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post #301 of 490
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With over 5000 posts, I think he's been here a while. Not sure why he's so shocked at the behavior.
Exactly where did I say I was shocked? confused.gif That kinda reminds me of an exercise we used to do at work where we would be in a meeting and I'd whisper a very short story to the guy next to me, he'd whisper it to the person next to him, etc., etc. By the time the story got to the last person, he'd have to tell it out loud. Invariably, the story would be completely different by the time it got to the last person.

P.S. After 5,000+ posts, nothing on here shocks me any more. wink.gif

In the early days of TV they would do something similar on variety shows. There were six or more people lined up side by side. The two people on the ends were bi-lingual English speakers and the remainders were bi-lingual non-English speakers. The story in English at the beginning was hardly recognizable at the end, and often embarrassingly funny.
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We can all breathe a sigh of relief - The Good Wife has officially been renewed for next Season by CBS!!!
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We can all breathe a sigh of relief - The Good Wife has officially been renewed for next Season by CBS!!!
Outstanding!!
post #304 of 490
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We can all breathe a sigh of relief - The Good Wife has officially been renewed for next Season by CBS!!!

That is good news. Last week it had the second highest number of total viewers for the evening (throwing out basketball - however most were old folks). I see endless complaints (I skip over them after they have posted the identical comment several times) in other show's threads about how bad they are... although they keep watching. Yet you see a show like this get virtually skipped over. It makes you wonder if they really are complaining about the quality of TV or they simply enjoy complaining.
post #305 of 490
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We can all breathe a sigh of relief - The Good Wife has officially been renewed for next Season by CBS!!!
Great news indeed. My wife and I think this is the best show on TV.
post #306 of 490
Yes this is outstanding TV.
Rarely over the top courtroom drama and by the way things are going endless directions will be available for the storyline.
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I was sweating that renewal announcement as well.  Very glad to see CBS pick it up.  I would imagine, however, that production for this season is probably finished already and came before knowing their fate.  I hope that doesn't negatively affect the concluding episodes.  With writers of this talent, I think not.

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I just wish they would move it away from the Sunday night always-delayed-by-sports timeslot. I always have to babysit my DVR to make sure I get this on Sundays.

I originally discovered the show on Tuesday nights when it aired after "Without a Trace"... I don't know what night would be better, but Sunday is just a problem for a large chunk of the season between NFL and NCAA basketball playoffs.
post #309 of 490
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I hope that doesn't negatively affect the concluding episodes.

"I worry about making good episodes. The best episodes we can. And that's it. That's where I worry," Michelle said.

According to Robert, CBS Studios and CBS the network express happiness in how "The Good Wife" is doing. "They're very appreciative -- and fans, if I can say it," Robert told BuzzFeed. "We're smart and sly enough to know when you're on the downward slope, and that's where people have suggestions about what you should be doing: Don't do this, try this, don't do that. And we're not getting that. We trust that they're real fans, and they really like it, and they want us to continue doing it. They'll have to carry us out of our offices!"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/the-good-wife-ratings-season-4_n_2715977.html
post #310 of 490
Last night's episode was good but it's next to impossible to top the previous one. Looks like I rode off Will too soon... perhaps my earlier take was closer than I thought. After last week I thought it was a done deal. On a typical show I would quickly get tired of the back and forth but so far I think it's been played very nicely. I guess with only 2 or 3 episodes left they are using it (again?) as the season's cliff hanger?
post #311 of 490
Renewal is sweet .
post #312 of 490
Kalinda always wants to be sure she is getting her fair share.Going with Kerry would be quite a gamble.
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I loved Will's response to Alicia's mom. I can't wait for the...

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Hit Me Scene - where after Will kisses Alicia Peter says "That's my wife!"... and Will responds "Why don't you hit me?"... should be fun.

post #314 of 490
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Kalinda always wants to be sure she is getting her fair share.Going with Kerry would be quite a gamble.
I just don't see the series having Cary ans Kalinda leaving. I predict that one of the managing partners will get wind, or Alicia tells Will of the coup, and the 4th years end up staying.
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I agree.
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I would welcome a storyline where Cary, Kalinda, and Alicia form a competing firm. This would open up a few interesting possibilities. Alicia seems to be hesitant about some of the ethical decisions Lockhart Gardner has been making; a new firm could have a different philosophy. Also, Will and Alicia would no longer be co-workers, which would change things between them.

Much depends on the election result, of course.

I thought the episode a few weeks ago that put Cary and Alicia in opposition to Lockhart and Gardner in a mock trial was clearly intended as foreshadowing (or a red herring). It would be fun, I think, to take the series in this direction. This week's episode was clearly intended to demonstrate that LG is top-heavy and antiquated, ripe for competition from a younger, more agile firm.
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I caught a snippet of the 1980s movie "Legal Eagles" and was surprised to see a much younger Baranski in there as Robert Redford's assistant. I worked at a movie theater that summer (summer of 1986) and I saw that movie every day for more than a month... and I did not remember her being in that movie. I first remember her from that Cybil Shepherd show. Weird to think she was in something high profile back then and did not pop as an actress for a while afterwards.
post #318 of 490

Season finale tonight...

 

One of TV's best and most enjoyable series (two qualities that don't always go together these days) ends its season with a slew of great guests — including Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight, Denis O'Hare, Dylan Baker, Ana Gasteyer and Estelle Parsons — and two important questions to answer: Does Peter win the governorship, and does he lose Alicia?

