Who Hijacked Our Country

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

“The Shield” Series Finale segues into Thanksgiving

You won’t find a more wacky juxtaposition than this. The most white-knuckled nail-biting edge-of-your-seat TV series ever (IMHO) goes out with a Bang! — just as everybody’s making their Thanksgiving preparations.

I wonder if there were millions of kitchen conversations today that went something like:

“God, can you believe Shane poisoned his wife and son and then shot himself mmmm, need a little more nutmeg in the pumpkin pie.”

“Damn, talk about irony — Vic sold Gardocki down the river so he could protect Corinne and the kids, only it turned out they didn’t need any protection because Corinne helped the police nab Vic so she could get herself into the witness protection program, little more sage in the turkey dressing, here I’ll get these pecans chopped up.”

“How about that “Dutch Boy” — he went from being the precinct nerd six years ago, the butt of everyone’s jokes and pranks, to being the smartest shrewdest detective on the force, and at the end of the series he was practically the only cast member who wasn’t jailed, dead, terminally ill or tainted by scandal, how much bourbon goes into that sweet potato casserole?”


Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

cross-posted at Bring It On!



Blogger Randal Graves said...

I've probably missed the bulk of the last couple of seasons of this. Can't wait until they're on DVD.

Enjoy your bird and pigskin!

November 26, 2008 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: I'll definitely be getting the whole series on DVD when it's out.

Happy Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2008 at 4:18 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Tom and all the regulars here, have a terrific Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2008 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

I never saw it, sorry.

Happy unpardoned turkey day in honor of Sarah Palin.

November 27, 2008 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Not having cable, this is just one of many shows I'll never see, although I have heard others praise it. Still, I think it was more appropriate holiday television than the Rosie O'Donnel variety show.

November 27, 2008 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Hope you have a swell corruption-free Thanksgiving, Tom.

November 27, 2008 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Tom! :-)

November 27, 2008 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Happy Thanksgiving.

Enemy: Happy Unpardoned Turkey Day to you too. I guess you saw that Sarah Palin video with the turkeys being butchered right behind her while she's prattling on and on.

Lew: I don't watch much TV (that's what they all say) but that show really rocked.

J: Thanks, and a happy corruption-free Thanksgiving to you too.

Miss Kitty: Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving.

November 27, 2008 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

It is actually one of the few series I have been religious about watching. Maybe the only one. Excellent series. But I thought the ending sucked. Vic should have died. But maybe turning him into a desk jockey with no friends was more realistic. I dunno. I'll have to watch it again.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

November 27, 2008 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

MRMacrum: True, Vic deserved to get killed as much as anybody else on that show. But I think he suffered plenty. His wife and kids (whom he was devoted to) were hidden away in the witness protection program, everybody he knew (who was still alive) hated him, and that "job" he ended up with was a nightmare. That look on his face when he heard police sirens outside and went to look out the window, and realized that he'd never be a part of anything like that again; he was just a desk jockey in a straitjacket and the feds had him over a barrel. Ouch!

Happy Thanksgiving.

November 27, 2008 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

Hope you had a wonderful Turkey say Tom. I don't watch The Sheild as much as I should. FX has some really great shows.

November 27, 2008 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ricardo: Happy Turkey Day to you too. FX will probably be showing reruns of The Shield for the next few years.

November 28, 2008 at 12:44 PM  

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