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Cast & Crew
Sergeant Wade Grey
Captain Zoe Andersen
Detective Kevin Wolfe
Detective Elijah Vestri
Commander Percy West
Captain Tom Weatherby
News & Interviews for The Rookie: Season 1
Kicking off the series with a laughable setup is never good.
ABC sorely needs a surefire hit, and The Rookie looks like the best bet to deliver as a cop drama with a sometimes unsteady aim.
If anyone but Fillion tossed out a line so smothered in schmaltz, you'd either laugh or groan. But Mr. Likable nails it and largely nails this comfy, corny and (yup) likable pilot, too.
It's kind of fun to have a series more interested in building out a large ensemble of characters, where the cases are secondary to the characters bouncing off each other.
Unfortunately, there was more than one really clunky character revelation which will change the nature of the show going forward... But if you're a fan of Fillion (and he has plenty of them) then your new weekly dose of appointment-viewing has arrived.
There's not a lot to it, but as background viewing, it's both easy on the brain and the eyes, which in a way makes it the ideal procedural, great to watch while washing dishes, making dinner, or napping. That's both a knock against it and not.
It's a unique cross between the now-defunct Southland and Rookie Blue. It's not quite as dark and serious Southland but not as light as Rookie Blue. It is a solid, entertaining middle ground.
The performance doesn't feel off-brand for Fillion, but rather a natural progression for an actor entering a latter stage of his career-one that lends itself to roles imbued with more maturity and restraint.
The pilot episode attempts to hit as many familiar pilot-y notes as possible... but it also manages to surprise, by offering up something more along the lines of a well-balanced ensemble cop drama that just happens to star Nathan Fillion.
The Rookie is just good enough to be a show you can watch without taxing your brain all that much. And sometimes you just need shows like that in your life.
Audience Reviews for The Rookie: Season 1
4d agoLoved the first season. It had a good balance of drama and comedy. It kind of reminds me of a cop version of the show "Scrubs".
Feb 03, 2021bad last few episodes, but mainly attractive plot, i like this "random events everyday in different places" style
Jan 26, 2021Love this show. Feels more authentic then other cop shows. Love Nathan Fillion
Jan 24, 2021Best show on tv at the moment ,,, change my mind but yah id be devastated if they cancel another awesome show, also leaving a review here incase the big shots care about what written here
Jul 24, 2020The cast is great. Melissa O'Neil especially shines. The story is more believable than a lot of cop shows and a lot of fun.
Apr 25, 2020Absolutely brilliant. One of my favourite TV shows. It's got everything. Great cast, great acting and excellent storytelling gets you truly invested with and caring about the characters. I'd recommend this show to anyone, especially those that have enjoyed shows like Rookie Blue.
Apr 22, 2020Lots of fun. Good humour. I literally cannot stop watching. Thanks for a good show out of so many dog shows out there.
Apr 08, 2020Great story and characters. Waiting for season three!
Mar 25, 2020Really Great Cast, Gives me Something to watch. So far every episode I've watched, I have never been disappointed. Worth watching, and I really do hope this show goes long ways. :)
Mar 24, 2020Great show. Worth a watch.