The Good Guys

Season 1
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8.0201018+
Jack is an ambitious, by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position at the LAPD. His partner Dan, a drunken, lecherous cop hangs onto his job only because of a heroic act years before.
Starring
Jennifer BesserKimberly Lynn CampbellKennith Edwards
Genres
ComedyAdventureAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    May 19, 2010
    45min
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    English
    The Good Guys has its series premiere.
  2. 2. Bait & Switch
    June 7, 2010
    43min
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    Jack and Dan go fishing for car thieves.
  3. 3. Broken Door Theory
    June 14, 2010
    43min
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    Jack and Dan are assigned to investigate a damaged vending machine at an upscale hotel.
  4. 4. The Dim Knight
    June 21, 2010
    43min
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    A string of dog poisonings leads to a deadly visitor.
  5. 5. Three Dollars and Fifty-Two Cents
    June 28, 2010
    44min
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    Dan vows to solve a crime with pocket change.
  6. 6. Small Rooms
    July 12, 2010
    42min
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    Nothing like a cold case to heat up a boring day.
  7. 7. Hunches and Heists
    July 19, 2010
    44min
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    Jack and Dan trust their gut.
  8. 8. Silvio's Way
    July 26, 2010
    44min
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    Dan goes undercover.
  9. 9. Don't Tase Me Bro
    August 2, 2010
    43min
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    Dan accidentally divulges confidential information.
  10. 10. Vacation
    September 24, 2010
    44min
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    Jack and Dan get suspended and cause a prison break.
  11. 11. Common Enemies
    October 1, 2010
    44min
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    Liz goes undercover.
  12. 12. Little Things
    October 8, 2010
    43min
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    A tip from a kid leads Jack and Dan to a murderous pair.
  13. 13. Dan on the Run
    October 15, 2010
    44min
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    Dan relives his glory days.
  14. 14. Old Dogs
    October 22, 2010
    43min
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    Sorry, Jack, your uncle's back.
  15. 15. The Whistleblower
    October 29, 2010
    44min
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    Jack and Dan make a slick discovery.
  16. 16. Silence of the Dan
    November 5, 2010
    44min
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    A health scare sidelines Dan.
  17. 17. The Getaway
    November 12, 2010
    43min
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    Jack and Liz go on a romantic getaway.
  18. 18. Supercops
    November 19, 2010
    44min
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    Diamonds are not a cop's best friend.
  19. 19. Cop Killer
    December 3, 2010
    44min
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    Jack and Dan must stop a deadly gang.
  20. 20. Partners
    December 10, 2010
    44min
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    A dine-and-dash turns deadly.

Bonus

  • The Good Guys Sneak Peek: Season 1
    3min
    TV-14

    From the Creator of Burn Notice, The Good Guys returns this Fall with all new episodes!

  • "The Big Picture" Featurette
    3min
    TV-14

    A hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Good Guys!

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4.9 out of 5 stars

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ChewbagginsReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't fear the DVD-R!
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Okay, if you're looking at this page I'm going to assume you already know how great of a show The Good Guys was (sadly cancelled before its time), so I'm not going to review the show itself. What I'm going to talk about the DVD itself. For some reason the Fox Network never released this wonderful show on DVD, but now after years of waiting it is finally available as an officially licensed "manufactured on demand" title. I'm not going to explain how that works, so if you want to know read the "DVD-R Note" on the product description page.

I was a bit concerned about the whole "manufacture on demand" scenario, thinking I might receive a product that looked like a cheap bootleg copy. After receiving my copy in the mail today I am happy to report that that is NOT the case. The item I received looks just like any other DVD on my shelf (see photos). The only difference I can spot is that the discs themselves (on the "readable" side of the disc) are the purplish/bluish color of a recordable DVD instead of the regular silver. That's it.

While I haven't had the chance to watch the episodes yet, I did put disc 1 into the player to check it out and everything works just fine and looks great! So don't let the fact that these discs are manufactured on demand scare you. Treat yourself to one of the best short-lived tv shows in the last 10 years and get ready to bust some punks!
36 people found this helpful
HaydenReviewed in the United States on February 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fox's forgotten hero
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Bradley Whitford sporting a righteous 'stache, careening around Dallas in a Trans Am, and blasting Foghat.

If that doesn't get your fire burning your wood's all wet.

I don't know what Fox expected from this title. It's surprisingly heartwarming, legitimately funny, and accessible enough to throw on and watch with anyone. Colin Hanks does a wonderful job as a straight man. It isn't Breaking Bad, but it was never supposed to be. This show is 48 minutes of fun.

Tragically, Fox decided that its low numbers were insurmountable and never issued a second season.
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Johanna DCReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Silly fun that should be much better known
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Let’s hear it for made-on-demand DVD sets, because it means I now have a copy of The Good Guys: The Complete First Season (which was the only season). This 2010 TV show was created by Matt Nix (who also created Burn Notice) and was a humorous take on cop shows set in Dallas, with the corresponding big personalities.

The Good Guys ran 20 episodes over the summer, which was the perfect time for it. It starred Colin Hanks as the by-the-book straight-edge who’s stuck solving property crimes because he annoys the higher-ups; Bradley Whitford as the stuck-in-the-70s used-to-be-famous cop with the bad mustache who still has a job only because he rescued the governor’s son from a kidnapping; Jenny Wade (Reaper, Wedding Band) as Assistant District Attorney and Hanks’ ex-girlfriend; and RonReaco Lee as a snitch/petty criminal who keeps getting pulled into the cops’ schemes.

