Queer women’s television has grown significantly in recent years. Still, we’ve watched our best continue to be sidelined by a straight white male majority that won’t pay attention to queer stories, women’s stories, stories about people of color. Well, no more my friends!
The mideason finale of Good Trouble showcases the hard, un-glamorous, often solitary work of becoming an adult — something it does better than most shows on television.
With the summer finale looming, everyone is forced to take a good long look at themselves and their relationships.
Focusing on the chosen family that’s been built at the Coterie allows the show to be serious, sincere, sexy and fun, all at once — and always results in some of Good Trouble’s best episodes.
It’s very distressing watching Rhea Butcher be mean to someone!
Davia’s mom shows up to scorn her body positivity, Mariana is faced with a tough choice, and Callie’s first day at her new job — surprise! — does not go according to plan.
I proudly present, the compliment to last season’s “Men Are Trash (But Sometimes Not)” leaderboard: “These Women Aren’t Defined by Their Relationships (But I am Judging Them for It)” leaderboard.
Alice comes out in a major way, Joey is changing their pronouns, and Jamal Thompon’s case is finally decided.
The end of Alice’s season one arc will make you cry, in such a good way, the way The Fosters always did. Plus, the return of The Men Are Trash (But Sometimes Not) Leaderboard!
“Broken Arted” succeeds where other episodes of Good Trouble have faltered. It turns two of the show’s occasional weaknesses — the non-linear, overstuffed storytelling — into its strength and produces the best episode to date.
Stef and Lena arrive at the Coterie with a lot of tension between them and Alice has another awkward dinner with her ex-girlfriend and her ex-girlfriend’s fiancée.
Alice is finally starting to figure her way out of her Sumi problem, and introducing Good Trouble’s Men Are Trash (But Sometimes Not) Leaderboard!
This week’s Good Trouble is a little over-stuffed, but we’re finally getting to the heart of Alice’s issues.
One of the most feminist hours of television you’ll probably ever see.
Mariana Adams-Foster is having her first threesome, y’all.
Mariana has to explain boundaries to Raj again and Jazmin finally gets Gael to understand the bigotry she’s up against.
Things don’t go as planned when Stef and Lena visit their adult daughters for the first time — but they go exactly how Callie and Mariana need them to.
Callie learns another secret she’s gotta keep, Mariana learns another hard lesson about being a young Latina in a dudebro industry, and Alice learns she’s got to re-learn how to say no.
Callie continues working inside the broken justice system to try to do some good while Mariana figures out maybe all guys really are jerks.
Callie and Mariana get a surprise visit from Judicorn!