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The Rookie 

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Starting over isn't easy, especially for John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of joining the LAPD. As their oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from those who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.

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Series cast summary:
Nathan Fillion ...  John Nolan 35 episodes, 2018-2020
Alyssa Diaz ...  Angela Lopez 35 episodes, 2018-2020
Richard T. Jones ...  Sergeant Wade Grey 35 episodes, 2018-2020
Titus Makin Jr. ...  Jackson West 35 episodes, 2018-2020
Melissa O'Neil ...  Lucy Chen 35 episodes, 2018-2020
Eric Winter ...  Tim Bradford 35 episodes, 2018-2020
Afton Williamson ...  Talia Bishop 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Mercedes Mason ...  Captain Zoe Andersen 15 episodes, 2018-2019
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The series follows John Nolan, a 40-year-old man who moves from his comfortable, small-town life to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. He must navigate the dangerous, humorous, and unpredictable world of a "young" cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.

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Much better than I was expecting - thus far (+EDITS)
17 October 2018 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

At first I thought "no please, not another cop show" and I wasn't sure about Nathan Fillion as a cop. But I must say, the directing is spot on, and the writing is refreshing - especially the relationships of the rookies and their T.O's, their relationship with each other, the conflicts they have to deal with, and the use/views of the body cams. Also surprisingly, Fillion is perfect for this part and nails his role, and all other actors were perfectly cast and also are great in their roles. I especially appreciate seeing the various parts of L.A. and the different people/conflicts the LAPD has to deal with - outside and within the force. So far so good, let's hope the writing progresses as good at the pilot was throughout the season. A well deserved 8/10 from me.

EDIT: 4/2019 - upped my score from 8 to 9/10... the writing has vastly improved; more realistic (and original) drama, and much less cliched cheese. Keep it up guys!


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