The Shield: Season 2 (2003)

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Season 2
The Shield

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Critic Ratings: 12

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User Ratings: 31
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 7, 2003
2
Air date: Jan 14, 2003
3
Air date: Jan 21, 2003
4
Air date: Jan 28, 2003
5
Air date: Feb 4, 2003
6
Air date: Feb 11, 2003
7
Air date: Feb 18, 2003
8
Air date: Feb 25, 2003
9
Air date: Mar 4, 2003
10
Air date: Mar 11, 2003
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A corrupt and brutal LA detective runs an elite squad by his own rules in a neighbourhood ravaged by drugs and gangs.

Cast

Michael Chiklis
as Det. Vic Mackey
Benito Martinez
as Capt. David Aceveda
CCH Pounder
as Det. Claudette Wyms
Walton Goggins
as Det. Shane Vendrell
Catherine Dent
as Off. Danny Sofer
Michael Jace
as Off. Julien Lowe
Kenny Johnson
as Det. Curtis Lemansky
Jay Karnes
as Det. Dutch Wagenbach
Lucinda Jenney
as Lanie Kellis
David Rees Snell
as Det. Ronnie Gardocki
Brian J. White
as Tavon Garris
Danny Pino
as Armadillo Quintero
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
as Corrine Mackey
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Critic Reviews for The Shield Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

It might make depressing viewing for those who prefer to see the world in black and white, but The Shield controls the middle ground, which is bathed in 1,000 shades of grey.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The cop show so different it tells you it's different about a dozen times every episode just in case you don't notice it's different, The Shield is back for a second season of belligerent chest-thumping.

Aug 30, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Episodes like this [finale] are why they came up with the word "game-changer."

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Shield is as gritty and dangerous and rude as before, a bracing wake-up from the stultifying sameness of most network dramas.

Oct 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The chiseled Chiklis imbues Mackey with incredible intensity and anger that almost makes you forget how implausible it is for him to get away with practically everything he does on both sides of the border in pursuit of his idea of justice.

Oct 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Shield has taken a visible turn this season, structuring its horrors so that they pertain acutely to current anxieties.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It's to Chiklis' credit that as powerful a force as he is on camera, he doesn't eclipse the work of others.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The writers, producers and directors are among the best in television, good enough to make you feel positively righteous in rooting for Mackey to hold the thin, blue line against the forces of darkness.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

With Mackey and Aceveda forced to work together, "Shield" creator Shawn Ryan has diffused the Road Runner-Wile E. Coyote dynamic...It's a shakeup that ought to ensure more surprising twists in episodes to come.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

With half as many episodes as a typical series, the show doesn't get as bogged down in personal matters...which keeps things taut.

Aug 14, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

If you come to The Shield just for a look at the bravura acting of 2002 Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, you'll stay to appreciate a daring police drama whose growing moral complexity redeems its occasional excesses.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The second season of The Shield is probably the least flawed hour of television that I have ever seen.

Oct 28, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Shield: Season 2

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