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TV Shows - Shield, The

The Shield was about an experimental division of the Los Angeles Police Department set up in the fictional Farmington district ("the Farm") of Los Angeles, using a converted church ("the Barn") as their police station, and featuring a group of detectives called the Strike Team who will stop at nothing to bring their version of justice to the streets. Michael Chiklis has top billing with his portrayal of Strike Team leader Vic Mackey. The show has an ensemble cast that will normally run a number of separate story lines through each episode

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Lem Dies Grenade in Lap
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3 Acevada's Big Gulp Male Rape- BONES THE FISH!
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4 Enter.. Glenn Close Ruined Cast Dynamic
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5 Billings' Head Injury What a douche-bag.
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6 14 Month Flashback Now Vic is a nice guy?
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7 New kid in town Forest Whitaker
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1 @ParkerTillman: Speaking as one of the "mods", I can assure you that a comment's being approved for posting does NOT constitute rendering a judgment on its merit or lack thereof. Our aim is to uphold a free flow of discussion, not to be beauty contest judges and decide whether comments are good enough to post, nor to be thought police and decide which comments are acceptable. If someone wants to make themselves look like a complete ass, a jerk, or a fool via their comments, we're not going to stop them because comment gaffes are a valid part of a freely flowing discussion. Sorry about the off-topic injection. :-) -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 1, 2012, 6:10 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
2 So now you are "betting" that reactions to people you don't know match up to your opinion of a commercial for a show you didnt watch, and know very little about except for a soundbite, other people telling you about it and or commercial/promo material. I know it hurts to look foolish and be wrong about one of the greatest tv shows of all time, But keep on trying to spin this one. "Well if it is stupid, then I'm right, but I wont watch it, but I'll comment on what I think of it anyway, and someone told me it wasnt a good show, but I never saw it". But if someone buys the Shield on dvd, they are a "sucker" because you heard it was no good. Well, you can't argue with that, and Parker- the mods let people embarrass themselves on here all the time, it doesnt mean your opinion has merit that it got approved- Parker Tillman-Boned. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 1, 2012, 2:33 pm - (5 votes) - Login to Vote
3 No...I'm BETTING an audience I never met felt bad for the character. Means I'd expect to win money if end up being right, but makes no guarantees. Not going to buy DVDs for a series I chose to pass on. You find me someone who will so I can call him a sucker to his face. My opinion is "based" on what I saw in coming attractions and what I discussed with those who did watch it. If my opinion is so "baseless", complain to bonethefish.com and have it deleted. As of now, they've decided it has merit. I think their assessment means a bit more than yours. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on June 29, 2012, 11:16 am - (-5 votes) - Login to Vote
4 So you know that the audience you have never met felt bad for characters (you felt) were anti-heroes on a show you have never seen. Watch all 7 seasons and get back to me about this show, your opinion is baseless. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on June 28, 2012, 10:51 pm - (6 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Chubby, I did make it a point not to vote on it because I never watched it. I don't think that would be fair, so in that sense I am giving it the benefit of some doubt. I don't like the whole premise of turning "bad cops" into anti-heroes, whether they got what they had coming in the end or not. I bet most of the watching audience felt sorry for them, or at least some of them. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on June 28, 2012, 10:33 am - (-11 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Parker- so you are going to bash the Shield, as not a true picture of what bad cops are like- and then say you never watched the show? It's probably one of the greatest TV shows of all time, and there was no "winner" at the end, the "Team" all definitely got what they had coming to them. The main characters were criminals, that happened to be cops. Try giving it a watch sometime, and discover TV writing at a high level. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on June 27, 2012, 5:26 am - (6 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Nothing can make me smile like a show that glorifies a unit of cops set up to violate every constitutional right known to man.......and just to make sure people buy into this atrocity, we'll portray the criminals as being the kind of despicable lowlives who's rights you'd like to see violated. Unfortunately, that's not the true picture people. Wake the hell up. As usual, I didn't vote on this one because I never watched it. The coming attractions that seemingly glorify police brutality and other "Rodney King like" beatings was enough for me to pass on it. I'm betting that's why it doesn't have any "sucked on day 1" votes, because most decided it sucked on day 0 and didn't bother, as I didn't. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on June 26, 2012, 11:15 am - (-9 votes) - Login to Vote
