Good Trouble portrays a powerful message

Azuare Singleton-Moton, Editor

The first episode of Good Trouble aired Jan 8. Good Trouble is a spin off of the show The Fosters. Good Trouble continues to be adventurous with themes, characters, and storylines. This past season talked about equal pay, transgender rights, the Black Lives Matter movement, and discrimination.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, critics review the first season at 100 percent fresh, while audiences review the first season at 82 percent.

Vox writer Todd VanDerWerff reviewed Good Trouble, saying that “Freeform’s new spinoff of The Fosters is full of progressive politics and sexy soap opera tropes. It’s a lot of fun.”

Good Trouble is a show on the mission, taking on so many different issues. The show’s two main characters, Mariana Adams-Foster (Cierra Ramirez) and Callie Adams-Foster (Maia Mitchell), experience two big ones. Mariana deals with extreme sexism at her corporate tech job, while Callie deals with a case of a cop shooting an unarmed black kid as a clerk of Republican judge.

Mariana  thereafter fights for not only equal pay between men and women, but equal pay between white women and women of color.

Callie is a progressive clerk working with a conservative judge so, naturally, their views clash. She works hard to push through their differences to make sure the wrongfully killed African American kid gets justice.

When Callie and Mariana first moved to New york they had little to no money so they had to find somewhere cheap.

The Coterie is a shared living space run by the building manager Alice (Sherry Cola) is a closeted Asian-American afraid to come out to her parents. Other residents include Gael (Tommy Martinez), a bisexual artist, Malika (Zuri Adele), a Black Lives Matter Activist, Davia (Emma Hunton), a plus-size influencer, and Dennis (Josh Pence), an aspiring artist.

Herald and Review news reports “The Coterie diverse residents are what sets the show apart from any other young adult TV show.”

Overall, this show speaks well to young adult viewers. The show covers many issues that today’s audience like to discuss. The characters give a hint of believability to the story because their at different points in their life. Every problem that arises in this show feels real in view of the fact that their not solved in some neat little bow which is a play towards real life, where problems aren’t solved easily.

Season 2 of The Fosters spin off will premiere on Tuesday, June 18 at 8/7c on Freeform and the Freeform app. You can also catch Good trouble the next day on Hulu.