Dark Blue

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Dark Blue takes place in the underbelly of Los Angeles, where criminals roam free under the veil of night or hide in the shadows of day. Wandering in and out of this seedy underworld is commonplace for Lieutenant Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott) and his special undercover task force. This team understands, better than anyone, that to bring down a criminal, one must first get on their level.
Starring
Logan Marshall-GreenNicki AycoxOmari Hardwick
Genres
ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    July 15 2009
    46min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  2. 2. Guns, Strippers & Wives
    July 22 2009
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A group of gun dealers that Ty is investigating become wary of his motives after he breaks protocol and visits his wife. Carter now must wrangle $100,000 to protect Ty's cover.
  3. 3. Purity
    July 29 2009
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A ruthless drug dealer with a background as a lawyer proves a difficult target for the team. Jaimie works the case, giving her team the chance to learn a bit about her past.
  4. 4. K-Town
    August 5 2009
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ty and Dean butt heads as they go after a major Korean gang, who do everything from drugs to counterfeiting. Ty is overly cautious and Dean throws caution to the wind.
  5. 5. August
    August 12 2009
    42min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Carter's unit races against the clock to save a kidnapped woman, and it's up to Ty, Dean and Jaimie to track her down. They are hindered in their progress by the FBI.
  6. 6. Ice
    August 19 2009
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The team tried to take down a major criminal ring laundering money. Dean and Jaimie pose as a married couple and Ty begins to second-guess the danger he faces on the job.
  7. 7. O.I.S.
    August 26 2009
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Carter taps into his collection of friends in low places to target a highly decorated and extremely corrupt cop. But working to bring down a fellow officer weighs heavily on Ty.
  8. 8. Venice Kings
    September 2 2009
    43min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Dean goes undercover as a member of a new gang, the Venice Kings, who wish to take over the heroin market from the Crips. Meanwhile, Ty's troublesome sister needs $7,000.
  9. 9. Betsy
    September 9 2009
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As the team goes after a major smuggling ring, Jaimie must go undercover as her former self, Jaimie Anderson - and ask a favor of her boyfriend, Scott (NOAH BEAN - "Damages").
  10. 10. Shot in the Dark
    September 16 2009
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In the season finale, the team sees Carter kill an undercover DEA officer, but his memory of the event differs from theirs. Melissa (META GOLDING) pressures Ty to leave his unit.

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Supporting actors
Dylan Mc Dermott
Season year
2009
Network
TNT
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4.6 out of 5 stars

287 global ratings

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Avg JoeReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Season one was magnificient, Season two makes you wonder what incestuous brood of maladroits they keep tapping for TV execs.
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Season 1 was marvelous! Exceptional characters, damaged and gritty yet you still feel empathy for them. A claustrophobic look into the dark world of deep undercover cops on a special task force that is sanctioned to bring down the worst of the underworld. They are pushed to go the extra mile and then pushed even further. The damage it does to their lives as they become fully immersed in the gangs and organizations that they penetrate, month after month and year after year. Everything becomes lies and betrayal with the singular goal of getting the job done. Some of them begin to question who the real bad guys are, even as their personal lives outside of work deteriorate or fall away entirely.

Season 2 saw writing and casting changes that diluted it into a conventional "cop" show.
That pretty much killed it.
Apparently someone at network thought it was too "edgy" and decided that a vanilla cop show was the way to go.

I really do hope that exec was fired.
7 people found this helpful
john stewartReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
This show is what an action-packed and suspense laden cop and bad guys show is supposed to be like.
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[[ASIN:B003VBR5YO Dark Blue: The Complete First Season]]This 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.
7 people found this helpful
nathan a yeoReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
good old fashioned cop show
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Whenever things get hingy the hero shows up with his long trench coat and shotgun. They're dirty cops but not corrupt, they find the only way to get the criminals is to work around the system like the criminals do.
GrahamReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Strong start and finish with a miss able episode or two in the middle
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Some Episodes are better then others, but some Episodes are really good I enjoyed the season opening and ending I thought really good tv which is why I gave it 5, Sometimes I wish Seasons were shorter so they could drop the weak episodes. but in this case the weak episodes were not unwatchable which is why I gave those a 3, so average out a 4

It does have the cliche drug war view of 'drugs are the worst thing in the world' and 'police have to bend the rules to get results' but not so bad that it distracted from my enjoyment.
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Mark J.Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2014
2.0 out of 5 stars
Where is the realism?
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The fact that the first scene is a 12 volt car battery shorted to a bucket and not completing a circuit through the victim magically making AC electricity that nearly kills a guy and makes the lights go crazy, even though it's not even tied into the grid, is enough to let me know they did not really bother to shoot for any sort of realism in this one. That was all I needed to see.
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CarReviewed in the United States on April 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dark blue season 1
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Been waiting for the series for a long time
cynthia corpeningReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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The Daring Show Review TeamReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderfully entertaining show.
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I use to watch this series when it came on TV. I really hated when they cancelled Dark Blue after 2 seasons. The show was fast paced however I think that some parts may have been unbelievable to some viewers. No matter what the dilemma was we always knew McDermott's team would prevail.

Despite some of the unbelievable story lines, it was great to have so much eye candy on network television in one show. Dylan McDermott (one of the most versatile) will probably be a more visible actor than his Dark Blue co-stars. His lead role in The Practice was the reason that I watched Dark Blue in the first place.

Omari Hardwick (easy to typecast as a sex symbol for some) was brought to my attention in the movie Miracle at St. Anna. After Dark Blue, where he plays a married undercover agent he had roles in the movies I Will Follow, For Colored Girls and Sparkle.

Logan Marshall-Green who plays Dean, a sly, unattached and unemotional character to my surprised has played in three TV series, 24, The O.C and The Traveler. I have never watched those but because of him maybe I will.

Nicki Aycox, the only woman in the secret undercover crime fighting quad has appeared in other TV shows, such as Providence, Ed, Over There, Supernatural and Cold Case just to name a few. Her character in Dark Blue annoyed me, but for me that means her acting was good.

Her character was the only one that made me actually talk to the screen (well yell actually).
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