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Goodbye to ‘The Good Wife’

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Last Sunday, after seven seasons, we said goodbye to CBS’s “The Good Wife.” It was not a happy ending, nothing was left tied up in a nice bow. The good wife, played brilliantly by Juliana Marguiles, did not find love in the end and walk off into the sunset — to the chagrin of the show’s fans. In fact, in the final scene, she is left standing alone. The equally brilliant and Pulitzer-prize winning television critic of The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum, wrote of the show’s finale and the good wife’s arc:

“Over time, Alicia had gotten bolder and more powerful; she took less bullshit, became far savvier about her own desires, and learned to use the tools she grabbed along the way. She got less interested in being liked. I doubt that this finale will be beloved, either, because it didn’t reward the characters. But for me it was an ending that commanded respect. In life and in television, it’s difficult to resist the wishes of the wider world, but sometimes it’s the right thing to do.”

Read more at The New Yorker.

 

5.

A Son’s Moving Film About the Unopened Voicemails from his Mom

In this week’s dose of inspiration, we share with you the short film by Charles Frank in tribute to his mother. For anyone who has grappled with the guilt of not reciprocating the same care given to them by a loving parent, this film offers a beautiful moment of healing.

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  • Andrea May 12, 2016 at 7:33 am

    This film was so disturbing – it made me sad and angry. Not the way I wanted to start my day- watching a sweet little boy filmed lovingly by his mom was touching -but then he grows up and ignores her voicemails – over and over. She never once gives him a hard time about it- she just continues to call and leave sweet encouraging voicemails. What a selfish (and unhappy) young man the son must be- we don’t know why he ignores her-
    So many unanswered issues here!!

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