Tuesday, October 29, 2013

pop culture BLOW OFF of the day: I took you in, no one wanted you.

Who saw The Good Wife on Sunday?  Um, I can't stop thinking about it.  The first five minutes of the show included one of the hottest break-up scenes I've seen on TV.  Yes, this was a break-up scene guys.

All this time, I'd been counting on Homeland to fill the void left by Breaking Bad, but I never predicted that Homeland would be SO bad this season and that The Good Wife would be SO good.  Don't get me wrong, the show has always been pretty solid (minus that terrible Kalinda storyline last season) and I sort of got bored with the Will/Alicia Merry-Go-Round, but Sunday night's episode made it all worth it.  It was hands down the best episode ever of the show.

The series was inspired by the classic politician wife BLOW OFF.  After Alicia Florrick's politician  husband gets caught in a prostitution scandal that lands him in jail, she goes back to work as a lawyer and lands a job at the firm of an old friend from law school-- Will Gardner (the very hot Josh Charles who has not aged since Dead Poet's Society).

There's a lot of back and forth between Will and Alicia and after they briefly embark on a relationship (with several hot sex scenes) Alicia calls it off.  At the end of last season, Alicia decides to leave the firm and start her own practice with another colleague.  Yes, she wants to try something new, but deep down she knows if she doesn't get away from Will, she'll never stop wanting him.  Here's what happens when Will finds out Alicia is leaving and taking their top clients with her.  You only get this angry at someone you're madly in love with. 
The episode just gets better from here (Alicia getting escorted out by security guards?!, the Peter/Will phone call?!, the Carey/Diane scene?!?, the Alicia/Peter sex scene?!?)

I for one am going to start channeling Alicia Florrick in everything I do.  I'm so excited Sunday nights are event television again.  But not because of Homeland, that show blows.  (Ugh. Dana is the worst.)

1 comment:

  1. I loved it all. Every second of it. And you're so right about this being a break-up scene.
    I also love this blog!
    Do you know what I also love? Josh Charles in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. Awesome.