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With any great TV show there is always a worry that the writers won’t be able to produce a satisfying ending. Fortunately for long-term fans T The Shields final season is every bit as good as the rest delivering an epic conclusion that will keep viewers on edge right up until the very final scene.… Full Review »
Following Season Five's shocking and unexpected finale Vic Makey, unaware of the truth, sets out to avenge the death of one of his closest friends as well as continuing to fight against the gang activity in the Farmington District. Despite the writers' strike resulting in a slightly shortened ten episode season anyone that has enjoyed The Shield up to this point will certainly not be disappointed.
The writing, acting and directing continue to be superior to virtually any other show ever seen on television providing truly gripping drama in which nothing is ever black and white.… Full Review »
In the many people's opinion The Shield is the greatest TV show of all time and it is very hard to disagree with that. Far more than just another 'cop show' it was superb throughout its seven seasons and for me this is the best of the lot.
Season five focuses heavily around an internal affairs investigation headed by John Cavanagh (played by the always excellent Forest Whitaker) into the questionable tactics employed by Vic Makey and his strike team. The writing, directing and acting are sublime throughout and the unpredictable twists and turns will shock anyone who has watched the show up to this point.
This is as good as television gets.… Full Review »
This show is often compared to The Wire (another fantastic show worth picking up) but other than being cop shows they really have little in common. Whereas The Wire gradually built its story and developed its characters over the course of its five seasons The Shield starts quickly and never lets up. That’s not to say the story is lacking though, many of the episodes do have individual cases that need solving but the questionable tactics deployed by Vic Mackey and his strike team is a theme that runs throughout the course of this opening season and it is this that we really have you coming back for more.… Full Review »
After a slightly disappointing sixth season following the departure of showrunner Eric Kripke Supernatural’s latest outing finds the show, if f not quite back to its very best, certainly back on the right track. Whereas season six focused heavily on the larger picture the creators rightly decided to include more stand alone episodes this time around. This allowed the show to better demonstrate the mix of sci-fi, action and comedy that made the first five seasons such an entertaining watch and I for one am looking forward to season eight.… Full Review »