The Good Wife on More4 is in the midst of a reputation revision. Long-term fans of the smart, glossy legal drama, which began its fifth season on More4 last night, often complain it's not given the recognition it deserves. It's true that among crime and law procedurals (TV shows where a problem is raised and solved within a single episode) this is a show of unusual quality. But is The Good Wife really that good?
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Friday 21 December 2012
“This is not like one of those Pirandello plays,” mutters Javier Marzan at the end of the first half, shortly after his fellow performers have stormed from the auditorium, “no-one is acting here.”
Monday 17 December 2012
“I have never found it easy to belong. So much repels,” declares Alan Bennett (uncannily well- played by Alex Jennings) towards the close of the first in this delectable double-bill of short autobiographical pieces. “Hymns help. They blur.”
Friday 14 December 2012
Fifa refuse to ratify Lionel Messi's goalscoring record amid challenges from Brazil and Zambia
Monday 10 December 2012
The Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker has a richly traditional air. Snow lies thick on the steeply-pitched roofs of a German town. Christmas tree fairies gleam with gilding, while the tree itself soars upwards, growing magically to Tchaikovsky’s irresistible score.
Thursday 06 December 2012
More and more talented graduates are choosing to teach maths and fulfilling their ambition of securing a rewarding and challenging career
Wednesday 05 December 2012
It’s usually taken as axiomatic that while pianists reach their technical peak at twenty, they need much longer to hone their artistry, and one of the merits of the Southbank’s current International Piano Series is that it’s allowing us to test this view against reality.
Monday 03 December 2012
Alien Investigation, Sun, Channel 4 // Solar Mamas, Sun, BBC4
Wednesday 28 November 2012
The Hour actor talks creative discipline, forgetting his lines and dressing up
Monday 26 November 2012
'How many people do you need to write a banner? Just one. Then two holding it,' says Chelsea's new manager
Monday 19 November 2012
Cecilia Bartoli always has a project, and her current one is to resurrect the work of Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) who combined the roles of spy, singer, bishop, and opera composer.
Friday 09 November 2012
The news that MP Nadine Dorries is entering the I'm a Celebrity jungle has ruffled some political feathers
Wednesday 31 October 2012
The billionaire tycoon and Tottenham Hotspur owner Joe Lewis yesterday expanded his reach into TV and film production as he shook up the board of DCD Media.
Monday 15 October 2012
At last, Jackson appears at the O2 (but this off the wall tribute is no thriller)
Saturday 13 October 2012
Last night Vice President Joe Biden faced Republican hopefuly Paul Ryan in a live televised debate in Danville, Kentucky.
So what did our panel of voters make of the candidates?
Thursday 04 October 2012
Blaine's back with a new stunt: he will risk being zapped with 1m volts for three days.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 5 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees