I loved it until the end of the first season, then I lost interest within an ep or two. Maybe I should just try the second.
The second has Eli. Eli!!! So there's that.
Hmmm . . . will see if it's up on Netflix.
I love love love this show. I watched the first episode without hearing anything about it from anyone, and kept watching. Nowadays I have a "Season-pass" on iTunes, which means that people with televisions watch Sunday nights and I watch Mondays.
Other things I like, that it has in common with The Wire and other favourites of mine:
- People come back. You think they are cameo appearances and one-offs, and they aren't.
- People whom I didn't like at first, the more I see of them the more I appreciate them being themselves, and sometimes changing.
- Strong women.
- Hot women.
- Who are the same people.
- Believable teenage kids who aren't smartasses.
I'm glad to see this, because I've avoided the show like the plague just because the title irked me so badly. Maybe I'll check it out now. But damn, that's a really unfortunate title.
By now, the title is clearly more complicated than it seemed at first.
I adore The Good Wife. Eli is my favorite!!
I don't generally watch TV, but this makes me want to watch the show. (On Netflix. Because I don't have a TV that receives anything other than the DVD.) FWIW, I have seen the ads and assumed from the start that the title was ironic.
I got hooked on this while I was in Costa Rica. And I'm still liking the show, even if their law firm seems to take on a ludicrous variety of high-profile, high-stakes, cases. On paper, this does not sound like a show I would like, but in practice... well, as you put it, this show makes its case well.
I think my favorite relationship is the one between Alicia and Kalinda. Oh yes, and Michael J. Fox.
This week's episode was a little silly, but I loved the kicker, "At my firm people always go home on time to spend it with their families."
What makes Alicia's firm so great, anyway, they've definitely thrown in enough ethical quandries to no longer make her cases solely the 'good' ones.
Also: Eli. And cheese. That was pretty funny.
I've only seen through the end of S2, but I will look forward to Eli and cheese when the S3 DVDs come out.
See! See! I tell everybody how good it is, but they hear the name and the basic premise and then they dismiss it. And that is such a shame, because it is seriously one of the best damn things on television.
Also, Eli, oh, he is my favourite. And as you say, I love his flaws. Sometimes I love him best when he's getting it so very wrong. I love them all that way. The writing is SO GOOD.
Tim can verify that I have been known to howl, "Eli, nooooo!" fairly happily.
We like it a lot and watch it weekly.
1. I do not believe the Kalinda character. She is the most TV character of them all.
2. For defense attorneys, they defend far too many innocent people and win far too often. On the other hand, recent plot points are moving toward working on that issue.
3. I'm glad they moved past making sure EVERY case was about some kind of case dealing with marital dynamics. It was a good thread initially, and I'm impressed they shifted slightly before it became overly forced.
Agree totally. It's my favorite thing on TV right now. Wait til you catch up to now, with much more of the very excellent, truly love-to-hate him morally complex Louis Canning (Michael J Fox).
Edited at 2011-12-10 04:03 pm (UTC)
There was a bit in S2 where I felt like the writers had just written a love song to Michael J. Fox as a talented disabled actor and put it right there on the screen. I was delighted.