Rookie Blue is a police show that doesn't offer viewers anything remotely original.
It's chock full of cliches, all of which were on display on "Fite Nite." The main character has an alcoholic father; there was a case involving domestic abuse in which the wife took back her husband; a work relationship is complicated by the blurring of personal and professional lives.
But its lack of creative storylines is not my biggest problem with the show.
Instead, I simply find it boring. For a series centered around police, the cases aren't especially suspenseful or dramatic. It never feels like anyone is in serious danger or a lot is at stake.
Because Rookie Blue is clearly a version of Grey's Anatomy, the focus is meant to be on the characters instead of the weekly investigations. With that aspect in mind, we did learn a lot this week:
- Andy has major father issues;
- Traci has a kid;
- Dov has asthma;
- Gail has fears about her family connections and how she's perceived.
Of all these revelations, whose secret is the biggest threat to his/her career? That's the sort of question that could keep us intrigued as the series plays out this summer.
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