The Good Wife

Sunday 9:00 PM on CBS Premiered Sep 22, 2009 In Season



User Score: 563


The Good Wife Fan Reviews (123)

out of 10
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  • Politics

    Leave politics out of the show (and politicians). If I want to watch crappy politics I'll watch MSNBC!
  • Thumbs down for Jeffrey Dean Morgan

    I know Kalinda has gone but please don't let us see this horse's ass wreck The Good Wife like he did Extant.
  • The Good Wife, get rid of the politics!

    The Good Wife has been one of my favorite shows until this year. Now it is all about politics, which we are flooded with in the news every day! We watch these TV episodes to be entertained, not to be constantly barraged with the ugly life of politics! Go back to the very interesting court cases and the lawyering! And get Kalinda back and then get rid of Michael J Fox, can't understand anything he says!
  • This is must see- On a Monday Night

    Sorry, but it's never on when scheduled, so I set my DVR to record GW and CSI Cyber, so I can catch the overflow.

    It's on too late for me on Sunday so I have a regular Monday date when I get home from work. Love the show, with one little gripe.

    The new Eli-type character just isn't working for me. She isn't adding anything that wouldn't have been handled expertly by Eli himself. And if I have to watch the door slam into his desk one more time I'll scream. OK writers, you have hit that one note to death.
  • What has happened with the writing?

    It reminds me of when Aaron Sorkin left The West Wing. It was so obvious. The whole writing and directing style just changed and not for the good. Same now with The Good Wife. I even did a search to see if they had changed the writing and apparently, no. It's all over the place. What the hell have they done with Eli? Why bring in this big bruiser of a bully. Also, thought for a nano-second that the new love interest (the guy from Extant) might be fun, but they are wasting him as well. I don't see any real storyline or character development at all. Back at the same tired firm and bringing up the old guy, the joke, as a legit story line?

    I want Kalinda, I want Demond Bishop, I want more Peter, and bring back Meryl

    Streeps daughter for a few shows. What you are doing now is not working.
  • Good Wife Jumped the Shark

    This went from a show that I loved and from characters I enjoyed how they developed, to a show that seems to have lost its direction and trying amateurishly to recapture what made it popular to begin with.

    Kalinda was my favorite character, but before she left the show the character was not utilized very well. The character of Alicia is all over the place, one minute she is naive and sweet and gullible, the next a savey cutthroat shark capable of winning a political office. The idea that she would go from a partner/attorney's office winner/governors wife to a woman struggling to restart a buisness practive is absurd to me.

    The other characters of the show seem to be devolving. Diane Lockhart seems to be forever stuck at odds with Alicia, a tired position/story arc. Eli Gold is a childish comic relief role? Howard Lyman is now a strong attorney? Cary Agos is....... what is Cary Agos suposed to be anyway, seems like his character is in limbo too, what is he, sharp and ambitious or a clueless half wit getting played all the time?

    Was a fan , ..... no Im not. Time for a spinoff with Kalinda, start fresh.
  • What happened?

    I'm not sure if this is just my opinion, but season 7 is terrible. The acting is incredibly unconvincing, the script is half-hearted, the characters are one-dimensional, the plot is predictable, and even the camera angles are disturbing. Sad sad sad, the good wife used to be one of my favorite shows. I loved Eli, and of course I still do, but they are pushing his character too far.
  • No Kalinda

    I think this might be the last year for this show. I do like Julianna's character, but the supporting cast is thinning out. Really can't stand Eli.
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  • Waiting in Spain for the Return...

    I loooooooove The Good Wife and im a fan of Alicia Florrick and Kalinda. I hope to see in FOX Spain the new season soon.
  • Waiting for Return of "The Good Wife"

    I LOVE the "GOOD WIFE", but as in other TV shows: WHY do all the main casting people leave :( Some say more money, some speculate they want "better story lines". Either Way: I ADMIT I AM A 100% LOVER of the "Good Wife", but was very sad when they killed off Will. I personally didn't want him with Alicia, but his character was great. Loved the days end when he & Diane would have that DRINK :)

    ON another note: Was VERY Disappointed when Cary & Alicia took close to (2) Seasons to plan & get their OWN firm on track. Then they even extended the leaf to Diane, and made her a partner. BUT WHY, WHY ON EARTH would Diane listen to a gut she went "shooting with" (with her husband). Who is he? Please.... I actually COULDNT believe my eyes how fast she went to Cary as they discussed Alicia being a liability to their firm, and then "LET-HER-GO" - Now that was SO DISAPPOINTING! To me Alicia & Cary started everything up, and mainly at her own apartment at the very beginning. Then they give her the boot. It was bad enough that she end up losing the State's Atty. position, but then her job. SHe opened her heart & door up to Diane (when all she has was David Lee) and then Diane & Cary push Alicia out of their firm-that was so disappointing! But now are these rumors true that Kalinda actually left the show??? I really HOPE NOT! I simply LOVE HER! Her character was just great! Please bring her back! If Kalinda comes back, please let her be with Alicia. If she doesn't return, the other investigator "Robin" was good. I thought she played her part very well. Let's hope Alicia & Michael J. Fox go right for the "Juggular" - BRING IT ON! Also, one more thing I personally want Alicia & Peter to rekindle what "they still have" (whenever I seen them intimate: I LOVED IT) I hope Grace & Zack also are shown more this season. And let's not forget "Eli" - Gotta Love Him!
  • Not So 'Good'

    She walks away from her victory; her partners are supposed to be concerned with her well-being;

    Kalinda's a walking dead woman (we know Punjabi left the Show); nothing remains here that has

    any resemblance to entertainment. This Show represents the largest betrayal of viewers in recent

    memory. It's Star/Producer should be shunned in perpetuity. She is a demented Hack.
  • Oh Please whining children;

    DonnaPooleBin is a perfect example of; "Now that you have written, produced, filmed and edited", I have a better way of doing your job.

