After a break, I returned to my rewatch of the Walking Dead. Damn, when that show was good it was so damn good. Even with the decompressed season 4. That has great character stuff and it's a thrill when various characters and threads finally come together again.
Season 5 is where I thought it became a necessity to watch multiple episodes through the week. I would watch at least two in a row myself. Great stuff, but getting much more decompressed. Waiting a week between episodes I might have quit the show.
I'm in early season 6 now, where some infamous gimmicky-type storytelling began. Also, there are early signs of gratuitous gore. The stories are even more spread out, and the quality of writing has slipped. Just a little bit, but there's slippage. Still a really good show.
After this season was when I quit the show myself, though. I did binge those next two to catch up, a few years back, but have only vague memories of them. I will power through when I get there - but for now, since it's been quite a few years, I'm still enjoying it thoroughly.
Season 7-8 was when I started watching the show sporadically. It started getting to repetitive and I lost interest. There have been so many spoilers since there I am even more hesitant to power through watching more.