About a month ago, my co-worker Heather and I were chatting about which shows we were watching and kind of obsessed with. She recommended that I check out Good Girls starring Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Retta. I got home from work that evening and started watching—and before I knew it, it was 4am and I had finished streaming the entire first season.
If you haven’t seen this show yet…stop reading now because there are spoilers ahead. (Still reading? Either you’re a rebel like the characters in the show or you just don’t care about spoiler alerts.)
Sisters Annie and Beth along with their friend Ruby find themselves in desperate emotional and financial situations. As wives and mothers, they are just trying to take care of their loved ones no matter what it takes. Out of desperation, and in order to dig themselves out of their financial troubles, they rob the grocery store where Annie works. But they come to find themselves in deep shit with a local gang. To keep their cover going, the three women hide behind their seemingly normal lives, while their families have no idea about the crimes they’ve committed while trying to keep things afloat.
The show is in the midst of its second season now, and each episode will leave you hooked and wanting more. But since the season is on-air, I can’t binge all the episodes in one sitting and need something to keep my mind occupied as I wait each excruciatingly long week until the next episode.
So, once you’re all caught up on the current season and find yourself in my predicament as well…grab one of these books about other “good girls” who are keeping some big-ass secrets.
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Good Girls– “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Christina Hendrick as Beth, Retta as Ruby, Mae Whitman as Annie