28 Aug 2015

The Good Wife - Episode 7.01 - Grunts - Press Release


    Cush Jumbo Joins the Cast as Lucca Quinn and Emmy Award Winner Margo Martindale Appears in the Recurring Role of Ruth Eastman

    Jane Curtin Guest Stars as Judge Farley and Journalist

    Mo Rocca Returns as News Anchor Ted Willoughby

    “Grunts” – Alicia attempts to revive her struggling law career by representing arrestees seeking release on bail in bond court, where she meets attorney Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo), who competes for her clients. Also, Peter brings in national strategist Ruth Eastman (Margo Martindale) to help with his presidential campaign, and creates an interesting dynamic with Eli in the process, on the seventh season premiere of THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jane Curtin guest stars as Judge Farley and journalist Mo Rocca returns as news anchor Ted Willoughby.

    CHEAT TWEET: Can Alicia reinvent herself yet again? Find out on #TheGoodWife season premiere #CBS 10/4 @ 9:00PM ET/ PT http://bit.ly/1hZCuAq


    Julianna Margulies (Alicia Florrick)
    Christine Baranski (Diane Lockhart)
    Matt Czuchry      (Cary Agos)
    Alan Cumming (Eli Gold)
    Zach Grenier (David Lee)
    Cush Jumbo (Lucca Quinn)


    Chris Noth (Peter Florrick)
    Mackenzie Vega (Grace Florrick)
    Jerry Adler (Howard Lyman)
    Michael J. Fox (Louis Canning)
    Margo Martindale (Ruth Eastman)


    Jane Curtin (Judge Farley)
    Chris Butler (Matan Brody)
    Mo Rocca (Ted Willoughby)
    Nicole Roderick (Nora)
    Christopher McDonald (Judge Don Schakowsky)
    Daniel Abeles (Don Weingarten)
    Rob Bartlett (Bernie Bukovitz)
    Bridget Regan (Madeline Smulders)
    Danny Burstein (Dr. Ian Caine)
    Michael Mulheren (Dr. Douglas Dooley)
    David Cale (Dr. Nigel Buggy)
    Stephen DeRosa (Sam Handy)
    Phillip Shinn (Dirk)
    Sekou Laidlow (Josiah Banner)
    Madison Arnold (Older Partner)
    J. Bernard Calloway (Tom Jesse)
    Kahlil Garcia (Limo Driver)

    WRITTEN BY: Executive Producers Robert King and Michelle King
    DIRECTED BY: Executive Producer Brooke Kennedy

'Law & Order' First Episode: THR's 1990 Review

In fall, 1990, NBC introduced a new crime drama, Law & Order, to television audiences on Sept. 13. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: 

NBC’s Law & Order is a cop show.

No, Law & Order is a law show.

You’re both right! It’s two, two, two shows in one.
Unfortunately, though the idea seems novel and innovative, it works only fitfully, despite the presence of such name actors as Michael Moriarty and George Dzundza. (In point of fact, the same sort of thing was tried with ABC’s Arrest and Trial, a 90-minute series that divided its time between apprehending criminals and then convicting them.)

Full article.

19 Aug 2015

Good Wife to Pit Peter vs. Hillary in Season 7 Presidential Showdown

A potential Joe Biden candidacy may be the least of Hillary Clinton’s problems in her race to secure the Democratic nomination for presdient.
Good Wife exec producer Robert King tells TVLine that art will indeed imitate real-life politics when Peter launches his own bid for the Democratic ticket. “If Peter runs, he is running against Hillary,” he confirms, conceding that it’s “amazing” CBS is “letting us do that.”
King adds that Season 7’s campaign storyline will parallel the official primary timeline so that when “the Iowa Caucus happens [on Feb. 1], it’s going to happen in our show. We’re trying to parallel what’s happening on our show with what’s happening in reality.”
Of course, the bold storytelling strategy presents inherent challenges. “The difficult thing for us is we started writing these scripts in June, so you’re always kind of guessing where things are going,” King concedes. “And we’re stunned in politics how things change overnight. We’re not sure if Biden will enter the race at this point. We have the ability to ADR some lines in if that’s necessary, but we’re kind of playing the betting game at this point.”
Depending on how things play out on the real political stage, King reserves the right to “for off from reality at some point” (i.e., Hillary winning the Democratic nod doesn’t preclude Peter doing the same). One thing that does seem unlikely: any mention of rogue republican rabble-rouser Donald Trump. Explains fellow EP Michelle King: “Peter is running on the democratic ticket, so at this point there’s not been reason to bring [him] up.”


14 Aug 2015

Law & Order Revival Series Update: 'Everybody Wants To Do It'

Following reports that NBC is eyeing a limited Law & Order revival series, featuring original cast members of the long-running franchise, creator Dick Wolf on Thursday offered a brief update.
“As you’ve heard, everybody wants to do it,” Wolf told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “It is a question of … most of the people involved are very successful in their careers. To try to get everything in sequence is much more difficult than it looks on the outside. I am always an optimist. I would love to do it if we can make it work.”
As previously reported, the limited series would likely receive a 10-episode order; original stars, including Chris Noth and Sam Waterston, have reportedly been approached.


