Originally Posted by keg in kc
As I recall The Shield was pretty amazing during its early run. But I also recall it declining during later seasons.
Season 1 & 2 were great.
Season 3 was a bit boring.
Season 4 picked up a bit with the addition of Glenn Close.
Season 5 was excellent, some really great scenes with Forrest Whitaker.
Season 6 was a bit boring.
Season 7 was phenomenal as the shit really starts hitting the fan.
I don't know that it's as good as BB, but they're really two completely different shows. The Shield is more of a procedural police drama with a pretty big ensemble cast and Breaking Bad is very much focused on a handful of characters. However, the one thing they both have in common is that they definitely like to blur the line between "good guys" and "bad guys".