One look at the NBC series, Good Girls, and you know that it will be one hell of a TV series. I watched the trailer a couple of months ago and when I saw it was available on Netflix, I knew that I had to start watching immediately. So, I recently binged this 10-episode series (with about 40 minutes per episode) in a span of two days.
The show's premise is pretty simple: three moms who are sick and tired of their money problems start planning to rob a local grocery store—by using toy guns, at the very least—and end up getting more money than they expected. To add to that, the store's manager identifies one of them, and they are given a surprise visit by some totally intimidating tattooed men.
To put things simply, they're good people who did bad things to make ends meet.
If I still haven't convinced you to give this Breaking Bad-esque series a try, here are a few more reasons to start watching the show:
The cast is perfect.The Good Girls are made up of Beth (Christina Hendricks), Annie (Mae Whitman), and Ruby (Retta). Their characters are so distinct yet similar at the same time. They're all mothers who need financial support—Beth needs help with her mortgage, Annie is about to lose a custody battle with her ex-husband, and Ruby's daughter needs expensive health care. I loved every scene with the three of them. They portray their characters so well, and after watching the show, I found myself wanting to be a part of their clique. Yes, 10/10 would rob a grocery store with these ladies.
You'll get to relate to it—even if you're not planning to rob a grocery store.I have no plans of robbing anything, anywhere (not in the near future, at least) but I still felt a personal connection with every episode. You know a show is good when it moves you in the most unexpected ways. It tackles a handful of relevant issues: sexual harassment, infidelity, and inaccessible health care. Another thing that I love about this series is how flawed the characters are. With some media still portraying backward views of what women should be, we need characters who actually depict modern day women. These characters show us that their flaws don't matter—what matters is how we use these flaws to our advantage.
It's all about women empowerment!These anti-heroines are unapologetic, and that's the best thing about who they are. They've have been pushed too far and they're ready to push back! We need characters like these now more than ever. As Christina Hendricks' character, Beth, said in the trailer, "We're not going to sit back and let everything get taken away from us. We have to do this ourselves."
So if you're like me and you need your daily dose of female badassery, make sure to give this series a try. These Good Girls are the (anti)heroines you never thought you needed.