Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 34

Thread: "The Good Wife" on CBS

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Saw the repeat showing of The Good Wife on CBS. It stars Julianna Margulies as a woman who's husband is a disgraced public offical and now she works in a law firm.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kihei -currently away at school in NY
    Posts
    734

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    And your thoughts? I couldn't get past the premise of the show. Don't care how good the cast, script etc. is. I think it sends the wrong message. At least how the ads make it out.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    No. California
    Posts
    2,556

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    if I might ask - what message do you think it's sending? I think it portrayed the wives of politicians who have been caught doing something wrong fairly accurately. Except - we are never shown any of those wives who, after public humiliation by their husbands, haul off and slap the s**t out of him!

    I wil definintely watch again.
    "Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be."
    Sydney J. Harris

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kihei -currently away at school in NY
    Posts
    734

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Maybe because it smacks of the whole Spitzer case here in NY. It just bothers me that they are showing a sleazy politician whose wife stays with him even after everything comes out - despite the slap. I don't know, I'd like to see her throw him out and her have to start over. The ads don't depict that. That's why I was asking what people thought of the show.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    No. California
    Posts
    2,556

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    It depicts her starting over - with a new job at a law firm. It pictures him in prison. It shows her having to live down her husbands reputation. It shows her kids as troubled and having problems in school.

    and what it does show is how she is moving on with her & her children's lives. It shows her as being a strong, smart, capable woman. It doesn't in any way at all depict the wife as a "oh, poor me" type of character. Just the opposite, at least in my opinion. When the husband makes a remark about how this will all go away & things will be fine again? she looks at him and states that things will never be "fine" again.

    Watch the show and see what I mean. You can probably catch the 1st show online.
    "Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be."
    Sydney J. Harris

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kihei -currently away at school in NY
    Posts
    734

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by anapuni808 View Post
    It depicts her starting over - with a new job at a law firm. It pictures him in prison. It shows her having to live down her husbands reputation. It shows her kids as troubled and having problems in school.

    and what it does show is how she is moving on with her & her children's lives. It shows her as being a strong, smart, capable woman. It doesn't in any way at all depict the wife as a "oh, poor me" type of character. Just the opposite, at least in my opinion. When the husband makes a remark about how this will all go away & things will be fine again? she looks at him and states that things will never be "fine" again.

    Watch the show and see what I mean. You can probably catch the 1st show online.
    Thanks. I will. Not what i expected at all. Watch it turn out to be my new favorite show

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    No. California
    Posts
    2,556

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    good for you! I hope you enjoy it. If the show didn't show the character as a strong woman, I wouldn't watch it again.
    "Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be."
    Sydney J. Harris

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    I came home kind of late tonight and turned on the TV around 9:12 pm or so and this series is on. I noticed that the starting cast and production credits were still flashing on during this time.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    No. California
    Posts
    2,556

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    it seems to be some sort of "gimmick" now for a series to run for a few minutes before showing the credits. it's pretty irritating to me - i'd much rather a show just....start.
    "Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be."
    Sydney J. Harris

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Miehana
    Posts
    228

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by anapuni808 View Post
    It depicts her starting over - with a new job at a law firm. It pictures him in prison. It shows her having to live down her husbands reputation. It shows her kids as troubled and having problems in school.

    and what it does show is how she is moving on with her & her children's lives. It shows her as being a strong, smart, capable woman. It doesn't in any way at all depict the wife as a "oh, poor me" type of character. Just the opposite, at least in my opinion. When the husband makes a remark about how this will all go away & things will be fine again? she looks at him and states that things will never be "fine" again.

    Watch the show and see what I mean. You can probably catch the 1st show online.
    Agree with you. She's great in this role as a strong woman, taking control of her life, and moving forward. Hope it sticks around... I liked the series she did last year (another lawyer one, I believe,) got hooked on it, and it was cancelled.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    I am kind of wondering if Alicia finding that piece of paper in the files was placed there on purpose.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Tonight's episode was a repeat from September 29th, which is kind of okay for me since I missed the beginning of that episode when it was first aired.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    I am kind of hooked on watching this series, it's part legal drama when Alicaia and Kalinda are on screen, part soap opera with story line of the husband in jail and the son trying to find evidence that the dad got framed.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Kahalu`u Stream
    Posts
    2,933

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    This is a hot, challenging series.

    Juliana is a great actress, so different from her L&O role. She 'stands by her man' even though it is obvious he's less than ideal, and even works in his favor (while denying him personal retribution).

    I love it. Realization plus +.
    Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!
    ~ ~
    Kaʻonohiʻulaʻokahōkūmiomioʻehiku
    Spreading the virus of ALOHA.
    Oh Chu. If only you could have seen what I've seen, with your eyes.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    She was never in Law & Order as a regular cast member. She was in ER for a few years, however the actor who plays her husband (Chris Noth) was in two different Law & Order series.

    Last night's episode had the son using a 5th generation iPod Nano hidden in a plant outside their front door to record who is dropping strange packages at their house. I didn't think such a unit would have the memory or the power to record 8 hours worth of video.

    Did like the case that her law firm was handling.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Tonight's episode answered the question as to who but not why video of her husband using a prostitute showed up at Alicia's door in previous episodes.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Missed the 2/2/10 episode of The Good Wife, I understand it was a new episode. Did anyone see it?

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    No. California
    Posts
    2,556

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    i missed it due to first episode of "Lost" but plan to watch this weekend via internet.
    "Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be."
    Sydney J. Harris

  19. #19

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    Missed the 2/2/10 episode of The Good Wife, I understand it was a new episode. Did anyone see it?
    Yes. I thought it was one of the better episodes. The story between Childs and Mr. Floric is covered and evolves. Alicia represents a client she cannot stand. The previews for next week's show looks even better.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    The start of this week's episode looked pretty good, the ending went by kind of fast.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Haiku & Iolekaa Valley(s)
    Posts
    1,092

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    The start of this week's episode looked pretty good, the ending went by kind of fast.
    Oh rats! I forgot to watch! I'm not used to something "regular" on TV on Tuesdays.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    No. California
    Posts
    2,556

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    You can watch missed episodes online
    "Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be."
    Sydney J. Harris

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    The series finale aired last week and tonight's episode that was aired is the pilot episode. Suspect more repeats to be aired between now and the fall season, which is good because I missed some episodes due to watching another series on another network.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Interesting episode with a murder case going to military court and a minor fade to black cliffhanger.

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    10,240

    Default Re: "The Good Wife" on CBS

    Interesting episode with the court case that Lockhart Gardener and Bond is handling and with Alicia's brother.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •