My problem with The Walking Dead (I'm in early Season 4) is several-fold:

– I'm not sure I can forgive them if they kill off pretty much any of the main characters at this point
– …so it's hard to think of new faces as anything but cannon fodder
– And I've read way too much apocalypse fiction (show me a mass of zombies against a fence, and I see triffids)

Being able to call storylines doesn't make them easier to watch.

So, uh, what I mean to say is the stakes have got really high and it's really good.

Hard to watch good.

(Unlike Season 3, which was largely hard to watch – I didn't enjoy the Governor)