• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 12, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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9.1

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  1. Jul 16, 2012
    10
    this is tied with the seventh season as the best season of the show in my opinion...the finale of this season is one of the greatest episodes in television history in my opinion. Full Review »
  2. May 25, 2013
    10
    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 »
  3. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    One of the greatest season finales ever! This season is so tense its unreal, every single episode makes you want to watch one more just to see what happens, Forest Whitaker in his role as crazy master detective is so good and plays off the rest of the cast really well. Its a very dark season but its certainly up there with one of the best tv has to offer. Full Review »