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post #1 of 76 Old 05-16-2010, 10:44 PM - Thread Starter
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From Matt Nix ("Burn Notice"), comes THE GOOD GUYS, a new action comedy about what happens when an old-school cop and a modern-day detective expose the big picture of small crime.

Once upon the 1970s, DAN STARK (Bradley Whitford) and his partner, Frank Savage, were big-shot Dallas detectives. So big, in fact, that they were lauded as American heroes after saving the Governor's son. Thirty years later, Dan Stark is a washed-up detective who spends most of his time drunk or re-hashing his glory days. A stranger to modern police work who would much rather trust his old-school police instincts, Dan has the reputation as being a bit of a wild card. Able to skate by on the heroic deeds of his yesteryear, he is still a semi-active presence on the force, and with the help of his liquor of choice, occasionally comes through to solve a petty crime.

Dan's new partner, JACK BAILEY (Colin Hanks), is an ambitious, by-the-book and overall good detective, but is sometimes a bit too snarky for his own good. His habit of undermining himself has earned him a dead-end position in the department, and he is stuck solving annoying petty theft cases that nobody else wants. Worse, he's been given the thankless task of babysitting Dan, the drunk pariah who can never keep partners for long. Jack may not see it, but he has little chance of getting out of his situation; his knack for making enemies at the station has assured he is not going anywhere


Preview: Wednesday 5/19 8pm EST
Series launch: 6/7

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Looks like an old school buddy-cop comedy with a bit of the culture-clash element of Life On Mars.

If it's as good as Burn Notice, I expect this to be as fun as the previews look. Early reviews I've read say that it is.


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man , Tom Hanks kid is just now starting to look JUST like his dad. that's the only thing I can think when I see those previews.
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Dumb, slight, but pretty fun. The "good cop, sick cop" was obvious to see coming but I don't remember seeing it before and the copious amount of bullets and good tunes helped.

If this was on USA on Friday nights it would probably do very well and get a regular fanbase and get a good crowd of about 3-5 million, but watching it on prime time just feels odd. I know it was produced on a cable-style budget but it really does look and feel like it belongs there. The production, the visuals, the pacing ... it feels out of place. The closest thing I can compare it to is Human Target, but Target looks and feels like a big budget movie compared to Good Guys.

I'll be interested to see if this gets cable or network numbers tomorrow but I'll probably keep watching just to see where Stark's mustache goes.


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For me it started off a bit slow, but by the end I found myself enjoying it. You definitely get the 'Burn Notice' feel (which is a good thing). I'm hoping for a very un-PC show like Life On Mars, which still cracks me up. It was cool that Tim Matheson (aka, Larry Sizemore) directed this.

I particularly liked the scene towards the end...
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Overall, I enjoyed it and look forward to more.


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I liked the pilot. I especially like the way it was filmed and thought it had a very good look which helps the comedy element. My only complaint is why is Jenny Wade trying to do a Texas accent when everyone else isn't? She's a great comedian and I think the accent gets in the way of her timing but then they didn't give much in the pilot episode. She was great on Reaper.
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Is this show dead already? We get the pilot and then nothing during the next two weeks at the least.

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Is this show dead already? We get the pilot and then nothing during the next two weeks at the least.

US TV Schedule:
Fri. May 28 9:00 PM Fox Pilot #1.1
Mon. May 31 9:00 PM Fox Pilot #1.1

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watched in Hulu a couple days ago.

I didn't particularly like it. It had a few moments. And I do like the crusty old cop a lot. I love Jenny Wade as an actress, but that whole character is stupid and useless. Still, good to see she's working.

I hate Tom Hanks' kid. I thought Tom Hanks came off as a lamer. Holy hell does this kid bore me to death.

Overall, the jokes were too thin. That said, comedies often require a whole season to get their feet. And it will be nice to see a full-length comedy on this summer cause Psych ain't back until mid-July.

