Anyone here watch "The Shield" on FX?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Just curious.

It's replaced "CSI", "NYPD Blue" and the dearly departed "X Files" as my favorite TV show.

Anyone else watch it?


  • Reply 1 of 14
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    I've wanted to see it but always miss it. I loved the main guy (Chicklets or something) on The Commish which I thought was a great show.
  • Reply 2 of 14
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    Does Dennis Leary write it? I think thats his show... (if it isnt just ignore me, but if it is I ALWAYS MISS IT--i want to see that show so badly! dennis leary is GOD!)
  • Reply 3 of 14
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    Weird - I've wanted to watch it, too. But it's one of those shows that I never know exactly when it's on, so I always miss it. Something to do with it being on FX, buried among all those reruns, I guess.
  • Reply 4 of 14
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    It's on the FX network at 10pm on Tuesdays.

    However, they do run repeats a couple of times throughout the week. As they say, check your local listings...

    I think they rerun it on Friday and Sunday nights.

    But here's the cool thing: starting last night (Wednesday), they're running all episodes (12, I believe) in order, two a night, starting a 10pm, followed by another episode at 11pm.

    Last night was the pilot and second episode, tonight will be episodes 3 and 4, and continuing on over the next 4 days or so, leading up to Tuesday's season finale.

    So now would be an EXCELLENT time, because in the space of about 4-5 days, you can catch the entire series. Set your VCR!

    I seem drawn to cop/crime shows (see initial post) and this one is so unique in that the good guys aren't always good. Like it or not, it probably depicts the gray area and moral ambiguity cops face and deal with better than any other show.

    Definitely not always a "root for the good guys" show, because sometimes they're worse than the criminals. But it's well-written and acted and seems so gritty and real.

    Like "CSI", it has a very cinematic, captivating filming style and "look" to it. Combined with the music, editing, action, dialog, etc. it makes for an extremely entertaining and thought-provoking hour of TV.

    In my opinion anyway.

    Michael Chiklis is the guy's name and he's great in this show, as is the whole cast.

    Up to this show, "NYPD Blue" was the groundbreaker in language, violence, nudity, etc. on TV. "The Shield", however, makes "NYPD Blue" look like an NBC "must see" sitcom.

    It's VERY raw, to say the least. But I don't find it gratuitous or tacky. It just seems like you're watching a documentary or are a fly on the wall at a tough L.A. police precinct.
  • Reply 5 of 14
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Here's the <a href=""; target="_blank">official site</a>.

    Character rundowns, plot recaps, etc.
  • Reply 6 of 14
    glurxglurx Posts: 1,031member
    I watched the first episode. I plan to catch the others over the summer.
  • Reply 7 of 14
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    err i think im thinking of a differnt show <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> whoops... havent even heard of the sheild, i'll check it out I guess

    Edit: oh and pscates, your link doesnt work <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

    [ 05-31-2002: Message edited by: Paul ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 14
    spaceman_spiffspaceman_spiff Posts: 1,242member
    [quote]Originally posted by pscates:

    <strong>Just curious.

    It's replaced "CSI", "NYPD Blue" and the dearly departed "X Files" as my favorite TV show.

    Anyone else watch it?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Yep. Great show. The thing I love the most about it is the moral ambiguity of Michael Chiklis' character.
  • Reply 9 of 14
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Wow. FX has other shows than M*A*S*H now?

    I haven't seen FX since I moved from MA up to NH in July. My cable company (Charter) doesn't carry it. I have digital too, and still no FX. I still get more channels than I did, and much better internet service than Adelphia used to provide. Maybe FX will be coming soon now that Charter has bought out Adelphia.

    Sounds like an interesting show. I haven't really watched 'network TV' in years, just a show here or there. I'm still waiting for shows to improve again. The 'mold' on the current sitcoms really needs to be broken.
  • Reply 10 of 14
    glurxglurx Posts: 1,031member
    [quote]Originally posted by Paul:

    <strong>Edit: oh and pscates, your link doesnt work :confused:


    It works fine for me. I tried it using both OmniWeb and Mozilla.
  • Reply 11 of 14
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by glurx:


    It works fine for me. I tried it using both OmniWeb and Mozilla.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    weird, works for me now too, but if I try and close the window IE in 9.2 freezes <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
  • Reply 12 of 14
    Vic Mackey owns all of your punk asses. Michael Chicklis is a bad mofo. Great writing, great acting. Funnyass humor. The show has it all. Must see, dammit.
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    lflanlflan Posts: 1member



  • Reply 14 of 14
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member

    And yesterday's thread necro record is, unbelievably, shattered.

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