One place that could be easy to mine for comedy on "Go On" is the group's tendency to get distracted and veer off-topic. It happened in the latest installment when Ryan was opening up about his inability to tell his gardener that his wife had died a few months prior. He just really didn't want to deal with the burden of telling anyone.
So, as a joke, he suggested that maybe he should get vanity license plates that read "DEAD WIFE." The group jumped all over this, first pointing out that it was too long.
"California plates have seven letters" Mr. K pointed out. The group then spent some time trying to come up with an alternate spelling that would work, even discovering along the way that "DED WYF" was already taken.
Ryan also shared that his wife used to roll over and hit him in the face at 1:23 a.m. every night, and so this became a rallying cry for his best friend from work -- who proved terrible at being supportive throughout the episode -- and his therapy group. So everyone showed up at Ryan's place and even wound up spending the night. Even the gardener was there, with his tribute to Ryan's wife completed in the backyard.
But is "Go On" working as a comedy? CarterMatt.com compared it to "Community," but worried it wasn't doing enough to be its own show, nor was it bringing anything fresh to the table. "We need to see more from 'Go On' than the same thing every week; otherwise, we’ll be over this show in a month’s time," their reviewer wrote.
Settle in for new sessions of "Go On" every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
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