All Rise: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)


Season 1
All Rise

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While All Rise can't quite rise above the shows it aspires to be, it shows potential for future growth while providing a decent showcase for Simone Missick.



Critic Ratings: 16


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User Ratings: 131

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Air date: Sep 23, 2019

The premiere of the courthouse drama about judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as well as the bailiffs, clerks and cops they work with to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2019

When an ICE agent pursues a defendant in Lola's courtroom, she must fend him off while determining the appropriate sentence for the offender, an undocumented immigrant, whose crime was warning people of a grocery store selling spoiled goods.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2019

Lola immerses herself in the world of online gaming when she presides over her first trial concerning cybercrimes, after two friends go head-to-head over a deleted avatar and all the assets associated with it. Also, Mark discovers life without Lola in the DA's office is going to be lonelier than he thought, and Luke is set to be honored at the annual Valor Awards for his heroism.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2019

A jury's field trip to a crime scene takes a dramatic turn, causing Judge Lola Carmichael to determine if the trip she granted helped the defendant or biased the jury. Also, Mark is ready to take down a reputed crime boss, but discovers it's more complicated after he learns that a cop may have tampered with the evidence.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2019

Lola officiates her first nuptials on "Wedding Day," an annual event when couples flock to the Hall of Justice to be married free of charge. Also, Lola and public defender Emily Lopez are torn between civil laws and the laws of a higher power when it seems they must allow Phoebe, a nun with a shady past, to go to prison for a criminal act against the church that she believes is morally right.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2019

Lola contends with a fame-hungry defendant and a circus-like courtroom while presiding over a celebrity's murder trial that forces her to find peace at Sherri's home after she's chased by paparazzi.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2019

Mark and Emily go head to head in court for the first time, and things get awkward when Mark must cross-examine Lola's mother when she's called as a character witness.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2019

Lola and Emily find themselves on opposing sides when the key witness in a murder trial is the victim's 11-year-old daughter. Also, when Mark's key witness in a case winds up in a Vegas jail, Luke accompanies Mark on a road trip to the desert to bring the witness back to testify.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2019

When one of Lola's former murder cases is overturned, Mark helms the retrial, while Lola fears she may have prosecuted an innocent man.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2019

Lola exercises a rarely used judicial power when she fires a lawyer for failing to provide a robust defense for his client. Also, Mark's dad, Vic, is arrested for murder.

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The legal drama series is centered around a Los Angeles courthouse and follows the lives and careers of the judges, lawyers, prosecutors and public defenders that work there. Season 1 features Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick), the newly appointed judge; Mark Callan (Wilson Bethel), Deputy District Attorney and Lola's best friend; Luke Watkins (J. Alex Brinson), a bailiff planning to graduate law school and become a lawyer; Emily Lopez (Jessica Camacho), public defender in the middle of a divorce and Luke's girlfriend; Sherri Kansky (Ruthie Ann Miles), Lola's assistant.

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Critic Reviews for All Rise Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

The performances help bring some zest to the courtroom, thanks to snappy dialogue and an active camera capturing a vivid cast.

Sep 30, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Nothing you'll see rises to any level of must-see. Instead it's all pretty much preachy and pedestrian, with the diversity of the cast working against itself in terms of this show's labored approach to injustice and discrimination.

Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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If "All Rise" can continue to sidestep the most tired tropes for more novel approaches like this, it will find a place on TV all its own.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

At least All Rise is borrowing from the best. My standard with new network procedurals is, "Can I remember any of the weekly stories a day after watching the episode?" and with this one, I actually can. A little.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

As it stands, this courtroom drama has the feel of the kind of show CBS develops well, a lightly serialized episodic diversion structured around open-and-shut cases and carried by a solid lead.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a bit much, but Missick is enjoyable, and the show seems to be trying for a tone similar to "The Good Wife," a laudable goal.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

All Rise...balances multiple ongoing crises with a healthy dose of holiday spirit.

Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Earnest courtroom melodrama has good intentions, violence.

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Ultimately, it's not for me, but I would not object to the older CBS demographic watching a serviceable legal drama in which not every lawyer and judge is white, and not every defendant is a person of color.

Sep 25, 2019 | Full Review…

For a series premiere, All Rise ticks all the boxes. It introduces the characters and conflicts very well, backed up with some solid acting, and witty dialogue.

Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: 3.75/5.0 | Full Review…

All Rise... sadly falls flat.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

All Rise could settle down and concentrate on the two people who make the show work - Missick and Helgenberger - but it is just as likely to become a generic courtroom drama that tries too hard to be funny.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for All Rise: Season 1

  • Sep 09, 2020
    This is a good show!
  • May 10, 2020
    I decided to rate this show so high after seeing the high quality of the final episode this seaon. Excellent virus coping TV. I also enjoyed most episodes. I like the characters which is rare with most TV programming. Scripts have gotten better. Looking foreard to next season.
  • Apr 21, 2020
    Great show with heart!
  • Apr 15, 2020
    I have really enjoyed this show!!!! Lola is what you want in a judge. She really wants the facts and what is right. Not what can get you out of her courtroom the quickest!!! I love all the characters. And all their side romances have kept me intrigued. I really hope they renew as I would like to continue to watch!
  • Apr 14, 2020
    All Rise! just keeps getting better! A must watch!!! Smart, empowering, and suspenseful, with heart, charm, and wit!
  • Mar 23, 2020
    This show is incredibly diverse for all the right reasons... no pretense on having characters be certain race "because"... this is a cast of characters that are perfect for their roles and bring creativity, heart, care and has care for both sides of the aisle. There are ALWAYS two sides to every story and it must be difficult for a judge to balance law and humanity. Congratulations on a strong showing of both. Thank you!!! My new favorite.
  • Mar 17, 2020
    Could be better without all the BS drama and high school relationships and BS agendas.
  • Mar 12, 2020
    I love this show. Its fresh and fun. It tackles some good issues too. I love Simone and the rest of the cast. Loved Simone in Daredevil too. I hope it comes back for another season!
  • Feb 25, 2020
    It actually makes me sad. Such a great actress in an horrible script
  • Feb 18, 2020
    It's called programming for a reason. Shows that pretend to deal with real life are the exact opposite of whats really going on. And to top it all off, the writing is garbage and the agenda is nothing but propaganda. Good Grief.

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