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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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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 road to justice is twisted See more »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Michael Jace is currently serving up to 40 years in prison for murdering his wife. See more »

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Shane Vendrell: Sometimes brothers fight.
Mara Sewell: Why does Vic always treat you like the little brother?
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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Monstourage (2008) See more »

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The best series ever written
17 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

The Shield is not for everyone. My wife, for instance does not like violent TV shows. The Shield is raw, violent and full of incredible suspense and intrigue. A good friend of mine recently turned me on to the Shield and I will forever be grateful. I travel quite a lot and watched all 100+ hours of the Shield while on the road. I could not wait to get to the next episode. During a recent 2 week trip to India, I did not turn on the TV one time. I watched a episode or two of The Shield every night and a whole season each way on the plane. There is a lot of debate about the ending, which I thought was perfect. It's difficult to end such an epic saga but these guys did it about as good as you can. The Shield is life changing. Not all for the good.You should be prepared to be affected by this thing. It's gritty but in the same way that A Clockwork Orange is gritty. The difference is that this lasts for a long, delicious time.


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