The Shield

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  • TV-MA
  • 2002
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.7  (76,270)

The Shield is a police drama that is full of action and hard hits. This show deals with corrupt cops stationed in the Los Angeles police department. The police run the fictional district known as the Farm. Their police station was once a church but is not known as the Barn. The Strike team is the group of detectives that run this area. Vic leads the time though some of their good and not so good deeds. The Strike Team is a unit designed to fight gangs in this part of the city. They do keep peace on the street though many of their methods can be considered unethical and illegal. One the side the team is involved in the drug trade and some robberies to make money. From time to time they may even have to plant some drugs and other evidence to get gang members off of the streets. While running the city members of this team are facing their own personal issues. David who is aspiring to get into politics has to deal with the pressures of sucking up to the right people and being the victim of a sexual assault. Vic has a marriage that is failing and has to be one step above the same law that he serves. Shane is a newlywed and his marriage is already in jeopardy based on the demands of the job. Curtis is constantly in fear of the team being caught doing their illegal activities. Jilien is having a constant struggle between the Biblical beliefs he was raised with and coming to terms with his own homosexuality. While the cops are dirty they do have some good intentions. They want to be able to make the streets a safe place for all while making extra money on the side. This series has won many awards including the Golden Globe for Best Television Series and a primetime Emmy.

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Seasons
Family Meeting, Part 2
14. Family Meeting, Part 2
November 26, 2008
An upstart mayoral candidate troubles Aceveda. Shane, pinned down by the cops with his family, takes desperate action. Dutch interrogates Lloyd about Rita's disappearance.
Family Meeting Part 2
14. Family Meeting Part 2
November 25, 2008
As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures to keep his pregnant wife from being charged with murder, Dutch finds he's a suspect in the disappearance of a teenage serial killer's mother.
Family Meeting
13. Family Meeting
November 25, 2008
As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures to keep his pregnant wife from being charged with murder, Dutch finds he's a suspect in the disappearance of a teenage serial killer's mother.
Possible Kill Screen
12. Possible Kill Screen
November 18, 2008
Olivia works with the Strike Team to catch a Mexican drug lord. Meanwhile, Dutch has to clean up Billings' mess, and Claudette investigates the death of a woman connected to the Strike Team.
Petty Cash
11. Petty Cash
November 11, 2008
Corrine agrees to work with Dutch and Claudette while also serving as go-between for Vic and Shane. Meanwhile, Claudette pairs Ronnie up with Julien to investigate the murder of a high school football player.
Party Line
10. Party Line
November 4, 2008
Dutch and Claudette acquire a new ally in the department's effort to take down Vic. Meanwhile, Vic tries to manipulate the situation with Pezuela, ICE, and Aceveda. Ronnie ponders whether he should give up fighting and leave.
Moving Day
9. Moving Day
October 28, 2008
The Barn is on the hunt for two fugitives. Aceveda encounters some obstacles to his quest to be mayor. Meanwhile, Dutch gets personal with a suspect's mother.
Parricide
8. Parricide
October 21, 2008
When his plan goes awry, Shane races against time to tie up any loose ends that will lead to trouble for him. Vic confronts a priest who might be harboring drug dealers. Dutch and Billings are close to finding two attempted cop killers, and Corrine learns some things about Vic.
Bitches Brew
7. Bitches Brew
October 14, 2008
Vic's mission to take down Pezuela is interrupted due to his review board meeting being pushed ahead---followed by a bigger snag when the FBI take over the Robert Martin murder case. Meanwhile, Vic is determined to take part in his infant son's life. Shane works in private business as he probes the murder of a prostitute. Plus, Dutch and Billings are disturbed by their findings when they investigate the break-in at Claudette's house.
Camille Brown
6. Camille Brown
October 7, 2008
Vic sets plans in motion to end the gang threat as his relationship with Cassidy deteriorates. Dutch and Billings investigate a possible somnambulist murderer.
Game Face
5. Game Face
September 30, 2008
The Strike Team must free the kidnapped daughter of a drug kingpin without tipping off the fact that Agent Olivia Murray is following him. Meanwhile, serial killer Kleavon Gardner, who will be defending himself at his trial, hits a nerve when he disposes Claudette. Also, Dutch continues to try and prove that teenager Lloyd, is a possible serial killer. Then, Danny puts the pressure on Vic to sign away his rights to their child, and Shane tries to turn Ronnie against Vic.
Genocide
4. Genocide
September 23, 2008
Vic sets up a meeting with the Mexican's following the fire at the Armenian safe house, believing the Mexican's have Pezuela's blackmail box. Meanwhile, an angry Cassidy questions Danny about her father; and Dutch questions a teen who shot at an intruder, who happens to be the youth's classmate.
Money Shot
3. Money Shot
September 16, 2008
Vic tries to finagle his way into favor with the Armenian mob by selling himself as a valuable commodity; Corrine is unexpectedly entangled in legal problems; Tina sets her sights on a businessman who specializes in adult entertainment.
Snitch
2. Snitch
September 9, 2008
Vic finds himself a valuable commodity to both sides of the Mexican-Armenian gang war which is heating up. Meanwhile, Farmington is hit with black-on-white violence; Vic is confronted by Corrine and Cassidy; and an Anglo rock singer is killed when hit by a cement block dropped by someone in her predominately Hispanic apartment building.
The Coefficient of Drag
1. The Coefficient of Drag
September 2, 2008
The series final season begins with Vic dealing with family threats and being challenged by Shane. Meanwhile, a federal agent investigates a rash of violence in Farmington.
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The Complete Series
The Complete Series

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Description

The Shield is a police drama that is full of action and hard hits. This show deals with corrupt cops stationed in the Los Angeles police department. The police run the fictional district known as the Farm. Their police station was once a church but is not known as the Barn. The Strike team is the group of detectives that run this area. Vic leads the time though some of their good and not so good deeds.

The Strike Team is a unit designed to fight gangs in this part of the city. They do keep peace on the street though many of their methods can be considered unethical and illegal. One the side the team is involved in the drug trade and some robberies to make money. From time to time they may even have to plant some drugs and other evidence to get gang members off of the streets.

While running the city members of this team are facing their own personal issues. David who is aspiring to get into politics has to deal with the pressures of sucking up to the right people and being the victim of a sexual assault. Vic has a marriage that is failing and has to be one step above the same law that he serves. Shane is a newlywed and his marriage is already in jeopardy based on the demands of the job. Curtis is constantly in fear of the team being caught doing their illegal activities. Jilien is having a constant struggle between the Biblical beliefs he was raised with and coming to terms with his own homosexuality.

While the cops are dirty they do have some good intentions. They want to be able to make the streets a safe place for all while making extra money on the side. This series has won many awards including the Golden Globe for Best Television Series and a primetime Emmy.

The Shield is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (90 episodes). The series first aired on March 12, 2002.

Where to Watch The Shield

The Shield is available for streaming on the FX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Shield on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 12, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (76,270)