-books -dates -Lists -Movies -Music -musicals and broadway 24 30 Rock 666 Park Avenue Alcatraz Alias America's Next Top Model American Horror Story American Idol Americans Are You There Chelsea? Arrested Development Arrow Awake Awkward Bates Motel Being Human Ben and Kate Bent Best Friends Forever Better with You Big Bang Theory Big Brother Big C Big Love Blue Bloods Boardwalk Empire Body of Proof Bones Borgias Boss Breaking Bad Breaking In Breaking Pointe Bridge Bunheads Camelot Carrie Diaries Charlie's Angels Chicago Code Chicago Fire Chuck Community Continuum Copper Cougar Town Cult Dark Tower Deception Defenders Degrassi Dexter Doctor Who Dollhouse Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Downton Abbey Elementary Emily Owens MD Enlightened Episodes Event Fall Falling Skies Family Tree Felicity Finder Firefly Following Fosters Freaks and Geeks Friday Night Lights Friends Fringe Game of Thrones GCB Gifted Man Gilmore GIrls Girls Glee Glee Project Good Wife Gossip Girl Grey's Anatomy Grimm Hannibal Happy Endings Harry Potter Hart of Dixie Hawaii Five-O Hell on Wheels Hellcats Hemlock Grove Heroes Homeland House House of Cards House of Lies How I Met Your Mother How to Be a Gentleman How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) I Hate My Teenage Daughter In Treatment Intervention Jane by Design Jersey Shore Justified Last Man Standing Last Resort Life Unexpected Lone Star Longmire LOST Louie Lying Game Mad Men Make it or Break it Man Up Mindy Project Missing Mockingbird Lane Modern Family Mr Selfridge Napoleon Dynamite Nashville New Girl New Normal Nikita Nine Lives of Chloe King No Ordinary Family Off the Map Office Once Upon a Time Originals Outlaw Outsourced Pan Am Parenthood Parks and Recreation Perfect Couples Person of Interest Playboy Club Pretty Little Liars Prime Suspect Psych Raising Hope Real Housewives of New Jersey Revenge Revolution Ringer Rob Rookie Blue Running Wilde Saving Hope Scandal Scrubs Secret Circle Secret Life of the American Teenager Sex and the City Shameless Sherlock Smash So You Think You Can Dance Sons of Anarchy South Park Southland Suburgatory Supernatural Switched at Birth Teen Wolf Terra Nova The Fall The Fosters The Killing The River The Voice Touch true blood Twisted Two and a Half Men Two Broke Girls Under the Dome Unforgettable United States of Tara Up All Night V Vampire Diaries Veep Vegas Veronica Mars Walking Dead Web Therapy Weeds White Collar Whitney Whole Truth Wilfred Work It X-Factor X-Files Zero Hour

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Good Wife - Bad Girls recap/review

Wow, Miranda Cosgrove. You’ve grown up into an actress. You’re attractive, you’ve got charisma, and you impressed us on The Good Wife last night. Miranda played a pop singer named Sloan who was trying to get rid of her wholesome Disney image. Miranda is pretty much the only Disney teen star who is NOT like that yet (note: she's not actually a Disney star, she's a Nickelodeon star). Ladies, guest starring on a good adult show is the good way to grow up. Slutting it up like the rest of the sheep is not. Take note. Sloan partied, got DUIs, and recently was charged with a DUI. Supposedly, she had gotten into a fight with a daughter of a Chicago Bulls player over a guy and then crashed her Cadillac Escalade into the Bull girl’s car, hurting her. Alicia was about to get Sloan off for the DUI when Cary showed up with charges for attempted murder. At the club, the Bull girl had said that she would be sleeping in her car, and the Escalade rammed it three times.

Sloan was actually a sympathetic character. Less sympathetic were her mother and sister, Milla. The mother was having Milla lie to get Sloan off, and Sloan thought that they were doing it to protect her. In reality, they were doing it to protect Milla. Sloan had blacked out at the club and Milla was sent by the mom to drive her home. Milla was the real attempted murderess. The mother had instructed Milla to leave the scene and let Sloan take the fall, we guess assuming that everyone would just think Sloan was drunk again. We didn’t really get why the mother did this and we didn’t get why Milla would try to kill the Bull girl in the first place. Although this was the best plot of the episode, it had a few holes. Milla finally came forward with the truth, and the story ended with Sloan coldly walking past her mother out of jail, not even looking at her. Watching the case, the witnesses, and all those interactions was really interesting. It moved well. Alicia’s daughter, Grace, felt the same way after she crashed the trial and watched her mom rock it. Grace wants to be a lawyer now.

At the firm, Derrick had started doing peer-review evaluations of everyone. He thinks that they will help people improve, but Alicia, wisely ascertaining the character of PEOPLE, knew that since the salaries would affect promotions, people would rate their colleagues low to make them look bad. David Lee, the family law guy, wasn’t into the evals either, and he threatened Derrick, saying that he would get Derrick’s job if he evaluated everyone in the department. We assume this fight will continue and people will take sides next week.

In campaign news, the Democratic Committee tried to get Peter to drop out of the race, but in the end, Peter didn’t. Wendy tried to lure Eli to her side, but she failed. Peter and Wendy both competed for the support of Pastor Isaiah. Peter won it, but the church board revolted against Pastor Isaiah. It looks like Pastor Isaiah’s daddy wants to be pastor now, and it seems like he is going to want Wendy. We assume this fight will continue and people will take sides next week. The campaign is uncertain, and that's nice, but we don't really care about Peter. It would be better to watch if we wanted him to win, but we really don't.

The case was interesting and we enjoyed having Miranda Cosgrove, but this episode was just like any normal procedural and not up to The Good Wife's usual standards. Especially lazy and stereotypical was having a young Christian try to hand Sloan some tracts. We haven't seen those things in about ten years. Kids share their faith on Facebook now. Plus, it's getting a little old having TV trying to make Christianity look uncool so that it gets out of the mainstream. It would be unacceptable to treat any other religion like this on a show. Trying to discredit a religion this way is low and unworthy of intelligent atheists everywhere.

Episode grade: B-

No comments:

Post a Comment