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Posted: 9/5/2004 5:00:10 AM EST

I purchased the season 1 & 2 DVDs recently, and have been watching this show rabidly lately. I don't think that there is a better series anywhere on television - maybe ever.

The characters are all incredibly deep, with many different faces and complexities. The actors are uniformly outstanding - I haven't seen a bad performance on that show yet.

I love the storyline, as Vic and his team continue to do a lot of good throughout Farmington, while lining thier own pockets, and occasionally resorting to corruption and violence. Claudette and Dutch break case after case - and they're a terrific team, playing off each other so well. Dutch seems to possibly be spiralling down into serial killing himself.

Aceveda struggles with his greed and ambition, balancing them with trying to do the right thing in his precinct at the same time, sometimes teaming up with Vic to get things accomplished, other times doing his best to take the Strike Team down.

Well, I could go on and on. Let's hear what you think. What's your favorite episode? Favorite character? Favorite plotline?

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:04:12 AM EST
I don't know about favorite but I have to wonder if Dutch is going to turn psycho after the cat killing incident and the video of Aceveda has to turn up again sometime.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:08:22 AM EST
Another "Shield" fan here. That show rocks!

Is that a S&W .45 Vic carries?

Looking forward to the next episode!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:08:50 AM EST
Love it , never missed an episode. Will be buying the DVD,s, can't think of a favorite episode, my favorite are the Strike Team members, Vic, Sane and the guy from Pensacola Wings of Gold, Lem i think is his name.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:09:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By DocDavis:
I don't know about favorite but I have to wonder if Dutch is going to turn psycho after the cat killing incident and the video of Aceveda has to turn up again sometime.



Yep. I just watched the episode where Dutch burst into tears after the serial killer pegged his personality so well. Then the cat-killing thing, and all the child porn on the computer, plus how focused and intense he is whenever he pursues a case.

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:09:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 5:11:45 AM EST by hydroshok]

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Another "Shield" fan here. That show rocks!

Is that a S&W .45 Vic carries?

Looking forward to the next episode!



I always thought it was. Dutch is very well on his way to suicide or something"CAT KILLER"
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:13:28 AM EST
Avenger15, where did you get the dvd.s ?
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:26:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By hydroshok:
Avenger15, where did you get the dvd.s ?



Amazon.com That is where I got season 1 and 2

Awsome series.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:33:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:35:29 AM EST
I absolutely love it, anyone know when the new season starts?
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:52:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
...It's the only show I watch on t.v......



+1

The next season will probably be out around January or Febuary.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:54:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Another "Shield" fan here. That show rocks! hat
Looking forward to the next episode!



I believe it's a S&W 1026, 10mm. That would kinda make sense with Vic's character.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:16:12 AM EST
I love The Shield. My wife has to leave for work about the same time it comes on at night. I have watched it religously. His methods are out there, but Vic is the man. I cannot wait until season 4 hits the screen. The Sopranos ain't nothing compared to The Shield!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:23:33 AM EST
Great show...it's one of the few that I actually make an effort to watch every week.

Vic Mackey is one complex mofo...

Michael Chiklas is a very under-rated actor, IMHO. Glad to see he got recognized by winning an Emmy.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:30:56 AM EST

I got Season 2 at Wal-Mart, and Season 1 used off of Ebay. Oh, and something else I forgot:

Catherine Dent
Catherine Dent
Catherine Dent

She's not beautiful in the conventional sense, but man, does she float my boat!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:45:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtstinger:


Michael Chiklas is a very under-rated actor, IMHO. Glad to see he got recognized by winning an Emmy.



He played a flakey art collector on a Miami Vice episode. He's hard to recognize but the voice is a dead give away.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 7:43:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
I got Season 2 at Wal-Mart, and Season 1 used off of Ebay. Oh, and something else I forgot:

Catherine Dent
Catherine Dent
Catherine Dent

She's not beautiful in the conventional sense, but man, does she float my boat!



Huh? Shes a hottie!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 7:53:47 AM EST
Fun show...
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 9:01:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 8:14:43 PM EST by NateM4]
I haven' got season 2 yet, yout you are right it is one o the best shows on TV. The only other 2 I can think of is Sopranos & DeadWood.

Edited because I can't type
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 8:13:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By recoiljunky:

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Another "Shield" fan here. That show rocks!

Is that a S&W .45 Vic carries?

Looking forward to the next episode!



I believe it's a S&W 1026, 10mm. That would kinda make sense with Vic's character.


it looks to me like a Smith 4506
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 8:22:38 PM EST
I agree the Commish is a great actor. To go from that putz in the Commish to Vic is such a huge leap it isn't even funny.... Michael Chiklas has a role in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie if I'm not mistaken too, I forgot the name but it's the big strong guy I believe...
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 8:30:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR-15Fan:
I agree the Commish is a great actor. To go from that putz in the Commish to Vic is such a huge leap it isn't even funny.... Michael Chiklas has a role in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie if I'm not mistaken too, I forgot the name but it's the big strong guy I believe...


You're right. He will be playing Ben Grimm/The Thing.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 8:42:27 PM EST
I think Mackey's first role was on Seinfeild, guy who ordered hooker at Jerry's apartment and didn't pay.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 8:42:47 PM EST
Best show on TV..ever!!!

I wonder if Aceveda ever got that taste out of his mouth?
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 9:03:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By GUNSFORHIRE:
Best show on TV..ever!!!

I wonder if Aceveda ever got that taste out of his mouth?



+1
In that episode the first thing that I thought of was -man timeing is eveything, few minutes either way and he would have either not had a lolipop or he would have been seen by his own men with the lolipop,which would have been funny, liked the way he hunted them down though, but I dont think it would have taken 4 or 5 episodes in real life to find them
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 10:18:32 PM EST
Best show on TV. Season starts too late, and is too short though.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 10:27:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Best show on TV. Season starts too late, and is too short though.