Even though Hanks and Whitford’s characters are total opposites, they become buddies in spite of Whitford’s fondness for drink and lechery and his inability to realize the rules have changed over the decades. (His dislike of the “computer machines” is ridiculously exaggerated, up to the point where his only use for a laptop is to wedge an accelerator pedal to send a car to rescue his partner.) Hanks’ role seems easy, but he does a great job bringing humanity to a stick-in-the-mud. The characters quickly grew on me, due to the solid, well-done writing.

In the pilot, a stolen humidifier leads to Whitford’s detective sleeping with the homeowner, a plastic surgeon taken hostage, the second greatest assassin in the world teaching a thief Spanish, and a drug cartel shootout over a golf bag full of money. Another episode winds a vending-machine vandalism into murder by pimp and attempted husband-killing by a vengeful workout queen, all while Whitford is snuffling all over everything with the flu.

The show makes me laugh a lot, mostly due to the outrageous things the time-capsule Whitford says. I’m glad to note that so far, the music (particularly the theme song, “Slink (a Hymn)” by Locksley) is either intact, or close enough that it sounds good. The mostly classic rock soundtrack is dynamite, too.

One of the most distinctive things about the show is how it winds itself backwards. We see a stupid thing happen, and then “14 hours earlier” (accompanied by a gunshot), we see how events happened to cause the problem now. Later on, the jumps range from 10 seconds to 32 years earlier. The plotting is clever, particularly for an action fest playing it light. I can truly say there was nothing else like it on TV before or since. It’s fresh, sometimes silly, sometimes hammy, but very enjoyable. This is a great show to watch with liquor and friends. (Review originally posted at ComicsWorthReading.com.)
6 people found this helpful
NatalieReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outrageous, Hysterical and Gone Too Soon
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Hysterical series cancelled too soon. An old-school cop who peaked in the 80's and a young by-the-book detective are partnered together in Property Crimes. While investigating their smaller crimes they routinely uncover larger ones. Dan Stark lives to "bust punks" and usually gets them into outrageous situations that Jack Bailey needs to dig them out of. All this takes place in Dallas, Texas where the crime is big but the law enforcement is crazy funny. This series is incredibly good and only has one season, but it's totally worth your time. It definitely could have gone the distance.
17 people found this helpful
P. ShinnReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Let's go bust some punks
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Memo to Fox: Why did you cancel this show? It's BRILLIANT!!! I love this show so much, I sat in front of the computer machine to type this review. Gotta go now and bust some punks.
13 people found this helpful
PBJ918Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
WAS the BEST Comedy on TV
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I was almost in tears when I found out the show was not renewed for a second season. Although I am not a fan of The Family Guy, Fox did not know what it had until it gained popularity after the show was on the Cartoon Network. This is the same this with The Good Guys. FOX, THIS IS THE SHOW WE NEED! GIVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE!

Detective Dan Stark made The Good Guys - what could have been - the funniest show on network television. With The Office losing Steve Correll, The Good Guys would have taken the top spot as the funniest on TV. With a comedy lineup with almost nothing but crap on network TV nowadays, The Good Guys was a glimmer of hope into moving pass the trashy "comedy" shows. This is why I watch reruns of Seinfeld.

Specifically, Bradley Whitford nailed it in his portrayal of Dan Stark. There was one episode, which I can't remember off of the top of my head, where you could tell he was trying a bit too hard. But it was only one episode. Whitford played Dan Stark PERFECTLY.
Colin Hanks did well. He was improving as the season went along, but I think he's the reason why the show did not move further. Hanks was the Achilles heel. The chemistry was just not there. He's a decent actor, but not for this role.

Favorite Quote:
* "Only those who fear the truth do not need a lawyer. The righteous do not pay by the hour!"
-- Detective Dan Stark
8 people found this helpful
FtloosenfanzfreeReviewed in the United States on December 17, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
One of my all-time favorite shows, in a less-than favorite format.
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I'm getting a Kindle for Christmas, so with that knowledge I finally broke down and bought the digital copies of The Good Guys. I can't believe that it's been years and they still have not released this show on DVD! It's ridiculous.

My dad had me test out the Kindle he bought because he wanted to make sure I wouldn't rather have another tablet. I watched part of an episode and was kind of disappointed with how the quality looked. I guess because I was watching a non-HD show on the HD kindle, but it still should have looked better than that. It looked great on my computer. I'm not generally super picky about quality, but it's a little annoying.

I would highly recommend this show to anyone, but the quality of the picture did leave a little to be desired.
2 people found this helpful
Packer BackerReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best"punk bustin" cops out there!
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I still cannot understand WHY this show was canceled it is so funny and Whitford and Hanks are a great team. The music from the 60's- 70's is awesome and the rest of the cast is top notch. Thank goodness at the very least, I can watch these episodes over and over again now that they finally made the DVD. I never pay full price for DVD's from shows I wait until they go down in price but this one, had to have it. Love it! Such a shame that it's not on TV anymore so many garbage shows get renewed why would a good one not? I just don't get it?????
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