All Rise

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ALL RISE is a drama that pulls back the curtain on the court system and shows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of dedicated judges and attorneys as they work with bailiffs, clerks, cops and jurors to bring justice to the people of Los Angeles. Amid a flawed legal system, these men and women devote their lives to rebalancing the scales of justice.
Starring
Simone MissickWilson BethelJessica Camacho
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 22, 2019
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    All Rise follows the chaotic, hopeful and absurd lives of those working inside the court system to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process.
  2. 2. Long Day's Journey into ICE
    September 29, 2019
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Lola fends off an ICE agent in her courtroom while she determines the appropriate sentence for an undocumented defendant.
  3. 3. Sweet Bird of Truth
    October 6, 2019
    44min
    13+
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    As Lola presides over her first trial concerning cybercrimes, she immerses herself in the online gaming world to better understand the case.
  4. 4. A View from the Bus
    October 13, 2019
    44min
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    When a jury’s field trip to a crime scene takes a dramatic turn, Judge Lola Carmichael must determine if the trip she granted helped the defendant or biased the jury.
  5. 5. Devotees in the Courthouse of Love
    October 20, 2019
    44min
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    Lola officiates her first nuptials on “Wedding Day,” an annual event when couples flock to the Hall of Justice to be married free of charge.
  6. 6. Fool for Liv
    October 27, 2019
    43min
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    Lola contends with a fame-hungry defendant and a circus-like courtroom while presiding over a celebrity’s murder trial.
  7. 7. Uncommon Women and Mothers
    November 3, 2019
    43min
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    Mark and Emily go head to head in court for the first time, and Lola’s mother, Roxy, is called as a character witness in a felony vandalism case.
  8. 8. Maricela and the Desert
    November 17, 2019
    44min
    13+
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    Lola and Emily find themselves on opposing sides when the key witness in a murder trial is the victim’s daughter. Also, Mark and Luke go on a road trip to bring back a witness.
  9. 9. How To Succeed In Law Without Really Re-trying
    November 24, 2019
    43min
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    When one of Lola’s former murder cases is overturned, Mark helms the retrial and struggles to keep the bomber in jail, while Lola fears she may have prosecuted an innocent man
  10. 10. Dripsy
    December 8, 2019
    43min
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    Lola exercises a rarely used judicial power when she fires a lawyer for failing to provide a robust defense for his client. Also, Mark’s dad, Vic, is arrested for murder.
  11. 11. The Joy From Oz
    December 15, 2019
    44min
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    Lola must defend herself after a complaint is made against her, and Judge Lisa Benner stages a Wizard of Oz-themed mock trial for the children of Hall of Justice employees.
  12. 12. What The Constitution Greens To Me
    January 5, 2020
    44min
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    Lola questions her own brand of creative justice and when Benner assigns Lola a eco-terrorism trial involving a senator’s son, Lola realizes she must trust her instincts.
  13. 13. What The Bailiff Saw
    January 19, 2020
    44min
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    Lola travels to Washington, D.C. to help her husband land an important job at the FBI and Mark and Amy’s relationship heats up.
  14. 14. Bye Bye Bernie
    February 2, 2020
    43min
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    When Lola’s mother makes a statement about her daughter in a newspaper, Lola must contend with both her mother and her colleagues who commend her mother’s words.
  15. 15. Prelude to A Fish
    February 9, 2020
    43min
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    Benner seeks Lola’s help with her campaign, Emily’s client opens old wounds, and Amy Quinn and Mark find themselves arguing against each other.
  16. 16. My Fair Lockdown
    February 16, 2020
    43min
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    Lola’s world spins out of control when she presides over the trial of Emily’s client who rejects the rule of law and seizes control of the courtroom.
  17. 17. I Love You, You're Perfect, I Think
    March 8, 2020
    43min
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    When Lola learns Judge Benner’s whistleblower secret as part of her background research for her Attorney General campaign, she faces an excruciating dilemma.
  18. 18. The Tale of Three Arraignments
    March 15, 2020
    43min
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    Lola and Mark find themselves in trouble for pushing their bosses too hard in their pursuit of justice and fair play.
  19. 19. In the Fights
    April 5, 2020
    43min
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    Emily defends a young man charged with domestic violence, Lola struggles with supporting Robin’s job offer and she causes a rift with Mark when she reprimands his girlfriend.
  20. 20. Merrily We Ride Along
    April 12, 2020
    43min
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    After a near breakdown, Emily arrives at a sobering conclusion, Mark finds himself in an uncomfortable position, Lola is faced with her own crisis.
  21. 21. Dancing at Los Angeles
    May 3, 2020
    44min
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    With Los Angeles under a mandatory shelter-in-place order and trials piling up, Judge Benner authorizes Judge Carmichael to preside over a virtual trial involving a dispute between two brothers.
  22. 101. All Rise S1: Trailer
    September 8, 2019
    2min
    13+
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    English
    Introducing the first season of All Rise.
  23. 102. On the Set
    September 8, 2019
    2min
    13+
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    A behind-the-scenes look at the first season of All Rise.

