What does the big twist in ‘The Good Wife’ mean for its political corruption storyline?

Good question! I’m wondering the same thing.

(I worry Eli will get arrested, since Alan Cumming’s contract hasn’t been renewed yet)

"But even as we’ve supposedly left the “third golden age of television” behind, we’re still using the same rhetoric: if a show looks beautiful, has a complicated narrative, and offers a showrunner (and Hollywood stars to boot, if available!), then it’s quality. The problem with this paradigm should be apparent, as everything from Downton Abbey to The Newsroom fits the bill. And if you really think about it, most of the shows on ABC Family do as well: Pretty Little Liars is nothing if not narratively complex and aesthetically gorgeous."

Anne Helen Petersen, House of Cards is Just Okay. And That’s Okay.

"[I]t’s entirely possible — you might even say pretty likely, given the long life and lucrative nature of HIMYM — that when we get to the fall, an actress strongly associated with independent film will be moving, in her prime, to the world of half-hour network comedy.

The checkmarks in the pro and con columns are all over the map with this particular project: CBS is the home of Two And A Half Men, but it’s also currently employing Allison Janney on Mom and Melissa McCarthy on Mike and Molly. HIMYM and its long, slow, poorly executed march to the end have frustrated the blue French horn out of many of those who loved its first few seasons, but Carter and Bays have, along the way, done some beautiful, evocative, really funny, deeply felt television. And they’re working with Emily Spivey, who spent years writing for Parks And Recreation and Saturday Night Live. And they say Gerwig is going to have some creative input on the writing and producing end, though it’s hard to know exactly how much, even with shows that … you know, exist, let alone those that are still eye-twinkles."

How Indie Star Greta Gerwig Met Her New CBS Sitcom : Monkey See : NPR

"Nashville, in its second season on ABC, still has great bones: good songs, a juicy setting, a cast of talented actors, and in Hayden Panettiere’s Juliette Barnes a complicated, fiery, brash, moving heroine. But this skeleton is draped in outfits with slogans like ‘boring,’ ‘pay no attention to me,’ ‘definitely wasting your time.’ No single episode of the show is ever satisfying. Each episode devotes too much time to characters which even the show itself clearly does not care about. Plot gets held back. The pacing is beyond erratic. That heart attack scene was copied directly from Homeland’s very worst episode and another character is developing an addiction last seen on Saved By The Bell."

Nashville on ABC: In its second season, time to kill off a few characters.

*nods head* I still watch it faithfully, but I know it’s a mess.

"What can I do? Certainly, I can sacrifice a song or movie, in protest, as an offer of peace to another human being. I can stand with the victim. The culture has been terribly lacking in support of victims when it comes to celebrity. Why is this happening? I don’t know. I think people are defending against the guilt they may feel for appreciating an Artist’s work. I let go of that guilt. The artwork is not the act of molestation. But, it is created by the individual who did great harm to another human being. So, I close my senses and pocketbook to the Artist as a form of protest. And, I open my heart to the victim. It’s the least I can do."

When An Artist You Admire Is An Accused Predator | Shadow and Act

"I don’t like Seinfeld, I don’t miss it, and every time I’m asked to participate in some sort of acknowledgment of its greatness, or its place in the pantheon, I feel myself cringe and lie and say I understand, but I am here to tell you, and then never to be so cowardly again: I don’t understand."

Not-stalgia: Why I Don’t Miss ‘Seinfeld’ : Monkey See : NPR


"Is Amazon Studios the next Netflix? Not quite, but it’s not for lack of trying and some have already called them a Hollywood threat. Lots of stuff is cooking over there: the John Goodman-starring political comedy “Alpha House,” Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Barbarella;” even the “Zombieland” series may potentially land there. “World War Z” director Marc Forster’s “Hand Of God,” starring Ron Perlman, is also nearing an official pilot green light.

One more joins the fray, this one from “Barcelona” and “The Last Days Of Disco” filmmaker Whit Stillman. Titled “Cosmopolitan” (Stillman’s first film was “Metropolitan,” for those keeping score), Stillman will write, direct and executive produce, and the show will chronicle the loves and adventures of a group of young expatriates in Paris (Stillman spent plenty of time there during his “in the wilderness” period after going more than ten years between films; ‘Disco’ in 1998 and “Damsels in Distress” in 2011). It was also recently announced that Stillman would be working on a Jane Austen-inspired book titled, “Love & Friendship: An Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novella Concerning the Beautiful Lady Susan Vernon, Her Loves and Friendships, and the Strange Antagonism of the DeCourcy Family.”"

Whit Stillman Writing/Directing ‘Cosmopolitan’ For Amazon Studios; Moving His Jane Austen Movie Idea Into Novel Form | The Playlist

"[N]o matter what you do or make in life, it will be forgotten. And then people will just make it again and pretend that what you did never happened."

John Hodgman: “‘Downton Abbey’ with Cats” : The New Yorker