THE SHOE DROPPED: Why that thing happened on The Good Wife tonight. I'm still collecting my thoughts.
added: The Kings explain, and I don't like it, because I don't want the show to be about what they want it to now be about. And Linda Holmes doesn't care for it either:
It's somewhat baffling, bordering on amusing, to see the Kings' letter to the show's fans in which they credit themselves for being different: "television, in our opinion, doesn't deal with this enough: the irredeemability of death." All the children slaughtered on Law & Order: SVU, the ER episode "Love's Labour's Lost," Rosalind Shays down the elevator shaft, "NOT PENNY'S BOAT"...and still, television doesn't deal enough with the irredeemability of death, with the way one day your loved one is there and the next day they're gone, and it's so awful, just awful. For crying out loud, how much of television has to be about that for it to be enough?
They also care a lot more about Alicia and Will as a tragic romance than I do, I immediately realized. In explaining why Will could only be dispatched in death, they say, "There was something in the passion that Will and Alicia shared that made distance a meager hurdle."
Uh, not for me. That's what made the relationship so different and so dramatically rich. As a romance, it was actually pretty boring and doomed. As a messy, conflicted friendship full of resentments, it was riveting. You want to do something that television doesn't deal with enough, make it complicated friendships. That, television actually doesn't deal with enough. Make it unsatisfying partings that aren't cataclysmic so much as depressing. That, television doesn't deal with enough.