The Good Wife: The Line

E: I won’t lie to you.  As with last year’s NSA wiretapping, this is the kind of plot line that makes my innards rise up and choke me from inside my throat.  The little guy at the mercy of an uncaring system, intent on eating him alive. Cary, his eyes haunted, pale and alone in prison.  Cary, unjustly accused, ground up between the State’s Attorney and Lemond Bishop.  Cary, holding his bloody hand.

I’m impressed, Kings.  If you wanted to get me behind the idea that we need an ethical State’s Attorney to counter Castro’s machinations?  The bile I can taste in my mouth says you hit on a better bid to change my mind than I could ever have imagined. Now, I still think the idea itself is flawed – considering what Alicia’s been willing to do as a defense attorney, we have no evidence to suggest that she would be a much more ethical State’s Attorney than Castro – but who knows how overwhelming the need to get Castro out of office will become?  Or maybe it’s about Alicia.  Maybe I’m just willing to welcome anything that this point that might wake her up?

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2014 Fall Television Preview: Friday and Saturday

M: Welcome, one and all, to the last day of the Quibbling Siblings 2014 Fall Preview! For those of you who haven’t been following along, we’ve been quibbling even more than usual, mostly because I’m irritable and cranky. Or because my sisters intentionally bait me. The links are below, you make the call!

C: It’s definitely the former. And since Friday and Saturday are the oddball days of television, expect some more extreme opinions below!

E: It’s absolutely the former.

M: Obviously.

E: We would never ever tease or bait you.  And as always, if we haven’t included something that you watch or were thinking about watching, please leave a comment and let us know why we’re missing the boat! Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:

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2014 Fall Television Preview: Thursday

E: Thursday is starting to look like the day I catch up with everything that’s overloading my DVR.  Not a lot of Must See TV for me!

M: What a change that is from the past, when Thursday was far and away the biggest and most crowded night of television.

C: That’s probably Sundays these days, or maybe Tuesday, depending on the demographic. But with Big Bang Theory on another night for now and Parks & Rec on hold until mid-season (augghhh!), my Thursday nights are looking curiously free.

E: As always, if we haven’t included something that you watch or were thinking about watching, please leave a comment and let us know why we’re missing the boat! Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:

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TV Review: Scorpion

E: I’m not going to say that I was let down by Scorpion, exactly, but I definitely hoped for better.

M: Honestly, it was about what I expected it to be, and I enjoyed it.

E: So did Mr. E.

M: And Mrs M!

E: I’m not sold, though.

M: Okay, let’s dig in.  What didn’t you like?  Because even though I liked it, I had a lot of quibbles, too.

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TV Review: Gotham pilot

E: As we discussed, M, Gotham is one of the new shows – if not the new show – I’ve been most excited about seeing. Dark! Atmospheric! A Batman prequel!

M: Yes, we were both very excited for this new look into the Bruce Wayne’s wonder years. What did you think of the premiere?

E: Oddly enough, I think our sister C might have been right in our Fall Preview. I might not be able to enjoy watching Gotham City fall into even greater depths of crime than those to which its already sunk. I mean, it’s already pretty damn seedy. Thinking it’s going to get worse when the super villains come to their own? YIKES.

M: I don’t know, I thought that they kept the tone of Batman Begins. I don’t think that it’s going to be significantly “darker”, just that the criminals will be more colorful.

E: Maybe. That bloodspatter was certainly colorful!

M: Well, yeah, that was a bit much.

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2014 Fall Television Preview: Wednesday

C: Believe it or not, we’re already half way through the previews.

M: With all the shows on Sunday, and the weak spattering on Friday and Saturday, I think we’re well past half, actually.

E: And as always, if we haven’t included something that you watch or were thinking about watching, please leave a comment and let us know why we’re missing the boat! Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:

  • Titles in blue are new this season
  • Each * means one Quibbling Sibling will be tuning in
  • Click for Sunday‘s post, Monday’s and last but not least, Tuesday’s.

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2014 Fall Television Preview: Tuesday

And as always, if we haven’t included something that you watch or were thinking about watching, please leave a comment and let us know why we’re missing the boat! Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:

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