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post #331 of 490
Cant wait till next year,alot going on.
post #332 of 490
I haven't read the thread, except for the first page, because I just started watching this show. It's excellent.

The first three seasons are now on Amazon Prime in HD, and that's where I'm watching it. I've watched the first 5 episodes, and I'm very impressed. It's been years since I've watched any legal drama show, but this one is a very worthy one to return to watching the genre. I'm excited about binge watching it this summer.
post #333 of 490
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The first three seasons are now on Amazon Prime in HD, and that's where I'm watching it. I've watched the first 5 episodes, and I'm very impressed.


I think it's a rarity as it gets better each season.

post #334 of 490
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I think it's a rarity as it gets better each season.

Thanks. That's reassuring, as it is already a gem among a lot of fluff on broadcast TV. I'm glad to hear that it gets even better.
post #335 of 490
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The first three seasons are now on Amazon Prime in HD, and that's where I'm watching it.

It's where I'll be watching it from now. I skipped the last season as I'm tired of trying to guess what time it will be on and if, when I sit down to watch it, only 30 minutes will have recorded.
post #336 of 490
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The first three seasons are now on Amazon Prime in HD, and that's where I'm watching it.

It's where I'll be watching it from now. I skipped the last season as I'm tired of trying to guess what time it will be on and if, when I sit down to watch it, only 30 minutes will have recorded.

During football season, I always set the DVR to record an extra hour of TGW and 60 Minutes. But you can also watch the show on the CBS website.
post #337 of 490
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During football season, I always set the DVR to record an extra hour of TGW and 60 Minutes. But you can also watch the show on the CBS website.
I also record an extra hour but if I'm around I check my local channel and if I see it's ended then I stop the recording. 1/2 or even 3/4th of an hour isn't enough but I've never missed the end with an extra hour of padding. I don't like wasting DVR space so GW is generally one of the programs I like to watch and delete first.
post #338 of 490
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During football season, I always set the DVR to record an extra hour of TGW and 60 Minutes. But you can also watch the show on the CBS website.

I'm not padding an hour on a night that's already DVR heavy because CBS refuse to modify their own schedule to make sure prime time runs on time and there's no way I'm watching the show on the CBS Web site.
post #339 of 490
Yes, sunday can be a big load on the drvs, but the show is worth it. Luckily I have 6 tuners available so its not an issue for me, I pad TGW 2 hours and The mentalist 2 hours, only once has that really been necessary. CBS should simply dump the 8 PM show on nights football runs long and get things sort of on time.
post #340 of 490
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Yes, sunday can be a big load on the drvs, but the show is worth it. Luckily I have 6 tuners available so its not an issue for me, I pad TGW 2 hours and The mentalist 2 hours, only once has that really been necessary. CBS should simply dump the 8 PM show on nights football runs long and get things sort of on time.
I agree about the 8pm slot, it's bad. Actually I don't pad the GW but rather the Mentalist 1hr which I also record. I only record new episodes so I have to make sure if the Mentalist is a R that the GW is also otherwise I could miss the end of the GW(who's ending is generally on the beginning of the Mentalist recording). I can't pad the GW and also record the Mentalist since doing so would tie up both my tuners and I also record another channel Sunday night, the whole thing is kind of a PIA but the GW makes it worthwhile smile.gif
post #341 of 490
I also add 1 hour to dvr just to be safe.
post #342 of 490
I've now binged watched on Amazon Prime (in HD) the entire first season of The Good Wife, and I'm starting on the second.

It continues to amaze me with the quality of the writing, the directing, the acting, and the production sets. It's smart, fun, juicy, and exciting. And to think that all this time I've been avoiding it because I thought it looked like some chick show that might be better suited to Lifetime TV. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Anyway, it does get better as it goes on. I stumbled across this interview today, and although not exactly timely, it's a good read and coins a great catch-phrase: "What Would Kalinda Do?" biggrin.gif

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704017904575409522272105784.html

I have to admit I have a crush on Kalinda.
post #343 of 490
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I have to admit I have a crush on Kalinda.

