They are opposed by the precinct’s other cops, including Captain (and later, City Councilman) David Aceveda (Benito Martinez). The show also includes sidestories featuring others, such as police officers Dani (Catherine Dent) and Julien (Michael Jace), and the detective duo, Dutch (Jay Karnes) and Claudette (CCH Pounder, another performance that never got any award season love). Others came and went, such as guest season stars in Glenn Close (who did win herself an award for this), Forrest Whitaker, and Anthony Anderson (taking a turn from the comedy to play an excellent villain to the Strike Team).
Character to watch: Michael Chiklis as Detective Vic Mackey.
Journal your answers to the following questions after you watch the series.
- How does this particular character’s journey compare with yours?
- Did the character develop certain characteristics during the movie that you have or that you would like to have? If so, what are those characteristics?
- What obstacles did this character face? What was his or her biggest challenge?
- What would you have done differently if you had been in the same position as the character?
- Is this character the type of person you would be friends with? Why or why not?