|Heart-pounding. Intense. Gripping. Keeping the streets safe has never been more brutal. Season 4 introduced Glenn Close in a leading role and was the highest rated season yet. Live the suspense with The Shield Season 4 on DVD!|
"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.
Cast & Crew
|Glenn Close, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series|
|CCH Pounder, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series|
Golden Globe (2005)
|Mike Chiklis, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama|
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|
Image Award (2003)
|CCH Pounder, Nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series|
Screen Actors Guild (2003)
|Michael Chiklis, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor 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|
|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|
Customer Reviews of Shield (Complete Fourth Season)
Riveting TV Viewing2/8/2007
Beginning Season Four of The Shield made me wonder why I waited so long to continue viewing one of the best television dramas to come along in years. By this time I feel like I know Vic Mackey and the Strike Team, as well as all the other great characters that inhabit The Barn. Seeing Glenn Close leave the show was a disappointment as I think she added a lot to the storyline. I'm feeling a sort of withdrawal now....anticipating Season Five and Forrest Whitaker's introduction to this top-notch, edge of your seat show.
The Best Yet!1/6/2006
Vic may have met his match is Season 4. I love this set, Glen Close as Monica is a sure fire arch-coworker.
Season Doesn't Disappoint!1/6/2006
The Shield is one of the most gripping shows on television and Season 4 is no exception! It was so tempting just to watch all the episodes in one sitting - I don't know how I manage when I have to wait for the new episodes to air on TV! There are plenty of other cop shows on TV but the thing that stands out to me about this show is the character development; shows like Law & Order are so episodic and really neglect to delve into the main characters, but in The Shield the characters seem more real (instead of archetypes) and the longer plot line is way more compelling than an episodic format. Furthermore, the writers challenge social norms and might even make you question our own opinions regarding law enforcement. This show has everyting - action, depth, and a killer plot! The best part about Season 4 was without a doubt the introduction of Glenn Close as Captain Monica Rawlings. Who would've known she could succesfully take on this kind of role? A pleasant surprise! Having Monica and Vic work together was an unexpected but really interesting story arc, and definitely my favorite part of Season 4. Shane's misadventures in the vice unit will also keep viewers riveted. This may be the fourth season but the show is still going strong and doesn't feel old or stale at all.