Go On

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

22
Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Aug 08, 2012 on NBC
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8.1
out of 10
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136 votes
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  • YOU'LL LAUGH, YOU'LL CRY

    Watch the First Episode of Matthew Perry's Go On Now (VIDEO)

    Chandler Bing gets some group therapy in this NBC comedy that brings the heart and the laughs.

  • Episode Summary

    Following the death of his wife, a radio sport broadcaster attends a support group at the request of his employer.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • The Return of Ms. Chanandler Bong

      8.5
      Matthew Perry is back on NBC and this time, he is synthesizing the drama and the sitcom into one megashow which has received enormous promotion and a sampling slot second to only the Super Bowl (the Olympics, that is). The pilot was as solid as any pilot usually is. There's a lot of exposition, which is handled tastefully. The comedy in the episode was more subtle and played second fiddle to the drama, but this is a welcome respite from the slapstick sitcoms that dominate the market. The only issue was that it seemed all the funny moments were in the trailer! Watching the actual episode, it seemed like the content was a little bland (not surprising, since most of us had already seen the punch lines!) In any case, a great start to a promising seriesmoreless
    • has great potential

      9.5
      wow. matthew perry is back! loved it. always loved his brand of comedy. he was my favorite in FRIENDS. the pilot episode made me laugh but was touching as well. great pilot episode. can't wait to see what comes next. already a fan of the show just from the pilot episode.
    • Loved it!

      8.5
      I really like Matthew Perry, not just for "Friends" but also for his other work. The pilot reminds me of numb, an amazing movie that resonates with me on a personal level. I love the concept, the writing, and the technical work. From an objective standpoint I would change a few things though. Slow it down, Not every story needs so much information in the first 20 minutes of the show being alive. Build the characters up further, we knew matt would be playing an upbeat yet emotionally compromised middle aged radio host from the get-go, but I feel the other people in the group deserve more definition. The lighting in the show is a little too much. This may just be my setup, because I'm watching it on a monitor, not a tv. I feel as if the lining was too bright, too exposed, and too dark in the front. However, it portrayed the background very well. His place at the station makes for some interesting conflict, and the actors (without getting too deep) are ones that I know and love. Great people for a great show. My outlook is spectacular.moreless
    • A new show with alot of potential

      7.0
      Well being the pilot episode you can't expect too much from it but this pilot did show alot of potenital for a really great show. I didn't really know what to expect when I first heard about it but after watching it left me very intrigued. I think the only downfall with this pilot was that it featured alot of chracters and you were only able to learn a little bit about each one (mainly why they are all in grief counseling). Although there were alot of charcters shown you kind of want to learn more about them.

      Will have to wait a couple of episodes before you can really tell if this will be a good show or not.moreless
    • Hard genre to pull off!

      7.0
      With only half an hour of time slot, Go On's pilot episode accomplished a stunt with the highest level of difficulty. Indeed, cramming up sitcom sequences and authentic drama scenes into a 22-minute episode is a tough task to do, let alone confusing for the viewers. In fact, I am quite puzzled on why the producers decided to mix campy and hard core drama on one TV show, despite the accustomed polarity of the two genres. They are aspiring for inventiveness, perhaps. As a result, unfortunately, the screenplay suffers with uneven rhythm.



      But overall, I highly enjoyed it. A dose of eccentricity is really my cup of tea. I just hope they find a delicious blend between the opposing genres for the series to stay on air. I can clearly see a caliber of genius with this one.moreless
    Kevin A. Garnett

    Kevin A. Garnett

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Kimrie Lewis-Davis

    Kimrie Lewis-Davis

    Terrell's Girlfriend

    Guest Star

    Angelica Pulido

    Angelica Pulido

    Iris

    Guest Star

    Sarah Baker

    Sarah Baker

    Sonia

    Recurring Role

    Tonita Castro

    Tonita Castro

    Fausta

    Recurring Role

    Bill Cobbs

    Bill Cobbs

    George

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