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Old 08-29-08, 10:50 PM
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I Need a Dvd Fix - Any Shows like The Shield?

I am currently watching The Shield, my 2nd go through in preparation for the new and final season. I've never had a tv show suck me in so strongly that I literally burn through seasons within a day.

I need more. This show is just too short on episodes. Can anyone recommend some good serialized dramas in the same vein? I have watched these series:

Prison Break

Lost

Battlestar Galactica


I haven't checked out Rescue Me or Damages. I've been curious about The Closer. Does it measure up?
Old 08-29-08, 10:53 PM
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The Wire. The first few seasons of Alias were good, too.
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The Wire.
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No, the Closer is not anything like the Shield. Ever, never, never, ever.

Rescue Me, and Nip/Tuck, while not about cops, is about as "edgy"........
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The Wire and Intelligence.
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I agree with most of the recommendations, especially THE WIRE.

But I strongly urge you to go back a bit further to the show that MOST RESEMBLES your beloved THE SHIELD...and that is HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET. You'll notice the same visual style, and plenty of familiar talent in front of and behind the camera. This show is edgy and ran for 7 seasons on NBC. I recommend getting the full series boxset which gives you the movie and the crossovers with LAW & ORDER (which is a show that HOMICIDE had little in common with otherwise).

I consider it the best television series I've ever seen, and I've watched everything mentioned in this thread.
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I agree with most of the recommendations, especially THE WIRE.

But I strongly urge you to go back a bit further to the show that MOST RESEMBLES your beloved THE SHIELD...and that is HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET. You'll notice the same visual style, and plenty of familiar talent in front of and behind the camera. This show is edgy and ran for 7 seasons on NBC. I recommend getting the full series boxset which gives you the movie and the crossovers with LAW & ORDER (which is a show that HOMICIDE had little in common with otherwise).

I consider it the best television series I've ever seen, and I've watched everything mentioned in this thread.

Thanks guys. I do own all seasons of The Wire and 24. Just haven't torn into them yet. I forgot about Homicide. I used to own the filing cabinet collection, and I regret selling it now.

I'm just looking for that addictive quality where you have to see what happens next. I almost can't believe The Shield is finally returning to tv next week after like a two year hiatus!

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