Whitford and Hanks (courtesy of Fox)

Fox’s new show, “The Good Guys” is one of those shows that takes the best of “Starsky and Hutch”, mixes it with Robert Rodriguez and adds the coolest pornstache this side of the 1970’s to give us an uproariously funny show that reminds us why we like the buddy cop genre so much.

I was looking forward to this show since I saw the previews for it. I love Bradley Whitford and foster a slight fan-girly crush on Colin Hanks, so seeing them together gave me high hopes for this show.  Playing two completely opposite Dallas detectives who have a knack for finding BIG trouble while investigating itsty-bitsy teeny tiny crimes, these two play off each other with humor and aplomb.  Hanks finds the humor in the straighter role of the two,young Jack Bailey; while Whitford joyously sheds his Josh Lyman persona from “The West Wing” and plays Detective Dan Stark as a drunk, old-school bad-ass who won’t turn down a roll in the hay or a gun fight.

As I watched the pilot, I was overcome by the  cheesy, schlocky 70’s throwbacks that fueled this monster.  From the music, to the earnest way everyone performed their dialogue  to the arrival of the bitchin’ Trans Am– this show WAS cheese whiz, and damn if I didn’t find it tasty as hell.  I have to give a shout out to one of my favorite character actors of all time, Andrew Divoff, who played his assassin character (second best, then first), Pedro,  with a lovely combination of humor and steeliness.  I highly suggest watching and re-watching the end with the letter…. pure delectable cornball goodness.  Oh, and as the cherry on this sundae… Erik Estrada’s name is lifted on high throughout the episode… we must pay homage when we can, you know.

The break-out star of this show, though, is not human… it is “THE FEATHER OF GOD.”  Oh, yes, Stark’s pornstache is EPIC.  It steals scene after scene,  showing a wide range of emotions– from lust to anger. There was literally one part where I thought the ‘stache was going to jump off Stark’s face and beat the snot out of young Detective Bailey. You don’t mess with the FEATHER OF GOD. The FEATHER OF GOD messes with you.  I have a feeling this ‘stache is going to achieve cult status… I am waiting on him to start a twitter page and rain down his wisdom to the masses (I will SO follow that).

Starting June 7th, “The Good Guys” will be moving to its regular time slot on Fox.  I know I will be settling in for the ride… I hope you do, too.

EDIT: I have to give credit where credit is due… the “FEATHER OF GOD” is courtesy of my new friend, HyperionEmpire from Twitter. Thank you, my friend.

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