Wednesday, April 23, 2014

'The Good Wife' and the NSA

In March, I commented on The Good Wife: Season 5 Episode 13, "Parallel Construction, Bitches,"  which provided very great insight into how the NSA can do evil. (SEE: Must View: The Good Wife)

This past Sunday, the NSA took center stage once again in Season 5: Episode 18 - "All Tapped Out."  In this episode, the Florrick Agos law firm takes on the case of an NSA whistleblower, only to learn that the agency has been monitoring the firm as well as partner Alicia Florrick’s (Julianna Margulies) personal life. The monitoring goes as far as her husband (Chris Noth)--they stay married for appearances sake only--who is governor.

As governor,  he makes a few calls and shuts the spying down. Best line in the episode, "They don't go after governors, there is too much downside."

The episode is here.

The entire season 5 can be ordered here


  1. The Good Wife seems to have a very "in-tune" team of writers. They did an entire episode on Bitcoin a few years ago before anyone had even heard of it. The episode was named both "Finding Mr. Bitcoin" and "Bitcoin For Dummies." The story obviously took creative license but it was well done - with treasury agents and the IRS looking for the creator of Bitcoin.

  2. I just watched this. Parallel Construction was better from a scary-truth stand-point, but this was better humor. The representation of the NSA and how the whistle-blower gets railroaded, and the solution is freaking hilarious!!! Plus how the governor gets his way was awesome too. There are definitely libertarians in the script because when they are monitoring Michael J. Fox through Alicia and she is asking him his views, he says he is libertarian on how he views the NSA.