The Good Wife: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (22 Sep. 2009)

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Alicia Florrick returns to her job as a lawyer after her husband, a prominent state's attorney, is imprisoned. Her first case involves a mother who is facing trial for killing her ex-husband.

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Thirteen years after giving up her career as a lawyer to focus on husband and family, Alicia Florrick returns to a large law firm to start over again. Her husband, the State's Attorney for Cook County, was forced to resign after a sex scandal involving public funds and prostitutes. On her first day, she is assigned a pro bono case and is defending a woman accused of killing her ex-husband and trying to cover it up with a fake carjacking. The previous trial ended in a hung jury which, Alicia learns, was very much leaning toward conviction.With the help of the firm's in-house investigator, Alicia looks to open up a new line of defense against the advice of the firm's senior female partner who previously handled the case. Written by garykmcd

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Peter Florrick: Good morning. An hour ago I resigned as State's Attorney of Cook County. I did this with a heavy heart and a deep commitment to fight these scurrilous charges. I will be clear: I have never abused my office. I have never traded lighter sentences for financial or sexual favours. At the same time, I need to atone for my personal failings with my wife, Alicia, and our two children.
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Thirteen years after giving up her career as a lawyer to focus on husband and family, Alicia Florrick returns to a large law firm to start over again.

Her husband, the State's Attorney for Cook County, was forced to resign after a sex scandal involving public funds and prostitutes.

On her first day, she is assigned a pro bono case and is defending a woman accused of killing her ex-husband and trying to cover it up with a fake carjacking.

The previous trial ended in a hung jury which, Alicia learns, was very much leaning toward conviction.With the help of the firm's in-house investigator, Alicia looks to open up a new line of defense against the advice of the firm's senior female partner who previously handled the case.

I realize this show gets some good reviews. All that speaks to is the horrible state of TV these days. I will give it a few more episodes to get moving and see where it goes, but I was not a fan of the pilot.

The plot has been done before. The story lines are derivative. While the acting is good, there is nothing unique about this show and the sideline with the husband is a drag.


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