I have been looking forward to this drama even since it was announced. I am a big fan of the US series, so when I heard that tvn was doing a remake, I was sold. Having watched the original in its entirety, some comparisons are inevitable. In fact, I feel that if I wasn’t familiar with the original, I might not have stuck around for the second episode.
The show retained the major plot points, and in fact the case in the first episode also felt like it was based loosely upon a case from the original. Did it live up to my expectations? Yes and no.
I’m so pleased to welcome The Good Wife back into my weekly watching routine. Good thing for us, the show picks up right where it left off last season, with Eli’s lightbulb moment. Let get straight back to it.
- Cary getting arrested. The entire scene is something picked out of a crime thriller I recently read. I have a feeling that the arrest might drag on a little, seeing how they practically drip-fed us information about the how/why/what of the situation. No one knows he’s arrested, but at least he was smart enough to get the message to Kalinda.
- Finn (looking yummy) being the ASA on Cary’s case, and the look of excitement on Alicia’s face when she finds out. She almost pleased to be spending time with him. Their legal sparring and in-between banter excites me. The good thing is that it doesn’t feel like they’re trying to shoehorn in a romance between the two, but are building upon an organic bond they developed from last season.
- Every scene with Alicia and Diane. I knew Diane would come to the rescue somehow.
- Eli’s daughter, Marissa, and her running commentary in his office.
- Eli’s continued struggle with Peter’s intern is hilarious. It is so funny watching him try to prevent the intern from getting close to Peter, and failing spectacularly when said intern would like to do whatever she wants, like not wearing underwear.
- Eli’s plan backfiring on him when Castro and Peter duke it out in Peter’s office. Oh, I’d love to have seen some bitchslapping going on.
- Another one of Kalinda’s friends being used as a plot point/device. There are that many of them that they’re all blurred into one. Move on.
- Lemond Bishop. Doubt he’s on anyone’s Christmas list, but he’s really effective at giving you the chills, that’s for sure.
- Peter trying to stop Eli from persuading Alicia to run. Bet he’ll change his mind by the end of the episode, pfftttt. (And he does.)
- Topless Cary in jail, which included many other topless inmates (urgh). But he did look quite beaten down and pathetic after a night in jail, so I did feel sorry for him.
- David Lee whispering over Canning’s shoulder as they plot to take over the firm and all of Diane’s clients, like the vultures they are. It’s almost funny, except Canning is too effectively hateful.
Shu Yu makes a schoolboy error, but we get to revel in some lovey-dovey fluff. Boss Ge swoops in like a hawk to its prey, as Wei Zhen gets tossed from one devil to another like a rag doll.
Wei Zhen is ever so adorable, fretting over attending Shu Yu’s bandmates’ wedding. Shu Yu is sweetly supportive, and he sends her a pretty frock complete with a personal note. At the wedding he’s super protective of her. The best thing is that he doesn’t need to deal with the blabbermouths himself, today’s guest stars 浩角翔起 knocks them out for Shu Yu with a few verbal blows. Their cameo as the wedding singers/hosts is hilarious with a bit of meta thrown in.