Tuesday, March 27, 2018

What I’m Watching: Good Girls

Good Girls: Season 1, Episode 4 “Atom Bomb” (B)

I want to like this show, but I’m a bit concerned with the direction that it’s taking. Rio leaving a wounded man in Beth’s daughter’s bed without giving her a heads-up seems blatantly irresponsible, and showing up to her house during her child’s birthday party with plenty of witnesses around is the definition of indiscreet. What’s becoming most clear is that these three women are tired of taking what comes at him lying down and are determined not to do it anymore, illustrated most emphatically in this hour by Ruth lecturing the kid who then got burnt on the sizzling skillet and giving him another brutal takedown in front of his mother rather than apologize. Annie asking the wounded guy who took Beth’s car to scare a little sense into Sadie’s tormentors seemed like a good idea and may have worked, but that’s another public association that should come back to haunt her. Leslie is undeniably a nuisance, but apparently he’s been busy talking to James Lesure’s Agent Turner just loud enough to get him to pay Beth a visit to ask about Rio. Something tells me she’ll have an easier time dealing with that than with her idiot husband who’s googling “how to fake cancer” on her computer. She’s going to eviscerate him once she finds out, and it’s not going to be pretty, but he’s shown just how manipulative he can be with the kids, with not a lack of remorse for his infidelity. This new 30-day return policy cash-washing scheme is brilliant, though they’ll have to be careful since Leslie is going to be watching them and sure to be tracking their behavior.

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