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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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  • Summary: "The Good Wife" is a female-driven drama about a politician's wife who pursues her own career as a defense attorney after her husband is sent to jail on charges of political corruption. Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) will not only have to deal with her career but also with keeping her"The Good Wife" is a female-driven drama about a politician's wife who pursues her own career as a defense attorney after her husband is sent to jail on charges of political corruption. Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) will not only have to deal with her career but also with keeping her family together by providing a stable home for her two children. Collapse
  • Genre(s): Drama
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  1. 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 careThis 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
  2. 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 isThis 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
  3. Nov 1, 2014
    10
    The day "The Good Wife" is bad is the day that pigs fly. It is truly the best show on TV--on cable and network. It's witter, smarter, and moreThe day "The Good Wife" is bad is the day that pigs fly. It is truly the best show on TV--on cable and network. It's witter, smarter, and more articulate in its third season...not to mention funny. Expand
  4. 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.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. Expand
  5. 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 thanJust 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.
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  6. 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 inDamn - 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

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