Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Good Wife

It's not often I enjoy a TV-show as much as I enjoy The Good Wife. Although I took a while to watch it, (I started about 6-9 months after the Poetress gave me her season 1 dvds), once I'd watched a couple of episodes, I was hooked. The well-known politician husband who faces politically motivated litigation? The strong, patient, super talented lawyer wife? Hello, it's practically my life!
(Photo borrowed from Channel 4, most likely owned by CBS)
Ok, so maybe not completely and thankfully I don't desire another man, as Alicia does, but I love the series and found that it reignited an almost dormant passion for the law. I also knew instantly, that I had found a serie Virgo and I could enjoy together, which does not happen very often (he's a House and West Wing kind of guy, whilst I am a Grey's Anatomy and (*bowing my head in shame*) Desperate Housewives kind of girl).

Little did I know, he liked the Good Wife so much, every now and then he'd sneak and watch an episode without me! Since we both work mainly from home, each of us gives the other the thinking space required to focus, so it took a while to realise what he was doing when it was very quiet in his work area. Shockingly, in the past week I have noticed that where I'd take breaks to catch up on Facebook and private emails, Virgo would sneak in an episode, without telling me about it! Despite my complaints, he never stopped.

As if that wasn't bad enough, when we'd treat ourselves to a night-time projector-screening of an episode, after each episode, he's say, "just one more, but you can go to sleep if you want to", knowing very well that I'd never be able to sleep knowing I was missing a whole 45 minutes of quality, legal drama. This has resulted in me being extremely tired each morning, having only received 4-5 hours sleep (the other 2-3 being donated to the Good Wife).

Needless to say, despite being really curious about what will happen next on the show, I am so relieved that we've finally watched all the episodes. This means no more episode-thievery by Virgo and no more unreasonably late nights! Til September, that is...


Nsoromma...Child of the Heavens said...

I love The Good Wife too! My girl Sankofa had been on me for ages to watch it...I finally got to it a few months bck and I'm hooked! Can't wait for the next season!

P.S. No shame in being a Housewives fan! I love me some Desperate Housewives, House, Cold Case, One Tree Hill, Game of Thrones, Mad Men...the good, the bad and the ugly all has a place depending on the mood!

Raine said...

I know of this show but I've never seen it before. Actually, I don't watch 98% of shows available on the standard TV stations- I always mosey on over to the basic cable stations like FX, TNT and USA for their shows. If there was a show that kind of paralleled my life, it will be one boring show for sure lol.

Anyway, I saw the promo ads for the show and I just now realized the lead actress is NOT Famke Jannsen (I loved her in X-men and Nip/Tuck) but another actress named Julianna Margulies. They look EXACTLY the same! Check it out.

Maya Mame said...

Nsoromma, I think you and I could have some good TV nights together, lol! I do agree, though, it really depends on my mood.

When I have a really heavy workload, even Keeping up with Kardashians will do to relax my mind (and now I am REALLY bowing my head in shame!).

Maya Mame said...

I know, Raine! Have to check out the promo ads, but I remember seeing what I thought was Famke in Scrubs, only to realise it was Julianna Marguiles.

Lucky for them they are equally good actresses, and both have that cold stare down to a T.

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

And, so, you'll follow your passion when? :p

Abena Serwaa said...

I kept tell my friends how great the Good Wife was but few believed me. When they eventually decided to give it a try, they were instantly hooked! The show is well-written and the acting is brilliant. The backstoryline (is that a word??) as well as the day-to-day episodes are all captivating.I seem to have lost track of Desperate Housewives around Season 5 and Grey's I loved but season 7 was beginning to get a little tedious for me.

Maya Mame said...

Definitely, Nana Yaw! I'll be joining you in January. :-)

Maya Mame said...

I don't know how they do it, Abena, but the show is just fabulous in every way!

Let's spread the word!


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