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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Wasim Al-Said
Professor Noah Fineman
Jimal Mifsud
Amir Al-Zeid


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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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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