THE GOOD WIFE “Ham Sandwich” Review

THE GOOD WIFE "Ham Sandwich" Season 2 Episode 17 – This is the perfect example of why I love television. This is a show which is fast paced, smart, engaging, witty, funny, sad, scary in EVERY SINGLE EPISODE. In an age where the best television shows are trumping the best movies, The Good Wife is one of the best television dramas out there.

The case of the week tied in nicely with the main storyline involving Kalinda (oh, we’ll get to that!). The kingpin drug dealer Lemond Bishop’s wife was seeking a divorce. I never warmed to Bishop as a villain, hoping that the writers would give him the devious material needed to form an emotional…maybe bond is the wrong word. Respect? Form an emotional respect for the psycho villain? Perhaps. Well anyways, Bond never garnered respect as a major villain (he never got the material to do so), but in one fell swoop Lemond Bishop is turning into a truly dirty bastard. When his wife’s lawyer accused him of murdering her (this episode featured some excellent guest roles from The Wire alumni, from Bishop’s financial…eh…manager JD Williams to Bishop’s wife’s lawyer Pablo Shreiber) his cold hearted, evil smirk-merely scenes after his lovely son’s testimony melted all of our hearts-elevated him instantly into Big Baddie territory. Bishop has been kept mostly in the distant background. I sincerely hope thisepisode is the beginning of moving him closer to the front. Read More...


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