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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:
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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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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22 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Archie Panjabi (Kalinda Sharma) & Dylan Baker (Colin Sweeney) go on to work together on Blindspot (2015) as Nas Kamal & FBI Director Pellington respectively. See more »

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The Good, the Bad, and the Noisy
14 December 2016 | by 42carmaSee all my reviews

I recently started "binge-watching" this series, so my views are different from viewers who have watched the show on a weekly basis, and I am going to do all I can to avoid spoilers.

While this show has a great cast of actors and a slew of interesting characters, there are too many episodes that rely on noise as drama. Too often, I find myself irritated by the frequency of manic lawyers shouting over each other in a court or conference room. The writers should stop relying on this device as a method of creating dramatic tension. More often than not, it merely annoys viewers and makes us reach for the remote.

The loss of a significant relationship gave the writers an opportunity to grow the main character in imaginative, innovative, fresh ways. Instead, they shoved her into politics against her will. I am quickly losing all compassion for the protagonist. I also find myself caring less about other characters as the story sprawls into implausible reaches.

Depending on what happens in Season 6, I may or may not care enough to watch new episodes when I catch up to the current season. I hope they steer away from campaigning. Maybe this is 2016 election year nausea talking.


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