Against the Wall Season 1

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  1. Aug 4, 2011 #1 of 24
    hummingbird_206

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    New series on Life channel. Caught my eye only because I love Rachael Carpani, but also like Treat Williams and Kathy Baker. Rachael is an Aussie and I know of her from the Aussie Series McLeod's Daughters which I streamed from Netflix and loved.

    Anyway, this looks like it might be an interesting new cop drama. I enjoyed the pilot and will for sure be keeping the SP.

    It's been almost a week since the premiere and no thread, so I started one for the season. Of course if anyone wants to start episode threads, you are welcome to do so.
     
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    I watched the pilot yesterday. I enjoyed it. I think it could be interesting getting the IA viewpoint as the central focus as a show.

    She is another Australian Actor which makes me wonder why there are not enough American Actors to fill these roles. The percentage of English/Australians who are lead actors in television shows is pretty disproportionate.

    I did find the Booty Call sex scenes a little odd, but actually refreshing from the standpoint of the character being in a different place. I think women often get put into too serious a place when it comes to having relationships on tv shows, especially as characters designed to be likable.
     
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    I liked it, too. Many cops shows these days, but this is a fresh viewpoint.
     
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    8/7/2011 A Good Cop

    I'm really liking this show. I hope Dad gets over Abby being in IA so we get to see more of Treat Williams.

    Guess Abby's fling with Richie's partner is over now.
     
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    In the first episode I did not pick up on it being his partner she was hooking up with.. Was that shown in the first episode and I just missed it or hidden until then?

    Second episode was good. I always find it highly ironic how much police hate their own internal police force. They treat IA worse than the general public treats them... It is weird.

    I do agree with the Mom taking the cake over the mother's house being a mistake, but being the wife of a cop and the mother to four cops I have to imagine she has been on edge for a very long time in coping with the fear of death.
     
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    Yes, they did show that Abby's booty calls were with Richie's partner in the first ep. Took me to the very end of the ep to figure out who he was with all the new faces being introduced in the pilot.
     
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    No I m not the against of wall season 1. I watched this show & I like this show:up:,
     
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    Took me the whole first ep, too, to figure it out...
     
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    I have to say I am kindof surprised at how much I am liking this show. Maybe because I had no expectations and I just assumed it wouldn't be good (also I thought I heard something about no one wanted to pick it up or something like that?). By no means is it must see astounding brilliant TV but it's enjoyable and well done enough.
     
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    My wife and I are really liking this show. I had never heard of Rachel Carpani before, but am a fan now. She's very cute!

    I get a Cold Case vibe from this show sometimes, due to Rachel reminding me of Kathryn Morris and from the music used in the show.

    I like the rest of the cast too. I always think of her mom as "Crazy Hook Lady" from Boston Public.
     
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    Unfortunately the ratings haven't been overwhelming -- .5 (18-49) and 1,856,000 viewers. I really like it, and my wife is making fun of me for watching a Lifetime series...:eek:
     
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    8/21/2011 The Fifth Body

    Whoa, that was one creepy video. Can't believe they actually found the body.

    I really like Abby and Lina. Good for Abby going to play for the Fire Dept. Her brothers are jerks.

    I'm really enjoying this show. Sure hope Lifetime keeps it around.
     
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    I'm liking it too. I was afraid it was going to be a "Blue Bloods" clone, with the whole family of cops thing, but it isn't.
     
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    8/28/2011 Baby, Did a Bad Thing

    Loved it when Abby walked around the poker table..."Dad?"

    I like Brody, and I hope Abby gets back with him.
     
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    Still liking this show...and, yes, I'm a man, and it's on Lifetime...:rolleyes: :eek:
     
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    I really like the show too!
     
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    I like Abby and Brody together.

    I really wish Mom would stop with the cupcakes. They look so good!
     
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    I continue to enjoy...
    - it feels like a no need for thought guilty pleasure :)

    And how much does Carpani look like Elizabeth Montgomery? If they ever remake Bewitched we know who to cast.
     
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    I read someone's description of Rachael Carpani as looking like Nicole Kidman's slightly crazy younger sister. She does sort of have a Kidman vibe...maybe its the eyes.

    I like the series. Loved Rachael in MacLeod's Daughters (though the later years with "psychic Jodie" were weak.) I fervently wish they would stop trying to shoe horn a Chicago Bears reference into every effing episode. The first few eps were atrocious at that: references to the team, the last game, and the coach worked into almost every other conversation.

    We get it. You're a Canadian made series supposed to be set in Chicago.
     

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