The Good Wife 4 Seasons 2009

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

Alicia is assigned her first case after having to return to work following her husband's corruption scandal and incarceration.

Starring:
Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry
Runtime:
46 minutes

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Pilot

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Season 1
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    1. Pilot Alicia is assigned her first case after having to return to work following her husband's corruption scandal and incarceration.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 46min 2009
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    2. Stripped A stripper claims she was raped at the bachelor party of a prominent businessman.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2009
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    3. Home The teenage son of a former friend hires her to defend him in a murder case, Alicia makes a difficult journey back to her old life.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 42min 2009
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    4. Fixed As her husband's legal team continues to mount the case for his appeal, Alicia discovers evidence of possible jury tampering in her firm's class action law suit against a major pharmaceutical company.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 42min 2009
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    5. Crash Alicia and Will have 72 hours to prove that a train company, and not the engineers, is responsible for a freight train crash, and secure the widows their husbands' pensions.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2009
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    6. Conjugal As Alicia works with Will on the appeal of a death row inmate, she agrees to a conjugal visit with Peter in order to get information from him since her client was convicted under Peter's regime as state's attorney.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2009
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    7. Unorthodox While representing the daughter of one of the partner's at the law firm, Alicia finds herself attracted to her co-counsel and his unorthodox approach to defending their client.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2009
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    8. Unprepared Peter needs Alicia to testify on his behalf as his appeals process begins sooner than expected.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2009
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    9. Threesome Alicia deals with tricky office politics when she's asked to represent the firm's senior partner after he's arrested.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2009
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    10. Lifeguard When a judge with a history of questionable sentencing overturns a simple plea deal that Alicia arranged, she looks into his motivation.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 41min 2009
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    11. Infamy Alicia learns more about her husband's fall from grace when she represents represents the wife of Peter's nemesis, Glenn Childs, in their divorce case.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2010
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    12. Painkiller When a star high school quarterback dies from an overdose of painkillers, Alicia represents the doctor who prescribed the medication.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2010
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    13. Bad Tensions are high as Peter's appeal trial begins and Alicia defends a wealthy client in civil court whose innocence she doubts, even after he's found not guilty in criminal court of murdering his wife.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 42min 2010
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    14. Hi As Alicia defends a husband accused of murdering the babysitter, she and her family prepare for the outcome of Peter's appeal and his possible coming home.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2010
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    15. Bang Peter gets acclimated to life at home and works on a comeback strategy with his political team.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2010
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    16. Fleas As Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation, Alicia and Will defend an attorney arrested for murder.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2010
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    17. Heart In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2010
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    18. Doubt Alicia and Will deal with their growing sexual tension and Diane and Kurt McVeigh continue their flirtation.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2010
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    19. Boom When Alicia goes head-to-head in the courtroom with former boss Jonas Stern, she debates whether or not to use personal information to her advantage.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2010
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    20. Mock The police are quickly at the door when Peter's electronic monitor sounds after he chases Alicia out of the apartment.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2010
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    21. Unplugged The winner is announced in the competition between Alicia and Cary.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2010
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    22. Hybristophilia Eli Gold works on getting Peter's charges dropped, and Alicia defends Colin Sweeney, a client and accused wife killer, who claims self defense after she finds him handcuffed to a dead woman.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2010
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    23. Running At Eli Gold's urging, Alicia must decide if she'll stand by her man during Peter's new political campaign, or if she'll pursue a relationship with Will instead.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2010

Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Charles Mcdougall
Starring Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry
Supporting actors Archie Panjabi, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski
Season year 2010
Network CBS Studios International
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Ian Williams TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Jan 2011
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Initially, it seemed a little bit formulaic -new case to win, more revelations about her imprisoned husband (for corruption) and his extra-marital affairs, new eccentric judge -but while it never did really vary much from this formula, I stopped caring because on the whole the show was just too damn good in every other respect. This is down simply to good writing, involving characters, and a damn fine cast of actors firing on all cylinders.

Julianna Margulies (Alicia Florrick) is a revelation as the main character: she's very self-controlled, trying to keep her family together (she has a teenage son and daughter), trying to decide her feelings for her estranged husband and for her new boss (who is an old friend), trying to do a good job as a lawyer and beat off competition for a permanent post from a confident younger man, and more.

