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The Good Wife, Season 6, Episode 10: “The Trial”
Directed by Frederick E. O. Toye
Airs Sundays at 9pm Et
Simon Howell: Of course this was going to happen. The Good Wife’s latest seasonal pivot point, in which a major character apparently heads to the slammer, happens to be surrounded with a whole lot of its most broadly silly material. “The Trial” is up to a lot of things – shifting perspectives, light social commentary, romantic workplace comedy, Law & Order episode – but for the most part it manages to hold together reasonably well as an episode. If nothing else, it makes clear that the Kings have no interest in signposting just where this season is meant to be heading, except that it will continue to be defined by Alicia’s campaign and her increasingly unreliable ethical compass. To ponder the episode’s developments and assess the season so far, »
- Simon Howell
When last we saw The Good Wife‘s Alicia and Peter Florrick, they were engaged in a scathing, no-holds-barred argument in a service hallway of a Chicago hotel. (Ok, yes, the Illinois governor eventually caved in and showed up at his wife’s campaign kickoff for State’s Attorney, but it wasn’t exactly the Portrait of a Blissful Political Marriage.)
In the following first-look images from the show’s Nov. 16 episode (9/8c on CBS), however, temperatures look decidedly warmer — at least while the cameras are rolling, anyway. There’s laughter, a smooch and… a campaign manager (Steven Pasquale) to keep things running smoothly. »
A review of last night's "The Good Wife" coming up just as soon as we go without ordering or paying... For a while now, it's been a running gag that Alicia is obsessed with "Darkness at Noon," the Kings' thinly-disguised parody of "Low Winter Sun," and their comic argument that "The Good Wife" shouldn't be ignored because it isn't yet another cable anti-hero crime drama. I've tended to look at the gag as low-hanging fruit, because "Low Winter Sun" wasn't any good — of course "The Good Wife" is a much better, more ambitious and more complex show than that. "Oppo Research," though, extended the joke so far by letting a good chunk of the episode play out while a "Talking Dead"-style postgame show aired in the background, featuring a cameo from "The Americans" creator Joe Weisberg (whose show is a much better example of a cable anti-hero drama) and »
- Alan Sepinwall
The Good Wife, Season 6, Episode 4: “Oppo Research”
Directed by Matt Shakman
Airs Sundays at 9pm Et on CBS
Why is Alicia Florrick running?
It’s a question that comes up throughout “Oppo Research” with good reason. Ever since Eli brought up the idea in the final moments of season five, The Good Wife has been loath to give Alicia one big, whopping, obvious motivation for once again rening her life apart in pursuit of another ambitious prize. Every time she answers the question – this week most pointedly by her new campaign manager, Johnny Elfman (Steven Pasquale, erstwhile star of Do No Harm) – her response is evasive, or negative, or completely nebulous. As promised last week, the Oppo Research phase turns out to be thoroughly unpleasant and invasive, and she’s even subject to a cheap DUI setup at the hands of Castro before episode’s end. »
- Simon Howell
Alicia wades into the forehead-deep mire of political opposition research on this week’s installment of The Good Wife, but instead of drowning in possible scandal — photos of herself and late lover Will at a hotel reception desk, son Zach’s girlfriend’s secret abortion, mother Veronica’s spanking of Damien from The Omen in full view of a department store surveillance camera (which, frankly, had to be worth a two-point bump, no?) — she strides over the surface with newfound fire and (thank goodness) her weary sense of humor in tact. (Copious »
Recently, CBS released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 5 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Shiny Objects," and it sounds like things will get very intense and dramatic as Alicia's firm gets attacked by a vicious hacker, threatening to wipe out all their client files, and more! In the new, 5th episode press release: Alicia and Dean are going to face off against Elsbeth Tascioni and Rayna Hecht in a sex discrimination suit. Press release number 2: When Alicia and Dean represent a fired female CEO in a sex discrimination suit against her company, they will face a tough defense team in familiar foes Elsbeth Tascioni and Rayna Hecht. In the meantime, a hacker is going to seize control and threatens to delete all of Florrick/Agos/Lockhart’s files, sending the firm into panic mode when he demands a ransom. Carrie Preston and »
TVLine has learned exclusively that David Krumholtz is joining CBS’ marquee drama in the potentially recurring role of Josh, a top campaign specialist hired by Alicia’s manager, Jonathan (Steven Pasquale).
One part Hollywood and two parts political, Josh is known as a master of negative campaigning (a role first teased in this week’s Ask Ausiello). He also believes candidates should just shut up and do what the professionals say, so his interactions with Alicia should be hysterical.
In Sunday’s Good Wife, »
Last night, CBS released the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 4 of season 6, and it appears to be quite interesting and drama-filled as Alicia hits a couple of speed bumps when contemplating her run for the State's Attorney, and more. The episode is titled, "Oppo Research." In the new, 4th episode: Alicia is going to end up, agreeing to further explore the possibility of running for State’s Attorney, and Eli will bring on a respected campaign manager to help Alicia decide whether or not she's really ready to go through with it. Steven Pasquale guest stars as campaign manager, Jonathan Elfman. The episode was written by Executive Producers Robert King and Michelle King, and it was directed by Matt Shakman. Episode 4 is scheduled to air on Sunday night, October 12th at 8pm central time on CBS. »
Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 4 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Oppo Research," and it sounds like things will get pretty intriguing as Alicia keeps contemplating actually running for State's Attorney, Eli goes as far as to bring in a campaign manager, and more. In the new, 4th episode press release: Alicia is going to further explore the option of running for State's Attorney. Press release number 2: When Alicia agrees to further explore the option of running for State’s Attorney, Eli is going to bring a respected campaign manager into the fold to help her decide once and for all. Actor Steven Pasquale guest stars as the campaign manager, Jonathan Elfman. Other guest stars will feature: Stockard Channing (Veronica Loy), Katie Paxton (Lauren Lytton), Rachel Hilson (Nisa Dalmar), Anne Marsen (Jennifer), Nicole Roderick (Nora), Tom Cotter (Himself), Joseph Weisberg »
The Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 21 (CBS, 9:30 p.m. Et) with a premiere that picks up right where season 5 left off: with Eli (Alan Cumming) suggesting that Alicia (Julianna Margulies) run for State’s Attorney. Creators Robert and Michelle King are mum about whether she’ll ultimately decide to enter the race, but we were able to get a few teases out of them about what’s to come.
