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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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During a 2011 interview on the National Public Radio program "Talk of the Nation," Alan Cumming (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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A great drama
14 June 2010 | by anirudh_shivaswamySee all my reviews

I have not been watching any of the law-firm based dramas such as Law & Order. Therefore I decided to give this show a try. I had already seen Julianna Margulies' excellent role in "City Island",which also featured the underrated Andy Garcia.

I was expected Margulies' portrayal of Alicia Florrick to bear a more victimized expression. What I saw instead was a strong female character - a character not stereotyped as a woman out to give a free vasectomy to every man who comes in her way. She holds her own, and does so without trying to bulldoze anyone who disagrees with her even remotely. Even the minor characters such as her children and mother are developed in satisfying detail.

I have only watched 9 episodes so far, but I definitely like what I see. Each episode has a definite conclusion, usually a happy one. It is possible to see the episodes out of sequence without feeling like you missed something. I give this show 10/10.


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22 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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