The Good Cop

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Mild violence, language in endearing throwback cop sitcom.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 11+

Old fashioned family viewing

The charm of this show lies in the essential kindness and easy relationships of the main characters. There is humour and the show does not take itself too seriously. Viewers know they will not be confronted by disturbing images or foul language. Storylines are not too complex but they remain entertaining in the same way that an Agatha Christie novel or old fashioned police procedural does. My adult daughter and I loved watching this together. I was sorry to hear it has not been renewed as there are very few shows like this available for family viewing. Given the number of MA rated programs on Netflix, I think the Good Cop met a gap in the market. I hope an equally suitable program replaces it. Even though there is only one season, it is worth a look.

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age 4+

Great family show

Family from 4yrs-adult enjoyed it very much. Some of the murder scenes were a bit grizzly (like getting cut in half by an elevator), but much was left to the imagination. No surprises. It is one of the rare shows I could watch with my guard down. The main character's goody-two shoes morality is meant to be the butt of the joke for us cynical adults, but is simultaneously a refreshing example of doing the right thing for my kids. I was very disappointed they cancelled it.

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