The Rookie Poster

The Rookie (2018)

Comedy | Drama 
Rayting:   8.1/10 20076 votes
Country: USA
Language: English

Starting over isn't easy, especially for John Nolan who, after a life altering incident, is pursuing his dream of joining the LAPD. As their oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from those who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.

Episode Guide

Season 3

May 16, 2021Episode 14 Threshold
April 18, 2021Episode 11 New Blood
April 11, 2021Episode 10 Man of Honor
April 4, 2021Episode 9 Amber
March 28, 2021Episode 8 Bad Blood
February 28, 2021Episode 7 True Crime
February 21, 2021Episode 6 Revelations
February 14, 2021Episode 5 Lockdown
January 24, 2021Episode 4 Sabotage
January 17, 2021Episode 3 La Fiera
January 10, 2021Episode 2 In Justice
January 3, 2021Episode 1 Consequences

Season 2

Season 1

The Rookie Trailer

User Reviews

pjball 17 October 2018

As an active police officer of 25 years, I'm currently 54, it was like watching my own body cam footage from the last few months! I am hooked on this show! P. Ball

TopDawgCritic 17 October 2018

At first I thought "no please, not another cop show" and I wasn't sure about Nathan Fillion as a cop. But I must say, the directing is spot on, and the writing is refreshing - especially the relationships of the rookies and their T.O's, their relationship with each other, the conflicts they have to deal with, and the use/views of the body cams. Also surprisingly, Fillion is perfect for this part and nails his role, and all other actors were perfectly cast and also are great in their roles. I especially appreciate seeing the various parts of L.A. and the different people/conflicts the LAPD has to deal with - outside and within the force. So far so good, let's hope the writing progresses as good at the pilot was throughout the season. A well deserved 8/10 from me.

EDIT: 4/2019 - upped my score from 8 to 9/10... the writing has vastly improved; more realistic (and original) drama, and much less cliched cheese. Keep it up guys!

noparolefromrocknroll 18 January 2021

I have genuinely enjoyed this show and would rate the first two seasons at a solid 8. The plot and characters have been interesting and enjoyable overall.

Season three, only a few episodes in, is a huge disappointment. Does every tv show and movie have to bend the knee to the so-called 'woke' agenda and relentlessly bombard its audience with political messaging? I can watch CNN for that.

Come on, Hollywood, I want to be entertained, not indoctrinated. I'm sure you can come up with a more original storyline for this season.

For this year, at least, I'm out.

veleskir 19 January 2021

It wasn't the kind of show that could sit up there with the likes of Rome, Band of Brothers, The Wire, Generation Kill or Deadwoood. But it was "fun". It was a nice casual viewing I enjoyed every week to sit down and "turn my brain off" and this is coming from someone who absolutely hates that damn phrase.

It mixed serious themes with light hearted moments in a much better way than most other TV series or movies do for that matter, usually relying on the awful 'quips' Marvel movies do with their annoying one liners. This show doesn't do that, it's a lot more tactful, granted it's not perfect by any means and is still a network television show, so it's bogged down by that too. But it's still great. Well, season 1 and 2 were great.

Season 3. This season aired shortly after all of the BLM Rioting with all those cop shows being cancelled. This show didn't get cancelled. I guess I should have seen it beforehand, but what do they do? They pander. And it isn't light either. They pander with everything they've got. The Black Gay cop? All he does is talk about racism now. They've ruined the fun of his character, turning him into a talking point to push ahead how the creators of this show are so "totally allies" looking only to get pats on the backs. They've completely dropped the "fun" appeal of the show to do nothing but stroke their own inflated egos.

What a terrible piece of crap this show has become.

youngjinjang 20 January 2021

Woke people always take advantages from successful shows.... why they just make their own shows? why ruin good shows?

royoshikawa 20 January 2021

First two seasons were fun and entertaining, but sadly they went woke for 3rd season.

Go watch something else instead.

Washington-Matt 12 January 2021

First two seasons were decent. Season three is agenda tv. Automatic 1 star.

nickcon-40153 18 January 2021

The show is no longer entertaining. Its become so focused on political agendas that its not the same show anymore. The first 2 seasons had some political story lines but it was subtle enough that it allowed the show to still be entertaining. The third season has now become almost entirely aimed at cliche police situations. I won't be watching it anymore after watching the first 3 episodes. Its a shame because I really enjoyed the first 2 seasons and was looking forward to this one. I would bet that this will be the last season of the show because they will cancel it after the terrible ratings this season is going to get.

marcberger 17 January 2021

I really liked the first two seasons but season three is only agenda tv. I'm a groven adult and i don't need, again and again political teachings in a tv show.

ressurrectin 11 January 2021

Seasons 1 and 2 are worth the watch, but season 3 has really dropped the ball here.

It's clear the show-runners have decided Season 3 will focus on educating viewers of political talking points, which would be fine if it was subtle about it and if it didn't detract from the show we know from seasons 1 and 2.

Unfortunately it fails both of those tests.

Episode 3 update: Same deal. It's like I'm watching clips from /r/AmIFreeToGo but it's a TV show.

jesseglover-84848 14 January 2021

I heard this would focus on BLM but all the guy in the second episode did was piss me off. Blaming cops for trying to help his community and not getting his own community together to stop drug dealers and vandals from ruining it.

The guy used a bike lock to close a playground because used it for either dealing or doing drugs. That's like putting a bandaid on a bullet wound.

Getting tired of shows pushing political messages instead of just being entertaining

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