Ok. So. Listen.
I try to keep things fresh around here, partly because I think that you’re all lovely readers who deserve original and innovative content, and partly because I think that keeping the mystery alive will speed up this little virtual rom-com and cause Dave to realize that he wants to re-enact a musical montage with me, but these are extenuating circumstances, you guys. I know that I’ve covered actors who star in procedural CBS dramas before, and I know that Wdydfae profiled lovely South Asian ladies just last week, but you guys. You guys.
Did any of you watch “The Good Wife” this past Sunday night ?!?!?!?
Shutterbug Sis and I did. and we are working our way through the five stages of grief, here. It’s been three whole days and we’re still not over it.
*Spoiler alert (although, seriously, if you haven’t already heard and been deeply affected by this news by now then I don’t know if we can be friends anymore)*
Will Gardner got shot and died a horrible tragic death on “The Good Wife” this past Sunday night, you guys. And none of us saw it coming. And the only way I’m going to be able to work through these four other damn stages of grief for this fictional character with his dreamy eyes and his damn sexy brain is if I focus on the other things that I love about this television show. And the thing I love the most – maybe even more than Will Gardner although seriously dude, I am still so mad at you for doing this to me – is Kalinda Sharma, played by Archie Panjabi.
Kalinda is a private investigator surrounded by brilliant lawyers (RIP Will!) and politicians, and she’s always, always the smartest, toughest, and most powerful person in the room. She is also quite often the best dressed person in the room, as she is quite literally sex on legs, and the person I’d most like to be when I grow up. One reviewer called her “a sort of 1940s noir heroine transposed to modern-day Chicago.”
I’m sure that Archie Panjabi is a lovely person, and I’m equally sure that shady dudes started crossing the other side of the street to avoid her the moment that she accepted this role.
Before her Emmy-winning turn as Kalinda, Hollywood had taken notice of Archie with her role in the 2005 film “The Constant Gardner” and before that, her home country of Britain had taken notice of her in a number of well-received film and television roles, including my favourite, Pinky Bhamra, in “Bend it Like Beckham”.
I’ll close with one tidbit of show business gossip for you, before I get back to making my “Luv Will Gardner 4-Eva” tribute videos on Youtube:
From Scottish to Indian to American, all of her major film & TV roles have been in accents other than her own.