Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Good Wife

Make room for this show on your DVR, watch it On Demand, tape it if you still have a VCR (does anyone out there have one, am I showing my age or what). 

The Good Wife tells the story of Alicia Floorick played by Julianna Margulies.  Alicia is the wife of Peter Florrick, the State Attorney of Cook County.  During her husband's tenure as State Attorney, Alicia played part of the good wife of a politician.  A dutiful wife, she stood by him and supported even through the very public sex and corruption scandal for which Peter was found guilty and is currently imprisoned for political corruption.   To care for her family Alicia returns to the working world, her old job as a litigator, in the hopes of rebuilding her reputation and supporting her children. 

I honestly only watched The Good Wife to see my childhood friend who acted in an episode entitled Crash.  By the way dear if you are reading this I teared up for you, job well done and you look good on TV!!!!! 

Julianna as Alicia displays a quiet grace in everything she does.  Whether she is on the stand defending her client or taking care of her children, Alicia is continually with uncomfortable situations and difficult decisions that cause her to revisit her past and reopen wounds from her husband's trial and betrayal, yet Alicia stays calm and focused under pressure.  She is definitely a joy to watch.  The rest of the cast is superb, from the power hungry Cary (Matt Czuchry) to the tough as nails investigator Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) they are a delight to watch.  Oh and I must mention the clothes, where do they shop for these characters!   Dear, if you are reading this please tell me you were able to try on some of Julianna's suits when you were on the set, or at least tell me where the wardrobe is supplied. 

Clothing aside....if you are looking for an intelligent show, a place to spend an hour watching beauty under fire survive time after time, check out The Good Wife, and be sure to watch "Crash."  You won't regret it.   


Frank said...

Nice post! The Good Wife is a good show. I didn't think I would like it (there have been way too many shows about law firms, ie LA Law, Boston Legal, Ally McBeal etc.) But this show has something different. They actually admit that their job isn't to get to the truth but to defend their client! A horrible thing but at least they're honest. I wish Supernatural were OnDemand, then I could catch up on that show! But, I love watching this with you Mi corazón and Happy Vantines Day! You will soon be able to wear your garnet!

Anonymous said...

Ha! You know I'm reading- I love your blog, you're so witty! You gotta write a book or screenplay:)
Thanks so much for your kind words, but let's be honest,it's all smoke and mirrors and about 3 people in hair and make-up who are constantly grooming my afro and powdering my nose.:)Yes, Alicia's outfits are very sharp. I was admiring them as I was shooting in the most awful purple flowered skirt. So, sorry friend, I don't know where
they got her clothes but I can tell you that according to the tags on my outfits, they were designed by Daisy Fuentes- no lie!