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Good Trouble (FreeForm) -- spin-off of The Fosters

Old 01-10-19, 01:57 PM
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Good Trouble (FreeForm) -- spin-off of The Fosters

I know this probably isn't the kind of show that most readers of this forum like, but I thought it had possibilities because it was a spin-off of The Fosters, a sensitive teen show that seemed to present an intelligent view of foster kids, gay marriage, gay teens, etc. (mixed with a healthy dose of soap opera). Good Trouble features the characters Callie and Mariana several years later, having graduated from college and moving to LA to take jobs as a lawyer and a computer programmer, respectively. However, where The Fosters seemed intelligently written, Good Trouble seems idiotic and exploitive. Mariana, for example, who graduated from M.I.T. seems genuinely shocked when the company she's now working at consists almost entirely of men. (Like she never experienced this at MIT?) And the men in the company seem juvenile, sexist, and exploitive. (Like they've never heard of #MeToo?) Callie's plotline of working for a judge seems equally idiotic, and she has hot sex with a guy she just met on the first night they arrive in town. (And a couple of days later, they notice the guy making out with another GUY. OMG.)

I expected a show based on The Fosters to have a similar tone and point of view. But based on the first episode, I was totally wrong. I may give it one more episode. But if there's no change, then this is a double-flusher for me. Just another crappy, stupid teen drama. Very disappointing.
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Old 01-10-19, 02:04 PM
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Re: Good Trouble (FreeForm) -- spin-off of The Fosters

I was going to make a thread for it... but we didn't even have one for The Fosters... so I didn't bother.
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