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 Bo Sokolovsky
as Isabel Bradford
as Detective Elijah Vestri
as Ben McRee
as Detective Kevin Wolfe
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.
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.
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