You and me both. Wait until some later seasons (2 seasons ago?) when Jill Flint guests stars. Oh my....especially one scene that will happily forever be burned into my brain.

This show really does get better with each season. The stories/plots have yet to get stale. The guy who plays Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) is great. I love his character.
post #344 of 490

A little love for the show.

 

From Hot off the Press...101 Best Written TV Series Of All Time’ From WGA/TV Guide: Complete List

 

50. The Good Wife *TIE – CBS – Created by Robert King & Michelle King (36th or so counting only the major networks)

 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/838060/hot-off-the-press-the-latest-tv-news-and-information/87540#post_23384452

post #345 of 490

Though The Good Wife has gathered a bevy of key guest players, the Kings affirmed that season five will be more centered on the core characters. "It's more about our team, not about the guest stars coming," Robert King said.

 

Sounds good to me... from the HOTP thread...

 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/838060/hot-off-the-press-the-latest-tv-news-and-information/88590#post_23577067

post #346 of 490

Tonight's the season's premiere. I have read good things about the season and Julianna pimped it up during one of her late night interviews. Haven't seen her brag about past seasons so it sounds like a another great (or even better) season.

 

A night crowded with great cable series, from the return of Homeland and the debut of Masters of Sex to the finale of Breaking Bad, can also boast the opener of last season's best broadcast drama. The season ahead should be a contentious one, as Alicia and Cary start planning their exit from the firm. Anyone hoping that breakup will go smoothly should probably check those hopes at the door.

post #347 of 490
Great kickoff to the 5 th season. Julianna can convey so much just with a look, the closing scenes were great.
post #348 of 490
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.... the closing scenes were great.
Agree, but speaking of closing scenes, I always delete the program right after the first credits show, that way I don't see the spoilers for next week. Well I was a bit slow to the remote last night and low and behold they had ~30 seconds of programming after the first title mad.gif Has this been going on for a while? I know Parks & Rec does this but I wasn't aware GW did......anyway those last 30 seconds were very pertinent and I'm glad I got to see it, even if I again was slow to the remote and got to see a bit of the sneak previews which happened to be for the whole season and ruined at least one part for me mad.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The previews showed Julianna in her new firm, so I'd guess she decides to leave L&G.....
post #349 of 490
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Agree, but speaking of closing scenes, I always delete the program right after the first credits show, that way I don't see the spoilers for next week. Well I was a bit slow to the remote last night and low and behold they had ~30 seconds of programming after the first title mad.gif Has this been going on for a while? I know Parks & Rec does this but I wasn't aware GW did......anyway those last 30 seconds were very pertinent and I'm glad I got to see it, even if I again was slow to the remote and got to see a bit of the sneak previews which happened to be for the whole season and ruined at least one part for me mad.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The previews showed Julianna in her new firm, so I'd guess she decides to leave L&G.....
The Good Wife remains one of the best shows on TV, and last night's show was excellent. As for not wanting to see the previews, that seems a bit silly, especially given that previews quite often show only one side of upcoming events and may be red herrings meant to mislead you.
post #350 of 490

Continues to be one of the best on network TV, just sorry (for the series) that CBS decided to air the premiere the same night as Breaking Bad's unmissable finale.  That might hurt the ratings and this great show always seems to be on the ratings bubble.  I enjoyed the added humor of the "work at home" sub story amidst the tension and drama of the death penalty story.  Well done as usual and while NBC can ruin many shows with its previews, CBS seems to do better at offering interest without reveal.  I wouldn't read too much into the preview about the outcome of the new firm just yet.

post #351 of 490
Excellent as usual. I wonder if Peter had the girl promoted so that he Could fool around with her and it not be so noticeable ,or he just thought Elys advice should be taken. Just a thought. Early ratings dont look so good,young adults really low.
post #352 of 490

My take on the premiere...

