When someone asks me if I'm excited for the new Jennifer Lopez show "Shades of Blue," which is set to premiere on NBC in January, I have one answer.
As a journalist, I must expose my biases. For one, I've purchased every J. Lo album and have self-choreographed most of "On The 6." But I've also seen nearly every J. Lo movie, and I know that on paper, Lopez's acting career is ... controversial.
Her highest-rated film is "Antz," an animated movie featuring Lopez in a supporting role where her voice alone carried her character.
Since "Selena" launched Lopez's acting career in the mid-'90s, movies featuring the triple threat banked more than a billion dollars at the box office. "Jenny from the Block" knows how to get money in the bank.
Statistics show Lopez garners better reviews in thrillers. "Out of Sight," which featured Lopez alongside George Clooney, was arguably one of her best performances.
"Shades of Blue" is a twisted-cop thriller, which, by the numbers, means it has a chance to be commercially successful.
But keep in mind her recent flop, "The Boy Next Door," was a thriller, too. So at this point, we can only speculate how Lopez will do in law enforcement roles.