The Good Wife - Season Four

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

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    ^^This. I hate what they're doing with Kalinda this season. Last year she was non existant, this year she's not even showing up to work. And what is it with Nick and food? First the 'look what we're sneaking past the censors' ice cream scene was a total :yawn" and now it's egg smearing? :rolleyes: Just crush him with a slab of groceries, toss him and his goon into the river and be done with it.

    The ending last night bothered me. Alicia's thrilled that Peter's not sleeping with his campaign workers after telling him that she doesn't care? The 'kiss' was snooze worthy. Talk about zero chemistry.

    We need Jackie back to get this show rolling again.
     
  2. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    I love everything about this show. Except the husband storyline. It just doesn't make sense in that to me, everything about this show is perfect...but this storyline has gone off the rails, over the cliff and is diving into a seemingly bottomless ocean. The buildup of this horrific being over the years had me past the edge of the seat and on the floor. I keep waiting for them to show us what struck such incredulous fear into the heart of this strong, powerful, kick-ass woman.

    Now that this guy is here, she seems more mildly bored than his presence. If Kalinda wants somebody gone...they are gone. It just doesn't make sense in how we know Kalinda and seems to be going nowhere...slowly. I also thought that this must be a boring buildup to an exciting murder scene. I'm wondering if hubby's days are numbered...

    I've also liked Nathan Lane alright. But I'm loving him on this show!! :cheer2:
     
  3. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    if this storyline doesn't get corrected, SOON, this may be what gets The Good Wife tossed into the Jumped The Shark thread. The rest of the show continues to be so fab; this one subplot is unbelievably poorly written/acted (talking about the guy, not Archie Punjabi)
     
  4. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I'd charge the jerk with abuse; and send him to prison.
    Good riddance!
     
  5. Angelskates

    Angelskates Well-Known Member

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    Really enjoyed this episode (no Kalinda's husband). Interested to see how it pans out with the blogpost and also with Jackie...
     
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  6. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    was so happy about last week's Mr Kalinda free episode...this week it looks like they're trying to do some damage control with that character. It would be better is they just shuttled him off with no notice.

    Good ep tonight, but....just how freakin' long was that straw poll celebration, anyway? :lol: I'd assumed at the end of last week that the poll results were being delivered at night, but even if it was a daytime, the main plot of the episode had to have taken at least 6 hours.

    So it looks like Maddie Hayward is jumping into the race......interesting!
     
  7. MarieM

    MarieM Grumpy Cynical Ice Dance Lover

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    I want Peter to get rid of his mom like FOREVER. Let her go pleaaaaaase !
     
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  8. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

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    I want Kalinda's husband gone too! Just seems like a waste.
    I am enjoying how Cary is very observant with Nathan Lane's character.
    Also just luv Lane and his subtle performance.
    Maura Tierney playing a devious character? Will be interesting to see.
    I Don't like Jackie but it is entertaining. just don't want her to hurt Jackie or the kids

    My memory is bad. Where was Bishops wife last night?. I remember the episode where they almost got divorced but didn't
    Did I miss an episode somewhere? Interesting if they end up saving the firm by getting all of Bishops business. He is such an interesting character and story I can not imagine the story not continuing for a long time.
     
  9. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Kalinda's husband has gotten under many's skin, so maybe the writers/producer are onto something.
     
  10. Scrufflet

    Scrufflet Active Member

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    I was one of those who felt like Kalinda's husband was a dud but I think he improved as a slimeball last night. He's getting to be a bit more believable as an obsessed guy. I love this show! I'm really enjoying Nathan Lane too.
     
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  11. znhurston

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    I wasn't impressed with the first few episodes but feel the pace of the story line is quickening and is moving in directions I did not anticipate. But the story line about Kalinda and her husband just doesn't work for me. I think the actors are superb but I don't understand the hold the husband seems to have on Kalinda. Perhaps, this will be revealed as the season progresses. Fortunately with so many other juicy plot lines evolving, the weakness in the Kalinda story line doesn't matter as much. Or at least not to me.
     
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  12. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    I'm not minding Kalinda's husband. Partly it's because I love Marc Warren ... but also because it adds an extra layer to Kalinda. And having more Kalinda screen-time is never a bad thing. Also, I'm completely certain it will be a short-term thing.

    Loved Nathan Lane, accounting detective! And loved Kary's relationship with him!
     
  13. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    I'm a latecomer to the show -- until the end of last season I'd mostly watched multiple episodes on long plane flights -- but although the husband makes me nauseous, I find it fascinating how sometimes she boldly puts him down and other times how her fear shows as she's riding a fine line that seems internal and that I can't fathom.
     
  14. *Jen*

    *Jen* Well-Known Member

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    She's dear, IIRC. After the divorce, she was found dead, the implication being that Bishop had hired a hit on her. I can't recall if this was the divorce episode or later though.

    I think it's just bad writing :lol: They don't know what to do with him. I think the husband was originally supposed to be Canadian, but someone had a thing for Marc Warren so they wrote him in and then it all fell apart...
     
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  15. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I never thought I'd say this, but when it comes to the husband storyline, added Kalinda time IS a bad thing :scream:

    Can Bishop put a hit on him? :shuffle:
     
  16. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I never thought I'd say this, but when it comes to the husband storyline, added Kalinda time IS a bad thing :scream:

    Can Bishop put a hit on him? :shuffle:
     
  17. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I recall something about Montreal...

