GREEN CINE Already a member? login
 Your cart
Help
Advanced Search
- Genres
+ Action
+ Adult
+ Adventure
+ Animation
+ Anime
+ Classics
+ Comedies
+ Comic Books
+ Crime
  Criterion Collection
+ Cult
+ Documentary
+ Drama
+ Erotica
+ Espionage
  Experimental/Avant-Garde
+ Fantasy
+ Film Noir
+ Foreign
+ Gay & Lesbian
  HD (High Def)
+ Horror
+ Independent
+ Kids
+ Martial Arts
+ Music
+ Musicals
  Pre-Code
+ Quest
+ Science Fiction
  Serials
+ Silent
+ Sports
+ Suspense/Thriller
  Sword & Sandal
+ Television
+ War
+ Westerns


The Shield: Season 1 (2002)

    see all cast/crew...
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Drama, Television, Cops, Crime TV
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
    see additional details...

Synopsis
Created by Shawn Ryan, the weekly, 60-minute cop drama The Shield may well have been the most cynical and uncompromising series ever developed for "basic" cable. The emphasis was on a tough, crime-infested L.A. police precinct and an elite team of troubleshooters headed by hard-bitten Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis, light-years removed from The Commish). Undeniably efficient when it came to rounding up perps and cracking tough cases, Mackey was also relentlessly sadistic and foul-mouthed -- not to mention corrupt to the bone. Vic's self-serving, cold-blooded tactics (and blatant graft-taking) were tolerated by his comparatively honest partner Det. Claudette Wyms (C.C.H. Pounder), but only because it yielded results, and, frankly, there was no other method to deal with the dirty job at hand. The other detective denizens of Vic's precinct included the borderline-psychotic Shane Vendrell (Walt Goggins), the troubled, religiously inclined Julien Lowe (Michael Jace), the well-named Lemonhead Lemansky (Kenneth Johnson), and resident "choirboy" Dutch Wagenback (Jay Karnes), whose fondness for female officer Danielle Sofer (Catherine Dent) was compromised by the fact that Danielle was enmeshed in an after-hours affair with the very-married Vic Mackey. Meanwhile, new precinct Captain Aceveda (Benito Martinez), whose own integrity tended to vacillate if it impeded his political ambitions, made it his mission in life to expose and "break" Mackey. As the series' ad copy put it, "The road to justice is twisted" -- and so were many of the characters. The Shield made its FX network bow on March 12, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Ratings

The Shield: Season 1 (Disc 1 of 4) (2002)
New Listadd to list
8.45 (56 votes)
12345678910
The Shield: Season 1 (Disc 2 of 4) (2002)
New Listadd to list
8.37 (49 votes)
12345678910
The Shield: Season 1 (Disc 3 of 4) (2002)
New Listadd to list
8.57 (47 votes)
12345678910
The Shield: Season 1 (Disc 4 of 4) (2002)
New Listadd to list
8.52 (42 votes)
12345678910


Y'all rock my little world
12345678910
I have received 300 discs from GC over the past 2 1/2 years, many of which have been recommended by other members. Thanks to all of you who brought these titles to my attention!
spazgirl
TV Shows for Smart People
12345678910
As rare as they are
enemyfan

see all lists

about greencine · donations · refer a friend · support · help · genres
contact us · press room · privacy policy · terms · sitemap · affiliates · advertise

Copyright © 2005 GreenCine LLC. All rights reserved.
© 2006 All Media Guide, LLC. Portions of content provided by All Movie Guide®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC.