A family drama set in Chicago following policewoman who causes a rift with her three cop brothers when she decides to join the department's Internal Affairs division.

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 Abby Kowalski (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Sheila Kowalski (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Lina Flores (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Richie Kowalski (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Mackie Phan (13 episodes, 2011)
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 John Brody (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Danny Mitchell (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Lieutenant Papadol (12 episodes, 2011)
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 Steve Kowalski (10 episodes, 2011)
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 Donnie Kowalski (9 episodes, 2011)
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A family drama set in Chicago following policewoman who causes a rift with her three cop brothers when she decides to join the department's Internal Affairs division.

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Tolerable at best ...
4 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I downloaded this mainly to see how homegrown gal Rachel Carpani is faring in the US - she does her best with the lousy scripts and their eye-rolling predictability, but has not so far shone. A shame, as she's a pretty good actress when given decent material. Sadly if this show is going to be her leg up into the US TV scene it won't lift her far. I haven't been surprised or even entertained to any great degree by an episode yet, but as I firmly believe 95% of TV series suffer first season growing and adjusting pains for both the actors and the script writers, I am prepared to give Season 2 a try. (A classic example of growing pains is The Shield - the first season reeked, but it ended up being one of the most excellent police dramas ever.)

Also, this show smacks of being an attempt at a female-oriented version of Blue Bloods, which is an infinitely better show. The premise of one member of a family of cops going into IA is full of potential, but regrettably, so far, Against the Wall fails to deliver, for me.


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