Josh Charles (Will Gardner) is an actor I've never come across but he's terrific as one of the (financially vulnerable) firm's three partners. Overtly charming, you're never sure if he's genuinely nice or wearinga false face. Is his interest in Alicia genuine or opportunistic. Christine Baranski (always good value) is the second partner (the third is mostly absent) and less than altruistic.

Chris Noth (Peter Florrick) is appropriately charismatic as the disgraced and imprisoned D.A. but again his motives are always suspect. Is he innocent of corruption, has he repented his liaisons with prostitutes, does he genuinely love his wife, etc?

And then as the firm's investigator Kalinda, there's Archie Panjabi an Anglo-Asian actress whom I was vaguely familiar with but can now state I think she's brilliant. And hotter than hell. Her character is intensely private, strong, cynical, with lots of contacts.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Fitzpatrick on 19 Oct 2010
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Enjoyed every minute of this 1st series of the Good Wife. Julianna Mergulies plays the role of the disgraced politician's wife to perfection. The series is a great combination of interesting legal dramas intertwined with Alicia Florrick's journey as she finds herself managing as a single mother, balancing the demands of new career with needs of her teenage children as well as the social and political pressure as former State's Attorney's wife. Can't wait for series two.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bridget O. Brien on 10 Oct 2010
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The reason this stands out for me is because it is from the defences point of view. The only other legal dramas I watch, and I'm not sure you can even call them that, are the law and orders, so this was for me a new experience. Alicia florrick is well played, very subtlety and believably by juliann a Marguiles. Her simple acting is for me one of the best things about the show, she isn't too out there, she seems very real and natural. Similarly with all the other characters, calinda, will, carey anD particularly Diane. The relationship between them is also very believable. The simmering relationship between Will and Alicia is so well played, I am glad the way it continued in season 2 (I won't say what this is). The finale of season 1 is simply brilliant, one of the most OMG moments of TV, and completely unpredictable. The children of Peter and Alicia are well entwined into the story, how they react to the disaster that has hit their family is fascinating to watch.

Alan cumming as Eli gold is one of those characters you don't know where you stand with, he's very ambiguous, you don't quite know where he is going, whether he is good or bad, but you really want to find out.

The slow pace with which this starts is intriguing, definitely one of the better elements of a brilliant show.

Definitely recommended
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Aremess TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Feb 2010
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My wife and I have been watching this series on TV (currently at episode 5) and have been enthralled by both the story lines and the acting. Julianna Marguiles is mesmerising as the wife publicly humiliated by her husband's misdemeanours and subsequent jailing.

Taking up her pre-marriage career as a Defence Attorney, she has to prove herself against the new up and coming 20-somethings for the one permanent post in the prestigious law firm she has joined. Yes, she's succeeding (at least, so far she is), but the cases always seem to impact in some way on her private life. The underlying story line about whether the husband will find a way out of his problems and whether she can ever trust him again, compliments rather than detracts from the weekly cases she's dealing with.

If you've not watched any of the series yet, start at any time and you won't be disappointed. You only need to know the very basics of why she went back to work as that's virtually all anyone knows (at this time).

I'm not a great lover of American "law firm" TV series, but this breaks the mould for me and I'll not only continue to watch the entire series, but will add the DVD set to my collection when it comes out.

UPDATE : Now nearly at the end of series 1 (only 3 episodes to go) and, if anything, we've become more enthralled.
Boxed DVD set The Good Wife - Complete Season 1 [DVD] [2009] available soon - BUY IT!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mfeatherstone-witty on 19 Dec 2010
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The Good Wife - Complete Season 1 [DVD] [2009]

You will have read the other reviews so there's no point in repeating the set-up.
This is a layered drama delivered with outstanding writing. There are episodes when the court case and two private lives (not the main husband and wife) intermingle in a profundly satifying way.
Aside from the writing, the acting is wholly believable. I've not seen Julianna Margulies before; her acting is at the highest level, occasionally trantalisingly underplayed.
I bought this as a 'customers also buy' not expecting that much. Each day I look forward to the next episode with a slight feeling of dread, because, with each one, I am reaching ever closer to the end of the series.
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