17. The Shield (FX)
Bald and badass, Michael Chiklis plays Detective Vic Mackey, the murderous, thieving, adulterous, and lying (gasp!) leader of a brutal, foulmouthed, corrupt unit of L.A. police officers whose community service is decidedly self-serving. The Commish this ain't.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
The LAPD Rampart Division's corrupt anti-gang unit inspired Mackey's Strike Team.