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'The Good Guys': "I'm Gonna Protect Your Socks Off" (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 25th 2010 7:25AM
'The Good Guys': There are good cops, and then there are bad cops. And then there are cops who go too far, and get personally involved in a case. Passion is important, especially if you're a renegade policeman. But an excess of passion can get sort of ... weird. Which is the problem on 'The Good Guys' (Fri., 9PM ET on Fox).

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Detectives Jack and Dan (Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford) must go undercover to stop a group of arsonists. But when Dan meets the innocent woman he'll be protecting, he's instantly smitten. Meredith (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson) is all alone, and could be attacked by the criminals at any second.

Dan decides to keep her company. But the detective wants to provide some very sexy company. "I will protect you personally," he says. "I'm gonna protect your socks off."

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'The Good Guys' Face a Permanent Vacation -- Will the Show Survive? (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 27th 2010 5:25AM
'The Good Guys' Face a Permanent Vacation -- Will the Show Survive?The cop buddy show 'The Good Guys' (Fri., 9PM ET on Fox) has been away on hiatus. The series debuted this summer -- receiving critical praise, but also some fairly lousy ratings. Now, it's back to finish up its first season -- mainly because the Fox Network had already ordered a season-long run of the show.

But on the new episode following the break, the main characters already find themselves facing a vacation that could last ... forever. Will they (and the series) manage to survive?

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The Perfect Woman on 'The Good Guys' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 3rd 2010 2:50AM
The Perfect Woman on 'The Good Guys'A gigantic explosion. Plus some sexual tension. That's the recipe on 'The Good Guys' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox).

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Detective Dan Stark (Bradley Whitford) falls for a girl named Justine (Lola Glaudini). And she's pretty cute, too! Unfortunately, she's not at all into him. ... Or so one would think. Dan tries to "get with" Justine, but is brushed off in pretty much the rudest way possible.

Still, Dan being Dan, he refuses to give up on the perfect lady. He invites Justine back to his disgusting trailer; i.e. "the aluminum love-cradle." Yuck! Such an invitation wouldn't work out for most of us; but then, Dan is fairly suave, in his retro 1970s kind of way. Will he manage to make a love connection?

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Bradley Whitford Shows Off His Porn Acting Skills -- and His Mustache (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 29th 2010 9:30PM
Bradley Whitford Shows Off His Porn Acting Skills -- and His MustacheYou might know actor Bradley Whitford from the sitcom 'The Good Guys.' Or perhaps you remember him from 'The West Wing.' But on 'The Kilborn File' (weeknights, 7PM ET on Fox), Bradley discusses the most important thing about himself -- the fact that he's from the great state of Wisconsin! (That's the Badger State, if you need a little help with that one.)

Host Craig Kilborn is a Midwestern boy himself -- he's from the great state of Minnesota. And while Bradley is on the show, the two of them discuss several important Midwestern issues, including how "horrible" Wisconsin accents are. Bradley points out that this is why there are no great female porn stars from Wisconsin -- because of the weirdness of the accent. Then, he does a impression of how a Wisconsin porn starlet might talk: "OHH GAWD YAH ... YAH, YOU'RE DOIN' GREAT DOWN THERE, Y'KNOW?" Good stuff.

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An Underwear Attack on 'The Good Guys' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 27th 2010 2:50AM
An Underwear Attack on 'The Good Guys'If you've come to see nearly naked images of Bradley Whitford, then you've come to the right place. On the latest episode of 'The Good Guys' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox), Bradley -- as Detective Dan Stark -- decides to infiltrate the mob. Unfortunately, his undercover endeavors involve parading around in a very small pair of underwear. And even his partner Jack (Colin Hanks) has to see it.

"Is that really necessary?!" Jack asks, as his entirely undressed partner is beating him senseless as part of the undercover mission. And we have to ask that too. Is this necessary? Did we really need to see Bradley Whitord in a pair of skimpy lingerie? Aah! Our eyes are bleeding! Our eyes are bleeding! Sigh.

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Getting Stupid and Impulsive on 'The Good Guys' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 19th 2010 11:45PM
Getting Stupid and Impulsive on 'The Good Guys'Working with an ex-lover can really suck. (And on a personal note: your humble TV Squad blogger has worked with his ex-girlfriend, and it truly ... really ... sucked.) The latest episode of 'The Good Guys' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox) deals with this very lame dilemma.

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Jack (Colin Hanks) is having some trouble with his ex-girlfriend Liz (played by Jenny Wade). The "trouble" is this: he's still in love with her, and she has a new boyfriend. So Jack decides to do something "stupid and impulsive." He rushes into Liz's office, grabs her in his arms, and plants a seemingly never-ending kiss on her lips.

No, Jack, no! Getting "stupid and impulsive" with a girl is always a bad way to go. Except for the approximately 5 percent of the time that it actually works out. So the question is this: will our young hero find new love with an old girlfriend?

