Dark Blue 2 Seasons 2009

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Season 1
(209) IMDb 7.9/10
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1. Pilot TV-NR CC

In the series premiere, undercover officer Dean (LOGAN MARSHALL-GREEN) is suspect of murdering an FBI agent. It's up to his boss, Carter (DYLAN McDERMOTT), to prove Dean's loyalty.

Starring:
Dylan McDermott, Omari Hardwick
Runtime:
46 minutes
Original air date:
July 15, 2009

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Pilot

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Season 1

Customer Reviews

Great characters, interesting story lines, good acting.
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A very good undercover cop drama with a lot of action - you will not fall asleep watching this series!
Sandy H.
Great series that keeps you watching every episode and wanting more.
Joy M. Hickman

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Iron Man VINE VOICE on August 20, 2010
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Jerry Bruckheimer doesn't seem to run out of good ideas when it comes to cop shows...CSI trilogy, Cold Case, Without a Trace. And now comes Dark Blue, a special task force in the LAPD composed of specially-trained police officers whose job are to go undercover, infiltrate criminal organizations and bring them to justice. The team is composed of 4 police officers with unique personalities headed by Lt. Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott), a grizzled, battle-scarred LAPD officer who is tasked with heading the task force and coming up with plans to bring down hardened criminals; Dean Bendis (Logan Marshall-Green), a no-nonsense guy who "absorbs" his role being an undercover cop and sometimes has a hard-time detaching himself from the roles his job demands; Ty Curtis (Omari Hardwick), the only married member of the team who tries to balance the demanding expectations from his job and his personal life and Jaimie Allen (Nicki Aycox) who was recruited by Lt. Carter to the team based on her past and struggles with demons of her own. The team put their lives on the line to infiltrate criminal organizations using deception, mundane and unconventional methods to get the job done. The plot is filled with a lot of action and drama that incorporates violence and human compassion at the same time. Its been a while since I have seen a cop show with this kind of story line. The members struggle with personal anxieties of their own but gets the job done at the end of the day. I Highly recommend this show for its unique plot and story line, deviating from the traditional cop shows we've seen in a very long time!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Baddorf on September 12, 2010
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I thoroughly enjoyed this show. The characters are interesting, and I never know quite where an episode will go. It's a great dark and gritty crime drama that focuses on getting to know and then manipulating criminals.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mountaincrest1 on March 16, 2014
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This cop show has nothing to offer about real police work or anything that real police officers job is really like. If you like the idea that cops are really all a bunch of rouges that are just like criminals, then you should like this show. If you like shoot-outs with bad guys, you'll love it. But, the writing is weak, the acting worse, and this show should never have made it to television. An example: as anyone knows, female police officers all wear high heel shoes because you can run faster when chasing bad guys down an alley. Yeah, it's that dumb.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By john stewart on September 10, 2010
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Dark Blue: The Complete First SeasonThis is what an action-packed and suspense-laden cop and bad guys show is supposed to be like. The bad guys are so evil that I actually got stressed up during each scene where it seemed that the undercover cop was about to be discovered. I actually got scared that the cop would be badly hurt. The scenes tightly follow each other to give you a feeling of non-stop rollercoaster action. Dylan McDermott used to show compassion in his previous attorney character in the Practice series. Here, he is all driven to put really bad guys out of business. He never gives his own cops any leeway for any compassion or personal issue to interfere with catching the bad guys. Sometimes the undercover cops get close to the people they are building cases against. They become torn as the arrests are about to be carried out. I watched the first season of Dark Blue as it was being shown on cable. I liked it so much that I bought it on DVD's. When the second season is available on DVD's, I'll buy it too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Misty7 on March 14, 2013
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I loved the characters and the way the series was written, wish there were more like this.The show kept me wanting to watch more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ann Adair on October 2, 2010
Having watched Season 2 first, I absolutely loved the show but felt, even without having seen Season 1, that Carter's love-interest weakened it. Now that I've seen Season 1, I feel that even more emphatically. I've read the reasons behind why Bruckheimer changed the format: wanted to soften it, lighten it up, make Carter more approachable, add humor, etc. But there are plenty of other shows you can go to for that. Yes, Carter is dark and brooding, but I really don't want a rogue undercover guy to be anything else. So many potentially great shows get dummied up these days with a lot of camp, and although Dark Blue has a long way to go to be in that category, I hate to see even a little bit of softening of the edges. To me they have diluted a first-rate product in Season 2, although I agree with JudahFirst that it is absolutely still one of the best shows out there. I hope it's back for Season 3, without Tricia Helfer.
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17 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. Cervone on September 4, 2010
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It just doesn't get any better than this for TV crime drama. I actually started watching this year (Season 2) with the addition of Tricia Helfer to the already very impressive cast. I loved the show so much I wanted to catch up on its origins with the purchase of Season 1 on DVD. Suffice to say, the content is great. However, the quality of this DVD box set is not so perfect. Forget that it is not presented in 5.1 DD sound ... the sound is acceptable. And, generally speaking, the overall quality of video reproduction is very acceptable. The problem is with the DVD-R recordable media disc and the fact that it is not compatible with some DVD players ... resulting in occasional freezing of video and skipping issues. I have a Sony 9000 ES player and the only time I have had similar problems is when the "borrowed" disc was severely scratched. To be absolutely fair, perhaps I just received a bad copy. That being said, Disc #2 had so many errors, it was simply not watchable. It has been my experience, over the years, that the more expensive (and usually more precise) DVD players actually do make discs look their absolute best. However, the more precise and sensitive a player is ... occasionally it has tracking problems with damaged and/or sub-par quality discs, while a less accurate/sensitive player might play the same disc (although not with the same high quality video reproduction). In any case, if you purchase through Amazon and encounter any problems ... Amazon customer service is the best!
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