Critic Consensus: Nathan Fillion's reliably likable presence makes The Rookie worth tuning in, even if the show around him isn't particularly memorable.
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as John Nolan
as Talia Bishop
as Tim Bradford
as Wade Grey
as Jackson West
as Zoe Anderson
as Detective Kevin Wolfe
as Bo Sokolovsky
as Isabel Bradford
as Detective Elijah Vestri
as Ben McRee
as Todd Collins
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for The Rookie: Season 1
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