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post #151 of 490
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Originally Posted by Citation4444 View Post

IMO this is the best show on network TV..

Agreed. It's the only show that we make a point of watching the same night, as opposed to DVR'ing it and watching some time later in the week, like we do with every other show. It's great watching world-class actors delivering their best work week after week.
post #152 of 490
I don't remember Without a Trace being on Sundays... I thought it ended its run on Tuesdays...

I agree on Cold Case, though... and I now have the same problem with Good Wife... in that I can set a timer BUT I have to baby it manually every week because I also watch SNF, FOX animation, and sometimes a random other thing on another channel... like this past weekend I also had to DVR Prohibition on PBS...
post #153 of 490
I've long been of the opinion that this is the best written/acted show on network TV and this new season continues that. I'm so sorry they've put it on Sunday with the built-in football time displacement. Regular viewers will probably adapt to that just out of commitment, but it doesn't bode well and I can't imagine why the network did it. But, the show remains worth the effort. I can always tell how good a show like this is, when an episode ends and I realize that was the last scene! It's like reading a riveting novel and having the chapter end with only the promise of a new chapter being mailed to you next week. The wait is brutal. Great stuff.
post #154 of 490
For once I am an example of the person they caught with a combination of stunt casting AND lead-in audience.

I had been watching NCIS... and started watching NCIS LA... then during those shows last year I saw promos for episodes of the Good Wife guest-starring Michael J Fox.

I watched those episodes... and he did a really good turn and essentially was cast as the villain role opposite Julianna's heroine. There are a lot of other good regulars on this show... so I became a fan. I still need to go back and catch the first season at some point.

BUT... they caught me because of the promos during shows I was watching and some stunt-casting to reel me in.

IF I was a new viewer now, I probably wouldn't ever catch this show on Sunday night after the delays when I have nothing else to watch on Sunday on CBS.

So, yeah, now that I'm a fan I will adjust to keep this show watched by me... but I have to think their audience will not grow as much this season with the new night... at least not until football season ends.
post #155 of 490
Love the show,wonderful writing,excellent actors. Terrible HD picture quality,soft almost SD in my opinion.Watch ota.
post #156 of 490
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Originally Posted by reds75 View Post

Terrible HD picture quality,soft almost SD in my opinion.Watch ota.

I have always felt if it was soft too. Although, recently when I was watching an episode it appeared very detailed... almost like another show and I wondered if something had changed. However the moment and they went to another scene it looked as before. If I remember the scene was outside of their offices or typical shooting location. Perhaps it was my imagination.
post #157 of 490
I would guess that the softness of the picture quality is intentional through the use of filters. There are a couple of females on this show that, uh, aren't exactly young by Hollywood standards. I don't know about Marguiles or Baranski, but some well known actresses on other shows had it stipulated in their contracts that any close-ups were filmed with softening filters.
post #158 of 490
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Originally Posted by rsambuca View Post

I would guess that the softness of the picture quality is intentional through the use of filters. There are a couple of females on this show that, uh, aren't exactly young by Hollywood standards. I don't know about Marguiles or Baranski, but some well known actresses on other shows had it stipulated in their contracts that any close-ups were filmed with softening filters.

There's that... and there's also style choice. NCIS has the same look. When NCIS went to digital cameras, they wanted to achieve the same look they had made with the filters on their traditional cameras... which all pointed to the "fuzzy" look being intentional.

Some fans debate how they like or dislike this kind of look... but it's worth noting that "HD" doesn't necessarily mean it has to look like peering through a window, unless that is the director's intent.

Sometimes they want to set a mood by the use of the filters.
post #159 of 490
did this show lose a key writer? it seems to have lost it's focus/direction.... something's off. and the title doesn't really fit anymore.
post #160 of 490
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Originally Posted by grubadub View Post

did this show lose a key writer? it seems to have lost it's focus/direction.... something's off. and the title doesn't really fit anymore.

Just saw the opener and everything feels completely off. This is one of my favorite shows and now it feels like the bad seasons of ER. What was the dancing in front of the soccer team scene about on the train?

I haven't even gotten the nerve to watch episodes 2 and 3 of this season yet.
post #161 of 490
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Originally Posted by kaydigi View Post


Just saw the opener and everything feels completely off. This is one of my favorite shows and now it feels like the bad seasons of ER. What was the dancing in front of the soccer team scene about on the train?

I haven't even gotten the nerve to watch episodes 2 and 3 of this season yet.

