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Good Behavior: Season 1 (2016-2017)




Critic Consensus: Emotional manipulation aside, Good Behavior is a legitimately suspenseful and sexy drama.


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The first season of "Good Behavior" introduces audiences to Letty Raines (Michelle Dockery), a druggie, thief and con artist who gets out of jail on good behavior. Letty resolves to turn her life around and be a good mother to her son Jacob (Nyles Julian Steele) upon getting out of prison. Despite her best intentions, she gets caught in the violent schemes of contract killer Javier Pereira (Juan Diego Botto). The deeper she gets involved with Javier, the harder it gets for Letty to walk the straight and narrow. Also starring are Lusia Strus as Estelle and Terry Kinney as parole officer Christian Woodhill.


Michelle Dockery
as Letty Dobesh
Lusia Strus
as Estelle
Terry Kinney
as Christian
Ann Dowd
as Rhonda Lashever
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Critic Reviews for Good Behavior: Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

The twisty plot has echoes of 24 and Homeland. Sure, it grows increasingly preposterous, but if you like Swagger, you'll want to go along for the ride.

November 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Good Behavior... has plenty of potential, most of all thanks to Dockery.

November 14, 2016 | Full Review…

The setup is bleak, but the show is not. Yes, it involves drugs, murder, and intense emotional pain, but there's something almost screwball about it: Letty and Javier are just two crazy kids who are weirdly perfect for each other.

December 8, 2016 | Full Review…
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Held up by a problematic central relationship, Good Behavior provides Michelle Dockery ample opportunity to break free from Downton Abbey, but little else.

November 16, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Dockery's rather amazing transformation is the principal selling point -- for now.

November 15, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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There is no denying there is good chemistry between the two central characters...

August 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Good Behavior: Season 1

Michelle Dockery stars in the TNT gritty crime drama Good Behavior. Based on a book series, Season 1 follows professional con artist and drug addict Letty Raines as she gets involved with a contract killer while also working to get back custody of her son. Dockery does an amazing job as Letty, making her an incredibly interesting and compelling character. Yet, her disregard for the consequences of her thievery and the people she hurts with her cons makes it hard to root for her. Also, the show is very sexually explicit and uses coarse language (so much so that TNT airs censored cuts). Still, it's willingness to explore damaged characters and the morally grey is what makes Season 1 of Good Behavior so enticing.


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