"The Rookie"--I actually enjoyed it

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  1. Oct 17, 2018 #1 of 137
    Mikeguy

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    Caught "The Rookie" last evening and I actually enjoyed it. I thought many of the performances were pretty good, and I appreciated Nathan Fillion's (even though I'm not one of his groupies). Something in it popped it out of the "yet another dr./lawyer/cop show" mold for me--perhaps the "fish out of water" aspect of it, showing another angle of life? It will be interesting seeing if they can keep it up.
     
  2. Oct 17, 2018 #2 of 137
    jasrub

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    I enjoyed it as well.. Then again I like most things Nathan Fillion is in
     
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    Maui

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    Good to hear. I will be watching it tonight.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2018 #4 of 137
    Mikeguy

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    I had stopped watching "Castle" at some point, because it was starting to fall into a stereotype of a show for me, and so had somewhat forgotten how well Nathan Fillion can perform. It was a pleasant surprise last night. :)
     
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    series5orpremier

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    The verdict is still out for me. I’m too used to Castle’s cerebral solving of mysteries but this is a lot of Paul Greengrass-style action that’s hard to distinguish from other cop shows other than Fillion being one of them. The interpersonal relationships and banter amongst cops might save it though.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2018 #6 of 137
    Howie

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    I thought it was a good pilot. I'm in.
     
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    RGM1138

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    Yeah, I liked it. Some interesting takes like using a body cam view in some scenes.
     
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    stellie93

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    Great show. :up:
     
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    Gunnyman

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    I’m in as well. I enjoyed it.
     
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    SNJpage1

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    I enjoyed it also. I wonder if the writers will do like they did with Castle and bring in some Firefly bits.
    Another show I watched last night was the reboot of Good Eats. I think it will be another good show.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2018 #11 of 137
    Flop

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    I enjoyed it, but hope they cut back on the dash & body cam shots. I found the cuts jarring.
     
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    RGM1138

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    I imagine they probably will, over time.
     
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    Amnesia

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    I enjoyed it too, but I found the story of the son of the cop a little cliche...

    And I looked up Melissa O'Neil after watching the show---I knew her from Dark Matter (and her appearance on iZombie), but I hadn't realized that she was a singer...in fact, she won the third season of Canadian Idol...
     
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    betts4

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    I enjoyed it. I like Nathan Fillion so that's a big plus.

    The only thing that bugs me is the relationship bit. Oh well.
     
  15. Oct 17, 2018 #15 of 137
    Beryl

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    I enjoyed it as well. It is light stuff that allows for multitasking.
     
  16. Oct 18, 2018 #16 of 137
    Peter000

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    Liked it enough to keep my OnePass. A little too... speechy? Preachy? I don't know the right word. But is Fillion going to bamboozle perps with his words every episode?

    And is this the official discussion thread? Are spoilers allowed?
     
  17. Oct 18, 2018 #17 of 137
    DouglasPHill

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    Body camera footage :thumbsdown:
    Animosity from roll call leader :thumbsdown:
    Otherwise enjoyable.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2018 #18 of 137
    Mikeguy

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    And, potentially illegal under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act . . . .
     
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    Tony_T

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    I liked it but could do without the complicated love interest.
     
  20. Oct 18, 2018 #20 of 137
    Howie

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    I kept getting the woman trainer cop mixed up with the woman rookie cop. They looked similar in their unis and hats.
     
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