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The Good Wife

<p>Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles in 'The Good Wife.'</p>

The Good Wife

Sep 28, 2010 10:00 PM

TV Network - CBS

We can't help but feel that this show is kind of mistitled.  Is Julianna Margulies character a good wife?  We're not so convinced.  Oh, they're being ironic, you say?  Huh... yeah, our brains can't process that sort of thing.  We prefer to think only in a straightforward an honest manner.  Quite probably that's why we don't understand any lawyer show, but we digress.  This particular lawyer show is returning for even more hilarious hijinx and maybe, just maybe, we'll get to see Margulies nominated for another Emmy when the season finishes.

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    The Good Wife

    Sep 21, 2014

    TV Network - CBS

    Season five of "The Good Wife" featured at least one major, huge, massive, unbelievably shocking moment.  We don't want to spoil it for you in case you haven't watched it, but seriously, wow, what did you miss?  Let us, however, leave that aside for the moment and ask how the show will open the new season.  We don't imagine that they're going to try and top what they did last year, but we do believe that they're going to come out of the box strong and open up some interesting plots.

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    The Good Wife: Season 5 - DVD

    Aug 19, 2014

    Julianna Margulies has managed a feat which few others have performed -- going from one successful show in one decade, to a different successful show in another.  Where she was a nurse before on "ER," now she is a lawyer here on "The Good Wife."  The fifth season of the show features a whole bunch of interesting storylines and a shocking twist or two as well.

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    The Good Wife

    May 18, 2014

    TV Network - CBS

    Holy macaroni, have you watched "The Good Wife" this season?  There has been so much that has happened, but mainly that one thing.  You know what one thing we're talking about, it was that one thing everyone was talking about the day after it happened (and that night on Twitter, thereby destroying it for everyone on the West Coast).  We don't want to say it here in case you're a binge watcher waiting for the season to end before you begin your viewing, but seriously, when you get to that moment, you'll lose it.

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    The Good Wife

    Dec 01, 2013

    TV Network - CBS

    Okay, let's see, tonight is episode 100 of "The Good Wife," and, as if that wasn't enough, the number of guest stars tonight is large.  In addition to the usual actors and actresses, tonight we'll see Jordana Spiro, John Noble, Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane, and Donna Brazile.  Yes, most of these folks have been on before, but does that matter?  How could you not want to tune in and see what these folks have to say in big old episode 100?  Maybe Alicia and company will find themselves in jail, "Seinfeld"-finale style and everyone will be there to testify against them.  Tune in and find out.

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    The Good Wife

    Oct 06, 2013

    TV Network - CBS

    Last week we got the whiz-bang opener to the fifth season of "The Good Wife."  Not only did that make us feel horrifically old, it also set a little bit of the stage for what we're going to get this season, and the season continues tonight.  The episode this week is called "The Bit Bucket" and even if we don't know what that means, we do know what bits are and what buckets are so we're going to go out on a limb and suggest that Alicia goes out to Home Depot to buy a bucket in which she puts all her various drill bits.  That is assuredly wrong, but perhaps something the producers want to consider for season 15.

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    The Good Wife

    Sep 29, 2013

    TV Network - CBS

    What will this season of "The Good Wife" bring?  Will we see new loves, old loves, betrayals, backstabbings, and the formation of new friendships?  Why yes, yes we will.  Listen, we have absolutley no specific knolwedge of anything that's going to occur this season, but if history has taught us anything it's that this legal soap is going to bring all of the aforementioned items together and cook them over the course of 20-something episodes in order to... well, in order to bring us one of the greatest legal dramas currently on television.

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    The Good Wife: The Fourth Season - DVD

    Aug 20, 2013

    "The Good Wife" is a gripping blend of courtroom drama, politics and steamy personal relationships that stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a wife and mother who reclaims control of her personal and professional lives after her husband, Peter, is embroiled in a sex and political corruption scandal. As Alicia adapts to changes at home and at work as a defense attorney, she continues to redefine and rediscover the woman she wishes to be.

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    The Good Wife

    Apr 28, 2013

    TV Network - CBS

    We feel a little bad for Alicia on "The Good Wife."  She unquestionably has some great moments and some really good things happen to her, but can you imagine the stress she constantly endures?  We promise you this, if we had to endure the stress Alicia has to endure, we wouldn't look anywhere near as good as Julianna Margulies looks.  Seriously, we'd be overweight and bald and hunchbacked and perpetually chugging Pepto in order to assuage our ulcer... and that doesn't even begin to the jitters we'd have to endure.  Actually, just about everyone on this show does better than we would.  Watch and marvel.

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    The Good Wife

    Nov 04, 2012

    TV Network - CBS

    Listen, the truth of the matter is that you shouldn't need a reason to watch "The Good Wife," "The Good Wife" is a regularly enthrallig drama, one which has crafted interesting characters and stories.  But, should you need a reason to watch, here are a few (some new, some old) -- Josh Charles is directing tonight's episode, Brian Dennehy is a guest star, Amanda Peet is a guest star, and Maura Tierney is a guest star.  Whether you're contemplating the new reasons or the old ones or just the general goodness of the show, surely there's something there that will convince you to tune in.

