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The end is near...,
This review is from: The Shield: Season 6 (DVD)
The sixth season of FX's The Shield can be considered the penultimate season of the gritty crime drama. Beginning with the aftermath of Lem's (Kenny Johnson) death, Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) swears vengeance, unbeknownst to him that his partner Shane (Walton Goggins) is responsible. In the meantime, Vic faces a forced retirement, more so when younger, possibly brasher detective Kevin Hiatt (Moonlight's Alex O'Loughlin) is brought onto the Strike Team as Vic's successor. With Kavanaugh (Forest Whitaker) still lurking in the shadows and still trying to bring Vic down once and for all, things reach a boiling point as Vic comes closer and closer to learning the truth, and the reprecussions that come and are going to come in the upcoming final season. Other plot developments of this season include Claudette (CCH Pounder) adjusting to an illness, Dutch (Jay Karnes) in developments that you won't see coming, Aceveda (Benito Martinez) once again forming an uneasy alliance with Vic, and Shane offering his services to the daughter of an Armenian mob boss (Franka Potente) which he comes to regret. While the sixth season of The Shield offers nothing that hasn't been done on the show before, it is still an ever-compelling television experience that you can't get on network TV. The main cast is still good, and while Forest Whitaker doesn't stick around nearly as long as he did on the previous season, both he and Franka Potente provide for wonderful guest stars. All in all, when watching this season of The Shield, one can tell that the end is indeed near, and what develops next may very well prove that this series will go out with quite a bang.
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Initial post: Jun 16, 2008 5:11:00 AM PDT
when is this being released? doesn't make sense that they still don't have a release date as season 7 is airing in early september.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2008 10:15:57 AM PDT
J. Koconis says:
Sony announced August 26 as the release date. One week before Season 7 premieres.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2008 10:01:57 PM PDT
Just curious, but why is Sony announcing the release date when Fox is putting the dvd's out?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2008 6:23:24 AM PDT
The full story is here . . .
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2008 5:13:51 AM PDT
J P Falcon says:
Releasing THE SHIELD one week before the premier is simply poor marketing. It should be released, at the very least, 2-3 weeks prior to the final season premier. This way, established, and new viewers alike who want to rewatch, or catch up on the previous season can do so at a more measured pace...pure stupidity!
Posted on Nov 12, 2008 7:05:44 PM PST
Elliot Cross says:
"The sixth season of FX's The Shield can be considered the penultimate season of the gritty crime drama."
That's because it IS the penultimate season of the show.
This sort of mindless statement really irritates me. Oh, let's just slap any old words together - as long as they sound good, who cares what I'm saying?!
Posted on Aug 20, 2011 4:47:51 PM PDT
This is what i call great not good but great television that you won't find on networks anymore and I'm glad to see it on DVD and no interruptions! Great show!
Posted on Oct 17, 2014 4:17:25 AM PDT
Man, the drop-off in writing quality really is palpable this season. I can't stand the scenes with Shane and Mara.
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