Monday, December 19, 2016

What I’m Watching: Good Behavior

Good Behavior: Season 1, Episode 5 “Beautiful Things Deserve Beautiful Things” (B+)

There’s no denying that Letty is a fantastic and magnetic lead character. What makes this show great is that it invests similarly in its two other primary players, Javier and Christian, to give them depth and moral complexities of their own. Javier was much more prone to sharing than usual after picking Letty up, probably because they’re now past her owing him anything and on to a new stage of their relationship. He may be estranged from his family, but the closeness of his connection with his sister and her two kids is much more human and civil than I would have expected. I love that Letty never wants to go along with the lies Javier suggests for her, and telling his nieces that she worked for Instagram deleting nude selfies was pretty hilarious. Javier being a professional chef came as a surprise, and it looks like he may be getting back to his craft, which also means talking to the family members he swore off long ago. I’m impressed that Christian, after being threatened with termination for covering for Letty so many times, used a hotel name on a bathroom in the back of a picture to track her down. Letty was amazingly honest with him right off the bat, and deciding to take the score from someone else’s con just for the thrill of it was a delight to see. Their relationship is fascinating, and I’m so excited to see what they do next. Letty lying to Javier about ripping off his sister isn’t a great start, and I’m not sure that Christian is going to be able to keep it under wraps for long.