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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.


Rachael Carpani
as Abby Kowalski
Treat Williams
as Don Kowalski
Kathy Baker
as Sheila Kowalski
Marisa Ramirez
as Lina Flores
Brandon Quinn
as Richie Kowalski
Daniel Kash
as Lt. Papadol
Steve Byers
as Steve Kowalski
James Thomas
as Donnie Kowalski
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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.

July 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.

July 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.

July 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.

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

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

July 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.

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

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