Sunday, November 21, 2010

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 7 “Bad Girls” (B+)

I’ll admit that I know very little about the reason for Miranda Cosgrove’s celebrity status and have never followed her at all, but I am impressed that this show managed to handle her pretty well in this episode by casting her as an entitled starlet who isn’t all that bright and isn’t all that stupid at the same time. I was very pleased also to see Zach Grenier in his second appearance as the seedy and manipulative David Lee, and it’s particularly interesting to see the way he talks down to Boyd. Alicia’s concern with the peer review was intriguing as well, and it’s sometimes hard to remember that she went back to work because her husband lost his job and went to prison and that she does really need the money. I was fascinated by all the developments involving Peter, Eli, and Wendy, and it’s especially interesting to hear Eli cite his own likely untrustworthiness has his main reason for declining her offer (though I imagine he was simply not mentioning his deep loyalty and commitment to Peter). Peter turning down the offer he got to withdraw from the race was a nice moment, though the latest development in leadership at the church will likely throw yet another wrench into the uphill battle that has been the Peter Florrick campaign. It is nice, however, to see Grace looking up stuff about her father’s scandal and being able to laugh at the ridiculousness of it, all the while seeing her mother in court and being in awe.

1 comment:

Richter Scale said...

Some background info, Miranda has been seen on films such as School of Rock, and she first became popular playing the evil little sister on Drake & Josh (Nickelodeon), but she exploded when she starred on iCarly, a sitcom about a girl who starts her own web show. She's really good at comedy, has some good timing, but I was surprised to see her in a dramatic role and pulling it off. I think this show has gotten way better this season, with more interesting conflicts and the political campaigns have kept things on edge.