I've made it little secret that How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) is my favorite show on TV, perhaps ever. I love the writing, I love the charachters, I love the fact that I want to hang out with the cast and crew and just drink a beer. There is actually a CBS issued poster from season 1 hanging in my office at home (hmm, wonder where I got that).
After a ho-hum 5th year, and a decent 6th season, season 7 premiered with a bang. One of my favorite charachters from season 1 was brought back at the end of the hour: Victoria. I literally stood up and pumped my fist yelling "YEAH!!!!"
It prompted me to go back and watch the 5-show-arc from Victoria from season 1, and I was NOT disapointed. Watching those episodes made me realize why I fell in love with the HIMYM in the first place.
If you're a fan of HIMYM, this is a great read of where the show is headed - http://nymag.com/daily/ent