What Is a Synopsis of the "The Good Wife"?


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"The Good Wife" centers on Alicia Florrick after her husband's involvement in an embarrassing sex and political corruption scandal is made public. With her husband behind bars, Alicia must return to work as a litigator to provide for her two children. Julianna Margulies stars in this award-winning television drama.

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What Is a Synopsis of the "The Good Wife"?
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"The Good Wife" premiered on CBS in September, 2009. Created by Robert and Michelle King, this legal and political drama includes serialized story arcs along with stand-alone procedural story lines contained in each episode. The cast of "The Good Wife" includes Chris Noth as Peter Florrick, a former State's Attorney and Alicia's jailed husband; Josh Charles as Will Gardner, Alicia's former law school classmate and firm partner; and Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma, the law firm's in-house private investigator. Over the 23 episodes of season one, Alicia transforms herself from the humiliated wife of Peter Florrick to a successful career woman.

"The Good Wife" has received much critical acclaim. Esquire magazine called it the "best show on television" in 2013. Television critics applaud the show for its attention to detail, well-researched writing and strong cast. The show has earned five Primetime Emmy Awards and the 2014 Television Critics Association award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama.

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