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/04/26/bianco-critics-corner-april-26/2112953/

 

It got a great review with perhaps a few semi-spoilers. I have a feeling there might be as many (or more) questions after the finale than gets resolved during it... we'll see. Just happy to see it ending on a high note and I guess if they resolved everything it would mean it's over... being renewed I guess they have to keep you interested. 

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Season finale tonight...

One of TV's best and most enjoyable series (two qualities that don't always go together these days) ends its season with a slew of great guests — including Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight, Denis O'Hare, Dylan Baker, Ana Gasteyer and Estelle Parsons — and two important questions to answer: Does Peter win the governorship, and does he lose Alicia?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/04/26/bianco-critics-corner-april-26/2112953/

It got a great review with perhaps a few semi-spoilers. I have a feeling there might be as many (or more) questions after the finale than gets resolved during it... we'll see. Just happy to see it ending on a high note and I guess if they resolved everything it would mean it's over... being renewed I guess they have to keep you interested. 
I'll be watching and recording (just in case).
post #320 of 490
Interesting season finale. I just don't buy Alicia doing the First Lady thing but I'm happy she's going with Cary.
post #321 of 490
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Interesting season finale. I just don't buy Alicia doing the First Lady thing but I'm happy she's going with Cary.
What else could she do? If she wants to remain "The Good Wife," she has to get as far away from Will as possible. Great episode.
post #322 of 490
This is the outcome I was hoping for: a new firm to compete with LG, to get Will and Alicia out of daily contact, and to put Alicia on the top of her own personal heap. This will invigorate the series, I have no doubt.

That the new firm has "Florick" in the name, that she is the wife of the governor, will change the game. So will Diane on the state Supreme Court, although I bet a great storyline can be built from her confirmation process, and that the appointment is by no means a lock.

Note: Peter is an officer of the Court, and an elected official. To suppress evidence of election fraud is not a decision he can delegate to his lawyer. This will come back to bite him, have no doubt.

I would like to see Alicia try to better understand why she is so attracted to sleazy, powerful men, and understand her own ambitions. She doesn't talk about herself enough; she needs a friend.
post #323 of 490

Or did Alicia choose to go with Cary because she can't have a relationship with Will if they are at the same firm?   They were already warned once, and just got caught again.

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Or did Alicia choose to go with Cary because she can't have a relationship with Will if they are at the same firm?

 

I agree the season finale is only a point in time not necessarily a barometer as to what will happen. As an example when Eli told Alicia Peter was going to lose and he would need her... a set up to she has to stay. With him winning is it a set up for her to leave...

 

Personally, I don't think they will have her blending into the first lady position as one would expect. I feel they brought them back together (to some degree) to play up the drama for the season finale. I also don't think she agreed to leave because of Peter or Will rather after being a partner and experiencing all that it entails I simply think she decided she just as well rather do such within her own firm where she will have (a lot) more control over how things are handled. With everything going on (spinning around) in her life starting her own firm is something she can control, sink her teeth into.

post #325 of 490
"First Lady" is an honorary title, not a job, and many political spouses continue in their careers. The Governor of Illinois maintains an office and staff in Chicago in addition to the one in Springfield. Alicia will have some obligations at public events and such, but I think it's entirely believable if Peter's election doesn't disrupt Alicia's life more than she chooses to let it.

Personally, I wish the whole business with Will vs Peter would just go away. To me it's the least interesting part of the show. I find it endlessly baffling how smart and driven people can't seem to control their chemical reactions, making stupid relationship decisions that can wreck their lives. But I suppose the other kind aren't interesting enough to make TV shows about.

But this show is so full of excellent storytelling, political intrigue, fascinating characters and stellar acting that it just doesn't need the soap suds. In my opinion, apparently shared by few.

In any case, my take is that Alicia clearly recognizes that she can't control herself around Will, and that taking herself out of his proximity is the sane choice. I can only applaud.
post #326 of 490
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"First Lady" is an honorary title, not a job, and many political spouses continue in their careers.

I find it endlessly baffling how smart and driven people can't seem to control their chemical reactions, making stupid relationship decisions that can wreck their lives.

 

I meant first lady as in loving spouse. I just don't see Alicia going there... at least without not selling herself out up a large degree.

 

I typically get bored with the on/off again relationships and will tune a show out once they have lived one lifetime. In this case I think it's handled very nicely and has never been fully played out. As such I think it remains a driving aspect of her life. One well worth covering.

 

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I would like to see Alicia try to better understand why she is so attracted to sleazy, powerful men, and understand her own ambitions.

 

Was Will a sleazy, powerful man in college?


Edited by Charles R - 4/29/13 at 11:28am
post #327 of 490
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Was Will a sleazy, powerful man in college?

Power requires context. In the context of law school, perhaps he was.
post #328 of 490
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Power requires context. In the context of law school, perhaps he was.

 

Still being attracted to someone you may well have spent your life with had you not become pregnant (and got married) hardly classifies one as being... so attracted to sleazy, powerful men... at least in my eyes.

 

To my thinking one of the larger themes of the show is the fact that there is very little black and white. Rather tons of gray and plenty of opportunity to change sides... perhaps even with good intentions.


Edited by Charles R - 4/29/13 at 1:12pm
post #329 of 490
I found it also interesting, the subtle way they demonstrated how all those 4th-years wanting to leave LG and start their own firm because of being treated crappy and having things dangled and then withdrawn... they turn right around and behave the exact same thing when it is their new startup and jerking Kalinda around.

Karma usually bites you in the behind.
post #330 of 490
Perhaps joining the 4th years in a new start up will allow Alecia to see Will and have an open marriage where Peter just looks the other way.
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