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The Good Wife

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Rich, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Oct 7, 2009 #1 of 47
    Rich

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    Watched two episodes of The Good Wife last night. Wow! Good show. Good cast, good scripts, really enjoyed it. Can't think of one bad thing to say about it. Glad to see Julianna Margulies finally got her eyebrows under control. :lol:

    Rich
     
  2. Oct 7, 2009 #2 of 47
    Nick

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    Excellent drama! A Leno killer.

    I have it down for the season --kudos CBS!

    BTW, JM is hot, eyebrows or not!
     
  3. Oct 7, 2009 #3 of 47
    Rich

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    First time I saw her (or noticed her) was in a Homicide episode. And the first thing I noticed about her were the caterpillar eyebrows. I'm surprised it took so long to get them thinned out.

    I think, for the most part, the eyes are the first thing people notice about people and the eyebrows are pretty close to the eyes.

    But you're right, she is and has been a hottie.

    Rich
     
  4. Oct 8, 2009 #4 of 47
    phrelin

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    CBS has ordered a full-season of this show because of high ratings according to this story today.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2009 #5 of 47
    Nick

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    She had me at "Hello". :sure:
     
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    You guys have piqued my interest. Will give it a look see.......... :)
     
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    Do that. It's a really good show.

    Rich
     
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    Hate to be negative, but after having watched three episodes so far, I think the show is just "OK". She's always good, but I don't find either the plots or the other characters very interesting. I actually think Shark was better-written, and that show didn't last.

    I find it especially frustrating that Canterbury's Law starring the same Juliana Margulies was manhandled the way it was by Fox last year. They couldn't seem to find the right time slot for it and killed after 8 episodes, IIRC. I thought that show's cast and writers were top-notch. I'd take it over Good Wife any day of the week. Just my .02.
     
  9. phrelin

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    we agree with you on that. But we like this show OK. Apparently so do others, as its retaining 87% of the "NCIS:LA" viewers the past two weeks whereas "The Forgotten" can only retain 60% of "Dancing with the Stars" and "Leno" only retained 54% of "Biggest Loser." Since there is only 57% of the audience left at 10 pm CBS should be very happy with "The Good Wife" which also leads in the demo.
     
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    This has quickly become one of our family favorites. Interesting cast and good story lines.

    John
     
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    Does anyone else think the writing for this show has gone downhill since the split occurred? What IMHO was once a pretty good hour of drama has become a show featuring silly acts of revenge by both sides.
     
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    Ah, the ten pm Leno. Almost forgotten about that placement.

    Only NBC can kill Leno!

    As to writing, I stopped watching eons ago, so cannot comment.
     
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    My wife, who has consistently insisted on watching this show first when it appears in the list of recordings, is now quite unhappy with the direction the show has taken. Hopefully there will be some redeeming future episode that will turn a corner.
     
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    GW has gone from lofty ideals to petty, but mean-spirited discord. I'll still watch if only 'cuz Archie Panjabi is so effing hot!
     
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    That is surprising (that folks see a downward trend). The critics and reviewers say the opposite; that it has reached heights this season never seen before dramatically. It is also the darling of the casting community. They have so many great guest stars because everyone wants to be on the show or associated with the show, not something normally found on a show with so-so ratings. I guess when you break pattern and go a different direction it will impress some, and make others unhappy.

    Also a bit surprising is the level of quality from a writing team that is sort of a rookie team in that I don't think they fronted a major show before. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop--the inevitable CBS pilot from them that dilutes the quality of this show by stretching their talents too far (Ahem! Chris Carter Ahem!). But happily, that has not yet happened. About the worst you could say is that they have no clue when trying to write for the younger actors on the show (Alicia's kids) and the world they live in.

    I really can't comment on this season because I am about 11 eps behind. But I am willing to aver that not only do I consider this the best drama on television by far, I consider it the best drama on television, ever.

    JM is sort of up there in the top shelf category herself, I really can't even think of a more-attractive woman than her. Her face is unusual (and the rest is pretty perfect) but that seems to work in her favor; she's not cookie-cutter hot, she is unique enough looking to expand the boundaries of what is hot and actually redefine what is hot, and the best ones always are capable of that. Possibly the best legs I've ever seen, also. She also had the ability to turn down a 6-mil deal for returning to ER, and still come out on top. Canterbury Law fizzled, but due to weak writing and weak character development, two things few of us miss when gone. I still was there for every ep. Why? JM, of course.
     
  16. Rich

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    Yeah, I do like exotic women.

    Rich
     
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    I think this story line is ridiculous as well. It is a back and forth, top each other's back stabbing that makes them all look amazingly immature.
     
  18. Rich

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    The more money you make, the higher you go, you see stuff like this in real life. Only in real life it's timeline is longer. They pack a lot of stuff into an hour. Nature of the beast.

    Rich
     
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    Gee, I can't imagine in real life any attorneys being so unscrupulous.... :sure:
     
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    Is TGW one of those "watch from the very beginning" shows? I've really considered starting from the beginning and seeing what the hype is.
     
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