TNT's new reality show, "Boston's Finest," premieres today at 9 p.m. The unscripted show, which is executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg, follows the men and women of the Boston Police Department, promising "an up-close and very personal look at what it takes to protect and serve one of America's greatest and most distinctive cities," according to the show's website.
"Unlike many unscripted series about law enforcement, 'Boston's Finest' will follow the fearless actions of the entire Boston Police Department, including beat officers, detectives, SWAT, fugitive and special task forces, as well as members of the highly decorated Gang Unit," the TNT show description states.
Some of the promotional shots from the show were filmed in Charlestown, and a few of the views shown in the video above may look familiar to local residents.
So far, "Boston's Finest" has gotten mostly positive to middling reviews. The Hollywood Reporter called the show a "well-made inside look at the Boston PD [that] will draw in fans of police procedurals."
Variety.com gave the show a B- "for effort," saying that "'Boston’s Finest' fits the mold; if only the mold weren’t quite so well worn."
Media Life Magazine reports that the new show doesn't necessarily do anything wrong but doesn't offer anything new or creative to the genre, either.
So what do you think: Does "Boston's Finest" look like a show you'll be tuning in to? What do you think of the above promotional video? And if this subject doesn't do it for you, what kind of Boston-based reality show would you watch?