Why would the writers and the censors let something like oral sex soil a perfectly already intriging, interesting, at times gripping storyline of a wronged woman and disgraced polician drop into the "pits" (no pun intended) with a sex scene that seemed to be just there?
At least Alicia was clean when she said to him "I have to study" and he says "Here, let me" and disappears "downtown" and the next thing is her grabbing something to hold on to. How deeply disturbing!!!!!!!
Something else that seems to be a puzzlement.....their household consists of two teenagers and a mother in law and yet when the passion bug takes over them, they just "do it" without closing doors or even considering who may walk in, or by.
The best way to start out a new show with 2 strikes against it is to schedule it for 10:00, even on your own web site, and then start it at 9:59. When everyone expecting to see a whole show tunes in and finds it's already started, they'll hop over to something else, and there go the ratings! I don't understand the logic behind 9:59 or 10:01 starts; they're annoying when two shows you want to see overlap; but they're particularly annoying when they don't appear in the schedule.
As for the content of "The Good Wife," I thought it reminded me way too much of "Raising the Bar" (which has set the bar higher than this one can reach, at least yet). For starters, we're doing pro bono work; we have a comical, mostly uncooperative judge, and the prosecutorial staff is much more interested in convictions than in truth.
It's pretty obvious that the main character (Alicia) should have dumped her husband, filing for divorce immediately, for both personal and professional reasons. I understand that this would spoil the premise of the show, but her failure to have done so lends an air of unrealism to it.
The biggest weakness, though, I think is the subtle yet noticeable gender bias. Just about every character with any good qualities is female (starting with the recurring characters, and right down to the innocent defendant and the only juror to believe in her, while the actual presumed criminal is male). I don't know if this will continue in future episodes, but if it does, count on many viewers to leave, either bored or annoyed by this "message."
Well, in the first two seasons, she was some kind of a good wife, but in the third season, she became the bitch wife. Though I loved the show and watched every episode of it, in my opinion the producer should have either ended it or at least rename it because there is no good wife around anymore.
The is a very well written story with compelling characters and story line. But increasingly, the side show of Kalinda with her lesbian encounters and violent clashes with the estranged husband have nearly persuaded me to tune out permanently. Honestly, sticking your fingers in your wife's anus and then shoving them into to her ice cream cone?
Get back to the drama of the firm and the contending loyalties of being married to the DA. There is plenty of material to explore without this. Even Kalinda's character is a great addition to the story. Please stop the gratuitous domestic violence and bi-sexuality.
I did write a comment earlier giving this show 3 points rating, which was unfair! because in reality it deserves much higher rating points, but the reason was that the name of the show did not match the event of the story.
When naming the series as the "Good Wife" It should means either because the husband was bad or the wife is outstanding individual, which is not the case in both scenario, in the matter of fact the husband have proved to be a better person than the wife in some circumstances, and if we were talking about the cheating, then the wife has done much worse than the husband by sleeping with her college sweetheart (out of love versus just for sex, which the husband has done).
The writer(s) noticed the mistake they have committed and tried to correct it by separating the two sweethearts, but the damage has done, and the only way to keep this show in track with its current name is to add some excellent quality to the wife in order to classify her as a good person (outstanding) because all what she has done until now is what an average decent wife usually (or should) do in the same circumstances.
The bottom line, this series is one of the best realism show I ever seen, and I am correcting my rating to 9.5 just for the story line, acting, writing and directing, and if the name matches the event in the new coming season 4 then this will definitely deserves the 10 point marks.
Doesn't mean just because her husband cheats on her she has to run into another mans arms. Keep the private stuff private I used to be able to see this show with my 14 year old daughter because I was proud of the fact that Alicia was showing the strong women stuff where she doesn't crumble even if she doesn't have a man and that she has self respect that she focused on raising her children to be strong and have morals with strong characters. Now sometimes I can't even watch it because Alicia is now just a common weak women who needs the man to validate her.
would have been a 9 or more, but this season made me drop it with the sex. this isn't HBO, so lose the sex, even the innuendos to it. we know they are going to sleep together... so just show them going into a hotel room, bedroom, etc, and cut away.
It is so difficult to watch The Good Wife it always starts late and you have to sit around and wait for it to begin. If you try to tape it,the whole show is never taped,because it never starts at the scheduled time. AND YOU CAN'T STREAM IT AS THE PICTURE BREAKS UP AND COMMERCIALS PLAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN WITHOUT RESUMING THE SHOW. CBS IS RUINING THE SHOW!!
The scriptwriters need to get rid of that shark before they find themselves forced to jump over it.
