From Mike Hale of the New York Times:
Who Cares Who Did It? Why Is More the Issue
Set in Vancouver in the same way â€œRookie Blueâ€ is set in Toronto â€” very subtly, so as not to confuse or turn off American viewers â€” ABCâ€™s new imported crime drama, â€œMotive,â€ offers a common Canadian trade-off. Itâ€™s reasonably smart, reasonably interesting and reasonably well acted without being particularly good. Read more.