• Tagline: Between good cop and bad cop, there are... Shades of Blue. (File)Source: File
Good cop... bad cop... don't make her choose!
Nick Bhasin

10 Nov 2015 - 5:13 PM  UPDATED 11 Nov 2015 - 3:53 PM

Jennifer Lopez is appearing in a new television show called Shades of Blue. She plays Harlee Santos, a good cop who’s also a bad cop forced to inform on her bad cop buddies (led by a very Liotta-esque Ray Liotta) by the FBI.

The trailer was just released and it is full of soon-to-be classic moments…


“The truth is in the paperwork.”

Yikes! Jennifer Lopez is a corrupt cop and she does NOT mind fudging police reports. (Even when invoking the shooting of unarmed black men by police officers. Unsettling timing, to be sure.)


“I’ve been known to improvise.”

Is she talking about making stuff up instead of being honest about what happens in the field? Maybe. But she also seems to be talking about how she likes a boxing session to start out as exercise, then turn into something… sexy.


“Sometimes a right decision isn’t in the book.”

I think it depends on what “book” you’re talking about, Ray Liotta. The Harry Potters? I think you’ll find those books are full of right decisions.


“Look if you planned this whole thing thinking I was going to rat out my crew…”

Oh, she’s tough at the beginning of the interrogation, but when an FBI agent brings up her cello-playing daughter, she folds like Kenny Rogers.


“My daughter’s future is at risk because of you.”

That kid must be some cello player.


“Who we think we are and who we turn out to be… are they ever the same?”

Of course not! People evolve! Sure, they might start out idealistic and wanting to be forces of good in the world, but inevitably they become cynical and cold and…

Oh, I see.

Well played, Jennifer Lopez. Well played.



Shades of Blue airs in the US on NBC on January 7, but there’s no word when it’s coming over here. In the meantime, please enjoy this promo, which is also very funny.


This feels like a good time to remind ourselves that Jennifer Lopez is really good in Out of Sight.