Rookie Blue charts the trials and tribulations of rookies joining the Canadian police force in Toronto straight from the training academy. Right from season one the show follows the lives of five rookies and how they manage when transitioning from training to the working the beat, so to speak.
Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym – Heroes), Dov Epstein (Gregory Smith – Everwood), Traci Nash (Enuka Okuma – 24), Chris Diaz (Travis Milne – Flashpoint) and Gail Peck (Charlotte Sullivan – MVP) were fresh out of the academy and ready to take on the streets of Toronto under the guidance of their supervising officers. Later joined by new Rookie Nick Collins (Peter Mooney – Camelot), 15 Division see how the new officer cope with real police work, real life.
Reeling from the end of season four when two of their fellow officers, Sam Swarek (Ben Bass – Forever Knight) and Chloe Price (Pricilla Faia – After The Riots) were gunned down, shot in the line of duty, life in the division must continue and the officers must do their jobs. The shooting affects every facet of their lives, as 15 is not just a place of work, the officers are friends and indeed family.
As season five unravels in a spectacular fashion, relationships are changed irrevocably and lives will never be the same, but the oath these officer made to protect and serve will not be broken. Fast paced and with fantastic performances from the whole cast, you quickly become part of the series and feel every emotion along with the team. Described as ‘Greys Anatomy with guns’ by the LA Times, it is a serial drama that will leave you wanting more, have you gripping the edge of your seat and desperate to know what happens next!
Available from the 7th September 2015 courtesy of Entertainment One, this 11 part series comes on 3 discs and is priced at £29.99 (RRP). The set also has some special features including “Life is not a fairytale” featurette and webisodes.