Officer Carter Shaw and his team go undercover - sometimes too deep, among the criminals of modern-day Los Angeles.


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Series cast summary:
 Lt. Carter Shaw (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Ty Curtis (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Dean Bendis (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Jaimie Allen / ... (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Alex Rice (10 episodes, 2010)
 Melissa Curtis (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bertrand Roberson Jr. ...
 CJ (10 episodes, 2010)


Officer Carter Shaw and his team go undercover - sometimes too deep, among the criminals of modern-day Los Angeles.

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The deeper his cover, the bigger the rush.

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15 July 2009 (USA)  »

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A PG-13 version of The Shield...
16 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm always wary of any production that has Jerry Bruckheimer attached to it - I never know if things will turn out for the best (CSI: Las Vegas) or for the worst (Transformers 2). When I heard Dylan McDermott was going to star, I decided to give the pilot a chance...and I'm glad I did.

The show centers around Lt. Shaw's (McDermott) undercover unit, comprised of himself and two other cops, Curtis (Hardwick) and Bendis (Marshall-Green). Along the way, Shaw recruits a bright-eyed street cop with a dubious past, Allen (Aycox). The unit walks the line between committing felonies that could land them in jail for a considerable amount of time and nailing the criminal enterprises they have infiltrated.

The writing is sharp, if a little predictable when it comes to the "Federal Bureau of Intimidation," but the show works. I hope it becomes serialized like 24 and The Shield, and not procedural like NYPD Blue, as I think that'll give the show more of a chance to delve into the psychology of what it takes to be an undercover cop and remain the person you were when you entered into a cover.

All in all, a good start with a lot of potential. I hope they focus on the characters as much as they do on plot in the episodes to come.


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