I loved it! Couldn't believe that it was cancelled. Yes, it's another cop show but it's unique! I looked forward to viewing it. I often thought that I admired the writing ability of the person who wrote the script, and I loved the acting. Please think about it again . . . bring it back. Thank you.
Terrific show! Bonehead decision to cancel it. Golden Boy had a unique flavor to it and why would CBS cancel any show with Chi McBride in it? Golden Boy's Theo James was mesmerizing to watch; keen-eyed, quick, intelligent, and believable in his role. Bonehead networks don't give audiences time to warm up to new shows. I'm sick of being fed pablum and juvenile sick-coms (sic) and can't wait for "24" to return. Networks could learn from this stellar show. All I can say is BZZZZZZT to those who decided to cancel this excellent show!
I only watched the first three episodes of this and somehow i couldn't connect. "Golden Boy" and his partner had a way of talking about choices and decisions if felt were to much in the face. You ask me, the weighting of morals or moral advise should'nt have been spoken about EVER. Walter White and Jesse over at Breaking Bad certainly never do. You simply see them struggle making their choices and the aftermaths. And just as we know Walter White most likely will be a Corrupted Druglord having lost his family, it's only a strong assumption, but we don't really know it.
On the bottomline: This show was conceptually flawed right from the beginning. We've seen it with Terra Nova, were you should have left out the whole family plot, we've seen it with Last Resort, which did only suffer from an island mob boss. Some shows just want to much. Some shows just want to amaze us with an awesome framework and ways of telling a story. The good shows, they keep it simple instead. Look at Person Of Interests. Nothing special if you haven't watched it yet. But oh so awesome, if you do.
Still. Golden Boy gets cancelled while The Following will continue. Sometimes the business is as flawed as the shows themselves. Sigh...
I hope CBS rethink its cancellation of Golden Boy. I would DVR the show and watch it over and over. I loved this show. If you feel that they should bring back the show, go to cbs website and let them know
Det. Clark, on desk duty and facing IA review, is working a cold case of his partner's. He gets info from his estranged father that starts a new angle of investigation. Meanwhile, Det. Arroyo's wife finds hotel room charges on his credit card bill, and brings him a duffle bag of clothes, telling him not to come home. As Det. McKenzie had already broken off their affair and is seeing another man, Arroyo is angry and desperate for a win. He's such a sociopath. When Dets. Clark and Owen ready their bust on the cold case, Arroyo decides he is going to take credit for the collar in order to get the likely promotion that will come with it. Clark assaults Arroyo and locks him in a utility room, while they make the bust. I'm yelling "YES" at the TV, because the audacity of Arroyo is boundless. Bottom line, Det. Owen gets to close the case that has haunted him, and gets a promotion for it. Det. Clark is returned to active duty. Later that evening Clark is having dinner with his girlfriend, when her ex-husband comes up smiling, pulls a gun and shoots at her. That is where it ends? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Unanswered questions: Does Clark's GF die? How will Clark's father screw over Clark's sister? What will Arroyo do to get even for real and imagined slights inflicted mostly by his ego? What will happen with Det. Diaco's father who obviously is developing Alzheimers?
As DesertWolf said, this show is so much better than Blue Bloods. What is wrong with TV execs? When will they figure out to run a new show in a time slot that is not opposite established shows? When will they figure out that new shows deserve alternate scheduling (like USA does) so people have a second chance to catch the show and grow to appreciate it?
I still can not understand why this show has been cancelled????? They don't have any reason to do such a thing..... This show is better than Blue Bloods..... New kind of police story..... I hope the net work try to bring it back.... So sorry to hear that
Unimaginable ... Give Golden Boy at least another year to prove itself. People say they can't believe shows as Golden Boy are being cancelled. Golden Boy has it all: moral fiber, conflict and resolutions, good vs. evil, making choices & their consequences, bullying, positive reinforcement, camaraderie, loyalty, life education, solidarity and so much more and yet mind numbing crap like House Wives of___, 2 Broke Girls, Ben and Kate, Guys with Kids, South Park, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, Zero Hour (good concept-bad casting), Wipeout, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette,and so many more.
Concept & composition, the "what-if" and "this happened/could happen to me" factor needs to be there. So many empty TV shows are being viewed it is no wonder that "Numb Dumb" is taking over, the viewer can't see beyondnothing.
This thing is turning into a cliche quest of all the cop shows that have gone before. Mebbe I've just seen too many of them. The quirk of the seven year "itch?" is unique but very little else. The hot babe detective is just some "Mary Sue" thrown in for the PC crowd. The also have the magic negro (Owen) and the asian guy. What? no Latins?? (other than perps). Getting tired of this one fast
Mr. McBride, Mr. James and Mr. Alejandro are putting together steller performances. Each episode has been riveting. I hope CBS will not mess with the schedule and let this wonderful and refreshing show breathe and grow. I also hope some recognition is given to the outstanding writing and pacing of the show. Kudos all around.
I really like this show! The premise of going to his past is brilliant. The only think I don't like is Clark's accent. Chi McBride is great. I remember when he played the principal on Boston Public. Lots of great supporting actors. Hope this show is a keeper for the network!
Yeah I get the basis of the story but the "golden boy" after one act of heroism DEMANDS a spot on the murder task force. He makes mistakes after mistakes and the other characters roll their eyes and get disgusted. The kid don't want to learn! He thinks he should be running the joint. The show is slow and I always know what to expect in the next scene. Old Golden is getting yelled at. Cocky little bastard,
He ditched his freaky-ass murderous ghosts, moved to NYC, lost his accent, and became the hottest cop ever! Sorry, I had to get that out. Moving on...
This show is pretty good so far (I'm basing this off of the first 3 episodes). It's a little edgier than most of CBSs somewhat lame repertoire of cop shows (This means you CSI and NCIS franchises). I'm a little put off by the gimicky nature of the past/present framed narrative thing, but it's mildly interesting to pick up clues to what's going to happen to him from what he says/does 7 years ahead, so I'll roll with it. Also, the cast is pretty solid. I kind of like that there's a political vibe to the show that adds a lot of tension to what would otherwise be just a run of the mill procedural. I love the juvenile and yet creepily high stakes back stabbing going on between Arroyo and Clark.
Anyway, from what I can tell, if you like the first episode then you'll like the rest of them too so it's worth at least checking out one episode to judge for yourself.
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