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Season 1, Episode 2 - What is the Supermodels’ Secret?

THE GOOD COP: Season One

Quality:
Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
Episode
Number:Season 1, Episode 2
Air Date:09/21/2018

What You Need To Know:

THE GOOD COP’s second episode (“What is the Supermodel’s Secret?”) once again pits TJ’s sense of straight-laced honestly against his father’s moral apathy. When Tony meets a supermodel (Emma Ishta) half his age, who seems interested in him, he falls head over heels and ignores some obvious warning signs. TJ discovers evidence linking the woman to a murder he’s investigating. He must try to rescue his father before Tony’s in real danger, but does Tony want to be rescued?

“What is the Supermodel’s Secret” is a step in the right direction for THE GOOD COP. The show seems to have embraced its comic nature, and this episode has some really funny scenes. Groban continues to struggle as TJ, not seeming to find the humor in the character’s inherent honesty. Danza is slightly better as Tony. In a questionable portrayal, the show paints Tony’s moral apathy as negative, yet continues to make him the funny, popular character. Moderate caution is warranted as this episode involves several onscreen murders, and its plot revolves around: 1) Being blackout drunk; and, 2) attempting to sleep with a supermodel.

Content:

(B, CC, L, V, S, N, AA, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Light moral worldview where bad decisions (even when they seem attractive) have negative consequences and where sleeping around reaps no rewards, and where characters must make choices to do the right thing, with some Christian imagery as one character goes to confession;

Foul Language:
  Several obscenities, two profanities (one use of Jesus’ name, one use of God’s name);

Violence:
  A man is shot on screen (though it isn’t gory), a taser is used on screen, a man is shot offscreen, a high-stakes fistfight between a man and a woman;

Sex:
  An unmarried couple kisses passionately, several pornographic films are mentioned by title, several mentions are made of a company that provides entertainment for bachelor parties, and several crude jokes about sleeping with a supermodel;

Nudity:
  No nudity but several images of a woman in a bikini;

Alcohol Use:
  Several scenes take place in a bar (many people drinking), a main plot element involves being blackout drunk, several drinks are mentioned specifically;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
 No smoking or drug content; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Gambling, theft, etc.

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