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1 hour ago, TWP said:

I'm pretty sure the audience for cop shows is going to be at least a little bit pro-cop and isn't going to enjoy the anti-cop stories that Hawley appears to be planning.  They won't stay for more than an episode. Maybe the story lines will bring in viewers who don't normally watch cop shows?  But why would they watch either if this isn't their genre.  Maybe I'm naïve and really don't understand the market for cop-hating cop shows.  Maybe it's huge? It seems a little too ironic by half.  Realistically, I think The Rookie is gone after this season.  I always thought Fillion was stupid to take a cop show because it might remind people of the Castle angst.  Now I KNOW he was, but because the writers completely don't understand their audience.  But that's normal for Hawley, given that he used to call Castle viewers names if they complained about the story lines.

I'm anti-cop and I enjoy the show, mostly because Fillion is enjoyable. Hopefully he gets a better show next season when this is cancelled.

Maybe he'll get a role on season 3 of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (Hopefully it does well this season and gets renewed) 😄

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On 1/3/2021 at 12:14 AM, TWP said:

I'm pretty sure the audience for cop shows is going to be at least a little bit pro-cop and isn't going to enjoy the anti-cop stories that Hawley appears to be planning.  They won't stay for more than an episode. Maybe the story lines will bring in viewers who don't normally watch cop shows?  But why would they watch either if this isn't their genre.  Maybe I'm naïve and really don't understand the market for cop-hating cop shows.  Maybe it's huge? It seems a little too ironic by half.  Realistically, I think The Rookie is gone after this season.  I always thought Fillion was stupid to take a cop show because it might remind people of the Castle angst.  Now I KNOW he was, but because the writers completely don't understand their audience.  But that's normal for Hawley, given that he used to call Castle viewers names if they complained about the story lines.

I don't know why you automatically assume that incorporating realistic story lines about racism will be "anti-cop" or turn this into a "cop hating" show. 

Here's a summary of Hawley's season 3 plans, from the article:  "producers insist it will still be the levity-filled drama about a middle-aged man starting a career as a beat cop.  But it also addresses racism on the force, the over-policing of Black communities, the question of alternative solutions to traditional law enforcement and, just as importantly to Marston, lots of small things procedurals tend to overlook."  Thats not anti-cop, it's anti racism.  Was Armstrong's plot line about being a dirty cop "anti-cop"?  No, it's anti-dirty cop. 

How you get "anti-cop" and "cop hating" out of that description is a mystery to me. 

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Things are getting perilously close to politics. As you are all aware, that is not allowed. Please keep the "pro/anti-cop" sentiments to what airs on this show only, which means commenting on episode content, not real-life/outside attitudes. Thank you.

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Do Americans do "sentencing circles"? This is a big thing with aboriginal Canadians who run afoul of the law. Basically the community (or just the elders, who are not necessarily old) sit the perpetrator down and discuss what he did wrong, why it was wrong, and how he plans to make it right.

It's been happening for a long time. One of my many BILs was a judge in the NorthWestTerritories when it was still plural, and he incorporated circles into his judgements and sentencing, which could range from community service to flying South to the penitentiary. The sort of thing that Nolan would love.

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Spoiler

 

I've been a Browncoat for many years and here is  a crossover between The Rookie and Serenity (or as we in the fandom call it, the Big Damn Movie).
This is what happens when River is triggered by a commercial for cookies.

 

Edited by femmefan1946 · Reason: won't take

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14 hours ago, femmefan1946 said:

This is what happens when River is triggered by a commercial for cookies.

Summer Glau is awesome, as are all the cast of your "Big Damn Movie", as is the movie itself. 

Funny how well The Rookie theme fits those sequences.

Maybe Glau can do a cameo role? On The Rookie, I mean.

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On 1/7/2021 at 8:26 PM, femmefan1946 said:

Do Americans do "sentencing circles"?

Only if Grammarly is involved...

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On 1/20/2021 at 3:00 PM, Netfoot said:

Maybe Glau can do a cameo role? On The Rookie, I mean.

Why not. She did an episode of Chuck with Adam Baldwin.

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On 1/7/2021 at 8:26 PM, femmefan1946 said:

Do Americans do "sentencing circles"? This is a big thing with aboriginal Canadians who run afoul of the law. Basically the community (or just the elders, who are not necessarily old) sit the perpetrator down and discuss what he did wrong, why it was wrong, and how he plans to make it right.

It's been happening for a long time. One of my many BILs was a judge in the NorthWestTerritories when it was still plural, and he incorporated circles into his judgements and sentencing, which could range from community service to flying South to the penitentiary. The sort of thing that Nolan would love.

