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Given all the loose-ended, bizarro world TV dramas currently in play, it turns out to be a distinct pleasure to review a limited series with a linear storyline and a definitive ending.
Goliath isn't a groundbreaker by any means - it bears some resemblance to Glenn Close's Damages - but it's a solidly entertaining legal thriller that benefits enormously from Billy Bob Thornton's strong lead
If you're struggling with all the sci-fi weirdness of Westworld and never quite got Orphan Black, you will love the straightforward thrills of Goliath.
What's there so far is... entertaining TV, but steady updates in the upcoming episodes could make Goliath truly mighty.
As a hard-luck lawyer looking to get off the booze and back in the game, his McBride sounds like a stock character, except Thornton... creates someone who's anything but stock... He's the best reason to keep watching.
Bolstered by as A-list a cast as anything on TV (with the exception of Westworld perhaps) and tighter, less showy writing than we've come to expect from Kelley.
Each episode closes with a twist. Whether that twist is big or small, it gives viewers just enough of a push to want to continue disentangling something that runs a bit deeper than your average court case.
[Billy Bob Thornton] carries each scene, trope-laden as they may be (the drinking problem, the cheesy one-liners) with an effortless swagger that's both engaging and exciting.
Compelling, gritty crime series has nudity, cursing, drugs.
Even great casts have their limits, and in the case of Goliath, they give this shaggy drama just enough electricity to keep interest without offering a genuine reason to care about what's going on.
Sitting through them is likely going to feel like a comfort food-fueled evening enjoying a Law & Order marathon from the comfort of my couch.
Audience Reviews for Goliath: Season 1
Apr 23, 2021Season 1 Goliath- The story is interesting, the cast display their fine acting skills to endear one to their character. A good watch, looking forward to viewing season 2!
Nov 28, 2020Great season. Intelligent, compelling, high quality writing.
Oct 25, 2020The actors are good, the premise seems interesting to begin with. Somehow it never takes off, and just meanders along. We keep on waiting for it to catch speed, but it never does. The climax is too contrived, and seems fake.
Feb 19, 2019I did not think I would like this show, but watched it because of the reviews. I think I have to agree that the show is good. The overall story is fairly simple, the plot twists are good and the script written well. BIlly Bob does a good job in the show. Not sure why, but he always seems to surprise me. I suppose by now I should know he is a good actor. I enjoyed the show and the underdog aspect of it.
Feb 18, 2019Love this show! After the first episode I could not stop smiling because I love Billy Bob and he does not disappoint!
Dec 12, 2018Good show but with some what lack-luster scripts. dialogue could use a lot of work.
Dec 09, 2018Season one had a terrible ending... I was waiting see them get some real good dirt but in the end it was pretty lame
Nov 24, 2018Disappointing. The underlying case is relatively weak for a full-season drama but this was the least of the things that affected Goliath overall. The legal thriller has no outstanding courtroom drama. The villains are clownish, and are defeated by their own vanity-filled stupidity - as well as frail bodies - rather than any investigative brilliance or smart legal trickeries by the end. The good guys' underdog potential or supposedly charming human frailties/idiosyncracies also go completely unexploited.
Oct 04, 2018A great show with a stellar cast! Looking forward to season 3!!
Sep 07, 2018Amazing show thats hard to stop so watch it over and entire weekend! The last episode is fantastic and really should be followed by the previous two episodes. All the actors are amazing, even those that are annoying in the beginning become the glue that makes it all stick :)