Against The Wall is an entertaining mix of chick and cop show. Rachael Carpani plays Abby Kowalksi, a freshly minted Internal Affairs detective in Toronto-posing-as-Chicago. IA was the only detective job open, something she keeps explaining to her 3 cop brothers and her cop father who take the news really badly. Abby is also a single gal in her early thirties dealing with being a career woman in her early thirties. Based on the screener provided by the network, this is a promising show. It airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo!
In the Against the Wall pilot episode Abby Kowalski is perhaps a bit too girly girl to be believable as a detective but she is an interesting character. She seems to be living with a girl friend, has no problems hooking up for the fun of it and to have a lightweight acrobatic nookie scene with almost nudity in the pilot, and is a walking klutz. One character, a former beau back in town even asks her how she manages not to shoot herself on the job.
At the same time, Abby is a good detective though the clues provided to the viewer are a bit on the obvious side in the pilot.
The show does share the annoying habit some chick TV shows have of being big on cheesy romantic songs to explain the character’s feelings.
The Toronto as Chicago bit quickly wears thin. Kowalki’s boss has a Leaf’s jersey on his office wall (Leafs Suck!) and uses a (stolen ?) Tim Horton’s coffee cup
Against The Wall was created by Annie Brunner who worked on Saving Grace