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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Universal acclaim- based on 131 Ratings

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  • Summary: Alicia makes the choice to be Will or stay with Peter and join his reelection bid.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    Oct 20, 2010
    100
    It's getting difficult to keep coming up with superlatives for this sophomore-season drama, especially with a thrilling and tantalizing episode like tonight's.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 20, 2010
    100
    As season two begins, creators/executive producers Robert and Michelle King show no signs of standing pat. They're allowing the series and its characters to evolve while reminding viewers of the show's original premise.
  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).
  4. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Oct 20, 2010
    90
    In its first couple of Season 2 episodes, The Good Wife stirs up a delectable stew of political, legal, romantic and interpersonal complications. It manages to be both escapist and intelligent, and that is an unbeatable combination.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 20, 2010
    80
    Tuesday night by plunging its characters deeper into a web of crisscrossing dramas that suggest the law and politics ultimately come down to soap operas. Whether it's true or not, The Good Wife makes the theory entertaining to explore.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Oct 26, 2010
    75
    Verdict: guilty--of being a guilty pleasure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    TGW is a top series not only because of the incredible acting of the whole cast but also because of the brilliant script and directing.ITGW is a top series not only because of the incredible acting of the whole cast but also because of the brilliant script and directing.I always become fascinated by the way things finally end up.I wish there was more than 10 I could give to such a magnificent tv series as the good wife! Expand
  2. Aug 6, 2011
    10
    Very good script and a very good show; the cast is excellent; and if you like lawyer shows, then this one is for you. There are alwaysVery good script and a very good show; the cast is excellent; and if you like lawyer shows, then this one is for you. There are always several stories or plot lines going on in one episode. Expand
  3. Mar 12, 2011
    10
    The second season of the Good Wife delivers an even more cynical (and real) look at life and politics than the first season. The acting isThe second season of the Good Wife delivers an even more cynical (and real) look at life and politics than the first season. The acting is fantastic and while not every case is the most interesting, the interactions between the characters and the mystery of their motivations more than makes up for any run-of-the-mill trial. Expand
  4. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    Season 2 of the Good Wife is a hugely unwieldy beast that starts and ends well. The middle is more hit-and-miss, but the huge pay-off inSeason 2 of the Good Wife is a hugely unwieldy beast that starts and ends well. The middle is more hit-and-miss, but the huge pay-off in episodes 16-17 and 20-23 more than makes up for it. Despite the hype you may have heard, this show is still vastly underrated. Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2015
    10
    Over the course of 6 seasons, with its unique blend of serial and
    procedural storytelling, /The Good Wife/ expands the clichéd “good
    wife,”
    Over the course of 6 seasons, with its unique blend of serial and
    procedural storytelling, /The Good Wife/ expands the clichéd “good
    wife,” or melodrama’s martyred “coping woman,” with a contradictory and
    mercurial characterization of a woman whose liberation and corruption
    are increasingly intertwined.
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  6. Nov 29, 2010
    10
    It is one of the best lawyer shows of the year. For a sophmore tv show, The Good Wife sure still satisfies viewers with Juliana Margulies'sIt is one of the best lawyer shows of the year. For a sophmore tv show, The Good Wife sure still satisfies viewers with Juliana Margulies's smooth delivery and drama in the courtroo. What a great year in television but opposite in movies. Collapse
  7. 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 NewsThe 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

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