History Series / TheGoodWife

17th May '16 4:59:48 PM Fireblood
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** In ‘The Trial’, Kalinda wants Lemond Bishop to get one of his subordinates, Dante, to appear at a trial. [[spoiler:Specifically, Cary’s trial. Kalinda does this by threatening to show photos of known drug dealers at Lemond’s house, which would get child services to take Dylan away. Lemond is furious, but gets Dante to appear at Cary’s trial as requested... and attends the trial when Dante is testifying, so says Cary is guilty of telling drug dealers how to avoid arrest.]]

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** In ‘The Trial’, Kalinda wants Lemond Bishop to get one of his subordinates, Dante, to appear at a trial. [[spoiler:Specifically, Cary’s trial. Kalinda does this by threatening to show photos of known drug dealers at Lemond’s house, which would get child services to take Dylan away. Lemond is furious, but gets Dante to appear at Cary’s trial as requested... and attends the trial when Dante is testifying, so says who then testifies Cary is guilty of telling ''did'' tell drug dealers how to avoid arrest.arrest as revenge for threatening Lemond's family.]]
17th May '16 1:56:45 PM SvartiKotturinn
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** In ‘The Trial’, Kalinda wants Lemond Bishop to get one of his subordinates, Dante, to appear at a trial. [[spoiler:Specifically, Cary’s trial. Kalinda does this by threatening to show photos of known drug dealers at Lemond’s house, which would get child services to take Dylan away. Lemond is furious, but gets Dante to appear at Cary’s trial as requested... who then says Cary is guilty of telling drug dealers how to avoid arrest.]]

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** In ‘The Trial’, Kalinda wants Lemond Bishop to get one of his subordinates, Dante, to appear at a trial. [[spoiler:Specifically, Cary’s trial. Kalinda does this by threatening to show photos of known drug dealers at Lemond’s house, which would get child services to take Dylan away. Lemond is furious, but gets Dante to appear at Cary’s trial as requested... who then and attends the trial when Dante is testifying, so says Cary is guilty of telling drug dealers how to avoid arrest.]]
10th May '16 7:04:26 PM Fireblood
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Creator/{{CBS}} legal drama series, 2009 to 2016, executive-produced by Creator/RidleyScott and starring Julianna Margulies, currently in its seventh (and final) season and both a Golden Globe and Emmy winner.

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Creator/{{CBS}} legal drama series, 2009 to 2016, executive-produced by Creator/RidleyScott and starring Julianna Margulies, currently in its seventh (and final) season and both a Golden Globe and Emmy winner.
10th May '16 7:03:31 PM Fireblood
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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Peter cheats on Alicia as one part of the scandal that starts up the series, and then with other women in later years. This is always portrayed as bad, even when their marriage is really just for show. On the other hand, Alicia is involved with multiple other men as well in the course of the series, but is portrayed well because a) Peter did it first and b) she unlike them, is either in love or at close to it.



* YourCheatingHeart: The original premise of the show is Peter cheating on Alicia with multiple women during his time as District Attorney. Every time they seem to reconcile their relationship, this keeps coming back to drive them apart. In contrast, Alicia ends up having affairs with several men over the course of the show, although it's clearly portrayed as more romantic than Peter's mostly sexual affairs. At one point, though, even Peter is shown to be having a steady extramarital relationship with a woman on his staff (his marriage with Alicia is just for show at that point), but he's forced to break it off for political reasons. In the series finale, [[spoiler:Diana's husband Kurt is revealed to have been having an affair with a former colleague of his]].

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* YourCheatingHeart: The original premise of the show is Peter cheating on Alicia with multiple women during his time as District State's Attorney. Every time they seem to reconcile their relationship, this keeps coming back to drive them apart. In contrast, Alicia ends up having affairs with several men over the course of the show, although it's clearly portrayed as more romantic than Peter's mostly sexual affairs. At one point, though, even Peter is shown to be having a steady extramarital relationship with a woman on his staff (his marriage with Alicia is just for show at that point), but he's forced to break it off for political reasons. In the series finale, [[spoiler:Diana's husband Kurt is revealed to have been having an affair with a former colleague of his]].
10th May '16 11:15:17 AM ChronoLegion
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* BlandNameProduct: Inverted when Will Gardner tries to make the firm more "hip" by re-branding Lockhart Gardner into LG. No one seems to mention that the RealLife LG Corporation might have something to say about that. This is promptly forgotten in later episodes, possibly due to the fact that the new name doesn't take off. Will tries to introduce himself to a prospective new lawyer as from "LG" only to get blank looks, forcing himself to go back to the old name.
10th May '16 11:01:24 AM ChronoLegion
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* YourCheatingHeart: The original premise of the show is Peter cheating on Alicia with multiple women during his time as District Attorney. Every time they seem to reconcile their relationship, this keeps coming back to drive them apart. In contrast, Alicia ends up having affairs with several men over the course of the show, although it's clearly portrayed as more romantic than Peter's mostly sexual affairs. At one point, though, even Peter is shown to be having a steady extramarital relationship with a woman on his staff (his marriage with Alicia is just for show at that point), but he's forced to break it off for political reasons. In the series finale, [[spoiler:Diana's husband Kurt is revealed to have been having an affair with a former colleague of his]].
10th May '16 10:55:46 AM ChronoLegion
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** The series finale has Alicia imagining coming home to, first, Jason, and then Peter. She then has imaginary conversations with [[spoiler:the late Will Gardner, eventually admitting that she will always love him]].
9th May '16 2:29:10 PM SvartiKotturinn
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* AndThenWhat?: Invoked by Jason to Peter in "Unmanned." It is probably part of the reason why Peter says [[spoiler: he won't fight Alicia on a divorce at the end of the episode.]]

