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.
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