The Good Guys: Season 1 (2010)


Season 1
The Good Guys

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 24

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User Ratings: 18

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Episodes

Air date: May 19, 2010

During a routine investigation, Jack and Dan are thrust into a much bigger case involving hired assassins, drug smugglers and a stolen golf bag.

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Air date: Jun 7, 2010

Dan and Jack pursue elusive thieves after discovering a pattern of stolen vintage cars.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2010

A case involving a damaged vending machine leads Jack and Dan to a grisly murder and a high-class prostitution ring.

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Air date: Jun 21, 2010

A string of dog poisonings in the suburbs puts Jack and Dan on the trail of a well-meaning yet oblivious vigilante whose plan to sabotage the meth labs operating throughout his neighborhood has attracted a dangerous amount of attention and a deadly out-of

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Air date: Jun 28, 2010

A drug smuggler is set free after a court disapproves of Dan's interrogation methods. After coming up short in department resources, Dan vows to bring down the whole smuggling ring with just the money in his pocket.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2010

Dan tries to spice up a routine investigation by planting evidence from a cold case; Jack and Dan wind up in the middle of gun-running ring.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2010

Rumors of an upcoming bank heist have the entire police department on high alert, scouring the city for the suspected crooks. But only Jack and Dan, relying largely on their instincts, figure out that the bank heist is actually just a decoy for a much lar

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Air date: Jul 26, 2010

In order to bust mobsters that slipped through his fingers years ago, Dan goes undercover into the world of organized crime. However, as he plans a sting operation that will finally put the thugs behind bars, Dan unwittingly inspires two entirely new outf

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Air date: Aug 2, 2010

A crime family dispatches an assassin to kill a man in the Witness Protection Program after Dan accidentally exposes the man's identity, and it's up to Dan, Jack and a beautiful U.S. Marshal to keep the witness alive.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2010

Dan ''borrows'' money from the Narcotics Division to set up an off-the-books sting operation after getting suspended; the unauthorized detective work inadvertently funds a prison break.

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Tv Season Info

"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.

Critic Reviews for The Good Guys Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (14)

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

What distinguishes The Good Guys is that it's essentially an action comedy, which lustily embraces those stereotypes, sending them up while also carrying a warm affection for them.

Jun 4, 2020 | Full Review…

If you're looking for a show that only aims to give you a good time and a few laughs, you could honestly do a whole lot worse than The Good Guys.

Jun 4, 2020 | Rating: B | 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…

With its head in the clouds and its heart in the eighties, Guys is well-suited to the breezy nature of summer entertainment, and a great companion to Nix's Miami spy show Burn Notice.

Jun 4, 2020 | Full Review…

The concept runs out of juice from trying so hard over the course of the first episode, and what's left is just another time-wasting crime procedural.

Jun 4, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The witty scripts make it clear the series doesn't take itself too seriously, and Hanks and Whitford breathe new life into this standard formula.

Jun 4, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"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…

Audience Reviews for The Good Guys: Season 1

  • May 26, 2017
    Whitford is worth watching this...The soundtrack form Ac/dc to Zztop is amazing, which is why I watched the whole season.

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