Chiklis plays Detective Vic Mackey
in FX's acclaimed new show, The
Shield. If you haven't seen The
Shield, odds are you've heard of it
since the pilot was the highest-rated original
series premiere in basic cable television
I've watched The Shield
since its premiere and it immediately went
to my must see list. Chiklis
is, without a doubt, the main draw. He's
an exceptional actor playing a complex role
as the leader of a "strike force"
of cops dealing with the worst in society.
Mackey is as bad as the criminals he takes
down... yet he has a code of ethics to "take
care of his own" and he does. I've
never had such mixed emotions about a character
before. I want him to get caught and yet
The rest of the cast and
the storylines are excellent as well.
With all of that said,
I can't recommend the show to everyone.
It pushes the limits in every way possible
(language, violence, sexual situations).
But if you like gritty hard-boiled cop shows,
then this show is the one for you!