Rookie Blue : Season 1

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

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  • Summary: The summer police drama follows the lives of five fresh graduates from police academy.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure

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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
    67
    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: Brian Lowry
    50
    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
  6. 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.
  7. At its core, Rookie is a terrible show.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Oct 1, 2010
    10
    It's funny and entertaining. The plot always keeps me interested and I care about the characters and their development. I hope this showIt's funny and entertaining. The plot always keeps me interested and I care about the characters and their development. I hope this show sees more seasons, I have no idea what the "professional" critics are looking for and I don't have the time to read through their criticisms and comment on each one but I definitely don't agree with the low rating. Collapse
  2. Jan 15, 2016
    10
    I loved this show... actually I lived for this show. From beginning to end it was amazing. It's a shame it got cancelled but Rookie Blue,..I loved this show... actually I lived for this show. From beginning to end it was amazing. It's a shame it got cancelled but Rookie Blue,.. will always be my number 1 cop series. Expand
  3. Sep 24, 2010
    10
    I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire series. I liked getting to know the characters and look forward to more and changing dynamics. I like theI 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. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2011
    10
    Please please tell the characters that they are mumbling. No, we are not hard of hearing and do not have this problem with any otherPlease please tell the characters that they are mumbling. No, we are not hard of hearing and do not have this problem with any other television series. We just can not understand half of what is mumbled by the actors, or they have the worst sound system in television. Expand
  5. May 16, 2012
    10
    Police Drama, Police Procedure shows have a shelf life these days of no more than like 8 seasons unless they can work an interesting anglePolice 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
  6. Jun 28, 2013
    10
    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 crazyLove 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
  7. Nov 7, 2010
    3
    Overall Rookie Blue has a great premise, the problems are the annoying, unrealistic characters that tell the story. The characters in thisOverall 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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