worst episode in the entire series, and featured characters I'm not even interested in. Beth, eww just go away. Daryl's just bland. The Grove, A and Claimed were diamonds though in the rough.
Best character in this season would be either Maggie or Michonne. Both have the potential to be leading females (I think that position belongs to Carol, who's done a great job so far).
Worst character would be the obnoxious Beth. A weak actress who can't act her way out of a wet paper bag. She should have died at the prison taking
Loved the theme of can you come back from the things you've done. You could tell it really drove some of these characters. Much better handled than the theme of "fight the dead, fear the living" of season3 because it wasn't shoved down our throats every five seconds.
Loved the subtle hints such as the painting referring to Lizzie and Mary, "We've all got jobs to do", the flowers and Bob's bottle of alcohol playing an important factor in Glenn's escape from the prison.
The Illness saga hasn't been explored before in the TwD saga and I loved every minute of it.
Interment was the best episode of the season and series. It also made me root for a Rick/Maggie relationship lol.
And I hope Gimple stays on because I have Faith he has great things planned ahead. And I don't think the show can survive if another show runner is axed. That's three too many.
Season1's still the best for being true to the comics (excluding the awful CDC episode). Season4 is close to it though, with season2 behind it. Season3 is the worst. If Season4 had kept it's quality of the likes of Internment and the Grove consistent, it would be better than 1.