TV Review: Freeform’s Good Trouble

Good Trouble is a refreshingly realistic take on growing up and entering adulthood. From first apartments to first jobs and everything in between. It embodies the struggles recent college graduates experience as they navigate expectations and issues in the workforce. What makes the show so great is how relatable it is. Make sure you’re wearing your seatbelt because it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) Adams Foster are getting their first taste of freedom, moving to LA to start their new jobs. Callie is clerking for a conservative judge and Mariana is working as a software engineer for a tech startup. They arrive at their new home, an apartment building called The Coterie where things quickly start to come between the two sisters.

The Coterie is managed by Alice (Sherry Cola), a lesbian woman who is a self-proclaimed feminist and enjoys talking and getting to know her tenants. Also living in the apartment complex are Gael (Tommy Martinez), a graphic designer who works with Mariana, and Malika (Zuri Adele), an ex-foster kid, with a passion for social justice.

At their new jobs, both feel like the new kid at school. Mariana fights to be taken seriously by her male coworkers. She wants to prove that she deserves to be there just as much as the rest of them. She also tries to garner the attention of Gael, who seems more interested in her sister.

Meanwhile, Callie meets her new boss, Judge Curtis Wilson (Roger Bart) and her two fellow clerks Benjamin (Ken Kirby) and Rebecca (Molly McCook). Both of the other clerks are conservative, but Rebecca seems friendlier and more open to the idea of change, while Callie hopes to sway Judge Wilson’s ideals.

Things heat up quickly in the fast-paced City of Angels. Fans of The Fosters are not going to want to miss it!

Good Trouble premieres tonight at 8/7c on Freeform.