8 A truly bold and gritty series with interesting and realistic characters in a slowly unfolding drama of street dangers. It shows the challenges of police work and temptation of corruption without being a mindless action-flick or usual network cop drama. It exposed police corruption unashamed, showing that it is most often done for good reasons; 1) to catch the bad guy you can't get to, 2) protect the people doing the dangerous work, 3)correct accidents or mistakes that would hurt good people, etc. There's always the bad reason too; greed. The good people involved in the bad (Lem) are torn up and eventually destroyed by true evil doing the work. The truly evil (Shane) revel in their sneaky power until it consumes them. On the other hand, the mostly bad (Vic) struggle being torn by being both at once, just as the half bad (Ronnie) get left in the dust in the end because they weren't dark enough to survive under the circumstances. The show's creator stated that the evil Vic created in Shane was a monster that had to come back and bite its master. At least by the end, no one walked away unscathed in some way (even Vic lost his kids and wife and career despite avoiding death or prsion). Every aspect of police work was addressed, and no stone left unturned in exposing the fraternity of bad boys, self righteous do-gooders, budding politicians, and generally honest street cops mixed in with the baddies they trick, manipulate and torture "in the name of justice". Too bold for networks, and too unedited for most viewers, so it's likes may never be seen again. Shadows of it try to live on in the new series Justified, and in Sons of Anarchy. -- Submitted By: (Evan227) on March 23, 2010, 3:31 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
9 What a truly unique police drama that tackles the big problem and makes you root for the (BAD)-Good guys to continue to get away with doing their bad...I mean, um, good and useful work. It shows how some police corruption is done for good reasons (to put away guys you can't get to playing by the book, or to correct accidents and mistakes that harmed good people, or just avoid bad consequences for people doing a risky job in a rough world). But once the characters fall down that hole of writing their own rules and doing whatever they please, they can't get out. Truly good characters (like Lem) can't handle the effects of their evil and get stamped out by the truly bad. The truly bad (Shane) eventually are caught-up with, but the half good (Vic) are torn between both sides flopping back forth just trying to -- Submitted By: (Evan227) on March 23, 2010, 3:16 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I was screaming at the screen for half the episode. Ronnie's fate pissed me off the most. Shane's made me half sick to my stomach. Vic's tears at the end though, I had to laugh. Evil bastard finally got what was coming to him. Olivia totally hosed him. BTW... did he get that report done that she wanted, or are we to assume he was going the way of Gardocky the very next day? It's hard to write comments that don't spell out what happened by the way. I don't want to potentially spoil people who may watch this amazing show. -- Submitted By: (Koskov) on May 11, 2009, 10:26 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I was upset for about 2 weeks after seeing this finale, not that it was a bad finale, but that it was so rough to see where our characters ended up, Ronnie's final fate probably tore at me the most! I wonder if Shawn Ryan is ever going to do some kind of "5 years later" movie or continuation, I'd love to see it. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 11, 2009, 9:07 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I can't believe that I just finished an entire television show that couldn't have ended more appropriately (albeit... uncomfortably). The finale was hard to watch. Let me explain, it wasn't that the finale was bad (by no means could I call the finale bad), but it just made me cringe on more than one occasion. After 7 seemingly short seasons, you become invested in your favorite characters, as well as the ones you love to hate, and to see how some of their character arcs end is nothing short of amazing. I feel that this show has one of the very few PERFECT series finales that I have ever been witness to. Michael Chiklis' final scene in the series, though completely without words, carried so much gravity that it was nothing short of amazing to me. I wanna thank Chubby Rain for turning me onto this show. You were right man. A++++ -- Submitted By: (Koskov) on May 11, 2009, 7:18 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Having just finished season 5, I still don't think that the show has boned. I would, however, like to kill Shane with my own bare hands. -- Submitted By: (Koskov) on April 28, 2009, 3:56 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 The more I look back on this show, the more I realize that it was almost a perfect show- took chances, and won almost everytime, rewarded the long time viewers as well. Plot threads ALWAYS came back into play, writing always was sharp, unexpected plot twists didnt suck and the ending (unlike Battlestar and Sopranos) left you shocked and disturbed, just like the show did for 7 seasons. Thanks F/X for giving us a show that showed us how NOT to "Bone the Fish"!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 23, 2009, 5:04 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 I agree with that- the Vic confession is among best all time tv moments. -- Submitted By: (ClanMcLeod) on April 22, 2009, 7:56 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 The scene where Vic confesses is some of the most compelling tv ever! -- Submitted By: (rick283) on March 25, 2009, 7:56 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 Sad to See Shane Go like that! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on March 11, 2009, 4:32 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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