The Good Wife: Season 2
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2014
After several episodes and you get into the meat of this show you realize that it's title "The Good Wife" is really tongue-in-cheek. Based on the true theme of this show, the title should be "I Can't Make Up My Mind Which Man I Want So I'll Sleep Both Of Them Wife." If this is the kind of sex soap opera entertainment you like then that's fine. But, since there's so much of this type of garbage on TV already, I prefer to watch a show that's written with interesting angles, plots, etc., and doesn't fall back on the tired old waiving sex in your face every 10 minutes, OR even worse, has worthless, brainless & redneck reality junk as a plot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 4, 2014
My husband and I enjoyed watching this series when we began with Season 1. The courtroom scenes and what went on in the background to prepare the cases was very interesting. The main focus of the Florrick family and their problems was intriguing to watch. However, as we got farther into Season 2, the deceit, the adultery, gay and lesbian scenes were not what I considered to be something I wanted to continue with, so we pulled the plug on The Good Wife.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A refreshingly pertinent look at the life of an attorney/mother AND various perspectives on marriage and the impact of two careers on that family. Julianna is FANTASTIC. She plays this role from rather a cool or uncertain perspective. ALL the players are GREAT. Chris Noth does a great job, and particularly the Middle Eastern girl (SORRY--I don't know her name)--she is sassy, smart, and someone you DEFINITELY would want on your side. This show grabs you and you can't let go ! (THIS REVIEW IS FOR SEASON ONE. 2 is not yet available.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2014
Love watching the show without commercials. Amazon streaming is better than Netflix stream. Better show selection plus Amazon carries all the season's shows not just some.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2014
a well put together show. great cast and plots. if one wants to support or partake in an immoral life of fantasy and intrigue this show is sure to please. Each episode will deaden your conscience and eliminate brain cells just a bit. pretty soon one will become even softer putty in the hands of the producers, sponsors and advertisers. guaranteed to reduce one's intelligence while making this same person feel intelligent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2014
I love this show for 3 reasons, great scripts with enough legal, personal, family issues to also be interesting, great acting, and WONDERFUL clothes, costume design.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2014
The Storyline is dragging too long. I wish we already knew who the female investigator was; her story/background. Also, Alicia's husband's campaign is not that interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2013
I like how the themes mirror real events in the news - a good touch. I like the long-term issues that are playing out in the background, issues around how to raise teenagers, how to deal with a spouse who lies.
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on May 30, 2015
I have enjoyed The Good Wife quite a bit up through the mid point of season 5 at this point. While the stories are good (both episode and long term) and the characters and their relationships diverse and interesting I am beginning to find the theme repetitive. The show is largely what I expected as I started streaming it via AmazonPrime earlier this year I would like Alicia to win just once without some sort of crap hitting the fan. She is the main character, and while enjoying overall success it all comes with a disproportionate level of bad things and while I understand that is part of the story and why she is who she is, it just needs to work out a little more frequently (once?) without all the drama. Not drama in the story to get to the win, but to win and not have it be wrapped in a bigger picture loss. I fully expect Alicia to win States Attorney (and I haven't read spoilers) but somehow have it taken away, wrapped in scandal, or lost because Peter is a jerk. Just once want to see a win be a win period, turn the page. It is getting to the point where it is making me like the show less as I'm always waiting for the other shoe to fall. Put Michael J. Fox in an episode and I already know it is going to end on a cynical note. That is to predictable. Overall i like the show, but I have a sinking feeling in my gut that it only has a season or two left in it. It provides entertainment but is very much a Hollywood show in that it is quite a bit different than real life and real court. Attorney's are universally scum, but they are all on the same side, Money, not political positions and the likes of what is portrayed on the show. Of course there are those that don't get along, but in general it is a club in which they serve their retainers and could give a rip about who they represent. There may be a few moral good people who became attorney's, I've just never met one. One thing the show depicts well is that aspect of the profession is captured as one that Alicia hates quite well.

Bottom line is it is entertaining, and since we are talking about a television show that makes it good enough as it is entertaining. It is actually more popular than I expected when I looked up the ratings. Good for the longevity of the show, but yet I didn't expect it to be quite as popular as it is based on having watched 4 years of episodes over a few months. I am at a point in the show where my opinion could change to either extreme based on how they handle this whole States Attorney storyline. I can't be writing a spoiler as season 5 has aired and I'm the one in the dark on how this plays out, but if Alicia wins and they mess it up immediately with scandal or otherwise I'm done. I've put up with the high school antics in huge legal firms through 5 seasons but if the do it to me again and get her to a point of great victory just to snatch it away then it is strike 3 and I'm done. Just as SOA was my favorite show until they wacked Tara at the end of season 6 making me HATE season 7, that will destroy my loyalty to the story as it will be one time to many of giving her something good only to dump on it. But to this point I've been entertained in a positive way and would recommend it to most.
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on November 29, 2014
The most valuable thing to me about "The Good Wife" is her character of Alicia Florick, so well conceived by creators Michelle and Robert King, so well written and directed, and so well acted by the stunningly capable Julianna Margulies. Yes, there's the Spitzer-Edwards-Clinton character, the narcissistic power-hungry prosecutor Peter Florick, handled adequately by Chris North, as well as her law firm boss and love interest Will Gardner, played charmingly by Josh Charles, as well as Alicia's enigmatic best friend Kalinda, the law firm's private investigator played by Archie Panjabi. The show is a serial featuring topical courtroom dramas starring Will and his law partner Diane, with their talented junior associate Alicia taking ever more prominent roles. In the meantime, the longer-term story arc focuses on Alicia's troubles acclimating, with her two children, to Peter's jailing for a sex scandal and corruption, his exonerating trial, his public campaign for state's attorney and his private campaign to win back his wife's loyalty.

What is most intriguing about this series is watching Julianna's face as she copes with Peter and his minions, mothers her children, and works her way up in her law firm and in the courtroom. Watching "The Good Wife" is refreshing because it's nigh onto the first time I've been able to watch a female TV character who is truly mature, subtle, smart and perceptive, while at the same time so healthfully restrained and emotionally intelligent. (Maybe that's a commentary on the way women are trivialized so much on TV and films, as emotionally melodramatic and immature.) It is just a wonderful pleasure to see how the writers keep challenging this character, and watch her cope so well, and quite humanly, with the ups and downs of her complex life, while carrying the public and private weight of being The Wronged Wife, which so many women in our culture have to bear.

Of course, I've loved courtroom dramas from as far back as "Perry Mason" not to mention political dramas, so this one is a winner for me -- since I just love watching Margulies' face in action sequences and in the quiet moments, as she reacts and then responds to her latest challenge. And all the more so because her best friend, the odd character Kalinda, is a perfect contrast with Julianna, since Kalinda practices having no expression at all, as well as most of the other women in the show who seem so emotionally predictable by comparison.

If you like emotionally intelligent and valuable women, enjoy!
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