Acto the last two episodes ("Hitting the Fan" and "The Next Day"), Will intends to make Lockhart-Gardner into the biggest law firm in the US. That's fine, but what's his first step? He wants to "crush" Florick-Agos, a tiny new law firm. Hell, L-G's executive committee is bigger than Florick-Agos's whole firm. So, to get the clients of _one_ tiny law firm WIll wants to start a war with the Governor-elect? Really?
I know that David Lee and WIll are pissed off about Alicia's behavior. I don't blame them: her actions were unethical. Frankly, she should be disciplined. But this is counter-productive; it's going to make Lockhart-Gardner weaker, not stronger.
If they don't abandon this theme, I'm probably going to stop watching. It's that bad and that unbelievable. First year, I would have given this show a 10 rating, right up there with the first few years of BtVS or The West Wing. But this plotline is just bad.
The writers of The Good Wife have done an excellent job of giving us a show with interesting plots, sharp dialogue and evolving characters. Generally an engaging and enjoyable weekly drama. However, I do have a "nitpick," which I think is worth calling attention to because popular shows and popular actors serve as important role models
(whether we like it or not) to millions of young people. So here it is: when you write dialog
for characters, such as the ones in this series, who are supposed to be highly educated,
you should not put appallingly bad grammar in their mouths. I'm referring to the ubiquitous
misunderstanding and misuse of subject and object pronouns. Regardless of how many people are involved, verbs and prepositions still must be followed by object pronouns.
So when you are talking about something that is "between us," it's correct to say "between you and me." Saying "between you and I" is putting a subject pronoun, the "I", after a
preposition, "between." That's equivalent to saying "talk to I," instead of "talk to me."
The last show was an insult to any adult with a brain. What receptionist is going to left alone in a NEW office complex, and why would she let stangers take furniture out without checking with someone. She should have fired. The "New" partner in is a big jerk, who is writing this garbage for a show that started out so good. I have been a fan since the very first show and it is one of the very few I tape if I am unalbe to watch. Let's get back to a good story line.
I have to say that the latest episode aired tonight was very disappointing on several levels. Of course the most disappointing was the termination of the relationship between Alicia and Will but a more disconcerting thought is that this twist is somehow a nod toward the conventional axiom that a woman must always subjugate her own feelings and needs to everyone else in her life. It is ironic that with all the horseplay by her sleazy husband, the relationship between Alicia and Will, which has been simmering for many years and potentially a great match for both of them, is now portrayed as a deal breaker for Alicia due to family ties. Believe me, I get it, but I have followed Tony and Ridley Scott since Blade Runner and one of my greatest sense of admiration for both of them, apart from brilliant direction and dialogue, is their consistent portrayal of women as smart, educated and independent. It is something sorely lacking in virtually every other program on commercial TV.
I believe this episode moved back the whole sense of the series twenty paces. I always felt that the series slowly developed the character of Alicia after her humiliation at the hands of her husband to demonstrate her cautious and rational personality. Her relationship with Will was so long in coming and the chemistry between them so strong that the eventual consummation of their desires made total sense. With this episode, the series takes this major detour back to a conclusion that could have been written by the Catholic Church. What a shame that the one show on TV that appeared to have everything going for it turns out to be something that could be aired on Rush Limbaugh
Jason O'Mara and the Irish accent, ugh! Do we really have to be subjected to that every week, it didn't work in any other show he's been in so why try it now? Have watched since day one as well and writing has really gone downhill.
I love this program but I don't like the time interruption if a program is scheduled for a certain time it should appear at that time your killing the program by not putting it on at it's scheduled time STOP the delay in scheduling
Which is a rarity. I think the show has a good dynamic and is generally not boring. I think there are may shows that are similar to this one but nothing else that manages to actually be a sophisticated TV show these days. Its unique. Worth a look.
This is a really awesome show and each episode is interesting.Its nice to see a good legal show which showcases a vast variety of cases and explores the current isses.I think Diane and Will are great together, especially when they're scheming about the direction of the firm. They've had some wonderful moments already, and think they make a far better couple than any other pair on the show. The ONLY reason no one talks about a potential Diane-Will romantic relationship is that Diane is so much older than him. If the roles were reversed, and Will was 20 years older than Diane, you better believe tons of people would be aboard that "ship.".I really want kalinda and alicia to become friends again..there friendship gave the show a good angle.I think will and alicia make a good couple and i hope to see more of kalinda and carey as being romantically involved..cant wait for season 3
totally amazin show...the story is the best part out of it and the characters are very well defined . my fav character is alicia florick and calinda. oh and do not forget the best ..ELI GOLD . we all knew ridley scott wasa agood movie director ubt with this tv show...he raises the bar high...reallly high .
just saw the last episode in which alicia gets to know about her husbands affair with LEELA ...wow..cant wait to see what happens next .
its so much different than other law and order / case solving shows...and its totally a rocking show to watch . i am super addicted .
