Season 1, Episode 4 - Will the Good Cop Bowl 300?

THE GOOD COP: Season One

Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
Number:Season 1, Episode 4
Air Date:09/21/2018

What You Need To Know:

In “Will the Good Cop Bowl 300?” of THE GOOD COP, Tony leads a bowling team close to winning the semi-finals of their regional tournament. However, when a gruesome murder takes place at the bowling alley, TJ must join his father’s team to investigate the crime. The catch? TJ is terrible at bowling. So Tony, unknown to his son, invents a plan to cheat and make his son seem good. However, will TJ’s fake bowling prowess derail his entire career?

If the plot of “Will the Good Cop Bowl 300?” sounds a little ridiculous to you, you’re not alone. This episode stretches credulity, imagining that TJ is willing to give up his long and successful career as a cop just because he’s kind of good at bowling. Setting that aside, it seems that Groban finally warmed up to the comic parts of his character. Or, perhaps, the writers have warmed up to Groban’s unique personality. The episode contains some questionable moral elements, like when Tony chooses cheating and “winning” over justice. Violence and alcohol use make this episode inappropriate for children.


(B, C, L, V, S, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Light moral worldview where truth and justice win out over a character’s plan for self-profit and where choosing to cheat ultimately doesn’t profit anyone, yet main characters make bad decisions that run contrary to the ethics of the episode, and some Christian imagery includes a mention of being God’s divine instrument;

Foul Language:
  One obscenity, one serious profanity (God’s name);

  Onscreen grappling for a weapon, a man is shot in the head onscreen (no gore), a man finds blood in a bowling ball, one mention of suicide;

  No sex;

  No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
  One mention of “needing a drink,” a man is shown holding a beer and talking about drinking it, two scenes take place in a bar with multiple characters drinking, one mention of drinking socially after work, one man wakes up surrounded by beer bottles;

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

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Cheating, gambling.


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