We’ve just finished the entire first season of The Good Cop on Netflix, and as a whole, we considered it to be a very entertaining affair. It was a low-key, funny crime procedural with a great cast at the center. Tony Danza dominated every scene he was a part of and we came to love Josh Groban’s TJ and Monica Barbaro’s Cora the more that we saw them.
So while there is no season 2 renewal just yet, why not look ahead? We do think that there are a few different things that Netflix should consider in the event that they bring the series back.
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1. The episode count – While it was great having ten episode in season 1, why not up the ante and do thirteen for season 2? That’s an order that many other streaming shows have, and given that these episodes are basically the same length as many broadcast / cable shows (think 43-48 minutes), there should be room to do at least a few more.
2. More stories for the supporting characters – Now that we’ve gotten to know the lead characters so well, there’s room now to get to know more about some of the supporting cast. Think in terms of awkward tech expert Ryan or Loomis, a man best known for a signature catch-phrase in “I don’t run.” Giving these people even more to do fleshes out the world a little bit more.
3. Build up the relationships a little bit more – Basically, try to continue to emphasize the relationship between Tony and TJ, given that this is really at the center of the show more than anything else. There are a number of times in season 1 where we saw that Tony is more than just an ex-convict / crooked cop; he has a much bigger heart than he lets on. Meanwhile, we saw different sides to TJ beyond just a neurotic, by-the-book cop desperate to be different from his dad. We also certainly wouldn’t mind the show building up the prospective romance more between Cora and TJ, though we also don’t think there should be any hurry with it.
Ultimately, The Good Cop really shouldn’t work too hard to make itself different from what it is: A fun, lighthearted cop procedural that takes you away from the world. Some shows really don’t have to push themselves to be more.
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