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    The Good Wife

    Oct 21, 2012

    TV Network - CBS

    Tonight does not mark Maura Tierney's first appearance on "The Good Wife."  Instead, it marks her first appearance this week on the show.  Ah, Maura Tierney.  How do you best remember her?  Is she Lisa from "NewsRadio" or Abby from "ER?"  Do you think of her one-time role on "Parenthood" when you consider the actress (boy, wouldn't that be a different show)?  Tonight she's back on "The Good Wife" as Maddie Hayward, so, perhaps, that's how you should think of her today.

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    The Good Wife

    Sep 30, 2012

    TV Network - CBS

    Can you imagine cheating on Julianna Margulies?  We certainly can't, and that's not just because she's been with George Clooney and we think that's awesome (you do know that characters and the actors who play them are completely indistinguishable in our world, right?).  It's also because Alicia is just plain awesome (and more than a little scary at times).  Expect to see a whole lot more drama this season; drama of both the legal and the emotional variety.  Plus, that guy from "SportsNight" (Dan?  Casey?) is still on this show and he's awesome, too.

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    The Good Wife: The Third Season - DVD

    Sep 04, 2012

    THE GOOD WIFE is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal. In Season 3, Alicia continues balancing her professional and personal lives as she strives to provide a stable home for her children in the midst of separating from her husband and contemplating finally giving in to her feelings for fellow lawyer Will Gardner.

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    The Good Wife

    Jul 08, 2012

    Alicia defends a lawyer who hires the firm after the government decides to arrest him for not coming forth with the name of an anonymous client, a mysterious computer programmer who illegally invented a new online currency.

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    The Good Wife

    Apr 29, 2012

    TV Network - CBS

    Back in March (we know, that seems like an awfully long time ago), CBS renewed "The Good Wife" for season four.  The truth is that the renewal was not unexpected, the show's ratings are nowhere near bad and it is quite well liked by critics.  We highly recommend, despite this being the season finale, that you tune in tonight and see if you're not intrigued by it all.  If you are, you then have the opportunity to watch repeats all summer so you can be caught up when season four begins.  Begin planning your fall schedule now, people -- networks may not have announced details yet, but it's never to early to figure out what you're going to be watching.

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    The Good Wife

    Oct 23, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    "The Good Wife" seems to be stocking up on guest stars this season.  Dylan Baker is returning tonight, Lisa Edelstein is still around, and Donna Brazile is going to be on too.  We do like ourselves some Dylan Baker, he always managed to play the evilest sort of evildoers, he's the Wall Street bad guy in a suit who smiles at you while secretly plotting your demise.  Then there's Lisa Edelstein, well, she made House drive a car through her living room, so that kind of makes her evil too, doesn't it?  Hmmm... maybe they're doing a bad guy thing for Halloween (insert partisan Donna Brazile joke here).

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    The Good Wife

    Oct 09, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    Lisa Edelstein (formerly of that "House" show on some other channel) will be guest-starring tonight on "The Good Wife" as Will's ex, Celeste Serrano.  She will also, quite naturally, be the opposing council on the current case.  We like how that whole thing works on legal shows with lawyers constantly running into exes who are also lawyers and who are working on the opposite side of the case -- it makes the legal world feel so small and homey.  Edelstein has actually signed for a multi-episode arc on "The Good Wife," so expect to see her on the show more than just tonight.

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    The Good Wife

    Sep 25, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    Julianna Margulies is one of those people lucky enough to have earned herself starring roles on not one but two different, successful television series.  Whereas on "ER" Margulies was one of an ensemble, here she is the lead in the ensemble.  We wonder whether her legal skills helped her make the case for such a role.  Oh sure, you think that she is just delivered those great legal arguments from the writers, but we choose to believe that not only is she an incredibly great nurse, but that she is also the legal mind of the century.  Hey, it could be true.

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    The Good Wife

    Sep 04, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    Tentatively title 'A New Beginning,' tonight we're getting a 30 minute "Good Wife" special.  We can't tell you very much about the special, but we do know that it's airing tonight and, because we're us, we have some hypotheses.  The most likely scenario is that it deals with Alicia's marital (or not) relationships.  What we're actually hoping though is that they've decided to jettison the entire cast and are sending Alicia to New Zealand this season to muck about down there.  This line of thought would suggest that they need this 30 minute special to introduce us to where the season will head. 

    Okay, that won't happen, but we think it'd be fun.

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    The Good Wife

    May 17, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    If you could choose what would happen in this season finale, what would you have it be?  Would you have Kelli Giddish come back for another episode?  Would you have Alicia and Will contemplate their potential relationship once more?  Would you have Alan Cumming turn into Nightcrawler and does his uncanny thing at the office just for his own personal amusement?  Some of those things may definitely occur tonight.  We're not going to tell you which of the above might happen, but at least one might.

