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Wow, last night's episode was absolutely amazing!!! So, whose side is Kalinda really on?? confused.gif

She is on her own side... and thus far she has always proven to be true to whomever was paying her I think... Lockhart/Gardner is paying her... so she will pretend to get in good with the other side to help her "boss"... of course next week should could change sides for real. Who knows.

What she has done, however, is not throw Alicia under the bus until after Alicia was hit by stepping in front of that bus... so Kalinda does show loyalty to friends until the cat is out of the bag... then she throws her lot in with whomever is paying her.
post #392 of 490
i think cary is on to kalinda and will probably start feeding her bad information.
post #393 of 490
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i think cary is on to kalinda and will probably start feeding her bad information.

Yeah she was the only way the firm could have found the address of their new office space and ultimately sabotage its use by asking her to bring the wanted files there.
post #394 of 490

After the split, 6 things to know about 'The Good Wife'

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/11/01/the-good-wife-trivia/3319223/

 

Pretty much spoiler free.

post #395 of 490
I hope the pace of story slows down. This is not the formats pace that worked so well for a few seasons.
post #396 of 490
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I hope the pace of story slows down. This is not the formats pace that worked so well for a few seasons.

I'm kind of liking the pace. Very entertaining for the action during the initial break up. It seems right to me. The competition between Will and Alicia is quite entertaining at this speed.

My wife is interesting. She's definitely taken sides with Will and Diane. She thinks that Alicia is an ungrateful back stabber, and that the show should change its name to The Huge B!^ch.
post #397 of 490
Nice to have Diane back at the firm. I dont see her marriage lasting.
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Nice to have Diane back at the firm. I dont see her marriage lasting.

 

I see it lasting the series. At this time of her life it's one of the last chances to have it all. Also, I don't see it driving the plot as to what do they have to gain.

 

Pace wise seems perfect to me. They are placing in you Alicia's head which has to be spinning. Sort of a mini Eyes Wide Shut:) I'm loving Will's new girl friend which makes perfect sense as it offers him much needed distraction from the Tribal war. The bitterness as the cases flying around appear to have merit on both sides.

 

Marilyn has shown herself to be a power. Alicia now realizes she has a fight on her hands on many levels. It's Governor... not Peter. What's the odds the kid is Peter's? Any more than zero per cent? :)

 

So far I'd say the fight is even with Florrick/Agos 35 million and Lockhard/Gardner every other round!

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I see it lasting the series. At this time of her life it's one of the last chances to have it all. Also, I don't see it driving the plot as to what do they have to gain.

Pace wise seems perfect to me. They are placing in you Alicia's head which has to be spinning. Sort of a mini Eyes Wide Shutsmile.gif  I'm loving Will's new girl friend which makes perfect sense as it offers him much needed distraction from the Tribal war. The bitterness as the cases flying around appear to have merit on both sides.

Marilyn has shown herself to be a power. Alicia now realizes she has a fight on her hands on many levels. It's Governor... not Peter. What's the odds the kid is Peter's? Any more than zero per cent? smile.gif

So far I'd say the fight is even with Florrick/Agos 35 million and Lockhard/Gardner every other round!

i was wondering about that. her being pregnant can't just be some random thing. wouldn't be very "ethical" of her, would it?
post #400 of 490
Wow, last night's show had more twists and turns than Watkins Glen. Just when you think one side or the other had the upper hand, the tide immediately switched. I thought I was watching an old Loyola Marymount vs. UNLV basketball game.
post #401 of 490
Great fun and entertaining,this is what all tv should be like.
post #402 of 490
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Great fun and entertaining,this is what all tv should be like.

 

I agree with you. I see people (here) endlessly bitching about various TV shows (often the same people wanting every show to be the same thing) and this thread has 400 posts through almost five seasons. Its ratings aren't much better. It's not like it wasn't voted well into the top 100 written TV series of all time. :) The writing is so strong even if nothing else was well done it would still be a winner. Luckily, the rest of the show lives up to its lofty standards.

 

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Episodes ten and fifteen are supposed to be real bombshells like five (Alicia leaving the firm) so I can't wait to see what lies ahead. Lots of possibilities.

 

I recently saw Julianna interviewed on Letterman and she said she was so impressed with the writing this season she sent all of them a gift basket. 

post #403 of 490
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I agree with you. I see people (here) endlessly bitching about various TV shows (often the same people wanting every show to be the same thing) and this thread has 400 posts through almost five seasons. Its ratings aren't much better. It's not like it wasn't voted well into the top 100 written TV series of all time. smile.gif  The writing is so strong even if nothing else was well done it would still be a winner. Luckily, the rest of the show lives up to its lofty standards.

I agree. I started watching on Amazon streaming this summer and was instantly hooked. I'm caught up now and watch primarily because the writing is so great. The production values are very high too, so that helps a lot. Also, the caliber of guest stars, many of them movie actors, is unparalleled except perhaps by cameos as voice actors on Frasier (as uncredited callers to his show) or The Simpsons.
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I recently saw Julianna interviewed on Letterman and she said she was so impressed with the writing this season she sent all of them a gift basket. 

I saw that interview too. Dave walked right into an embarrassing moment for him when he asked her a question about traveling on an airplane on Christmas Day. He didn't realize she is Jewish. She shot him a good natured "you're busted, Mister" look and corrected him. It was embarrassing for Dave.
post #404 of 490
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Great fun and entertaining,this is what all tv should be like.

I agree with you. I see people (here) endlessly bitching about various TV shows (often the same people wanting every show to be the same thing) and this thread has 400 posts through almost five seasons. Its ratings aren't much better.

