I’m on Season 5 of “The Good Wife,” the CBS legal drama starring Julianna Margulies that became my binge of the moment during the long days at the end of my pregnancy.
Every time I drown in a TV show, little things about it get in my head. This series is no different.
Here are four things watching “The Good Wife” makes me want to do more.
Pick up the phone
It’s not that I don’t want to talk to the people that call my cell phone. It’s just that I don’t like interrupting my day to do it. If it’s my husband or family or one of a couple closest friends, cool. Otherwise. how about a text? But watching these lawyers pick up mobile calls on the first ring — “Excuse me, I’ve got to take this” – makes me realize that a) it’s not rude if it’s done right, and b) things get done faster when they don’t wait in an inbox.
Forget the terrible two’s. It’s T-minus 11 years before my son turns 13, and when I talk to seasoned parents, I want to hear how they survived their kids’ adolescence. But Zach and Grace, protagonist Alicia Florrick’s kids on “The Good Wife,” kick ass. They’re smart, sensible, and actually seem to respect both their mom and each other. Maybe 11 years won’t come soon enough.
My feet are not fashion forward. After four years of wincing in heels in high school, I went all-flats in college and didn’t wear them again until my bachelorette party (the alcohol helped). I’ve done my best to forget the fact that legs look stunning on pedestals, but the many sharply dressed female attorneys on “The Good Wife” are reminding me.
You win some, you lose some. Unless you’re the hero in a law drama. Then you win pretty much all the time. It’s fantasy, of course, all the loopholes and last-minute breakthroughs that bless Alicia’s cases, but grit really does go a long way. Do I really need to give up on that battle, or that one? Maybe so, maybe not.