The Good Cop

  • Title: The Good Cop – Who is the Ugly German Lady?
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The Good Cop - Who is the Ugly German Lady? TV review

When a friend of Tony Sr. (Tony Danza) breaks out of prison and attacks a couple, injuring the husband (David Furr) and killing the wife (Hannah Tinker), and then shows up for sanctuary, Senior is put in a bind. Dressing Sherman (John Carroll Lynch) up as a woman, Senior attempts to hide him from Tony Jr. (Josh Groban), who is investigating the case, while doing a little investigating of his own and discovering he believes Sherman isn’t responsible for the murder. Lynch proves to be a good guest-star despite some questionable writing. “Who is the Ugly German Lady?” is a goofy episode that takes Junior far too long to see through Sherman’s questionable disguise (especially after they share a meal together). The framing of the episode also leaves no doubt from the opening scene who the real killer is. In the end it will take Cora (Monica Barbaro) making the obvious connection to save all three men’s lives from the husband who has spent more than a year planning out the perfect murder and isn’t willing to let anything jeopardize his plans.

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  • Title: The Good Cop – What is the Supermodel’s Secret?
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The Good Cop - What is the Supermodel's Secret? TV review

While Tony Jr. (Josh Groban) investigates a murder for hire, he (and everyone else) is confused by the sudden interest a supermodel (Emma Ishta) has shown in Tony Sr. (Tony Danza). As the model pushes the elder Tony Caruso to find his missing phone it becomes obvious to the audience, if not a single character on the show, what she is truly after. The reveal of incriminating evidence that ties the model to the murder Junior is investigating is hardly surprising once the phone is discovered. Although the shock that Tony and the supermodel together creates in the rest of the cast is good for a couple of chuckles, the mystery is rather bland. The only big change in the show’s second episode is to promote Cora (Monica Barbaro) from Tony’s parole officer to a detective on the force with his son.

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  • Title: The Good Cop – Who Framed the Good Cop?
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The Good Cop - Who Framed the Good Cop? television review

With Monk Andy Breckman struck a chord with audiences by delivering a genius detective, played for the better part of a decade by multi-award winner Tony Shalhoub, whose phobias were his own worst enemy. Breckman’s new show, now available on Netflix, lacks any such genius either in front or behind the camera. Instead Breckman delivers a run-of-the-mill odd couple procedural with a by-the-book police detective (Josh Groban) living with his recently paroled dirty cop father (Tony Danza). The pilot episode paints both men in the broadest strokes possible. If there’s a short-cut to be had Tony Sr. will take it. No mater how small a regulation, Tony Jr. will abide by it. The pair are surrounded by a mostly forgettable supporting cast aside from Senior’s parole officer (Monica Barbaro), and potential love interest for Junior, who will be given a larger role starting in the show’s second episode.

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