Against the Wall: Season 1 (2011)


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This drama for the Lifetime channel follows five-year Chicago Police Department veteran Abby Kowalski (Rachael Carpani) as she pursues her dream to become a detective. Unfortunately for Abby, the only opening available is in the department's internal affairs division, which often finds her at odds with her own family, who also work for the CPD. As the season progresses, Abby questions if the career of her dreams may destroy her family.

Critic Reviews for Against the Wall Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Against the Wall turns out to be first-rate drama. It's one of the best new shows of the year.

Jul 31, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Against the Wall is all about putting women in charge - even those who are visibly pregnant - and that certainly makes it stand out in a flooded sea of crime shows that tend to pair strong secondary female characters up with stronger male leads.

Jul 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I can't fault Against the Wall for not being as ambitious as The Chicago Code, but I can fault it for not being ambitious enough to have a clear idea of what it wants to be.

Jul 31, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It might provide grown-up drama for women of an age more often served by sexist sitcoms. If not, Lifetime may be delivering just another old-fashioned family drama with nothing new to say.

Jul 31, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

There's a warmth to the characters and their relationships that should satisfy Lifetime's core audience.

Jul 31, 2011 | Full Review…

It's the real-life problems in Abby's life that help make her character feel like more than just a pretty lady clopping around a city in heels, interrogating with zeal.

Jul 31, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Unfortunately, star Rachael Carpani's Abby Kowalski is the least interesting character in a not especially galvanizing show - no further investigation required.

Jul 31, 2011 | Full Review…
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Despite the pilot's pandering localism and cliched proclamations, Against the Wall features some watchable performances and a premise that might yield interesting developments down the line.

Jul 31, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Breakout star Rachael Carpani and ambitious creators could vault this procedural above the pack.

Jul 31, 2011 | Full Review…

There's much here to suggest that, if everyone relaxes a little, good things will come.

Jul 31, 2011 | Full Review…

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