I am an absolute, huge fan of the TV show The Shield, and I decide to create this topic to talk about it !
I just finished again the 7 seasons, and I'm an other time just amazed !
I noticed this is a quite anonymous show, it's not very known (at least in France). But people whom knows it are huge fans, and the fan database is really intense !
There were a few forums, notably a french one and an american one, but the boards are closed since a few times :( Vic Mackey is the leader of the Strike Team, a special unit from the Farmington Police Department in Los Angeles. Working at the Barn (the police station), he uses some unusuals and on the edge methods. But him and his guys are also very effective.
Created by : Shawn Ryan
Number of seasons : 7
Years : 2001 - 2008
Running time : 45 minutes
Original channel : FX Networks Genre : Drama
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
David Rees Snell
David Marciano Michael Chiklis
These clips may contain spoilers 01x01 Bawitdaba song 01x08 - All My Little Words song 01x13 - Trouble song 02x02 - Vic and Armadillo 02x13 - Overcome song 04x07 - Funny scene : the smoke signals 04x10 - Shane vs Antwon 05x11 - Shane & Lem 06x01 - I Hung My Head song 06x02 - Vic vs Santi 07x13 - Last episode's credits (The last clip is amazing. This is the closing theme (credits) of the last episode. When you have seen the last episode, with all the emotion and everything, and you see that closing theme... just a-m-a-z-i-n-g. When I saw it (for the second time), I just wanted to watch the seven seasons again)
This is an other, a new kind of tv show.
There are no heroes, no bad guys/good guys. Everybody have good and bad sides (not black, not white, but all grey).
It's looks like a documentary, you are not watching the action, but you are in the action.
It feels real, actors and guests are real and not overacting (at least not too much).
They are really really good to choose amazing songs, and sometimes, music is perfect for the scene and the lyrics are matching with the action !
I think you're understanding one thing : I'm a huge fan of The Shield !!
So if you're a fan too, and want to talk about it, or maybe if you don't know this TV show and want to discover it... PS
If you are a fan, a few questions to know more : What is your favorite character ?
What is your favorite Strike Team Member ?
Who is the best actor in the show (in your opinion) ?
For me : What is your favorite character ? Shane. But the following question is about the ST, so I'll say... maybe Dutch. He's funny and effective !
What is your favorite Strike Team Member ? Shane, without any doubt. I'm maybe the only in the world, but I am.
Who is the best actor in the show (in your opinion) ? Walton Goggins is amazing. Jay Karnes too !