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I did, it was like watching a libfem trainwreck. I’m focusing more on the libfem agenda than the actual show plot in this post, but welcome replies about both.

Annie falls in love with a homeless man, who is somehow good at everything (cooking, lacrosse, hair coloring, etc). She learns to be ok with him getting food out of trash cans and his poop bucket… lol so quirky! (gag)

He also admits he tailors his dating profile to get the type of girl he wants, he’s very successful at it. She thinks it’s a great idea and does it herself to get access they need.

Annie’s TIF daughter is super happy and well adjusted! Star of the boys lacrosse team! Beth imagines them moving away, there’s a problem with them not allowing her in the boys changing room. The trans thing is barely mentioned except in cases like that.

Beth’s husband joins a mens cycling group, which leads to joining their skincare mlm cult. They’re huge MRAs. He tells one of the men about the things his wife has done, the man insists he needs to go to the cops and helps him build the case. Husband is getting cold feet, other man keeps pushing. Turns out his wife is very mean and controlling, and he’s taking his anger at her out on Beth.

Nothing too libfemmy going on with Ruby. Her husband gets involved with the mlm stuff too, but he’s forced and wants to protect his wife.

The strippers started out helping them sell fake purses, mostly by blackmailing the male customers. Strip club closes, they get normal jobs. Eventually the trio buys the strip club, offers them part ownership, and they’re all super eager to come back. Some looked like they had good normal jobs.

A group of mom’s try to stop the strip club from reopening as revenge at Beth, they’re painted as prudes because they don’t want a strip club near their kid’s school. All the other businesses in the area love the strip club! It brings them business! The strippers have kids at the school too!

I did, it was like watching a libfem trainwreck. I’m focusing more on the libfem agenda than the actual show plot in this post, but welcome replies about both. Annie falls in love with a homeless man, who is somehow good at everything (cooking, lacrosse, hair coloring, etc). She learns to be ok with him getting food out of trash cans and his poop bucket… lol so quirky! (*gag*) He also admits he tailors his dating profile to get the type of girl he wants, he’s very successful at it. She thinks it’s a great idea and does it herself to get access they need. Annie’s TIF daughter is super happy and well adjusted! Star of the boys lacrosse team! Beth imagines them moving away, there’s a problem with them not allowing her in the boys changing room. The trans thing is barely mentioned except in cases like that. Beth’s husband joins a mens cycling group, which leads to joining their skincare mlm cult. They’re huge MRAs. He tells one of the men about the things his wife has done, the man insists he needs to go to the cops and helps him build the case. Husband is getting cold feet, other man keeps pushing. Turns out his wife is very mean and controlling, and he’s taking his anger at her out on Beth. Nothing too libfemmy going on with Ruby. Her husband gets involved with the mlm stuff too, but he’s forced and wants to protect his wife. The strippers started out helping them sell fake purses, mostly by blackmailing the male customers. Strip club closes, they get normal jobs. Eventually the trio buys the strip club, offers them part ownership, and they’re all super eager to come back. Some looked like they had good normal jobs. A group of mom’s try to stop the strip club from reopening as revenge at Beth, they’re painted as prudes because they don’t want a strip club near their kid’s school. All the other businesses in the area love the strip club! It brings them business! The strippers have kids at the school too!

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I enjoyed that show, but the whole final season has me scratching my head. It was such a fun premise- can regular moms maintain their suburban lives while being criminals on the side? Then it seems like they lost the thread and just kept doubling down on all the worst aspects of the show.

The homeless boyfriend thing was just bizarre. If he had been down on his luck, and Annie loved him anyway, that could have been cute. But I have no idea what they were going for with that character. He used his situation to constantly put Annie down and they had her acting like he was too good for her! And that dating profile thing! I atually said, "what the hell" out loud while I was watching it. He admitted to lying to women to sleep with them and then they just moved on.

It's the same with the mlm guys, too. The idea of a group of men who turn to MRA nonsense because they can't handle their wives asserting themselves could've been a good story that fit right in with Good Girls. Let's be honest, Dean would be the idiot who is susceptible to being manipulated by a group of men like that. But the story would have been much more interesting if it had focused on Dean and Beth, and her reaction to finding out he was that weak. Instead it seemed like they were actually trying to justify the Breckin Meyer character by giving him such a stereotypical "ballbusting" wife.

Beth spent the whole series talking about her kids, "I'm a mom," family is what matters most, but then in that final episode they have her threaten the other mother and the lives of her family with such ease. It was so out of character. She was threatening a woman who had no criminal ties just because she didn't want her kids near a strip club! Maybe they were setting it up for Beth to go full villain if they got another season but it was so harsh I don't think it worked.

The one thing I was happy about was that they finally got rid of the brother-cousin. Nothing about that story was working for me and it was good to see him get taken out of the story.

I absolutely agree. The show had so much promise.

I could have loved the dad mlm cult storyline, but the MRA crap and the way it’s all their wives fault for being such bitches.

I don’t like what they turned Beth into. I’m ok with her enjoying the rush of committing crimes, but she totally lost her humanity. She didn’t even seem to care that Annie took the fall for her.