Should I watch The Shield if I can't like bad cops?
August 6, 2012 11:11 PM Subscribe
Can you help me decide if I should watch The Shield?
posted by Danila to media & arts (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My favorite show is The Wire and I'm just finishing yet another runthrough. Since it would probably be pushing it to just watch The Wire again, I'm trying to decide if I should watch The Shield.
I have heard that The Shield is a good show. I've heard that it is exciting and filled with tense moments and good character development. But I also know that The Shield is about corrupt police officers and these are the main characters. Brutal and thieving is what I've heard. I really hate corrupt police and wonder if it would be especially maddening after having watched The Wire again and seen what bad police can do.
I don't really like rooting for bad people. But I can watch and enjoy shows about flawed people and even anti-heroes, provided there is some kind of moral center in the show. But if it's just going to be about seeing the hijinks a bunch of corrupt cops get up to I can't take that.
Still, I haven't seen even a minute of the show and have no idea what happens. All I've ever heard is what I said about it being exciting and about bad cops.