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Hot Shot (“The Shield”, Season 3, premieres on FX tonight! 4-Star Review in the NY Post)
NY Post ^ | March 9, 2004 | Adam Buckman

Posted on 03/09/2004 6:54:00 AM PST by dead

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:19:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

"The Shield" is the vilest, nastiest, dirtiest, bloodiest show on TV.

And I love it.

That doesn't mean you have to feel the same way.

Some readers who take this review as a recommendation that they watch "The Shield" should also heed this warning: This show is not for people who get upset easily. These people should sample "The Shield" at their own risk.


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This show rocks!

“The Shield” could pick up “The Sopranos”, beat it into a bloody pulp and kick it down the stairs.

1 posted on 03/09/2004 6:54:00 AM PST by dead
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To: dead
I've been looking forward to the new season. It's a very riveting show.
2 posted on 03/09/2004 6:58:47 AM PST by .38sw
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To: dead
Funny this show does not get more attention than The Sopranos; I would think more folks get USA than HBO. Most of the radio talk shows are just crazy for Sopranos, but no mention of this top-notch production.

I love this show! I sit mesmerized for the hour, admiring the actors, writers, the way it is filmed, etc.

It's on after 10pm and I have no problem with the violence or pittance of nudity. None of it seems gratutious as in some shows. I'm so pumped it's back on the air!

4 posted on 03/09/2004 8:28:11 AM PST by uvular (I'm uvular, and I have approved this tagline)
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To: All
Oops, so excited; I meant F/X network, not USA!
5 posted on 03/09/2004 8:31:14 AM PST by uvular (I'm uvular, and I have approved this tagline)
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To: dead
"Good cop, bad cop has gone home for the day, I'm a different kind of cop"

This is the only series I will watch on network tv. The above is my favorite line from Vic, as he is about to "question" a child molesting scumbucket who is holding a child in hiding. He had the location of the child after a few minutes of "persuasion" with a rolled up phone book. There is very little political correct B.S. which is one of the reasons I like the show.

6 posted on 03/09/2004 8:37:25 AM PST by strongbow
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To: dead
Rambo is my favorite motion picture cop show.

"The Shield" is my favorite cable TV cop show. My friends and I call it the 'crooked cop show'.
7 posted on 03/09/2004 8:38:03 AM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: dead; Bacon Man; Hap; humblegunner
I've heard great things about this show. Methinks it might be a good time to check it out for myself.
8 posted on 03/09/2004 8:40:08 AM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I shall defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: dead
Mackey is hot,to bad I have to work tonight!
9 posted on 03/09/2004 8:50:22 AM PST by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: Fred Mertz
"The Shield" is my favorite cable TV cop show. My friends and I call it the 'crooked cop show'.

Best show out there right now. I haven't run across a Vic Mackey in real life yet (but I know they're out there). I have run across just about every other character in the show at some time or another.

10 posted on 03/09/2004 9:55:25 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: dead
This show rocks! ... “The Shield” could pick up “The Sopranos”, beat it into a bloody pulp and kick it down the stairs.

Oh, I absolutely agree, dead! I LOVE this show. It is rare to find ensemble acting of such extraordinary high caliber. I think Vic is one of the most fascinating characters I've ever seen on TV. "The Sopranos" simply can't compare....

Other than news shows and The Simpsons, The Shield is the only thing I watch.

11 posted on 03/09/2004 10:26:24 AM PST by betty boop (The purpose of marriage is to civilize men, protect women, and raise children. -- William Bennett)
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To: Larry Lucido
I've never had a job that didn't feature at least one "Dutch-Boy."
12 posted on 03/09/2004 3:10:49 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Xenalyte
Don't miss it. It'll suck you right in.
13 posted on 03/09/2004 3:11:14 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Is it 10 pm eastern or central?
14 posted on 03/09/2004 3:12:24 PM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I shall defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: dead
I have the first two seasons on DVD. If you haven't seen this show, you don't know what you're missing!
15 posted on 03/09/2004 3:13:27 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Xenalyte
Eastern
16 posted on 03/09/2004 3:16:15 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
and they always repeat it in the next hour, for some reason.

So it's on at 10 and 11 Eastern.

17 posted on 03/09/2004 3:16:50 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Thanx for the post. I'm hooked. FYI the network ran a full page ad in the LA Times today. Maybe they'll publicize it more. Didn't Chilkis get the emmy for the first season?
18 posted on 03/09/2004 3:19:37 PM PST by breakem
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To: dead
The Shield and the Sopranos are the only reason to even own a TV, drama wise.
19 posted on 03/09/2004 3:20:52 PM PST by Mr.Clark (From the darkness....I shall come)
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To: dead
Nine it is . . . I will be THERE! Thanks!
20 posted on 03/09/2004 3:21:45 PM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I shall defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: Mr.Clark
I agree completely. The Sopranos is definitely the second best drama on television. I don't even know what's third.
21 posted on 03/09/2004 5:32:12 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
I have "24" (FOX) on my list of must see TV. I don't think the next episode is until March 30th because of March Madness though. It's on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on FOX.
22 posted on 03/10/2004 2:11:51 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: .38sw; pugmehon; uvular; strongbow; Fred Mertz; Xenalyte; Larry Lucido; betty boop; goldstategop; ..
Last week was one of the slower episodes so far, with a lot of setting up the story for the new season.

