Air Date: March 12th, 2002
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct.
Genres: Crime drama
Season 7 - Episode 13 : Family Meeting Nov 25, 2008
Officers in the Barn investigate a woman's disappearance and the arrival of a large drug shipment; lives change forever.
Season 7 - Episode 12 : Possible Kill Screen Nov 18, 2008
Olivia works with the Strike Team to nab a Mexican drug lord and his incoming shipment; Dutch must clean up after a Billings mess; Claudette investigates the death of a woman with ties to the team.
Season 7 - Episode 11 : Petty Cash Nov 11, 2008
The Strike Team must cut corners to get quick cash; Claudette and Dutch set up a secret sting; Billings does intel work inside the Barn.
Season 7 - Episode 10 : Party Line Nov 4, 2008
Vic puts out a bounty with the gangs; David tries for control of the ICE investigation; a romantic day turns dangerous.
Season 7 - Episode 9 : Moving Day Oct 28, 2008
The Barn engages in an intense manhunt for two fugitives; David becomes entangled in a federal investigation that threatens to derail his mayoral campaign; Dutch woos a suspect's mother.
Gritty and grim, The Shield takes the familiar genre to a new level of intensity, graphic violence, nudity and, not least, profanity. The vocabulary may shock some viewers; the casting will surprise others: Michael Chiklis plays the heavy, the corrupt cop at the center of The Shield. It's a riveting star turn. [12 Mar 2002, p.F05] Show More
What remains compelling about The Shield as it heads into its last hurrah are the gray areas and ethical gradations of the characters that have defined it. Show More
However, I can't give The Shield an unqualified recommendation given its placement on a basic cable network. There are scenes that make "NYPD Blue" look tame, including nudity, sex scenes, horrific violence and everything short of the f-word in terms of language. It looks like something you'd expect from HBO or a pay-cable channel that you specifically pay for and expect to include adult content. Not a basic cable channel that's next to Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. [12 Mar 2002, p.C08] Show More