Training Day: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1
Training Day

Critics Consensus

Training Day falls short of recapturing the excellence of the film in its television incarnation -- and fails to distinguish itself from the current squad of tired police procedurals.



Critic Ratings: 33


Audience Score

User Ratings: 59

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Air date: Feb 2, 2017
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The crime drama series "Training Day" is a follow-up to the 2001 film of the same name and takes place 15 years after the events of the movie. Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton), a veteran LAPD detective with ambiguous morals, heads the Special Investigation Section that hunts the most dangerous criminals. When his harsh methods are no longer tolerated, Deputy Chief Joy Lockhart (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) sends Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell), a young and idealistic cop, undercover as a trainee to work with Frank and gather enough information to take him down. The first season of the series follows Kyle, Frank and his team as they fight crime. As Frank teaches the younger man about life on the street, Kyle starts seeing the older cop in a positive light, worrying his superiors and his wife Alyse (Lex Scott Davis), who is afraid he might try to get revenge on his father's murderer.


Bill Paxton
as Frank Rourke
Justin Cornwell
as Kyle Craig
Katrina Law
as Rebecca Lee
Drew Van Acker
as Tommy Campbell
Lex Scott Davis
as Alyse Craig
Julie Benz
as Holly Butler
Christina Vidal
as Valeria Chavez
Max Martini
as Jack Ivers
Lela Rochon
as Mrs. Craig
Alex Quijano
as Noah Boudreau
Nick Chinlund
as Tim Wallace
Tehmina Sunny
as Lina Nazarin
Sarah Blades
as Haley Burns
Rene Rosado
as Evan Corolla
Louis Herthum
as Henry Hollister
Eugene Byrd
as Det. Windowski
Brian Van Holt
as Jeff Kullen
Sofia Vassilieva
as Chelsea Brown
Thomas F. Wilson
as Gary Millstone
Vladimir Kulich
as Alexi Koslov
Charles Baker (II)
as Clancy Trussell
Al Coronel
as Stephan Delaney
Gail O'Grady
as Claire Millstone
Jim Piddock
as Abel Cribbs
Tim Banning
as Det. Baker
James Paxton
as Bobby Hollister
W. Earl Brown
as Chief Wade
Troy Ruptash
as Leon Sliger
Michael Weaver
as Todd Barber
Jamie McShane
as Gerald Lynch
Anthony Jennings
as Sherman Tucker
Zoran Korach
as Vladimir Zinchenko
Lou Diamond Phillips
as Thurman Ballesteros
Juliocesar Chavez
as Young Carlos Cortez
Adam Harrington
as Rick Quanstrom
Scottie Thompson
as Sofia Knowles
Anthony M. Bertram
as Braiden McManus
Davida Williams
as Kelly Price
Matthew Yang King
as Lawrence Park
Alicia Sixtos
as Paula Cortez
Johnny Skourtis
as Carlos Cortez
Blake Burt
as Young Tommy
Nadine Ellis
as Regina Finney
Carlos Léal
as Ruiz/El Jaguar
Houston Rhines
as Nelson Campos
Michael McGrady
as Sam O'Keefe
Lindsey McKeon
as Jen Mitchell
Zach Bostrom
as Stephen
Tom Berenger
as Stan Gursky
Andy McDermott
as Jeff Kern
Tyler Cook
as Walker Rhodes
Connor Kalopsis
as Young Frank
Alan Rosenberg
as Jack Rawls
Tyler Cook
as Walker Rhodes
Parker Contreras
as Young Evan
Sam Trammell
as Emmet Rourke
Gregory Cruz
as Rick Thorpe
Priscilla Quintana
as Lorianne Salvatore
Ceyair Wright
as 14-Year-Old Kyle
Reid Miller
as Young Luke
Antonimar Murphy
as Robin Meyers
Amir O'Neil
as Sean Double
Dominick LaRae
as Delvon "Teflon" Lincoln
Eddie Shin
as Takashi Koh
Kevin Chamberlin
as Bill Marks
Janelle Froehlich
as Zoe Collins
Kirk Bovill
as Gun Shop Customer
Keith Antone
as Me-Corey
Ty Upshaw
as Deputy Ramos
Anna Khaja
as Kathy Meyers
Bre Mueck
as Jessica McClane
Frederick Stoverink
as Lt. Allenford
Monica García
as Deputy Los
Jasper Cole
as Jacques De Leon
Magi Avila
as Dance Instructor
Matt Lasky
as Head Bouncer
Ai-Chan Carrier
as Young Rebecca
Bernard White
as Ari Javeed
Ernie Gonzalez
as Pool Guy #1
George Paez
as Pool Guy #2
John Livingston
as Store Owner
Bar Paly
as Natalie
Earl T. Kim
as Tiny Tim
Rachel O'Meara
as Mrs. Bush
Van Epperson
as Phil Tucker
Philip Tan
as Brokenclaw
Jill Remez
as Commander Lopes
Javier Calderon
as Nicolas Pichardo
Maurice Whitfield
as Uniform Kevin Wells
Taishi Mizuno
as Kinpatsu-No
Kelly Lamarr
as Commander Dunn
Tyson Sullivan
as Ryan Deacon
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Critic Reviews for Training Day Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (16)

