Tuesday, April 16, 2019

What I’m Watching: Good Girls

Good Girls: Season 2, Episode 6 “Take Off Your Pants” (B-)

I’m still finding it hard to understand why it is that our three friends aren’t yet behind bars since Agent Turner seems to know very well what they’ve done, and they don’t do a great job of hiding it whenever he confronts them. He wasted little time in ingratiating himself into Stan’s life, declaring his intention to be invited over for dinner and then forcing it on him when Ruby tried to get out of it by sending him food. The notion that he just wants Beth is somewhat interesting, and she does often feel like the only one with truly criminal intent, but it really should all be about Rio since he’s actual a serious criminal. Beth feeling jealous when she saw him with another woman hardly seemed merited, and she went to some pretty drastic lengths to try to force him into cutting them into the deal, which was extremely risky. I was pleased to recognize Nicholas Alexander, the breakout star of “Adam,” which I saw at Sundance, as Annie’s drug dealer and analyzer Darren. He’s appeared before but I didn’t know who he was then. It should come as no surprise that Dean was terrible at being a parent, and he managed to even ruin Beth’s passion when she came home to find the house clean with his reaction. Annie is rarely an emblem of positive parenthood, and it was refreshing to see her stand her ground and act like a mother rather than a jilted friend to her daughter for once. In a strange development, this show has already been renewed for a third season, something I both wouldn’t have expected or necessarily championed. Let’s see if it feels deserved by the end of this season.

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