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The Good Wife Fun Facts

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The Good Wife is an American television legal and political drama that premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009. Created by Robert King and Michelle King, the series stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Archie Panjabi, Matt Czuchry and Alan Cumming, while featuring Chris Noth in a recurring role throughout the seasons. The show is executive produced by  Ridley Scott, Charles McDougall, and David W. Zucker.

The show is heavily serialized, oftentimes having multiple story arcs that play throughout the season, each with their own mini or side plots that weave in and out of the main story’s plot. The serial aspect of The Good Wife highlights the smaller stories in seasons 5 and 6 of the series, and is a drastic difference from the majority of shows that air on CBS, which are procedural shows.

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The series focuses on Alicia Florrick in the aftermath of her husband, Peter Florrick, being sent to jail on charges of corruption, and a possible sex scandal. Florrick must dust off her old skills as a litigator if she hopes to provide for her children in the absence of their father.port it, The Good Wife has received critical acclaim since its debut. The Show has been received numerous awards, including 5 Emmy’s, and the 2014 Television Critics Association award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. Most notably, Julianna Margulies’ role as Alicia Florrick has received exceptional praise.

 

Partially inspired by a series of political scandals, the show makes references to several scandals involving politicians, including Bill Clinton and Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York. One of the show’s creators, Michael King explained, “We came up with the idea about a year and a half ago.

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There had been this waterfall of these kinds of scandals, from Bill and Hillary [Clinton], to Dick Morris, to Eliot Spitzer, to name just a few. I think they are all over our culture. And there was always this image of the husband up there apologizing and the wife standing next to him. I think the show began when we asked, ‘What are they thinking?’”

The Good Wife has received universal critical acclaim from critics and audiences alike, all of which praise the show’s stunning characterization and drama. In reviewing the first early episodes many critics specifically praised the acting talents of the cast across the board. The first season of the show received a Metacritic rating of 76 out of 100 based on 26 reviews. Similarly, the second, third and fourth seasons scored highly on the Metacritic website, the rising levels of interest indicating universal acclaim.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the show boasts a 100% approval rating from critics across 6 seasons, based on 27 critics for season six. The website’s consensus states, “Though in its sixth season, The Good Wife remains one of network television’s best shows with sharp writing, vibrant characters, and high production values.”

The Chicago Tribune commended the show on its ability to keep audiences entertained and returning week after week for more drama and answers to their questions. They commended the show, noting that “One of the best parts of the show is Alicia’s complicated relationship with her husband, who humiliated his family with a sex scandal but also appears to be a pawn in a larger game being played by high-level politician.”

The sixth season finale airs on Sunday March 29 at 9:00 pm PT on CBS. Just click right here to find more television & internet entertainment options.

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most famous actors in the world; in the 1990s he impressed critics with his harrowing performance in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and earned legions of fan girls with his role in Titanic. Since then, Dicaprio has become well known for his complex, deep and typically dramatic roles—with a few exceptions, such as his wacky performance in the award-winning The Wolf of Wall Street. But how much do you really know about this star-studded actor? Let’s take a look at 4 things you didn’t know about Leonardo Dicaprio!leonardo-dicaprio-movie-role

He once considered playing fellow heartthrob James Dean

Dicaprio is well known for his biographical roles, and it would likely come as no surprise to any Dicaprio fan that the actor was once seriously considering joining a film project about James Dean—another Hollywood hunk who was taken far too soon. Dicaprio was approached about playing Dean in the project; however, the actor decided to decline the role, since at the time he felt he was not yet experienced enough.

He auditioned for Batman Forever

Chris O’Donnell became a popular heartthrob after his appearance as Dick Grayson and Robin in Batman Forever and the critically planned Batman and Robin. However, O’Donnell was not the only actor to audition for the role. Among the many young actors who vied for the part was Dicaprio, who lost out to O’Donnell—which was perhaps a good thing, considering the quality of the films.

He was originally casted in American Psycholeonardo-Dicaprio-interview

Leonardo Dicaprio was the original actor cast as Patrick Batman in the horror thriller, American Psycho, based on a novel of the same named by Bret Easton Ellis. However, Dicaprio had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts that could not be resolved, and the film’s producers were forced to look for another actor. Christian Bale was ultimately cast, and earned many accolades for his disturbing performance.

He helped support a Titanic survivor

Dicaprio, along with fellow Titanic co-star Kate Winslet, both gave financial support to Millvina Dean; Dean, the last living Titanic survivor, was living in a nursing home but was unable to pay for her bills. Dean would have been forced to sell her personal mementos—including remnants she kept from her trip on the Titanic—if Winslet and Dicaprio had not pledged to pay for her nursing home care.

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Two characters from The Walking Dead Comics We Want to See on the Show

It is no secret that The Walking Dead TV show has taken a lot of liberties from the storyline provided by the comics. Although the basic premise of the show is the same, and many of the characters in the show are based on characters found in the original comic series, there are a lot of differences between the two. Everything from the inclusion of new characters like Daryl Dixon to the alteration of character’s fates, like the extended life of Shane and the early death of Dale, have shown that the show is not afraid of diverging from its source material.the-walking-dead-comic-book-character

Although the show is not a carbon copy of the comics, there are some characters from the comic book series that we believe need to make an appearance on its television counterpart. The following are the top two characters from the original Walking Dead comic that we definitely want to see on the show.

Negan and his group

The character of Negan is one of the most controversial characters in the original comic. In the comic series, N

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egan and his group are the antithesis of everything that Rick and his group have come to stand for. Rick has learned that violence is not a means to an end, and that trying to lead with violence only leads to death and suffering. Negan, on the other hand, not only leads with violence but enjoys it—he is a true sadist who has no problem causing suffering, pain and death on his slightest whim. Seeing Rick and his group face the truly terrifying rule of Negan would give the show major tension and suspense.

And considering what befalls some of the characters in the Negan story arc in the comic, it might also cause some huge ripples in the show’s lineup. The fact that certain characters die or are dramatically altered by Negan may play a factor in whether or not he really does make an appearance—will the show runners risk killing off fan favorites for the sake of the comic’s story?

Ezekiel and his group

If the show does bring in Negan, they will have to—or, more importantly, they should—bring in the character of Ezekiel and the group that he leads. Ezekiel is the true opposite of Negan—both are the leaders of their own group, but where Negan rules as a tyrant through fear and violence, Ezekiel is the “citizen king” who protects his people.

Although Ezekiel plays a huge role in the Negan storyline and his complex characterization would make for a richer show, there is one factor that might have the show runners reconsidering his inclusion: his domesticated tiger, Shiva. Will fans of the show accept a domesticated tiger as part of the show which has taken great pains to focus on the ‘reality’ of its world? Or will it be seen as too outlandish, even for a show populated by zombies? Only time will tell!

 

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