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Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

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Series cast summary:
...  Vic Mackey 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Danni Sofer 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Shane Vendrell 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Julien Lowe 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Holland Wagenbach 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  David Aceveda 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Claudette Wyms 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Corrine Mackey 83 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Ronnie Gardocki 83 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Curtis Lemansky 66 episodes, 2002-2006
...  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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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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When the show started airing, creator Shawn Ryan would notice that people were divisive regarding whether they like Vic Mackey or not and some wanted him to get caught. When Lt. Jon Kavanaugh was introduced into the storyline as a serious possibility for Mackey to go down, Ryan was surprised to learn that almost everyone rooted for Mackey and hated Kavanaugh. See more »

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Holland Wagenbach: [about Vic Mackey] Why does everyone like that asshole so much?
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I thought i'd seen it all
19 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

I never wrote a review on IMDb, but after reading that many bad reviews about The Shield i felt i had to do this. In fact all that reviews kept me from seeing The Shield for a long time.

But now that i am through with all Lost and 24 Seasons, seen The Wire twice, had a good time with Oz it was time for something new, so i finally gave The Shield a chance.

And i can tell you it's one hell of a ride, i was hooked after seeing the first episode. I would even compare the series to The Wire, it is different of course and doesn't focus so much on the social aspects, it goes more for the action.

It's got all you need, corrupt cops, drugs, violence, betrayal, good detective work (homicide team) and even some hot chicks occasionally ;) So my conclusion is that if you like quality series with a persistent plot and cliffhangers like The Wire, Lost, Sopranos or Oz go for this one you won't regret it! It will keep you on the edge of your seat for a long time.

And i really can't understand where all those bad reviews are coming from... go check The Shield out for yourself!


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