Shield-1st Season

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I stumbled upon this show part of the way into its second season on FX. As soon as I could, I went out and bought the first season on DVD. Everything about this show kicks ass. From suspects getting beat down in the interrogation room, to half naked women, to the deadpan humor. If you don't like this show, you're either dead or gay. Or both.

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The Shield

on 8/13/2003

I stumbled upon this show part of the way into its second season on FX. As soon as I could, I went out and bought the first season on DVD. Everything about this show kicks ass. From suspects getting beat down in the interrogation room, to half naked women, to the deadpan humor. If you don't like this show, you're either dead or gay. Or both. Read More

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Simply Awesome

by Frank on 2/14/2008

I owned this set before, but my little brother borrowed it and never returned it. I still had seasons 2-5, but I still wanted to have season 1 back in my collection, so I bought this when I saw the sale price as I kept forgetting to buy it. Since the purchase, I've watched half of the first season episodes, and once again am getting hooked on them :) The most realistic and sometimes disturbing crime show on TV. A must buy! Read More

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Product Overview

Season 1 of this award winning series that was too tough for the major networks. Michael chiklis has won a few awards for his character vic mackey.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40175630
UPC 024543057178
UPC 14 00024543057178
Format DVD
Rating NR
Keywords
Action
Cops
Series
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note Shawn Ryan, a regular writer for "Angel" and other programs, created this crime drama to challenge the mores of televised entertainment and to provide a heightened reality with increasingly complicated moral questions. Michael Chiklis stars as Vic Mackey, perhaps television's most no-nonsense detective. His violent, brutal methods bring results, but are often despised by his colleague Detective Wyms (CCH Pounder). Also included are a cast of layered characters including a homosexual cop (Michael Jace) and an officer who is also running for office (Benito Martinez). The show's popularity on the F/X network comes from its hard boiled delivery emphasized by unflinching portrayals of police brutality and unclean street language. Episodes have been helmed by first-rate directors including Nick Gomez (LAWS OF GRAVITY, THE SOPRANOS) and D.J. Caruso (THE SALTON SEA).
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...Of all the TV shows on DVD, this one is the richest in production details and deleted scenes..." 11/27/2003 p.88
Actors
Michael Chiklis
CCH Pounder
Catherine Dent
Benito Martinez
Directors
Name Shawn Ryan
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Benito Martinez - Actor
CCH Pounder - Actor
Michael Chiklis - Actor
Scott Brazil - Actor
Clark Johnson - Director
Shawn Ryan - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 2005717
UPC 00024543057178
Number of Discs 3
Running Time 617 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Emmy (2002) Michael Chiklis, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series,Shawn Ryan, Nominee, Outstanding Writer In A Drama Series,Clark Johnson, Nominee, Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series,Michael Chiklis, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series,Shawn Ryan, Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2006) Glenn Close, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Image Award (2006) Philip G. Atwell, Nominee, Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Emmy (2005) CCH Pounder, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series,Glenn Close, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Image Award (2003) CCH Pounder, Nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2003) Michael Chiklis, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama,The Shield, Winner, Best Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild (2003) Michael Chiklis, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor SHIELD
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Time Magazine Michael Chiklis...gave TV's performance of the year.
Associated Press ...flat out the best new [TV] series.
Britt Gillette, The DVD Report ...one of the top police dramas of the past decade...[with] a strong, well-rounded cast...
Chicago Sun-Times Once it grabs you, The Shield doesn't let go.
Dan Heaton, Digitally Obsessed! ...riveting police drama...compelling...spellbinding television.
Dave Johnson, DVD Verdict ...the hardest-hitting, most balls-to-the-wall show on television, and one of the high points of the seemingly emaciated cop genre.
Home Theater Info The Shield is America in microcosm; entertaining the audience as this show provokes thought on very real issues that face all of us today.
Ron J. Epstein, DVD Talk The storylines are tight, there's rarely ever a dull moment, and it's well acted.
Tor Thorsen, Reel.com ...stabs the cop-show genre in the gut and rubs salt in the wounds...a must for any lover of crime fiction.
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