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The Shield 

The lives and cases of a dirty LAPD cop and the police unit under his command.

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Top Rated TV #88 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »
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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Written by <jgp3553@yahoo.com>

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The police technical consultant to the show told Michael Chiklis that all police officers would love the show, even those above the rank of captain who would denounce it in public. See more »

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Detective Trish George: Thanks for making me queen.
Vic Mackey: Enjoy your kingdom.
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Referenced in The Task: Pilot (2016) See more »

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The Shield is superb
31 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think the Shield is excellent and has a huge fan base in the UK. In my opinion it's up there with the Sopranos as the best thing on TV certainly in the UK. Obviously I can't comment on US television. I love the documentary style of filming and can't get enough of the whole thing. It's just a shame that we have to wait so long to see the new series here as we are well behind you in the US. I usually buy them on DVD to save waiting. I really can't believe anyone being critical of this show. You should see some of the stuff that's broadcast in England if you want to see rubbish. The Shield really is top class and long may it continue.


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