History Series / TheGoodWife

15th Jan '18 5:15:39 PM nombretomado
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** In the 18th episode of season two Grace and Zach quote LlamasWithHats while playing air hockey. Alicia complains about them making references she doesn't understand.

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** In the 18th episode of season two Grace and Zach quote LlamasWithHats WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats while playing air hockey. Alicia complains about them making references she doesn't understand.
12th Jan '18 6:01:25 PM nombretomado
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** In one episode, Zach and Grace have gone off to Peter’s house for the weekend, and Alicia is so bored she ends up watching a show about the ‘true story of JoanOfArc’ which we only hear (thank God for that), and which later has a sex scene between JoanOfArc and some guy (again, only heard), a clear TakeThat to Showtime historical dramas such as ''Series/TheTudors'' or ''Series/TheBorgias''.

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** In one episode, Zach and Grace have gone off to Peter’s house for the weekend, and Alicia is so bored she ends up watching a show about the ‘true story of JoanOfArc’ UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc’ which we only hear (thank God for that), and which later has a sex scene between JoanOfArc Joan of Arc and some guy (again, only heard), a clear TakeThat to Showtime historical dramas such as ''Series/TheTudors'' or ''Series/TheBorgias''.
22nd Dec '17 2:47:16 PM flightofthegodshawk
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* ChekhovsGunman: Neil Howard Sloan-Jacob, who appeared as Peter’s embarrassingly enthusiastic supporter in ‘Real Deal’, returns in ‘Iowa’ to help drum up support for Peter. [[spoiler:While it ''[[HopeSpot seems]]'' to work surprisingly well, [[AllForNothing Peter still fails miserably and wins only 4 counties]].]]



** Alicia is an open atheist but isn’t shown to be a worse person for it. In fact, although her daughter Grace is a born-again Christian, these different beliefs never affect their relationship. ‘Dear God’ has Alicia needing help dealing with a venue change to a Christian arbitrator rather than civil court, and she goes to Grace for advice on how to use the Bible as a legal document. Overall, it’s refreshing to see it treated in this manner instead of being a damaging character flaw.

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** Alicia is an open atheist but isn’t shown to be a worse person for it. In fact, although her daughter Grace is a born-again Christian, these different beliefs never affect their relationship. ‘Dear God’ has Alicia needing help dealing with a venue change to a Christian arbitrator rather than civil court, and she goes to Grace for advice on how to use the Bible as a legal document. Overall, it’s refreshing to see it treated in this manner instead of being a damaging character flaw.



** It comes back to bite Alicia when she’s running for State’s Attorney, as many people in the US believe this trope to be true. She’s advised that open atheists are unelectable. Thus, she’s forced to backtrack on her admission of being one into calling herself ‘questioning’ after Will's death and her daughter’s influence. She’s obviously very uncomfortable with this, as is Grace when her prayer group leader gives thanks for her supposedly getting through to Alicia, highlighting the very real prejudice many American atheists encounter (especially in doing things such as running for public office).

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** It comes back to bite Alicia when she’s running for State’s Attorney, as many people in the US believe this trope to be true. She’s advised that open atheists are unelectable. Thus, she’s forced to backtrack on her admission of being one into calling herself ‘questioning’ after Will's death and her daughter’s influence. She’s obviously very uncomfortable with this, as is Grace when her prayer group leader gives thanks for her supposedly getting through to Alicia, highlighting the very real prejudice many American atheists encounter (especially in doing things such as running for public office).Alicia.
8th Aug '17 2:47:20 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* StylisticSuck: One episode has Colin Sweeney suing for being portrayed in all but name on a fictional TV drama. Alicia even finds a fictional version of herself represented on it.

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* StylisticSuck: One The episode "Dark Money" has Colin Sweeney suing for being portrayed in all but name on a fictional and rather cheesy TV drama. Alicia even finds a fictional version of herself represented on it.
8th Aug '17 2:41:04 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* StylisticSuck: One episode has Colin Sweeney suing for being portrayed in all but name on a fictional TV drama. Alicia even finds a fictional version of herself represented on it.
30th Jul '17 8:30:57 AM makarovak47
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* ProtagonistTitle: Alicia is the titular "Good Wife".



* RecurringCharacter: Chris Noth as Peter Florrick. He isn't in every episode, but his character has a fairly large presence on the show.

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* RecurringCharacter: Chris Noth Creator/ChrisNoth as Peter Florrick. He isn't in every episode, but his character has a fairly large presence on the show.
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 trope’s page says, the majority of all lawyers are amoral where their clients’ 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 trope’s page says, the majority of all lawyers are amoral where their clients’ 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--Glenn’s 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--Glenn’s 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 he’ll react like a drug dealer. Once Bishop finds out, [[spoiler:he’s clearly angry, but instead of doing something drastic he calls the other kid’s 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 it’s the hardest thing he’s 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 he’ll react like a drug dealer. Once Bishop finds out, [[spoiler:he’s clearly angry, but instead of doing something drastic he calls the other kid’s 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 it’s the hardest thing he’s ever done.]]



-->'''ASA:''' This is [[YouKeepUsingThatWord semantics]].
-->'''Judge Schakowski:''' No, it’s 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, it’s 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, I’m not kidding. Like, I’m serious. Like, I... it’s crazy.
-->'''Lucca:''' Do you always decide things this fast?
-->'''Rowby:''' Uh... yeah. Hey, can... can I play some music for you? ‘Cause I think that’s 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, I’m not kidding. Like, I’m serious. Like, I... it’s 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? ‘Cause I think that’s 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 it’s [[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 it’s [[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]].
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