There’s a broad consensus among critics that the final series of The Good Wife was weak, but not everyone agrees about why (or whether that slap was justified). Brian Moylan for The Guardian: Though [Alicia and Diane’s] final confrontation was dramatic, it boiled their relationship down to two women fighting over their husbands. Both women (and, byContinue reading “The Good Wife: What the critics said (and why they’e wrong)”
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Reflections on The Good Wife: Alicia Florrick, like Walter White, was no hero
We might have started out on Alicia’s side, but as the show went on her ruthlessness and sense of entitlement became more and more pronounced.
The Good Wife: Season seven, episode twenty-two: End
What an ending! The writers tested my faith right up until the final seconds – and there was plenty of nonsense to endure first – but they absolutely delivered in the end.
The Good Wife: Season seven, episode twenty-one: Verdict
A no-holds-barred trial prep session pits Alicia against Peter to satisfying dramatic effect, but the rest of the episode is a bit of a mish-mash.
The Good Wife: Season seven, episode twenty: Party
Howard and Jackie’s engagement party is a very obvious device to bring loads of characters together and tie up some loose ends. Alicia and Jason’s relationship reaches new level of eye-roll.
The Good Wife: Season seven, episode nineteen: Landing
A welcome return for our Snowden-like friend Dellinger ties up the NSA drama neatly, and Alicia stands by her man (for reasons I can’t really fathom) when he’s finally arrested.
The Good Wife: Season seven, episode eighteen: Unmanned
Peter finds out about Jalicia and blows a gasket, so Alicia demands a divorce. Cary bids a scunnered farewell after all the tedious shenanigans at the firm come to a head.
The Good Wife: Season seven, episode seventeen: Shoot
Alicia’s behaviour was so obnoxious and entitled this week that I almost wished she would balls up Grace’s academic future. It’s almost as if the writers are deliberately trying to provoke me.
The Good Wife: Season seven, episode sixteen: Hearing
Alicia and Jason’s romance is frankly just gross, but thankfully Veronica and Owen gatecrash their Sunday sesh. Meanwhile, boring things rumble on.
The Good Wife: Season seven, episode fifteen: Targets
After a few lacklustre episode there was lots to enjoy in this one – not least the return of Elsbeth Tascioni – but I’m still very, very confused.