Often, when you combine sex and politics, shows get messy. I suppose The Good Wife is messy, but in a good way. Alicia Florrick weaves a tangled web of work and a husband and a boyfriend and kids and being the District Attorney's wife in a way that keeps the plot moving steadily, something most shows struggle with at some point or another. But not The Good Wife. There's always some new drama or sexual encounter or crazy client to deal with (Colin Sweeney has to be one of the best villains ever created).
And beyond every thing else, there's still a lot of law involved. It's an intellectual show. The jokes are well formed, and crass comebacks are typically avoided. This isn't a show for people looking for the easy laugh. It takes thought to watch, but it's worth it.
- Alicia Florrick: Julianna Margulies
- Cary Agos: Matt Czuchry
- Kalinda Sharma: Archie Panjabi
- Will Gardner: Josh Charles
- Diane Lockhart: Christine Baranski
- Eli Gold: Alan Cumming
- Peter Florrick: Chris Noth
Airs Sundays 9/8c
Run time: 60 minutes