I am a TV series junkie. Okay, maybe the word ‘junkie’ is too much – because there are still a lot of series that I haven’t watched yet, but you get what I mean. In my lazy days, I’d spend a lot of hours lying on my bed, covered in blanket, and watching any kinds of series that caught my attention.
Since last year, one of the TV series that I’ve been watching is The Good Wife. At first, I didn’t expect such a complicated plot and strong character. Judging from the title, I expected dramas. A lot of family and relationship dramas, in which it’d lean more towards Desperate Housewives. But apparently, it was nothing like that.
Despite being wrong, there is no single episode that I regretted watching The Good Wife. Yes, it is that good. Here’s some reasons why – and don’t worry, I will (try) not spoil anything right here.
- Awesome plot(s)
The main plot is very simple: it is about a woman (Alicia Florrick, a lawyer) who stands by her husband (Peter Florrick, a governor) through his sex scandals. It narrates beautifully. But what I love more is how the writers unfolded the subplots: about the law cases, law firm, and politics (beware of extensive vocabularies). All of them coalesce naturally that you won’t even realize that what’s happening is the subplots – and all of them are just as interesting as the main plot.
- Great character developments
Alicia Florrick starts as a housewife. She is frail and doubtful; and yet as the stories are developed, she grows along. She becomes stronger, more determined and confident in all aspects. The growth is very natural and intriguing.
- Amazing wardrobe
She is not fashionable fashionable; but her wardrobe makes me think that working attire can actually be that chic. She doesn’t show much skin, but hey, a woman with brain is the sexier woman, right?
- Incredible plot twist
Deaths are inevitable, even in The Good Wife; but the way the plot twists is surprisingly reasonable. It doesn’t leave you in grief or anger because they make it feels like part of Alicia’s life – and as much as I hate to say goodbye to characters, I let it go just fine.
- Beautiful tragedies
Just like a normal TV Series, Alicia Florrick faces one tragedy to another – but, without being too melodramatic. When she’s sad, she’s not being too sentimental; and when she cries, she’s not being too maudlin.
Overall rating: 8.5/10
So, if you haven’t watched The Good Wife (and you have the whole weekend to yourself), I really recommend the show. Watch, and let me know what you think!