Good Girls Revolt is an eminently watchable, admiringly written drama that makes women’s liberation, so often portrayed as a movement forged by dour, humorless women, seem exhilarating, essential and--would you believe it?--fun.
Like most cable and streaming series, Good Girls takes its time. Still, it’s time generally well-spent, and not just on the show’s primary issue, but on other conflicts of the ‘60s that come into play.
The show is not perfect. At times, Good Girls Revolt can be very smart about the themes of the ‘60s; at others, it can be painfully obvious. ... With a show that is as much about atmosphere as plot, some sprawl can be forgiven.
There’s no question that the series is engaging, but at the same time, it is disappointing on a number of fronts. The writing is the biggest problem, because it reduces the complexities of character and, of equal importance, the events of the times to obviousness at best, cartoons at worst.