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The Rookie 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2018– )
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nathan Fillion ...  John Nolan 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Alyssa Diaz ...  Angela Lopez 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Richard T. Jones ...  Sergeant Wade Grey / ... 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Titus Makin Jr. ...  Jackson West 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Mercedes Mason ...  Captain Zoe Anderson / ... 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Melissa O'Neil ...  Lucy Chen 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Afton Williamson ...  Talia Bishop 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Eric Winter ...  Tim Bradford 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Mircea Monroe ...  Isabel Bradford 6 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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Crime | Drama

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TV-14

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Rookie See more »

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16:9 HD
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Mercedes Mason, who plays Captain Anderson, previously guest starred with Nathan Fillion on Castle: He's Dead, She's Dead (2010). See more »

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Referenced in Take Two: All About Ava (2018) See more »

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Not much there, I'm afraid -- UPDATE: Getting way better
14 November 2018 | by marco-grixSee all my reviews

I love Nathan Fillion. Firefly is simply awesome, Castle was pretty enjoyable too. But The Rookie is a disappointment. Three episodes into the first season, I see no depth -- about anything. The police cases are universally shallow, not one of them had any intrigue or surprise. The larger narrative arc (middle-aged man joins police force) simply follows preconceptions and stereotypes. The personal relationships have not added to quality story-telling either. Much of it feels action-crammed and rushed. As of today (14 Nov 2018), the show has a rating of 8.0 -- which either vastly overvalues what I have seen or represents highly optimistic hopes for future potential. At this stage, the show is boring and meh. Someone as talented as Nathan deserves far better material, and so does the audience. Rating it 6/10 is pushing it.

UPDATE 12/2018: Took a while, but as of episode 7 the quality improved considerably. No more shallow rookie hazing, finally some character depth. People you can and want to relate to. But episode 8 really got it rolling. Interesting perspective on what the job does to you, nicely done. I hope the writers keep giving the cast that kind of material, they must love the opportunity to apply their skills and talent. If this quality is permanent, it's a winner. Upping my rating to 8/10.


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