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The Protector: Season 1 (2011)



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Divorced homicide detective Gloria Sheppard (Ally Walker) tries to balance her professional life with motherhood in this drama. She and partner Michelle Dulcett (Tisha Campbell-Martin) investigate crimes as part of the Los Angeles Police Department's robbery-homicide division, which includes detective Ramon "Romeo" Rush (Terrell Tilford) and Lieutenant Felix Valdez (Miguel Ferrer). At home, she receives help in raising her twin boys, Leo (Thomas Robinson) and Nick (Sage Ryan), from her live-in younger brother Davey (Chris Payne Gilbert).


Ally Walker
as Det. Gloria Sheppard
Tisha Campbell-Martin
as Det. Michelle Dulcett
Miguel Ferrer
as Lt. Felix Valdez
Terrel Tilford
as Ofc. Ramon "Romeo" Rush
Vivica A. Fox
as Capt. Lisa Novak
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Critic Reviews for The Protector: Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

Campbell-Martin very ably acquits herself while Walker runs a little low on overall oomph. Together they're less than dynamite, but capable of a few sparks.

September 1, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

That handoff isn't out of the question. But where "Army Wives" can get soapy at times, it also starts with a premise that sets it apart. "The Protector" doesn't start with that advantage.

September 1, 2020 | Full Review…

"The Protector" is fairly routine plot-wise but the breezy tone -- conveyed through upbeat music and snappy dialogue -- and strong, collegial performances make this series a welcome summer diversion.

September 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Walker deserves a vehicle equal to her talent.

September 1, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

I think that if Walker weren't coming off of a role that produced such a visceral reaction, maybe I wouldn't be disappointed to see her transition to a drama that generates no reaction at all. But again, it doesn't try to.

September 1, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ms. Walker is an appealing actress with a strong presence, but in the pilot, at least, her character isn't as well formed or well written as other tough-talking television dames.

September 1, 2020 | Full Review…

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