Has "The Good Wife" jumped the shark? The law firm is operating under bankruptcy protection, with the trustee having to approve all the decisions. Yet, Diane, Will, Alicia, and Kalinda get to do what they decide to do. The trustee warns them against pragmatism over passion but they still go their merry way.
Meanwhile, the characters have become too complex. We can't figure out if Kalinda, whose husband is in the plot line, is a victim or a victimizer. Also, we are still puzzled if Alicia has been a shrewd player from way back before her marriage went haywire or she just happened to make all the right moves when she landed in the work world four years ago. In the personnel cuts at the firm, she has again dodged the layoff bullet. My hunch is that Alicia has always been in control, until she briefly lost that when Peter decided to dally with hookers and the incidents became public.
In order to stay with a program we have to have a better handle on the characters. For example, in "Breaking Bad," we are about 80% sure of who Walter White has become.