I never watched this show before, but it's
actually a very good one. It's an entertaining primetime
soap. It reminds me of "Grey's Anatomy," or "ER" or "Chicago
Fire." It's not the first soap opera-like cop show (that
would be "Hill Street Blues"), but it's a pretty good one.
In the first season, the show focused on the
rookies, but now that it's five years later, the rookies are
all police officers. They have new rookies, but the show is
still about former rookie Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym) and
her fellow cops. She's the star of the show. It has a big
Having never watched the show before, I was
concerned that I might be confused about who the people are
or what their history or relationships are, but I was not.
They do a pretty good job of catching you up and reminding
you of all that, without making it sound boring. Now I kind
of wish I had watched the first four seasons!
The fifth season starts right after one of
the officers has been shot. Another officer is recovering
from getting stabbed in the neck. A third is being sought
for shooting the bad guy that shot the first officer. It's
very dramatic - your typical season opener from a
cliffhanger. Once that's all done, they get back to
more normal stories about police work, but it's still a soap
opera, so the show is more about the characters and their
romances and other relationships than it is about police
It's a fantastic show (not as good as "Hill
Street Blues", but it might be as good as "NYPD Blue," if
not as ground-breaking) but it's a good, solid show. I was
happy to see Gregory Smith, who was so great in "Everwood,"
as one of the cops. I don't recognize anyone else, but I
assume they're mostly Canadian actors, since this is a
ABC shows "Rookie Blue" every summer. The
6th season is well under way. I don't know why the DVD is
"Volume One." The set has all 11 episodes from season 5.
Now, it only has one feature, so maybe they're planning to
release a "Volume Two" with more extras. If so, that's
great, but it's still weird that they would do that.
The feature "Life Is Not a Fairytale" is a
good one, and they also have included the webisodes.
The show is definitely worth watching. You
can just watch this one to get a taste, or go buy the first
four seasons first. I wish I had the time to watch them all!
Maybe one day I will...
Drama ROOKIE BLUE:
SEASON FIVE, VOLUME ONE Hits DVD on 8/18, Only from eOne!
with uniforms and guns"
-- Robert Lloyd, The Los
NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME IN THE LATEST
DVD INSTALLMENT OF ABC-TV's EXPLOSIVE
PRIMETIME COP DRAMA
SEASON FIVE, VOLUME ONE
Street Date: August 18,
DVD SRP: $39.98
Arresting 3-Disc Set, Exclusively from Entertainment One,
All Eleven Episodes Plus a Bonus Featurette & Webisodes
Five years ago, a group of green rookies
fresh out of the Academy started their careers with 15
Division -- one of the most elite units in the city. Now,
as Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym) and her fellow officers
enter their next year as seasoned pros, more resilient than
ever, each day still continues to bring new surprises and
BLUE: SEASON FIVE, VOLUME ONE,
available exclusively on DVD from Entertainment One directly
following ABC-TV's summer premieres, begins with two lives
hanging in the balance: officers Sam Swarek (Ben Bass) and
Chloe Price(Priscilla Faia), who've been shot in the
line of duty. But life at 15 Division must go on, as the
officers have sworn an oath to serve and protect, no matter
the consequences. But as the shell-shocked men and women in
blue struggle to pull the pieces of
their lives back together, they can't help but wonder: will
things ever work out the way they're supposed to?
is executive produced by award-winning Tassie Cameron
("Flashpoint"), Ilana Frank ("The Eleventh Hour", "Would Be
Kings"), David Wellington ("The Eleventh Hour", "Would Be
Kings") and John Morayniss
("Rogue", "Haven"). The series is a production of ICF Films
and leading independent studio eOne, who also distribute it
Missy Peregrym ("Reaper", "Heroes")
Ben Bass ("Flashpoint", "Monk")
Gregory Smith ("Everwood", Dream House)
Travis Milne (Badge of Honor)
Enuka Okuma ("NCIS: Los Angeles", "24")
Charlotte Sullivan (The Colony, "The Kennedys")
Peter Mooney ("Heartland", "Camelot")
Priscilla Faia ("Psych", "Eleventh Victim")
Oliver Becker ("Lost Girl", "Republic of Doyle",
Matthew Owen Murray ("Suits")
"Life is Not a Fairytale" Featurette & Webisodes
Type: DVD/3 Discs
Running Time: 470 mins.
Audio: 5.1 Surround
Language: English w/SDH
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