FWIW, eps 2 and 3 were much better than the season opener, which felt like a nighttime soap. At least there was more emphasis on the actual legal/investigative element.

Alicia is more independent and less the poor suffering wife, always trying to do good and always conflicted. She's still conflicted, but it's true -- the name of the show doesn't really fit any more. I'm enjoying the increased role of Eli, and as much as I like watching Alan Cumming chew the scenery, he could take it down a notch every so often.
post #162 of 490
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

FWIW, eps 2 and 3 were much better than the season opener, which felt like a nighttime soap. At least there was more emphasis on the actual legal/investigative element.

Alicia is more independent and less the poor suffering wife, always trying to do good and always conflicted. She's still conflicted, but it's true -- the name of the show doesn't really fit any more. I'm enjoying the increased role of Eli, and as much as I like watching Alan Cumming chew the scenery, he could take it down a notch every so often.

Thanks, just watched every thing except last Sunday's episode. The last few episodes were better than the opener but the shows direction is all over the place.

I usually throw logic out the window when watching television but since when will
  1. A news program will show kids vomiting without their faces being blurred out
  2. If there is one investigator, how did Kalinda get a picture of the nanny leaving and the senator leaving at two different locations?
post #163 of 490
I finally watched the most recent 3 episodes last night. They sat there for weeks because I'm not enjoying the show as much as I had been. I HATE the direction they are taking Alicia. The one bone they threw last week was that she does not "love" Will. At this point she is no longer the "Good Wife", but just an ordinary slutty wife. Her brother mentioning how she was always the good daughter and is now living out her "wild" side did not help.

Normally I would not care one way or the other, it's just a TV show, but I feel I invested in the show and this is not what I want to see.
post #164 of 490
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

I HATE the direction they are taking Alicia.

I enjoy the fact they have let the storyline move on. It was more than time she moved onto a life she wanted and at the same time not forgetting the kids. About time she found her confidence.

For me the series title has always been an insult. Such that she would be the good wife and put up with whatever her husband did. Luckily, for her she outgrew that life.
post #165 of 490
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

... Luckily, for her she outgrew that life.

I'm not arguing with the rest of your post but after all, she is still married. Divorce her husband and she can do anything she wants, married and everything she does with Will, etc. is just cheating IMO she hasn't really ever been a good wife but I still like the show
post #166 of 490
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

I'm not arguing with the rest of your post but after all, she is still married. Divorce her husband and she can do anything she wants, married and everything she does with Will, etc. is just cheating IMO she hasn't really ever been a good wife but I still like the show

Especially being an old fart I don't judge people that closely. In some ways you can say she is doing her husband a favor by not divorcing him, no? It helps his political career. My guess is she would have left long ago if she wasn't playing house for his benefit. I have no experience or knowledge when it becomes socially acceptable to be with someone after you are separated... my guess is it's none of my business.
post #167 of 490
My issue, as I have stated before, is that it seems to be out of character for Alicia to be messing around with Will. That for me is the biggest turn off of the season. I don't care for the footsie and the entendre, that is not how she was portrayed in the first two seasons.
post #168 of 490
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

My issue, as I have stated before, is that it seems to be out of character for Alicia to be messing around with Will.

She has been lusting Will since college and they have shown that since day one.

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I don't care for the footsie and the entendre, that is not how she was portrayed in the first two seasons.

You don't expect someone to act differently once they leave their husband?
post #169 of 490
Yes, I know she had a thing for Will for years, but still. Sure, I expect her to act differently after she leaves her husband, but jump in bed the next day? After years of dealing with his actions?

Plus, if she was open abut kicking him out that would be one thing, but to keep it a secret and start carrying on with her boss? Normally career suicide, but it is TV....
post #170 of 490
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

Sure, I expect her to act differently after she leaves her husband, but jump in bed the next day? After years of dealing with his actions?

Kalindagate was the final straw. At that point she was done... on all levels. Not that she wasn't beforehand on most. Remember the scene she said something to the affect... tell me something to make me love you again... which didn't end with a kiss.

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Plus, if she was open abut kicking him out that would be one thing, but to keep it a secret and start carrying on with her boss? Normally career suicide, but it is TV....

I agree it's not idea. However at the same time who's business is it? Why should she go around declaring her single-ship. Also, keeping it on the low has its advantages as you say he is her boss and if/when they get divorced dragging Will into it certainly wouldn't help (her side).

