Shield 4th Season (2004)
|TV's most in-your-face cop drama returns with a gripping, take-no-prisoners fourth season!|
Life at the Barn may never be the same after the Strike Team is dissolved and Vic and Shane are assigned to regular detective duty. Captain Aceveda is also leaving to begin his new job on the City Council. Any hope that Detective Claudette Wyms had of assuming Aceveda's command is dashed when another female, Monica Rawling, is chosen as the new captain. Although Vic often clashed with Aceveda, he quickly realizes that Captain Rawling also has her own agenda - one that not only shakes up the gangs on the streets, but causes friction among many of the detectives, as well.
This four disc collection includes all 13 episodes from Season 4 of The Shield!
"Once it grabs you, The Shield doesn't let go. Chicago Sun-Times
"...riveting police drama...compelling...spellbinding television. Dan Heaton, Digitally Obsessed!
"...the hardest-hitting, most balls-to-the-wall show on television, and one of the high points of the seemingly emaciated cop genre. Dave Johnson, DVD Verdict
"The Shield is America in microcosm; entertaining the audience as this show provokes thought on very real issues that face all of us today. Home Theater Info
"The storylines are tight, there's rarely ever a dull moment, and it's well acted. Ron J. Epstein, DVD Talk
"...stabs the cop-show genre in the gut and rubs salt in the wounds...a must for any lover of crime fiction. Tor Thorsen, Reel.com
Editor's NoteTransgressing the seemingly rock-solid boundaries of regular television programming, THE SHIELD refuses the strictures of black-and-white depictions of clear-cut moral dilemmas in favor of an ambiguity that will challenge even the most jaded viewers. Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis, THE COMMISH) leads the elite Strike Team in the fictional L.A. district of Farmington. He employs dubious but effective crime fighting methods as a tough, successful, but corrupt cop. The other detectives and cops on the force disapprove of the Team's methods, to say the least, while the precinct head, Captain David Aceveda (Benito Martinez), is just as corrupt as Mackey, but his political aspirations lead him into a campaign to end the detective's career. The stoic, upright Detective Claudette Wyms (CCH Pounder, ER, BOYCOTT), who understands both sides of the game, provides a much needed balance and rationality to the mix. The charismatic Mackey strikes just the right pitch so as to be the least sympathetic antihero television has yet seen, while retaining his audience, who refuses to write him off quite yet. Meanwhile, the controversial themes and violent nature of the content manage the effect--inconsistent at best in TV programming--of making audiences really think about what they're watching. Included here is the entire fourth season.
|Hunter M. Via, et. al. - Editor|
|Kitty Doris-Bates, et. al. - Production Designer|
|Michael Chiklis - Producer|
|Richard Cantu - Cinematographer|
|Ronn Schmidt - Cinematographer|
|Scott Brazil, et. al. - Director|
|Scott Rosenbaum - Executive Producer|
|Shawn Ryan, et. al. - Writer|
|Vivian Romero - Original Music By|
|William J. Durrell, Jr. - Art Director|
|Golden Globe, Glenn Close, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama|
|Image Award, Philip G. Atwell, Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series|
|Emmy, Glenn Close, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series|
|Emmy, CCH Pounder, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series|
|Golden Globe, Michael Chiklis, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama|
|Golden Globe, The Shield, Best Television Series - Drama|
|Image Award, CCH Pounder, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series|
|Screen Actors Guild, Michael Chiklis, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series|
|Emmy, Michael Chiklis, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series|
|Emmy, Clark Johnson, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series|
|Emmy, Shawn Ryan, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series|