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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Summary: The summer police drama follows the lives of five fresh graduates from police academy.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. I rather enjoyed the pilot. Perhaps it's a Canadian thing, but like "Flashpoint," Rookie Blue doesn't oversell itself. It is modest and plain in a way that makes even its less likely moments feel credible enough.
  2. The insipid pop music that cues emotional moments is annoying, but the writing isn't. And the characters are more interesting than their headshots would suggest.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    It's summer, expectations are low, and you could do a lot worse than this genial, softhearted import.
  4. Rookie Blue is "Grey's Anatomy" in a police station. And that's about as remarkable as this fairly generic Canadian co-production gets.
  5. Reviewed by: Katherine Stevens
    Despite occasional moments of solid acting on the part of Peregrym and Okuma, Rookie Blue sinks under the weight of its cheesy montages, references to the rookies as "fresh paint," and the lack of chemistry between the main characters.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    The pilot goes down smoothly enough, but lacking a single novel beat and with no one but Peregrym registering, there's simply no compelling reason to make another visit to this precinct
  7. At its core, Rookie is a terrible show.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jul 9, 2013
    I have really enjoyed the show from the beginning. is has all the makings of a great show and I don't know why so many people seem to not like it. I would hate to see this show cancelled before it has enough time to allow the characters to fully build. Me personally will take any decent drama over all these moronic reality crap shows that flood our prime time and most other time for that matter!! Sorry about the small rant I am just sick of any and all reality TV show. They will make a show about almost anyone or anything anymore. I for one am SICK of it! Expand
  2. Sep 24, 2010
    I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire series. I liked getting to know the characters and look forward to more and changing dynamics. I like the clean language and the fact that I'm not subjected to bloody violence. I look forward to the new season. Thanks. Collapse
  3. Apr 29, 2014
    This is a cop show so I will score it as a cop show. Its one of the best I've seen. It brings the job of cops down to earth in a way that people can relate. Some person hold very high expectations of police officer (even new police officers) but in reality, there still human, the longer they do the job the better they get at it and as with everyone they can make mistakes. I don't believe this show portrays police officers in a negative way or that makes them look "stupid", if anything it humanise them. Expand
  4. May 16, 2012
    Police Drama, Police Procedure shows have a shelf life these days of no more than like 8 seasons unless they can work an interesting angle like forensics like CSI, psychology with criminal minds or getting at the motives like colombo or something. Rookie Blue gets at exactly that what it is like a rookie. As for shelf life, i don't know how these rookies can be rookies for 8 years but it is very entertaining and the show has the characters we want to see more of. Down to earth development of plots and surprises make this show. Unlike watching paint dry, seeing a rookie in this light has potential for some real stories. Third Watch was the best before all these new shows which had that down to earth feel I see here. Third Watch left on a high when it was ahead. 9/11 gave Third Watch its rich drama, Rookie Blue needs to find its groove like Third Watch or it will be hard to reach 5 seasons. In the end, it benefits from the summer crowd who can make the investment into the show. Expand
  5. Jun 28, 2013
    Love this show. It works extremely hard to be as realistic as possible, and it does a pretty great job. The characters are not all crazy gifted, and they make their fair share of mistakes, making them extremely believable as people. The angle on this show is basically if you like seeing some justice and also like shows that capture real emotions, and focus on the characters more; then you will like this. All the actors are extremely talented and interact with each other like you would with colleagues at work, another very humanizing factor in the show. Great, if your into this stuff. Expand
  6. ThomasH.
    Jun 25, 2010
    I found the characters rather engaging. I look forward to the fleshing out of the various roles.
  7. Nov 7, 2010
    Overall Rookie Blue has a great premise, the problems are the annoying, unrealistic characters that tell the story. The characters in this show make cops look stupid and unprofessional...something they're not. Overall, this show makes just about every rookie mistake in the book. Expand

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