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* AndThenWhat?: AndThenWhat: Invoked by Jason to Peter in "Unmanned." ‘Unmanned’. It is probably part of the reason why Peter says [[spoiler: he won't fight Alicia on a divorce at the end of the episode.]]



-->'''Kalinda''': I’m not gay, I’m.... flexible.

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-->'''Kalinda''': I’m I’m not gay, I’m.... flexible.



* BookEnds:
** [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming The first and last season each have one word as their title. The second and second-last have two, the third and third-last have three, and the fourth have four.]]
** Mirroring the first episode, [[spoiler:the series finale has Alicia standing by Peter as he resigns, but this time it’s Diane who [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps]] Alicia instead]].



* CoolOldGuy: Judge Michael Marx. An elderly fellow with a hearing aid, he, to everyone's surprise, turns out to be well-versed in computer algorithms and the tech world in general.

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* CoolOldGuy: Judge Michael Marx. An elderly fellow with a hearing aid, he, to everyone's everyone’s surprise, turns out to be well-versed in computer algorithms and the tech world in general.



** [[spoiler:The series ends with Alicia admitting she’ll always love Will and losing Jason apparently for good, Peter losing his career, and an apparently irreparable rift between Alicia and Diane after Lucca ruined Kurt’s reputation by accusing him of throwing a case for the sake of the woman he was cheating on Diane with. She seems willing to pick herself up and dust herself off, but at any rate that’s a lot to pick up the pieces from.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: The series has numerous obnoxious characters, but Anthony Edward Dudewitz, who appears in ‘Driven’, takes the cake. His overall attitude seems to be contempt for everyone else, referring to his programmers as "monkeys" and disdaining human intelligence generally, while hoping to create an AI that will overcome us.

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* {{Jerkass}}: The series has numerous obnoxious characters, but Anthony Edward Dudewitz, who appears in ‘Driven’, takes the cake. His overall attitude seems to be contempt for everyone else, referring to his programmers as "monkeys" ‘monkeys’ and disdaining human intelligence generally, while hoping to create an AI that will overcome us.



* LiterallyLaughableQuestion: One episode has Eli Gold trying to figure out if an intern on Peter Florrick's gubernatorial campaign slept with him (she claims on TV that he has a birthmark shaped like Brazil on his penis). When he asks Alicia, Peter's estranged wife, about it, she bursts out laughing at the birthmark part, putting the lie to it.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: A mild case. The third season premiere checks in with Alicia and seven other regular characters (Diane, Eli, Grace, Zach, Cary, Peter, Kalinda) before the opening titles, making Will [[ItMakesSenseInContext noticeable by his absence]]--''he'' shows up right after the titles, before the credits. Those are all ''regulars,'' never mind recurring characters and the primaries in [[LawProcedural cases of the week.]]

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* LiterallyLaughableQuestion: One episode has Eli Gold trying to figure out if an intern on Peter Florrick's Florrick’s gubernatorial campaign slept with him (she claims on TV that he has a birthmark shaped like Brazil on his penis). When he asks Alicia, Peter's Peter’s estranged wife, about it, she bursts out laughing at the birthmark part, putting the lie to it.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: A mild case. The third season premiere checks in with Alicia and seven other regular characters (Diane, Eli, Grace, Zach, Cary, Peter, Kalinda) before the opening titles, making Will [[ItMakesSenseInContext noticeable by his absence]]--''he'' shows up right after the titles, before the credits. Those are all ''regulars,'' ''regulars'', never mind recurring characters and the primaries in [[LawProcedural cases of the week.]]week]].



-->'''Lucca:'''Do you always decide things this fast?

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-->'''Lucca:'''Do -->'''Lucca:''' Do you always decide things this fast?



