y reviewed the preview of Go On
, a new NBC
sitcom staring Matthew Perry
and their verdict: Chandler Bing lives, only this time in a new Community
The show, which aired after the Peacock's Olympic coverage, stars Perry as Ryan King, a sportcaster trying to overcome a devastating loss. His boss, played by John Cho (Harold from the Harold and Kumar series), pushes King towards therapy.
A sample line:
“Therapy? It’s not in my blood. I go see a shrink, my dad will roll around in his grave. At least, I think he’s dead. We don’t talk about that kind of thing”
Could that BE anymore Chandler Bing?
King relents and joins a diverse therapy group that meets in a tiny classroom. The therapy group is ethically and generationally diverse - just like in Community.
This seems like a really odd creative decision. Community is critically acclaimed but can't get reach viewers. And now it has been moved to Friday night, a likely death sentence. I'm not surprised that Perry would fall back into his Bing ways, but disappointed. He's a solid actor but hasn't shown the willingness to take chances that the rest of the Friends cast has.
Are you going to give Go On a chance? Did you see the preview? What did you think?