Maybe I always enjoyed television but for whatever reason, movies, in the theater, always had me mesmerized. Silent movies, big productions, movie stars, you name it, I was enthralled.
When I started working in the entertainment industry I started in film. i've only worked on a small number of television projects and while I enjoyed them, there is still something special to me about film.
But television can be pretty darned fun too. From the cool kichy shows of the 70s and 80s to my current crop of faves.
One of those is The Good Wife. The Julianna Margulies starrer that features a pretty amazing cast is a series that always surprises me. I should say I enjoyed Margulies when she was on ER (another show with a great ensemble cast) but here she is not just a totally different character, but a fun one to watch who is dealing not only with the literal trials of daily life, but the tribulations of her personal life as well.
The cast is wonderful with Margulies joined by the baby faced Josh Charles, Chris Noth, Archie Punjabi, the wonderful attorney you love to ... well not so much hate, but hope he comes back to his senses Matt Czuchry and the always wonderful Christine Baranski.
Last nights episode is one of the reasons I enjoy the show so much. While I may often guess at what the outcome will be, oftentimes it happens in a way I totally don't expect. And last night it occurred with the help of the wayward Czuchry. I hope this is an indicator of good things to come in the future.
Television can be boring, repetitive and at times even annoying. But it can also be pretty terrific. And The Good Wife is one of the shows that is, in my opinion, pretty darned terrific.
You should check it out.