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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Good Wife

With Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters and Glee not consistently releasing new episodes weekly, I found myself yearning for a new television series to follow on iTunes.  I wanted the plot to be timely and relevant.

Here is what the CBS website says about its series "The Good Wife":

THE GOOD WIFE is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Pushing aside the betrayal and public humiliation caused by her husband, Peter, Alicia Florrick starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney.

As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner, who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom. Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator, Diane Lockhart, offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes she's going to need to succeed on her own merit.

Alicia's main competition among the firm's 20-something new recruits is Cary, a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but is competitive to the core. Fortunately, Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda, the firm's tough in-house investigator.

Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician's scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach and 13-year-old Grace. For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the "good wife" and takes charge of her own destiny.

If you like a family melodrama layered with crime and suspense, this series is for you.  I doubt that this series will have the mass appeal of Grey's Anatomy (too many telegenic stars in that show), but it will definitely have its loyal niche.  I love crime documentaries.  Now I find myself glued to the fictional version as well.

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