The Good Wife: Season 3, Episode 1

A New Day (25 Sep. 2011)

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Alica goes head-to-head with her separated husband's office in a case involving a Palestinian college student accused of killing a Jew, while also pursuing a new relationship with Will.

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While the staff at Lockhart/Gardner adjusts to new realities and relationships, Alicia must put aside distractions in her personal life to defend a Muslim student accused of murdering a Jewish classmate. Written by CBS Publicity

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At the beginning of the story, Alicia has curls bobbling up and down as she walks. Then, as she enters Diane's office, her hair is straight as an arrow. Fastest hairstyle makeover ever. See more »

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The jury's still out
15 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After waiting so long for season 3, this opener was disappointing.

In fact, the show seems to have shifted gear- less cerebral & subtle, more sexy & clichéd. What had been previously an intriguing relationship between Alicia & Will seems to have been simplified to lust. Where is the romance? Where are the subtleties & development of the relationships?

Next there is the Kalinda / Cary / Blonde investigator sexual tension and innuendos. It was all a bit clichéd, particularly where the 2 "hot chicks" joined forces and arrested the suspect.

Finally, there is the Alicia / Kalinda relationship, which had been so interesting & layered in its tentative friendship in Seasons 1 & 2. Now it is reduced to a moody teenage strop.

Hopefully the rest of the season will shift back to the subtleties & character exploration of the previous seasons.


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