Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 6, Episode 9 “Sticky Content” (C+)

This episode was two-pronged, hardly a surprise these days but still disappointing for a show with an ensemble like this. Cary managed not to get himself into more trouble with the law for the first time in a while, but he did endanger himself in a bold and probably not too intelligent way. It took a while to verify that the tape was in fact authentic, and then it turned out that Bishop wasn’t actually serious about wanting Cary dead. It would be nice if he was more concerned with keeping his former lawyer out of jail, since there’s really no way this ends well. As she pressed Kalinda to be more invested in their relationship, Lana seems to have screwed herself over career-wise after handing over the tape to her pushy girlfriend. Having her personal life aired out by Cary in front of her boss didn’t help matters much. What I can’t believe most is that this show finally referenced its tendency to have characters say “phoned” rather than “called,” something I noted in my review of a season two episode four years ago and have noticed many times since then. On the campaign front, it’s rather appalling to see the stupidity of the attack ads conceived of by the campaigns and the pacs. It seems like the only productive – and truly destructive – thing that came out of it was that both Peter and Alicia think that it’s a good idea to have affairs at this moment, egged on by the other’s insolence.

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