The college where I was employed did something similar, but it can mean serial offenders get off with no real consequences while victims can feel humiliated or like they are betraying the group. I imagine it works better when those involved are part of a permanent community. 

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Yes, these are done in permanent communities. Many reserves are very small and isolated. It is healthier for the whole community to find the right treatment for an offender (and victim) than to banish someone to jail or the streets of Vancouver or Thunder Bay.

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Did I miss something? Looks like four episodes in, and they are already running a repeat...

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1 hour ago, Moose135 said:

Did I miss something? Looks like four episodes in, and they are already running a repeat...

That is going on with many shows along with nontraditional spots for hiatus placement. Just another victim of the pandemic and humanity's countermeasures 

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7 hours ago, Raja said:

That is going on with many shows along with nontraditional spots for hiatus placement. Just another victim of the pandemic and humanity's countermeasures 

CBS Super Bowl next week followed by Queen Latifah Equalizer reboot... Nolan gets next week off too?

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9 minutes ago, paigow said:

CBS Super Bowl next week followed by Queen Latifah Equalizer reboot... Nolan gets next week off too?

Sometimes they stay with the normal programming other times non game covering networks don't waste a new; episode on holiday which the Super Bowl is a quasi holiday weekends.

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1 hour ago, paigow said:

CBS Super Bowl next week followed by Queen Latifah Equalizer reboot... Nolan gets next week off too?

Yes next week off also, then returns February 14 after the season premiere of American Idol. Last season the lead-in change to Idol really helped TR's ratings.

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It is weird that they didn't show a new episode last night since there was no football and really, not much of anything on. It's tough to keep an audience when you have two or three episodes followed by a three or four week hiatus. 

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13 minutes ago, Loandbehold said:

It is weird that they didn't show a new episode last night since there was no football and really, not much of anything on. It's tough to keep an audience when you have two or three episodes followed by a three or four week hiatus. 

Remember their crew had many COVID cases from September forward. And thus they slowed down the production of new episodes.

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9 hours ago, Loandbehold said:

It is weird that they didn't show a new episode last night since there was no football and really, not much of anything on. It's tough to keep an audience when you have two or three episodes followed by a three or four week hiatus. 

I'm guessing it's because of the COVID on set that they didn't have an episode last night

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18 hours ago, Raja said:

Remember their crew had many COVID cases from September forward. And thus they slowed down the production of new episodes.

They also started production late in September instead of mid-July and it is taking longer than the normal 8 days to film each episode because of Covid measures. They also shut down for a couple weeks in December due to a couple crew with positive Covid tests. So they need time to keep episode production ahead of weekly airing dates. 

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On 2/1/2021 at 8:57 AM, Moose135 said:

Did I miss something? Looks like four episodes in, and they are already running a repeat...

Because of Covid. They shut down production in December and also in January. They started filming again only from the 3rd week of January. 

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Fillion is a Whedon Icon... Wonder what he has to say about toxic workplace???

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3 hours ago, paigow said:

Fillion is a Whedon Icon... Wonder what he has to say about toxic workplace???

I was wondering if we'd hear anything from the Firefly cast.  There were enough females in that cast, mostly unknowns.  However, I think all but Summer Glau were a little older and more established and from what I've read, Whedon seemed to mostly harass the younger females.

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2 hours ago, DanaK said:

Thank you ABC for the renewal.  But I'm still mad about you cancelling "Forever" and "Whisky Cavalier" but this renewal helps 😜.   Honestly, I could easily see the Rookie going into a 5th season the way the ratings have been consistent for 2 years now since moving to Sunday nights. The ratings on Sunday night for the key demo are very good overall considering the time slot.  

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8 hours ago, Thomas Crown said:

Thank you ABC for the renewal.  But I'm still mad about you cancelling "Forever" and "Whisky Cavalier" but this renewal helps 😜.   Honestly, I could easily see the Rookie going into a 5th season the way the ratings have been consistent for 2 years now since moving to Sunday nights. The ratings on Sunday night for the key demo are very good overall considering the time slot.  

also still mad about those two being canned

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6 minutes ago, Thomas Crown said:

Yikes. Not the best lead in for the Rookie come this fall.  

Four seasons in, the show should be able to withstand a subpar lead in.

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The Rookie writers are back at work, the transportation department goes back to work next week and S4 filming begins mid-July according to Rupert Cole, TR Transportation Dispatcher.

 

Rupert Cole @therupert

Replying to @therookiefan

I start back to work next week. We start filming in July.

 

 

 

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