The Good Wife Season 5 Review “The Next Day”

Whenever a show has a watershed moment, the question inevitably comes: What now? Fresh off of taking a flame thrower to their status quo, The Good Wife is faced with that question. If tonight’s episode is any indication, it is going to get quite testy.

I’m not certain what viewers are supposed to take from this squabble. Typically, there is a right side and a wrong side whenever conflict occurs between two groups. Either something has happened to give us a clearly delineated black hat, or the answer is so clear it’s only matter of time before everyone realizes what it is, and everyone makes up. Very rarely (especially on network television) do you see a show attempt to tackle a nuanced issue that doesn’t have a clear right side. Ultimately, viewers of the show are going to have to choose sides. It’s what everyone does when conflict arises. Unless nobody really cares, television viewers are rarely Switzerland. They join a side and ride it out until the end. Just ask all the people still riding for Walter White.



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