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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 12, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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  • Starring: CCH Pounder, Catherine Dent, Michael Chiklis
  • 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.
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  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
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  1. Jul 16, 2012
    10
    this season was certainly slower than the masterful season that preceded it, but it was still absolutely brilliant considering the trash that most people watch on television today. Expand
  2. May 25, 2013
    9
    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.
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