Summary--Don't disappoint me. So far, so good. Excellent cast. Excellent story lines but be careful that the Indian girl doesn't get pigeonholed. Be careful that North knows that life's redemption is both as priceless as it is ultimately meaningless.
Finally a show besides Mad Men worthy of watching! Juliana, I love you no matter what. You were excellent in Canterbury Tales, but it got so maudlin with repeat references to the stolen child. And so now, you wait and watch, excellent juxtaposition. However, I worry. Because it's so obvious who's set her up, her partner, taking the pics, leaving the photoshopped manilla envelope. Please. Don't throw her and North under the stupid bus. There's not much else to hope for on TV. The AMA awards--exuded illicit sexuality. Go for it! Boring! Adam Lambert, lamb to producer's slaughter. What will they do for encores? And here's the best part! Bo Peep won everything! TV like the rest in life, can't pander, the stink stench the viewers don't forget, who are more sophisticated than your writers I dare say.
The Good Wife is the kind of show that takes you by surprise. On the surface it looks like the standard legal drama, each episode follows the trial of a couple of clients, intertwined with the lives of the various lawyers and their families.
So far, so LA Law.
What makes The Good Wife special is the terrific writing. There aren't just legal cases, there are moral issues to be debated. The show tackles some of the most difficult issues facing society today - how do we treat a terror suspect, the role of celebrity, the impact of social media in the legal world and on young people. The role of a wife.
I tuned in for one reason only: I am a mad ER fan and will watch anything with the original cast (except George Clooney who has reached saturation point). Carol Hathaway was one of my favourite characters and I was thrilled to see Juliana coming back to the small screen. I didn't expect such a grown up, intelligent programme. But this is hardly surprising given the Scott Brothers (Ridley and Tony) are producing. Ridley, in particular, understands how to create a great female character. she has to have her own place in the story, not just exist in relation to the male characters. all the women in this show are finely drawn, especially Kalinda the investigator who is turning out to be one of the most interesting characters on tv.
I would not mess with her, she's kick the you know what out of Schwarzeneggar!
If you're not watching the Good Wife then where have you been? And what have you been wasting your time watching? It can't possible be as worthwhile as this gem of a show.
I just read this show may be in trouble because of ratings to com[ete against other shows. How can any show compete because of time slot when you never know when it will start? If you record you must record following shows, forget watching live unless you are an Amazing Race viewer or any other show as sports that always runs into this time slot. Many have opted to viewing via internet for this reason. This is a great show that has it all from drama, love interests to suspense and I look forward to seeing. With all the shows being considered for cancelation, please move it. Where it is would be great IF it started on time but only see the same frustration with ANY show they would replace it with. Viewers, speak up, please.
Bar none, this is one of the best shows I have ever seen and I have watched TV since 1954. The characters are dynamic. The script is realistic and current. The videography is excellent. Deborah J. Boyd
I can not imagine any better subject and venue for a TV program. It helps that they have some actors that are superior and that the cast has the rare ability to allow everyone to shine. These people are having fun with this show and that is the biggest reason for the popularity.
Archie Bunker, The Golden Girls, Bonanza... This is the quality and integrity of "The Good Wife". It is as complicated as the real world is today but unlike most of the real world the audience here gets to seesolutionsthat work for the challenges faced.
Like the West Wing. As any real President will tell you..."I wish I only had to deal with one problem at a time."
since the networks and cable channels have decided to go cheap on us and make 99 percent REALITY TV shows, wrestling (on sci-fi!!) and are always cancelling great shows... i have cancelled my cable and no longer watch any tv... i download all my shows i like off the internet and have started watching alot of bbc shows from england. I'll not sit in front of the box and watch crap in the evenings after working all day. I want quality or nothing at all from the networks / cable channels. I SUGGEST WE ALL BOYCOTT THE TV for one week each month until the REALITY CRAP is taken off the air. That crap causes brain damage... it's totally unacceptable. No one is stupid enough to enjoy that crap except some inbred bigfoot half-breed. They want to produce the cheapest crap possible and still retain the ratings to get sponsors and advertising dollars. Don't give them the appearance of ratings by watching at all. Turn off you cable / sat and download... NO Commercials!!! and only watch what you want to watch when u want to watch it... been doing this for 4 years now and it's great. Only problem is, running out of shows to watch. Sci-Fi channel, now si-fi (junk now) sold out and became a cess-pool putting on fantasy and wrestling crap... was once the best channel on cable... anyways,
boycott cable / networks and download from internet...
watch ur shows without commercials or interuption...
hope the networks realize they're loosing their loyal viewers because we're NOT dumbing down and
we HATE reality TV crap...
screw u a-holes... you're idiots and you're gonna kill ur networks/channels if you keep on this way
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