2006's best dramas: ''The Shield''
(Spike TV, Fri., 10 p.m.)
2006’s best dramas: ”The Shield”
The past season of this FX series — catch reruns on Spike TV — was one of the best for this jabby police drama. Guest star Forest Whitaker, obsessively investigating Michael Chiklis’ magnetic antihero, ratcheted tensions wonderfully high within the L.A. police squad — staffed with one of TV’s all-time great ensemble casts.