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“Go On” – Matthew Perry’s Endearing Tragicomedy.

Go On – (Matthew Perry, 2012, NCB)

The editing is a bit off, in the beginning. So are the forced jokes. And Mr Perry constantly looks tired around the eyes, like he just got out of bed; or like someone bereaved who recently lost his beloved wife “the only girl” he “has ever loved”, and who is therefore suffering sleepless nights. His character is a spirited personality who is coping with exactly that experience and happens to meet a troubled group of people who “connects” with him. The story is endearing.

NBC’s new show, Go On, is “The Fisher King” (1991) meets “Patch Adams” (1998), for television, with less ‘testosterone’ and ‘steroids’, less manic. Matthew Perry’s characters are more controlled even when they “loose it”.

Robin Williams was on Friends in 1997, as “Tomas”. Perhaps Matthew Perry could give him a call for a reunion and have him do a cameo. It would be a treat. The setting and the opposite characters are absolutely perfect.


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