Denette Wilford: 'NYC 22' vs. 'Rookie Blue': Have We Seen This Before?
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Don't tell me you weren't thinking it. At a glance, "NYC 22" is a copycat of "Rookie Blue." Both police dramas focus on rookies adjusting to their new lives -- but instead of working the streets of Toronto, TV's latest recruits are part of Manhattan's 22nd precinct.
As far as I'm concerned, however, that's where the similarities end. Where the men and women of 15 Division fumbled and bumbled on their first day three seasons ago, CBS's new "kids" showed a little more confidence.
The most familiar faces of the series are Adam Goldberg, who plays Ray "Lazarus" Harper, a former crime-beat reporter, Terry Kinney, as Daniel "Yoda" Dean, the rookies' field training officer, and Leelee Sobieski as Jennifer "White House" Perry, a former Marine MP in Iraq. Harold House Moore (as Jayson "Jackpot" Toney ), Stark Sands (as Kenny McLaren), Judy Marte (as Tonya Sanchez), Tom Reed (as Ahmad Khan) and Felix Solis (as Terry Howard) round out the cast. Oops, but there's one big name I'm f
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