ABC’s Rookie Blue Premiere Wasn’t Too Bad – A Quick Review

by on June 26, 2010

in Entertainment, tv reviews

Rookie Blue from ABC

ABC’s Canadian import, Rookie Blue wasn’t too bad in its season premiere. The story is following brand new rookies out of the academy and the different new situations they have to deal with.  It feels a little bit like Grey’s Anatomy, with the voice-over and the interpersonal relationships that look like will be developing.

It will need time to grow, but it may already have legs.

The premiere of Rookie Blue pulled in 7.3 million viewers and was ABC’s best scripted series debut in 6 years.

Now, we see where the story takes us, if it gets too predictable and if they can capitalize on decent writing.

From the way they seem to have modeled the show after Grey’s Anatomy, I feel like they’re trying for the same set of ingredients that helped Grey’s become the hit it is.  You can’t blame them for trying the same recipe on a summer series.  If it pans out, everyone wins.

It’s written by Morwyn Brebner, Tassie Cameron (Flashpoint, Degrassi: The Next Generation) & Ellen Vanstone. Cameron is the only one with any real appreciable or recognizable experience.  That may not be bad, I’m just saying.

Rookie Blue stars

  • Missy Peregrym (Reaper, Heroes)
  • Gregory Smith (Everwood)
  • Charlotte Sullivan (Syfy’s Alice, & as Maxima in Smallville)
  • Ben Bass
  • Enuka Okuma (Stolen)
  • Travis Milne

There’s a bit of experience in the cast and a wee bit of experience in the writing crew.  The real experience comes from the directors chair.  David Wellington (Queer as Folk, Bury the Lead) & Charles Biname (Durham County, Flashpoint) are the guys with the megaphone screaming cut and pointing actors in the right direction as they interpret the scripts they’ve been given.

Cinema Static on Brusimm will be giving it another round of watching.

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