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'The Good Guys' Deal With a Big Explosion in a Tiny Room (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 13th 2010 1:45AM
'The Good Guys' Deal With a Big Explosion in a Tiny RoomThere are a lot of reasons to avoid being stuck in a small room with someone else. Cramped quarters are just generally unpleasant, for one thing. And close proximity may lead to increased emotions -- and the potential for a fight to break out. But on 'The Good Guys' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox), our heroes find a whole different reason to avoid a small room.

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Jack and Dan (Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford) find themselves on the trail of a pair of gun smugglers. But their pursuit leads them to be trapped in a very tiny room -- where they are being shot at by a bad guy. And to make things even worse, there are huge boxes of explosives and ammunition in the room. Which are then blown up by one of the smugglers.

"This is why I hate small rooms!" says Dan, just before the massive exploding fireball engulfs the place. Will our heroes be okay?

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'The Good Guys' Are Saved by a Brick (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 29th 2010 3:10AM
'The Good Guys' Are Saved by a Brick'The Good Guys' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox) throws together a straight-arrow cop and a reckless maverick cop. And -- as usually happens -- the combination manages to work. On tonight's episode, loose cannon Dan (Bradley Whitford) makes a bet with by-the-book detective Jack (Colin Hanks). When the pair of them can't get department funding, Dan says that he can stop some criminals with his own money -- and by spending only $3.52.

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Not So Batman on 'The Good Guys' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 22nd 2010 12:35AM
Not So Batman on 'The Good Guys'What do all normal human males want to be? Well, they all want to be Batman. (Okay, maybe that's not true. Maybe only truly geeky dudes want to be Batman. But anyway, let's go along with it, and not ask too many questions).

On 'The Good Guys' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox), detectives Jack Bailey and Dan Stark meet a fairly wussy criminal. So they try to psyche him up by making a Batman reference.

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Flirting, Murder and a Hot Wife on 'The Good Guys' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 14th 2010 11:25PM
Flirting, Murder and a Hot Wife on 'The Good Guys'Sometimes, you can never really tell where a case is going to go.

On 'The Good Guys' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox), mismatched cop buddies Jack and Dan (Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford) start out by investigating a broken vending machine. But soon enough, this seemingly simple case leads them to an high-class prostitution ring ... and then to an ugly murder. These things all happen so inevitably on cop shows, don't they?

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Fox Cancels 'Past Life' (Again)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 9th 2010 9:30AM
Past LifeFor the next two weeks, FOX will be airing reruns of 'The Good Guys' on Friday nights in place of 'Past Life,' according to Variety.

Supernatural detective series 'Past Life' was canceled back in February after only three episodes had been aired. FOX has been showing the remaining episodes on Friday nights, with the last two due to be aired on June 11 and 18. However, execs have now decided to cancel the series (again), replacing it with repeats of 'House' and 'The Good Guys.'

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'The Good Guys' Fall for the Hot Girl (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 8th 2010 12:45AM
'The Good Guys' Fall for the Hot GirlNever trust anyone! That's the first rule of police work. And it's probably an excellent rule for the rest of life, too -- if you want to become a paranoid recluse, that is. ... Still, never trusting anyone is a good rule to follow sometimes. And on 'The Good Guys' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox), detective Jack Bailey (Colin Hanks) learns this to his peril.

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Good Cop/Bad Cop on 'The Good Guys' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 20th 2010 1:00AM
Good Cop/Bad Cop on 'The Good Guys'It's a new cop show, hurray! 'The Good Guys' (Wed., 8PM ET on Fox) stars Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford as a pair of mismatched policemen (of course).

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May Sweeps Bring Summer TV Blues

by Stephanie Earp, posted May 5th 2010 11:16AM
Welcome to the month of May, which songs and poems tells us is primarily responsible for bringing forth darling buds and spring flowers.

Not a single epigram or aphorism mentions May Sweeps, when May pulls the curtain on the TV season that was, bringing many good things -- and plenty of crap things -- to an end.

Over the next 30 days or so, over 60 shows will say goodbye and leave the airwaves for an extended summer vacation, while others are saying a permanent goodbye. Once they go, TV will leave us with nothing but a smattering of viewing options. Faced with such a dearth -- especially once the hockey post-season is over -- my upstairs neighbors usually cancel their satellite subscription for the summer. Ay yai yai! This is crazy talk! I happen to share that satellite subscription with them and I now have to convince them that it's worth continuing to split the bill for the delight of a few summer series.

But look at what I have to work with:

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Five Shows I'm Looking Forward To This Summer

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 8th 2010 1:05PM
Mad Men
Since summer is the time for beaches, parades, cookouts, and fireworks, and I hate beaches, parades, cookouts, and fireworks, it's TV time! That's especially true since there are more original shows on summer now than there used to be. Here are the five shows I'm looking forward to the most. And none of them are reality shows.

1. 'Mad Men.' To use a popular phrase, duh. Of course this is number one on my list. It's still weird to me that the best drama on television is a summer show. I don't know why this is still surprising, since we're not living in 1980 anymore and summer in a real TV season now and not just a place for repeats, reality shows, and shows that need to be burned off.

Maybe it's best that this show airs in the summer. It has a little more breathing room than it would have if it debuted in October.

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