** In Season 7, he tries to capitalize on Alicia's pariah state by offering her a partnership in his firm. Naturally, she refuses, but he keeps trying to get his foot in the door by sending her cases. Partly he does this to please his wife, who thinks of Alicia as a friend, but he himself sees her as his FriendlyEnemy and knows that she would be a good addition to his team.

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** In Season 7, he tries to capitalize on Alicia's Alicia’s pariah state by offering her a partnership in his firm. Naturally, she refuses, but he keeps trying to get his foot in the door by sending her cases. Partly he does this to please his wife, who thinks of Alicia as a friend, but he himself sees her as his FriendlyEnemy and knows that she would be a good addition to his team.



** The main plot of "Discovery" was about [=ChumHum=], which is already a thinly disguised [=Google/Facebook=] hybrid, getting in trouble for some of the same reasons Google did. Such as a photo-recognition algorithm identifying black people as animals. Which is ''explicitly'' compared to [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/mzhang/2015/07/01/google-photos-tags-two-african-americans-as-gorillas-through-facial-recognition-software/#b198fe57b63c Google's controversy over same]].

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** The main plot of "Discovery" ‘Discovery’ was about [=ChumHum=], which is already a thinly disguised [=Google/Facebook=] hybrid, getting in trouble for some of the same reasons Google did. Such as a photo-recognition algorithm identifying black people as animals. Which is ''explicitly'' compared to [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/mzhang/2015/07/01/google-photos-tags-two-african-americans-as-gorillas-through-facial-recognition-software/#b198fe57b63c Google's Google’s controversy over same]].



* ShownTheirWork: When members of Anonymous interfere in a case about a rape accusation, they're actually portrayed fairly accurately, including someone pointing out that it's not actually a single organization with a definite membership. The only missing element is their signature ''Film/VForVendetta'' Guy Fawkes masks, but that would involve paying copyright fees to Warner Bros. for their use. The show just uses blank white masks with moustaches on the front.[[note]]Fellow CBS show like ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' used [[CaptainErsatz "Everyone"]].[[/note]]

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* ShownTheirWork: When members of Anonymous interfere in a case about a rape accusation, they're they’re actually portrayed fairly accurately, including someone pointing out that it's it’s not actually a single organization with a definite membership. The only missing element is their signature ''Film/VForVendetta'' Guy Fawkes masks, but that would involve paying copyright fees to Warner Bros. for their use. The show just uses blank white masks with moustaches on the front.[[note]]Fellow CBS show like ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' used [[CaptainErsatz "Everyone"]].‘Everyone’]].[[/note]]



** At the start of ‘Message Discipline’, Peter mentions Radley Balko's book ''Rise of the Warrior Cop''.

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** At the start of ‘Message Discipline’, Peter mentions Radley Balko's Balko’s book ''Rise of the Warrior Cop''.



** Finally used explicitly to refer to Alicia in "Party". It's not clear whether she actually thinks of ''herself'' as one.

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** Finally used explicitly to refer to Alicia in "Party". It's ‘Party’. It’s not clear whether she actually thinks of ''herself'' as one.



** 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 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''.



-->'''Alicia:''' You think you could ever be happy? If you had taken a left instead of a right or went up instead of down, you would've been happy?

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-->'''Alicia:''' You think you could ever be happy? If you had taken a left instead of a right or went up instead of down, you would've would’ve been happy?



-->'''Alicia:'''So whatever I do, whatever I did I’d end up right back here?

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-->'''Alicia:'''So -->'''Alicia:''' So whatever I do, whatever I did I’d end up right back here?



-->'''Eli:''' He reminds me of... (''{{Beat}}'') [[{{Metaphorgotten}} Actually]], [[SubvertedTrope he doesn’t remind me of anyone]].

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-->'''Eli:''' He reminds me of... (''{{Beat}}'') [[{{Metaphorgotten}} Actually]], [[SubvertedTrope he doesn’t remind me of anyone]].[[note]]This might be a case of VerbalBackspace, as he probably meant to say ‘Kalinda’.[[/note]]
27th Apr '16 2:42:17 PM QuaintFledgling
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* AntiHero: Will and Peter waver between Type II and Type III, with Kalinda being a clear Type III. Alicia occasionally enters Type II territory.

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* AntiHero: Will and Peter waver between Type II and Type III, with Kalinda being a clear Type III. Kalinda. Alicia occasionally enters Type II territory.strays into this area during darker moments.
25th Apr '16 9:10:35 PM StarSword
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Creator/{{CBS}} legal drama series, 2009 to present, exec produced by Creator/RidleyScott and starring Julianna Margulies, currently in its seventh (and final) season and both a Golden Globe and Emmy winner.

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Creator/{{CBS}} legal drama series, 2009 to present, exec produced 2016, executive-produced by Creator/RidleyScott and starring Julianna Margulies, currently in its seventh (and final) season and both a Golden Globe and Emmy winner.
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