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Directors
Michael M. Robin
Supporting actors
J. Alex BrinsonRuthie Ann MilesLindsay MendezMarg Helgenberger
Producers
Gil Garcetti
Season year
2020
Network
CBS
Content advisory
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H. BalaReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsall aboard the Lola-coaster
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One of the things I miss most about the demolished Netflix corner of the MCU is Simone Missick as Misty Knight. She had presence, and, boy, was she gorgeous. Good news is, you can't keep Simone Missick, er, benched for too long.

In Room #802, Dept. 1 of the L.A Superior Court, newly appointed judge Lola Carmichael doles out justice and thumbs her nose at a flawed judicial system. I have to rank All Rise as one of the most promising new shows to premiere on network television in 2019. It readily became a weekly compulsory watch. In the realm of debuting courthouse dramas, it tops fellow newbies, The Code and Bluff City Law. But I liked those other series, too, Phillipa Soo featured in one, Jimmy Smits in the other.

There haven't been too many shows that feature judges as the lead, I don't think. Off the top of my head, there was Night Court, Judging Amy, Hardcastle & McCormick, and, going waaaay back to 1955, Judge Roy Bean. And, in the movies, there was Judge Dredd, but that's really reaching.

Going into her judgeship, Lola Carmichael already had a reputation. It stems from her stint as a formidable prosecutor from the D.A.'s office. It's where she got her nickname of "the Lola-coaster." And when Lola mentions she doesn't get it, her judicial assistant, Sherri, explains that it's "because none of us know where the ride is taking us, but nausea is likely to set in at some point." Heh.

- Sherri (filling in her rookie judge): "The name of the game is speed."
- Lola: "And where does justice fit in?"
- Sherri: "A close second."

As if. I don't know that there's anyone quite like Judge Carmichael in real life. Seems far-fetched to me that there exists someone so crusading and passionate about fair play and fighting injustice, and who thinks outside the box and bucks the system. Judge Carmichael promptly demonstrates that her nickname applies as well in her lofty new post. It doesn't take long before someone wryly observes, "Oh, you're gonna be one of those creative judges."

All Rise is mostly about Lola, but it isn't all about Lola. Whenever our rookie judge isn't presiding in unorthodox fashion, or negotiating the treacherous legal and political minefield of her new profession, or quickly learning the benefits of calling recess, the camera frequently pans over to two other characters: passionate public defender Emily Lopez (Jessica Camacho), who suffers from past trauma, and insolent Deputy D.A. Mark Callan (Wilson Bethel), who happens to be Lola's best friend. Emily is instantly rootable. Takes longer to warm up to Callan as he comes across as such a smug, ambitious hombre. What finally sold him to me is that if he's so chummy with Lola, he can't be all bad. Never mind that Lola's parting words to him are always, "Go good."

