A couple of our favorite television shows came to an end this year. We enjoy a wide variety of shows: comedies, dramas, dramadies, and even some science fiction. In summary, if the show has likable characters and great writing, we will watch it. Today we wanted to talk about the series finale of The Good Wife.
The Good Wife aired for seven seasons and for seven faithful seasons, we watched. We watched the progression of Alicia from standing by her cheating State’s Attorney husband to going back to work as a defense attorney to running for State’s Attorney herself. We loved the smart writing, the twists and turns that kept us guessing, and the fantastic, quirky characters. Every time Carrie Preston starred in an episode as Elsbeth Tascioni, you knew it was time to nestle down into the couch for an supreme hour of tv watching.
Another funny character was Louis Canning, played by Michael J. Fox, a rival lawyer who exploits his neurological condition whenever it is legally expedient, particularly in front of a jury. Canning was always up to something and had a questionable moral code. Speaking of moral codes, we also loved Eli Gold, played by Alan Cumming. He had the best facial expressions on the show.
We were very sad when it was announced in February that the seventh season was going to be the last. We were even more sad when we actually watched the season finale. The final scene with Diane slapping Alicia and then walking away was an awful ending to a series that brought us so much joy. The internet agrees with this assessment. We wanted some kind of closure. Instead it left us hanging and slightly bitter at the writers. In fact, it’s a reason why we have yet to dig into BrainDead which has been collecting dust in our DVR for a while now.
There were so many unanswered questions. Does Alicia find true love? What happens to Peter? What’s next for Alicia’s career? Her children? What happens to Eli and his daughter Marissa?
After the finale, it was announced that there was going to be a spinoff, which got our hopes up that we would get more of Elsbeth Tascioni and Louis Canning, but our hopes were slightly dashed when we found out it is centered around Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo as their characters, Diane Lockhart and Lucca Quinn. But who knows, there may be hope: ‘The Good Wife’ Spin-Off: Michael J. Fox, Steele, Preston. The spinoff is set to debut in the spring of 2017 and will be on the CBS online channel, All Access. For more Good Wife Spinoff News, check out this article from The Hollywood Reporter: Christine Baranski Talks ‘Good Wife’ Spinoff and Why She Was “Shaken” by That Finale Slap.