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    The Good Wife

    May 03, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    Martha Plimpton plays Patti Nyholm tonight on "The Good Wife," a role that she has appeared in previously and one which she will hopefully appear as again down the line.  Nyholm is kind of a nemesis for the law firm, and as legal shows have a tendency to portray the main law firm as a bunch of super legal eagles who rarely drop a case, it's always nice to see them go up against a nemesis, someone who can, potentially, truly derail the firm.  We're not saying that's what's going to happen tonight (it won't), just that it would be nice.

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    The Good Wife

    Feb 22, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    Gary Cole is returning to "The Good Wife" and he's bringing some pretty great guest stars with him.  We don't actually mean that he drove them to the lot on the day of filming, nor that his character is buds with the other characters and that they're only going to be on the show due to Cole's storyline (we're not venturing any guesses about that).  No, we mean that not only will Gary Cole be on this week, but that America Ferrera and Jerry Stiller will be on as well.  It's a pretty diverse trio of actors, but all three of them are well worth watching separately, so together they should be even better.

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    The Good Wife

    Feb 15, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    The thing about lawyer shows and cop shows is that they both always require a bunch of guest stars - you've got to have your bad guys, your judges, and your opposing counsels.  When used -- and cast -- correctly, these guest stars can be bright shining beacons on an already excellent show.  Rita Wilson and F. Murray Abraham will both be putting in appearances on "The Good Wife" this week, and if those two actors are used to the full extent of their abilities you can expect a really great episode of an already award-winning series.

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    The Good Wife

    Jan 11, 2011

    TV Network - CBS

    As with everyone else in this universe, we have watched Leelee Sobieski's career with great enthusiasm for the past decade and a half.  She has taken on a large number of roles of great diversity and no longer looks like a clone of Helen Hunt.  This week she'll be appearing on "The Good Wife" as the girlfriend of a client's son which, most likely, puts her on the wrong side of the aisle in court (and still not looking like a clone of Helen Hunt anymore).  Seriously, there were a few years there when you would have sworn that Helen Hunt had been cloned so that a younger version of her could appear on screen. Go back, check the records, see for yourself.

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    The Good Wife

    Nov 09, 2010

    TV Network - CBS

    There are probably few actors out there who have had the career and following that Michael J. Fox has managed to garner over the years.  Yes, he did have some low points in said career - and we all know about his personal struggles - but there's just something wonderful about seeing him on television.  He's guest starring tonight on "The Good Wife" as an attorney opposing Alicia, and that unquestionably makes an already good series a Must Watch event.  He's Michael J. Fox, you really don't have a choice, do you?

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    The Good Wife

    Oct 05, 2010

    TV Network - CBS

    Last time we saw Lou Dobbs on television, Lou Dobbs was telling us that Lou Dobbs wasn't going to be on television anymore.  In fact, Lou Dobbs said on a lot of television shows that Lou Dobbs wasn't going to be on television anymore.  Yes, Lou Dobbs probably meant that Lou Dobbs wasn't going to be on "Lou Dobbs" or whatever the name of Lou Dobbs' show was, but that's not the way we took Lou Dobbs' statement.  We therefore find it odd that for all that Lou Dobbs talked about Lou Dobbs not being on television, Lou Dobbs is going to be on television again tonight, not on "Lou Dobbs," but on "The Good Wife."

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    The Good Wife

    May 25, 2010

    TV Network - CBS

    Is Julianna Margulies' character here truly a good wife?  That would, it seems, completely and totally depend on how you define good.  She is certainly a good enough wife that she got her show renewed for a second season.  She has managed to deliver a whole lot of varied and believable emotions over the course of the first season.  She's also been tempted by others, hasn't she?  Listen, we're not going to pass judgment on anyone here - that's for you the viewer to do from the comfort of your own couch.  Just remember, this is the season finale, so this the last time until the fall that judgment can be passed.

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    The Good Wife

    May 11, 2010

    TV Network - CBS

    There are those out there who will tell you that this episode is a 'must watch' because a winner is announced in the competition between Cary and Alicia this week.  We won't say that's not important or a reason to watch, we're just far more excited about Paige Turco's appearance.  The actress, most recently seen on NBC's "Secrets of the Mountain," is going to be Alicia's client this week in a divorce case.  Yes, we understand that this doesn't mean that Paige is now available, but we've always had trouble distinguishing between actors and characters.

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    The Good Wife

    Mar 02, 2010

    TV Network - CBS

    Some out there may be all excited about the recent turn of events on the series that led to Peter getting out of jail.  While that's all well and good, and we wish Peter much happiness, for us, Gary Cole and Alan Cumming appearing on the series is quite possibly better.  Why?  Well, we've had a thing for Gary Cole ever since he was in "American Gothic" and it only got stronger when he did that "Babylon 5" spinoff thing.  As for Cumming, we've been a fan ever since we figured out that he's not Paul Reubens.  To see both men together in a single show will please us to no end.

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    The Good Wife

    Sep 22, 2009

    TV Network - CBS

    Emmy award winner, and fabulous ER alum, Julianne Margulies stars in this new drama about a woman whose politician husband goes to jail after a sex scandal. She, in turn, must return to the workforce as a defense attorney in order to support her family. However, the cut throat environment of the office causes her to quickly transform herself from scorned wife to tough career woman. 

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