Shades of Blue

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Cop drama's leading lady is sexy, strong, and morally shady.

NBC Drama 2016

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

Shades of excellence

I absolutely love Shades Of Blue, although I have to admit, it took me some time to get in to the series, but by the time the second season came out I was hooked and of course the show was getting better and better as it went on and it gets cancelled. I’m not kidding this show really picked up steam in the third season and I was on the edge of my seat. This is a real problem for TV shows now days, I feel that it takes time for the actors to develop and get comfortable in their roles and if the network dosen’t see numbers right away they cancel. Most people don’t watch TV anymore and certainly not Live cause life just gets in the way, so I feel like they need to give these series some time to develop. Shades of Blue had every ingredient of a great series and the acting, writing and just the whole look of the show is top notch. So I give Shades Of Blue a 9/10 The 9 for the slow build up.
age 18+

Violent, disturbing, another way to display Lopez's body in slutty ways

Story itself moves very slowly. The only highlight of this show is Liota's acting skills. The violence and disturbing sex scenes make this inappropriate for children. The show is a real downer all the way around. Hard to believe this show came back for a second season. The ways they try to showcase Lopez's body are laughable and ridiculous; it's painfully obvious they invent any way they can think of to show her braless in low-cut or semi-transparent t-shirts, robes with slits all the way up, similar to the slutty way she dresses in public, except she's supposed to be believable as a cop with her assets on full display. The story is not engaging or compelling, but Liota's acting is excellent.

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