Dark Blue: Season 1 (2009)


Season 1
Dark Blue

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Air date: Jul 15, 2009
Air date: Jul 22, 2009
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Air date: Aug 5, 2009
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Air date: Aug 19, 2009
Air date: Aug 26, 2009
Air date: Sep 2, 2009
Air date: Sep 9, 2009
Air date: Sep 16, 2009

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Season 1 of this visceral crime drama that tracks the shadowy derring-do of an undercover task force. In the premiere, brooding team leader Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott) tries to take down a suave gang leader responsible for torturing an FBI agent and leaving him for dead. But the case turns messy when one of Carter's own embedded men (Logan Marshall-Green) seemingly flips loyalties. Executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the show features intriguing characters, bullet-blazing violence and a gritty edge.

Critic Reviews for Dark Blue Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

All told, the show is several notches above your average police-and-thieves potboiler.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a show that's supposed to exist in a moral gray area, but the grayness is as clear and well-groomed as the stubble on McDermott's cheeks, so even the grayness is well worn.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Perhaps McDermott will grow into the role. In the meantime, it's the fantastic - and yes, young and beautiful - supporting cast that has all my attention.

Jun 26, 2009 | Full Review…

I like my cop shows with a little bit of humor, and no feeling of drowning, thank you very much.

Jul 16, 2009 | Full Review…

Dark Blue can't help but feel a little second-hand.

Jul 15, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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[Dark Blue examines] an intriguing gray area that makes for complicated moral questions and exciting television.

Jul 14, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While some of the performances in TNT's new drama Dark Blue are solid, none of them are compelling enough to elevate what is otherwise an oppressively gloom, by-the-numbers entry that just pushes the genre deeper into its rut.

Jul 15, 2009 | Full Review…

Dark Blue has a monochromatic look and, more disappointingly, a monochromatic spirit.

Jul 14, 2009 | Full Review…

Many things are bad, or at least painfully ordinary, about Blue, but the worst is the way it misuses Dylan McDermott, a man who once was and should still be a bankable TV star.

Jul 15, 2009 | Full Review…

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