• 20 Oct - 26 Oct, 2018
  • Malaeka Amir


Irresistible as it is, The Good Cop stars Tony Danza as an ex-officer who made a grave mistake in his career that led him to getting imprisoned. Now free, Tony Caruso (Danza) attempts at helping the police solve cases through his goody-two-shoes son, TJ Caruso (Josh Groban) who’s perfect to the bone and won’t break a rule for anything. TJ’s partner, Cora (Monica Barbaro) who has a miniscule crush on him even though she won’t admit it, stays bold throughout the show, pushing TJ forward even when he’s unwilling. But all’s well since it always ends up in a success. 

The Good Cop gives me the Mentalist vibes, even though there isn’t a psychic present and the cases are simpler than solving a Rubik’s Cube. But, anything for the viewers, right? It’s simple, it’s sweet and the cherry on top is the not-so-subtle flirting and lighthearted bantering between Cora and TJ that not only amuses the viewers, but also satisfies the romantic needs of a watcher with the endearing chemistry they have. 

The series includes everything, from comedy to thrill. It has even got a 90’s vibe, if you’ve noticed. Andy Breckman (director of shows like, Monk – another masterpiece) might as well be running for world domination with such genius ideas. 

It’s undeniably one of the most binge-watch worthy shows yet, with simple cases about dumb people who either forgot to cover their tracks or to shut their mouths. 

Rating: 3.5Stars


FBI focuses on special agents Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym) and Omar Adom (Zeeko Zaki), better known as OA, who take down crucial cases weekly. Like the responsible and diligent workers they are, they will always be found first on the scene, already calculating who the mastermind behind it was. 

The series works hard on exposing the characters with minimal details revealed that just help in increasing curiosity. Take the picture we saw in Bell’s drawer as an example. It’s of her significant other, presumably, who we’re aware isn’t involved in her life anymore. So by the end of each episode, there’s much a viewer has learned. However, Peregrym’s attempt at making Bell fit into the badass cop role has failed terribly; I feel like Bell either empathizes too much or not at all.

Zaki plays his role well but when I first watched the show, I couldn’t identify him as one of the mains right away like I had done with Bell. Humour isn’t quite rampant either, one of the only times I managed to snicker was when I learned wannabe cool cop AO is afraid of spiders. 

Analyst Kristen (Ebonee Noel) and Jubal Valentine’s (Jeremy Sisto) sweet and clear-cut personalities give FBI a sweet touch, Noel making it slightly more bearable. I couldn’t bear watching any further than the pilot without yawning, unfortunately. 

Rating: 2Stars


A Million Little Things has the ability to make you feel a million little different emotions. Starting off with Jon (Ron Livingstone) jumping off of his office balcony after sealing off a deal, Eddie (David Giuntoli), Rome (Romany Malco) and Gary (James Roday) are left to wallow in a pit of sorrow and their own mistakes (which Jon’s death forces them to face). Then comes in Jon’s widowed wife, Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) who feels so guilty that it’s suspicious, and is left alone to take care of their two children.

Rome’s struggling not only with his job but with his mental health as well, unable to relay his concerns to his wife. Gary, a fresh survivor of breast cancer manages to land himself a fling with another survivor, Maggie (Allison Miller). I think by now we have established that whenever a character says, “it’s just a fling,” it’s actually more than that. We cannot possibly forget Eddie, an ex-alcoholic who’s currently trying to get rid of his workaholic wife while having an affair with another lady, and Ashley (Christina Ochoa), Jon’s assistant who knows more about his death than she lets on.

The series is bittersweet and heart-wrenching, dealing with topics like mental health, etc. The plot-twists are genuinely surprising, something many shows of today lack. Humour is also ever-present, hiding under Gary’s always sarcastic tone that helps you chuckle a couple of times. However, there is a certain line that the show crosses, which is the presentation of the differences between men and women. As time passes, you’ll come to notice that the men in the show are drifting off and onto the masculinity plane whereas the women are shown as the stereotypical gossiping ladies.

It’d also be great if Jon was given slightly more value than just a man who committed suicide. I mean, he was human and present before he died, right?

With a few mistakes to correct and a lot plenty of time to do that, I believe A Million Little Things will be right back on track! It truly is touching,with just the right touch of angst, romance, and comedy.

Rating: 3Stars