Crime series - one of the most popular topics. Not for nothing there are dozens of excellent, spanning from the head, interesting TV projects on criminology. This topic was overtaking virtually all sides. Starting with Colombo and finishing with Dr. Laitman (from the famous series "Lie to me").
"The Shield" shows criminal world quite differently. Here are, are ruling streets. The world is cruel and mercy can be expected. Not anyone can be trusted. The atmosphere of crime created an incredibly realistic. And the operator's work leaves its mark.
Detective Vic Mackie is the central figure of the "Shield". He does not recognize the rules, he acts on his methods. And only by such methods he can reduce crime. He violates all the laws, and get out of scrapes in various ways. And his steeper and charisma virtually have no limits.
The Strike Team consists of detectives: impenetrable and going to ram Wick Mecca, the restless Shane Vendrell, a peaceful and responsive Lem (Curtis Lemanski) and sensible and quiet Ronnie Gardokki.
In the same building work and concerted companions in the face of detective Claudette Wims and Dachboy Vahenbah, and officers Danny Sofer and Julian Lowe, detectives Tevon Harris and canny Armando Rent, beautiful and naive agent Olivia Murray and lieutenant John Kavanagh.
The series subjects are very interesting. Manipulations of "bad" cops almost drive them to prison, but they find a way out. Although, I think that sometimes, creators are overdoing with erotic scenes. You do not have to show them in such large numbers. It is worth mentioning that the series is very similar to one of my favorite - "Training Day". Bad cop, own methods, one goal - are the key words that link these projects.
The cast picked up very well. Michael Chiklis was three times nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor, and once he took the trophy. His character and his game make "The Shield" even more special.
From the first training the series plunges the audience into a kind of bloody meat grinder: murderers, rapists, pimps, pedophiles, freaks, drug dealers, prostitutes, and so each series. The film is very dynamic and filmed in a realistic manner and is replete with naturalistic scenes of violence. The situation is changing literally every minute. Also, there are guest stars - Forest Whitaker is great in the role of one of the antagonists of Mecca officer of the department of internal investigations.
The series looks easy and addicts. If you like tough cops, detective investigation, fire, lie - this series is created for you. There you can find many interesting things!