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This was pretty intense. Lots of intellectual/philosophical/psychological layers. Probably some plot holes, but the artistry and storyline served as sufficient distraction. Best of all, this movie *****SPOILER ALERT***** introduces the concept of "disco non sequitur" as comic relief. Excellent performance + brilliant timing.
I read a review of this show in which the witty repartee was compared to that of Heathers. This set my expectations sky-high, and thus I was disappointed. Still, I watched the entire season. While the dialogue wasn't amazing, I am super impressed by the lead actress's versatility! Playing numerous clone characters is a tall order, and she delivers brilliantly.
My favorite season of my favorite series of all time, so of course this is my first RT TV review? a random assortment of highlights (SPOILERS, OBV.): 1) Meadow's slow pivot from whiny teenager to party-line Mafiosa; 2) "Every Breath You Take" mixed with the Peter Gunn theme in the wiretap episode; 3) Jackie Jr. (not) learning to play chess while waiting for the real-life game to catch up with him; 4) the advent of Ralphie, one of the most interestingly vile characters on the show; 5) Tony's relationship with Gloria takes a dark but familiar turn as Chris and Paulie almost die in the wilds of New Jersey ? the perfect juxtaposition of emotional and physical danger. I could watch this season a dozen times and find some something new to love for each replay. Genius stuff, this.
The thing I like about The Good Wife is that Alicia Florrick comes across as, above all, a top-notch lawyer and a great mom. That's baseline, and portrayed as no big deal. She isn't these things *in spite of* her husband being a skeezeball douchebag, and her husband's douchiness is pretty much a side story line. In other words, this show doesn't fall prey to the usual annoying dramas that plague shows about women ? it shows a person who's very matter-of-factly doing an awesome job at life.
I've been re-watching this show now that it's on Netflix, and I have a new appreciation for it. It's a little twee for my taste, which can be grating, but that's far outweighed by the genius depiction of the complexity of human relationships. It's the only show I can think of that illustrates in long story arcs how it's possible to love and hate the same person, either alternately or at the same time, and that this is pretty normal and we're capable of adapting to change. The Paris/Rory dynamic is a good example, as is Lorelai + Emily's relationship. Five stars for not over-simplifying!