Thursday, July 8, 2010

Revew - Rookie Blue Season 1 Episode 3 Fite Nite

Rookie Blue is a happy show; bad things may happen during the course of the episode, people may get hurt, both physically and mentally, but in the end, everything ends all right. Everyone has a buddy to hang out with and through the tears, there's someone else there for them. Realistically, though, real life doesn't end like that.

Unlike last week's sad outing, "Fite Nite" wasn't terrible. The writing wasn't bad and the acting wasn't bad. All in all, it was a cookie-cutter episode. The characters again took a precedent to the crimes, negating any serious implications the show could have on any deeper thought. Right now, the balance is off. These are police officers and their lives are important, but the criminals hardly get a second glance and are written off instantly.

I didn't expect anything major to happen, but I wanted to see more consequences of the woman who consistently let her husband abuse her. Maybe it will happen in a later episode, but instead of the cheesy ending with Andy meeting Detective Callaghan at a bar for a drink, it would have been much better if Andy received a call telling her that the woman was found dead. And I know it's wishful thinking on my part. Rookie Blue isn't supposed to be hard hitting or dark, and certainly not realistic.

Score: 7.5/10
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