One of the best things about 2014 so far is that we can have a fun, real debate as to whether political stories would be better on The Good Wife or Scandal — here are our arguments as to whether Chris Christie and Bridgeghazi would be better in the hands of Olivia Pope or Alicia Florrick. Both shows are hitting their stride this season with the introduction of new characters, like Scandal's Lisa Kudrow, and in The Good Wife's case, lighting everything we knew and all that was sacred on fire.
Now, for your amusement, our arguments on which show should bring Bridgeghazi to life:
Be Serious, "Bridgeghazi" Is Already a Good Wife Episode
For one thing, and not to get too pedantic about it, but is this story about a Governor or a President? It's about a Governor. So isThe Good Wife. So you can easily slot in Alicia's underhanded husband and Illinois governor Peter (Chris Noth) as the beleaguered/retaliatory politician in this case. Peter's administration is already rife with ethics concerns. That's why the show brought on awful actress Melissa George to play a deeply strange ethics advisor.
Also, can you imagine how much fun Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) would have in this storyline? Not "fun" from his perspective, probably, but it's always good TV to have Eli running around Chicago wondering who did what to deep-six the Governor's political career. The Good Wife can initially play it like Peter really didn't have any idea any kind of traffic-blocking schemes were going on, and Eli can hire Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) to investigate the possible guilty party.