This show has mixed reviews, and I've seen a lot of people moan about the drama that is involved because they don't get to laugh enough. May I just say that this show does make you laugh but it also makes you feel for the characters involved. You can see the characters develop and evolve as the show progresses and that is what a successful television show should be about.
If you want 100% comedy, then this is not the show for you, however if you want a show that's 60% comedy and 40% drama, then look no further. As the show moves on, you find yourself attached to the characters and I feel this show has great potential if it can move forward and hit a second season.
The acting is pretty good in my opinion and the plot is original, the characters are original and everyone loves a bit of Mathew Perry. I'm a huge Friends fan and I haven't really liked any of Mathew's other work but this show has hit the nail on the head. It's great and thoroughly enjoyable.
If you want to laugh, cry, and have fun, then this is the show for you. In my opinion, this is Mathews best work since Friends.
BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Matthew Perry's show is a bit more interesting than Courtney Cox's Cougar town.. But it's still tiring with everyone's drama!!!! We need shows to laugh and forget ourselves!!!
After the fail of Mr . Sunshine i didn't expect much even tho he is my best all time comedian. BUT Go-On really surprised me! It is hilarious! it makes me remember the good old Friends times which he made me cry from laughter. Thank you for this amazing show Mathew, Thank you!
I was a little put off by Mathew Perry's previous show, and to be honest was not very excited about this show when it was first announced. I decided to give it a shot and after the first two episodes I am starting to like this show a lot. It's a light and simple comedy that has some nice laughs, writing is pretty good and the characters are unique and funny. It's not something out of this world but it's a nice solid show. Looking forward to the remaining 13 Episodes and hopefully more.
I think we all have a comfort zone of watching programs we like and sometimes it feels like a risk to branch out.
I've liked Mathew Perry's work in the past but a few few poor appearances turned me off... and it's almost as if there just had to be the "right combination" to see his good work again.
Regularly reading this site and sometimes commenting I came across the reviews of the show and finally decided to take some time out and locate the first few shows (a bit of catch-up required) to see how it started and developed.
What a pleasant surprise!
The first show was a lot stronger than most first comedic showcases and the writers have managed to continue to develop the show and the characters. So - to those others out there like me who were/are on the fence about "another new comedy" (and of course so many of these shows don't make it) then I advise you to give this show a go and think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
I was a little skeptical at first because I grew up watching Matthew Perry as Chandler and that's pretty much it but Ryan King is like Chandler a little sarcastic, funny and I guess that's what made Go on a fun and a breath of fresh air. I love the chemistry between the 'crazy group' and even though I'm still seeing the character Lauren as miscast but the harmony and the antics of the looney bunch make up for it. The show is touching and funny but most of a ll it's not just laughter out of slap but a feel-good approach that shows it has a heart, a tender spot for people who just feel lost after a tragedy and needed to connect with others... possibly sometimes even crazier than they already are.
I have missed Matthew Perry since friends has ended and now he is back with a great and hilarious show. This show makes me laugh every episode and it has heart and comedy and that is what makes a show good. Now i can watch 4 actors from friends in their own shows and rachel in the movies, Matthew has Go On, Courtney has Cougar Town which you should give it a try (its hilarious), Matt has Episodes (good but not so much), and Phoebe has Web Therapy (which is boring but i watch when i dont have anything to do).
Go On was a good show at the pilot stage-- "March Sadness" was an innovative and no nonsense exposition method. The show then proceeded to experiment with various in-show relationships. Some were, if you will, weak. Some, like Danny's Harborville storyline showed hints of comedic promise. The two most recent episodes, however (Any Given Birthday, Videogame...) have capitalized on the shows biggest assets-- Matthew Perry, John Cho and Tyler James Williams. Go On has the chance to become NBC's biggest single cam hit since The Office and My Name is Earl.
the casting is perfect and the writing is great...they are really doing a good job on keeping the balance between the comedy and the drama...must watch for those who love comedies such as modern family =)
I went in rather suspicious of this show. I love Matthew Perry but the premise did not sound all that interesting (dead wife is such a clich, though more in drama than comedy) so I checked it only because the other new comedies of the season hadn't interested me.
