Feel The Love. That’s the catch phrase for NBC’s new hit comedy Go On starring Matthew Perry. The comedy which airs on Tuesday nights at 9/8 c and will next air on September 11th centers around Perry’s character Ryan whose wife has passed away a month earlier. When Ryan shows back up to his job as a radio sportscaster his boss, played by Harold and Kumar’s John Cho, tells him that first he’ll need to attend some grief counseling.
The life change group scene was undoubtedly one of the funniest scenes I have been treated to on Primetime in a long while. Ryan gets these depressed people to take part in a fantasy game he creates called March Sadness where they actually compete to win an award for the person with the saddest story. Their are rules however such as staying within the allotted time limits, or else the story of your loved one dying of a heart attack might just lose to that of a dead cat.
Helping his fellow group members find some joy in their dark lives, even if it is by making comments such as “You’re still young, plenty of bad stuff is going to happen to you” makes Ryan realize that maybe he isn’t ready to get back to work and just get over his wife. And it looks like this somewhat dysfunctional group is exactly what he’s going to need to take a step in that healing direction.
I’m honestly looking forward to seeing what antics Ryan will come up with each week with his group members. I can only imagine I’ll be doubled over unable to breathe laughing, in that special way that only Matthew Perry has ever been able to make me laugh. I am so glad he’s back.
Check out Go On at http://www.nbc.com/go-on/