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Review of "The Good Cop" 10/27/18 by Eva Diaz
airs now on Netflix

I had seen a few interviews with the stars of this show, Tony Danza(Tony Carusso, Sr.) and Josh Groban (Tony Carusso, Jr., AKA T.J) and since I am a fan of both of them, I thought I would watch it. Tony Sr. is a corript cop who just got out of jail for taking bribes. Tony is ordered to live with his son, T.J., who is an upstanding and smart police detective. The father and son clash because they didn't spend too much time together while T.J was growing up because his father was always workimg. T.J. is very good police detective who has an uncanny ability to solve crimes because he notices things about a crime scene that other cops may overlook. T.J. also always follows the letter of the law, while his father tends to want to break the rules.

This show reminds me a little bit of "Monk" because the cases are a bit quirky and fun to watch. I like the show, but as much as I like Tony Danza, he just doesn't seem to be the type of guy who would take bribes and go to jail. Tony is playing this like he has his other characters -- funny and fun-loving, and when he tries to do scenes that are supposed to be of him talking to his pals about all the bad things he did in his past, it just doesn't seem credible to me. Tony is great at the scenes with his son, T.J., where he wants to work at building a better relationship with him. Josh Groban is a good actor, but I think that he is taking his role too seriously and sometimes coming off stiff and not natural in his scenes. Groban does do better in his father-son scenes with Danza; he seems more relaxed and at ease.

If you are a fan of "Monk", you will like this show. although it's not as good as "Monk." it will remind you enough of the show to keep you watching and make you laugh. It is worth watching but needs work . I will keep watching and hope for improvement. I give this show 3 out of 5 stars.


In The Good Cop, Tony Danza plays Big Tony, a lovable yet not exactly honorable, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, TJ, Josh Groban, a brilliant, straight-laced NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules while solving Brooklyn’s toughest cases. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice. Also joining the cast are Monica Barbaro, Isiah Whitlock, Jr and Bill Kottkamp.

Andy Breckman, the creator of Monk, serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Randy Zisk (Bones, Monk), and Howard Klein (The Office, The Mindy Project) also serving as executive producers. Tony Danza is a producer on The Good Cop. The series is inspired by a format from Israeli production company YES, who also serve as executive producers. The Good Cop is a Netflix original production.

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