Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Good Guys "Pilot": Poncherello Called...

"I wish to look like Erik Estrada"

A suggested template for plastic surgery serves as a sort of meta statement on The Good Guys as a whole. Matt Nix (Burn Notice) is obviously inspired by 1980s Cop series, with Bradley Whitford (and his mustache) as the cop stuck in that decade. Two problems present themselves as a result. First is it's too hard to see Whitford, despite the impressive mustache, as a conservative out of time cop, given his previous roles. Second problem is that the cop series from the 80's weren't really that good. Fun to remember, though, which makes me think Nix might need to play up the cheese factor a bit more.

Playlist: The Good Guys - Episode 1.01
"I Fought the Law" - The Clash
"You Sexy Thing" - Hot Chocolate
Superstar - The Isley Brothers
"She Does" - Locksley
"20th Century Boy" - T. Rex
"The Stroke" - Billy Squire
"Thunderstruck" - AC/DC
"Black Betty" - Ram Jam (in version sent out to critics, but didn't make the broadcast preview version)

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