    Of course no reason two British ex-pats can't meet and fall in love while living in Canada. Happened to one of my friends in fact!
     
  18. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Tonight's episode guest stars Brian Dennehey, Amanda Peet and Denis O'Hare [Russell Edgington on True Blood]. And of course Maura Tierney and Nathan Lane are back. :respec:
     
  19. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

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    Another amazing episode. Last wee's episode was stellar and tonight continued the trend. Loved how Alicia called Kalinda to have the 'drink of trust' at the bar. Maddie's now off her list of people to trust. Jackie and the male caretaker was :lol: - again, Alicia was right. :swoon: over Brian Dennehey in the COTW. He did his job, but you could tell he hated the client. Speaking of hated clients - will Kalinda tell Nick? Loved how Alicia and Carey were ready to dump him.

    Bromance between Cary and Nathan is pretty awesome. Another Will-lite episode. Are they building him up for something big? Or is this the season of Diane?

    Wonder how many more episodes we get Kristen Chenoweth for? Anyone know how many she'd taped before the injury on set?

    ETA - ahh, that explains the absence of Will! Josh was behind the camera! :lol:

    ETAA - and just read that this was Kristen's first episode back after being injured.
     
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  20. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    It looks like Will (Josh Charles) directed the episode tonight. I love the guests stars they bring in for this show and tonight's episode was loaded.
     
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  21. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Perhaps that explains why Will was barely in the episode :lol:

    Great ep! Oh please oh please oh please let that be the end of Mr Kalinda!! I don't even want a goodbye ep...let him fade away. Or he could be hit by a bus off camera. Anything! Just bring the old Kalinda back!

    Lurving the development with Maddie Haywood/Peter/Alicia. We need to have more tense and awkward Maura/Juliana scenes. And it was nice to see Peter getting some real fire in his eyes.

    Eli :kickass:
     
  22. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    I miss old Kalinda too. And I would love to see Elspeth again.
     
  23. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Wow. Julianna Margulies kicked ass tonight. And that was when she didn't even have dialogue!! :kickass:
     
  24. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

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    I too enjoyed the episode
    Cary & Nathan Lane! And loved how Diane knows Cary's worth.
    I believe Kristin C taped only episode when she was injured. But I read that she was coming back, so hopefully last night is that!
    Interesting with the reporters.
    I so loved how Peter was pissed that Maddie used Alicia! I think Peter does really care for Alicia and it was nice to see.
    TCOW - loved Dennehy - such a great actor and the way he looked at the bad guy after they won the case! Also Amanda Peet and the Col - very interesting dynamic. Any guest star lawyer can always show up again and could even eventually be employed by Lockhart Gardner - so maybe Peet?? The Col is too military career to probably leave but enjoyed her going around the rules.
    Jackie and Christian - too funny. She loves the attention. Smart of Alicia.
    Also loved how Alicia will do what Kalinda wants in regards to the winning bidder. Nice to see them drinking together again.
    How long is this election cycle going to be? In primary now?
     
  25. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    Gives me an idea for my mother, should she ever need an aide. She was a teacher and always liked the boys better. Thanks Alicia!
     
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    pat c Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Like what is this? He was supposed to be a cdn. He's supposed to be someone that Kalinda is so scared of that she went to the US and changed her name so he couldn't find her, and we see something that makes no continued sense at all? Bah......off with him. ;)

    I too loved how Alicia got the idea of a guy to help Jackie. :lol: And I love Nathan Lane. He's so good.
     
  27. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Last night was the best episode evah! Everyone was stellar. All of the story threads kept spinning out sparkling exchanges, tons of drama, and so many laughs. I love it. Best show on teevee. :kickass:
     
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  28. professordeb

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    When I'm old and decrepit, I want a male to take care of me -- well except for bathing :D since I seem to do better with guys than with females.
    Loving that Peter still has feelings for Alicia and wants to help protect her -- even though she may think she needs protecting. Should be an interesting race now that Maddie has put her hat into the ring. Wonder how many episodes we'll get to keep her? Lots, I'm hoping.

    Mr Kalinda can be shipped to ... hmmmmm ... the farthest corners of the earth cause I'm tired of seeing his face on my TV. The character really does nothing for any story line. He needs to be gone ASAP.
     
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  29. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    I'd sign Jackie up to deny her son has a birthmark shaped like Brazil on his penis. :rofl:
     
  30. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

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    That would be the perfect way to deal with it. Poor Eli. And it will be fun to watch what they do to Maddie(Maura Tierney)

    They are giving Cary a background (other than working on the project for folks on death row, blanking on the name). Father is a jerk, poor Cary was thinking he was ill , I do like how Cary dealt with him. Also like that Cary and Alicia are friends, and how they both see the other differently than the 1st year. Plus Diane is looking out for Cary.
    Also Alicia has another new friend - Amanda Peet. I liked how she helped her.
    David Lee - too funny. I love how Diane and Will played him and then he played Nathan Lane. Just too funny. I just love it when David Lee is on screen. Not too much, but he is so entertaining.
    Just so many things that I liked in this episode. Alicia knowing to let Will and Diane know that FMurray Abraham as asking questions.
    Christina Ricci was pretty funny too.
    Also no kids the last few episodes, which is ok (I like Zach, but Grace bleh)
    It seems like the show is hitting its stride.