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Golden Boy

Series Summary
With humble beginnings as a street kid, Walter Clark Jr. follows his ambition and manages to become the youngest police commissioner in New York history. As he is interviewed for a story about his career, he looks back on his meteoric rise and the personal and professional price he paid to achieve it. While Clark uses his ambition as a shield at work and seems single-mindedly focused on advancement, his one weak spot proves to be his troubled little sister, a teenager who relies on him as her sole caregiver.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama, Crime

Network: CBS

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Other than the unspooling of the ghost of policework past, Golden Boy is so formulaic as to be instantly forgettable. show more

  • If yet one more cop show about the brash young rookie and the older, tired guy thisclose to retirement is enough to make you go completely insane and start watching, say, “Smash” or something equally upsetting, then for sure you want to stay away from Golden Boy. However, if you love cop shows that aren’t really procedurals so much as stories about the internal politicking of the NYPD, than maybe Golden Boy is just what you’re looking for. show more

  • It’s just another police procedural pretending to be something bigger, and I don’t feel all that compelled to stick around and watch this golden boy grow up. show more

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