I could see the outline of a funny show in The Good Guys. You never want to judge a show too harshly until the writers have had time to revisit what they're doing and tweak it. Which is usually around episode 8. If the show still seems thin around episode 8, then I'll throw it out.
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Mon. May 31 9:00 PM Fox Pilot #1.1

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This is my point. Showing the pilot two more times with no new show currently in the schedule. The pilot wasn't that well received the first time. I want to at least give it a few episodes before I decide to stick around or bow out. But why bother if they can't follow up with new episodes in a timely manner.

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This is my point. Showing the pilot two more times with no new show currently in the schedule. The pilot wasn't that well received the first time. I want to at least give it a few episodes before I decide to stick around or bow out. But why bother if they can't follow up with new episodes in a timely manner.

The show hasn't started yet, read the first post. It was a pilot preview on a different night.

Fox did the exact same thing with Glee.


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This is my point. Showing the pilot two more times with no new show currently in the schedule. The pilot wasn't that well received the first time. I want to at least give it a few episodes before I decide to stick around or bow out. But why bother if they can't follow up with new episodes in a timely manner.

In defense of it, it was up against 4 1/2 hours of Lost.
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I tried watching this and could not get through the first episode. It made me realize how much better "The Unusuals" was and how much I miss it. I'm done with the "Good Guys".
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I tried watching this and could not get through the first episode. It made me realize how much better "The Unusuals" was and how much I miss it. I'm done with the "Good Guys".

Wow, I already forgot about The Unusuals. That was a fun, quirky show. However, it doesn't appear that quirky lasts too long on network tv these days.
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definitely dug the second episode, i'm in.
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I agree. Some of the quotes from Bradley Whitford alone are enough.

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I thought last night's episode was the best of the bunch so far. Whitford's character is starting to grow on me; and, he and Hanks were really meshing well together as characters.
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We've watched the first two episodes and enjoyed them for the most part. Has anybody else noticed the resemblance to Stroker and Hoop on Adult Swim? Hanks' character is different, but Bradford's character and other elements are very similar.
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Man, that A.D.A. Liz chick has a smoking hot body on her.
When she showed up to tell Colin Hanks' character that she worked things out with her boyfriend, that dress was so tight and hugged every curve of her's beautifully.
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I enjoy the show - quirky and although a bit predictable/cliche it's amusing enough entertainment. And yes ... Jenny Wade is smokin hot in a girl-next-door kinda way...
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I've been enjoying the show since the pilot episode! It's a refreshing mix of cheezy 70's cop-partners show + quirky comedy + that writing style where disparate events in time and location unwittingly weave together to produce a chaotic, yet humorous, result. The classic rock soundtrack and the old Trans Am make for iconic, energetic story elements. Every episode has the recurring scene where smooth-talking Dan Stark puts the lady's man moves on the chick of the week, and it is fun to look forward to it.

Yes, the ADA chick is ridiculously hot, and puts in the right amount of sexual tension to make the show the "well-rounded mix" that it is. I don't mind at all how she lays on the TX accent. It just makes it even more hot!

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We've watched the first two episodes and enjoyed them for the most part. Has anybody else noticed the resemblance to Stroker and Hoop on Adult Swim? Hanks' character is different, but Bradford's character and other elements are very similar.

After seeing the crazy cop character in the adds I thought of Stroker & Hoop immediately.

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And yes ... Jenny Wade is smokin hot in a girl-next-door kinda way...

When she was on Reaper she was much more horny.


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Ms. Wade, can you dial-up the horny 37%, start at the desk scene one more time...aaaand ACTION!

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Here's a sample of an instance with Jenny Wade running "weapons hot".


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Jenny Wade got a lot more to do in "Reaper" playing the demon girlfreind than she has on this show so far. She has great comedic timing if they ever give her a chance to use it.
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Great episode tonight. The best so far!!
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I luuuuv's me a car chase!

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I had a strange hankering to crank some Foghat.

Another great episode with some Dan Stark gems.

Jack - "you really brought out the big guns on that!"

Dan - "all I carry is big guns."

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