The Shield (2002–2008)

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 Detective Vic Mackey (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Shane Vendrell (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Holland Wagenbach (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Captain David Aceveda / ... (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Claudette Wyms / ... (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Danni Sofer (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Julien Lowe / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Corrine Mackey (84 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Ronnie Gardocki (84 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Curtis Lemansky (67 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Detective Steve Billings / ... (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
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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 average episode is filmed in seven days. See more »

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[Vic doesn't do anything and the suspect starts screaming]
Suspect: Help! Help! HELP!
David Aceveda: [walks in] What's going on in here?
Vic Mackey: [confused] Nothing.
[Aceveda glares at him]
Vic Mackey: Really.
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Amazing
14 March 2005 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I began watching "The Shield" mostly because of a coincidence. The Swedish movie channel "Canal+" usually rerun their shows 2-3 episodes at a time on Sundays. And it was one of those times, a Sunday with heavy snowfall and nothing to do, that i sat down and watched three episodes in a row. And instantly i was hooked.

The thing that surprised me most about "The Shield" is the way that it's hugely exaggerated while at the same time feeling very realistic. The documentary style in which the series is filmed, as well as the solid acting of course contributes to this feeling. And to me it feels like a series that manages to seem realistic, no matter how unrealistic the events in the plot, is truly great TV. That it doesn't shun away from harsh themes or sensitive and sometimes even grotesque subjects only increases my respect for the script-writers and makers of this show.

The characters are also mostly very interesting. I have already mentioned the actors, and i must stress again how well the casting is done here. This also adds to the characters that are portrayed admirably throughout.

And one thing i know for certain. Watching Vic Mackey and the other more or less corrupt cops in "The Barn" balancing on the border (and sometimes slipping across it) has made shows like NYPD Blue feeling forever redundant. This is THE cop show to watch.


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