13 Aug 2015

Magnificent Timepieces & Jewels Exhbition in Monaco by Jacob & Co.

Magnificent Timepieces & Jewels Exhbition in Monaco by Jacob & Co. 

Gallery here.


"The Good Wife" star Chris Noth big on fatherhood, wants to be a role model for his son Orion

Looks like Sex and The city star Chris Noth wants to be the ideal parent for his son Orion, aged seven. He has played some "bad boy" roles in his time but he says that he doesn't let his seven year old son, Orion watch all his movies.

The 60 year old actor, who recently portrayed Doctor Faustus in the Classic Stage Company production of the 16th century play, talked to Hello Magazine earlier this year. The interview focused on his movie, After the Ball and his personal life.

Talking about what he found appealing in the movie, Noth said," Most of my movies I don’t want Orion to see, and that includes some of the television stuff. This is just a great teenage and kids movie that has elements of a fairytale in a modern setting and also a modern sensibility."

When he was asked whether Orion understood his job, Noth replied," He’s getting a little bit of an inkling. I don’t go into it too much just because I don’t want him to be an actor(Laughs) Anything but. The world doesn’t need any more actors. I would love him to be focused on other things."

Despite of his stardom, it seems Noth doesn't want that life for his son Orion. Noth's wife Tara is also an actress, she appeared on Law and Order before Noth joined the show. The couple had Orion in 2008 and got married in 2012.

While Noth is a family man himself, his characters tend to be quite the opposite. He portrays Governor Peter Florrick on the hit CBS drama, The Good Wife (which was renewed for a seventh season earlier this year.) In the series, Noth's character is unfaithful to the series' protagonist Alicia Florrick.  

Talking about the show, Noth said, "It was put together so well at the very beginning and the subject matter was new and fresh. The cast was so great, headed by Julianna Margulies, and I felt that this was a really solid show and that it had legs."

Apart from his role on The Good Wife, Noth also played Carrie Bradshaw's love interest Mr. Big on the romantic sitcom Sex and The City. Talking about the rumors of a possible installment on the franchise, Noth said, "Sex and the City is over, man! Those are all rumors. None of us have heard anything to the contrary. I get that question a lot. That’s going nowhere."

He also talked about the show in another interview. He said to The Daily Beast, "We’re all getting a little older and we’re settled with kids and on to different things. SJ has a new show coming up on HBO so I don’t see how it would even be viable."
“I think we all feel like we did it, it’s done. There’s a better chance of Law and Order having a renaissance, and it doesn’t need one, believe me."

2 Aug 2015

16 Jul 2015

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: The Good Wife

Back in 2009, amidst the dependably boring CBS lineup, Robert and Michelle King introduced The Good Wife. It was a show so refreshing, so swift, and so well-acted it felt like something CBS accidentally beamed in from another planet, or at least another network.

At the outset, The Good Wife was inspired mostly by Eliot Spitzer’s sex scandal in New York, but also Bill and Hillary Clinton, Dick Morris, John Edwards, and Rod Blagojevich’s fall from the governor’s office in Illinois. But it grew from centering on the stunned wife (Julianna Marguiles) of a disgraced politician (Chris Noth) going back to work in her former profession as a litigator to support her family, into one of the most vital interrogations of modern legal issues in narrative entertainment. Its office politics oscillate between the silly ironies of The Office and the heavyweight battles of Game of Thrones, and it has the deepest reserve of recurring characters of any show not named The Simpsons.

To prove its bona fides as a standout among CBS’ other longer-running series, The Good Wife has been the only drama on the network nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmys in the past decade. It’s the only series earning CBS any meaningful awards consideration in the current Golden Age Of Television. (The only other CBS series nominated for a meaningful drama Emmy in the past decade: Tyne Daly for Judging Amy, Simon Baker for The Mentalist, and Quentin Tarantino for directing the two-part CSI season finale “Grave Danger.”).

It also bears noting just how fiercely The Good Wife has embraced all manners of technological advancements and the legal discussions surrounding them. Our own Clive Thompson wrote about this two years ago—and it remains true throughout the series. Whether it’s inventing a stand-in company for Google to tackle issues of giant corporations doing business with oppressive foreign governments or mimicking the Edward Snowden case with NSA analysts, The Good Wife has done a better job at quickly incorporating contemporary legal issues into a cast of familiar, intelligent characters than any fictional television program in recent memory. The Good Wife isn’t perfect when it deals with technology or ripped-from-the-headlines issues—we’ll get to a few of them below—but it’s more cogent and well-reasoned than almost any other television series when dealing with hot-button issues, and it jumps into the ring with a cavalcade of compelling characters on either side of these arguments.

Full article here.