Philosophising about the 'S'-word: Watch… and learn
Rookie Blue is a Canadian police drama television series starring Missy Peregrym (Reaper, Heroes) and Gregory Smith (Everwood). It was created by Morwyn Brebner, Tassie Cameron (Would Be Kings), and Ellen Vanstone. The police drama premiered on June 24, 2010, at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central, and airs on Global in Canada and on ABC in the United States.
There’s something really primal about the idea of being a rookie—it hits that horrible, eternal sense of feeling like a fraud, like a kid dressed in grown-up clothes, trying to pretend you know what you’re doing. And I thought, what if you were feeling just like that—but with a gun?
- —Tassie Cameron, Executive Producer.
The series follows the lives of five rookie cops from fictional 15 Division who have just graduated from the academy. Training’s over, life begins. They must learn not only to deal with their duties as police officers, but also deal with the problems and expectation of their families and friends. They are first responders and they are about to learn that no amount of training prepares you for life.
“To serve, protect and…” is usually used in the parade room before shift starts by the cop leading the reunion. It always has a significant meaning in the episode plot or context. The one they use more often though is “to serve, protect and don’t screw up”.
It has been described as Grey’s Anatomy in the world of rookie cops.