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Shield - Complete First Season

Shield - Complete First Season (2002)


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Shawn Ryan, a regular writer for "Angel" and other programs, created this crime drama to challenge the mores of televised entertainment and to provide a heightened reality with increasingly complicated moral questions. Michael Chiklis stars as Vic Mackey, perhaps television's most no-nonsense detective. His violent, brutal methods bring results, but are often despised by his colleague Detective Wyms (CCH Pounder). Also included are a cast of layered characters including a homosexual cop (Michael


Drama, Television

Dec 11, 2002

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One of the best and most honest police dramas ever to reach TV. It's almost documentary-like, with great acting from Chiklis, Pounder and others.

October 4, 2005
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If you like to get down and dirty with the bad guys and are willing to roll with the punches, this is a series to cherish.

December 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

The refreshing lack of predictability and rejection of good and evil being two clearly definable entities make season one of The Shield unforgettable.

October 25, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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