Okay, I know everyone is as tired as I am of various shows being called "the next Lost" (let's be honest, Lost was a completely unique television phenomenon that can never be truly replicated), and I've already said my piece about the popular candidates for Lost comparison on television right now. But after watching the third episode of AMC's new zombie hit The Walking Dead (based on the graphic novel series of the same name) I couldn't help but be reminded of the glory of Lost's first season. The survival aspect really lends the show to some of the same themes we saw in Lost, and this week we got to see the implications of living in a society without any real law enforcement (unless you count Sawyer--I mean Shane--beating the crap out of a woman's abusive husband). The scene that most intensely triggered my Lost spidey sense, however, was Sheriff Rick's announcement that he was going to go back to zombie-infested Atlanta to rescue the racist redneck he'd handcuffed to a department store roof. I'm not sure if he actually said the words "We have to go back," which Jack so famously uttered in the season three finale, but my Lost-obsessed brain definitely heard them. For these purposes, Rick's wife Lori will be playing the part of Kate. She was, of course, appalled that Rick would even think of going back into that death trap when he'd just been reunited with his family, including a young son (Aaron anyone?). I'm not saying The Walking Dead is the new Lost, I'm simply noting my thorough enjoyment at the similarities between the two shows. If only the zombies were as smart and manipulative as the Others, then we'd have a real likeness going. Next week on The Walking Dead: "Not Glenn's van."