Good Girls premiered last Monday, and after watching it, it seems to be the show to watch.
In the pilot, the episode introduces to our three leading women, who struggle at life challenges: Beth dealing with going into debt due to husband's actions, Ruby's child's health is in the balance due to the cost and Anne is fighting for custody of her kid. When they need to make something, they pull off a robbery at a grocery store. But what comes next goes a 180 when the amount of money they take is more than what they were thinking, much more.
But after spending some money for personal usage, for one Ruby uses her portion of the money on her daughter's treatment. But they get a wake-up call from a gang that what they took was their money and ask for it back. With some of the money gone, they try to make up for it, but eventually, they are forced to help the gang out with things until their debt is paid off.
But the episode didn't end just there, Anne, who are threatened by her boss at the supermarket knowing that she was one of the robbers, almost gets raped but her sister Beth comes in and tries to bluff him away with a toy gun. But after pushing her buttons about not doing anything, she knocks him with a bottle and soon trips and falls onto the coffee table dead.
From the beginning of the episode to the end, I was hooked on these characters. This is the kind of show to drink wine and hang out with her friends watching not to mention that it's the perfect show for the time that we're in right now. The chemistry of Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman is terrific and so spot on. I would want to be friends with their characters.
Well developed characters making strong and challenging decisions to prove that they are not what they seem they are. In one scene, when Ruby tries to talk with the doctor about a new medication and as she's talking the doctor is dealing with other things and to her seems that he wasn't paying attention until she finally called him out and demanded that he listens to her. That was such a powerful scene and one of Retta's best performance.
Overall, I give this episode an 8.5/10
You can catch Good Girls Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.