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After seven gripping seasons, FX is handing in its ‘Shield’

Critics know the drill. You watch the preview screener of a new show, and it’s usually good or mediocre. Sometimes, it’s horrible. (Fun

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The Detective & His Reflections: The Shield: Sixth Season

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

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2 Sep 2008 // 4:23 AM

Unconventional ‘Shield’ enters its final season

At every turn, “The Shield,” which begins its long-awaited final season 9 p.m. Tuesday on FX, has defied expectations. The first person to be surprised

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28 Aug 2008 // 3:51 AM

‘Shield’ gears up for final season

Will he suffer a bloody death? Will he land in prison? Will he get off scot-free? The same tantalizing questions we were asking about Tony

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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"?

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24 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Shield

The betrayals work in all directions at once.

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23 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Shield: Season 4

Most of the brilliant fourth season is focused on the interplay of Vic with the two single-season 'heavyweights', Glenn Close as Captain Monica Rawling and Anthony Anderson as local kingpin Antwon Mitchell.

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21 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Shield

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

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24 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

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.

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The Shield: The Complete Second Season

Inner city realism wasn’t sellin’. People like to be titillated. —Street muralist, “Scar Tissue” Let’s see what kind of a stand-up guy you

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7 May 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Shield

The success of 'The Shield' has doubtless upped the ante in regard to what networks will allow -- and resort to -- in order to gain ratings.

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7 Jan 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Shield

As played by new Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, Vic Mackey is casually racist and homicidal, by turns charismatic and appalling.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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