8| Review | “Good Girls” on Netflix

Good Girls is a three season show available on Netflix. After binge watching “Indian Matchmaking” (EYEROLL), I started watching this show after seeing the great reviews it had online. The show stars Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman & Retta as three middle aged mothers looking to make money as easily as possible.

STORY: Beth, Annie and Ruby are each facing a rut in their lives. Beth’s husband has lost all their money and to top it off is cheating on her. Annie works in a dead-end job at a super market making minimum wages and isn’t able to provide a decent life for her child. She’s afraid she’ll lose her child in a custody battle with her ex-husband. Ruby’s daughter is ill and she needs money for medication as well as surgery something that her and her husband’s jobs can’t provide. While Beth and Annie are sisters, they’ve been friends with Ruby since childhood. Together they rob the store Annie works at. The plan is to steal just enough just to help them out of their current situation but they somehow end up with millions of dollars. It soon comes to light that the money they stole belongs to a dangerous criminal who was using the store’s safe as a safe house for his money. The show revolves around how as they try to dig themselves out of the mess, they keep creating bigger messes.

WHAT I LIKED:

I think this is the first review of mine which will have a very short “what I liked” section. Mainly because I didn’t like much about the show. It starts off okay and is a fun watch for the first half of the first season but thereafter keeps getting complicated and messed up. The only thing commendable is the portrayal of the trio’s friendship – how they help each other out and always have each other’s back.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:

This is such a long list but I’m going to stick to the main points. (These will include show spoilers)

  • They’ve shown that it is VERY easy to get away with committing a crime. It’s almost stupid. In a world of cell phones & CCTV cameras – they make it seem like robbing stores is the easiest thing in the world. They also show how there are no consequences as the police doesn’t seem to care about the robberies. I found this to be the biggest plot hole and totally unbelievable.
  • The three protagonists are really bad people. They involve their families in their crimes, they lie to people they love, kill people, kidnap people, cheat people and break hundreds of laws. And yet in the craziest moments the show portrays them as having a conscience. Moments which are surely going to get them into trouble. It just doesn’t make any sense.
  • The FBI knows of all that is happening but doesn’t follow up because the main detective on the case is killed. How does that make sense? The show will convince you that its the easiest thing in the world to get away with robbery and murder!
  • Through all the troubles they face, somehow going to the police is never an option even at the cost of being murdered.

VERDICT: Honestly, I had some time to kill so I gave this show a shot. I fast forwarded through the last 20 episodes hoping it would get better but it doesn’t. I will not recommend this show to anyone. The show simply doesn’t make sense. I get that it’s entertainment but it should still be a little believable.

YAY or NAY: NAY!!! (2/10)

Read More Reviews:

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh sorry, this show was terrible and you had to go through it. The characters sound awful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      It was really bad. I can’t believe I actually sat and watched all of it. πŸ™ˆ

      Like

      1. It is really a big question that applies to everything: when do we keep going and when do we quit?

        Like

  2. Kritika says:

    Seems terrible.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      It started off okay but yeah after the first season the show’s plot just doesn’t make sense!! πŸ™ˆ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kritika says:

        Okay. Good that you reviewed here. πŸ˜€

        Like

  3. Becks says:

    Oh I saw this on Netflix and thought ah yeah I’ll give that a go but after seeing what you say it doesn’t sound like my kind of thing really. Such a shame!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      I’d definitely not recommend this show. “Dead To Me” is an amazing dark comedy/thriller show – I’d recommend watching that! ☺️

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Lynh says:

    I watched this show because of Christina Hendricks; she was awesome in Mad Men and here too. I enjoy it because it features women breaking barriers and stepping out of gender roles. They actually use gender stereotypes to get away with crimes (who’s gonna suspect a bunch of women going shopping?). I almost stopped watching a few times though because Annie gets on my nerves.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      I really liked the beginning but after 7-8 episodes it just got too senseless for me to follow. They make it sound like committing crimes and getting away is so easy! Even when the FBI is involved!! And how is it that the solution to all their problems is committing even more crimes? πŸ™ˆ

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s