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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Good Wife- I Fought the Law

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What happened:  A man comes into Kalinda's place of abode, and she defeats him with a hammer. He was sent by her ex, Nick, who she also battles. They end up having sex though. And, oh yeah, he's a client of the firm. Speaking of, the firm is in financial trouble and the court appointed a trustee who tries to pit Diane and Will against each other. It doesn't work, and Will's suspension is over. The trustee gets David Lee back and tells the partners that they will have to lay off 30% of the staff. Zach has trouble with a cop who subjects people to illegal searches, but he gets off.

What we thought: This is yet another nearly flawless show that renders our ramblings unimportant. Seeing Kalinda kick that first guy's ass was pretty sweet. Seeing her fight her former husband just took it to a silly place. Obviously, that cop was a dick. We loved the Zach plot this week and that he was the one who got himself out of hot water, not his dad. We think he was totally impressed with his mom in court though. We loved Alicia's green jacket in the scene where Zach was arrested. We also love Zach's chicken cluck-sounding song and must have it. Alicia and Carey are even more fun as friends than Alicia and Kalinda. K Cheno is best in guest spots. She's perfect here. Alicia handled her well. We love how classy and smart Alicia is.

Nathan Lane is the trustee! Who doesn't love Nathan Lane? He's being a poop though. Is The Good Wife campaigning for Obama by having Grace put up a Hope poster in her room? We don't love when shows jump into politics like that. It's fun how crazy Eli gets over Peter's campaigns. How did they get in this horrible financial situation again? Maybe the trustee was right about the firm suffering under Diane's leadership. Does she not know how to handle money/hiring? Our perfect firm staff is in place. Don't ruin it, show. This premiere was quieter and more normal than most premieres, with little drama other than Kalinda's violent, sexy, and weird marriage. Still, it was good.
Episode grade: B+


  1. I just only watched the premier of this season of this show and like it enough to go back and watch it from the beginning. It seems to be more serialized than I thought. (Also, did this with Bob's Burgers...and might watch that from the beginning as well.)

    1. Nice! If you liked that, you're going to love the rest of it. There are waaaay better episodes. It IS a procedural, but there are a lot of serialized elements, like things with their family life, elections, and the firm's struggles.

      Also, it's the only legal show on TV that gets the law right.

    2. What about Suits? Also, between Suits and The Good Wife..which one do you guys like most? (Did you guy watch all seasons of both shows?) I'm only going to stick with one lawyer show.

    3. This is going to drive you nuts...I watch The Good Wife, Leeard watches Suits. I've never seen Suits, and she's never seen TGW. So we can't answer your question.

      That said, from what I know about Suits, it seems like they are completely different shows. TGW is more serious and the cases are more varied/the law is more specific. Suits is supposedly a great show too, but it's probably more commercial/easier to follow/more fun.

      So yeah, while they are both lawyer shows, they provide such a different experience that there's no reason to only pick one just because they are remotely in the same topic. Try both.

    4. Hmm...I just remembered that Suits is usually a summer show and The Good Wife is a fall/spring guess I'll watch both. I like adding more shows but I have to limit myself...didn't want to have 2 lawyer shows or w/e...unless it's a combination of Damages (which I haven't watched but does seem different from what I have seen) and The Good Wife (or Suits).

    5. Good decision. Summer shows are harder to find, so I'm probably going to get into Suits eventually as well.