The funny thing about EW’s article on Alicia and Kalinda friendship is that it was posted quickly after the Buzzfeed one . And despite their efforts to make that thing (their lack of interaction) reasonable and perfectly right It makes me think that really something happened between Archie Panjabi and Julianna Margulies. And sincerely, I don’t care whatever happened, but whatever happened shouldn’t have affected the show. Do you remember when ALL the cast members were EQUALLY promoted and got their chance to shine? I don’t. And face this: Archie Panjabi and Matt Czuchry are now the fifth wheel of the cast. And I don’t understand why they’re still part of a show who keep treating them like that. I don’t know what happened but something went wrong and the show never recovered from it.
I feel for Kalinda fans. They are getting through “They’ve mocked us…Again!” stage. As Cary fan I’m stuck with that stage since the second half of season 3. And it’s not improving since then.
So apparently someone ordered that Cary/Kalinda should have been screwed up. So let’s give us all those weird sex scenes without any substantial scripts or storyline behind them. Well done. Applause.
Also Matt Czuchry and Archie Panjabi now share the same fate. Writers have done absolutely nothing worthy with their characters that season.
Alicia has an entire show centred around her so, well, I think Archie and Matt easily win. After the horrible “husband” storyline she needed better than that Damian and Jenna rubbish. And after 3 years of underuse and with a plot centred on “HIS FIRM” he deserved better than being Alicia’s plotless lackey for 22 episodes with not relevant acting material.
The problem isn’t that Cary needs someone better, the problem is that we literally have no idea what’s going on. So far, the writers have only shown the relationship from Kalinda’s point of view, and they’ve only shown her using him. We have no idea why either one of them is in the relationship, especially not Cary. I want to see Cary in a relationship that actually matters and has meaning, because it’s clear his relationship with Kalinda doesn’t matter and has no meaning.
Agree. It’s obscure like those writers can write so good storylines and suck so much on writing about those two characters. I’m starting to think if it’s intentional. Sometime Matt’s scripts are really embarassing, like when he has barely any line in his scenes with Alicia for istance so much that directors don’t even think it’s necessary to frame his face in those scenes. And Cary’s point of view has been absent from the show since season 3. But this year was absurde. Florrick/Agos was written exclusively from Alicia’s, Will’s and Diane’s point of view . The merge is being written exclusively from Diane and Alicia point of view (they devoted to Cary’s reaction 1 minute screentime and it was mostly about Diane being pissed off by it). Cary and Kalinda is written exclusively from Kalinda’s point of view and is clearly just a plot device they’ll use for the merge plot. Cary can’t have a relationship which matters for him because he’s a character who doesn’t matter for writers. That’s so true that they managed to leave him without a real storyline even that year when they had PLENTY of chances to do great things with him and finally repay Matt Czuchry for wasting the last 2 years of his career.
I think the real confessions is: Archie Panjabi and Matt Czuchry both need to leave that show. Watching them in that show is like watching two beautiful birds in a golden cage. It’s cruel and unfair. They must be freed by that prison and let doing something worth their talents again.
So funny. Everytime Kalinda needs to escape from something or cope with something (aka having random sex) Cary ends up being screwed over (metaphorically and litteraly) by her in the process. I’m sick of this. I don’t care if Kalinda is messed up right now because Will. Because I’m tired of Cary being involved in that thing like he and his feelings don’t matter.
Sorry. I don’t get that Cary and Kalinda plot. Why did she need to sleep with him to find out if he was lying? Why did she believe he was lying? She’s so sure she can read his mind that didn’t she need to do what her job would require like…investigating for istance? Is it me or those writers are deliberately trying to screw up every single thing I loved about that show? Do they hate me so much?
Obvioulsy it’s not the only way. But that’s a good way to screw up their characters for good. The same old story for Kalinda and the same old nothing for Cary (because there’s no way something good will come out from a Cary’s love interest). Come on, it’s even more evident in Cary’s case: they’ve built up an entire storyline about a firm Cary designed and they’ve managed to leave him in the background most of the time, with absolutely shallow and meager material for Matt Czuchry. If that’s not a sign that they’re in the process of screwing up his character for good I don’t know what kind of proof we need.
Honestly, I get the feeling that investing in a storyline with Kalinda wherein she is the absolute subject and at the scrutiny of the narrative would remove any and all chance the writers can continue to use her under the pretense of “Miss Enigma” / “Who is that masked lady?”.
Basically, I get the feeling the writers are leaving the character in a vague status on purpose, hence why the only time she ever seems to be the focus of a story is when someone is romantically interested in her and things either go to hell or perter off, allowing Kalinda’s character to retreat into the shadows again.
Or maybe I’ve got it wrong. Who knows, that’s just how I feel.
Well, It’s sad that Kalinda is basically the only character who never really evolved. But I think that once writers toke the “cartonish” route for her they weren’t able to go behind. And the fact they’ve kept her separated from Alicia and Cary didn’t help too since those two were her most meaningful relationships and the ones which let her to show other sides of her character besides the “naughty” one. Basically I think both Archie Panjabi and Matt Czcuhry could leave that show that season because they’re completely wasting their characters in old recycled plots or in no-plots.
The lack of character development with Kalinda has rendered the one time she did face consequences - the reveal of her affair with Peter to Alicia - irrelevant. Kalinda slept with the wrong person and hurt someone. She did it with Lana, she did it with her husband, now she’s sleeping with a cop who as affairs with those she arrests, this cop isn’t any good either. For the Kalinda-sleeps-with-Peter storyline to have any meaning, she needed to learn NOT to sleep with the wrong people. Since she hasn’t, her feeling sorry for her action/apology to Alicia is rendered meaningless, because she won’t change her behavior. It doesn’t matter how badly she feels if she keeps repeating the same behavior over and over again.
Yeah, and it seems writers now are just interested in paring her with someone new every season. And those love interests are just a carbon copy of the previous one, everytime even less interesting.