History Series / TheGoodWife

25th Jun '17 4:11:06 AM najhoant
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* PosthumousCharacter: Matthew Ashbaugh (played by Creator/JohnNoble), who appears in "Death of a Client" and "The Decision Tree". He is murdered shortly before the events of the former and all of his appearances are in flashbacks.
28th May '17 3:09:49 PM StarSword
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* AmoralAttorney: As the tropeís page says, the majority of all lawyers are amoral where their clientsí best interests are concerned. The closest people to the definition of the trope would be Glenn Childs and Patti Nyholm. Alicia is pointedly not amoral, but she ''is'' a ConsummateProfessional and gets a thrill out of winning cases by her own admission.

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* AmoralAttorney: AmoralAttorney:
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As the tropeís page says, the majority of all lawyers are amoral where their clientsí best interests are concerned. The closest people to the definition of the trope would be Glenn Childs and Patti Nyholm. Alicia is pointedly not amoral, but by her own admission she ''is'' a ConsummateProfessional and gets a thrill out of winning cases by her own admission.and will do whatever she can within the law to do so.
** There's also a recurring US Attorney who has a habit of brazenly shredding evidence and daring people to prove he did it.



* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: Downplayed, and usually their use is either condemned (as in the SA race between Alicia and Frank Prady) or backfires (as in the SA race between Peter and Glenn Childs--Glennís campaign manager resigns after his ad [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfires horribly]]).

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* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: AttackOfThePoliticalAd:
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Downplayed, and usually their use is either condemned (as in the SA race between Alicia and Frank Prady) or backfires (as in the SA race between Peter and Glenn Childs--Glennís campaign manager resigns after his ad [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfires horribly]]).horribly]]).
** When Alicia runs for State's Attorney, her Super-PAC (secretly started by Lemond Bishop) runs a robocall in a predominantly conservative Christian area, claiming to be from a gay rights group telling people to vote for her opponent, Frank Prady. Alicia uses a back channel to have it taken down due to her deal with Prady not to get nasty.



* KnightTemplarParent: Actually subverted with Lemond Bishop. In one episode he has Kalinda chauffeur his son Dylan home from school, but when Kalinda finds out another kid is bullying Dylan she tries to keep it from Bishop, thinking heíll react like a drug dealer. Once Bishop finds out, [[spoiler:heís clearly angry, but instead of doing something drastic he calls the other kidís parent like a typical, non-drug dealer father, and very calmly informs him of the bullying. He then has a drink with Kalinda and tells her he is determined to be a good father, and that itís the hardest thing heís ever done.]]

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* KnightTemplarParent: Actually subverted with Lemond Bishop.Bishop, the drug lord. In one episode he has Kalinda chauffeur his son Dylan home from school, but when Kalinda finds out another kid is bullying Dylan she tries to keep it from Bishop, thinking heíll react like a drug dealer. Once Bishop finds out, [[spoiler:heís clearly angry, but instead of doing something drastic he calls the other kidís parent like a typical, non-drug dealer father, and very calmly informs him of the bullying.bullying and asks him to put a stop to it. He then has a drink with Kalinda and tells her he is determined to be a good father, and that itís the hardest thing heís ever done.]]



-->'''ASA:''' This is [[YouKeepUsingThatWord semantics]].
-->'''Judge Schakowski:''' No, itís the law. You know the difference? [[DeadpanSnarker I get a gavel]].

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-->'''ASA:''' This is [[YouKeepUsingThatWord semantics]].
-->'''Judge
semantics]].\\
'''Judge
Schakowski:''' No, itís the law. You know the difference? [[DeadpanSnarker I get a gavel]].



-->'''Rowby:''' I have to tell you something. I think I love you.
-->(''Lucca laughs'')
-->'''Rowby:''' No, Iím not kidding. Like, Iím serious. Like, I... itís crazy.
-->'''Lucca:''' Do you always decide things this fast?
-->'''Rowby:''' Uh... yeah. Hey, can... can I play some music for you? ĎCause I think thatís the only chance I got.

