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Old 02-16-2013, 03:08 AM   #16
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Default Re: Anyone ever watch The Shield?

Agree with people saying it's one of the best shows ever. I remember when they kidnap that Laker player and bet on the game. I swear that player was suppose to be like Andre Bynum or something. This show really gets insane when with the grenade scene happens. Everyone that has watched the whole series knows what I'm talking about. You get really sucked in after that.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:34 PM   #17
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The phone call from Vic put him over the edge.

I could see that. I still don't think it made sense to kill the kid.

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I obviously am over analyzing, but I don't think it's necessarily a death sentence for Ronnie. There is NO way any police department would ever publicize that kind of corruption, especially when it comes to light that the main orchestrator not only got off scot free, but got a promotion. I don't see a trial or him going to prison. Dismissed quietly is my guess.

Well we don't know and the only assumption we can make is that he went to jail given how it went down.

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Anyway, I liked the series for most of its run but (not coincidentally) like Sons of Anarchy, it just got too ridiculous. The characters became totally unsympathetic.

I don't really think it was ridiculous. Thats just me though.

I totally disagree with the characters becoming unsympathetic. I thought Shane and his wife were unsympathetic until about the end when they died and then Claudette read his letter.

And I did feel sympathetic towards Mackey. He deserved everything he got and probably more, but I still felt for him, which is part of what made this so great to me. Dude was dirty as shit but in many ways he was still very likeable and someone you could relate to so it was hard not to be sympathetic toward him.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:21 PM   #18
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I didn't really think so. From an aggregate point of view, yes its highly unlikely that he would get away every time but thats how all shows are. Not much different then Omar walking around the streets all day every day with a shotgun. There wasn't any instance though where he got away and it wasn't believable. The only thing I would say is the whole immunity thing. Can someone seriously get immunity even from killing a cop?


True that makes sense... Just when Vic would do stuff like locking those two drug dealers in that dumpster over night and having them fight it out to the death for turf just seemed like something that would never happen.. and the whole robbing the Armenias like that what cop would be able to do that and get a group of cops to do it too and not get caught..

True not much different from Omar though. I often thought in those scenes where he would rob the stash house and he would turn he back to the door and the guys inside would open the window and drop the stash out of it for me.. made no sense he wasn't even looking they could have easily shot and killed him right there. i always hated that scene because it just seemed so dumb
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:02 PM   #19
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I could see that. I still don't think it made sense to kill the kid.
He killed his kid because he couldn't stand the thought of Vic seeing his kid while he was in jail. They made that pretty obvious.
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Southland is the best cop show out there.

Better than all the shows out there combined!
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:03 PM   #21
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Southland is the best cop show out there.

Better than all the shows out there combined!
I like Southland, and last season with Lucy Liu was fantastic, but it's still not as good as The Shield.
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Default Re: Anyone ever watch The Shield?

I've heard about this show but never took the time to really watch it. If I watch anything on regular television (excluding premiums sites such as HBO, etc) I typically watch History Channel, Discovery, National Geo, and of course ESPN, some MSNBC here and there, Fox News when I want to have a good laugh or two. You know, the normal shit. I've never been into cable sitcoms though. I heard Breaking Bad and Walking Dead (just throwing two examples out there) is some of the best stuff since on television in decades, but I just haven't been convinced enough to invest myself into them.

Am I missing out? What else is currently on the tube that the common everyday viewer should be watching but might be missing out on ?
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Why is it called "The Shield" ? ... LOL, IDK, 100% of the time when I hear the word shield being used I think of a rubber to protect me from that HIV shit, because frankly, shields haven't technically or physically been used since what, the King Author-ish era? Fuck a shield, and fuck a condom. Me and my soon to be wife about 11 months ago decided to leave the shield off of my "shining armor" for the night, and the result was a magical conception. On January 3rd of 2013 my soon to be spouse an I had a son. His name is Legend. When the time comes, we'll have that birds and the bees conversation, and I'll educate the boy on "the shield" and it sure as fuck won't be about some POS television show.

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:41 AM   #24
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Why is it called "The Shield" ? ... LOL, IDK, 100% of the time when I hear the word shield being used I think of a rubber to protect me from that HIV shit, because frankly, shields haven't technically or physically been used since what, the King Author-ish era? Fuck a shield, and fuck a condom. Me and my soon to be wife about 11 months ago decided to leave the shield off of my "shining armor" for the night, and the result was a magical conception. On January 3rd of 2013 my soon to be spouse an I had a son. His name is Legend. When the time comes, we'll have that birds and the bees conversation, and I'll educate the boy on "the shield" and it sure as fuck won't be about some POS television show.


That was the worst attempt at humor ever. That could be the opening paragraph in a book entitled "how not to be funny but instead come off as a douche".
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That was the worst attempt at humor ever. That could be the opening paragraph in a book entitled "how not to be funny but instead come off as a douche".

LOL, Jesus man, lighten up. Far too often posters like you, instead of just ignoring something stupid like my post(s) you have to pretend like you have a stick up your ass or being on your period responding with a typical "" remark. It's just a message board, man. It's not as serious a place as you'd like to believe it is. Relax bro, relax.

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I mean, I could make some fruitless post/comment about how a poster with almost 25k posts over countless years has never once posted anything slightly humorous, clever, or even remotely intelligent, but that would be the equivalent of raking leaves on a windy day. No point. But, if it makes you feel better pointing out the obvious, then by all means, feel free to waste your time.

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Default Re: Anyone ever watch The Shield?

The Wire wasn't just a cop show...it was also told from the point of view of the drug dealers, port city dudes, and middle school kids. And those were my favorite scenes. The cop scenes weren't as interesting to me.

Is The Shield like that? Or is it it always about the cops?
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:26 AM   #28
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Why is it called "The Shield" ?


It's referring to the badge that cops wear. The title is symbolic in a way because that badge allows them to get away with their crimes. This squad harasses low level thugs, extorts drug dealers and gangsters, and pulls a ton of shit because they have power. Everyone else has to play by the rules but they are shielded from them.
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The Wire wasn't just a cop show...it was also told from the point of view of the drug dealers, port city dudes, and middle school kids. And those were my favorite scenes. The cop scenes weren't as interesting to me.

Is The Shield like that? Or is it it always about the cops?
No, the Shield absolutely doesn't have the scale/realism of the Wire. Not comparable shows at all. The Shield is a TV show, whereas the Wire feels like someone just had an all-access pass to something that was actually happening.

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LOL, Jesus man, lighten up. Far too often posters like you, instead of just ignoring something stupid like my post(s) you have to pretend like you have a stick up your ass or being on your period responding with a typical "" remark. It's just a message board, man. It's not as serious a place as you'd like to believe it is. Relax bro, relax.

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I mean, I could make some fruitless post/comment about how a poster with almost 25k posts over countless years has never once posted anything slightly humorous, clever, or even remotely intelligent, but that would be the equivalent of raking leaves on a windy day. No point. But, if it makes you feel better pointing out the obvious, then by all means, feel free to waste your time.
I didn't ask you to be serious I asked you to be funny. That wasn't funny. I like funny. That was Terrible.
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