Saturday, March 9, 2019

What I’m Watching: Good Girls (Season Premiere)

Good Girls: Season 2, Episode 1 “I’d Rather Be Crafting” (B)

I was excited for this show, a midseason entry that impressed last year and wasn’t on NBC’s spring schedule until very recently, to return, though I’m doubting whether it’s quite as good as I remember it being. It’s definitely immensely watching, but there are a few elements that drag it down and aren’t looking like they’re going to be appropriately diminished anytime soon. Leslie is one such element, who shows up at Agent Turner’s home and seems not to care about the leverage that the women he hates so much have on him in his determination to send them all to jail. Rio shooting Dean hardly seems consequential since Beth was furious at him for lying about having cancer anyway, and now he’s just going to be a drag on everything trying to make her feel guilty for getting him shot when his stupidity was the biggest factor in his fortune. Rio telling Beth, Annie, and Ruby that they need to kill Leslie is going to present a challenge, and I’m sure they’ll find a way out of it, even though I’d actually rather they succeeded and got rid of him once and for all. Stan deciding to help Ruby and steal the pen after their operation failed was an important turning point, and while he won’t soon forgive her, having him on their side is going to be extremely crucial since Ruby isn’t about to go and turn in her co-conspirators after they laughed at the ridiculousness of the idea when she posited it as a joke.

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