Seriously I wasn’t even interested having a sneak peek of it. Firstly the title ‘the good wife’ did not fascinate me. Secondly I thought it would be same court room television drama but I was wrong. I was so wrong.
It is raining rats and dogs in Mumbai with strong winds, lightning and randomly I was browsing through the shows on Amazon prime video. I gave a look to the good wife show and started it with a homemade pizza giving me company.
The pilot episode features Alicias’ (the protagonist) first case of retrial of a woman accused of murdering her ex. After their first meeting Alicia advises the woman which was so fabulous and true to the fact.
“You like reading? I’m going to get you some books. Fiction is best. You won’t feel like it, but put on nice clothes and makeup. Force yourself to. Not for court for you. It’s the superficial things that matter most right now. Does it ever get easier? No. But you do get better at it.”
I can relate to the nice clothes and makeup. Since coming to face-to-face with infertility I am in love of getting ready. Even if I run late in the morning, I put on some compact, kohl, mascara and a lipstick before stepping out. I do it not with the intention of being attractive or hide my flaws but I do it because it makes me happy. I feel confident with it. Have you tried? No? Give it a try ladies!
Going ahead with the show: “Childs, you’ve obviously never made a woman angry before.” (Scene where Glenn Child meets Alicia after her first case) Woah! Now this was something to keep me going. I felt like cheering for this lady and shout, “You Go Girl!”
I always believe fiction has truth at its root and the strength which Alicia has and lives with for her children, is indeed admirable.
Two episodes down, I have a long journey with the good wife. Have you watched it?