The Shield on FX is a violent look at dirty cops. I watched every show since stumbling upon it one night while channel surfing. I was a amazed at the level of violence and downright hard core action happening on TV. Isn’t this regular TV?
Vic Mackey is a good cop/dirty cop with a “heart”..
Uh… Yeah… He seems bent on fighting crime but also likes to reap the benefits of the criminals he fights against. Then, try’s to justify his behavior by “doing the right thing” for his kids, family and society…
He’s a rather twisted guy. But you gotta love em’
His side kick, Shane, is simply a dumbass.
What else can I say… How did that guy pass his police exam? He cares for his friend Vic deeply (he worships him?). But Vic is usually disappointed in Shane. Shane just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Poor guy.
Then there is this “gay” black cop.
He is also a Christian and attempts to suppress his gayness by going to church and being religious. This was an interesting story line when it first happened. Then they let his character drift off into obscurity. What happened?
The single chick that got pregnant during a fling with Vic. She hates him now and therefore is trying to keep him out of her Childs life. He just kept trying to be a father to the kid but she knew better.
Lastly there’s Dutch. He is a “regular” nerd cop with a big brain.
He’s the guy always getting picked on in school But he is smart and is able to make some big cases by his logic and placing himself in the mind of the criminal. His partner is became the chief of the police station she’s a good cop too but is always sick with lupus. Oh my..
Damn, I really got to know all those cats.
The show is long over but I kinda miss them guys. Threating and beating up people. Robbing trains and double crossing and all that good police work.
It’s a dirty job but somebody’s gotta do it.
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