One of the co-creators of CBS’s award-winning drama series "The Good Wife" says he regrets a current storyline involving the character Kalinda, played by Archie Punjabi, the New York Post reports, citing an interview in TV Guide.
Robert King admits in the interview that he now thinks an S&M storyline for Kalinda was a bad idea.
“I think … people just don’t want Kalinda to go there, which I think is a worthy response that I never thought,” King said in the interview.
The Emmy-winning actress’ character — a tough, attractive investigator for the show’s signature law firm — has been thrust into a violent, passionate and complicated love/hate storyline involving her previously unseen husband, Nick (Marc Warren). Fans have mostly responded with disapproval, the report notes.
“I think it was pushing buttons that are not really healthy buttons to push,” King said. “I thought it would come across as Kalinda was giving as good as she got, but it’s not coming across that way.”