The Good Wife - Season 5

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  1. Adam Lenhardt

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    Between giving false testimony to the judge and threatening to commit outright perjury with Peter, the show's teetering perilously close to making Will an outright villain. That would be a shame, because it would make the show a lot less interesting.I loved Cary's tactic with Kalinda, and Kalinda's reaction to it. As the consummate player, she respects the game.Freeing Melissa George's character from the specter of sleeping with Peter has really focused that character. She was absolutely terrific tonight, and the fiery resolve with which she made it clear that she is a resource for the governor but not a scapegoat was very well executed.The Bruce Springsteen tie-in gave me flashbacks to The WB, which used to have promotional music tie-ins quite regularly.
     
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    Yes, Will's vindictiveness has crossed new boundaries, and one of my favorite characters has now become my least favorite.

    With all of the jury mix-ups and mania about who was who and who was sitting where, this is one of the only episodes of the series where the legal case at the center seemed a throwaway. I certainly didn't care about it at all, and that's rare that the case doesn't at least have some importance for me.
     
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    Like Kalinda, Will will get his.
     
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    Nice to see Victor Garber join the revolving pool of judges for the show.
     
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    It was funny to watch the prosecution deal with the madness.
     
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    Victor Garber's increasing frazzledness was impressive. I didn't know anything of the new Springsteen album, but was impressed, as always, by the episode's music. I also loved the abrupt cuts away from the exploding courtroom arguments to calmer scenes. Seeing Alicia lose it in front of Peter was a stressful treat. That doesn't happen on this show often.
     
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    Great news. I bailed on his sitcom after two episodes, but I love him as Louis Canning. I just hope they do a good job of making him formidable without being omnipotent.
     
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    With Alicia now in her own firm, I'll be interested to see if Canning continues trying to woo her to his office or if he'll just become another opponent for Florrick/Agos.
     
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    I hope Martha Plimpton can do a few cameo appearances. She was one of my favorite, very well written characters.
    Any news on whether this will be back for a sixth season?
     
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    No, but it's the most honored and prestigious drama series currently being aired on any of the four major broadcast networks, and its ratings aren't bad, just average. That's certainly enough for CBS to add another season to the show's syndication package.
     
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    Well, tv by the numbers gives it a toss-up right now. They give Raising Hope an "almost certain to be cancelled." So, maybe we will get more Martha Plimpton.
     
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    TV by the Numbers uses a purely mathematical approach. TVLine, which knows a lot of the key players at the broadcast networks, calls its renewal chances "a sure thing."However, they also consider "Raising Hope's" renewal chances "a long-shot." So chances are good that the "The Good Wife" will return next season and Martha Plimpton will suddenly be more available.
     
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    I agree. I don't like TV by the Numbers' approach to predicting renewal or cancellation for shows. They don't take into account the human element (reviews, acclaim, awards, network good will). TVLine does in fact get it right much more often when a show is on the bubble.
     
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    I've still got the "Hitting the Fan" episode from last October on the DVR. One of the best the series has ever done. Still fun to watch once in a while.

    That entire period where Alicia and Cary were starting up the new firm was very well done.
     
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    This may be one of the best shows ever written about technology in the service of government, good or bad. There are more wheels working, better scripted with a better understanding of technology good and bad then shows that proclaim to be about those things.

    The writers bringing in storylines about using NSA wiretaps to spin off investigation through tips and leaks is scary, and unbelievably real.

    Tonight was a tight well scripted episode that went to the wall with it's direction
     
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    It's incredibly complex and yet so brilliantly written that it's easy to keep all the various plots separate.

    This was the first noble act we've seen Will do in months. Let's see how long he holds his integrity.
     
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    The stuff with the NSA is frankly terrifying, especially knowing that it's all based on real stuff the writers are reading about in magazines and newspapers.
     
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    Maybe one of those "get a life" moments, but I'm storing this three episode arc until I get all three and can watch as a Good Wife movie. Don't want to wait a week after a cliffhanger, would prefer to just see them all as one. Not reading any posts, will touch back in a few weeks.
     
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