I know I have been reviewing a bunch of DVDs because I want you to catch-up on the shows I love, but if one DVD has came out this fall that I would love for you to check out because of its episodes and features its CBS’s The Good Wife, which releases its Complete First Season today.
The box set includes all 23 wonderful episodes of the series which follows Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), a wife of a disgraced politician (Chris Noth) that goes back to work as an attorney and trying to balance her kids and her work.
I recently re-watched every episode again on the set, with the included commentary on some of the episodes which is fun and insightful, as well as the many deleted scenes that include commentary as well.
Also on the set is an almost documentary-esque feature titled The Education of Alicia Florrick: Making Season One, which gives detailed looks at costume, casting, production, set, and scripts in an hour and a half special.
This is a very smart buy in advanced of season 2 coming Tuesdays at 10/9c to CBS on the 28th and it is available now!
Wow, there is a lot of TV on tonight. Lucky I have seen some of it and below are my quick thoughts….
Julianna Margulies and guest star Paige Turco in a new "The Good Wife"
V – 10/9c on ABC With next Tuesday, D-Day in the V world both on TV and behind the scenes, as the season finale will air and ABC will decide the faith of the series at Upfronts. The prospects are looking a lot better now as the ratings have been steady unlike the other bubble drama, FlashForward. Tonight’s episode really serves as a prequel to the events of the finale and does it well. It clearly will be Erica vs. Anna, and that pairing has started in an unusual way tonight. Maybe the best episode of the series yet and the last scene will shock you thanks to great guest starring roles.
Justified – 10/9c on FX Back in March, when the Timothy Olyphant fronted series began I was very happy with the product, now as we enter the final stretch of the first season (FX recently ordered a 2nd), I have not been that happy with the product. The episodes in recent weeks have been hit or miss but the episode airing now is very much a hit. Raylan is caught up in a very compelling hostage swap, and the next episode after keeps up the high paced energy.
The Good Wife – 10/9c on CBS Oh how I love this show. Tonight’s episode the Alicia vs. Cary battle that was presented all the way back in the pilot. The episode focuses on Will and Diane’s decision that they do not want to make as bigger problems like the firm going under by losing big players. Alicia meanwhile focuses on how Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) is affecting her life while juggling a case involving a ugly rock-star divorce. Also, look for tons of familiar faces if you watched Damages.
Now, I have some quick thoughts on why I am so excited about tonight’s episode below, there will be some spoilers…