Top 35 Shows of 2013: No 14 The Good Wife

It’s kind of weird. Everything’s ending. Beginning, too

Watching a 100 episodes in just over a month is certainly one way to fall under the spell of The Good Wife and I have fallen pretty hard. There are always a couple of shows I have my watch list just waiting for the right time and after all the praise S5 of the show was getting I had to check out what the fuss was all about.

When The Good Wife is on top of its game it is such a pleasure to watch, some of the best episodes are when events are moving at breakneck speed, the characters all scrambling to beat one and other – sometimes it is to save a client from death row, other times its to bet out a rival law firm.

Without doubt though the decision to make Alicia and Cary leave Lockhart & Gardner to start their own practice has been such a creative boost to the show. Five years in and it is having its best season yet by making former lovers Will and Alicia square off against each other every week. I’ve never been a huge fan of the Will/Alicia love story but as bitter rivals they are amazing to watch.

The Good Wife is not the kind of show I usually watch but its way above its network rivals because of its attention to characters, its ability to shake things up and the superb acting.

Favourite episodes: Outside the Bubble / Hitting The Fan

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