Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 6, Episode 3 “Dear God” (C)

Alicia rolled her eyes a whole lot in this episode, and I found myself doing the same thing. I’ve grown very tired of this show’s antics, no longer finding its often comical portrayal of the law endearing. Watching the lawyers hash it out in court and then move to another setting where they all had to try to twist biblical verses into legal arguments while their clients got up from the table to settle their dispute in a more human manner didn’t do much other than to prove the futility of what they’re doing. Having Alicia and Diane meet with Cary’s pretrial services officer to be questioned with informative little flashbacks interspersed didn’t do a great job of summarizing Cary’s time on the outside, and it’s a wonder that Linda Lavin’s Joy Grubick took pity on him and convinced the judge to uphold his bail since he seemed fully guilty of having Kalinda get rid of the key witness against him and other grievous misdeeds. Everything about Alicia’s supposed non-campaign is completely forced, particularly her running into Gloria Steinem at an event for Peter and having her specifically tell her that she should run. Castro is a cartoonish villain, talking about Alicia’s lover being gunned down in court, and that comment hardly seems like a fitting reason for Alicia to run. This show has embraced its comedic nature far too much, and there’s not enough compelling drama left over to make it worthwhile anymore, a trend I hope will be reversed in a big way over the course of this season.

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