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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 15, 2012
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Created by Robert De Niro, this all-new police drama stars Adam Goldberg, Leelee Sobieski, Tom Reed, Terry Kinney and Stark Sands, and follows the work and personal lives of a group of NYPD rookie cops on the streets of upper Manhattan.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Apr 10, 2012
    91
    They honor the job without trivializing it, or turning it into melodramatic entertainment pap for the masses.
  2. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Apr 16, 2012
    75
    The series, written by Price and produced by Robert DeNiro, has NYC cred, and it, like its characters, grows with each episode.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Apr 13, 2012
    70
    While the broad strokes tend to remind you that you're watching a fiction, the finer details are well done - the bits and pieces are satisfying, even as you note the rivets and seams that join them.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Apr 12, 2012
    50
    It's better-acted than some shows, less grating than others. Its greatest flaw is it's too familiar and predictable.
  5. Reviewed by: David Eckstein
    Apr 16, 2012
    50
    The show is pretty much a by-the-numbers cop show.
  6. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Apr 13, 2012
    50
    The scripts are efficient. The acting is decent. But you're likely to find yourself just waiting for the familiar crises and character complications to come along, and sure enough, they do.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Apr 16, 2012
    25
    TV this dull should be outlawed.

See all 21 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 30, 2012
    10
    Sunday, April 29 NYC 22: the background monotone loud obnoxious sound was so loud I could not understand the dialog, forcing me to a different channel. This is not the only show where either directors or ill informed engineers or both drop in the awful background bing bang bang monotones that no one in their right mind would consider either music. Background sound should enhance the mood and complement the actors, but instead too frequently it drives me to another channel or to bed.

    I find the show's content refreshing. It's a pleasure not to see people running around shinning little flashlights (didn't the victim pay the light bill?) or being mezmorized over a hair or worse, an autopsy. Regretably, I will never be able to watch NYC 22 again if the background sound is not completely eliminated or reduced to a whisper.
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  2. May 16, 2012
    10
    Has big shoes to fill and given other police shows out there, its acting is great! More than credible it lacks the "I wanna know whats going to happen to that guy/girl". Perhaps bad timing or drawn out character development available for audience consumption, I am sad to see it go...but oh ya...Rookie Blue and Blue Bloods will fill the shoes. Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2012
    10
    Any show can never take the place of third watch however this has the makings ans staff t be very entertaining.I think they should give it another chance even if that means going to another network.How can you lose with Roberyt De Niro producing it.... Expand
  4. Apr 16, 2012
    7
    Im pretty devestated that NYC 22 replaced csi miami & shortened the season. But NYC 22 is a pretty decent show from what i've seen last night. The show didnt start off as good but At the half mark of the show it got interesting. Im looking forward to this show but it better not make CBS cancel CSI Miami Expand