The Shield

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The Road To Justice Is Twisted
The Shield breaks the conventional formula of the cop genre. It plays out in a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between good and bad is crossed every day. The series focuses on the tension between a group of corrupt but effective cops and a captain torn between bringing them down and advancing his own political ambitions. The Shield stars Michael Chiklis (The Commish) as rogue cop "Det. Vic Mackey," leader of the elite Strike Team unit, who is effective at eliminating crime but who operates under his own set of rules. Benito Martinez (Outbreak & Her Costly Affair) plays "Captain David Aceveda," the young precinct head who doesn't like Mackey's tactics and wants to bust him off the force. And the Emmy-nominated CCH Pounder (ER & Boycott), plays "Det. Claudette Wyms," a veteran detective who understands Mackey and knows how to play both sides of the fence. The show made history by becoming the first ad-supported cable series to win the 2003 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series. In its first season, Shawn Ryan (Writing) and Clark Johnson (Directing) received Emmy nominations, which were also firsts for basic cable in those categories. The Shield has received two TCA nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. As of March 2005, the show has become the longest running series on the FX Network.moreless
Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

Detective Vic Mackey

Catherine Dent

Catherine Dent

Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer

Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins

Detective Shane Vendrell

Michael Jace

Michael Jace

Officer Julien Lowe

Kenneth Johnson (III)

Kenneth Johnson (III)

Detective Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky

Jay Karnes

Jay Karnes

Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach

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Fan Reviews (229)

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  • The best drama ever

    9.0
    The best dram tv show for me. So realistic, no good or bad, everybody is in a grey area. Actors are fabulous.
  • About the series

    10
    It had wonderful acting for Michael Chiklis in season one.
  • WOW, JUST WOW.....

    10
    It started slow for me.... i had to force myself to watch the first 5 - 6 chapters, there was something wrong with the show, it just didn't click... but after those initial chapters y spend every single free time i had to watch all 7 seasons!!.



    AMAZING TV SHOW. With an ending like i have never seen before. Not even Lost came this close.
  • best cop show ever!

    10
    love this programme! plenty of dry humour, very dark, raw and ugly and very realistic! like nypd blue mixed with oz! first of all the lead vic mackay crosses the line in order to get results while captain acevada is hellbent on bringing him down! excellent storylines about racism, ***phobia and morals season 5 changes everything when investigator jon kavanaugh played by the excellent forest whittaker uses team member curtis lemansky to bring vic to justice, what's clever is that people actually hate this guy, the finale of season 5 was an excellent shakespearian piece of writing! personally my favourate season oddly enough is 6 because it felt like a different show, vic and shane becoming enemies, julien lowe joining the strike team, and my favourate scene at lems murder scene where vic and shane square off! and season 7 was fantastic pure genious in the interview room between vic and claudette and also the dutchman and billings!!moreless
  • One of the best show Ever

    10
    This show is not the normal police vs baddies kind of story and it is different it is approach to Police work. It is one of the shows that i can say never had a bad moment and the characters are so realistic and amazing in the way they are portrayed. Most of the time and tensed watching an episode of the shield and i know the photography (the way the series was filmed) gets lots of criticism but it makes it more real to me.



    The show follows the escapades of the Strike team of the LAPD lead by Detective (Vic Mackey) who are corrupt in their dealings with major notoroius gangs of LA and have their own kind of rules regarding how the law works.



    Interesting performances from main cast and a must watch for all lovers.moreless
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    keeping secrets, long running show, issues with authority, undercover cops, womanizers