Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Review - The Good Wife Season 2 Episode 7 Bad Girls

There comes a point when these "ripped from the headline" plots cease to be innovative and become more gimmicks than anything else. The main plot revolves around a Lindsay Lohan (with a splash of Miley Cyrus) clone named Sloan who is accused of ramming her car into someone else's car after a nightclub fight. But that's only the start of numerous real-world references which have little point. There's talk of Rahm Emanuel's run for Chicago mayor, those quirky Taiwanese cartoons, illustrating news in a unique way, Howard Dean being shuffled away to be head of the DNC, and of course the use of Twitter as a plot device to get Sloane in jail. All of it may have worked if spread out, but contained in one episode, it seems way too much.

The rest of the episode has fairly average case--Sloan was covering for her sister who eventually comes clean--and a uncharacteristic subpar political plot. Wendy Scott Carr asks Eli to be campaign manager, but he refuses after Pastor Isaiah gives Peter the endorsement.

At the law firm, things are heating up as Diane is pushed out once more. Bond wants Will on board for something bigger between DC and Chicago, and getting rid of Diane may be the first step.

Score: 8.7/10
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