My Femme Friendly Club is full of mature feminine Entertainment, it may not be fashionable (much to my sadness) but it can make you feel empowered and mature. More of it please.
Crime dramas aren’t the sort of shows sought out by the young at heart or in fact the young. But The Good Wife offers one of the most stoic images of the modern woman and is an empowering character, we can only hope some young viewers stumble across it in this Post-Twilight world.
The first series of The Good Wife was left on a cliff hanger and every fan of the show was hankering for more. The gripping drama is a new take on law and politics: from the point of view of a political wife, forced back to work as a lawyer after her Politician husband’s scandal and accusations of corruption. The weekly trials continue to add controversy to the plot and they ramp up the suspense by getting in the way of the personal lives of the characters.
The second series was surprisingly well set up, even better than expected, by the first series as new revelations are pieced together. Although each series sees a new case for the law firm Lockhart and Gardener where Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) now works. These cases continue to have surprising and unpredictable outcomes, with grey moral areas seeping into every plot and character.
All the characters of The Good Wife are flawed but they are also lovable, even when their interests don’t match each other’s. The love triangle of Alicia Florrick, her husband Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) and her boss and ex-beau Will Gardner (Josh Charles) constantly leaves you guessing and keeps you watching. Often the audience don’t know whose side they are on either, which is an achievement of the show.
The supporting cast of Matt Czuchry as Cary Agos, Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma and Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart create a colourful backdrop of suspense and conflict in the world of law and politics. As Cary continues to be an adversary in Alicia’s career, his character becomes more complex and likable in his new role. Kalinda is a woman of mystery and intrigue from the outset, this impression is only deepened with time. Finally Diane’s conflict in the firm takes fascinating turns.
As an interesting and new take on law and politics The Good Wife successfully achieves depicting both social forces and creating a human element. Although the show is frustrating at times, as you will the characters to communicate more openly, it is a reason to tune in week after week. The Good Wife is definitely a top show in 2011 and worth a watch for men and women.