The Shield (2002–2008)

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 Detective Vic Mackey (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Danni Sofer (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Shane Vendrell (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Julien Lowe / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Holland Wagenbach (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Captain David Aceveda / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Claudette Wyms / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Corrine Mackey (83 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Ronnie Gardocki (83 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Curtis Lemansky (66 episodes, 2002-2006)
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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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Shawn Ryan originally wrote Claudette's character as a man. It took a call from CCH Pounder's agent to make him appreciate a woman detective would offer a whole new slant to proceedings. One thing that Ryan didn't change though was the dialog, meaning that Claudette pulls no punches with her fellow detectives and the criminals she encounters. This was at Pounder's request. See more »

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[Kavanaugh offers Aceveda some gum]
David Aceveda: No, thank you.
Lt. Tom Kavanaugh: Come on, this is a fresh pack - it's Juicy Fruit.
David Aceveda: [pause] I said no - thank you.
Lt. Tom Kavanaugh: You hold it out long enough, some people feel compelled to take the gum. It's a sign they'll crack under pressure.
David Aceveda: I know.
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Very very very good show...top 3 series finale ever
17 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The shield is one of the best cop shows of all time, only behind "The Wire." The story line is rich and the cast is just brilliant. Michael Chiklis had a career defining role as the brutal Vic Mackey. Chiklis is so good that somehow you continue to root for the guy after all of the brutal crimes he has committed. He truly played that role to perfection. The show continues to get better as the seasons progress. They build on each other perfectly which sets up the epic and heart-wrenching series finale.

As the seasons build, life truly seems to be on the line for every member of the strike team. Walton Goggins, who plays Detective Shane Vendrell, continually got better as the show progressed and gave mind blowing performance in the last two seasons.

What also makes The Shield so rich are the other characters on the show other than the Strike Team. CCH Pounder was brilliant throughout the series and Detective Dutch Waggenbach and Steve Billings both helped balance out the show.

Season long guest stints from stars Forrest Whitaker and Glenn Close helped make this show a top 10 drama of the decade.

If you like "The Wire" or "The Sopranos" then you need to check this show out...It will be worth your time


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