I wish I had the words to fully explain the world that Good Trouble invites us into this week; I feel like nothing I say can fully do it justice. It is ethereal… a profound admission of black pain, an honest acknowledgement of the need for black healing and a wholehearted embrace of black joy.
Alice moves on from her heartbreak with a hook-up and some new stand-up material.
“Everybody wants to be an ally but not everyone wants to be an ally long enough to make themselves uncomfortable. Everybody wants to be an ally, but not everyone is willing to have their own standing threatened. People rationalize their action — or inaction, as it were — but what it fundamentally comes down to is everybody wants to be known as an ally but few people are will to invest their time, money and security in actually being an ally.”
Callie and Mariana Adams Foster have always been the heart of this show so it’s fitting that they’d be reunited for Valentine’s Day.
The secret of Alice’s kiss with Rhea Butcher finally finds daylight.
Alice levels up her lesbian drama and her boundaries!
Good Trouble continues its tradition of highlighting an increasing number of important issues that often go undiscussed, like opioid use among young people and education policy — but “Gumboat Becky” also shows a series that’s evolving and willing to address how it builds its own narrative.
Good Trouble is back with a visit from Judicorn, and Callie finally feels like Callie again!
Behold! Our seasonal list of every single TV show — new and returning — featuring a queer or trans woman character!
While the return of Stef and Lena Adams Foster to our TV screens was always going to be a cause for celebration around here, their presence — and the presence of six (!!) other LGBT characters — on Good Trouble’s two hour holiday special seemed particularly poignant in the wake of Hallmark’s bigotry.
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.