Monday, 30 December 2013

09:48 – Barbara and I just finished the first season of the law firm drama The Good Wife on Amazon streaming. The show seems to be competently done but not as extraordinary as most of the critics seem to think. The cast is excellent and the writing above average. However, not an episode passes without at least one and usually several of the lawyers doing things that in real life would get them disbarred if not imprisoned. I mean, they casually engage in major fraud, evidence tampering in murder cases, suborning juries, and so on. Still, it’s not a bad show and Julianne Margulies is very watchable.

Barbara is still cleaning and I’m trying to get everything done that needs to be done by tomorrow.


5 thoughts on “Monday, 30 December 2013”

  1. “However, not an episode passes without at least one and usually several of the lawyers doing things that in real life would get them disbarred if not imprisoned. I mean, they casually engage in major fraud, evidence tampering in murder cases, suborning juries, and so on”

    And what makes you think this doesn’t happen in real life? We had a story here in BC recently of a lawyer getting disbarred for passing along police information to a gang. Of course, you can only disbar the ones that get caught. The smart ones are made into partners.

    Now, I don’t mean to disparage the Law Profession. I’m sure many of them are scrupulously honest and hard working people. Dozens, even.

  2. Why not raise the minimum wage to $50/hour?

    I proposed something like that a few years ago.

    I’m sure many of them are scrupulously honest and hard working people. Dozens, even.

    To adapt something I often say about police, it’s the dishonest 95% that make the rest look bad.

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