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post #241 of 490
Great Season Opener. Loved Peter talking to the other DA about their sons. Alicia is still sexy and Kalinda's fetish isn't so shocking when you think about it. The back story's are great. I do not get why this show isn't more popular. The writing is great.
post #242 of 490
I loved the season premiere! It covered so many storylines, but you never got bogged down with any of them. The show never seems to miss a beat and it was great to see Alicia's son have a major part in the show. And, has Kalinda looked any hotter than she did last night? OMG!!
post #243 of 490
This is probably my favorite (OTA) show. I thought the premiere was average for them. It was lacking some depth (for me) as the characters never really got to sink their teeth into the storyline. The story played the characters rather than the other way around.
post #244 of 490

I thought it was full on terrific, just like it always has been.  It's one of those rare shows that end and leave me looking at the credits thinking "it's over already?".  Loved Nathan Lane 'negotiating' with David Lee about his leaving the firm.  Priceless.  "I'm staying".

post #245 of 490
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I thought it was full on terrific, just like it always has been.  It's one of those rare shows that end and leave me looking at the credits thinking "it's over already?".  Loved Nathan Lane 'negotiating' with David Lee about his leaving the firm.  Priceless.  "I'm staying".
+1 ^^^^
post #246 of 490
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I thought it was full on terrific, just like it always has been.  It's one of those rare shows that end and leave me looking at the credits thinking "it's over already?".  Loved Nathan Lane 'negotiating' with David Lee about his leaving the firm.  Priceless.  "I'm staying".

I always liked him in Birdcage!
post #247 of 490
I second the notion that this is a good show, far better than it probably does in the ratings. Then again, I missed all of season one and only started watching the first time they stunt-casted Michael J Fox... and then I was hooked on the show from that point forward.

I also like that it was in fact VERY easy to jump in as I did and not feel completely lost. Yes, I missed some major things... but it wasn't hard to fill in some of the pieces and catch a ride until I manage to watch those early episodes.
post #248 of 490
I thought last night's outing was terrific. Lots of story lines but they were grounded by previous episodes so they had plenty of depth. Even Kalinda's husband's arc was a little easier to stomach however I still wish it (he) would just go away.
post #249 of 490
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I thought last night's outing was terrific. Lots of story lines but they were grounded by previous episodes so they had plenty of depth. Even Kalinda's husband's arc was a little easier to stomach however I still wish it (he) would just go away.

Totally agree. I especially like the fact that the writers wanted you to sympathize with the drug dealer and even the take of the firm's walking the fine line of handling his legal businesses while ignoring the fact that he has some illegal ones as well.
post #250 of 490
One of the best episodes ever. Love the addition with Amanda Peet. Judd Hirsch was great. I didn't like the ending with Cary though. Kalinda's Husband Nick needs to disappear. Permanently. Even with the repeated defense of drug dealing businessman on this show this guy (Nick) is a real creep.
post #251 of 490
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One of the best episodes ever. Love the addition with Amanda Peet. Judd Hirsch was great. I didn't like the ending with Cary though. Kalinda's Husband Nick needs to disappear. Permanently. Even with the repeated defense of drug dealing businessman on this show this guy (Nick) is a real creep.
Agree, TGW is still one of my favorite shows.
post #252 of 490
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I didn't like the ending with Cary though. Kalinda's Husband Nick needs to disappear. Permanently. Even with the repeated defense of drug dealing businessman on this show this guy (Nick) is a real creep.

I don't mind him being a creep. smile.gif I just think they let the story line dangle too much. Almost to the point they can't decide where to take it. Kalinda appears so strong outside of this relationship it just comes across as unnatural when she gets pulled back in.
post #253 of 490
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Agree, TGW is still one of my favorite shows.

For sure one of my favorites too. I don't get why there isn't more discussion here on AVS

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I don't mind him being a creep. smile.gif I just think they let the story line dangle too much. Almost to the point they can't decide where to take it. Kalinda appears so strong outside of this relationship it just comes across as unnatural when she gets pulled back in.

Maybe creep isn't the correct label. He's a scum-bucket. I hope he does get caught transporting dope in one of these towed vehicles.
post #254 of 490
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I don't get why there isn't more discussion here on AVS

Just like its rating it's under appreciated. smile.gif As I posted previously I think if this was on a pay-tv network it would be regarded as a darling. Major networks have problems generating ratings with continuing story lines. Not that it can't be done but it isn't easy.

