Mara breaks her collarbone and accidentally shoots and kills an innocent person when Shane's plan to get more money goes sideways. Meanwhile, Vic contemplates leaving Ronnie out to dry and taking a ...
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.Written by
FX originally balked at the hiring of Walton Goggins as a regular cast member. In order to convince the network executives to hire him, the episodes "Our Gang" and "The Spread" were specifically rewritten in order to showcase Walt's acting abilities in hopes of having him hired as a full-time cast member. These episodes convinced FX, but because of the delays in finalizing his contract, the Shane character was written out of three episodes. The Vic Mackey character partnered up with a fellow cast member Kenny Johnson ("Dawg Days" and "Throwaway") or assisted Detectives Wyms and Wagenbach on a case ("Cherrypoppers"). See more »
[to guy selling stuff out of his car]
You having a sidewalk sale and didn't invite us, Taylor, I thought we was on yo mailing list.
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The turn of the camera, the live "feel", and the acting and writing - top notch all the way.
It was a street war. The Cowboys vs The Indians. The Police vs The Bad guys. Good vs Evil.
Right? Wrong! The writing is terrific, and you'll have to decide where the good, the bad, and the ugly is. In a way, it mirrors (or creates?) "real" life ! Most TV shows are bland, because they will serve up the sludge of lowest common denominator. NOT THE SHIELD!
~The characters are great, just superb. The way the camera action brings to life the docu-drama feel really seems to give The Shield a tough and mean edge. The viewer is right there with the acting, and raw acting!, all the way. So, top draw, well done to the creator! And all involved.
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