Shades of Blue: Season 1 Reviews

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July 17, 2020
Shades of Blue is a story of crime, drama, passion, obsession, love and betrayal. In this show, Lopez is just Jenny from the block; which makes her loveable, charismatic and a favourite with the audience.
January 25, 2019
If you can deal with cliched lines about "all being family" and a lead policewoman who wears too much blusher, Shades of Blue is admittedly rather watchable.
March 22, 2018
... boring isn't even the worst offense Shades Of Blue commits.
May 2, 2017
Despite occasionally corny dialogue, Shades of Blue works through brisk plotting, taut acting and an eye for the idiosyncratic detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2016
Shades of Blue isn't about to pass The Shield as the high-water mark of the American dirty-cop genre.
August 5, 2016
If you loved The Shield you'll enjoy this, too.
January 19, 2016
Cop drama's leading lady is sexy, strong, and morally shady.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2016
As it stands, this show is on a familiar path that, if unaltered by some refreshing turns or segues, will end at the same premature dead-end/cancellation like its many forefathers before it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 12, 2016
Lopez, Liotta, and Kole look to have enough charisma to make for a watchable television show.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 11, 2016
[J. Lo's] new cop drama is a less fun, less interesting and a far less appealing version of the groundbreaking series The Shield.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2016
With a lone, transient saving grace in Jennifer Lopez's icy cool NYPD detective, Shades of Blue has one reason to watch and about a dozen to skip, not limited to: self-seriousness, predictable plots, and a distasteful contentment with being ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 8, 2016
As the protagonist, Jennifer Lopez is someone we should love and root for but I just couldn't do it and that's why Shades of Blue didn't work for me, guys.
January 8, 2016
Shades of Blue isn't a deep show, but it's a sensationally effective one. It knows what it is... and it rarely steps wrong. The strong acting helps a lot.
January 8, 2016
Giving full credit to all involved with Shades of Blue, especially Lopez, this series certainly cannot be classified as earth-shattering, but if you're a 'Jenny From the Block' fan, her effort here should be more than enough to keep you engaged.
January 8, 2016
This show might've been gangbusters 15 or 20 years ago, but now it feels like it's walking in the blue-tinted shade of greater police dramas both on cable and off.
January 8, 2016
This show might not be the best thing since The Shield, but it's a step above NCIS.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 8, 2016
This series already reminds me of a less graphic but no less compelling version of the FX hit The Shield.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 7, 2016
Lopez does a decent enough job - on top of the single-mom angle, Harlee also has a traumatic back story - but it's Liotta who will make or break Shades of Blue.
January 7, 2016
Sadly this is far too derivative, clunky and confusing to be either a great show or a ratings powerhouse.
January 7, 2016
During a time when police forces across the country are under scrutiny for excessive force and their precarious relationships with the communities they are assigned to protect, Shades Of Blues' version of a corrupt cop is almost quaint.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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