Friday, May 1, 2020

What I’m Watching: Good Girls

Good Girls: Season 3, Episode 10 “Opportunity” (D+)

This show just keeps getting worse, and I really need to commit to never watching again after the final episode airs this coming Sunday if it does indeed continue. The decisions these women make are so agonizingly bad, and it’s a shame since they’re often so clever in the solutions they come up with for some of their problems. Celebrating Rio’s assassination was foolish since they received absolutely no confirmation, and there’s no assurance that whoever replaced him if he did get killed wouldn’t create a less favorable arrangement, including a minimized affinity for Beth that could get them all killed immediately. James billing them for absurd costs and saying that he terminated the contract because it was a lover’s quarrel seemed unsustainable as a business practice, but I guess horrifying pictures of dismembered bodies ensure debts can be paid. Having Beth make the call to go through with it with a dummy target felt risky and unrealistic, though I don’t think there’s much in the way of that left on this show. Phoebe and Henry now know that Ruby is a person of interest, and them setting her sights on her is going to come at the worst possible time. It was uncomfortable to see just how sincere the parents of Sadie’s donor were when they showed up with their Christian sensibilities and humble attitudes, but it crossed a line when Jenny essentially demanded that they buy her a car. Annie arranging to pay her friend to have someone take the GED test for her was a poor plan, but studying hard and then trying to break up a relationship is hardly a smarter idea. Let’s hope for a shred of intelligence and logic in what now counts as the finale.

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