Had no idea he was going to be in this, so it was a very pleasant surprise
Agreed. I think Josh Charles's character (forget his name) and Alicia are going to flirt. I loved when he called Christine Baranski out on mentoring young female associates until they surpass her, because I have seen this happen.
I don't like the competition with Matt Czurchy's character
I don’t either. I’ve heard of summer associates competing for slots but never two hirees competing to stay. That character is pretty unnecessary – there’s enough with Josh Charles (they went to law school together, there’s sexual tension potential) and Christine Baranski (the fine line between mentorship and rivalry).
The rest of the country may move on, but if you are dealing with the people involved in the scandal on a daily basis, it is much more difficult to let it go.
Plus she was still dealing with the ramifications it had on her day to day life: she was back at work and I’d imagine she’d planned to be a politician’s wife/stay-at-home mom the rest of her days; she’d sold their home because they couldn’t afford it on her salary; her kids had switched schools and were still hearing about it from their peers; her mother-in-law was living with her. Six months isn’t a long time when you’re dealing with something as big as this.
I was hoping for less legal procedure and more scandal aftermath. I actually don’t think I was aware that the character going back to work as a lawyer was part of the plot. It was glossed over, but I wanted to see, like, the conversation that took place immediately after that slap. I wanted to see the kids’s first days at their new school, the financial loss they took (the decision to sell the house and other downsizing), the decision for Grandma to come to stay, what causes the strain between daughter and grandma, etc. So I’ll keep watching a bit and hope they show me those things.
Julia Margulies is beautiful, but I wish she would wear her hair curly. And I hope Chris Noth doesn’t play his character like Mr. Big (toes the line between charming and smarmy), because I was sick of Mr. Big when Sex and the City was on the air. (Love Mike Logan, though – I’m too young to have seen him on L&O “live,” but love seeing reruns from that era. Don’t like Criminal Intent.)
Edited by Empress1, Sep 23, 2009 @ 7:53 PM.