    If so, why doesn't she have it?

    Because she is one of the Internets many million whining children who feel accomplishment for undermining the actual hours and work of others.

    Am I undermining her work? No. Because there is not any real work involved with her. Just hatred, rationalization and shallow excuses for what is clearly a currently less than creative and productive life.

    I wish her and the other ungrateful and immature well, while maintaining respect for the difficult work done to bring us what is so often selfishly absorbed unappreciated pleasure.
  • When Kalinda goes, so will the audience.

    Whatever ego problems are beneath the scenes that never show Alicia and Kalinda together, should not be imposed upon a dwindling audience. They should also have re-thought the whole Will thing. Whatever he wanted, (more money?), should have been seriously entertained. After his demise we rarely watched TGW, and when we did we enjoyed Kalinda's character and the kooky-brainy lawyer the most. It is creepy not seeing Kalinda in same shot as Alicia. It's like spying on some dysfunctional family. It sure comes off as someone being a biatch. And it ain't Kalinda. Will made Alicia more human. Without Will and Kalinda, that ship is going down.
  • Just Misery

    This show has become so disappointing. I have the enjoyed the clever and powerful women in this show and their triumphs. Now there are no triumphs. Just failure and misery. Everyone is miserable. All the women destroyed by men. Some of the good men destroyed or almost destroyed by women. Where can this go that is positive? I want the clever courtroom scenes back. The internal politics that are interesting and BENIGN. Not just another mean girls and boys show. Yuck!
  • Where has Good Wife gone?

    This was once my favorite show on TV. No more! The characters seem like they've been rewritten for a brand new show that I don't recognize. Alicia used to be a great character. Now, she's just "B"tchy. Her relationship with Peter is just stupid. All the totally awesome lawyering has been lost. Where was all that when Cary needed it. Nowhere. I don't know if there's problems behind the scenes or what. I tried watching last week and within the first 15 minutes I shut it off. It's not Good Wife anymore. I don't even know what it is now. It's definately not good. It's such a disappointment. Oh, and by the way, memories of Will should be Josh Charles, not the guy that plays Fin.
  • The good wife

    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 episode
  • Kalinda fabricating evidence? Please!

    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

    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.
  • Dissappointed with the Petering Out

    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. Diss
  • "Catch up" 4OD wrecks "The Good Wife" replays with 5 minute ad breaks.

    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.
  • Tonight's show was disgusting!

    I have always enjoyed watching the Good Wife however, I thought tonight's episode, 'Red Meat' was disgusting and shameful!

    You had Diane kill the deer when she is against hunting. Really? We just can't get away from the bloodlust. Then she ate the deer meat as a victory. Anyone who kills for pleasure is a psychopath.
  • What's the point of Matthew Goode???

    I was done watching the Good wife when Will died. Too devastated, was like a personal loss then I gave it a 2nd chance when M. Goode came into the picture.... Unfortunately, he din't help much well I should say his character is not being developed well. Will!!!!!!!!! should never have died. The script writers are killing the show...... My hands are over my eyes... I truly loved the show.
  • Should not have killed Will

    The show has just not been the same since the death of Will. Sorry to say I am losing interest rapidly. The episodes are tough to watch now. To bad it was such a good show.
  • Good Wife

    It sucks! The writers are pitiful!
  • Going down, down, down

    Used to be an excellent show. But the scripts have deteriorated badly. The political arc is incredibly boring--all they can think to do is make each character, including Alicia, more and more corrupted with each episode. BORing and unrealistic (guess what, some politicians, like some lawyers, actually do try to do the right thing from time to time, and there is complexity in figuring out how to solve pressing political issues). Get back to the complex, mentally-challenging law cases and return to portraying characters as morally ambiguous, not just as deteriorating further and further into sharkdom.
  • show in going downhill fast

    Last Sunday, Mar8, was the dumbest "Good Wife" show ever. I used to like that show so much, but it has deteriorated to the point of extreme boredom. I was so mad at myself for wasting an hour on this mess. I might look in tonight, but I give it 10min, then I am outta there . The whole thing about getting into Alica's brain was like slow death.

    What happened to court room drama?
  • Last Sunday's "The Good Wife" on March 8th was awful and not up to par

    WHY would you put a debate between an atheist and a Priest on the show and what in the world did that have to do with Alicia preparing to debate her opponent. I don't like that her character does not believe in God and it just keeps coming up in the series and for what purpose??? It is so distracting to the real stories and gets everyone off track and angry to sit through Alicia not believing in God... That is a sad commentary on the writers who must not believe or THEY are having debates about their faith between themselves. They should leave that to Roma Downey or people who GET when to do a faith based series or these. Is "The Good Wife" going to HELL? Is that what we are to think... I just hated that last episode and yes, I am a Christian who loved watching "The Good Wife" but if Religion is going to be the topic, I am DONE DONE DONE
  • what????????

    spinning out of back to reality
  • This is Good wife's,not Birdman

    What a complete waste of an hour! Did the writers of Birdman sneak into the Good Wife's offices?
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