• 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 69 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 63 out of 69
  2. Negative: 3 out of 69

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  1. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    It's slowing building steam, and it's doing it faster than Season 2 did. The Kings said they were going ot be taking risks with storytelling. If this were a cable show, or even NBC, there wouldn't be so much bias against it.
  2. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    This is a far better show than most things on cable, not just network. The cases of the week could be more uniformly strong, but I don't care much about that. It's good as Justified, almost as good as Breaking Bad, and far better than Mad Men's recent seasons. This show, with Fringe and Parenthood and maybe The Vampire Diaries, even though I don't watch that, remains the saving grave of network tv. Smash is awful so far, and I think people need to get over it. Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2012
    5
    Damn - I didn't realise there were separate pages for the different series of the Good Wife. Anyway, the Third Series is seriously weak in comparison to its predecessor; characters change overnight, court rooms come straight out of the Murder She Wrote drawer of realism and the plot well... doesn't really seem to know where it's going. But don't mind any of this if you haven't seen the second series, which makes for truly amazing television! Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2012
    10
    This is an amazing and somewhat understated series that seems to get better with each season. The writing is witty and each episode is fast-paced. The ability of the writers to make every single episode fresh and interesting, is nothing short of impressive, especially during a time when legal dramas seem to be in excess. This show doesn't have a single weak link, and all of the main actors are extremely convincing in their roles. One of my favorite shows. Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2011
    7
    It started a bit slow but it's picking up. They should use Kalinda more, like they did in the past seasons. She is the second best character in the series, if it wasn't for her this show wouldn't be nearly as good.
  6. May 4, 2012
    10
    Com certeza essa série está crescendo a cada dia mais. Parabéns aos roteiristas e aos produtores que estão sempre conferindo e querendo o melhor para série. Os irmãos Scott têm muito mérito no sucesso da série bem como os atores, que estão ótimos, direção, roteiro e tudo mais. Eu fico feliz em saber que a CBS que transmite gratuitamente o sinal nos EUA faça uma série de tamanha competência para seus espectadores. Expand
  7. Jun 16, 2012
    8
    The Good Wife is one of the most criminally underrated TV shows around. In the UK it is hidden away on More 4 and deserves a place on a much more prominent channel. For those not in the know, the good wife is Alicia Florrick, the lawyer wife of the disgraced state attorney who struggles to restart her career in the aftermath of her husbands scandal. The show is basically a court room TV drama with very compelling sub-plots and a great cast of interesting characters. Weekly legal cases are combined with long running story arcs involving Alicia's complicated personal life and co-workers.

    The third season follows the relationship between Alicia and her old flame and boss Will, as Alicia and Peter keep their separation secret for the benefit of Peter's political career. At work, Alicia questions her future at Lockhart & Gardner and acts as a mentor to new lawyer Caitlin while all the time struggling to keep her personal life separate.

    The strongest story-line in the third season is the indictment of Will for bribing judges by Alicia's husband, the current state attorney. Peter hands the investigation over the politically motivated Wendy Scott Carr and the story-line culminates in a fantastic episode where her case spectacularly collapses in front of the grand jury due to Will's clever tactics. The drama reminded me of the court scene from Stieg Larsson's third novel The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest which is high praise indeed.

    The show has an excellent cast of characters and actors, Julianna Margulies and Brit Archie Panjabi are excellent as Alicia and the complex Calinda respectively. Alan Cumming deserves recognition for his character Eli Gold, who provides most of the shows light heart moments with lines such as "the problem with Sun Tzu is that he never fought the Jews". Lighter moments are also provided by all the judges featured on the show, who are portrayed as quirky and particular characters.

    Guest stars Michael J. Fox, Jason Biggs and Matthew Perry spice up the action throughout the season.

    The season ends with a cliffhanger as it appears that Calinda's mysterious past may have caught up with her and Alicia realises that unintentionally her family has been brought back together, and she must choose if she wants to be a part of it.
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  8. Apr 23, 2012
    9
    Just watched 4 episodes straight off and I prefered these to series 2 where the in-house detective fight and the partner battles less than convincing.

    Can't wait to see the remaining episodes.
  9. May 24, 2013
    10
    Fantastic, wonderful, amazing, addictive, funny, intelligent, informative, good actors(actresses), wonderful casting and more ...
    One of the best series ever created !!!

    PS After The Fall A very gloomy prediction that episode n° 16 ;(
    RIP Tony Scott. Sincere condolences to his family.
  10. Jun 18, 2013
    5
    For careful, discriminating viewers, season three is noticeably inferior to the first two seasons. Mostly the scenarios are less believable. Instead of great acting by a handful of actors, season three relies on mediocre acting by a lot more actors per episode. They rely a lot more on supporting characters and one-time characters. Whereas seasons one and two felt real, the characters felt like real people, and the scenarios felt realistic, season three is highly melodramatic, like a bad episode of CSI. Expand
  11. Jul 8, 2014
    10
    I have to agree that this show is nothing like anything else on TV, both network and cable. Though it's very frustrating at times with all the ongoing conflicts and dilemmas, The Good Wife promises one thing: everything is fine, for some moment, at the end of each season.

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