Monday, March 2, 2015

What I'm Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 6, Episode 13 "Dark Money" (B-)

This show was off the air for nearly two months, and I can't say that I was anticipating its return, and that's not just because there are so many shows on Sunday nights at the moment. It's mostly due to the fact that this show has lost its distinctive quality, no longer cutting edge in the right way and instead featuring forced story lines and insupportable twists. That wasn't much changed in this hour, which had three main story threads. I'm not compelled at all by Kalinda's new side job working for Bishop, and with Cary fully discharged both from the dynamic and any relevant storyline, I don't know where it will go from here. Alicia's pac is out of control, and I'm not sure how many times she and Prady can play this game without things getting really dirty on his end. Ed Asner did do a good job of playing a bigot and upsetting both candidates he was considering supporting. This is the umpteenth time that we've seen Colin Sweeney on trial for murdering a wife or something of the sort, and the only reason it was relatively entertaining was Dylan Baker's comic portrayal of an actor who bore a striking resemblance to Sweeney. I liked that Chumhum being featured in the background was the way that they figured out to force the other side to settle, a humorous reminder of one of this show's other very problematic clients, who in this case proved to be rather convenient as a solution.

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