The Shield (2002–2008)

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

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  • Franka Potente in The Shield (2002)
  • Michael Chiklis and Benito Martinez at an event for The Shield (2002)
  • Shield Set. Directing "Wins and Losses"
  • wife Cathleen
  • Walton Goggins in The Shield (2002)
  • Michael Chiklis and Menyone DeVeaux at an event for The Shield (2002)

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30 September 2015 | tangerinechrome
| Don't Mess with Vic !!
Awesome show. I really loved this.

The turn of the camera, the live "feel", and the acting and writing - top notch all the way.

It was a street war. The Cowboys vs The Indians. The Police vs The Bad guys. Good vs Evil.

Right? Wrong! The writing is terrific, and you'll have to decide where the good, the bad, and the ugly is. In a way, it mirrors (or creates?) "real" life ! Most TV shows are bland, because they will serve up the sludge of lowest common denominator. NOT THE SHIELD!

~The characters are great, just superb. The way the camera action brings to life the docu-drama feel really seems to give The Shield a tough and mean edge. The viewer is right there with the acting, and raw acting!, all the way. So, top draw, well done to the creator! And all involved.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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