History Series / TheGoodWife

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, ‘How do you drive this thing?’ That was the punch line, [[DontExplainTheJoke because, you know, we-we think they’re in a fish tank, but actually, they’re 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, ‘How do you drive this thing?’ thing?’ That was the punch line, [[DontExplainTheJoke because, you know, we-we think they’re in a fish tank, but actually, they’re in a tank tank]].



* ChekhovsGun: ‘Hey Mom, pick up the phone...’

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* %%* ChekhovsGun: ‘Hey Mom, pick up the phone...’



* {{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/Gardner’s 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/Gardner’s 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 he’s 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 he’s 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 Zack’s (ex-)girlfriend Nisa. Initially it’s only her skin color that’s a topic of debate (because of the possible repercussions for Peter’s 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 State’s 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 Zack’s (ex-)girlfriend Nisa. Initially it’s only her skin color that’s a topic of debate (because of the possible repercussions for Peter’s 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 State’s 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.
14th Feb '17 9:18:13 AM MBI
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* IsThisThingStillOn: Alicia has a teleconference with David Lee, and after the meeting, Lee turns off the monitor, but ''forgets to disconnect from Skype'', allowing Alicia and her colleagues to eavesdrop on their entire strategy.
12th Feb '17 11:35:41 AM StarSword
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A SpinOff titled ''The Good Fight'' is due to premiere in February 2017, though by all appearances it's really [[PostScriptSeason a continuation of the same show]] with half the main characters replaced (including Alicia) but the same producers and courtroom stories.

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A SpinOff An {{aftershow}} titled ''The Good Fight'' ''Series/TheGoodFight'' is due to premiere in February 2017, though by all appearances it's really [[PostScriptSeason a continuation of the same show]] with half the main characters replaced (including Alicia) but the same producers and courtroom stories.
2017 on CBS's streaming service CBS All-Access.



* 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.

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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.



-->'''Peter''': I should kick your ass.
-->'''Jason''': You could try. And then what?

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-->'''Peter''': I should kick your ass.
-->'''Jason''':
ass.\\
'''Jason''':
You could try. And then what?



* {{Blackmail}}: {{Downplayed}} in "KSR". The judge has a grudge against Alicia from earlier in the season (when she worked as a bar attorney in his court but tried to act as a normal defense attorney, slowing things down) and repeatedly rules against her. She comes to him privately and brings up an attempted FBI sting against him for alleged corruption earlier in the season (though insisting she's just asking for fairness, not for him to throw the case to her client). [[spoiler:He ultimately vacates her client's conviction, officially for sound legal reasons, but Alicia comes to him afterwards and feels guilty about it. He just tells her, "Can't you just say 'thank you'?"]]



--->'''Hacker''': Are they with you?
--->'''Kalinda''': ...''no.''

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--->'''Hacker''': Are they with you?
--->'''Kalinda''': ...
you?\\
'''Kalinda''': ...
''no.''
30th Jan '17 1:26:09 PM occono
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A SpinOff titled ''The Good Fight'' is due to premiere in February 2017, though by all appearances it's really a continuation of the same show with half the main characters replaced (including Alicia) but the same producers and courtroom stories.

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A SpinOff titled ''The Good Fight'' is due to premiere in February 2017, though by all appearances it's really [[PostScriptSeason a continuation of the same show show]] with half the main characters replaced (including Alicia) but the same producers and courtroom stories.
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