Don't blink--I liked it. Perhaps "like" is too strong of a word, but, if anything, I'll be watching more episodes. Unlike ABC's other dreadful summer offerings, Scoundrels and The Gates, Rookie Blue doesn't have a wild, fandangled concept. It sticks to a simple formula: New cops dealing with life and reality.
What sets the show apart is Missy Peregrym, who plays Andy McNally, the main character. She would probably have an expanded role on Reaper after the events of the second season finale, but if she is not going to be on Reaper, at least she is on television. Andy is charming, vulnerable, and tough, coming off as the most realistic character. Unfortunately, the rest of the cast is lightyears behind Peregrym and aren't memorable.
And yes, the characters are simplistic, the plot is simplistic, and the themes are simplistic. Already, Andy has two older love interests (2 McDreamys!!) and thankfully no action--yet. In the end, Peregrym's winning performance will bring me back to the show and given the good ratings we'll probably be seeing more of the show.