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Can 'The Good Wife' beat 'Mad' and 'Bad' to win drama series Emmy?

July 23, 2010 | 11:38 am

The Good Wife poster The freshman hit "The Good Wife" is one of six nominees for drama series at this year's Emmy Awards. The show's star Julianna Margulies has already picked up the lead actress prize from both the Golden Globes and SAG this year. Though an early favorite, she is not a sure thing to take home the Emmy. However, her TV comeback vehicle could well win the series race.

In the first round of predictions, one of our Emmy experts, Chris "Boomer" Beachum, and I rank "The Good Wife" in the middle of the pack. However, Rob "Rob L" Licuria has the CBS smash in second place. At this stage, all three of us are predicting "Mad Men" to pull off a three-peat.

The prospects for "The Good Wife" has generated much discussion in our Emmys forum. For east/west, "As this goes for drama series, the show is totally in the race. These two episodes had everything going for it and it stands out from the pack. It's not a period piece, thriller, or sci-fi show. I would give the award to 'Breaking Bad,' but if 'Wife' gets enough votes in the top three it can upset and it would be deserved."

However, iskolar cautions, "they did good but I don't think they'll win. It's still 'Mad Men' in the end." And Benito Delicias says, "I think the show had buzz for being nominated, I don't think it has it for a win. 'Mad Men' submitted perfectly, 'Lost' ended and has the fantastic 'The End' as one whole tape, 'Dexter' had plenty of buzz too. I think it's too much for 'The Good Wife' to handle."

And adamunc admits, "I've been going back and trying to catch up; seen six episodes so far, and, save the pilot, they feel distressingly formulaic. And there seems to be a pattern of intriguing set-ups and seriously anti-climactic solutions. Saw 'Hi' most recently and the solution to the murder was so ho-hum and mundane (not to mention predictable) it was almost an after-thought."

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Photo: "The Good Wife" promotional poster. Credit: CBS.

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