Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Shield IS The Best Show On TELEVISION. Period.

Unlike Devon, my opinion never changes to the flavor of the week. The Shield is by far the best show on TV. Hands down.

The Shield is about Detective Vic Mackey and his strike team working the streets of Los Angeles. When the show first started out, 7 seasons ago, Vic and his partner Shane were pretty corrupt. Skimming off the top of drug dealers. Letting drug dealers do their business as long as they cut Vic and Shane in on the deals. Stealing from crooks, but even doing that, they would still get the job done. They would "let the little fish swim away to catch the big fish" so to say. In Season 1 Episode 1 Vics captain knows that Vic and Shane are up to no good, but doesn't have the evidence to catch them, so he enlists someone to infiltrate his team and get the dirt. Well the end of Episode 1 Vic has put a bullet in the face of that cop that was sent in, because Vic can smell a trap a mile away. There is no outsmarting him. Like Vic says to a suspect who is not giving details in an interogation room.. "Good cop and bad cop left for the day, I'm a different kinda cop." Then Vic picks up a phone book and smashes the suspect in the face with it.

7 seasons later, and Vic and the team are still feeling and dealing with that moment from the first episode, all leading up to next Tuesday, which will be the finale for the series. Over the course of the series, Vic and the team have tried to steer away from being corrupt, because they know there is only so much, and so long they can get away with their deeds. Most shows tend to forget events that happened in previous seasons, or last week for that matter. All the events from that one moment has lead up to people being fired, arrested, and even to strike team members killing each other off. That's what is so great about this show. Unlike shows on NBC, or CBS, when a character dies, there is no preview, no hints, you will be watching the show then BAM, a major character in the series is dead, like that. It's real.

This past Tuesday, one of the most powerful scenes in the shows history went down. Vic has done a lot of wrong in his career, but has done more right. He has landed a chance to gain immunity in exchange for bringing down one of the biggest crime bosses in the city. Only catch is in order to get the immunity, he needs to confess his crimes. That includes, for the first time ever, Vic confessing to killing the cop from season 1, Terry Crowley. The look Vic gives before he begins his confession is priceless. Take a look.





Tomorrow I will not have another best show. Because this is the best show, not just on cable, but on television. If you have not watched this show yet, I highly suggest you get to it.



12 comments:

  1. I really want to watch this... but goddamn I don't wanna have to start at season 1. Thats a lot of shit to watch. Maybe I'll wait til summer when nothing is on, and then just download em.

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  2. Hey, Sons Of Anarchy and True Blood end next week. Get on The Shield. Netflix em, Download em, Buy em.

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  3. True... but in January all holy hell breaks loose. Fuckin ... Nip/Tuck, Damages, Big Love, Battlestar Galactica, and LOST all come back on.

    I'll wait til Summer.

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  4. Fuck those shows. You are forgetting something far more important coming back in January. And his name....

    is JACK BAUER.

    And if the rumors are true, Elisha Cuthbert returns as well. Probably to die. Since everyone else dies on that fuckin show.

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  5. Yeah don't shoot me, but I've never watched 24 either. Or House, or Prison Break, or CSI, or any of those other kinds of shows.

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  6. Fuck House and Prison Break. CSI is gay fuck, its only good to watch for a laugh. One thing about CSI that's so stupid is why the fuck is it always so dark in their offices? If Im investigating some evidence, Im gonna turn on a few lights to SEE the shit. Fuck all that. And fuck Lost. Who the hell still watches Lost? And fuck Battlestar too. If it ain't Star Trek, it ain't SHIT. Yep. Done deal.

    Ghost Hunters fuckin rules though. Thanks.

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  7. I got a 10 dollar off coupon to casual XL for my birthday yesterday, so off I go! I'll be back tomorrow with my official review of Chinese Democracy.

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  8. Only track I've heard so far off that is on the new Guitar Hero, or Rock Band, not sure which. Shacklers Revenge is the name of the song I think. Its OK. Sounds like shitty Nine Inch Nails.

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  9. "I'll be back tomorrow with my official review of Chinese Democracy."

    Dear lord...

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  10. "The best album on cable"

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  11. No fuck that, that album sucks so hard it's not worth writing about.

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  12. Then just write that as a review, at least its something. Just write REVIEW: NEW GUNS N ROSES then the blog just be NEVERMIND FUCK THIS THIS SHIT SUCKS SO HARD I DONT EVEN WANNA BOTHER.

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