I loved the first season of The Good Wife. The beginning of the second season was okay, and then I stopped watching sometime around November. The shift in focus from the legal cases to the intra-office politics -- and, indeed, a political campaign -- just stretched the show a bit thin and made it less enjoyable. But the DVR is full, so it's time to clear the backlog of episodes. And you know what? I remember why I loved this show to begin with. The creative legal strategies, the wheeling and dealing, and Alan Cumming, among other things. But most of all, I love a drama that has a sense of humor. So here's the deal, Good Wife: don't start taking yourself too seriously. Dive too far into the soap-opera pool and I'm gone. Linger too long on the Will/Alicia/Peter triangle or the Florrick/Childs/Scott-Carr election mess, and I'm gone. Remember that, at the end of the day, you're a show about lawyers who are occasionally very, very funny, and I'll stick around.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have seven more episodes to watch.