The Good Wife or The Deep End

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ixpresxi
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The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby ixpresxi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:47 pm

curious of tls's take on these two legal shows...

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:48 pm

If there's a poll, make sure "neither" is an option.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby S de Garmeaux » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:49 pm

the deep end looks like its less about anything law related and more like greys anatomy

i dont know the other

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby ixpresxi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:51 pm

personally i prefer the good wife

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby reasonabledoubt » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:55 pm

ixpresxi wrote:curious of tls's take on these two legal shows...


Television technology is interesting, the things currently played on televisions aren't. I think popular boob-tube programming has reached the pinnacle of mind-numbing idiocy - but in a masochistic streak - I tried watching one of these episodes. The Deep End is spectacularly contrived, dull and stupid. The portrayals as well as requirements of the audience to even consider any scene dramatic, interesting or compelling (in any sense) truly shows how stupid the media either (a) wants us to be or (b) we are, if we watch it. It is spectacularly terrible. I will not subject myself to it ever again. Shame on them.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby EzraStiles » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:04 pm

Neither. They're both awful. There hasn't been a realistic, in-depth show analysing the day-to-day soul crushing drudgery of the legal field and de-glamorizing it to a realistic level since Boston Legal was canceled.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby Threepeat » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:05 pm

I like The good Wife. Most people on here denounce anything that isn't 100% realistic, and if they're going to be that way then they shouldn't watch anything other than Court TV.

The Deep End is definitely off the deep end...way to dramatic and poor acting. The Good Wife has some good characters, and is entertaining to watch.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby reasonabledoubt » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:06 pm

EzraStiles wrote:Neither. They're both awful. There hasn't been a realistic, in-depth show analysing the day-to-day soul crushing drudgery of the legal field and de-glamorizing it to a realistic level since Boston Legal was canceled.


"De-glamorizing?" Didn't each BL episode end with fine scotch and cigars? ;)

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby mochafury » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:10 pm

^ Wait, that's not realistic? Oh. Excuse me while I withdraw all of my apps and cancel my mass Glen Livet order on Amazon.d

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:15 pm

I rather liked Raising The Bar.

Accuracy is questionable, but the show was good.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby ixpresxi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:20 pm

reasonabledoubt wrote:
ixpresxi wrote:curious of tls's take on these two legal shows...


Television technology is interesting, the things currently played on televisions aren't. I think popular boob-tube programming has reached the pinnacle of mind-numbing idiocy - but in a masochistic streak - I tried watching one of these episodes. The Deep End is spectacularly contrived, dull and stupid. The portrayals as well as requirements of the audience to even consider any scene dramatic, interesting or compelling (in any sense) truly shows how stupid the media either (a) wants us to be or (b) we are, if we watch it. It is spectacularly terrible. I will not subject myself to it ever again. Shame on them.


this is a bit much no?

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby iamtaw » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:27 pm

reasonabledoubt wrote:
EzraStiles wrote:Neither. They're both awful. There hasn't been a realistic, in-depth show analysing the day-to-day soul crushing drudgery of the legal field and de-glamorizing it to a realistic level since Boston Legal was canceled.


"De-glamorizing?" Didn't each BL episode end with fine scotch and cigars? ;)



god i love boston legal

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby catharsis » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:29 pm

i was really enjoying Raising the Bar a lot.. darn you TNT for canceling!!!!!! :evil:

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby Unitas » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:32 pm

catharsis wrote:i was really enjoying Raising the Bar a lot.. darn you TNT for canceling!!!!!! :evil:


I really liked raising the bar. Sad it is gone, but they said there would be a few more episodes I thought. Only thing I would have changed about is would have called him Zack Morris. In my mind he was still the same person going from elementary school to college and now he is just a lawyer. I actually watched him through all those years.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby summerstar » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:48 pm

I miss BL and the Practice...but The Good Wife will do for now...also, I like the fact that it centers on a woman lawyer, as opposed to the other shows which are male dominated. The women were usually either bitchy or legal ingenues trying to stand up against their male counterparts, sometimes brilliantly, othertimes not so. "Alicia" is savy and vulnerable, a great combination.

Interesting that BL and The Practice were Boston based, The Good Wife is Chicago based, The Deep End is L.A. ( but shot in Texas). Where is the New York counterpart? ( The Rhode Island attempt, Canterbury's Law, also with Margulies, flopped...no surprise, it degenerated into an alcoholic divorce riddled stupor).

The all time best was L.A. Law....if any of you were even born then!

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby extempore88 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:51 pm

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby rockchalk86 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:59 pm

I think it is hard to judge the deep end because there has only been one episode. I thought it was funny how all of them are practicing without passing the bar considering results don't come out until Novemberish (Unless they all clerked).

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby sandiecohen47 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:59 pm

I love The Good Wife. Not the most realistic show but great acting and good stories. The Deep End, besides starring Tina Majorino, is trash. I was surprised that none of these 4 associates at a LA law firm would come from UCLA or USC or Loyola... and wouldn't have experience as a 2L Summer Associate. After watching the premiere, I wondered if the creator did any actual research.

I do like Billy Zane... I don't think any actor in the world can play skeezy and creepy better (except the brilliant Christopher Walken).

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby summerstar » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:11 pm

yes...and speaking of Walkin, I loved his weird fantasy video to "Weapon of Choice". Amazing.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby PhantaManta » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:15 pm

As far as lawyers in entertainment go, I really enjoyed the movies Fracture and Michael Clayton.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby existenz » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:39 pm

summerstar wrote:
The all time best was L.A. Law....if any of you were even born then!


I don't know -- Paper Chase is more my style :)

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby summerstar » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:42 pm

existenz wrote:
summerstar wrote:
The all time best was L.A. Law....if any of you were even born then!


I don't know -- Paper Chase is more my style :)


yeah, classic East Coast rigor.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby Bronte » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:44 pm

PhantaManta wrote:As far as lawyers in entertainment go, I really enjoyed the movies Fracture and Michael Clayton.


Agreed, particularly Clayton.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby PhantaManta » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:04 pm

Bronte wrote:
PhantaManta wrote:As far as lawyers in entertainment go, I really enjoyed the movies Fracture and Michael Clayton.


Agreed, particularly Clayton.



I like that movie better than Fracture too... In fact, Michael Clayton is one of my favorite movies. But I can't help but like the main character in Fracture better. He is arrogant as fuck and that's why I like him, Willy Beachum or something ;D.

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Re: The Good Wife or The Deep End

Postby missvik218 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:06 pm

Season 3 of Damages anyone?! It started on Monday. Looks like it should be a goodie!!

Edit: Neither show in the thread title are any good, it's insulting to call The Deep End the law version of Grey's.
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