Rookie Blue

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Wed­nes­day, 8.30pm, Univer­sal I’m new to Rookie Blue but found this third sea­son de­but of the Cana­dian po­lice se­ries ter­rif­i­cally en­gag­ing. In a way the pro­gram does for polic­ing what Grey’s Anatomy does for medicine, with­out all the schmaltz about re­la­tion­ships and the bla­tant dis­re­gard for the sci­en­tific truth. Cer­tainly there are re­la­tion­ships among the po­lice of­fi­cers here but they feel re­al­is­tic. We first meet se­ries pro­tag­o­nist Andy McNally (Missy Pere­grym) as she suf­fers a bout of cold feet over sky­div­ing from a plane at 13,000 feet (al­most 4km). A call on her mo­bile con­firms that she has her old job as a po­lice­woman back (af­ter a three-month sus­pen­sion for con­duct un­be­com­ing) and she glee­fully throws her­self out of the plane. A car ac­ci­dent on the way back to work has some ter­rific and un­ex­pected twists and turns, in­clud­ing Wil­liam Shat­ner lurch­ing through the crash scene as a dis­or­derly drunk.

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