I grew up on reruns of The Golden Girls, AbFab, Keeping Up Appearances, The Jeffersons, Mama's Family, The Carol Burnett Show, Laverne & Shirley, I Love Lucy, and Designing Women. I've been addicted to television ever since.

My newer televisual obsessions include: Cougar Town, The Good Wife, Veep, Archer, Arrested Development, Orange is the New Black, Mindy Project, Girls, Justified, Miranda, 30 Rock, True Blood, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, AHS, The Office, Supernatural and of course The Real Housewives.

I love female comics, including: Joan Rivers, Bette Midler, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Handler, etc.

My dream: creating my own series.
Or publishing a book.

I'm fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish. Graduated from Cal, current UCLA student.

 

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moviehousehusband:

Queen of Hulaween: Bette Midler

  • 2000 (w/Rosie)—Fall Goddess
  • 2004—Some sort of fabulous goddess
  • 2005—The Rose
  • 2006—Garden Goddess
  • 2007—Goddess of the Forest
  • 2008—Bloody Cook/Chef
  • 2009—Show Ghoul
  • 2010—Weeping Willow
  • 2011—Dia de los Muertos
  • 2012—Ghost of Coco Chanel

Can she go as Winifred Sanderson this year? It’ll be the 20th anniversary of that movie!

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She’s been Snooki, Suri Cruise, Mariah Carey, and now Miley Cyrus. Bless you, Ms. Rivers.

I wonder who she would have been this year…

Despite most of the episode being about Cary, “Trust Issues” is a constant reminder of one thing: Alicia is, and always will be, the center of The Good Wife. Everything that happens in that hour revolves around or relates to her. From Cary being in jail to Diane joining Florrick/Agos to Eli insisting she run for public office, each event affects Mrs. Florrick. But more on “Assassin” Alicia later.

A majority of the episode delves into getting Cary out of prison. Pretty boy Finn wont give up when it comes to denying the bail money that came from Dexter Roja, not Lemond Bishop. Wink, wink. Unfortunately, Finn wins this one. Alicia decides to put a second mortgage on her home to raise the $1.3 million for Cary’s bail. Except there’s one problem: Peter Florrick. Mr. Florrick, who is listen as co-owner, wont sign because he thinks it’s a bad idea. If you didn’t like Peter before, chances are you already hate him anyway.


Peter’s not the only man causing trouble. Lemond Bishop is still in the spotlight since he’s (in)directly related to Cary’s current status. Bishop, who refuses to testify, agrees to let Kalinda question his men to figure out what Cary really said that day in his kitchen. Of course Bishop has to be present as Diane and Kalinda question his men. They say Cary was speaking in hypotheticals, citing not to do the same things drug dealers do in movies. This means the tape was edited to make it seem as if Cary was giving advice.

Diane thinks the “one with the silver teeth” would make a good witness, as well as Trey, Bishop’s top man. Except there’s one problem: Trey was the one wearing the wire set up by Finn and Castro. And one more problem: Bishop thinks it was silver teeth. So he has him killed. To make matters worse, this only further hurts Cary since his best witness is gone. Kalinda doesn’t tell Bishop Trey was the CI. Without his testimony, Cary is really screwed, but Bishop insists that Kalinda tell him which his remaining guys would benefit Cary more. Poor Kalinda.

Now, back to Alicia. She just seems extra tired this episode. Between trying to gather Cary’s bail money; testifying against Cary; making intense eye contact with Finn as he question her; partaking in the deposition with ChumHum against the female lawyer who didn’t hire her (big mistake!); getting calls from Valerie Jarrett to run for public office; meeting with Bishop; and adding Diane to her firm, Saint Alicia must be exhausted. But, all this is good thing. Her incessant refusal to run for States’ Attorney even when Eli isn’t chewing her off about it means she’s letting this opportunity weighs more on her than she’s willing to admit. I sense more face-offs with Eli Gold—and I’m ready for that. Alan Cumming and Julianna Margulies play so well off each other.

Speaking of the show’s riveting performances, it’s worth mentioning—again—that Christine Baranski is long overdue for an Emmy win for playing Diane. Her goodbye exit from Lockhart, Gardner and Canning was beautifully crafted and acted. The poise, her effortless strut and Dean (Taye Diggs) following her with a crew of lawyers like little soldiers—it was just perfect.


Now, what distinguishes The Good Wife from other network dramas is that instead of setting up tiny plot points that lead up to an explosive climax or (predictable) plot twist, the show delves face first into the characters’ issues. In other words, the show, like in this episode, doesn’t shy away from being in the middle of complete chaos. Brilliantly orchestrated chaos.

Next week: More Taye Diggs and Diane, the new dynamic duo.

Is this the end of David Lee and Louis Canning? What did you think Taye’s character? Is Diane Lockhart going to have friction with Cary now that she’s joined Florrick/Agos? Is Cary’s case over? Will Alicia run? Will she sleep with Finn?

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Steal her look: Winifred Sanderson



Marc Bouwer Fall 2014 Green Velvet Gown — $400
Vintage 17th Century Salem Witch Broom — $1,692
Alice in Wonderland’s Red Queen Wig — $100
Fake Buck Teeth — $15
Louboutin Boots — $1,250

moviehousehusband:

Steal her look: Winifred Sanderson

Marc Bouwer Fall 2014 Green Velvet Gown — $400

Vintage 17th Century Salem Witch Broom — $1,692

Alice in Wonderland’s Red Queen Wig — $100

Fake Buck Teeth — $15

Louboutin Boots — $1,250

The best cameos from the ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The Simpsons’ crossover were:

1. Bob Belcher from Bob’s Burgers and…

…2. Roger from American Dad.

While both appearances were brief, they made the episode. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating but I really enjoy the two characters and their respective series. (Also, kudos for having Ms. Botz, aka The Babysitter Bandit, make a cameo in one of the stolen cars. She was from the first season of The Simpsons and one of the show’s most memorable guest characters (voiced by Penny Marshall).)

My current TV obsessions:

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1. How to Get Away With Murder. God bless Shonda Rhimes for deciding to cast Viola Davis as the lead in a series. Davis gives a performance that highlights both her brilliance and her dedication to her craft. Her Annalise is flawed, fierce, and a badass—a quality not very many characters of color get the chance to exude. I’ll put it this way: Annalise is Alicia Florrick meets Olivia Pope with a dash of Patty Hewes; she’s the ultimate quasi-(anti-)hero.

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2. Transparent. At 70, Jeffrey Tambor is giving such a vulnerable, career defining performance in Amazon Prime’s Transparent. It’s a story that is part-fearlessness, part-liberating, but all-authentic as we follow a family whose father enters the enlightened journey of his golden years. Judith Light and Gaby Hoffman round out the cast.

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3. Please Like Me. Last year Entertainment Weekly included Please Like Me in its list of Top 10 series of 2013, alongside Breaking Bad, The Good Wife and Game of Thrones. That’s quite impressive for a little-known Australian export. It’s a quirky, oddly charming tale about the strange little moments in your twenties. But it’s also unlike any other series that features a central gay character. Or as Josh says in the sixth episode of the first season, “it’s pretty fucking weird.”