Agreed
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 10:30:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 11:07:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By DpC:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Best show on TV. Season starts too late, and is too short though.


Agreed



Cool points went up.





I'm up to 2!!!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 11:10:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 11:17:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 11:53:02 PM EST
When does season 4 start?!?!
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 5:22:51 AM EST
me and my wife used to call a certain bedroom act "the Lewinsky". We now call it "the Esceveda"

Link Posted: 9/6/2004 5:27:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By MisterFloppy:
I absolutely love it, anyone know when the new season starts?

same here, new season will prob. start around jan. or feb.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 5:28:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By hydroshok:
I think Mackey's first role was on Seinfeild, guy who ordered hooker at Jerry's apartment and didn't pay.


i remember that episode
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 5:31:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 5:35:44 AM EST by swankforce]

When does season 4 start?!?!

Meatwad, last night on fx they did a quick 30 second trailer saying season 4 starts in 2005, no further details.

DID I MENTION THE SHIELD IS THE BEST FUCKING SHOW ON TV FOR THE 20th TIME NOW -
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 5:55:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 5:57:19 AM EST by swankforce]
Everyone remember the episode that started at the gun range, with the guy executing all of those Latin gang members? Well, it's the LA Gun Club - I had shot there years ago, than I saw it on the Shield and went back when I was in LA this winter. BTW - there are cameras everywhere, barbed wire, in the ghetto, open all night long though.

It only took 15 boxes of ammo to get on paper


I love slugs!


Hi - we are tourists, please take our photo
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 6:05:10 AM EST
'rescue me' and 'nip/tuck' are really good too, but 'the shield' is the best. my fav is when they went down to mexico to grab that guy. all fuckin balls.

most innovative show on TV since miami vice.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 6:37:21 AM EST
Season 3 dvd's are all over ebay for $30 - Obvious bootlegs, I havent heard about a release date for the official season 3 dvds. If you really need your shield fix...

No commentary or deleted scenes on these ones

Anyone know release date for season 3 dvd, googled it, nada came up
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:25:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 6:26:10 AM EST by AvengeR15]
Oh man, Season 4 doesn't premier until April 5th, 2005!


Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:08:44 AM EST

Oh man, Season 4 doesn't premier until April 5th, 2005!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:11:14 AM EST
i love that show.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:20:44 AM EST
<---------- Note the Avatar.


As to this thought: "spiralling down into serial killing himself."

IMHO, I think this is Dutch trying to get into the mind of the killer...to almost take the killers advice and understand what it's like to take a life for no other reason than to fulfill some dark need. If you recall, he was stunned after the fact.

I think of this as similar to the William Peterson character in the 1986 Michael Mann film "Manhunter" FBI Agent Will Graham, a profiler who had a gift for getting into the mind of the killer. Going so deep that he was afraid he'd never resurface. He walked into the crime scene house during the day and was able to place himself their at night...to visualize the killers path....to get that smell of blood. Really amazing stuff.

It's possible they might go down that path....but I think it would be a waste. I think Dutch wrestling with inferiority is much more interesting.

Great show...the moral conflict is brillant. It has the FIRST Homosexual character that I found interesting....the type NEVER before scene on TV. A man who is grappling with demons and struggling not to be gay. Usually it's just "Look at me, I'm gay and happy, woo-hoo!"

Top notch!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:21:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By MisterFloppy:
When does season 4 start?!?!



didn't they say Jan or Feb 2005???
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:51:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Troy:
For at least the 15th time:

The Shield - Best Show On TV EVER!

The ONLY bad thing is that the seasons are only 13 episodes instead of 26, but, hey, if it were on a network that could afford 26 episodes per season, it would be more like Melrose Place.

I will be adding the 3rd Season to my existing DVD collection as soon as it is released.

-Troy



+1
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:29:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By hepcat85:

Great show...the moral conflict is brillant. It has the FIRST Homosexual character that I found interesting....the type NEVER before scene on TV. A man who is grappling with demons and struggling not to be gay. Usually it's just "Look at me, I'm gay and happy, woo-hoo!"

Top notch!



Yep. Julian was actually my LEAST favorite character on the show, until I bought the Season 1 DVDs and watched from the beginning. (I watched the seasons in reverse order - season 3 on TV, then I bought 2 at Walmart, and finally 1 on Ebay.)

Now that I see how hard he fought his desires, including his 'suicide by perp' attempt, as well as his transvestite beat-down blanket party, I have come to really like him.

Having said that, the show could have done with a little less 'hot gay action' between him and his petty criminal boyfriend. That stuff makes me cringe away from the TV.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:33:40 PM EST
... Besides The Sheild, I also really like Rescue Me and Nip Tuck as well.

... Fx has been kicking butt this year.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:33:46 PM EST
Teusday night, beer, pizza, pistol....The Shield! It jus' don't get anybetter than this!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:14:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:

"...Having said that, the show could have done with a little less 'hot gay action' between him and his petty criminal boyfriend. That stuff makes me cringe away from the TV."




Yeah, but that's the "gritty cutting edge" bitch slap to regular primetime TV. "Look what we can do! hahahahaha!"

I anticipated the shows arrival when I first discovered it 6 months before season 1 began. It had a different title, like "The Ramparts" or something. Anyway, the Julian angle and Mackey capping a fellow cop was nearly too much and I almost ditched it. Glad I stayed on.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:15:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... Besides The Sheild, I also really like Rescue Me and Nip Tuck as well.

... Fx has been kicking butt this year.

agreed.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:15:28 PM EST
Nip/Tuck has some GREAT story elements....but it's so F*cking self indulgent sometimes.
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