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‘The Good Wife’ Season 7 Review: Bring on the New Alicia

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The best show on television has returned and my days suddenly seem brighter. Two episodes into Season 7 of The Good Wife and I already feel a renewed energy throughout that is certainly contagious. So, with “Bond” and “Innocents” behind us, here are a few of my thoughts, if you will.

What I’m loving;

The “New” Alicia Florrick

I like. I really, really like. Okay, I love it. To me, Alicia is always at her best when bouncing back from something that’s knocked her down. Her own voter scandal and its repercussions being the cause for her latest battle. So, as much as I wanted to punch that bond court judge in his face (no really, WTF?), I know this will only cause Alicia to fire back on all cylinders. And I’ll be here waiting to cheer her on when she does. Knowing that every season gives us a new chapter in the “Education of Alicia Florrick”, I already feel that this one will make up for what Season 6 lacked. Here’s hoping I won’t be disappointed.

New Cast Additions

Hello, Cush Jumbo! What a wonderful breath of fresh air you are! I, for one, did not expect to love the character of Lucca Quinn as quickly as I did but, how could I not? Not only is she incredibly likeable, she also works really well with Alicia. Looking forward to seeing their friendship develop.

As if that was not enough, we also have Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who could have been playing the devil and I would still love him. As ex-lawyer, Jason Crouse, whom Alicia hires as her new investigator, I already like what I see…and the character. No, seriously. I like the ease of his interactions with Alicia. Too soon to say much else (other than I want to see him naked and on top of Alicia), but I think we are off to a good start.

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Eli vs. Peter. It had to happen eventually, right? Like I have seen the writers say on Twitter, no couples are safe. Did I see that coming? Honestly? Hell no. But I am loving it…so far. His using Alicia? Here for it. The way this entire thing is playing out makes so much sense. Peter really did lose his greatest asset and made his worst enemy in Eli. Therefore, he deserves everything he gets.

Eli vs. Ruth. Another fantastic cast addition this season is Margo Martindale as the bane of Eli’s existence, also known as, Ruth Eastman. They hate each other and it’s hilarious to watch. But, will their battle for the upper hand wreak more havoc than good? I’m eager to find out.

Eli…and a new love interest? [SPOILER ALERT]While she has yet to appear, I feel the need to mention the other cast addition I’m looking forward to. Vanessa Williams has joined as a recurring character that will first appear in November (I believe). We don’t know her character’s name yet, but we do know she’s to be a potential love interest for Eli. Hmmm….okay, I’m game. Let’s see where this goes.

What I need more of

Diane

That’s it. I just need more Diane. I don’t have to actually explain that, do I? You know what would be the most absolute perfect way to give me more of her? Diane and Alicia working together. Or Diane and Alicia as friends. I’m not picky.

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Too soon? Well…I don’t care. Just making my demands early in the season. Gives them time to deliver the goods. (Psst! There are tattoos. I want to see them.)

What I could do without

David Lee & Howard Lyman

I’m probably in the minority here, but enough is enough. I have had about as much as any human being should have to deal with when it comes to those two.

Peter’s Campaign

This one is tricky. I did not like the campaign storyline of Alicia’s last season. But, I LOVED what it gave us along the way. Personally, I could do without yet another campaign of Peter’s. However, I can already tell that the best thing to come from it will be all things involving Eli. So, it’s kind of a catch 22 for me.

There you have it. My random ramblings. I promise to try to get these out weekly, but, you guys…life. I would love to know your thoughts on the season so far, though. So, leave a comment, holler on twitter, whatever your TV-loving hearts desire.

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Chrissie Ortiz

Chrissie Ortiz is a one of TVSource Magazine’s most passionate columnists. As you can see by some of her favorite shows, she’s a pretty loyal viewer. She’ll usually stick it out no matter how bad it gets. Not one to assign herself to one genre, she looks for series that can pass her litmus test — holding her attention. Follow her on Twitter at @SourceChrissie.