The last fifteen minutes were really good though, because you can see how everybody on the show is heading for a major eff-up! Shane’s buying the car. Vic’s using the marked bills in a sting. The Captain and Claudette are going to battle. Julien’s beating up the gay bashers. Dutch is just losing his mind (“Do you detect an attitude? That’s because I’m American and you’re Greek!”). The Jesus-looking Armenian weirdo is ordering feet. Tavon’s defying Mackey.

It’s all going to hit the fan!

I’ve seen previews of tonight’s episode, and it looks like a major screw up by Vic and the Strike Team. BTW, I think the new black guy on the strike team is a rat.

23 posted on 03/16/2004 1:00:48 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
It’s all going to hit the fan!

Yep.

The Shield is the best show on television, bar none. And once their season is over, Nip/Tuck drops into the same time slot for their second season.

And as far as I'm concerned, Nip/Tuck is in the same ballpark as The Shield. Not quite as good, but not far off either...

24 posted on 03/16/2004 1:05:52 PM PST by mhking (Terrorists are vulnerable to silver bullets....and any other bullets.)
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To: Fred Mertz
I've been watching "24" only after it comes out on DVD. (Once you start watching a show like that, its a pain in the ass to avoid news about the current season.)

I loved the first season, but I thought the second season went real off the rails with silliness. I mean, they kicked the president out of office because he didn't nuke three countries within three hours of the bomb attack? The Labor Secretary, the HUD Secretary, the EPA chief would take that vote? Plus, Keifer dragging along the terrorist's sister and basically deputizing her an hour or two after he met her was really dopey. She's the terrorist's sister!

I think they try so hard to make all that happen in 24 hours that it gets goofy. I'll still watch the third season when it becomes available, but I'm hoping it doesn't get any more implausible. It's exciting, though.

25 posted on 03/16/2004 1:06:45 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
I'll have the VCR set tonight. And, this time, I'll have it set so it doesn't kick over to Seinfeld at 10:58 PM. Arghh!
26 posted on 03/16/2004 1:13:26 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: dead
Definitely the best television show in the last 20 years. Really love the characters because they are all human. Ya gotta sympathize with Vic and his problems at home...(marriage falling apart and a son who has a learing disability). The politically smooooth captain is entertaining. You can predict what he's going to do. Vic's sidekick (forget his name...big teeth...Goober?) is really funny. Like a lot of guys his age, he thinks with other parts of his anatomy.

The only character i found truely despicable was the nasty personnel consultant (feminazi) last season who thought her degree in criminal justice made her an authority on how to run a police department. Fools like her can get people killed in real life.
27 posted on 03/16/2004 1:14:56 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: dead
Yeah, by the time the show was over, I was a nervous wreck, seeing how everything and everybody looked like they were headed for heckzapoppin'.

Not so sure yet that the new black guy is a rat, but looks like Danny is coming back, and I'm sure she's got revenge on her mind...

Last time I got this nervous watching something was when I first saw Deliverance.

28 posted on 03/16/2004 3:42:51 PM PST by uvular (I'm uvular, and I have approved this tagline)
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To: mhking; All
I like Nip/Tuck too; there's also a new show on USA "Touching Evil" on Friday @9pm est. Caught the pilot episode last week and it was pretty good.
29 posted on 03/16/2004 3:49:52 PM PST by uvular (I'm uvular, and I have approved this tagline)
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To: dead
I think the black guy is a straight cop, not a snitch. He keeps getting left out of conversations. Notice the mulltiple scenes in which he walks in the room and the others shut up. I think when the sh$t hits the fan he'll tell the truth, whatever he knows. I think it's a matter of trust.
30 posted on 03/17/2004 9:15:37 AM PST by breakem
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To: breakem
Anyone catch tonights episode? Damn, that ending left me pretty damned shaken. Whoa!
31 posted on 03/30/2004 10:37:33 PM PST by Green Knight (Looking forward to seeing Jeb stepping over Hillary's rotting political corpse in 2008.)
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To: Green Knight
TIVO'd it. I'll let you know after I watch it.
32 posted on 03/30/2004 11:00:30 PM PST by breakem
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To: Green Knight
The guy was a good cop, good, actor, and damn. Looks like they're going to have to burn the money.
33 posted on 03/31/2004 9:27:29 PM PST by breakem
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To: breakem; Fred Mertz; Xenalyte
I just watched the last two episodes last night (I was in Hong Kong last week).

Holy crap the chit has hit the fan. Sucks that Tavon is out of the picture. He was an excellent actor, plus he was kicking Shane's ass.

And I don't think they'll have to burn the money, they just have to steal that list of serial numbers from Acevado.

Speaking of Acevado, he had a really really really bad night last night. That was brutal.

And guess what's going to turn up in a week or two. The cellphone photograph. Hope the gun is visible in the picture.

34 posted on 04/07/2004 6:10:50 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
I'v never seen anything like it on a TV show. The chickesn are clearly coming home to roost. Tavon is still alive, insn't he, so I guess the future is open.

We're on our way to europe for three weeks. So I have my TIVO charged up. Won't read your threads until I get caught up. C-YA in May.

35 posted on 04/07/2004 7:11:08 AM PDT by breakem
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