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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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Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) 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.

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Michael J. Fox (Louis Canning) and Carrie Preston (Elsbeth Tascioni) appeared on Spin City (1996). See more »

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Referenced in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Oh Nathaniel, It's On! (2018) See more »

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I cannot recommend this show enough. It is a jewel!
4 October 2015 | by maria-ricci-1983See all my reviews

Why is The Good Wife such an extraordinary show? (I write this while eagerly waiting for the fist episode of Season 7) 1) The character. Alicia is independent, but not a feminist; she sometimes fails, but she never gives up; she is deep, but witty and funny; she has principles, but is sexy; she is true to herself, but dares to experiment and change; she is wise, but you can never take her for granted. In a word, Alicia is brain, morals, fun and passion.

2) The secondaries. They are all pertinent, unpredictable and greatly acted characters. They give perfect balance without distracting from the main line.

3) The themes. The show presents very contemporary and controversial legal issues, related to seldom visited subjects such as Bitcoin money, odd consented sexual behaviors, electronic fraud, bots interactions, non-conventional marriage, new intellectual property rights, and the like.

4) The action. The show is always fast-paced but not frantic; lots of interesting and very gripping things happen across the episodes, which always seem plausible and well-grounded, and are a pleasure to see.

5) The direction and concept. It is a 23-episode per season show. Now, when many series are restricted to less than 12 episodes per year, The Good Wife keeps the fantastic habit of producing lengthy seasons, with time enough to develop both short-time and long-time parallel stories and create loyalty among fans.

I really like this show. It never bores me, it always delivers, it keeps surprising me but not to the point of losing the essence. I remember watching the first episode 6 years ago without great expectations, just to give it a try, and I came to love it and wait for each new season with renewed enthusiasm. Kudos for Ms. Margulies who works the magic in such a natural way! And long life to this superb show!


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