This L.A crime story is satisfying in its confident approach to a familiar genre. The bonus here is its broad streak of offbeat humor om Nilly's laid-back cunning, which contrasts nicely with the brash impatience of his sidekick, Patty. [11 - 24 Jun 2018, p.13]
Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings
Jul 17, 2018They say Americans love consistency above all else and that could explain the deluge of low scores for season two. Season one was essentiallyThey say Americans love consistency above all else and that could explain the deluge of low scores for season two. Season one was essentially a premium cable rendition of a traditional prime time legal drama - handsome and mostly conventional. Season two is a gonzo journey more reminiscent of Garth Ennis's Preacher comics, Pulp Fiction or even Oliver Stone's U-Turn (which featured Thornton as well). I'll say this: William Hurt's Cooperman character would be lost in a sea of eccentric super-villains had he showed up in any of the eight episodes. Things get beautifully wacky.
Personally, I enjoyed both approaches and it's nice watching the creators push the envelope when they could've simply mailed in a facsimile. Billy Bob is excellent as always. Highly recommended for fans looking for something beyond the limits of traditional legal dramas.… Full Review »
Jul 11, 2018Season 2 was great. Twisted, demented, solid, original. Those who hate it below love simple-minded network crap like Law and Order and CSI.Season 2 was great. Twisted, demented, solid, original. Those who hate it below love simple-minded network crap like Law and Order and CSI.
If you want different, outside the box, thought-provoking TV, watch Goliath Season 2. And, Ep7, one of the greatest eps of television EVER.… Full Review »
Jun 25, 2018After ranking Season 1 of "Goliath" as one of the Top 5 streaming series served up on any outlet, I impatiently waited for Season 2 to debut.After ranking Season 1 of "Goliath" as one of the Top 5 streaming series served up on any outlet, I impatiently waited for Season 2 to debut. And then, it did. REALLY? After two years this is the BEST effort they could come up with??
Beginning with Billy Bob Thornton "mailing it in" as if he knew the script stunk, it included token and uninteresting roles for the returning Tania Raymonde (Brittany) and (Patty), along with wasted potential of underdeveloped new character Paul Williams (JT). Not to mention the cameos by Lou Diamond Phillips, Morris Chestnut and Steven Bauer, clearly shoe-horned in to falsely amplify the look of a blockbuster cast.
Season 2 had all the bad guys and bad cops running around in discombobulated and hard to connect, barely flushed out story lines to go along with ridiculous back stories.
At only 8 episodes (down from Season 1's 10), averaging 51 minutes running time (and only 41 minutes for the finale, it was as if the cast's cars were running and they were only interested in wrapping the season picking up their paychecks and getting back to their vacations.
And did I mention Series 2 presented Goliath fans with the WORST, most dissatisfying ending of a series season EVER? More like a letdown of epic proportion.
Shame on you show creator David E. Kelly and executive producer Geyer Kosinski. If this is the kind of crap you're going to put out for Season 3, don't bother wasting your or our time.… Full Review »