I didn't have time to read through the thread, but I'm psyched for tomorrow night! I was browsing Netflix a few months ago, and since my English teacher was a few classmates were completely obsessed with it (although my English teacher was just obsessed with zombies in general)... I figured I'd try watching it. I think I was caught up in only a few days, all the way from the first episode.
I absolutely loved it, and I'd say Daryl and Glenn are two of my favourite characters... Rick being one of my least favourite as of some of most recent episodes before the mid-season break, and Shane having been my least favourite, I actually shed a tear when Otis died and then when it was confirmed that Shane did what he did, I just started really strongly disliking him.