Every now and then a show comes along that just plain blows you away.
When I first heard about The Good Wife, I thought "great, another mediocre show to replace a long-loved-but-cancelled show (yes, I'm still morning Journeyman and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles!).
After watching the first episode I still had my doubts - too many courtroom/law firm backstabbing shows over the years tends to give the "meeh" feeling.
Heck, even the title put me off (every writer knows the value of an eye-catching title, or ought to anyway).
But what Juliana Margulies has done with The Good Wife is simply awesome! The dignity with which her character, Alicia, deals with her husband's serial adultery and allegations of fraud and abuse of office left me truly gobsmacked. As a friend put it (paraphrasing), "her eyes convey a thousands words without once opening her mouth". The show also produced neat little twists that kept me on the edge of my seat and left me yearning for more.
I wasn't surprised at all to learn Ms Margulies has won both a Golden Globe and a SAG award in the past week. I loved her as George Clooney’s love interest in ER, but she’s truly extraordinary in this role.
Watch the preview segment below for a taster...
... and if you’ve seen it and love it the way I do, pray with me that this isn't another show that the networks cancel after one season!
Have a great day.