The TV Addict’s Top 10 Television Shows of 2014

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While they may not have been the year’s most critically acclaimed or the country’s most popular, each the following shows made this TV Addict’s Top 10 of 2014 for the simple reason that they left us jonesing another fix. You know those people who say “less is more?” Yeah, they’re totally wrong. As the following programs prove, too much is never enough.

MANHATTAN (WGNAmerica, CraveTV in Canada – Binge-watched)
WGN America’s second foray into scripted fare may have been about the development of a bomb, but the series itself was anything but [Thank you, thank you, we'll be here all night! Remember to tip your waiters!] Flawlessly crafted and beautifully acted, the show’s story, set against America’s race to beat Germany to the development of the world’s first atomic bomb was an absolute joy to watch. So much so that knowing the end thanks to, umm… well, history books, didn’t detract in the least from this immensely compelling series. [Read more...]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Things We’re Thankful For (and a Few Turkeys!)

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It’s the time of the year when we think about what we are thankful for, TV Addicts. Well, I’m very thankful for TV! Of course, I’m more thankful about some things than I am others so here is the top 5 things I’m thankful for this television season (so far): [Read more...]

The GOOD State’s Attorney?! We’ve Got Your First Look at THE GOOD WIFE Season 6

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Since Sunday September 21st is far too long to wait for the much-anticipated return of our favorite network drama, we thought fellow you might enjoy a first look at THE GOOD WIFE’s sixth season premiere. Ominiously titled “The Line,” Alicia is adamant in her refusal to run for State’s Attorney despite Eli’s attempts to persuade her to launch a campaign. Meanwhile, as Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos as partner, an internal crisis threatens to destroy the firm. [Read more...]

THE GOOD WIFE Previewpalooza: “Parallel Construction, Bitches” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Sunday March 9th episode of ARROW. Direct from CBS, “Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner fight to keep Lemond Bishop as a client when he is arrested on a drug-related charge, which possibly resulted from a leak inside Alicia’s firm. Meanwhile, the investigation into voter fraud in the gubernatorial election continues to move forward when Marilyn is approached by an agent in the Office of Public Integrity, on THE GOOD WIFE.” [Read more...]

Dispatches From the Couch: SURVIVOR, SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE GOOD WIFE & More!

It’s that time of year when we’re grateful for a DVR and On-Demand. Seriously, how in the world did people keep up with all their favorites in the primitive days before those existed? And heck, a lot of our favorites — THE WALKING DEAD, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, etc — haven’t even returned yet! But let’s flip around the dial, talk about some of what we’re watching at the moment… [Read more...]

THE GOOD WIFE Redux: A Trap Is Sprung


 
Perhaps there was no more heart-breaking moment on THE GOOD WIFE than in the 2nd season episode  “Foreign Affairs” when Alicia (Julianna Margulies) found out that her estranged husband Peter (Chris Noth) had slept with her new best friend Kalinda (Archie Panjabi).  We could just see the glass shattering around Alicia as her carefully constructed façade of control began to slip.  With expediency that one can only marvel at, Alicia had the locks changed on her apartment, packed Peter’s things, and rented an apartment for him — all within hours of learning of his latest betrayal.  Peter had betrayed her one last time and she was not going to take it anymore. [Read more...]

Protecting the Tiffany Network’s Crown Jewel: We Make the Case for CBS Treating THE GOOD WIFE Like a Thirteen Episode Cable Drama

By: BigTVFan

THE GOOD WIFE is CBS’ crown jewel drama. It’s a show that has garnered three Emmy nominations for Oustanding Drama (and should have been nominated last year too). Multiple series regulars have been nominated for Emmys and Julianna Margulies has won one for playing the titular character, Alicia Florrick. It’s also the prime destination for great actors to show up in guest starring roles. The only thing is, it’s not a big ratings hit.  By CBS standards the numbers it currently gets would certainly get it cancelled at the end of this season. (On Tuesday the NCIS twins both got a 1.9 for reruns, while a new episode of The Good Wife on Sunday got a 1.5). That’s not gonna happen because CBS knows what kind of acclaim and prestige this show garners. Plus it brings people to CBS that don’t regularly watch other CBS dramas. CBS is in such good shape with the 20 plus million people who watch NCIS and THE BIG BANG THEORY [TBBT] regularly, that they can afford to have a lower rated, high income, prestige show on their schedule, especially one that many, including CBS themselves, love. [Read more...]

THE GOOD WIFE First Look: Former GREY’S ANATOMY Star T.R. Knight Checks In

Just when you thought THE GOOD WIFE’s seemingly never-ending string of Emmy-worthy guest stars couldn’t get anymore, well Emmy-worthy, comes a first look at the show’s January 6th episode featuring a familiar face. And while star T.R. Knight checking into the show for the start of a multi-episode arc is good news for GREY’S ANATOMY fans, it’s not such a positive development for one Eli “Doesn’t Play Well With Others” Gold (Alan Cumming) who will be forced to work alongside Knight’s up-and-coming campaign strategist Jordan Karahalios on Peter Florrick’s campaign for Governor. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]

THE GOOD WIFE First Look: Guess Who’s Coming to [Thanksgiving] Dinner?

Are you among the millions of Americans who find themselves increasingly anxious around the holidays due to the requisite family drama that comes with it? Well, consider the following: No matter what fireworks are served up with alongside that succulent Turkey this Thanksgiving, it will probably pale in comparison to that of the Florrick family reunion! Case in point, the November 25th Thanksgiving-themed episode of THE GOOD WIFE ominously titled “A Defense of Marriage” that promises sparks-a-plenty when Stockard Channing drops by as Alicia’s mother. More first look photos of which can be found after the jump. [Read more...]