10 thoughts on “How About The Good Wife?”

  1. Carle, when I saw the bombshell strike, I thought of you and wondered if you were as floored as I was. Looking at last week’s episode, however, I have to say that all the reminiscences were designed to soften us up. Now the entire dynamic of the series changes, and it’ll be interesting to see how.
    I guess this shows that network series still have story tricks up their sleeves, and aren’t leaving the field entirely to AMC, etc.

  2. Funny, I thought about you too. What I love about The Good Wife is that nothing is one way or another — people change, situations change, the social ground is in constant motion. The Good Wife also has a knack of recognizing our higher selves — I loved how Dianne and Kalinda’s first concern was Alicia.

    I still feel sorry for them over the loss of Tony Scott. I notice his name is down now, has been for a while now. Life ain’t fair.

    I also thought: Silas! Put that gun down! (Don’t know if you’ve watched Weeds or not.)

  3. I watched “Weeds” for the first season and a half, and then just got bored. Mary Louise Parker could only take me so far.

  4. Now I need to get an iced cappuccino. Before I go, here’s this from co-creators Robert and Michelle King: “Finally, we chose the tragic route for Will’s send-off for personal reasons. We’ve all experienced the sudden death of a loved one in our lives. It’s terrifying how a perfectly normal and sunny day can suddenly explode with tragedy. Television, in our opinion, doesn’t deal with this enough: the irredeemability of death. Your last time with the loved one will always remain your last time. The Good Wife is a show about human behavior and emotion, and death, as sad and unfair as it can be, is a part of the human experience that we want to share.”

  5. That’s as good a reason as any, and perhaps a reflection of the loss of Tony Scott. Props for them for dealing with serious issues in a very adult way.

  6. I thought of Carle, too. And I woke up with that sorrow as if a beloved Premier had died while in office. Judging from the previews, Will’s absence seriously changes the dynamic, as Barb said – Rather than two Alpha males vying for Alicia and vice versa, now maybe everyone becomes untethered…no balance there for Peter’s character, vacuum filled by wimpy or scheming men while the women are overcome by their feelings of emptiness and loss. It’ll be chaos and thrilling to watch, but it sucks Will’s gone and hard to imagine the show can maintain its present greatness :(

  7. I always saw Will and Dianne as the alpha people — or their relationship makes them one big alpha unit, with Alicia having alpha potential, on her own and with either/both Will and Dianne.

    I love how they portray complicity and intimacy among all the characters. To me, that’s the core of the show — so much harder to do than conflict.

    Pfft. Peter’s nothing. Greasy windbag.

  8. Will & Dianne: Alpha Law; Will & Peter: broadcast TV Alpha Studs. No one wanted Peter to win in the end, but Alicia’s thing with Will sort of kept him, as Alicia’s husband, sympathetic. Now that tension is gone and yeah, in our post-Will angst, we can regard Peter as nothing but a prick, even tho he seems to be a pretty decent Democratic Governor.

  9. Week two post Will…

    Well that made me cry my eyes out. Of course you fall in love again with a person who has just died. Of course Will’s death pitches everyone out of their egos and on to that higher plane where love (and hate) resides. Well done Good Wife!

    Way too soon for a new ASA love interest (?) though. I’m not ready.

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