Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 4, Episode 7 of CBS' "The Good Wife," titled "Anatomy of a Joke."
"The Good Wife" introduced the world to Therese Dodd (Cristina Ricci), one very obnoxious comedienne in "Anatomy of a Joke." However, the episode should really have been titled "Anatomy of a Filler" because for as many storylines the episode had, not a lot of anything happened.
Christina Ricci turned in a fine performance as Therese -- I was pretty annoyed by her, but came around -- but there was more slight story progress than interesting material.
The main case: Therese went on a late night talk show, took off her top and performed a breast exam. On live TV -- though no actual late night talk shows film live. The network decided to sue her for damages, but agreed to drop the case if she helped sway the FCC. She agrees, but her potty mouth can't be contained and the network doesn't get its way. However, thanks to a sly Alicia, Lockhart/Gardner was able to prove that the network never really suffered damages, it in fact benefited. Read More...