Again as I have frequently repeated, blame CBS. Don't blame this forum for CBS constantly moving it, shuffling it and randomizing the schedule. TV shows that are bumped to a Friday death slot get more activity here because at least those are on at a regular time.
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Again as I have frequently repeated, blame CBS. Don't blame this forum for CBS constantly moving it, shuffling it and randomizing the schedule. TV shows that are bumped to a Friday death slot get more activity here because at least those are on at a regular time.

 

I wouldn't give CBS any awards for how they have handled the show outside of it's still on. Although I have seen quite a few promos for it of late. However, when it airs is virtually irrelevant. It's a DVR world and anyone with a passing interest can catch the show. Some shows (now) have more delayed than live viewers and it's only growing.

post #406 of 490
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Again as I have frequently repeated, blame CBS. Don't blame this forum for CBS constantly moving it, shuffling it and randomizing the schedule. TV shows that are bumped to a Friday death slot get more activity here because at least those are on at a regular time.

I wouldn't give CBS any awards for how they have handled the show outside of it's still on. Although I have seen quite a few promos for it of late. However, when it airs is virtually irrelevant. It's a DVR world and anyone with a passing interest can catch the show. Some shows (now) have more delayed than live viewers and it's only growing.

No, the time is very relevant. Do you pad 30 minutes or an hour? Do you hang around and chase play, watch something else or go to bed? Do you have a cable DVR with only two tuners and tiny hard drive? Are there multiple shows on the same night? etc. etc.

The fact a lot of viewers watch +1 and +7 is exactly why trying to guess how much space the show will take up each week is now more trouble than it's worth. It's also why I know I'm not the only one who bailed. For friends with cable DVRs they just don't have the drive space to try to keep up with this show on a night when they watch other programming they are tying to catch up with. They get a few weeks behind and they've lost six hours of drive space for three episodes.

I'm a year behind so I watch on Amazon. I won't be commenting on the show as it airs and am so far behind now have no reason to catch up just to keep playing guessing games with CBS.
post #407 of 490
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No, the time is very relevant. Do you pad 30 minutes or an hour? Do you hang around and chase play, watch something else or go to bed? Do you have a cable DVR with only two tuners and tiny hard drive? Are there multiple shows on the same night? etc. etc.

 

There are plenty of (valid) excuses not to watch the show including "I hate it" None of them are valid if you really enjoy the show.

post #408 of 490
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No, the time is very relevant. Do you pad 30 minutes or an hour? Do you hang around and chase play, watch something else or go to bed? Do you have a cable DVR with only two tuners and tiny hard drive? Are there multiple shows on the same night? etc. etc.

There are plenty of (valid) excuses not to watch the show including "I hate it" None of them are valid if you really enjoy the show.

"Enjoy" and "love" are two different things. I enjoy ice cream but I'm not going to make extra effort just to have some. Especially if the person making it closes the store at random hours.

Same applies to television. There are very few shows on television that I love and in nearly all cases they are easy to keep up with because the network isn't working against the audience. If this was still on Tuesday I would probably love the show by now, but oh well, Justified is on that night and took its place. As it has for a lot of AVS users.
post #409 of 490
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I enjoy ice cream but I'm not going to make extra effort just to have some. Especially if the person making it closes the store at random hours.

 

Completely agree. That is why I have been DVRing for well over a decade. As have a lot of AVSers. 

post #410 of 490
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Completely agree. That is why I have been DVRing for well over a decade. As have a lot of AVSers. 

A decade? Is that all?

I got my first ReplayTV DVR in 1999 (I think they called them "PVR"s back then -- personal video recorder). tongue.gif
post #411 of 490

Recording since the Sony Betamax was introduced.

post #412 of 490
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A decade? Is that all?

I got my first ReplayTV DVR in 1999 (I think they called them "PVR"s back then -- personal video recorder). tongue.gif


.....1999! I've been timeshifting since 1982......of course it was to a VHS and Beta VCR and analog but timeshifting none the less.....

Before Good Wife, Cold Case had the GWs awful time slot, it was kind of a hassle back then because my DVD RW discs(I was timeshifting with a HDD less DVDR back then) only held 2hrs of good quality material so padding a 1hr program 1 hr would totally fill my disc and I'd have to change discs for later programs. Man I love my 1TB Tivo DVR and consider it my best AV investment!

 

Grrr, Garrett beat me to it! I believe Beta was introduced in 1975 with the first standalone 1976, VHS 1977 with JVCs SP only machines.

post #413 of 490

I go back to a $1,300 (remote control optional) Mitsubishi VCR. There was only one location in the entire city of Indianapolis that rented movies. But I didn't start DVRing until 2000. DirecTiVo it was.

 

CBS' legal drama is way up this year; Showtime's espionage thriller is down.

So imagine how surprising it is that a broadcast stalwart, The Good Wife, has turned into the best drama on television at the moment, bar none. And it's done so without sacrificing any of its entertainment value, while working under the limitations broadcast shows must accept in exchange for their higher visibility: Longer runs, the annoyance of advertising breaks, the constraints on content, and the more pressing ratings demands.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/11/14/good-wife-homeland-combo/3517809/

post #414 of 490
Good for Eli .
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Good for Eli .
Yes, "Ugly Betty" isn't ugly these days. smile.gif
post #416 of 490
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Yes, "Ugly Betty" isn't ugly these days. smile.gif

She never was.
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She never was.
Yes, I know. smile.gif
post #418 of 490
Eli's spittake at the end of this episode capped another great episode.
post #419 of 490
Great episode as usual! Since there were no previews, I assume there will be no new episodes until after the holidays.
post #420 of 490

An enjoyable episode.  I liked the start, showing "100" on the speedometer.

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