R.I.P.: "The Shield" Eulogy: For seven seasons, the realistic drama about an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct led by morally ambiguous cop Vic Mackey ( Michael Chiklis) racked up numerous awards, including Emmy and Golden Globe nods. Its twisted finale left viewers breathless. Will we miss it? Yes. Fast-paced and gripping to watch, "The Shield" presented villainous characters that audiences could also root for. Its absence from the television landscape can't easily be filled.
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