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The Rookie 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2018– )
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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As the rookies prepare for a big exam to see who moves on to the next stage of training, Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop are called to the scene of a murder and learn that the victim ...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nathan Fillion ...  John Nolan 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Alyssa Diaz ...  Angela Lopez 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Richard T. Jones ...  Sergeant Wade Grey 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Titus Makin Jr. ...  Jackson West 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Melissa O'Neil ...  Lucy Chen 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Afton Williamson ...  Talia Bishop 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Eric Winter ...  Tim Bradford 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Mercedes Mason ...  Captain Zoe Andersen 15 episodes, 2018-2019
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Mercedes Mason (Capt. Anderson) and Mircea Monroe (Isabel Bradford) previously worked together in an episode of Chuck (Season 4 Ep 15; Chuck versus the CAT squad); the two were members of the same spy team See more »

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Referenced in Talking Dead: Close Your Eyes (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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