Good Behavior

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Good Behavior
Good Behavior Intertitle.png
Genre Drama
Based on Letty Dobesh novella series
by Blake Crouch
Starring
Opening theme "Hard Time"
by Seinabo Sey
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Chad Hodge
Producer(s) Chitra Elizabeth Sampath
Location(s) North Carolina
Production company(s)
  • Tomorrow Studios
  • Storyland
  • Studio T
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network TNT
Original release November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) – present
External links
www.tntdrama.com/shows/good-behavior.html

Good Behavior is an American drama television series based on the novella series by Blake Crouch about Letty Dobesh, a con artist. TNT picked up the pilot to a 10-episode series in December 2015.[1] The series premiered on November 15, 2016.[2] On January 14, 2017, the series was renewed for a second season.[3]

Overview[edit]

Letty Raines – a thief, con artist and drug user – is released from prison on good behavior, and is intent on re-gaining custody of her 10-year-old son Jacob. Her mother, Estelle, has custody and, because of Letty's incarceration, has a restraining order of protection that restricts contact. Letty infrequently sees her parole officer, Christian, who is exasperated by her attitude and lack of progress. While robbing a hotel room Letty, hiding in the closet, overhears a discussion about a contract killing. Her unsuccessful effort to prevent the killing creates a series-long involvement with the killer, Javier, to the point of a personal relationship and participation in subsequent "hits".[1]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Joey Kern as Rob McDaniels, an acquaintance of Letty's from high school and boyfriend of her mother Estelle [7]
  • Collette Wolfe as Tiffany Dash, a friend of Letty's from high school
  • Justin Bruening as Kyle Dash, Tiffany's husband
  • Todd Williams as Sean, Letty's ex-boyfriend and Jacob's father

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "So You're Not an English Teacher" Charlotte Sieling Chad Hodge & Blake Crouch November 13, 2016 (2016-11-13) (preview)
November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) (premiere)
0.57[8] (preview)
0.81[9] (premiere)
Released from prison on good behavior, thief and con-artist Letty Raines overhears a hitman planning a hit and attempts to thwart his plan.
2 "Only The Best For Mrs. Diaz" Carl Franklin Chad Hodge November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) 0.75[9]
Javier forces Letty to accompany him on his next hit, playing the role of his wife at an exclusive hotel.
3 "From Terrible Me" Magnus Martens Chad Hodge November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22) 0.64[10]
Letty and Javier deal with the occurrences of the last episode, blaming each other for the way the hit played out and attempting to cover their tracks.
4 "Your Mama Had a Hard Night" Mark Piznarski Blake Crouch November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22) (preview)
November 29, 2016 (2016-11-29) (premiere)
0.50[10] (preview)
0.52[11] (premiere)
Letty returns to her hometown in an attempt to spend time with her son Jacob, despite the restraining order against her.
5 "Beautiful Things Deserve Beautiful Things" Mikkel Nørgaard Chad Hodge December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06) 0.71[12]
Letty reunites with Javier on the road. Later, while Javier visits his sister, Letty is surprised by a visit from her parole officer Christian.
6 "We Pretend We're Stuck" Jonas Pate Chitra Elizabeth Sampath December 13, 2016 (2016-12-13) 0.68[13]
Letty and Javier return to Letty's hometown and spend a problem-filled day with Jacob.
7 "The Ballad of Little Santino" Phil Abraham Brett Johnson December 20, 2016 (2016-12-20) 0.92[14]
Letty and Javier have dinner with his family. Letty learns a shocking and tragic secret from Javier's youth.
8 "It Still Fits Bitch" Mark Piznarski Dana Baratta December 27, 2016 (2016-12-27) 0.91[15]
Letty bails her mother out of jail - on the day her mother was supposed to be getting married. Letty is shocked when Jacob's father Sean returns.
9 "For You I'd Go with Strawberry" Mikkel Nørgaard Lenore Zion January 3, 2017 (2017-01-03) 0.83[16]
Letty deals with the possibility of Sean getting custody of Jacob, the stress of which causes problems between her and Javier.
10 "All the Things" Magnus Martens Blake Crouch & Sarah Berry January 10, 2017 (2017-01-10) 0.90[17]
Letty has to make a difficult choice - one which puts Javier at risk of prison, unless she can get to him before it's too late.

Reception[edit]

Good Behavior has received mostly positive reviews from television critics. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 76% "fresh" rating based on 23 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Emotional manipulation aside, Good Behavior is a legitimately suspenseful and sexy drama."[18] Metacritic reported a score of 65 out of 100 based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[19]

Filming[edit]

The series is filmed predominantly in Wilmington, North Carolina, both on location and at EUE/Screen Gems studios.[20][21] The pilot was filmed in October and November of 2015[22] while the rest of season one was filmed in 2016.[23] Filming for season two began on April 10, 2017.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b TNT (December 10, 2015). "TNT Greenlights Original Drama Series 'Good Behavior' and 'Animal Kingdom'" (Press release). The Futon Critic. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  2. ^ GoodBehavior (August 2, 2016). "Michelle Dockery is on #GoodBehavior for @tntdrama's original new fall series, premiering on November 15th." (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  3. ^ http://www.spoilertv.com/2017/01/good-behavior-renewed-for-2nd-season.html
  4. ^ Hipes, Patrick (July 13, 2015). "TNT Orders Drama Pilot 'Good Behavior' Starring Michelle Dockery". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 15, 2015). "TNT Drama Pilot 'Good Behavior' Casts Juan Diego Botto As Male Lead". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Petski, Denise (October 6, 2015). "TNT Drama Pilot 'Good Behavior' Casts Lusia Strus & Terry Kinney". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ Ge, Linda (8 April 2016). "TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’ Adds Joey Kern in Recurring Role (Exclusive)". 
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 15, 2016). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.13.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (November 16, 2016). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.15.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (November 23, 2016). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.22.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 7, 2016). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.29.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 7, 2016). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.6.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 15, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.13.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  14. ^ http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-150-tuesday-cable-originals-network-finals-12-20-2016.html
  15. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 29, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.27.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  16. ^ http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-150-tuesday-cable-originals-network-finals-1-3-2017.html
  17. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (January 11, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.10.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Good Behavior: Season 1 (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Good Behavior : Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  20. ^ WECT Staff (February 29, 2016). "TNT series 'Good Behavior' to continue filming in Wilmington". WECT. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  21. ^ Ohnesorge, Lauren K. (17 January 2017). "TNT's 'Good Behavior' renewal to boost Wilmington economy". bizjournals.com. Triangle Business Journal. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  22. ^ Snow, Hilary (9 October 2015). "Filming now underway for locally shot TNT pilot". PortCityDaily.com. 
  23. ^ Snow, Hilary (12 December 2015). "Locally shot pilot returns to Wilmington for first season". PortCityDaily.com. 
  24. ^ Schachtman, Benjamin (2 April 2017). "Want to be on TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’? Extras’ casting starts this week". Retrieved 7 April 2017. 

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