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17 March 2013 - 6:31pm

Did anyone watch The Shield?

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Just like The Wire, I am "late to the party," with this show, but I am almost done with Season One, and I am really enjoying the series. Of course, it is not The Wire, but it is a very well-written, not your ordinary cops and criminals show.

This show was on FX from 2002 to 2008.

Anyone else?

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18 March 2013 - 3:55am
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No, but I'm always looking for new stuff to watch. I love watching an entire series at a time. (not at one sitting, but in order) I don't think I could ever watch a series one show at a time if I didn't have to.

I will check it out sometime. Thanks Hope.

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6 April 2013 - 2:04am
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CL-Ed if you see this, and you need a new show to watch I would highly recommend all seven seasons of The Shield. I say this because you liked The Wire. I am not comparing the two, because nothing can touch The Wire, lol, but I will say The Shield is a close second in my ATF favorite cops/gangs/politics type show. Except in the case of the Shield, some of the cops are also the criminals.

I will compare the show to The Wire in that I could not WAIT to watch the next episode of The Shield. And many of the episodes stay with you. And after watching the Season Finale last night, i have to say the entire show stays with you a while. In addition, IMHO, it is one of the best season finales I have ever seen. I also have that same feeling I had after The Wire. That big letdown, wondering if anything else I watch will ever compare. I believe The Shield is THAT GOOD!

Excellent acting, a unique way of filming, great story line, and here is a tidbit for you,, CL-Ed: The same person who directed the first and final episode of The Wire direct the first and final episodes of The Shield.

Check it out on Project Free TV, Amazon or order the first few seasons. And if you ever decide to watch (or have time to watch lol) let me know what you think.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/

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7 April 2013 - 3:34am
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im afraid to start watching something new my dvr already hates me as it is. i started watching bates motel and now im hooked on it! damn tv shows why must you tempt us lol

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7 April 2013 - 3:50am
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im afraid to start watching something new my dvr already hates me as it is. i started watching bates motel and now im hooked on it! damn tv shows why must you tempt us lol

I don't have a tv, well I have one, but I don't have cable for it, so I'm not tempted. I am able to watch a few online shows though. I may have to watch this series since Hope suggested it.

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7 April 2013 - 4:12pm
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I don't have to worry about cable but I probably watch more TV than most who do have cable, lol

I just ordered Seasons One and Two of The Shield. I still have a combo VHS/DVD player, and the seasons on VHS are VERY reasonable, used but in "like new" condition.

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7 April 2013 - 11:01pm
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thats the cool thinkg for people who still have vhs you can get them for pennies on the dollar Smile

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8 April 2013 - 6:45am
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Thanks hope I'll check it out. I do seem to remember someone telling me this was a good show years ago. I guess the good thing is it is finished so you can watch it all the way through if you like it.

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Thanks hope I'll check it out. I do seem to remember someone telling me this was a good show years ago. I guess the good thing is it is finished so you can watch it all the way through if you like it.

Good and bad, depending upon how you look at it. I was so addicted, I let a few things slide, because I couldn't wait to watch the next episode. lol!

I started to watch Southland now, but it was just not the same. I am thinking of starting Justified, which just finished up whatever season they are on.

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15 April 2013 - 2:42am
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I've got the first season now so I'll start watching it when I have the time!

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15 April 2013 - 3:59pm
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I've got the first season now so I'll start watching it when I have the time!

Awesome! I ordered the first two, and I am re-watching with my youngest and oldest son. They are liking it so far. It is one that just gets better as time goes on. My favorite seasons are probably five and seven, but I really liked them all. Seven still blows me away.

Let me know what you think!

(I quite watching Southland, and I am now watching Justified instead. One of the cops from The Shield plays a redneck "bad guy" in Justified - Walton Goggins)

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