• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 12, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 99 Ratings

Summary: The Road To Justice Is Twisted The Shield breaks the conventional formula of the cop genre. It plays out in a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between good and bad is crossed every day. The series focuses on the tension between a group of corrupt but effective cops and a captain torn between bringing them down and advancing his own political ambitions. The Shield stars Michael Chiklis (The Commish) as rogue cop "Det. Vic Mackey," leader of the elite Strike Team unit, who is effective at eliminating crime but who operates under his own set of rules. Benito Martinez (Outbreak & Her Costly Affair) plays "Captain David Aceveda," the young precinct head who doesn't like Mackey's tactics and wants to bust him off the force. And the Emmy-nominated CCH Pounder (ER & Boycott), plays "Det. Claudette Wyms," a veteran detective who understands Mackey and knows how to play both sides of the fence. The show made history by becoming the first ad-supported cable series to win the 2003 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series. In its first season, Shawn Ryan (Writing) and Clark Johnson (Directing) received Emmy nominations, which were also firsts for basic cable in those categories. The Shield has received two TCA nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. As of March 2005, the show has become the longest running series on the FX Network.
Network: FX
Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Cast Credit
Reed Diamond Detective Terry Crowley - (Pilot Only)
Reed Diamond Detective Terry Crowley - (Pilot Only)
CCH Pounder Detective Claudette Wyms
Kenneth Johnson Detective Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky
Catherine Dent Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer
Michael Chiklis Detective Vic Mackey
Jay Karnes Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach
Michael Jace Officer Julien Lowe
Walton Goggins Detective Shane Vendrell
Benito Martinez Councilman David Aceveda
Kenneth Johnson (III) Detective Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky