The Good Wife (2009– )

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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

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Series cast summary:
 Alicia Florrick (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Cary Agos (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Diane Lockhart (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Kalinda Sharma (134 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Will Gardner (107 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Eli Gold (101 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Grace Florrick (94 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Peter Florrick (91 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Zach Florrick (76 episodes, 2009-2015)


Alicia Florrick is the wife of a former state's attorney for Cook County. He has been imprisoned after a sex and corruption scandal. Alicia must deal with the public humiliation. She must also fend for her two children. After years of being a housewife and mother, she returns to work as a litigator at the law firm Stern, Lockhart & Gardner. She must now prove herself in the courtroom. Written by Anonymous

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During a 2011 interview on the National Public Radio program "Talk of the Nation," Alan Cumming (who plays Eli Gold) confirmed that his character is loosely based on longtime political operative (and, as of 2011, mayor of Chicago) Rahm Emanuel. Cumming said that Gold's undeveloped backstory includes a former career as a concert pianist, inspired by Emanuel's early-life, pre-politics ambition to become a professional ballet dancer. See more »


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Simply Brilliant Drama
3 November 2010 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't say it's a perfect drama but it sure is entertaining and manages to capture my attention from beginning to end in every episode. Margulies is a great actress, no doubt about that, this show gives her the platform to showcase her acting prowess. The writers have done a good job inter-connecting the law and politics elements of the show, plus there's complicated relationships and family issues thrown in. The characters are all equally brilliant and interesting, my favorite is Panjabi's character the cynical private investigator Kalinda for which she deservingly won an emmy for. Do hope the writers keep up the good work would be a shame to see this be a 1 season wonder.

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