"Good Girls may borrow from other series, but what it does with those revisited tropes feels fresh and exciting," says Richard Lawson. "The series, created by Jenna Bans, has a nice coil to it, tense enough that cliff-hanger endings land with a crack, but loose enough that there’s room for playfulness, for sweetness, for discursive ramble that the show’s three leads maneuver with natural charm." Lawson adds: "This kind of television show shouldn’t feel as rare as it does—an intelligent yarn that’s broadly accessible, that’s digested easily and satisfyingly while still provoking hunger for more. Which isn’t to say Good Girls is junk food or a guilty pleasure or anything like that. It’s genuinely well-made TV, on par with a lot of 'prestige' series on slicker networks. What distinguishes it is that it has no intention to alienate or over-impose—it’s not at all aggressive about its artistry, and doesn’t preen or indicate or crow about its own embellishment." ALSO: Creator Jenna Bans promises a "much darker, much bolder" Season 2.
TOPICS: Good Girls, NBC, Jenna Bans