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Thursday, October 22, 2009


THE GOOD WIFE 2009 CBS-TV series.

After politician Peter Florrick (Chris Noth, who appears sporadically) is arrested for abusing his office, his wife Alicia (Julianna Margulies) has to go back to work as a lawyer to pay the bills for herself and their two children. Peter insists that he told lies only to keep his wife from finding out about his numerous sexcapades, not to cover up any other malfeasances, and his lawyer is hoping for an appeal. Alicia winds up with some clients who seem to have hopeless causes, but she's quick-witted enough to figure out how to help them in court. [In her first case, she also receives important info from Peter.] The Good Wife is a snappy, entertaining show with an appealing heroine and a good supporting cast, including Christine Baranski as one of the top lawyers at the firm. Good scripts and good acting help put this one over.

Verdict: The Good Wife is a good bet.

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