Sunday, February 20, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 14 “Net Worth” (B+)

I have to object slightly to the use of such a ripped-from-the-headlines story as Facebook, especially because, in this universe, it’s just a copycat case where “The Social Network” was actually made, though I’m willing to let it slide because Will and Diane seem to have so much scoring a victory over their rather obnoxious opponents. It was fun to see Alicia on the road failing to adequately relax and being tormented by her brother, who rightly pointed out the discrepancy between what he would want her to do and what she would do. Another twosome with intense chemistry of a mischievous sort finally came face-to-face, and while you’d have expected Blake to walk out of there victorious given the way he was talking down to Kalinda and telling her what he’d uncovered, she wasn’t prepared to let him go without fiercely wounding him physically. For a show on a broadcast network, this episode definitely pushed the boundaries, as Kalinda managed to effortlessly seduce not one but two associates, and that’s not even counting Cary, who has her back even if he’s not prepared to talk about it out in the open. It’s always a treat to see Jill Flint back as Lana Delaney, and it really is such a different role than the one she currently plays on “Royal Pains.” The best in show award for this episode, of course, goes to last year’s Emmy winner Archie Panjabi, who has much more screen time than usual and does a magnificent job in all of her scenes.

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