Happy The Shield Day

If it’s not been made painfully obvious in the past, I’m a huge fan of The Shield – in my opinion, the best TV show ever produced.

You can imagine my school girl-like glee when I realized last night that tonight is the new season premiere. If I had a paper calendar these days, I would have been marking off the days between last season and tonight with a red marker. This is season 6 and there’s a lot that could happen with the story. Suspense will almost certainly ensue.

This season has the added bonus of having worked on Web content related to the show. That’s right, Big in Japan launched a Fan Podcast for the show, allowing users to leave comments and questions for the stars. I’m totally calling in to leave my own responses this time around.

As much as I love this show, I really really hope this is the last season. I’ve always contended that most shows should be capped at 3 seasons, with the rare exception going no more than 5 seasons. Leave on a high note, leave us dying for more.

If you’re not a fan of The Shield, it’s only because you haven’t watched it before. Do yourself a favor and buy season 1 on DVD.

UPDATE: If you’re curious, tonight’s premiere rocked. Hard core rocked. The magic of the show continues on. Happy The Shield Day, indeed.