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Good Wife _Changed Feminism and Politics on TV

The show’s procedural elements are solid, and Preston is as delightful as ever, but _Elsbeth_ is missing the spark that made her such a valuable asset on _The Good Wife_ and _The Good Fight_. The character’s eccentricities are more pronounced when she’s the center of attention, and the show’s attempts to humanize her—like a subplot about her troubled relationship with her sister—feel like they’re trying too hard. Elsbeth is a character who works best in small doses, and _Elsbeth_ is a reminder that sometimes, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.

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