 

It picked up right at last years's cliff hanger. The plot continues to spin even faster versus many series where it's resolved in a few minutes and the season merrily goes along until it's time to crank up the drama for another cliff hanger. What I like best about this show is its greyness... there is very little black and white.

 

  • Alicia wants to start her own firm and wants to stays.
  • The convicted murdered isn't set free (should he have been?) and isn't executed.
  • Peter firing/promoting his too hot staff member.
  • Grace reading the bible in her short skirt school uniform (I loved how Zach brought up the page and left leaving her to experience it by herself).
  • The "Don't end up hating me."

 

Even Alicia and Will's relationship would be played out many times over on most series and somehow they keep the tension alive (even for the viewers). And like this week's judge the bit characters shine. I don't think it's a spoiler that they stated this year they will focus more on the main characters and fewer guest stars... a good thing in my mind.

 

I was surprised by several one-liners although they were rather funny and fit the moment nicely. Peter: "Well, anal's what we need right now... Did I just say that?" Alicia: "What's going on? West Side Story?" - just a couple


Edited by Charles R - 9/30/13 at 5:58pm
post #353 of 490
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Early ratings dont look so good,young adults really low.

 

Of the returning premieres it was down the least. :) Number two in its time slot (overall viewers) behind football which you aren't going to beat. Young adults never watch CBS and especially The Good Wife. And CBS does value the old farts more than the other networks but you are right at some point CBS has to be influenced by the ratings. To some degree I think it gets a few points based on its critical acclaim... which can only go so far. I know they signed an multi-front streaming/broadcast deal a while back so that might help some... worked this year... hopefully next year as well.

 

But the critically praised series is a prestige piece for the network, and, since it is also owned by CBS and now has an off-network income stream coming in, it is fully expected to return next fall.


Edited by Charles R - 9/30/13 at 11:22am
post #354 of 490
Got to say I'm amazed at the writing. Pulled old cases and integrated into current events, and made it enjoyable. Kudos.
post #355 of 490
The writing on this show continues to impress me. I really enjoyed last night's episode with all of its little twists and side plots.
post #356 of 490
Does anyone else get a ''feeling'' of this is the last year. I could be wrong but the way its headed seems like that way. Hope I am wrong.
post #357 of 490

My take on "The Bit Bucket"...

 

Overall a very good episode but not great (such as last week's). Story line might have been even better than last week's but the pacing felt a little off - They had more than enough material for two episodes and the additional time would have let each arc breath... take on its desired/required importance. This week's pace perhaps hurt more than help as it did last week. Also, to some degree it played more as a tease than a dramatic setup to the next few episodes. An example is Diane finally agreeing to sell-out Will after repeatedly deciding she couldn't.

 

A few thoughts...

 

  • Loved the NSA scenes. 
  • Veronica (finally) appeared to nicely blend in the story line.
  • Eli is a great character.
post #358 of 490
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Does anyone else get a ''feeling'' of this is the last year.

 

Robert King says, "We're never really an eleventh hour pick-up," but admits that every year is exhausting when they wrap the season and they wonder if they have enough to come back with. Then they take a vacation, read the news, and get inspired all over again. "The Anthony Weiner stuff is a little too on point, but everything else going on is very interesting to write," he laughs.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/the-good-wife-season-5-julianna-margulies-kings_n_3672920.html

 

Plenty of spoilers so read at your own risk...

post #359 of 490
The courtroom banter is awesome. The stories and back stories are also awesome. This show is awesome!!biggrin.gif
post #360 of 490
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

Robert King says, "We're never really an eleventh hour pick-up," but admits that every year is exhausting when they wrap the season and they wonder if they have enough to come back with. Then they take a vacation, read the news, and get inspired all over again. "The Anthony Weiner stuff is a little too on point, but everything else going on is very interesting to write," he laughs.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/the-good-wife-season-5-julianna-margulies-kings_n_3672920.html

Plenty of spoilers so read at your own risk...
I guess you could have called some of the information "spoilerish" if you had read the article on July 29 when it was first written, but now???? When do previews become spoilers?
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