Jennifer Lopez is a presence to contend with. Whether you like her or not you cannot ignore her, especially as Harlee Santos in NBC’s new TV series Shades of Blue.
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Lopez is back in full force! Watch it tonight on NBC at 10pm and if so inclined, join the conversation using #ShadesofBlue
Created by Adi Hasak (3 Days to Kill), with a team of twelve executive producers that includes Lopez, Benny Medina and Ryan Seacrest, directed by Barry Levinson (Bugsy) and starring Ray Liotta and Drea de Matteo alongside Lopez, they seem to have covered all their bases. But with mostly lukewarm review, it is looking like it will be up to the audience to make or break this show, and as far as they are concerned, it’s a winner. Seventy-five percent of audience on Rotten Tomatoes liked it.
At the advance screening of Shades of Blue a couple of nights ago, it became clear the audience was fully engaged in the pilot episode, “hooting” and “ahhhing” throughout the screening. In Shades of Blue you will catch the different shades of Harlee Santos, Jennifer Lopez’s character, as she goes from bad ass cop, caring mother, to sexy vixen to…yes there is more. This is not just your good cop, bad cop plot.
The first episode looks promising and we will see about the rest of the 12 episodes. So here is what’s in store. Harlee Santos (Lopez) is a charismatic single mother and resourceful detective at the heart of a tight-knit crew of Brooklyn detectives, led by enigmatic Lieutenant Matt Wozniak Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, Field of Dreams), who often leads the team to step outside the limitations of the law in order to effectively protect their precinct and their own.
As a big illegal job looms on the horizon, the FBI catches Harlee in the act and pits her against her own unit. As a newly turned informant, she struggles to safeguard her on-the-job family and a perilous dance with her FBI handler, Special Agent Stahl (Warren Kole), who develops an unhealthy obsession with her. Meanwhile, Wozniak, acting as the unit’s patriarch, begins an all-consuming hint for the informant. Pressure mounts as the crew struggles to perform their brand of street justice under the FBI watch.
Watch it tonight on NBC at 10pm and if so inclined, join the conversation using #ShadesofBlue