• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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
  1. 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 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  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. Nov 1, 2014
    9
    This season started our shaky. But after episode eleven, "The Good Wife" continues to impress, with one of the best episodes into the seriesThis season started our shaky. But after episode eleven, "The Good Wife" continues to impress, with one of the best episodes into the series thus far, "Red Team/Blue Team". Full Review »
  3. Jul 8, 2014
    10
    I was always worried that The Good Wife would fall into the same trap like other TV show with too much going on at the same time: lack ofI was always worried that The Good Wife would fall into the same trap like other TV show with too much going on at the same time: lack of focus. But it all disappears with this season just showing how much this show can still develop, especially with all the characters. Carrie Preston is such an amazing actress and her portrayal of Elsbeth Tascioni really freshen up the entire picture. It's such a shame that she only appears in 2 to 3 episodes each season, but it's probably a good thing so we don't get bored too fast with her attractive quirkiness. Full Review »