TV You Should Be Watching: The Walking Dead

Don't let The Walking Dead be the one that got away!

AMC will be airing all six episodes of the too-short first season TONIGHT, beginning at 8/7c. Tune in again tomorrow at 12:30/1:30c to catch up on the second season, and dive right into the mid-season premiere at 9/8c.

I may love shows like American Idol, Glee, and Gossip Girl, but there is still enough room in my musical-loving heart for a show like The Walking Dead. The stress it causes me while watching may ultimately take a few years off my life, but I enjoy every gut-wrenching moment.

Here's why you should be tuning in: this isn't just another gory show about zombies. This is a show with real substance, character development, and quality writing. The Walking Dead has proven to be about more than just zombie survival, as it deals with love, friendship, power struggles, and self-identity. Just like the real world- but with scarier consequences.

For those of you who already watch, here are my questions. Did Hershel know about poor Sophia? Is Shane's death inevitable- and if so, how will it happen? Death by walkers or angry humans? Is Lori crazy to even think about keeping that baby, and who is the real father? Will we ever find out what Dr. Jenner whispered to Rick or is it going to go down like Lost in Translation where we will never know Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson's little secret? Will we ever see Merle (outside of Daryl's imagination) or Morgan and his son Duane again?

We won't get answers to most of these questions for a while, if ever, so I guess I'll just have to figure out a way to keep the anxiety from eating me alive. Pun intended.

Happy Valentine's Day!