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The Good Wife, “Hail Mary” and “The Debate” Reviews

It’s hard for me to separate “Hail Mary” from “The Debate” at this point. The former had moments of charm, of course: it’s hard not to love The Wire alum Domenick Lombardozzi as a brash prison consultant telling Cary how to defend himself when he’s locked up.

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The Good Wife, “The Trial” Review

That’s where The Good Wife leaves us until January 2015: “Yes, your honor, I would like to plead guilty.” “The Trial” had side stories (more on those below), but its interest was squarely focused on Cary’s trial, all the players and complications involved in bringing his case to court. Geneva Pine’s soapy love life, Judge […]

The Good Wife, “Sticky Content” Review

  A bunch of things happened in “Sticky Content,” the ninth episode of The Good Wife this season. Diane wore a fantastic gold statement necklace. Cary was confronted with a wiretap that had Lemond Bishop declaring a hit on him, and saw his death everywhere: in the dark corridors of his apartment, in a Chicago […]

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The Good Wife, “Red Zone” Review

Image is a tricky thing. Does it exist in a vacuum, whatever we think we are fueling what our image is? Or is it created by those around us, by friends and family and maybe the press, who turn us into something we might not be? The Good Wife tackled image this week through all […]

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The Good Wife, “Oppo Research” Review

Let’s talk about Kalinda. There is plenty of other stuff that happened in the episode: Alicia finally went all-in on running for State’s Attorney, with Eli’s presentation of her opposition research drudging up all her family’s old (and new) secrets; a surprising lack of Cary Agos; Lemond Bishop, Super PAC leader; Grace’s church choir; Finn […]

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The Good Wife, “Dear God” Review

The Good Wife loves its unreliable narrators. Last season’s memorable “The Decision Tree” and many other episodes played with memory: the way it distorts in our minds after we’ve lived with it for a while, the way it is colored and shaped by who we’ve become after that memory. Unreliable narrators, it could be said, […]

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The Good Wife, “The Line”

Season five of The Good Wife was all about change, expectations subverted like only the Kings can. It was a surprising season of broadcast television, not only from Josh Charles’ exit (Will Gardner, you’ll live on forever through our GIFs), but from the ways the show evolved the characters out of that exit. Alicia, who […]

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The Good Wife “Hitting The Fan” – WOW. That was phenomenal.

That’s how an episode of television is done, everybody. What a truly wonderful, phenomenal hour. The Good Wife could have never pulled “Hitting The Fan” off in its first season, nor even its fourth, probably. It’s been working up to this level of excitement and storytelling  for five years now. It earned this episode by […]

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The Good Wife “Outside the Bubble” review – This show, you guys. And, also, Christine Baranski.

The Good Wife is firing on all cylinders right now and is blowing me away with how good it is. Sorry, other TV shows, but The Good Wife is just so brilliant and probably my favorite show currently on the air. No joke. Tonight’s episode was such a treat. Any show going into its fifth […]

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The Good Wife Season 3 Review – Let’s Talk About The Ladies, Shall We?

I don’t get why The Good Wife hasn’t reached the same caliber of acclaim that Mad Men or Breaking Bad has. The show is just as cunning and well written as the other two shows, and definitely just as smart. Most of the characters in The Good Wife are morally corrupt and grey, but what […]