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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Metascore
89

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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 96 Ratings

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  • Summary: Alicia and Diana both have big decisions on whether to change the direction they want their careers to follow in the sixth season.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 19, 2014
    100
    A show that's every bit the equal of the best of cable.
  2. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Sep 17, 2014
    100
    The best drama on broadcast TV hasn’t missed a beat since its universally praised fifth season.
  3. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Sep 18, 2014
    100
    The Good Wife, a delectable, invigorating series of unprecedented depth and cynicism, is the best drama on TV.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 18, 2014
    90
    Fans of sophisticated drama may feel there's a dearth of smart new shows on the broadcast networks but The Good Wife continues to be broadcast's best answer to the scripted dramas on cable.
  5. Reviewed by: Diane Garrett
    Sep 22, 2014
    90
    There's a looser feel after so much anger and grief; jazzy instrumental music underscores the twisting and turning action. It's top notch TV by directors at the height of their game.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 22, 2014
    90
    The CBS drama continues to provide evidence that quality isn’t necessarily defined by blood, guts or exposed flesh. All it really takes is brains--and in this case, you don’t even have to eat them.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 19, 2014
    60
    The Good Wife has endured, despite borderline ratings, because it handles the fundamentals so well. It needs to keep doing that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    "The Good Wife" is unbelievably fantastic. It's sharp, smart and most importantly, it has stayed stable for most of its run. While ratings"The Good Wife" is unbelievably fantastic. It's sharp, smart and most importantly, it has stayed stable for most of its run. While ratings have been borderline acceptable (by CBS' standards), this Emmy Award winning series is bound to continue on for at least 1-2 more years (7th or 8th season) thanks to its wit and charm. Highly recommended and addicting. Expand
  2. Sep 29, 2014
    10
    You know that feeling we get when we watch an awesome show right ?..this new season of good wife was able to do that plus the music in thisYou know that feeling we get when we watch an awesome show right ?..this new season of good wife was able to do that plus the music in this season is too good. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    This is a great show, great cast, tons of people we love to hate and hate to love! CBS knocks it out of the park with this one! WARNING: ThisThis is a great show, great cast, tons of people we love to hate and hate to love! CBS knocks it out of the park with this one! WARNING: This show is addicting! Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    The Good Wife is easily one of the best shows on TV. I do not know how they'll top the 5th season but odds are they'll do a great job with theThe Good Wife is easily one of the best shows on TV. I do not know how they'll top the 5th season but odds are they'll do a great job with the 6th. The first episode of the 6th season did not disappoint. I am looking forward to more from this show! Expand
  5. Sep 29, 2014
    9
    This show just keeps entertaining in an amazing way. Just when you think what's about to happen they throw you off. It does that with a lot ofThis show just keeps entertaining in an amazing way. Just when you think what's about to happen they throw you off. It does that with a lot of smart humor, and just keeps for wanting more. If season 6 is going to be all as strong as the first two episodes we're in for a very cool ride. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2014
    9
    Already loved the show after binge watching the first 4 seasons. I thought portions of Season 5 rambled a bit but they hit the ground runningAlready loved the show after binge watching the first 4 seasons. I thought portions of Season 5 rambled a bit but they hit the ground running (and other clichés for a fast paced start) in Season 6 and haven't slowed down at all.

    I would say "more people need to watch this show" but they pull 10 million viewers a week - they're just the wrong viewers. The show skews older which means advertisers don't care if it lives or dies.

    This is going to be the show you binge-watch in a couple of years and wonder why you didn't watch it when it was on.
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  7. Feb 19, 2015
    2
    It is an addictive show, there is no doubt about that, but I gotta say that the writing and acting lacks of quality, (with exception of JoshIt is an addictive show, there is no doubt about that, but I gotta say that the writing and acting lacks of quality, (with exception of Josh Charles(Will) ,Matt Czuchry(Cary) and Mr.Big( Peter)).
    I can see how Julianna Margulies(Alicia) struggles to show any emotion due her plastics surgeries or excessive make up(performance wise is like another kristen stewart). Archie Panjabi(Kalinda) portrays an awful but miraculous character that saves everyone, every single time, like a female version of James Bond minus the fx of a movie(literally like another character from another universe). I get why people like the show but this show will never reach superior standards and will be forgotten once it is over.
    And btw, I dont really know how they called the show "the good wife". Perhaps just as a mocking terminology??? because it displays completely the opposite of that. In what universe Alicia would be a good wife? It should not have a metacritic that high... I cant understand why this show has better score that breaking bad in some seasons.
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