Not that I'm an expert in jurisprudence, but it seems to me that All Rise is smartly written. It's a talented and diverse ensemble which translates to a solidly acted show. And I appreciate the show's wicked sense of humor. It provides a counterweight to the heavy, hot-button topics that are addressed in whirlwind pace, if absent of any genuine or penetrating insight. We do get that old saw again about dirty cops, as well as the played-out plot point about the black lawman dressed in his civvies who gets hassled by profiling policemen. This year alone, other shows like Deputy and S.W.A.T. mined that trope.

Simone Missick anchors the show and makes it look easy. She presents Lola Carmichael as warm and deeply compassionate and immensely relatable. I love Lola's struggle as she tries to preserve impartiality even as she fights her durndest for the underdog, often by pushing back against a flawed and adversarial legal system. She's the calm in the storm, even though, most times, she's the one upending the status quo. It's fun watching her fluster and flabbergast and antagonize the establishment judges and lawyers who are used to things getting done a certain way. The most boring thing about Lola is that she's married to an FBI guy, and there's some tiresome folderol made about how their time apart - hubby keeps getting assigned away - is gradually eroding their perfect marriage. Honestly, I kept wanting to fast forward whenever Lola is sharing screen time with hubby or on the phone with him.

I still give this 5 out of 5 stars. Sure, it doesn't dig too deep into the pressing issues it tackles. And our favorite legal eagles seem to win their cases far too frequently, even the longshot cases. But never mind. The performances are too good, the wit too sharp, the dialogue too snappy, the courtroom goings-on too entertaining, the busy camera keeps things moving. And Simone Missick is super-charismatic, although if I have to crush on someone, I'd probably go with the fiery public defender Emily Lopez. Although, I may swing back to Lola if she ever heeds her judicial assistant's advice of wearing as few clothes as possible under the robe (on account of it gets really hot under the robe).

Update: I just saw the season finale, “Dancing at Los Angeles,” and enjoyed it and appreciated it so much. So far, it’s the only tv episode I’d seen that acknowledges the current pandemic - and I realize a lot of tv shows had to stop filming and never did get a chance to incorporate current events into their storylines. But I appreciated the perseverance and outside the box thinking that went into this one. Talk about embodying the spirit of “the show must go on!” It was an experimental episode that made plenty use of the Zoom feature and had the cast acting from their homes, and bits of the storyline addressing the Covid-19-related concerns we all have nowadays. I am crossing my fingers and toes that this show gets renewed. The Lola-coaster is a heck of a fun ride.
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ErshReviewed in the United States on November 14, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsHuman legal issues amidst resplendent diversity
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Show grows on you, it takes a few episodes to get to know characters. I felt it was a bit slow on character development. Contemporary themes and realistic portrayals.
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reto6cgav8rReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsGood story each episode.
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No harsh language, or explicit sex... just a good story about a caring judge. Cant wait for the next season..
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RobinReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsLove It!
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Love this show!!!!!!! I would not normally pay for a show but this is that good.
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Patricia F YandellReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsI look forward to each episode.
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Terrific stories, problem solving, resolution, justice for the human messes. I really like this series, and also enjoy that the major characters are not shallow, so there is no need for the cussing and sexuality needed to dress up the insufficiency. Thanks for a series well done. Hope to see it again next season!
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Vickie LWilsonReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsTV worth viewing.
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Love this show!
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1947 PontiacReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2021
3.0 out of 5 starsOK but I couldn't get into it
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Great lead actress doing a dynamic job. I enjoyed Wilson Bethel so much in Hart of Dixie that I kept thinking that "Wade" sure made a huge life change.......................but was still Wade.

I watches 2 or 3 episodes and that was it.
EssenceReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsMy favorite legal show
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Entertaining show, incredible actors. I respect the opinions of the characters (writers if the show) even if I don’t agree. It doesn’t really affect the storylines too much, in my opinion.
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