Critic Consensus: While there is certainly no shortage of cop dramas, The Shield's thrilling first season offers a unique perspective and provocative performances that will leave viewers breathless.
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as Det. Vic Mackey
as Capt. David Aceveda
as Det. Claudette Wyms
as Det. Shane Vendrell
as Off. Danny Sofer
as Off. Julien Lowe
as Lemonhead Lemansky
as Det. Dutch Wagenbach
as Derrick Tripp
as Asst. Chief Gilroy
The show grabs the viewer by the throat from the very first episode - the shocking ending of which sets up seven seasons of superb drama.
Mackey and Aceveda are just two of a show full of interesting characters played by a strong cast that includes CCH Pounder, Jay Kames, Catherine Dent and Michael Jace.
Boy, is Mackey one angry guy. And, man, do I love that kind of anger in a cop drama.
It's not just Ryan's plotting that makes "The Shield" stand out. The dialogue simply captures the odd, humorous conversations people have every day.
Choosing to build a series around an antihero is one thing. But making it impossible to root for him doesn't bode well for repeat business.
Audience Reviews for The Shield: Season 1
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