I thought Nick's part was well done on the last episode... just enough to influence the main characters but not enough to derail the story line. As much time as they have devoted to him I almost hate to see him simply disappear... would feel like not much of a pay-off.
post #255 of 490
Simply put ,Good Wife has to be near the top of best written and acted shows in my opinion
post #256 of 490

Yes, this one remains right up there in drama series on network TV.  CBS, however, is not very enamored of it I think.  It's Sunday schedule against so many competing shows is difficult and the problem of time shifting due to football is also problematic.  I really enjoy it and hope it survives, but I think each season is getting weaker in ratings and it may be approaching a tipping point.  Hope I'm wrong.

post #257 of 490
Any thoughts on what Kalinda did to her husband so that he is completely out of her and alicias lives.
post #258 of 490
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Any thoughts on what Kalinda did to her husband so that he is completely out of her and alicias lives.
She probably went to Plan B, shot him, and now Alicia will have to defend her.
post #259 of 490
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She probably went to Plan B, shot him, and now Alicia will have to defend her.
The way it was played I think that's what the writers would like you to think, but I would hope the show is smarter than that, to take the easy solution instead of a more creative way of concluding that storyline just cheapens the show in my opinion.
post #260 of 490
Personally I'm kind of glad he's gone and hope he doesn't return. The whole S&M type of relationship thing he and Kalinda had going was kind of getting on my nerves. Don't get me wrong, I really like Kalinda and her rather mysterious ways, just not the odd relationship she had with her "husband".
I agree about this show, top rate writing and acting, one of my favorites and only real "lawyer" shows I watch.
post #261 of 490
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Any thoughts on what Kalinda did to her husband so that he is completely out of her and alicias lives.

My guess is the entire story line never surfaces (again) which lets you fill in the blank(s). From what I know about her (make believe) character I would guess she didn't kill him. At this point what does he have to gain outside of revenge. He was gone for so long it wouldn't seem like he would have to have revenge. I will admit to being at a lost as to what Plan B was... smile.gif
post #262 of 490

I agree that he's just gone and won't return, nor will the reason for him leaving be discussed further.  And that's a good thing.  It was the one badly conceived plot line in an otherwise stellar show.  Well, the kids' stories are a bit cloying, but still...

post #263 of 490
The last episode was another good one. Enjoyed the twist ending with MJF's character being the firm's new creditor. That means we'll be seeing more of him, which is great, because his episodes are always among the best.
post #264 of 490
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The last episode was another good one. Enjoyed the twist ending with MJF's character being the firm's new creditor. That means we'll be seeing more of him, which is great, because his episodes are always among the best.
I agree, MJF's character is one of those you love to hate as apposed to in my case anyway, Kalinda's husband/boyfriend?? who I just hated and was glad to see that whole story line disappear.
I also agree the whole MJF owning part of L&G's debt will produce some interesting situations.
post #265 of 490
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I agree, MJF's character is one of those you love to hate as apposed to in my case anyway, Kalinda's husband/boyfriend?? who I just hated and was glad to see that whole story line disappear.

 

I laughed when Kalinda said she would kill someone while at the lodge... from the quietness/boredom. I enjoy the recurring role players but at the same time I think they can over do it (at times). It does give the characters more depth and adds to your investment however at times it appears there are only a dozen or so people in Chicago/the world. :)

post #266 of 490
It looks like alicia and peter continue to get closer. I wonder if that will continue.
post #267 of 490
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It looks like alicia and peter continue to get closer. I wonder if that will continue.

 

My take is they like having their relationship in limbo... after all the show is called The Good Wife. :) It gives them plenty of story lines to play off of and so far they haven't turned it into a soap opera going back and forth endlessly. I think Alicia has grown enough she doesn't feel the need to run from him. She feels in command and sees no reason to rush into or out of anything... basically let it play out to her perceived best case as in until some thing comes along (better) what's best for the kids rule (within reason).

post #268 of 490
Agree on Michael J Fox. He is why I started watching this show. The show is good on its own merits... but I had been ignoring it until Fox's first guest appearance... and it is neat how such a likeable guy is able to play a kind of smarmy character that you know you are supposed to dislike.
post #269 of 490
last episode was pretty entertaining. i just wish they would lose a case once in a while.
post #270 of 490
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last episode was pretty entertaining. i just wish they would lose a case once in a while.
They do.
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