The Good Wife

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The Good Wife is a female-driven drama about a politician's wife who pursues her own career as a defense attorney after her husband is sent to jail on charges of political corruption. Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) will not only have to deal with her career but also with keeping her family together by providing a stable home for her two children. The Good Wife returns for a 5th season on September 29, 2013.

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  • The good wife

    1.0
    If Alicia does not win the election, I will stop watching this show. I have been a follower since the pilot episode. She is a great female lead actress and she stands up for what's right. If she has to bow down due to politics then this show has turned to crap. I love the show because she is powerful, demanding and does not back down for anything. Sincerely highly disappointed after watching tonight's episodemoreless
  • Kalinda fabricating evidence? Please!

    5.0
    Kalinda fabricating evidence and being meek to Bishop? Then Diane finds it and uses it. The show went off the rails with that plot. I liked the strong Kalinda who would legally figure something out and bending but not breaking the rules. I also miss the courtroom scenes whenever they manage to have them. continue to like the show and look forward to seeing it.
  • Good but nothing more

    6.0
    Here we have another typical episodic show with mediocre background series plot. It became a standart these few past years to make these default structure, sadly so widespread. It mostly works economically because it draws numbers, has a good longevity and doesnt require much creative work or creative work at all. What the show excels in, is casting in my opinion. Especially the guest character casting (many from The Wire but other good shows too). The first season i liked the most because it didnt have the need to be as flashy and overdramatize simple things as consequent seasons.

    Its made prefferably for female audience but the story is lacking something original and i see a tendency to use simple dirty tricks on the audience more and more to draw attention not by quality but flashiness.

    Still a pretty decent show so far.moreless
  • Dissappointed with the Petering Out

    2.5
    We have LOVED Goodwife for all the seasons until now. It's ok, but just a shadow of it's former self. We do not enjoy the political storyline at all. Give us back the courtroom with the quirky characters. So much more entertaining. Oh BTW, the flashback of Will .......... how do you not use the original actor. The sub was definitely not him. The biggest way to tell is the profile so why would you have used the profile in filming? Bad choice. Dissmoreless
  • "Catch up" 4OD wrecks "The Good Wife" replays with 5 minute ad breaks.

    6.0
    In the UK, we get to watch this on Catch Up on 4OD (soon to be "All 4" - from broadcaster Channel 4) & can you believe it? They cut in ads lasting 4 minutes 20 seconds in each break!



    It is excruciating to watch.



    Incidentally, I also think The Good Wife is showing its age - it was hot in the earlier episodes, but now it feels like a pastiche of itself.



    This means you have to watch it with a rather different attitude.



    In the past it was hard-nosed, serious, "we gotta win the argument" legal duelling.



    But now you have to watch it with a half-smile on your face, ready to grin at the next almost ludicrous scene, . the lawyer in the powered wheelchair pulling hard, yet again, on his inhaler, while telling the judge his kidneys have just failed.



    And what happened to the excellent make-up guys? Both Alicia & the Governor's Aide look like they have been made-up by people in a funeral home, in preparation for the coffin lid to be left open, prior to burial.



    Blanched, rather oily faces with crude black eyebrows - both look so gaunt & ready for the grave.



    Such a contrast to the earlier episodes, where their faces were made-up to look far softer & so much less harsh. Maybe they're saving money & ditching the cosmetics entirely.moreless
  • POLITICS SUCK

    The Good Wife "Winning Ugly" Review: Ain't No Party Like a State Democratic Party

    Alicia fought the cries for a recall only to be undermined from within. Meanwhile, the firm scrambled to save itself from Kalinda's forged evidence.

  • CONTROLLING THE NARRATIVE

    The Good Wife "Loser Edit" Review: Going for the Jugular

    Alicia faced the press on the matter of the leaked emails, while Diane went to court over gay marriage. Oh, and Andrew Wiley is back.

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    Family Dramas, Politics, dysfuntional families, for women, making ends meet