Rookie Blue

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Canadian police drama lacks grit of U.S. cop shows.

ABC Drama 2010

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

It awesome!

I think this show is great. It does have moments that are bloody so if you aren't good around blood, I don't think you will want to see this show. It does have alcohol and drugs, among other things.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 14+

Series Had Promise, Ultimately Disappoints

When this series started, I was really excited about it. The premise of the show seemed very strong with strong characters to back it. Season two started the slide from a solid police drama to what eventually became the mindless bore-fest that it has become. Predictable to the very end, the plot line seems to have shifted away from the police drama aspect of the show to the old standby plot of which officer is sleeping with the other? After three seasons and two episodes into the fourth, I am done with the show. It went from a solid, well-produced program to mindless, tedious, and ultimately unbelievable. After all, if a real officer screwed up as many times (and as severely) as the lead characters in "Rookie Blue", surely they would have been discharged from their duties, by now.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

TV Details

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