THE GOOD WIFE “The Death Zone” Review

THE GOOD WIFE “The Death Zone” Season 3 Episode 2 – There is slick, and there is slimy, and this episode was drenched in slime. Last year The Good Wife distinguished itself with a near perfect season: the only major culprits dragging the season down from greatness were the Aaron Sorkin and Hugo Chavez derived episodes. This year, The Good Wife starts right off the bat with a cowardly, biased status quo stance on the Palestinian/Israeli crisis in the Middle East and this week the episode delves into “News of the World smear tactics” and Rupert Murdoch-esque scandals with the dumb sophistication of a mallet.

“Nothing personal but I have to rip your friend apart.” And so the episode begins with all the arrogance of an Emmy nominated show praised to the heavens for revitalizing the legal drama with none of the charm. This episode was all slick, no substance. The main plot featured a libel case against an American who suggested that a wealthy English mountain climber stepped over the dying body of a casualty and stole his oxygen. The writers tried to play American superiority fast and loose with bumbling English gentlemen, but their play failed. I’m not exactly sure what the hell happened with the case, but Lockhart and Gardner scored a win thanks to a spectacular (-ly unbelievable) 100,000+ tweets overnight thanks to Eli’s deus ex machine intervention. Read More...

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