I just got into "The Shield" last week. I was flipping through the channels looking for *anything* to watch and saw the FX advertisement for the S1 marathon. So I had watched the entire first season by Monday and fell in love - by Tuesday I had already gone to the store to buy the DVD collection.
I thought "Quick Fix" was awesome. Classic Shield stuff - it doesn't seem that success has gotten to anyone - cast or crew (but its still early). It was very nice to have a specific time reference - only 5 weeks since we last saw Vic (as opposed to weird Soprano's non-time). And 5 weeks seems to be a pretty good spot - we learn Vic's been off his game and that Shayne temporarily moved up. the stuff with Dutch had my interest piqued as always. I had forgotten about the hair clip and I thought it worked really well - but I knew as soon as that little girl came walking down the street what had happened
. Not much Danny, but the stuff going on with Julien is also interesting.
I only had two problems with the premire - the fact that I'm so used to 2 new episodes a day, so now I don't know what I'm going to do! And the fact that I probably shouldn't have watched the "on the next The Shield" which, turned out to be "on the first half of season 2 of The Shield" - giving away a few twists (I think its only the first half - Shawn Ryan posted on the FX board that they just filmed Ep. 7 before XMas and were looking forward to the break, so I dont see how FX could have much footage beyond that).
Oh, I remember reading on the FX Website that "Quick Fix" would have "limited interruptions."