Can we talk about the resolution of the Marilyn's baby thing? Random, yes, but this show likes to write itself out of problems with out-of-nowhere twists like that.Favorite moment: when the non-Lillard Thicky Trickster tried to embrace Cary in the celebration and backed off.
We knew it probably wasn't going to be the governor--the writers have been to that well too many times (and Peter has much bigger and more interesting problems now with the election storyline), so I enjoyed the utter randomness of it.
The internal politics of LG are a bit confusing--they've been spun as a relatively BigLaw law firm, but they only have about 25 partners?
My assumption has been that LG is a mid-sized firm that now is trying to go for the big time. But, yes, my husband and I spend a certain amount of time identifying the reasons why LG would collapse in the real world. (Overspending to get partners! Expanding to NYC! Stupid rebrand!) Especially after just barely, barely, surviving bankruptcy. That said, the list of red flags is so long and so clear, that perhaps reality will catch up with them....
We've seen about 50 partners in the room at other partnership meetings.
Though based on the quorum/majority rules we saw last night, the partnership has shrunk--which may make some sense--they could have trimmed "deadwood" when they were going through bankruptcy.
Wait, I need a reality check here; 25 partners wouldn't be considered a big firm?!?
Nope. Even at a leverage of 4 associates for every partner (which is leverage that we haven't witnessed on the show and that seems unlikely post-bankruptcy), you'd still only be looking at 125 attorneys. Another way to think of it is this: I worked at a BigLaw firm in Chicago that, even back when I was in law school, occupied something like 12 floors of a Chicago building. LG occupies one. So, by late 1990s standard, LG is not BigLaw. By today's standards, not even close.
Thank you, Jenn; that gives me a lot of perspective on this. (Also, good lord those are some big firms.)
What I thought was really interesting about this week's episode was how deep they went in paralleling the case of the week's source material. They actually gave the rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot's take on his own song! Few discussions about the Coulton/Glee conflict ever even mention that part — that the satire is a little flat in the first place, because the song was never misogynist at its base, rather meant to encourage an embrace of a different type of feminine body than societal's norms dictated at the time.
See, I never saw Coulton's paraody about being about misogyny, but rather about race/class.
I hear that -- although MixALot's entire oeuvre has been race/class satire.
To wit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_F76ySzk48