‘The Good Cop’ is an American comedy-drama and murder mystery web series that airs on Netflix. The show first premiered on September 21, 2018. It has been created by Andy Breckman, known for the Emmy Award-winning series, ‘Monk’.
This police procedural, however, is an adaptation of the Israeli show of the same name, which has been created by Tomer and Erez Aviram and produced by Yoav Gross. The premise of the series sees “honest cop Tony Jr. get advice from his unscrupulous father, retired NYPD officer Tony Sr., about everything from his job to his love life.”
While there are plenty of police procedurals out there, like ‘FBI‘, or ‘NCIS‘, not a lot of them focus on the family aspect of things. Even ‘Blue Bloods’, which is a show about an entire family in various ranks of law enforcement, keep the family side on the low, and the professional crime-solving side in the forefront. However, this series is more about a father and son relationship than just the cases.
Even though a lot of fans loved the familial aspect of the show, some critics found it a little shallow, and called it, “A show with frustratingly little on its mind, “The Good Cop” quickly establishes its two leads as familiar personality types and then reiterates who they are, over and over, for ten episodes, with little modulation or development.”
The Good Cop Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast for ‘The Good Cop’ includes the following as the main members: Tony Danza appears as Tony Caruso Sr. He is seen as a tough and streetwise cop who just did seven years in prison for corruption charges. However, he knows the ins and outs of the criminal underworld, and while he cannot officially interact with law enforcement, he is determined to prove that he has what it takes to solve homicide cases and fight crimes.
Josh Groban plays the role of Tony Caruso Jr, his son. The apple could not have fallen further from the tree in this case, even if it wanted to. The son is a straight shooter, and completely by the book. He tries to avoid any and all departmental infractions, even minor ones.