Regarding your previous comment that at least she doesn't love Will how did you come up with that? My take over his Love You... was she simply didn't want to address the topic once again to keep things quiet and under control.
post #171 of 490
No, I recall her making the statement an episode or two ago.
post #172 of 490
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

No, I recall her making the statement an episode or two ago.

It was shortly before she rented him the apartment last season...

“I don’t get this,” Peter puzzles, bewildered, spinning in place.

“You slept with Kalinda,” Alicia explains. She watches his back, waiting for the denial that doesn’t come, and then composing herself.

“Look,” he begins. “No, don’t, Peter” she stops him, almost pleading, “this makes it easier. So please just take your keys?” She extends her hands to him, begging him to be civil and let her go.

“Alicia, I need you,” he begs, moving toward her. Wrong tack, buddy; guilt is not going to sway her. Don’t tell her what she owes you, not now when you owe her so much. “You slept with my best friend,” Alicia wards him off, enunciating the words carefully. “It was before she was your best friend.” Now, again, even if it’s true, that’s so not helpful.

“Oh, God,” she gasps, unable to even look at him anymore, stunned by his presumption. “Look,” he continues smoothly, “I’m not trying to make excuses…” So why does it sound exactly like that what you’re doing? “But you know I’ve changed.” Alright, that’s fair. He turns the full force of his puppy dog eyes on her, but she’s still looking away. “I love you. Love. What can I do to make this better?” She raises her eyes to his face, aching. “Nothing,” she answers, whispering, on the verge of tears. Her face warns him not to ask again, and she drops his keys on a side table and flees the room.


Season two episode twenty-one...

Peter knows it’s over. “Okay, Alicia, have at it. You’re the injured one,” he says, the elevator doors closing on him as Alicia screams, “Say something! Say something that will make me fall in love with you again.”

To my thinking her screaming wasn't a request rather a damnation. That there is nothing in this world he could do to make her love him. Of which she explicitly expressed at the new apartment scene referenced above.
post #173 of 490
Fundamental problem with this last episode: Every convenience store like that is full of cameras. There would have been no question about the man's guilt after reviewing the tape. It never would have gone to trial. Did I miss some lame-ass excuse like 'the camera was broken' or something, that would have led to the mistaken arrest?

Will's ex needling Will and Peter about Alica was mildly entertaining, but I hate her character.
post #174 of 490
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

Fundamental problem with this last episode: Every convenience store like that is full of cameras. There would have been no question about the man's guilt after reviewing the tape. It never would have gone to trial. Did I miss some lame-ass excuse like 'the camera was broken' or something, that would have led to the mistaken arrest?

Let alone that since he wasn't near the gun, there would be no gunpowder residue on him.
post #175 of 490
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Originally Posted by jabbathespud View Post

Let alone that since he wasn't near the gun, there would be no gunpowder residue on him.

Yeah... there were a whole bunch of little things like that I found hard to believe it got as far as it did with accusing the witness of being the robber.

Since they kept him in custody that whole time, it seems like the residue test would have been done... and I also agree about the cameras... and I'm kind of confused how the actual robber disposed of the gun and other stuff and then somehow looked calm and more believable than the real witness.
post #176 of 490
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

and I'm kind of confused how the actual robber disposed of the gun and other stuff and then somehow looked calm and more believable than the real witness.

That part, at least I can buy. It's the only part of the set-up that I can buy. Presumably, the witness was panicing and afraid for his life, while the perp wasn't.
post #177 of 490
just got around to watching the last episode. it was pretty good, imo. best of the season so far. or possibly it just seemed better because my expectations have come down quite a bit.
post #178 of 490
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Originally Posted by jabbathespud View Post

Let alone that since he wasn't near the gun, there would be no gunpowder residue on him.



Watched this last night and this was the first thing I thought of. Come on Good Wife, this was the best show on television for the last two years and now........


Then we were cheated out the DA's office reaction when they brought the proof in.
post #179 of 490
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Originally Posted by kaydigi View Post

Watched this last night and this was the first thing I thought of. Come on Good Wife, this was the best show on television for the last two years and now........

I also watched this last night and it was also the first thing I thought of.
On a different note I'm liking Elie's increased roll this season, he ads a different feel to the office
post #180 of 490
Me like.

Saw this for the first time the other night. Love the exchange between the female attorney and white inmate.

"I like you. Why don't you like me?"

"You killed your wife."

"There is nothing I can do about that?"
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