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-->'''Rowby:''' I have to tell you something. I think I love you.
-->(''Lucca laughs'')
-->'''Rowby:'''
you.\\
(''Lucca laughs'')\\
'''Rowby:'''
No, Iím not kidding. Like, Iím serious. Like, I... itís crazy.
-->'''Lucca:'''
crazy.\\
'''Lucca:'''
Do you always decide things this fast?
-->'''Rowby:'''
fast?\\
'''Rowby:'''
Uh... yeah. Hey, can... can I play some music for you? ĎCause I think thatís the only chance I got.



** [[spoiler:Frank Prady]], who is actually [[spoiler:a Jesuit, which is why he never remarried]].

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** [[spoiler:Frank Prady]], who Frank Prady, Alicia's election opponent is widely rumored to be gay. Eventually he confides to Alicia that he's actually [[spoiler:a a Jesuit, which is why he never remarried]].remarried.



* NoPartyGiven: Averted, as every major character is stated to be a Democrat and the Democratic National Committee is often shown getting involved. Getting elected in Cook County as anything other than a Democrat is virtually impossible, so itís [[JustifiedTrope justified]].

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* NoPartyGiven: Averted, as every major character except David Lee and Kurt [=McVeigh=] is stated to be a Democrat and the Democratic National Committee is often shown getting involved. Getting elected in Cook County as anything other than a Democrat is virtually impossible, so itís [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
28th May '17 3:00:20 PM StarSword
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An {{aftershow}} titled ''Series/TheGoodFight'' is due to premiere in February 2017 on CBS's streaming service CBS All-Access.

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An {{aftershow}} titled ''Series/TheGoodFight'' is due to premiere (focusing on Diane Lockhart) premiered in February 2017 on CBS's streaming service CBS All-Access.
20th Apr '17 10:42:12 AM CosmicFerret
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** Narrowly averted with Fred Thompson, who plays a guy with a similar name and similar legal background and starred on a popular drama in a legal role. Possibly because one of his co-stars on LawAndOrder is [[CelebrityParadox Peter Florrick]].

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** Narrowly averted with Fred Thompson, who plays a guy with a similar name and similar legal background and starred on a popular drama in a legal role. Possibly because one of his co-stars on LawAndOrder Franchise/LawAndOrder is [[CelebrityParadox Peter Florrick]].
2nd Apr '17 10:55:27 PM foxley
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* SerialKillingsSpecificTarget: A case involved a man who had seemingly murdered his ex-wife by shooting her before committing a series of similar sniper attacks against other women (and one man) in order to deflect suspicion away from himself and make it look like his ex was simply the victim of a serial killer. But then it turns out that he didn't kill his ex or anyone else, and that there ''really'' is a serial killer, one with a pattern (he met all of the female victims through dating websites, so they all had the same astrological sign) and everything. Investigators had failed to discern this earlier because of how wholeheartedly convinced they were that the prime suspect did it, and because the male victim (who the killer had accidentally shot while aiming at someone else) threw them off.
30th Mar '17 11:24:33 AM Gosicrystal
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-->'''Eli:''' Oh, so, there are two fish in a tank. (''Chuckles'') And, um, one fish says to the other fish, ĎHow do you drive this thing?í That was the punch line, [[DontExplainTheJoke because, you know, we-we think theyíre in a fish tank, but actually, theyíre in a tank tank]].

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-->'''Eli:''' Oh, so, there are two fish in a tank. (''Chuckles'') And, um, one fish says to the other fish, ĎHow do you drive this thing?í thing?’ That was the punch line, [[DontExplainTheJoke because, you know, we-we think theyíre in a fish tank, but actually, theyíre in a tank tank]].



