• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 2018
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
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  1. 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 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
    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 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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53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Sep 21, 2018
    42
    The Good Cop never aims to be anything more than an amiable distraction. ... Danza is a big personality filling a character with a big personality. Groban is the opposite for both, and no matter how great Danza gets, the odd couple dynamic doesn’t work when one guy’s doing all the work.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Sep 21, 2018
    40
    Why does “The Good Cop” feel so much more dull, clunky and antiquated than “Monk” did? The obvious, and at least partly correct, answer is that some things that worked in 2009 no longer work in 2018. But the more immediate lesson is the difference one actor can make.
  3. Reviewed by: Pilot Viruet
    Sep 21, 2018
    58
    The Good Cop is all over the place, which often makes it amusing to watch, though perhaps not in the way the creator intended. ... But, there is something almost... pleasant about The Good Cop. It’s light, sometimes fun, and casually watchable.