Saturday, February 5, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 12 “Silly Season” (B+)

It’s hard to find a television relationship as fascinating as that between Cary and Kalinda. Especially given Kalinda’s close friendship with Cary’s arch-nemesis Alicia and her generally steely, unfriendly attitude, it’s very intriguing to see Cary become so concerned when he learns that Kalinda is being investigated, going so far as to warn her and only agreeing to testify against her because he knows his job is at risk. On a much lighter note, it was absolutely hilarious to see Will and Diane try to choreograph a staged argument, and I’m interested to see what’s going to happen with all these characters once one of the partners actually goes. It will probably be Bond given his recurring presence on the show as compared with Will and Diane, both of whom are central regulars. The campaign stuff in this episode was truly strong, and it’s mesmerizing to watch Eli operate, particularly in his takedown of his latest “enemy.” Peter and Alicia sitting down to talk with Zach made for a terrific scene, and I’m glad that Peter is taking a more active role in the kind of things that Alicia has had to mostly deal with by herself recently. This show manages to have such excellent dynamics between its major players that it’s not even important for the case of the week to take center stage. And this episode doesn’t even begin to address what’s going on between Alicia and Will, making it absolutely necessary to revisit the series in the coming weeks as it’s sure to be explored again soon.

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