- Starring: Reed Diamond, CCH Pounder, Kenneth Johnson
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.… Expand
- Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 5 premiere date: Jan 10, 2006
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Jan 3, 2013One 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.… Collapse
May 25, 2013In 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.… Expand