The cast has changed over the years, but the core group has a only become more like a weekly visit. I believe Rick was meant to be the top dog and sex symbol. How did Daryl become the absolute favorite person on the show? He's a redneck bad boy who has gone from being a loner to second in command. Everyone loves Daryl. He's on all the tee-shirts, posters and everything. The most popular phrase is, "If Daryl dies, we riot!"
It's time for everyone to enjoy a show that lets people know we can survive anything.