Miss Hurley? Want to watch him be an expert on Alcatraz? Your very specific desire is in the process of being met!
As a big fan of Bradley Whitford's comedic timing -- admittedly, more on display in his work in Billy Madison than The West Wing -- I was excited to see him playing a comedic role in the new Matt Nix series The Good Guys. I'm also a fan of action comedies like Chuck and the late, great The Unusuals, so that had me pretty psyched as well. But it may take me a few more episodes to get warmed up to the show, because it's a lot more over-the-top than I thought it might be. I expected a funnier version of Nix's Burn Notice, but instead I got My Name is Earl with badges.
Mmmmm... Trump roast.
Matt Nix should be thanked. Not only did he create the kick-ass spy show Burn Notice, thereby employing the beloved Bruce Campbell and the awesome Jeffrey Donovan, he is now keeping Bradley Whitford mustachioed, and away from Aaron Sorkin. Whitford is one of The Good Guys, a pair of mismatched buddy cops (one a by-the-books stickler, one a washed-up hero drunkard) who investigate stolen property but always seem to get mixed up in bigger cases. We talked to Nix on a conference call, where he revealed the origins of the show, why he and Whitford are soulmates, and why the show is a lot like The Princess Bride.