• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 119 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 119

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  1. Dec 8, 2010
    4
    The Good Wife is one of those shows that's well-written, but talks frequently about politics, and my guess is that if you dislike Fox News you'll also dislike this show. The political subtext of almost every episode is either disturbing or simply absurd -- for example, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who works with African women ends up guilty of sexual misconduct. This is consistently how theThe Good Wife is one of those shows that's well-written, but talks frequently about politics, and my guess is that if you dislike Fox News you'll also dislike this show. The political subtext of almost every episode is either disturbing or simply absurd -- for example, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who works with African women ends up guilty of sexual misconduct. This is consistently how the writers choose to raise the stakes, and after a while, you have to ask why. Expand
Metascore
89

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Oct 26, 2010
    75
    Verdict: guilty--of being a guilty pleasure.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Oct 21, 2010
    75
    While it will no doubt settle back into its normal pattern, the first two episodes have been a bit busy--and a little light on the courtroom drama side of things.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 20, 2010
    100
    Like "Mad Men," Wife has an obsessive attention to detail; it's a hurricane of detail, in the visual touches, legal patter and the actors' unspoken flourishes. Nothing seems extraneous or out of place. Also like "Men," this show cares as much about silence as words, or that which isn't said (also a form of eloquence).