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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 2018
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  • Summary: Straight-laced NYPD detective Tony Jr. (Josh Groban) lives with his father Tony Sr. (Tony Danza), a disgraced former NYPD officer in the dramedy from Andy Breckman and inspired by the Israeli show "HaShoter HaTov."
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Sep 17, 2018
    83
    Good Cop blends the cheerful silliness of Brooklyn Nine-Nine with the tidy storytelling of Breckman’s other crime comedy, Monk, and it elevates the familiar police-show formula with a strong ensemble cast.
  2. Reviewed by: Malcolm Venable
    Sep 17, 2018
    80
    The Good Cop is a cop procedural that follows its own sort of formula, one that injects some warmth, some innocence and breezy, goofy delight into this typically testosterone-filled space. Where's the crime in that?
  3. Reviewed by: Lorraine Ali
    Sep 20, 2018
    70
    The Good Cop is a solid, traditional detective sitcom for viewers seeking the solace of a simpler time, before cable and disruptive streaming services altered the landscape with weird shows like “Stranger Things.” And ironically, it’s brought to you by Netflix.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Sep 19, 2018
    50
    The show doesn't demand to be binged, but sampled. It could air on USA just as easily. Danza, who doesn't break from type, is another steady reminder of TV past, specifically his own. Why this is on Netflix is a mystery bigger than any the Carusos will tackle this season.
  5. 50
    [Danza's] not an especially deep actor, and neither he nor the show seem inclined to do anything that’ll really rattle us and make us ask if it’s okay to like this guy and think of him as an essentially good-hearted eccentric who has many useful things to teach us if only we’d listen.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 21, 2018
    45
    Feels too much like the third or fourth best series on USA network.
  7. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Sep 17, 2018
    40
    A show with frustratingly little on its mind, The Good Cop quickly establishes its two leads as familiar personality types and then reiterates who they are, over and over, for ten episodes, with little modulation or development. Worse, for a show that sets up and solves a new mystery every episode, the show relies on the utter lack of intelligence of both its two leads and everyone around them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. RVE
    Oct 9, 2018
    10
    Simply a very feel good tv show , old fashion but innovative in the same time
  2. Sep 22, 2018
    7
    The music makes the show worse than it is... All the cops shows are basically the same the thing, with different actors it's a good showThe music makes the show worse than it is... All the cops shows are basically the same the thing, with different actors it's a good show there's no plot each episode has its own story and there are some good actors the main one it's a bit lacking but passable, but the background music.. Men The background music is so bad that some times I want to turn the show off.. The music makes the everything better an in this case makes it worse Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2018
    4
    This show is like a less funny version of Monk, but even worse is the main character's almost misogynistic way of answering questions for hisThis show is like a less funny version of Monk, but even worse is the main character's almost misogynistic way of answering questions for his female counterpart - seriously, in the second and third episodes it is so over the top that it isn't even funny yet they'll probably milk this for the entire run of the season.

    Some will call it quirky, some will say it is a less cerebral/serious cop show. The issue isn't so much with the crime storylines however. Somewhat lame humor, some downright mediocre acting, and less than good personal storylines for the characters is what keeps this from being all that good.

    Tony Danza's character comes across as almost a caricature, Groban's character just seems unbelievably naive, Barbaro is just there to be eye candy and a foil, while Isiah Whitlock's character is probably the most likable playing a cop beyond caring with his retirement coming up.

    We'll see if it matures any and if it gets a second season...
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