Julianna Margulies plays Alicia Florrick, the resilient wife of a disgraced State's Attorney. After her high-profile husband's political and sex scandal, Alicia takes the reins of her family and her life. While raising two teens, she pursues her original career as a defence attorney — a path she gave up when she became a politician's wife. Joining her former law school classmate's firm, Florrick's litigation skills are put to the test as she re-enters the courtroom after thirteen years and faces cutthroat 20-something rivals. Alicia is determined to build a new beginning for herself and her children... one case at a time.
Why did I not know about this series sooner?
- The Good Wife: Series 1 review by CM
I hope you'll forgive my cynicism but the central character here is a woman. A woman who's world has been turned upside down when she finds out her high profile husband has been deceiving her and who is working hard to deal with the fall out while having to go back to work (in public view) and juggle the parenting of her teenage kids. Could that be why it didn't get much hype?! It's definitely glamorous fiction rather than a realism but hey, why not?! It's very well done and Julianna Margulies is superb. She's mostly written as a well rounded character who is easy to empathise with but, for me, she can be a bit too good at everything. Maybe she becomes more flawed as it progresses. Whatever, I'm thoroughly enjoying my new found escapist pleasure so far. 5 stars.