Review: 'Against the Wall'

Lifetime's first original cop series is a good character-driven drama about a Chicago Internal Affairs detective who comes from a family of police officers.

Kathy Baker and Treat WIlliams

Lifetime, which no longer bills itself as "Television for Women," but is anyway, premieres its first original cop show, "Against the Wall," Sunday night. The network has a long history with crime, of course, with all those TV movies about killers and stalkers and darkly handsome con men. But this is something else, and better made — something that, while it retains the essence of Lifetime, looks across the dial to TNT and USA, where character-driven procedurals have been blooming like wildflowers after a wet spring. (Indeed, "Against the Wall" was created by Annie Brunner, who wrote for TNT's "Saving Grace," whose executive producer Nancy Miller is also the executive producer here.) Read More...,0,3964441.story


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