The pros include that the three housewives gone rogue come into their own as confident independent women.
The cons include the possibility of winding up in prison - or dead.
Meanwhile the financial success and fun she seems to be having of porn star Stormy Daniels reinforce the gains which come with not being the traditional girl scout type.
Only during the past decade when economic hard times hit and compensation for employees and contract workers hasn't recovered have I gravitated from my girl scout roots.
For example, I discussed, in a very serious manner, with an acquaintance from graduate school at the University of Michigan my regret not being an hands-off escort in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
On Wednesdays and weekends the executives and middle managers at the auto companies would come to town. I know from other escorts there was big money in that and, at the time, there didn't seem to be much danger. Why not accompany some buttoned-down male to dinner at the Pretzel Bell, a film, and then some hours of heavy drinking and talk?
That walk on the wild side would not only have given me the financial resources to leave the doctoral program I hated and explore other career options. Like those in "Good Girls," I might have developed a sense of self.
Another regret was being polite. Aside from the need for deferential behavior with law enforcement, employers, and clients, there's no payoff in putting up with God's Plenty. Currently I just use the block and unfriend mechanisms. Before that, beginning eight years ago I leveraged body language and facial gestures to communicate my utter state of boredom. Also, there is also the art of No Response. Yeah, just ignore.
From the get-go they have had it too hard financially to be something they are not.
My theory is that the ethos of girl scoutness is not embedded in the female wiring. It's the result of misguided socialization. Our authentic selves are much more complex.
Next season of "Good Girls" will likely capture more of that complexity.
Meanwhile, I am enjoying experimenting with all kinds of out-of-the-box personas. My dream is that more of the over-50 female professionals I coach will develop the courage and strength to ditch happy-clappy. And own their sadness and anger. On the other side of all that can be joy, on their own terms.
Contact Jane Genova email@example.com.