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on tonight's TV

Sunday nights are my 'women kicking ass on my TV' hours - Once Upon a Time and The Good Wife, which are two of my favorites of the shows I'm watching weekly (and both not-so-coincidentally star multiple women who are incomparable badasses, whether rescuing their princes or being brilliant in the courtroom.) Neither of them are fan-shows for me, but they're both a hell of a lot of fun for completely different reasons, and this week's delivered.

I've been enjoying this season of OUaT so far - don't know how other folks have felt about it as I tend to avoid the OUaT fandom itself; but the villain is great, and most of the show right now is my favorite characters interacting - good times. And this week had sibling stuff and yes, I have my buttons, thank you. I think I watch OUaT the way mundanes watch most TV; I have a lot of fun with it but I don't get so invested in it that I can get really upset, whatever happens. I wouldn't want to watch most TV like that, but it can be entertaining just to look forward to what will happen next, whatever that happens to be.

And Good Wife was A-MAZ-ING. This show isn't a guilty pleasure, it's just a pleasure. The opening sequence especially was incredible - the pacing and the music and the nail-biting tension, which they kept going for the whole ep. With the interjections of humor that make this show so good - it's a drama but it never forgets that life is always and fundamentally absurd. [Spoiler (click to open)]"Oh, by the way, your daughter called..." Last season was a bit bumpy but this season feels like they found their traction again - I'm wondering if the recent events are maybe where the show was going from the start? It would make sense...[Spoiler (click to open)]Everything coming full circle, Alicia and Cary becoming the next Diane and Will - if that was the plan all along, bravo; either way, it's brilliant. And Diane turning on Alicia to get back in Will's good graces - I'm okay with that, because even though Will is a jackass, Will & Diane's partnership is one of my favorite things in the show and it hurt to have that broken.

The Good Wife is one of the few shows that I trust to be consistently awesome - even if particular events disappoint me, in the end the payoffs are worth it. I'm almost hoping this season is its last - probably won't be, as far as I know it's doing well; but I almost wish it would be canceled anyway (now, giving the writers enough time to write up to a finale) because I don't think even it can last forever, and this would be going out strong!



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Nov. 21st, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
OMG a Good Wife fan on LJ! :D :D :D
Nov. 22nd, 2013 08:57 am (UTC)
Yesss~! Gnine introduced us to it last year - I don't know why it doesn't have more fans, it is SO good and has such awesome female characters and just, gah! SOGOOD!
Nov. 22nd, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
It is an awesome show. I've been watching it since day 1! But never found people on LJ who also fan it. :) It's one of those shows that passes Bechdel with flying colors AND manages to be awesome doing it!
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