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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 31, 2011
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Abby Kowalski (Rachael Carpani) joins the Internal Affairs division, which causes friction among her family, who are also fellow police officers.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jul 27, 2011
    80
    Lifetime's new Against the Wall turns out to be first-rate drama. In fact, it's one of the best new shows of the year.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Aug 1, 2011
    70
    Mostly Against the Wall is a pleasant surprise, with Carpani being a much bigger surprise.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Aug 1, 2011
    70
    There's much here to suggest that, if everyone relaxes a little, good things will come.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Thomas
    Jul 29, 2011
    50
    Despite the pilot's pandering localism and cliched proclamations (about the town, the police, the teams), Against the Wall features some watchable performances (from Carpani and Baker, in particular) and a premise that might yield interesting developments down the line.
  5. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Aug 1, 2011
    50
    Tonally, it's all over the place.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Aug 1, 2011
    50
    Against the Wall has little ambition.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jul 29, 2011
    40
    Unfortunately, star Rachael Carpani's Abby Kowalski is the least interesting character in a not especially galvanizing show--no further investigation required.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 23, 2011
    10
    Great series about a law enforcement family and issues unique to multi-generational cop families - and breaking the blue wall opposed toGreat series about a law enforcement family and issues unique to multi-generational cop families - and breaking the blue wall opposed to internal affairs. Very good acting and characters. Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2011
    7
    Nice, simple series about detectives. Despite it looks like a usual American crime drama, Against the wall is about choosing between familyNice, simple series about detectives. Despite it looks like a usual American crime drama, Against the wall is about choosing between family or career. Maybe a little old fashioned, but not a bad choice for family time. Expand