This Fall season, I think everyone can agree, has not been the best for television. I sometimes wonder if my standards are too high, if I’m expecting too much, but week after week, show after show, The Good Wife leaves me nothing but awed and frothing for the next episode, and, amid all of the garbage on television at the moment and the television shows that pretend to be high quality I appreciate just how difficult something like The Good Wife is to pull off, how fantastically creative the cast and crew behind the best show on television are that they can spin plots around layered characters with such ease, episode after episode, and how special this show is.
This week revolved around a wiretap case. Alicia and her fellow employees were made to delve through hours upon hours of tedious wiretapped conversations in square, windowless, heated closets in the Feds basement. A black Muslim politician was accused of accepting donations from Islamic extremists. In return, he approved a the building of a mosque. Where lesser shows would have preached about the case of the good minority, it turns out this guy isn’t a terrorist: he’s accepting money from drug deals. He’s another type of scum altogether, but thankfully, so are Lockhart, Gardner & Bond, who get him off.
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