Procedural drama

The changing face of procedural television, or  why is The Good Wife so good?

Article: The changing face of procedural television, or why is The Good Wife so good?

“The Good Wife” is very, very alluring. Even though I have excellent intentions to spend hours in front of the television – you know, “Glee,” “Hoarders,” “Lost,” “The Lazy Environmentalist,” “Dead Wood” on DVD — somehow I … sigh … just can’t get to it, so the only thing I watch, ever, is “The Good Wife.” Flipping to it doesn’t feel so different than settling in for some good comfy “Law and Order.” But guess what? It’s so much more satisfying! Why, you ask? There have been plenty of lawyer shows on network television, plenty of political thrillers, plenty of who-done-it, how-do-it, do-it, and un-do-it. Why is this one so different?