Category Archives: The Good Wife

Who Moved My TV Character’s Cheese: Why we respond to strongly to vocational competency on television

Last night’s “Saturday Night Live” parody of “Scandal” was simultaneously funny and instructive. As a fan of both shows, I had reservations when the sketch started: recent “SNL” parodies of programs such as “The Walking Dead” and “Homeland” have missed core aspects of the show so badly that the mockery didn’t land at all. But […]

Ryan Rates Fall TV, Part 1: Sunday – Tuesday

It’s been a busy Fall, and I’ve all but stopped doing weekly episodic reviews for reasons laid out here. But with a lot of shows starting to wrap up their Fall runs, I thought I’d offer up some short takes on the shows I watch on a weekly basis. I almost thought about breaking down […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Ladies’ Night

Mo Ryan and I are back with the first of two podcasts this week. We’ll have a “Sons of Anarchy” podcast dropping tomorrow night, but for now, we’re here with looks at “The Good Wife,” “New Girl,” and “Suburgatory.” Time Stamps: “The Good Wife”: 0:00 – 13:40 “New Girl”: 13:40 -27:46 “Suburgatory”:  27:46 – End […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Our Most Anticipated Returning Shows

Mo Ryan and I have a crazy huge show this week. 90+ minutes this time around, all about the shows we can’t wait to have back on our televisions. But these shows don’t come without reservations, either. We look at 10 returning favorites, plus a short look at FX’s “Louie” as it approaches the end […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” talk season finales and 2011 upfronts

Mo Ryan and I are back, this time with a double dose of podcast goodness. In the first, we look at the finales of “Smallville,” “The Good Wife,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Chuck.” In the second, we break down the highlights of this week’s television upfronts in NYC. Almost 90 minutes of audio […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” catches up with “The Good Wife,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and more

Mo Ryan and I caught up this week. Way up. Inspired by our “State of TV Criticism” podcast a few weeks back, we decided to look at some shows we don’t cover on a weekly basis. On tap this week: “Raising Hope,” “30 Rock,” “The Good Wife,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Modern Family.” […]