• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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Critic Reviews

  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Nov 28, 2012
    100
    They're delightful. [26 Nov 2012, p.48]
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 28, 2012
    90
    Four seasons in, The Good Wife remains a marvel of clever plotting and tremendously witty ensemble acting.
  3. Reviewed by: Lee Wang
    Apr 8, 2013
    88
    Even at its most desultory, when the show is happily proceeding through legal drama conventions or even high-concept schlock, the execution, from the writing to the acting, resonates with virtuosic polish.
  4. Sep 28, 2012
    83
    Fun, wild start to the fourth season--and that's just Kalinda's story.
  5. Reviewed by: Leigh H. Edwards
    Oct 1, 2012
    70
    This being The Good Wife, a show renowned for complicating what might seem obvious, Alicia's new position as a kind of moral compass leads to a new series of dilemmas. Some of these are predictably topical.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 109 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 109
  1. DCx
    Oct 1, 2012
    5
    The Good Wife: Season 4 is starting to show symptoms of repetitiveness. While the fourth season has a solid new story line with the upcomingThe Good Wife: Season 4 is starting to show symptoms of repetitiveness. While the fourth season has a solid new story line with the upcoming IL governorship election, the writers really need to start developing the major characters such as Kalinda to avoid having her just repeating same conflicts, same secrets just with different names. Full Review »
  2. Aug 28, 2017
    8
    Aside from the misjudged storyline involving Kalinda’s (ex?) husband, which didn’t fit the shows tone and was thankfully dropped about halfwayAside from the misjudged storyline involving Kalinda’s (ex?) husband, which didn’t fit the shows tone and was thankfully dropped about halfway through this fourth season, The Good Wife continued to show why it is amongst the best shows on network television. Full Review »
  3. Jun 14, 2015
    10
    Over the course of 4 seasons, with its unique blend of serial and
    procedural storytelling, /The Good Wife/ expands the clichéd “good
    wife,”
    Over the course of 4 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.
    Full Review »