The Shield has ended. *no spoilers

Posted: November 26, 2008 in america, TV
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That was by far one of the most fitting endings to a series I’ve seen. The Sopranos ending was lackluster to say the least, for those who have seen it. If you haven’t watched The Sopranos I would still strongly suggest watching the complete series overall it is one of the best series ever. The Wire seemed drawn out at times during the last season but was also a very good series, which I feel ended well. Again, I strongly urge anyone who loved the gritty realism of The Shield to watch The Wire. By no means go in expecting The Shield but go in expecting to get hooked.

The Shield, however, was amazing from S01E01 to the very last scene was gripping and suspenseful. I love it. Favorite show of all time! I can only hope that Sons of Anarchy continues to follow that same style of love the bad guy. Only FX can make you cheer for the someone who is on the wrong side. They can make you love the characters no matter what heinous acts they engage. From Rescue Me to Nip/Tuck, Sons of Anarchy, and The Shield that quality is shared. Vic Mackey, Tommy Gavin, McNamara & Troy, and Jackson Teller all have that charisma of evil, yet lovable leading men!

The Shield was gritty from the camera work to the content. It was as real at network television would permit. Entertaining and suspenseful to no end. The show had great acting and directing throughout even with many cast changes from Forrest Whitaker to Glen Close everyone did an outstanding job. The show survived the writer’s strike and came out a shining example of American television drama. Anything less than Emmy after Emmy would be a farce!

I think The Shield has raised the bar for drama. TNT’s new slogan should be “we just learned drama”. Simply put two thumbs WAY up.

I strongly urge anyone who hasn’t watched this series to give it a go. If you aren’t hooked like it was crack mixed with heroin and sex by the end of Season 1 then by all means blast my taste in entertaiment all over the internets!

The plot:

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. {jgp3553@yahoo.com} From www.IMBD.com

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