‘Go On’ episode 3 review: Is this really just the new ‘Community’?

For the first two episodes of “Go On,” we had a feeling that this was going to be a tender, sweet comedy all about trying to deal with loss in a way we haven’t really seen before. However, episode 3 was easily the weakest of the show’s run so far, and it really just seemed like the show was both spinning its wheels and borrowing heavily from another show about a man and his reluctant new group of friends: “Community.”

Obviously, Matthew Perry’s Ryan is the Jeff Winger of the cast, and the group is pretty much … the group. Much like with a “Community” episode, Ryan acted embarrassed by his new group of friends, choosing to ignore them while going about his everyday life. At the end, however, he realized that he was making an enormous mistake in not letting these people into his life, and so he did.

We’re really not trying to say that episode 3 was bad, but it just felt as though like there was nothing new to the table courtesy of the gardener who showed up in order to try and cheer Ryan up a little bit. The same went for his group, who all convened alongside his friend at work (John Cho) to cheer him up at the same time of the day in which his wife used to wake him up. Was this touching? It was, but this is the time of a season where we get a little more critical on shows. We need to see more from “Go On” than the same thing every week; otherwise, we’ll be over this show in a month’s time.

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