What I found in Go On was an extremely charming and better yet funny sitcom with instantly recognizable yet very real characters. There's an undercurrent of drama in all of these goofily damaged characters but thankfully most of the jokes have heart, and don't end up insulting their grief. Perry is a powerhouse - the main character could come off as a horrible egomaniac but Perry makes him likable, relatable and so quick-witted you cannot help but like him.
John Cho is an absolute show-stealer, and I hope they find a way to utilize his character more in future episodes. His comic timing is impeccable, and he complements the cast.
What with some comedies getting flack for having token characters-of-color, this show does really well with showcasing America as it is; different people from different backgrounds, different races, coming together and finding much in common. It's a joy to watch!
So far I liked it a lot, and I'm not easily won-over by comedy shows. But Matthew Perry really shines in this role and I love the surrounding cast as well as the whole premise of it. It's got some energy as well.
I think this show is poised to become a hit and bring some viewers back to NBC, which is precisely what they need pending the eventual demise of The Office and 30 Rock.
As for now I can't wait to see episode two and what's in store for the rest of the season!
This show is absolutely brilliant; it has the right amount of laugh out loud moments as it does heartfelt speeches. Four episodes in and I am already a die-hard fan!!!! I love all the characters and enjoy every second. A great sense of humour that will go far if it keep this up!!!!!!!!!!!!
After having watched the first three episodes of Go On, I kind of love it. This may be the only comedy I'll be watching from this year's batch of new shows.
The show is based around Ryan King (Matthew Perry), who after having lost his wife in a car accident, is told by his boss to seek therapy at a support group for life change.
One of the best things I can say for Go On (albeit only three episodes in) is that there isn't a weak link in the rest of the cast. In most comedies, I usually encounter at least one supporting character that either irritates me or bores me. Of the many supporting characters in Go On -- from Steven and Carrie at Ryan's workplace, to the nine members of his support group -- I like them all.
Of course, as much as I enjoy all of them, the show is lead by Matthew Perry, who does a wonderful job of being both sincere and hilarious.
Even after just three episodes, Go On is already one of my favorite comedies on TV.
With the disturbing lack of laughter in network comedies of late, Go On brings a different angle to the genre. The overall premise is not funny - the main character, Ryan King is trying to cope with the loss of his wife and just might be able to do so with the help of a cooky group of characters in a support group.
Death doesn't typically make the most funny of topics (perhaps I'm a bit biased as I lost my husband 7 months ago), but writing does a good job of balancing the humor in the craziness around you when this type of tragedy strikes and the grief you feel as you are trying to cope.
From personal experience I can tell you that you do come upon myriad weird-o folks in support groups. Many are perfectly normal, but there is often the one person, like the one who wants to talk all the time or the one who wants her sitution to be worse than yours so people pitty her more. I've seen it personally, and believe that the writers must've been in my support group. But most importantly, they are helpful just like Ryan King is finding his group to be.
Although every fiber of your being may be saying that you don't want to be depressed, trust me, you won't be. This show is funny and lighthearted. A surprise fun watch for me.
As I watched this show's opening credits I was sent into the past. Back to the 60's when the nation was beginning to change and LOVE was in the air. Actually love was on the wall. The artist Robert Indiana had created a poster that appeared on the wall of thousands of teenager's walls. The poster simply said "LOVE." But it was the way it was written that activated my memory. You see, it was written in the exact manner as the logo for Go on, with the first O tilting to the right. We all knew that it said LOVE and not LO VE. Just as we know that the title of this sit-com isn't Go On so much as it is "Goon."
And isn't it true that Matthew Perry usually plays kind of a goonish character in most of the shows he's been in? I'm not knockin' the guy. I find him hilarious. I like this show and appreciate the humor. The characters are good too.
So watch Goon. It's fun and interesting.
Not going to say this is my favorite show, but it is definitely not my least favorite.
I usually dont want comedies, but i started watching this show for the tv.com deadpool and i was suprised by this show, i thought it was going to be like any other comedy but its not. I could see this show lasting. It has comedy and drama. I will continue to watch this show and hope it is not cut. If you like shows like Wilfred where there is the comedy and drama then I think you will like this show.