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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.
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
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 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."