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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Tuesday 09 March 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
Uma Thurman may have what it takes to be Quentin Tarantino's muse, but she hasn't a clue about how to play funny.
Saturday 13 February 2010
Sunday 27 December 2009
Struggling to get your Sunday morning side in the right frame of mind after a heavy night out? Looking for that extra edge over daunting opponents? Apart from a New Year resolution to cut down on the ale, help may be at hand for teams at all levels for a mere £7.95. That is the cost of Mindcards, a series of 104 cue cards devised by sports psychologist Sam Kotadia, that can be consulted at any time. Kotadia has testimonials to support his work from Charlton Athletic, currently in an automatic promotion place in League One, whose manager Phil Parkinson has worked with him for several years. Charlton's Kelly Youga says the cards "have really helped to maintain a positive approach to my game", and after conceding a fourth goal to local rivals Millwall in added time last week, his fellow defenders have doubtless been studying the ones about focus and concentration. There is even a charitable side to the project, 25 per cent of receipts going to the excellent Kickz community programme. Kotadia says: "How well you perform on the pitch is often helped by how you feel. By being positive and generating a resourceful internal state, you increase your chances of playing your best football. Focusing on the enjoyment of playing football will maintain your enthusiasm and zest for the game."
Friday 13 November 2009
Girls' expectations that they can "have it all" may be overly ambitious and they should not feel guilty for taking time out of future careers to raise children, a leading headmistress said today.
Wednesday 14 October 2009
The twentieth of May 1999 is a date that will haunt John Thompson forever. It was the day he was going to die. Convicted in 1985 of first degree murder and an attempted carjacking three weeks later, the father-of-two from New Orleans was 24 when he arrived on death row in Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison. Over the course of his incarceration seven execution dates came and went, and as the final sweltering Deep South summer of the millennium approached he believed it would he his last.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
British troops in Afghanistan will not have the number of armoured vehicles needed until the end of next year.
Friday 14 August 2009
Every August, the Royal Mile, which cuts to the heart of Fringe madness in Edinburgh, is bursting with expectant performers hustling for punters and trying to outdo each other's promotional activities.
Friday 29 May 2009
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Wednesday 29 April 2009
I visited England once," said our taxi driver as we sped down one of San Francisco's vertiginous hills, "I was there for a jugglers' convention."
Monday 30 March 2009
Sunday 25 January 2009
Sunday 19 October 2008
Thursday 25 September 2008
About 15 years ago, Ruth Kelly and David Miliband had a brief fling when they were both young Labour activists swept up in Tony Blair's grand project to build New Labour.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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