The Good Wife “Bitcoin For Dummies” Review

If this episode made me realize anything, it’s just how valuable a character Kalinda is. The past few episodes of The Good Wife have been good, but she’s been stuck in the background, surfacing only to do some of the grunt work that allows the lawyers of Lockhart/Gardner to get from point A to point B in a case. Here, she was featured in the episode in a major way and you felt it. The show had changed.

Whenever she’s given a storyline with any weight to it, the show is cooler. It’s got this natural mystery and suspense to it that can’t be faked or produced conciously, but is just natural. I don’t know how Archie Panjabi does it, but she’s got smoldering chemistry not only with everything on two legs and/or with a head, but with the camera. She exudes this strong sensuality which defies defination and brings the showfrom an A-minus procedural to just about the best thing on television. Never has the term "scene-stealer" been applied to a character more than it has to Kalinda. I mean seriously, even considering what she did in this episode, had it been any other actress then it could have been a terribly dull sequence: her main objective in this episode is figuring out who is the mastermind behind bitcoin, an online currency starring Jason Biggs, or something. She spends a lot of her time at a computer nerd conference, chitchatting with hot girls in bathrooms and getting googly eyes from some Chinese econo-physicist thingy. It had no right working. And yet it did. Read More... 


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