Training Day Reviews & Ratings

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A crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film left, about an idealistic young police officer (Justin Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Bill Paxton).
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Feb 26, 2017 1:42PM EST
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It is with sincere sorrow that I mourn the passing of Bill Paxton today and wonder how this show so centered on him will be able to continue. His are big shoes to fill and I hope the remaining cast can step up and in his memory make this a place to come to remember his wonderful rendition of a character worthy of watching.
R.I.P Bill we will miss your twinkling eyes.

It is with sincere sorrow that I mourn the passing of Bill Paxton today and wonder how this show so centered on him will be able to continue. His are big shoes to fill and I hope the remaining cast can step up and in his memory make this a place to come to remember his wonderful rendition of a character worthy of watching.
R.I.P Bill we will miss your twinkling eyes.

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Feb 3, 2017 3:21AM EST
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This review is based on the Pilot of "Training Day" which aired 10:00 on CBS, 2/2/17.

Training day takes place 16 years after the movie by the same title starring Denzel Washington who played the protaganist's father. The theme of the series is about a kind-hearted rookie cop being tasked to go undercover as the trainee of a veteran officer (Bill Paxton) who has long since abandoned any adherence to the law. Each officer feels they are training the other -- the rookie in the cruel realities of the world and how to make necessary compromises, and the veteran in how not to lose himself and to stay true to being a good guy.

I wasn't sure about this show. When I heard "rogue cop" in the ads, I was immediatly concerned that we wouldnt be able to like Paxton's character and he'd be so corrupt and awful like in that horrrible show Gangland. I was extremely pleasently surprised when Paxton's character turned out to be more like Martin Riggs from Lethal Weapon. Reckless, dangerous, but carefree and kickass.

The pilot had character development, action, shootouts, humor, and more action. Perhaps the best aspect of the episode was the fantastic writing. Moments were memorable and original and if the writing stays this good, then I think both Lethal Weapon and Training Day will be the Miami Vices of the 2010s. This is an optimistic prediction. Its just as likely that this pilot was a fluke, and the rest of the show will start to unravel and lose power. But I hope it doesnt. Lethal Weapon hasn't had a bad episode yet and is shaping up to be one of the best written shows I've ever seen. Let's see if Training Day can hold a candle.

4 Stars.

This review is based on the Pilot of "Training Day" which aired 10:00 on CBS, 2/2/17.

Training day takes place 16 years after the movie by the same title starring Denzel Washington who played the protaganist's father. The theme of the series is about a kind-hearted rookie cop being tasked to go undercover as the trainee of a veteran officer (Bill Paxton) who has long since abandoned any adherence to the law. Each officer feels they are training the other -- the rookie in the cruel realities of the world and how to make necessary compromises, and the veteran in how not to lose himself and to stay true to being a good guy.

I wasn't sure about this show. When I heard "rogue cop" in the ads, I was immediatly concerned that we wouldnt be able to like Paxton's character and he'd be so corrupt and awful like in that horrrible show Gangland. I was extremely pleasently surprised when Paxton's character turned out to be more like Martin Riggs from Lethal Weapon. Reckless, dangerous, but carefree and kickass.

The pilot had character development, action, shootouts, humor, and more action. Perhaps the best aspect of the episode was the fantastic writing. Moments were memorable and original and if the writing stays this good, then I think both Lethal Weapon and Training Day will be the Miami Vices of the 2010s. This is an optimistic prediction. Its just as likely that this pilot was a fluke, and the rest of the show will start to unravel and lose power. But I hope it doesnt. Lethal Weapon hasn't had a bad episode yet and is shaping up to be one of the best written shows I've ever seen. Let's see if Training Day can hold a candle.

4 Stars.

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May 23, 2017 5:02AM EDT
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The word disappointing comes to mind. The final in particular was weak and anticlimactic.

The word disappointing comes to mind. The final in particular was weak and anticlimactic.

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Feb 26, 2017 11:35AM EST
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Very sad with the sudden death of the show's main star Bill Paxton.With my limited TV time I managed to include the series in my weekly DVR line up.I originally had doubts from the pilot if the show was too PC. However I continued to watch because of the characters and drama. I will miss actor Bill Paxton but I cannot see the first season series continuing without it's main character.Very sad indeed.

Very sad with the sudden death of the show's main star Bill Paxton.With my limited TV time I managed to include the series in my weekly DVR line up.I originally had doubts from the pilot if the show was too PC. However I continued to watch because of the characters and drama. I will miss actor Bill Paxton but I cannot see the first season series continuing without it's main character.Very sad indeed.

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Jun 3, 2017 3:27AM EDT
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Miss Bill Paxton so much. All so sudden. This could have developed nicely. Darn!

Miss Bill Paxton so much. All so sudden. This could have developed nicely. Darn!

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Apr 23, 2017 10:37PM EDT
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Because of the movie, and Bill Paxton I was looking forward to the show.
But after the first few episode I was disappointed and with Bill Paxton's passing, lost my interest.
I did not c anything out of ordinary with a cop show that it represented. Perhaps had I given it more time, it could have offer it. But I really was not motivated enough after those first few episodes to continue.

Because of the movie, and Bill Paxton I was looking forward to the show.
But after the first few episode I was disappointed and with Bill Paxton's passing, lost my interest.
I did not c anything out of ordinary with a cop show that it represented. Perhaps had I given it more time, it could have offer it. But I really was not motivated enough after those first few episodes to continue.

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Apr 17, 2017 7:47AM EDT
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not to bad.. lets hope it lasts

not to bad.. lets hope it lasts

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Apr 14, 2017 9:35AM EDT
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Awesome Show, Love The Action

Awesome Show, Love The Action

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by vronmo
Mar 4, 2017 11:36AM EST
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I like this show, but with the news of Bill Paxton passing away I doubt the rest of the cast will be able to keep the show going. A good cast and a good storyline will keep you entertained

I like this show, but with the news of Bill Paxton passing away I doubt the rest of the cast will be able to keep the show going. A good cast and a good storyline will keep you entertained

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Feb 21, 2017 7:34AM EST
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Sort of funny because of the way the main guy acts, like he is from a 1970´s detective show...he is more like some old tramp.
But the storyline is same old same old...ok if bored.

Sort of funny because of the way the main guy acts, like he is from a 1970´s detective show...he is more like some old tramp.
But the storyline is same old same old...ok if bored.