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The Good Wife - Seasons 1 and 2 [DVD]

Julianna Margulies , Chris Noth    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 12
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0053WRSE6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,098 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Season 1 review:

The US TV schedules have never been shy of legal thrillers, and at first glance, The Good Wife is the kind of show that might easily blend into the crowd. And yet is has some key assets in its corner that lift it into something altogether more interesting. The key asset to The Good Wife is Julianna Marguiles in the lead role of Alicia Florrick. Not long after we meet her, we discover that her life has been blown apart by the actions of her husband. Thus, in the middle of her life, she has to restart her career as a junior at a law firm, where she finds herself competing against the younger, fresher graduates. It’s an interesting dynamic, and one that’s strengthened enormously by some terrific writing and thoughtful cases. For it’s the storytelling that’s the other main strength of The Good Wife, and that’s likely to keep you gripped right the way through this maiden season. Granted, there’s a feeling that it often covers ground that many shows have got to before. Yet The Good Wife puts a strong enough spin on the formula to emerge as a quality TV show in its own right. --Jon Foster

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Following the widely publicised incarceration of the Chicago state attorney for a series of sex and corruption scandals, his wife must now reinstate her career in an attempt to protect the family name and provide for her two children. This cleverly written drama captures the struggle of a middle aged woman as she attempts to build a career from the bottom of the ladder amidst both a personal and family crisis. This box set features series both one and two in its entirety.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!! 14 Oct 2011
I absolutely love love LOVE this programme. Started watching the first series on Channel4 and was immediately hooked. Im not usually into dramas or the infatuation with dramas such as Lost, house etc. This is just compelling viewing. Each story is great i love watching each law case. The outcomes aren't always obvious and your always kept on your toes. But to stop it being just about the courtroom there's the will they wont they love triangle, which pops up with short adoring looks and looks that need no words, makes an at home mother like me feel wibbly inside!
The good thing about it is it's not all about Alicia. To be honest she isnt even my favourite character, i love Eli, Will and Cordelia.

The second season is even better than the first, which is an unusual triumph.

Get it in your life and stay in for the whole week to watch it!
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chicago Lore 7 Sep 2011
By Mr. 880
Julianna Margulies has been in Chicago a long time. From the roving camera pans of ER as Carol Hathaway (not to mention the roving hands of partner-in-time Doug Ross played by Mr. Clooney) to the now redoubtable halls of Lockhart/Gardner as Alicia Florrick, repressive summer heat and six-feet winter snowdrifts come and go, but Margulies remains resolutely Chicagoan. The setting and context for her latest show has all the dyed-in-the-wool ingredients that long-standing American series require, and reveal why the likes of Law and Order, Grey's Anatomy and the rest last as long as they do. What makes The Good Wife stand out, however, and what the show's creators discovered either by accident or happen-stance, is a ensemble cast that can simply deliver gilt-edged drama with style and panache. Czuchry, Panjabi, Charles, Baranski and Noth come from a variety of well-known and not so well-known backgrounds for British viewers and their chemistry is there for all to see week-after-week. But it is Margulies as the emotionally-scarred wife of a philandering state's attorney who needs to carry the show and both here and in the US her talents have not always been appreciated. But it is in fact her very reticence, the painstakingly reserved persona she inhabits that make The Good Wife compelling from start to finish. You can virtually feel the whole audience squirm with embarrassment whenever she ends up having cocktails with Kalinda in some downtown, swanky hotel as she tries to make sense of the emotional turmoil going on around her while her firm's PI consultant has taken to casual liaisons with female law enforcement officers in lock-up garages! Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Wife! 31 July 2012
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This is a great show from scene 1 of episode 1.

It is shot beautifully, really luxurious and warm backgrounds and environments, great cast, strong character profiles throughout as well as decent legal drama in each episode. Each episode feels like it has been shot like a movie. Truly great quality television production. Obviously a lot of love has gone in to this show. Long may it continue.

Julianna deserved a big show of her own and this has really displayed her ability in all it's glory. The show feels big and powerful - but she is strong enough to lead it admirably. From the first scene you feel such compassion for the character and you find yourself willing her to succeed and as the show goes on there are feelings of, amongst others, pride, vindication, joy, and a real sense of satisfaction. And of course she is supported by a wonderful cast as well as some phenomenal cameos and guest appearances which add to the weight and prestige of the production.

This is a big character driven drama that really pulls you in, much as, for example, 'Mad Men' does. There isn't lot's of action or noise, but the script, characters and production means we all hope this show goes on for a few more years.

Wonderful - truly worth watching from the start. You'll be hooked.

Enjoy (you will)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best drama series currently on TV 6 Oct 2011
By haunted
Movie directing brothers Ridley and Tony Scott are Executive Producers of "The Good Wife" and the series is of as high a quality as you would expect from such Hollywood high fliers.

Series one begins with a bang as it is revealed that Chicago State's attorney Peter Florrick has been seeing a prostitute. He is also implicated in corruption and may be heading to prison. The good wife of the title is Alicia Florrick, played by Julianna Marguiles. She reacts to this trauma by moving into a small apartment with her two teenage kids and getting a job as a lowly associate at a major Chicago law firm. She never speaks publicly about what her husband may or may not have done.

One of the great things about the show is the many different story threads running through it. Alicia is the common strand in them all. We see the internal politics of the law firm as associates try to impress the partners. We follow Peter Florrick's time in prison and his appeal against his conviction. We see Alicia trying to cope with the demands of being a single parent, helped and sometimes hindered by her mother-in-law. It also just happens that one of the partners in the firm is an old flame of Alicia from college!
Each episode usually focuses on a case that Alicia is involved with but the other stories come in and out of each episode in a way that could be confusing but never is.

The acting is top class. Marguiles excels as the taciturn title character. She is intensely private and is horrified that her husband has put her in this position. However she still loves him and feels an obligation to support him for the sake of their kids at least. She is perhaps a bit of a goody two shoes but maybe this is to contrast with the dodgy legal manoeuvres that all around her seem to be engaged in!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Series
Good storyline with us quickly getting into the characters. Good storyline and there was no hesitation in moving on from watching Season 1 to carry on watching Season 2. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Brian Samuel
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant series
Bought this for my daughter and son in law - they love it. We have been watching the series from the beginning and we think that it is the best programme on TV.
Published 20 days ago by Jazz 160
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and fund watching.
It's great to find a series that is intellectually challenging with interesting legal plot-lines in every episode. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mummy bear
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed these so much.....
...... I'm going to watch them again before I buy the next series! Such good stories, all the characters are brilliant, and the plots are more and more involved as the series go... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Shoe-aholic
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilled
I hadn't seen or heard anything about this series so was really thrilled with seasons 1&2. I enjoyed the acting and the dialogue In short just everything.
Published 2 months ago by Pamela Kampmueller
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Wife series is superb
I love going back to this series when the normal TV listings don't interest me. I am guaranteed an excellent 1 hour of viewing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Fiona
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
One of my all time favorite shows. Every episode has a case-of-the-week yet manages to weave in every characters' storyline in such a masterful way, not one character/plot/arc... Read more
Published 2 months ago by frances007
5.0 out of 5 stars its good
the DVD I bought is perfect. I also very like the story in Season 1 and 2. It's definitely worthy.
Published 2 months ago by Chen Yan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show.
I watched this show before and purchased it for my mother as a gift. She's gotten into it and really likes it.
Published 2 months ago by Michelle Guzman
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant soap opera
A brilliant soap opera, very well written and with a great balance of legal and personal stories. The main actors do a grand job.. Read more
Published 2 months ago by johanna
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