The Good Wife: Oppo Research

E:  Well.  Sigh.  It’s hard to know what to say, isn’t it?  Except that a lot of that made me angry sick, both at the characters and at the writers.  God knows there was enough of it – even without a case of the week we just got buried with new information and lots of talk, talk, talk – but it’s all just fodder for the Ego Express.

I feel like by hoping she quits I’m encouraging Alicia to be a lesser person, caving under an avalanche of dirty tricks. – except I also feel like she is a lesser person than I thought she was.  I like politics, but I didn’t enjoy this all political episode at all.

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Mini-reviews: A to Z, Forever, and How To Get Away With Murder

E: Now that I’ve had enough time to watch multiple episodes and get a real feel for new shows, I thought I’d share my thoughts on what I’ve been watching.  Perhaps later I’ll rant about the mysterious dearth of humor on Castle (did he get a personality transplant? I’ve counted 1 attempt at a joke in the new season), or my new interest in The Big Bang Theory, but for now, it’s all about the newbies.  Continue reading

The Good Wife: Dear God

E: Are any fans out there on board with this campaign plan?  I have yet to talk to one, so I’m wondering.

Here’s my deal with it.  The writing staff has done an excellent job convincing me that the almost ridiculously malevolent Castro should not be State’s Attorney. No one needed to convince me that having a woman or person of color in this job would be a welcome change.  But if they wanted me to want Alicia to run, they shouldn’t have given her a law firm to abandon.  She could have left Lockhart/Gardner to do this, and I’d have been a lot more sanguine about it, even though her closet fairly bursts with skeletons and I’m not sure she’d be any more content in the job.  Now it feels like she’s running away from her responsibilities, flattered by the attention, and that she’s flitting from one project to another, looking for the blue bird of happiness without any concern for the people she lets down along the way.

And I suppose I see why (because it undercuts the pigheaded desire to have Alicia run for office) but it annoys me to no end that everyone’s conveniently forgetting about the long time ASA who does fit all the criteria put out and would want the job – Geneva Pine.

But maybe that’s just me.

Let’s talk about the rest of what happened this week, shall we?

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October 2014 Movie Preview

E: Long a mixed bag of horror flicks and more serious fare, October bursts out of the gates with a major box office and Oscar contender.

M: And, to hold form, a creepy horror flick.

E: This October teems with movies I feel like I ought to see and movies I really, really don’t want to see.  Unfortunately, some releases fit into both categories.

M: And we’ve added a new feature this month. Click the title of the movie to link to the trailer for it.

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The Good Wife: Trust Issues

E:  Trust Issues: everything you want out of The Good Wife that you never guessed you might get.  Half-naked homeless men!  Lorraine Joy!  Taye Diggs!  Hugging!  Everything is unmoored, and I’m loving that weightless feeling.  Where are our characters going to land?  Who’ll be here when they do?  What kind of people will they be when it’s over?

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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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