Gordon, The Walking Dead is one of my favorite games. Glad you're enjoying it.
It gets even better in episode 2. It has a fantastic storyline, terrific voice acting, and the relationship between Lee and Clementine is one of the best character relationships I've seen in any game. Hopefully, that wasn't too much of a "review."
I'm trying to be as vague as possible.
If you like it, maybe you should try TellTale's other games once you're finished. I still think the original Walking Dead is TellTale's peak, but they're still doing a lot of great stuff. The Walking Dead Season 2 is fantastic, as is The Wolf Among Us. Their two most recent games, Tales From the Borderlands and Game of Thrones, are both great so far as well.
By the way, I know what you mean about being summoned by your favorite relative.
That premise is present in quite a few adventure games, isn't it?