How have A.P. Bio, Black Lightning, and other midseason shows panned out?

We’re now in upfront season, the time of year in which the networks and streaming outlets preview their fall lineups. These announcements are usually preceded by some bloodletting, so as we await the decisions from on high—and the inevitable petitions to save this drama or that comedy—The A.V. Club is checking in on…

Good Girls’ idea of “Taking Care Of Business” is more like a demotion

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We are just five episodes into Good Girls, but stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Beth suggests an illegal concept for the good girls to partake in and then changes her mind at the last minute, forcing Annie and Ruby to talk her back into it. This episode, “Taking Care Of Business,” at least has Annie finally…

Just when the Good Girls think they’re out, they pull themselves back in

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After ending last week’s episode with Beth going right back to Rio, looking for more work, this week’s episode gets right back to business. This time, the crime-of-the-week is technically smaller, in terms of activity—there’s more involved with last week’s smuggling than there is this week’s housing a fugitive—but it…

How do you balance work and family, Good Girls?

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“Borderline” would arguably be the best episode of Good Girls so far—kind of like it’s arguably the best Madonna song—if it were better able its marry its lead trio’s crime antics and their individual suburbia storylines. For the latter, that’s especially in the cases of the Annie and Ruby storylines, as Beth’s home…

Good Girls did a bad, bad thing (in a network-appropriate way)

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Good Girls is being touted as “Breaking Bad meets Thelma And Louise.” It’s a questionable description at best, given the network television setting. It’s also a description that hurts the series more than it helps, as it automatically puts such heavy weight on a relatively light show. And no matter how good something…