I haven’t written much about CBS’ “The Good Wife” lately, but it’s not because I’m not watching.
As hard as sports overruns — and the Sunday cable competition — make this 9 p.m. slot, I’ve caught every episode. I also saw Sunday’s Season 4 finale in advance, which was fun and fast-paced and surprising in ways that had less to do than you might think with the tangled relationships among Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), her gubernatorial candidate husband Peter (Chris Noth) and her law partner Will Gardner (Josh Charles).
That love triangle, honestly, might be nearing its sell-by date.
There are still reasons, though, to love “The Good Wife,” which doesn’t get the buzz of those shows with CGI dragons or uncomfortable-looking ’60s outfits:
It’s not trying to be “Scandal.”
The clothes are just as cool, and the sex, when it happens, is just as hot, but for a show that started out with the title character’s discovery that her politician husband had been cheating on her, “The Good Wife” has achieved a remarkable balance between the personal and the political.
That’s something that real working women — and men — have to do every day, but that TV characters too seldom manage.
Its cast is extraordinary.
Besides Margulies, who finally found