EW: First question: Are you currently hiding a secret on the level of Will Gardner getting shot?
Robert King: I wouldn’t say at that level, but there is »
- Mandi Bierly
Earlier this week, CBS released a new promo trailer for its upcoming sixth season of The Good Wife following the recent and well deserved Emmy win by Julianna Marguiles for best lead actress in a drama. After an explosively emotional season end, the promo shows Alicia as she faces new political prospects, power struggles between firm partners and marital stress.
Along with reoccurring cast of characters such as Matthew Goode and Michael J. Fox, this new season will be introducing some fresh faces to The Good Wife roster such as Connie Nielson, Taye Diggs, Steven Pasquale and David Hyde Pierce.
The minute promo can be seen below and the new season airs on Sundays beginning Sept. 21st 9pm Est.
The post ‘The Good Wife’ gets promo trailer for its sixth season appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Pierce's guest-starring role in The Good Wife’s sixth season will see him play a cable news legal commentator, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The highly-respected media man decides to run for elected office, motivated by the ongoing corruption and horrific murder rates in Chicago.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled and flattered that David’s making The Good Wife his first TV role since Frasier,” said showrunners/executive producers Robert and Michelle King. “We’re tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy.”
Parting ways is hard to do, but luckily for The Good Wife, killing off Will Gardner did not mean bidding adieu to his portrayer.
In the following exclusive clip from the CBS drama’s Season 5 DVD release (in stores Tuesday), co-creator Michelle King reveals that the actor — who directed an episode of the show after his departure (and is set to helm another installment in Season 6) — will remain a part of their world.
“The good news is we don’t have to lose Josh Charles, personally,” she says. »
Reunited and it feels so… quirky.
MacLachlan’s comeback will coincide with the previously-announced return of Carrie Preston’s Elsbeth, with whom his character generated major sparkage (both in the courtroom and out).
Will lightning strike twice for the loopy lawyers?
“They haven’t sent me any scripts [yet]… the only thing I know is that he and I have a little sparring thing that we do,” Preston told TVLine »
Connie Nielsen is going from bad to Good.
Related Julianna Margulies (Sorta) Confirms Good Wife End Date
Her recurring character, Ramona, is a smart, beautiful attorney with far-reaching Cook County connections. (Sounds like possible State’s Attorney frontrunner Alicia is about to make a new friend.)
The Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9/9c on CBS.
TVLine hits rewind on the TV season’s biggest “What Happens Next” finales, then invites you to predict the cliffhanger outcomes
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but reinvention proved the mother of sensationally gripping drama on Season 5 of The Good Wife.
Related TCA Awards 2014: Good Wife, Oitnb, True Detective, Veep, Breaking Bad, RuPaul Among Winners
Alicia and Cary left Lockhart-Gardner to launch their own rival law firm — with Will and Diane declaring war in the wake of what they perceived as a huge betrayal. Then, just as the show’s main characters began to accept this new normal, »
The broadcast networks have more than two dozen shows debuting this fall, including Katherine Heigl‘s TV comeback, a trip to Gotham, a third NCIS and a Flash-y Arrow offshoot. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
Next up on our list….
Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!
The Show | CBS’ Scorpion (Mondays at 9/8c, premiering Sept. 22)
The Competition | NBC’s The Voice, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and The CW’s Jane the Virgin
“This is a chance to find an answer. To find one damn answer.”
On Monday’s episode of Under the Dome, Joe seemed just as desperate for answers as many of us have been this season.
And although the CBS drama still has quite a bit of explaining to do, a few of the show’s puzzle pieces are making like pink stars and falling into place.
Related Stalker Boss Rejects Following Comparisons, Stylized Violence Label
Pigging Out | At the start of the hour, Big Jim and Rebecca are still planning to control Chester’s Mill’s population, using the census information they gathered. »
According to a recent report from TV Line, the Good Wife season 6 folks have brought on actor, Steven Pasquale, to portray a campaign expert that's courted by Eli to eventually manage Alicia's possible run for state’s attorney. He's only scheduled to appear in 2 episodes at the moment. They're speculating that this new development might mean, Alicia could plan to challenge Michael Cerveris’ James Castro for his seat. Steven Pasquale's acting credits include roles in Rescue Me and Do No Harm. As previously reported, the new season 6 is set to debut on Sunday night, September 21st at 8pm central time on CBS. »
This should take some of the sting out of that Emmy snub.
Related Emmys 2014: The Complete Nominations List
Breaking Bad, however, did not go home empty-handed; the TCA honored the show’s final eight-episode run with the Program of the Year prize (the second consecutive year it won the top award).
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