Thursday, March 24, 2016
"The Good Wife" is becoming a bad girl.
That’s just part of it.
Grace’s maturity makes her mother’s school-girlish, over-the-top, giggly advances towards her current flame, Jason, seem even more ridiculous. Eroticism, no. Embarrassing, yes. To believe that a forty-something well-respected and professionally successful woman -- the governor’s wife, no less -- would compromise herself and her staff in order to indulge in a lewd and unnecessary scene of public sex, is not only ludicrous, it is stupid.
But that’s not all that’s stupid! The intellectually bland and boring drip of this season's scripts, filled with sex, careless decisions, betrayal of long standing friendships, and stupid, STUPID, antics of previously sensitively portrayed characters in the series, is unforgivable.
To wit: the judge who spends an entire scene on his hands and knees trying to swat ants or some kind of bugs from under the desk – while conducting a session in court; the brilliant (but quirky) female attorney who performs Yoga postures while conducting a business meeting; her former husband, another attorney played by an otherwise believable actor, who cuddles his pet pooch wherever he goes – even while pacing the hallowed halls of the Courthouse. And lastly, dear Eli, who is still standing on an upturned trash can in order to eaves-drop on hearings through the vent in the handicapped bathroom.
It is sad to see the decline of a once intellectually entertaining series that was believable and viable – and, on broadcast TV. What a wasted opportunity to be relevant!
Thank goodness for "Madame Secretary.'