I'm looking forward to getting the mail in the next few days and getting the final two episodes of season six. Based on the last two episodes, things seem to be building and building. The tension when Vic and Shane are on screen together is just amazing.
So I plan to start watching season seven sometime this week. It's bitter sweet. I'm excited about this last season, which seems widely accepted as one of the best finale seasons of a series. But I also don't know what the frak to watch after The Shield. I've really enjoyed watching about a CD a week for the last several months. It's become habit. I guess I can always look at the junk on my DVR.
Yup. Everyone says that Breaking Bad is a great thing to watch after The Shield, at least everyone I know is comparing them. The Wire is equally awesome, especially if you want to look at cops from a different point of view, because it's a very different show from The Shield. Not as tense and fast paced, and while The Shield is a Shakespearian tragedy, The Wire is much more of an analysis, a show that takes a look at the society and the system within which police has to work. Smart show, but not that similar to The Shield.
Personally, I wouldn't recommend Dexter. It's not even half as good as The Shield or the shows Grant recommended.
It depends on what you're looking for in a tv show after The Shield. The Shield is pretty unique, but if you like the antihero/main character is a bastard/shades of gray aspect maybe you should check out The OZ? It's pretty hard to watch at times, but it's awesome (at least until some dumb shit in the second half of fourth season happens).
I finally finished watched The Shield. Wow! Major spoilers if you keep reading.
I never saw a show wrap up everything in such an intense way before. Even the subtle plots throughout the series were resolved in the end. Also, it wasn’t forced to the viewer either It was really well done. Honestly, I wasn’t thinking about Claudette’s disease in the end, but they gave closure to that as well. Hey, even Dutch finally got digits in the end.
The drama was overwhelming with the strike team though. I guessed throughout the final season that Shane would die because he really had to for what he did to Lem. I also felt Vic would get away, which left Ronnie in jail. However, I didn’t think it would go down the way it went down. I thought Vic or Ronnie would finish Shane, but I’m somewhat stunned Shane killed his wife, kid and himself. IT wasn’t hard to piece it together once he gave the clerk all the money. At that point, I knew he was going to kill himself. Why give away the money if you’re going to keep running? Why give away the money if you’re going to turn yourself in? You could still let your wife and kid have it. Still, the family dying as well and just seeing it was intense. It's one thing to believe it, but another thing to see it play out. Walton Goggins did amazing job portraying such a messed up character.
Ronnie is such a lapdog. Vic tells him to sit and he sits. Vic tells him to stay and he stays. He was loyal to the end and that was his downfall. He definitely was screwed over in the end. The highs and lows his character went through. Just wow.
As for Vic, he has to live with what he did. He was clearly a broken man in my opinion. The final scene really showed just how his character developed. Two of his closest friends are dead. Oh by the way, one killed the other and eventually killed himself. His other friend is going to prison because of his decision and he undoubtedly won’t last long there. He loss his entire family and he’s stuck behind a desk for the next three years. He still didn't show much emotion in the end though. I thought he was going to break down, but he did hold it together. The irony is he’s the strike team member that got off easy. Plus, he’s also the strike team member responsible for most of the shenanigans.