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Against the Wall 

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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Rachael Carpani ...  Abby Kowalski 13 episodes, 2011
Kathy Baker ...  Sheila Kowalski 13 episodes, 2011
Marisa Ramirez ...  Lina Flores 13 episodes, 2011
Brandon Quinn ...  Richie Kowalski 13 episodes, 2011
Mayko Nguyen ...  Mackie Phan 13 episodes, 2011
Andrew W. Walker ...  John Brody 13 episodes, 2011
Chris Johnson ...  Danny Mitchell 13 episodes, 2011
Treat Williams ...  Don Kowalski 13 episodes, 2011
Daniel Kash ...  Lieutenant Papadol 12 episodes, 2011
Steve Byers ...  Steve Kowalski 10 episodes, 2011
James Thomas ...  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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31 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Tolerable at best ...
4 March 2012 | by Hoods77See 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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