Wednesday, June 11, 2014

the good wife

I don’t think it’s possible for a television show to be any better than the courtroom drama “The Good Wife,” on CBS. It’s not simply that, scene to scene, the series is entertaining and intelligent; in the course of five seasons, “The Good Wife” has become profound. The fundamentals haven’t changed: most episodes still revolve around a single case (a murder, a class action, a corporate merger), and there are still lots of lawyers shouting, “Objection!” But the atmosphere in which all this happens has become meditative, even existential. Increasingly, as the characters argue, plot, and struggle, they wonder, What’s the point?

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