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Monday, March 2 2009

Saving Grace: Season Two Return

Saving Grace mixes a familiar detective procedural structure with psychosexual drama, featuring large doses of metaphysical questioning for good measure.


Sunday, January 11 2009

Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.


Thursday, September 25 2008

The Detective & His Reflections: The Shield: Sixth Season

The nihilistic, morally blurred world of The Shield reflects the inner workings of its characters.


Wednesday, July 16 2008

Saving Grace

In the second season premiere of TNT's Saving Grace, Grace's pursuit of drama took forms that were both overt and effectively repressed.


Tuesday, May 8 2007

The Shield: The Detective & the Lieutenant

Detective Vic Mackey kills cops, steals money, and beats suspects. How, then, can the man trying to bring him to justice be the "bad guy"?


Tuesday, January 24 2006

The Shield

The betrayals work in all directions at once.


Monday, March 21 2005

The Shield

Vic is the man in every way: mean, impulsive, voluble, in love with his authority but resentful too, resisting his own responsibility.


Thursday, February 24 2005

The Shield: Season 3

The Shield's moral center perpetually shifts, as the Team members struggle to maintain their sense of balance, caught between the outright villains and their own dishonesty.


Tuesday, March 9 2004

The Shield

The Shield remains, shot for shot, TV's most compelling hour.


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