Monday, December 1, 2008

The Shield Wrap Up

After Tuesday's thrilling finale, there were a lot of Shawn Ryan interviews posted around the 'net. I've collected some of my favorites. A couple of these overlap topics, but that is to be expected. Probably the most in-depth of them is this one with The Star Ledger's Alan Sepinwall. I like the analogy Ryan brought up about Vic Mackey being a shark:

Do you view what happens to Vic as a fate worse than death?

As a shark and a survivor, no, I think as long as a shark's alive it can find some place to swim to, I think this is a bad situation for him, and I don't think he's gonna enjoy those three years. The tank's very tiny at the moment.

My second favorite is this one from TVGuide. He not only talks about the finale, but gives insight into some of the decision process, some other possible endings to The Shield, and what's next for him as a writer.

He also touches on the "Mackey as shark" theme in Ausiello's interview.

Yet another one.

As intrigued as I am by the idea of a Shield movie, I'm not eager for one. All the major storylines of the show have been wrapped up and the characters given proper send-offs. After digesting it for a couple days, I still think the ending was perfect. That's not to say I won't be in line if there ever is a theatrical installment of The Shield.

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