* ChekhovsGun: ĎHey Mom, pick up the phone...í

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* %%* ChekhovsGun: ĎHey Mom, pick up the phone...í



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Many of the quirky recurring characters, but Elsbeth Tascioni stands out.
-->Do you hear that too?
** So much so she eventually fails a psych exam, which probably goes against how psychology is structured.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Many of the quirky recurring characters, but Elsbeth Tascioni stands out.
-->Do you hear that too?
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out. So much so she eventually fails a psych exam, which probably goes against how psychology is structured.
11th Mar '17 5:05:49 PM MBI
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* OmnidisciplinaryLawyer: The main cast at Lockhart/Gardner and eventually Florrick/Agos does everything from capital crime defense to immigration law to copyright law. Recurring characters tend to be specialists, however: Lockhart/Gardnerís David Lee specializes in family law (e.g. divorces and paternity suits), while recurring antagonist Louis Canning mainly defends corporations from class-actions.

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* OmnidisciplinaryLawyer: The main cast at Lockhart/Gardner and eventually Florrick/Agos does everything from capital crime defense to immigration law to copyright law. Jeff the NSA guy even describes the firm as "all over the map." Recurring characters tend to be specialists, however: Lockhart/Gardnerís David Lee specializes in family law (e.g. divorces and paternity suits), while recurring antagonist Louis Canning mainly defends corporations from class-actions.
11th Mar '17 2:54:36 PM nombretomado
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** Louis Canning is a soft-spoken very likable guy who is played by MichaelJFox of all people. Yet heís also an attorney who primarily works in getting favorable deals for shady corporations and often uses quite unethical tactics to do so, along with playing on his disability to gain sympathy with the jury. He then leaves it at the office every night to go home to his loving family.

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** Louis Canning is a soft-spoken very likable guy who is played by MichaelJFox Creator/MichaelJFox of all people. Yet heís also an attorney who primarily works in getting favorable deals for shady corporations and often uses quite unethical tactics to do so, along with playing on his disability to gain sympathy with the jury. He then leaves it at the office every night to go home to his loving family.
5th Mar '17 11:06:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: In a rather awkward and contrived manner, with Zackís (ex-)girlfriend Nisa. Initially itís only her skin color thatís a topic of debate (because of the possible repercussions for Peterís campaign), but later she is mentioned to be the daughter of a Hamas-sympathizing Muslim cleric, which rolls three separate unlikely scenarios into one. A Muslim girl not wearing a scarf? Progressively more unlikely the more conservative the family gets. A Muslim girl allowed to have a boyfriend before marriage? Progressively more unlikely the more conservative the family gets. A Muslim girl allowed to have a ''nonbeliever'' as a boyfriend? Unlikely even for moderately Muslim families. All of the above at once, with the father in question being the aforementioned Hamas-sympathizing cleric? You must be joking, even if the boyfriend is the son of the Cook County Stateís Attorney (and later Illinois Governor), unless the support stems from seeing them as the LesserOfTwoEvils in a BlackAndGrayMorality interpretation of the ArabIsraeliConflict. Later it strains credibility even further when we found out that [[spoiler:Zack got Nisa pregnant]].

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: In a rather awkward and contrived manner, with Zackís (ex-)girlfriend Nisa. Initially itís only her skin color thatís a topic of debate (because of the possible repercussions for Peterís campaign), but later she is mentioned to be the daughter of a Hamas-sympathizing Muslim cleric, which rolls three separate unlikely scenarios into one. A Muslim girl not wearing a scarf? Progressively more unlikely the more conservative the family gets. A Muslim girl allowed to have a boyfriend before marriage? Progressively more unlikely the more conservative the family gets. A Muslim girl allowed to have a ''nonbeliever'' as a boyfriend? Unlikely even for moderately Muslim families. All of the above at once, with the father in question being the aforementioned Hamas-sympathizing cleric? You must be joking, even if the boyfriend is the son of the Cook County Stateís Attorney (and later Illinois Governor), unless the support stems from seeing them as the LesserOfTwoEvils in a BlackAndGrayMorality interpretation of the ArabIsraeliConflict.UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict. Later it strains credibility even further when we found out that [[spoiler:Zack got Nisa pregnant]].
14th Feb '17 9:37:54 AM MBI
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* SimpleCountryLawyer: Recurring antagonist Nancy Crozier, who loved playing up her youth and lack of big-city sophistication ("I'm just a girl from Michigan!") but in actuality was one of the meanest and most ruthless characters on the show.
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