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      Season 1 – Dark Blue

      2009 Crime Drama List
      38% 16 Reviews Tomatometer From producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the man behind the "CSI" franchise, comes this fast-paced police drama that follows a team of officers in Los Angeles so covert in its undercover missions that many of their own colleagues don't realize they're involved. Carter Shaw leads the task force, dedicating himself 24/7 to his team and his underworld persona to the point that it's cost him his wife and much of his former existence. He works closely with Ty Curtis, whose recent marriage clashes with the personal relationships he develops while playing someone else on the job; straight-shooting officer Dean Bendis, whose style often leads team members to think he's become corrupt; and Jaimie Allen, a green patrol cop recruited into the undercover unit because of her shady past and skill at deception. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Aug 01 Buy Now

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      Featuring a solid cast and production, Dark Blue is another conventional cop show from the Jerry Bruckheimer factory.

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      Episode 1 Aired Jul 15, 2009 Pilot An undercover FBI agent's body is found dumped on the side of the road. Details Episode 2 Aired Jul 22, 2009 Guns, Strippers and Wives Carter has less than 12 hours to save the life of one of his undercover officers. Details Episode 3 Aired Jul 29, 2009 Purity Jaimie comes up with a plan to bring down a drug kingpin; with no time to create a cover, Jaimie must use her real name and background; Jaimie's boyfriend asks her to move in with him. Details Episode 4 Aired Aug 5, 2009 K-Town Ty and Dean go after a major Korean gang; the target is an old-school mob boss named President Lee. Details Episode 5 Aired Aug 12, 2009 August Carter's team races against the clock to save a kidnapped woman; the case is complicated by the involvement of a CEO and the FBI; Ty wonders if Carter is pushing hard because of a grudge he has with the FBI. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 19, 2009 Ice The team tries to take down a criminal ring that launders money through diamonds; Ty makes inroads with a club owner interested in a diamond heist; Dean and Jaimie pose as a married couple to make a connection with a fence. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 26, 2009 O.I.S. Carter uses some friends in low places to target a highly decorated corrupt cop; working to bring down another officer weighs heavily on Ty. Details Episode 8 Aired Sep 2, 2009 Venice Kings The team gets involved in a turf war between the Crips and a new gang, the Venice Kings; Dean goes under as a member of the Kings; Ty's sister needs $7,000. Details Episode 9 Aired Sep 9, 2009 Betsy A smuggler runs the biggest ring on the West Coast; Jaimie goes under cover by hooking up with an old acquaintance from her past; Jaimie asks her boyfriend for a favor. Details Episode 10 Aired Sep 16, 2009 Shot in the Dark Carter is the prime suspect in the death of an undercover DEA agent; Melissa starts to pressure Ty to leave the unit so they can start a family; Jaimie's boyfriend gets a new job in San Francisco. Details

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      Randee Dawn Hollywood Reporter TNT's "Dark Blue" looks good... But "Blue" is a confusing mix of cliche and posturing that seems more interested in framing a shot than telling a story. Oct 15, 2019 Full Review Verne Gay Newsday "Dark Blue" is appealing. This is a solid and particularly well-produced cop show - and should be, with Jerry Bruckheimer topping the credits - although we take off points for extreme violence. Oct 15, 2019 Full Review David Hinckley New York Daily News Like all Jerry Bruckheimer productions, "Dark Blue" moves at a fast pace and packs a lot of action. It has a good cast led by the vaguely mysterious Dylan McDermott. Oct 14, 2019 Full Review Adam Sweeting The Arts Desk All told, the show is several notches above your average police-and-thieves potboiler. Jul 18, 2018 Full Review Dustin Rowles Pajiba 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 Zach Oat Television Without Pity 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 Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Dylan McDermott leads the cast in the edgy and provocative police drama Dark Blue. Season 1 follows LA police lieutenant Carter Shaw as he puts together an elite and covert undercover unit to take down some of the most dangerous criminals in the city. Co-starring Logan Marshall-Green, Nicki Aycox, and Noah Bean, the show has a pretty solid cast that delivers some good performances. And the writers do an impressive job at developing the characters and taking them to the limit; blurring the line between cop and criminal. They also heighten the tension and suspense with interesting and exciting plot twists. Additionally, several notable guest stars are featured, including Michael Biehn and Sasha Alexander. Gritty and daring, Dark Blue delivers a strong first season that looks at the toll the criminal underworld has on the cops who have to live in it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Nathan Hope, Danny Cannon
      Executive Producer
      Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Danny Cannon, Doug Jung, KristieAnne Reed
      Eileen Myers, Danny Cannon, Rick Eid, Doug Jung
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Jul 15, 2009