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A great new show

July 30, 2010 - Pam Rodgers

Well, I finally have a chance to blog about my newest viewing entertainment. I have been tuning in to ABC’s new summer drama, Rookie Blue on Thursday nights. To me, it is the cop version of Grey’s Anatomy. It is about these five rookie cops that are beginning to work with the 15th precinct in Chicago, sounds like five interns at a hospital doesn’t it? There are three women and two men with the main charter being a female, Andy McNally played by Missy Peregrym (the lead gymnast in 'Stick It'). The other rookies are Tracy, Gail, Chris and Dov (not sure about his name but whatever). Yet another parallel to Grey’s with Meredith, Christina, Izzie, Alex and George. For me, I love Grey’s so these comparisons only make the show more exciting for me.
But all that aside, it is a really interesting show. Only six episodes in and you already love the characters and feel for the newbies on the job. One of the very first scenes is the chief telling the rookies that no amount of training in the academy can compeletely prepare you for what will happen on the job. I imagine can’t be easy being a cop, especially when your fresh out of the academy and don't have any real experience to rely on.
Each rookie are assigned to work with a training officer for each day's assignments. They either go out and patrol certain areas or they are assigned to the barn (the police station for paperwork, answering phones, etc.). After a few episodes, the rookies could be assigned to detectives to assist in whatever way possible with investigations and interrogations.
Up to this point in the series, we are with the rookies as they make mistakes but they always find a way to fix them so they won’t get fired or killed. But there is also some early success to assure the audience that these cops do know what they are doing, they are just rookies.
Each show gets better and better. Andy is definitely the main focus of the show, as her father used to be a big name in the same precinct (Grey’s mom anyone?). There are also hints at a "forbidden" relationship with her training officer.
All in all, it is a good show. I can’t wait to see what exciting new incidents will come to the rookies next week.


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