The Good Wife (2009– )

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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:
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 Alicia Florrick (118 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Cary Agos (118 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Kalinda Sharma (118 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Diane Lockhart (118 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Will Gardner (106 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Eli Gold (87 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Grace Florrick (79 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Peter Florrick (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Zach Florrick (73 episodes, 2009-2014)
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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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During a 2011 interview on the National Public Radio program "Talk of the Nation," Alan Cumming (who plays Eli Gold) confirmed that his character is loosely based on longtime political operative (and, as of 2011, mayor of Chicago) Rahm Emanuel. Cumming said that Gold's undeveloped backstory includes a former career as a concert pianist, inspired by Emanuel's early-life, pre-politics ambition to become a professional ballet dancer. See more »

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Love this Show. Hate to see each episode end.
13 December 2009 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the best new show of the season. The "story within a story" method is used to great effect, as we follow Alicia's marital woes, the inter-office politics, the husband's efforts to get out of prison, and the family ups and downs at home. Interwoven with these ongoing plot lines, there's a new legal case to tackle each week. I find this show a rich combination of humour, pathos, romance, mystery...

Kudos to the young actors who play Alicia's children (Makenzie Vega and Graham Phillips). They are likable teenagers, neither bratty nor too-good-to-be-true. In fact, I think this show is very well cast overall.


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