A documentary titled ‘The United States of Television: America in Primetime’ (Episode 3: The Independent Woman) has just aired in the UK.
There was a whole 7 minute section on The Good Wife! It featured interviews with Robert King, Michelle King, Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi. Watch here if you’re in the UK [x] from around 45:12-52:05. What’s really annoying is the presenter’s pronunciation of ‘Alicia’.
Here are some quotes (a small selection from a choice of many great ones):
“In that moment when she slaps him, it’s her wake up” - Julianna on Alicia’s feelings towards Peter after the humiliating press conference in the Pilot episode.
“Alicia’s the good wife, Kalinda’s definitely the bad chic. The type of woman who would do things that Alicia would probably never do. She’s very blunt about the fact that she’ll flirt with people to get work done. It may not be right, but for her it’s the way the world works” - Archie Panjabi
“She’s finally figuring out that playing the good girl all the time hasn’t gotten her very far”- Julianna
“Alicia really is consistently trying to do the right thing, and it’s just difficult because so much is being thrown at her” - Michelle King (inter-cut with Alicia asking Eli Gold for help keeping her position in Season 1).
“Showing her flaws is actually a lot more comfortable than pretending she doesn’t have any” - Julianna on Alicia’s relationship with Will.