This is Training Day with training wheels.

Feb 3, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Viewers could do worse than tuning in every week to see Frank troll department heads about a lack of donuts in staff meetings, but Training Day doesn't show enough in three episodes to merit its origins.

Feb 2, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Bruckheimer assembly-line sausage stuffed with plenty of hooey and violence - but the leads are plenty appealing.

Feb 1, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's an odd, conflicted show, unwilling to hold a dark tone. Poor Paxton wrestles with over-the-top dialogue. He deserved better. So do viewers.

Feb 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Paxton, as the battle-scarred, Texas-born Rourke, speaks with a comically over-baked rasp that makes Kiefer Sutherland's old Jack Bauer character sound like Mickey Mouse.

Feb 1, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

What I saw in three episodes wasn't intriguing enough to make me crave a fourth, or to understand exactly why CBS thought now was the time to glorify the kind of police officer who thinks laws are for other people.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

There's a big what-if game that can be played with the show. But what-ifs don't make hits, quality does. This isn't it.

Jan 30, 2017 | Full Review…

The 2001 film is now a self-serious TV show. This is not a good choice.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Platitudes are no substitute for convincing dialogue and like many of the characters here, [Frank] feels like a cardboard cut-out.

Apr 19, 2017 | Full Review…

As is the TV version of Training Day which brilliantly turns the movie inside out... the show made a deftly brilliant point of telling us that what would be "trained" in future shows would be the morals of the seemingly hopelessly corrupt cop.

Feb 9, 2017 | Full Review…

The series is committed to flirting with a walk on the dark side, but because it's essentially a CBS procedural, it can't or won't go all in, and instead remains on the margins of its characters' moral ambiguity.

Feb 3, 2017 | Full Review…

There's an old Western feel to this modern crime drama that often works, but at times it crosses into a bad caricature.

Feb 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Training Day: Season 1

  • Feb 25, 2019
    Good show star just died and got cancelled before the first season completed fully.
  • May 07, 2017
    Great show! Already looking forward to Season 2.
  • Mar 23, 2017
    Love this show Bill Paxton sells the character very well, New shows have it the the hardest time because it takes a few episodes to see the real potential
  • Mar 19, 2017
    Really liking the show. I hope that they don't cancel the show but replace Bill with another worthy actor/character.
  • Mar 12, 2017
    I've enjoya show that is not so much hard core crime and real life but a little more lighthearted with humor. Training Day fits the bill and I'm thankful it is nothing like the movie version.
  • Feb 20, 2017
    As much as i like Bill Paxton, this is just horrible tv.
  • Feb 12, 2017
    Show has started slow but seems to have a lot of potential.
  • Feb 06, 2017
    Not even half as good as i hoped it would be. Love the movie, very dissapointed by the show.
  • Feb 03, 2017
    This needs serious writing for it to be even daring and controversional its too clichéd and mundane only Paxton comes out with anything. Still its far more entertaining then Lethal Weapon which isn't saying a lot I stick with it for a few more episodes but if it doesn't improve bin it.

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