The Good Wife Reviews & Ratings

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The Good Wife stars Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a woman whose husband, a Chicago district attorney, is sent to prison, forcing her to go to work as a junior associate in a law firm to support her two children. As her career starts to progress, her husband is exonerated, and Alicia must wrestle with her allegiance to her husband, and new romance and career opportunities.
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by videojunkie
Sep 27, 2014 2:58AM EDT
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So many shows end up stretching the original premise so wafer thin that by the 3rd season (if they live that long) they are beating a dead shark, or jumping the horse, or whatever. Not so with "The Good Wife". Season 6 opened with a bang with no signs of slowing down. A show this well written has plenty of shelf life. In the era of reality pulp like dancing with the survivors and big bachelor it is very refreshing as a viewer to be treated like an intelligent adult for a change. If you have an active frontal lobe, this show is for you.

So many shows end up stretching the original premise so wafer thin that by the 3rd season (if they live that long) they are beating a dead shark, or jumping the horse, or whatever. Not so with "The Good Wife". Season 6 opened with a bang with no signs of slowing down. A show this well written has plenty of shelf life. In the era of reality pulp like dancing with the survivors and big bachelor it is very refreshing as a viewer to be treated like an intelligent adult for a change. If you have an active frontal lobe, this show is for you.

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by RachelLEditor
Oct 21, 2014 4:46PM EDT
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I was late to the game on this show - mostly skeptical because I assumed that like many other CBS dramas, the series was serviceable but not essential TV. How wrong was I? The Good Wife - minus a few questionable plotlines (Kalinda's ex-husband) and characters that any series over 3 seasons old likely experiences - is without a doubt one of TV's finest dramas. It is consistently well-written, gripping and relevant; the cases on this show are often ripped from the headlines, Law & Order style, but in a much more subtle way, often offering way more insightful commentary - particularly when the cases pertain to technology. Alicia is also without a doubt one of the - if not THE strongest female character on TV right now.

I was late to the game on this show - mostly skeptical because I assumed that like many other CBS dramas, the series was serviceable but not essential TV. How wrong was I? The Good Wife - minus a few questionable plotlines (Kalinda's ex-husband) and characters that any series over 3 seasons old likely experiences - is without a doubt one of TV's finest dramas. It is consistently well-written, gripping and relevant; the cases on this show are often ripped from the headlines, Law & Order style, but in a much more subtle way, often offering way more insightful commentary - particularly when the cases pertain to technology. Alicia is also without a doubt one of the - if not THE strongest female character on TV right now.

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by tarea
Sep 22, 2014 4:07AM EDT
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Who doesn't love Alicia - this series is relateable, funny, gripping, heartbreaking, stunning, intense...

Who doesn't love Alicia - this series is relateable, funny, gripping, heartbreaking, stunning, intense...

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Feb 18, 2016 6:39PM EST
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Update: Feb 2016 - only a few eps left and I am really going to miss this show, Alan Cumming especially, the always great Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Julianna Margulies who's poised, self-contained yet conflicted character has been so intriguing to watch. :/ Everyone involved has been exceptional, let's not forget Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning, sooooo good! If only all tv was this entertaining.

I've not missed one episode. I love this show, deserving of Margulies' depth as an actor. The one with Will, you know the one I mean, was truly out of left field. Love Michael J. Fox and now Jeffery Dean Morgan is joining the cast - any advance screenings for sidereel members????? :D

Update: Feb 2016 - only a few eps left and I am really going to miss this show, Alan Cumming especially, the always great Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Julianna Margulies who's poised, self-contained yet conflicted character has been so intriguing to watch. :/ Everyone involved has been exceptional, let's not forget Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning, sooooo good! If only all tv was this entertaining.

I've not missed one episode. I love this show, deserving of Margulies' depth as an actor. The one with Will, you know the one I mean, was truly out of left field. Love Michael J. Fox and now Jeffery Dean Morgan is joining the cast - any advance screenings for sidereel members????? :D

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Dec 4, 2014 4:57PM EST
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What a great show the characters are incredibles so cool to watch

What a great show the characters are incredibles so cool to watch

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May 7, 2015 6:53PM EDT
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i love shows where i just don't agree with some of the charters choices and this is one of them. great show!

i love shows where i just don't agree with some of the charters choices and this is one of them. great show!

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Apr 15, 2015 3:44PM EDT
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Why did they kill Will?? Since he left the show has not been the same...

I like it, its got enough to keep me interested.

Why did they kill Will?? Since he left the show has not been the same...

I like it, its got enough to keep me interested.

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May 11, 2016 1:34PM EDT
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Forget about the terrible name, this show isn't to be missed!
It's easy for law-oriented shows to get repetitive and boring, but The Good Wife has a phenomenal balance of drama, politics, romance, deception, comedy, and top-notch acting. This show is suitable for just about anyone.
The only thing I'd change? The name. Makes it sound like a terrible chick flick instead of the endlessly exciting masterpiece that it is.

Forget about the terrible name, this show isn't to be missed!
It's easy for law-oriented shows to get repetitive and boring, but The Good Wife has a phenomenal balance of drama, politics, romance, deception, comedy, and top-notch acting. This show is suitable for just about anyone.
The only thing I'd change? The name. Makes it sound like a terrible chick flick instead of the endlessly exciting masterpiece that it is.

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Apr 29, 2015 7:53PM EDT
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great show,love it

great show,love it

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Feb 17, 2015 11:51AM EST
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When will the title be.....the good mom ?

When will the title be.....the good mom ?