"On TV there is almost always a tip-off to a big death. TV deaths typically arrive in a frenzy of tells and tears, along with deathbed confessions and last words, near saves, a personal tie to the murderer. But not here. As Michelle and Robert King, The Good Wife’s creators, put it, “Television, in our opinion, doesn’t deal with this enough: the irredeemability of death. Your last time with the loved one will always remain your last time.” Will thought he had all the time in the world and so did everyone else, and they were all wrong."

Good Wife spoiler: “Dramatics, Your Honor” shocking twist was unlike any other show’s.

"The Good Wife is a grown-up show, and our relationship with Will was grown up: he could be charming, admirably dogged, but also something of a cold jerk sometimes. Charles had to make him the kind of guy we would want to see beat corruption charges while also believing that, yeah, he could do something corrupt, or at least glide close enough to corruption to smell its breath."

The Good Wife Watch: Life Is Overrated | TIME.com

TGW points of interest

buttonspushingthemselves:

So an interview Alan did a while back (pre-hair dye and pre-THE MOST SHOCKING MOMENT EVER promo stuff started) has hit the web today and he’s talking about the show (“Eli lets me embrace my inner asshole”) and then this happens. PARAPHRASED BECAUSE HE BABBLES:

AC: “What’s coming up for the season - well, I wish I could tell you, there’s something - it’s interesting because cuz we’re in season five, and most shows - and I actually thought this - ‘Oh, it’s winding down five seasons, I’m out of contract after this season, it’s been lovely, wonder how they’ll tie it all up’. Blah blah blah blah blah— holy shit!" *shocked expression, swooping upward gesture*

Interview: “It’s still going.”

AC: “Still going and it’s getting more viewers than it ever did. And the scripts are more like ‘WHAT?" and it’s all been more action-packed. But…coming up, we just shot an episode of something that is truly mind-blowing. I have to say, I think that people are going to freak the f- hell out."

Interviewer: “That is a heck of an endorsement considering it’s been five seasons and there’ve been a lot of twists and developments.”

AC: “Yeah, yeah, well this is, seriously, by the end of March you’ll all be…freaking out.”

From about 3:30 here. Guys hold me I’m scared. Let the speculation continue.

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

"what does this mean for Elsbeth? Preston isn’t sure, but now that True Blood, Preston’s main show, is coming to an end—the final season is filming currently—Preston said she’s game for whatever The Good Wife producers have in mind, be it a spinoff or adding her to the cast permanently. However, there’s been no official talk…yet."

Carrie Preston Dishes The Good Wife Twist That Sets the Stage for Something Big…Perhaps a Spinoff? | E! Online

MAKE IT SO!!!!! I would watch the hell out of an Elsbeth spinoff.

slaughterhouse90210:

“Friendship is something that gets harder to understand, every damn year of my life. Friendship is like a kind of algebra test that nobody passes. In my worst moods, I think the best you can say is that a friend is anyone you don’t despise.”― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

awwwww

slaughterhouse90210:

“Friendship is something that gets harder to understand, every damn year of my life. Friendship is like a kind of algebra test that nobody passes. In my worst moods, I think the best you can say is that a friend is anyone you don’t despise.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

awwwww

"I can’t stress enough how strong a run The Good Wife has made in this fifth season, and I only pray that it keeps it up in 2014 (this is the last new episode that will air before January). I spent this whole review basically talking about one scene in an episode filled with them. Clarke Hayden’s halting, but successful first cross-examination was lovely to see. Peter’s run-in with Lemond Bishop at the Florrick/Agos holiday party was terrifically tense. I’d actually like to see more of Veronica and Diane fighting over holiday decorations. And I could write a whole essay on Eli’s spit take to close the episode, which basically justified any bad decision the show has made with that character over the years. Everyone who isn’t watching The Good Wife, it’s time to start watching The Good Wife. Trust me, not one of you will regret it."

No one understands me like David Sims does when he reviews The Good Wife [x] (via thechosenjuan)

Last week’s episode is the only weak one so far (and it wasn’t even too bad, really).

The Good Wife (5x10) - The Decision Tree

"I have a Hanukkah, too."

My sis and I both tried texting this phrase to each other at the same time.

(Source: acrowdedstreet)

jessicaandtv:

When an episode of The Good Wife ends with an Alan Cumming spit-take: Thank you, television.
(And John Noble’s return didn’t exactly hurt either.)
gif courtesy of acrowdedstreet

jessicaandtv:

When an episode of The Good Wife ends with an Alan Cumming spit-take: Thank you, television.

(And John Noble’s return didn’t exactly hurt either.)

gif courtesy of acrowdedstreet