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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.
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.
Chiklis plays this role to the hilt, lavishly displaying Vic's arrogance while letting us catch an occasional glimmer of his conscience.
The Shield is one of the best television shows ever made, full stop, overflowing with powerful performances and top-shelf writing. It's an ultraviolent, sleazy, thrilling, impossibly twisty series... Really, I can't say enough good things about it.
From the first scene...to the last...[the pilot] is a riveting, unsettling introduction to a show that will be all about, as Mackey (Michael Chiklis) describes himself, not a good cop or a bad cop but "a different kind of cop."
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