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The Good Wife 

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Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) 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:
Julianna Margulies ...  Alicia Florrick 156 episodes, 2009-2016
Matt Czuchry ...  Cary Agos 156 episodes, 2009-2016
Christine Baranski ...  Diane Lockhart 156 episodes, 2009-2016
Archie Panjabi ...  Kalinda Sharma 134 episodes, 2009-2015
Alan Cumming ...  Eli Gold 121 episodes, 2010-2016
Josh Charles ...  Will Gardner 108 episodes, 2009-2016
Makenzie Vega ...  Grace Florrick 103 episodes, 2009-2016
Chris Noth ...  Peter Florrick 101 episodes, 2009-2016
Graham Phillips ...  Zach Florrick 78 episodes, 2009-2016
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The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

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His scandal. Her story. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Michael J. Fox played a lawyer with a neurological disorder (tardive diskinesia, rather than Fox's own Parkinson's, but close enough) which he played up to gain sympathy from jurors he argues in front of. This backfires against a paraplegic judge in one episode: the judge basically says, "Yeah, so what?" and tells him to get on with the case. See more »

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Best New Drama of the 2009 Season! "Fellow Men" take note: This is NOT your standard "woman scorned"
24 October 2009 | by Songmaker23See all my reviews

This wonderful new series, takes what I felt was a dubious premise, and instantly turns it into entertainment gold.

I'd never liked "ER", though Margulies has formidable talent. Given the right character, script & director, I felt certain she could deliver. In The Good Wife she does. Her distinctive ability lies in nuance, & here she is finally given the perfect vehicle.

The scripts as well as the entire cast, take directions you'd never expect. That's is the real appeal of the show. Archie Panjabi is a spiffy surprise as the "investigative assistant", if you will. She approaches her character as if she's the entire supporting cast of "Shark", (James Woods 2-season crime drama) rolled into one easy-on-the-eyes, package. She's tough, loyal, funny, & adds to the show's depth.

Kudo's also, to veteran Christine Baranski for playing her "been-everywhere...done everything" role in a fresh way she seldom has in recent years.

I watched the first episode with my wife.. (ok, FOR my wife) not expecting much at all. Boy, was I surprised. Subsequent episodes have been exponentially better, richer, & have demonstrated that THIS show simply refuses to go down already beaten paths. I really love that! I have yet to be able to predict anything at the beginning of an episode, as I can with just about any other major network drama. This show is a TV page turner...

TGW is at once touching, topical, intriguing, even funny. Example: The courtroom judges are not your "standard-TV-crime-show-judges". They always prove to be yet another surprising element this show takes advantage of. In my opinion, this is the show's greatest strength. There ARE obvious choices at every turn in the story lines, the characters, even directorial choices, but NONE are ever followed. Prepare to be entertained and surprised.

Rare in this era of formulaic crime dramas... formulaic everything on TV, "The Good Wife" deceives slightly, even in it's title, which almost caused me not to watch what I figured was going to be "chick-flick-TV". Males take note. This is simply a great show & will not disappoint.

Everything in it is fresh, imminently watchable, & the result of great creative effort to not be just another law-oriented drama. IMHO, this really IS "Must See TV".


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