Try Again: Good Game and the Difficulty of Flawed Characters

While promoting Good Game, a YouTubeRed sitcom, co-executive producer Michele Morrow promised its prospective paying audience that the stories of its female characters would reflect her own experience being a woman in the gaming world. It’s a promise that, in the long run, turned up hollow, even when delivering female characters that dare to be as flawed as their male counterparts. Good Game is mainly the story of Alex Taylor (played by Dan Avidan), a former musician and current stoner whose incorruptible idealism brushes up against his barely-best-friend Ryland Tate’s (Arin Hanson) dour realism. Good Game follows Alex’s quest to form...

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