7. Beth Boland (Christina Hendricks) - Good Girls
When her cheating husband (Matt Lillard) mishandles the company funds, Beth Boland decides to join forces with her down-on-her-luck sister (Mae Whitman) and best friend (Retta) to rob the grocery store. Unbeknownst to them, the store is a money laundering operation for a small-time mobster, Rio (Manny Montana), and they become entangled in a web of organized crime.
While the story is about three childhood friends navigating a complex web of bleak options, it’s Beth who stands out as the operation’s ringleader. She’s primarily responsible for communication with a mobster that she’s alternatively deathly afraid of and massively attracted to.
Over the course of the show’s three seasons, she’s given plenty of exit ramps to return to her humdrum life but she continually chooses to seek a larger share of the pie and that’s what makes her a tragic yet interesting figure.