Thursday, April 2, 2020

What I’m Watching: Good Girls

Good Girls: Season 3, Episode 6 “Frere Jacques” (B-)

It’s difficult to watch this show without thinking over and over again that all of the decisions these three keep making are the absolutely wrong one. Their decision to send the phone for recycling in Arizona so that Max would believe she had really left town was smart, but there was no reason they couldn’t have started with that, realizing that it would almost definitely be possible for Max to track the location of his girlfriend’s phone. Rio offered the quick solution of just getting rid of him, and instead Beth is now fabricating yet another lie that’s going to come back to haunt her in order to be able to pay Mick what she owes him and…keep some for herself? The bigger issue, once again, is the number one liability on this show, and that’s Dean. His obsession with keeping the bird alive made it so that he came into direct contact with a heartbroken Max, who might have understood if Beth had mentioned that Lucy left the bird with her for safekeeping but will now suggest foul play since Dean will undoubtedly screw it all up. Ruby’s performance felt very much unlike her, though she did drive home the point that Stan is the most honest do-gooder there is. That unfortunately made him question whether he is indeed fit to enforce the law now that he’s broken it, which is going to make him sad, with the advantage of not putting him in a compromised position like he got himself into in the past. Annie’s two new therapists were absurd (I enjoyed the one played by Robert Clendenin who was convinced she was wearing perfume), and now she’s going to be taken down a peg by the children’s therapist who just can’t get her to quit him.

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