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Harlee Santos, a single-mother New York police officer, is forced to work in the FBI's anti-corruption task force whilst dealing with her own financial problems.

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Adi Hasak
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Jennifer Lopez ...  Harlee Santos 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Ray Liotta ...  Matt Wozniak 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Drea de Matteo ...  Tess Nazario 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Dayo Okeniyi ...  Michael Loman 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Vincent Laresca ...  Carlos Espada 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Hampton Fluker ...  Marcus Tufo 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Sarah Jeffery ...  Cristina Santos 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Warren Kole ...  Robert Stahl 35 episodes, 2016-2018
Gino Anthony Pesi ...  James Nava 21 episodes, 2016-2018
Leslie Silva ...  Gail Baker 19 episodes, 2016-2018
Dov Davidoff ...  Internal Affairs Detective Verco 18 episodes, 2017-2018
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Detective Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mother from New York City, New York. She joins the FBI's anti-corruption task force, whilst dealing with her own financial problems by bribing officers in order to afford for her daughter Cristina (Sarah Jeffery). Written by T Reid

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Never turn your back on the past. (Season 3) See more »

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Crime | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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USA

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English

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7 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nijanse plave See more »

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New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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The show has 13-episode seasons because Jennifer Lopez's schedule prevented her for doing more, even though the network wanted more. See more »

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The execution can be sketchy and cliché, but its core characters and cast seem to hold up decently.
9 January 2016 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Jennifer Lopez is really donning the moniker "Jenny from the Block". Her acting works have gained mixed reception and Shades of Blue will continue that tradition. The leading actors give a presentable performance and the drama appears to be in working shape, however some of the police works are following frigid formula of crime drama, not to mention a couple of angles are shady and unconvincing.

Female leads in cop series admittedly look like models, for example leads of Castle or Quantico, which is not entirely a bad and might even be appealing, but it doesn't enhance the reliability aspect of the series. What Jennifer brings is the occasional moments where her character is approachable. At these times she can shed the celebrity persona and delves into the character, although there's still inconsistency in this regard.

Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mother and corrupt cop who is also being chased by FBI. The character can be appealing as the movie plays out the family and camaraderie cards, but it often transitions into intentionally excessively independent woman stereotype or simply become too melodramatic. Fortunately, the supporting cast helps alleviate these few sloppy instances.

Ray Liotta as Wozniak, the patriarch in the police squad, this is a role he's comfortable with. He plays the crude mentor and protector who harbor secret vices presentably well. Warren Kole as Stahl, the FBI agent is charming in creepy kind of way. There's a solid foundation for character development here, although it's not without a lingering inkling that these are crime drama clichés. Furthermore, this translates into some of the police works that just look too outlandishly crafted.

The premise holds together sufficiently, "Shades of Blue" has a decent start and relatively suspenseful set-up. If it follows these core directions instead of trails from other shows, it should find some degree of success.


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