By: Ada Tseng
Perhaps the biggest news last week was that Archie Panjabi announced she’d be leaving “The Good Wife” at the end of this season. Panjabi won an Emmy in 2010 for her portrayal of fan favorite Kalinda Sharma, and audiences may also remember her from her work on “Bend It Like Beckham” and “A Mighty Heart.”
As a result of the announcement, there’s been much speculation from “The Good Wife” fans over what will happen to their beloved Kalinda. No one wants a Will Gardner shocker like last season, but the fact that we know in advance she’s leaving will hopefully allow us to experience an exit worthy of her award-winning work on the show. She is not only a great minority character, but many believe her storyline is also one of the more well-rounded portrayals of bisexuality onscreen — as shown on last Sunday’s episode “Shiny Objects,” when she’s confronted by Lana about whether she’s out to her family.
More to watch this week!
“The Walking Dead“ — The gang is back on their mission, and they run into a stranger who they aren’t sure they can trust.
“New Girl“— The crew gets fed up with the bad cell phone reception in the apartment and finally get a landline. This allows Nick, who ends up taking everyone’s messages, to pry into their personal lives. Meanwhile, Cece, played by Hannah Simone, and Schmidt are back to being just friends, though that doesn’t keep Schmidt from finding even Cece’s monotone voice message sexy.
9th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival — This festival celebrates the next generation of innovative storytellers with an emphasis on content coming from diverse backgrounds. Notable shorts include “Paulie,” which took home the Best Pix Award, Best Audience Award, and Best Writer Award for David Lee, “Hypebeasts,” and “Grief.”
Everyone’s Talking About:
“The Good Wife“ — Last week’s episode upped the stakes of the love triangle between Kalinda, Cary, and Lana. The “New York Post” called Kalinda’s relationship with FBI Agent Lana Delaney (played by Jill Flint) “one of the hottest on TV,” though Kalinda still seems conflicted. That doesn’t stop her from sleeping with both though!
“Silk” — A new Marvel superhero was announced, and she’s an Asian American girl from Queens named Cindy Moon, AKA Silk. Bitten by the same radioactive spider that bit Spider-Man, Silk made her debut months ago in the pages of “Amazing Spider-Man,” but she will now get her own series, drawn by Stacey Lee. Read More Here.
“Selfie“ — John Cho and Karen Gillan dance to the K-pop hit “Bar Bar Bar” by Crayon Pop in Tuesday’s episode. Cho’s character Henry is at first offended that someone assumes he likes K-pop, just because he’s Korean, but when the music begins, he can’t help being swept up by the catchy beats.
“Two Broke Girls” — Matthew Moy is back as Han in CBS’s hit television show about two broke girls trying to make a living in a Brooklyn diner while pursuing their dreams of running a cupcake company. Kim Kardashian guest stars in their Season 4 premiere coming up on Monday, October 27.
Weekend Date Night Pick:
“Ek Villain“ — The Bollywood flick stars Sidharth Malhotra, Shradhha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh in a story about a criminal who gets revenge on a serial killer. There are no heroes, only villains, in this 2014 thriller, but because it’s Bollywood, there is still a lot of romance.