The Good Guys: Season 1 (2010)

Season 1
The Good Guys

Critics Consensus

More buddy-cop comedy than crime drama, The Good Guys' wacky sense of humor may not appeal to everyone, but it's just silly and fun enough to be entertaining.



Critic Ratings: 19

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Air date: May 19, 2010
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"Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix helms this comedic-action series about mismatched Texas police detectives—ambitious, but tact-challenged Jack Bailey (Colin Hanks) and washed-up, often drunk Dan Stark (Bradley Whitford)—who, though assigned mundane property crimes, inevitably find themselves thrust into tough cases. In the premiere, for instance, the investigation of a humidifier theft leads the duo to hired assassins, drug smugglers and a green golf bag packed with cash. Later, they have to stop a jailbreak financed with cash Dan "borrowed" from the Narcotics Division for a sting operation; and a search for a stolen truck digs up a diamond heist.


Bradley Whitford
as Dan Stark
Colin Hanks
as Jack Bailey
Jenny Wade
as ADA Liz Traynor
Diana-Maria Riva
as Lt. Ana Ruiz
Diana Maria Riva
as Lt. Ana Ruiz
Joel Spence
as Det. Hodges
Marcus Mauldin
as Detective Lang
Gary Cole
as Frank Savage
Ethan Phillips
as Alfonso Laviolette
Wayne Knight
as Perry Black
Todd Waring
as Steve Maxson
Todd Louiso
as The Duke
Tom Amandes
as Dr. Kalfuss
Frances Fisher
as Helen Traynor
Rachael Harris
as Cynthia Savage
Gregg Henry
as Wayne Young
Boyuen Lou
as Mr. Chen
Jere Burns
as Patrick Drayton
Mykel Shannon Jenkins
as Keith Williams
Robert Wu
as Lee Huang
Mike Starr
as Bobby Kneecap
Sally Brooks
as Karen Smith
Paul Schackman
as Dr. Morris
Greg Kelly
as Landry
Bruce Nozick
as Terrence Spivey
Al Dias
as Big Lou
Lee Thompson Young
as Eric Williams
Ed Begley Jr.
as Nate Bailey
Monet Mazur
as The Cleaner
Alan O'Neill
as Jason Douglas
Ethan Suplee
as Andy Davis
Ramon Frano
as Escalante
Cedric Neal
as Russell Williams
Chris Klein
as George Gluck
Robert Curtis Brown
as Paul MacIntryre
Rick Gomez
as McMurphy
Tom Booker
as Jeff Eastin
Matt Winston
as Mr. Wallace
Farah White
as Pam McIntyre
Chris Ellis
as Beau Teague
Kim Foster
as Community College Girl
Brett Brock
as Mick Shellhouse
Bob Reed
as Gordon
Ashley Wood
as Donnelly
Matt Morgan
as Sasha Tsalka
Karl Anderson
as Slick Looking Gun Seller
Sara Jane Henriques
as Sarah Watkins
Chad Cox
as Hotel Chef
Rodger Bryce
as Ex-Governor Davis
Jason Kane
as Dave Froberg
Ken Farmer
as Marshall Hewitt
Jeff Hoferer
as Guard Johnson
Blair Dickens
as Hotel Manager
Matthew Posey
as Bartender
Emily Rivera
as Reporter
Bob Hess
as Eugene
Grant James
as Bronson Jones
Carlos Guzmán
as Drug Lord
Akai Draco
as Tactical Guy 1
Melissa Odom
as Vanessa
Jim Kuenzer
as Bellman
M Denise Lee
as Uniformed Cop
Danny James Hunter
as Sgt. Kempena
Jessica Garlette Williams
as Police Department Clerk
Sue Rock
as Big-Haired Clerk
Jim Blummetti
as Aidan O'Reilly
Lee Trull
as Motorist
Burton Gilliam
as Locksmith
Daylon Walton
as Tactical Guy 2
Ken Thomas
as Beat Cop
Donny Boaz
as Ryan Winkler
Natalie Solis
as Reporter
James Lentzsch
as Mini Mart Clerk
Jack Watkins
as Manager
Dehvon Ward
as College Girl
Grant Garrison
as TV Savage
Edgar Arreola
as Mexico Driver
Brad Hawkins
as TV Stark
Tom Young
as Trucker
Tom Young
as Trucker
Cole Cordell
as 13-Year-Old Eugene
Matt Beckham
as Nicholas Bedard
Roland Ruiz
as Esteban
Deven Modi
as Felipe
Les Snyder
as Best Assassin
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Critic Reviews for The Good Guys Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12)

The humor is madcap and inane where it should be wry, and the characters are stubbornly predictable.

May 19, 2010 | Full Review…

"The Good Guys" has promising elements.

May 19, 2010 | Full Review…

Whitford pretty much hijacks the show.

May 19, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

"The Good Guys" succeeds with droll banter, good chemistry between Whitford and Hanks, and a decent, if well-worn, setup.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

When it doesn't bore you, it provokes you to think, "Boy, is this dumb."

May 19, 2010 | Full Review…

The Good Guys has its mild charms but nothing about its characters is believable; they're stock TV characters.

May 19, 2010 | Full Review…

The Good Guys brings the buddy cop genre formula to the small screen, nodding to its influences without being derivative or satirical.

May 19, 2010 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

One suspects that every forthcoming episode will just be more of the same: two cops, one washed-out show.

May 19, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

"The Good Guys" wants first and foremost to be a comedy more than a crime drama . . . at least I think it does.

May 19, 2010 | Full Review…

Whitford inhabits his role with the laid-back, reassuring ease of a true television professional--a fine actor working at top speed.

May 19, 2010 | Full Review…

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