Rookie Blue (PREVIEW)

Rookie Blue

On DVD: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I don't know. I just don't know. I watched "Rookie Blue" with a quasi-open mind. I thought, "It could be good. It might get better."

It's not good. It's not bad. It's just meh; a fluffy pretty-people-summer cop show from ABC starring Missy Peregrym (Andi from "Reaper" who is now Andy on "Rookie Blue."). There isn't much of a transition from The Work Bench to the 15th precint. She's a legacy of the force and is the over-achiever of the group. Great things are expected of you, Mr. Potter, I mean, Ms. McNally. She's joined by the kid from "Everwood" (Gregory Smith) and a handful of relative newcomers (Charlotte Sullivan, Enuka Okuma, and Travis Milne). None of which really jump out at me after watching the pilot.

The rookies start out as nervous eager-beavers who don't know when to take a statement, draw a gun, or spot a transgender, but miraculously they turn into caring veterans from "Law and Order" 2/3 of the way into the show (and still the first day on the job). ABC must think that all its viewers are a bunch of morons. It's almost like watching "Castle," but without that show's one redeeming quality. I think this cast even attended the same remedial police academy as the cops on "Castle."


The writing is mediocre and the story arch is transparent and boring. Watch if you must, but I just don't have a lot of faith in this one to get better. The "Rookie Blue" series premiere airs on ABC on June 24th at 9pm.

Review by Jennifer Isbell