.trying this soccer thing.giving up on the good wife.
Anonymous said: If you could just jump into your tv and change one thing in the good wife like idk for example tell Kalinda that Blake's gonna come and fuck her life up so she can do something about it beforehand, what would you do?
Ooh, I’ve thought a lot about what I’d do differently if I were a writer,but not what I’d do if I got the opportunity to intervene in the story. I think your example is on the right track for me: I would definitely want to prevent the damage Blake ultimately ends up causing. But I think I’d go back to the source: I would somehow (I’d be able to be more specific if the show had been more specific about what, exactly, happened) prevent Peter and Kalinda from sleeping together. If I couldn’t do that, then I’d make Blake leave town before he gets the chance to talk to Kalinda or to Matan and make it so that Alicia is (and the audience is) forever blissfully unaware that anything ever happened. That reveal caused more trouble than it was worth, I think. And that’s where I get into talking about writing and problems I’d fix in the writers’ room, so I’ll stop here.
#long story short: I’d be fine with the Kalinda/Peter reveal if the writers had actually made something out of it#if they’d committed to really exploring Kalinda and Alicia#or to really exploring Alicia and Peter#or to really making the reveal have a lasting effect#and ‘alicia and kalinda no longer interact’ doesn’t count.
This! The reveal would’ve been fine if they had something beyond ‘Alicia is upset with Kalinda and that makes Kalinda sad’. Because first of all: no kidding. And second of all: what next? They can’t simply go back to be friends again, but there is still a lot to explore in terms of Kalinda and Alicia’s relationship.
I remember someone saying about Kalinda’s husband on The Good Wife that he was probably surprised at how powerful Kalinda’s friends in her knew life were. (This probably wasn’t an accident on Kalinda’s part, either, but insurance against her husband.) I couldn’t help but think of this when Sharon Raydor took down Rusty’s mom on the summer finale of Major Crimes. Rusty’s mom claimed that Captain Raydor didn’t know her, but it’s really the other way around. Rusty’s mom really has no idea how powerful Rusty’s friends are. Hell, she probably thinks she’s just up against Captain Raydor, when it’s really all of Major Crimes (Provenza getting that footage of the visit between Rusty and his mom and then most of the rest of the unit analyzing it) as well as Chief Taylor and whatever other friends in law enforcement these individuals have. There are literally institutions between Rusty and his mother now, as Captain Raydor made sure to point out in her visit.