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Television Thu Sep 16 2010

"The Good Wife" Adds Two New Female Characters: Will They Be Slutty Idiots?

I found out via the "The Good Wife" Facebook Group that they will be adding new characters played by Glencoe native Lili Taylor and Michigan-bred Elizabeth Reaser.

I really hope they don't screw up the show. I've been able to enjoy it because the female characters are interesting and complex (and the storyline is intriguing, of course). Even though Lili Taylor doesn't seem dumb (based on a video and interview I saw), who knows--they could write some stupid script for these new gals and that would cheapen the show.

If the show goes down, I'm out. The season premiere is on September 28 at 9:00 on Channel 2.

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Lily / September 16, 2010 9:43 PM

You underestimate the writers of the show, I'm afraid. The Good Wife has not shown signs of being capable of slipping into such pitfalls. I have complete faith in the show that these characters won't be "slutty idiots" (as you put it) or in any way ruin the show.

Margaret / September 17, 2010 5:37 PM

The first season was overflowing with such quality I can't imagine them screwing up, but sometimes TV folks make mistakes, such as what happened with the Star Trek franchise: they cheapened it with "Enterprise".

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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