The Good Wife: New to CBS This Fall (Review)

CBS is my favorite channel for drama. With shows like NCIS, Cold Case, Flashpoint, and Numb3rs, it’s easy to get addicted. This fall, starting September 22nd, CBS will add a new drama to their line-up called THE GOOD WIFE. It will air Tuesday nights at 10 ET/PT.

I know you’re dying to know more about this show. From the CBS website:

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 crushing public humiliation caused by her husband Peter (Chris Noth), Alicia Florrick (Margulies) 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 (Josh Charles), 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 (Christine Baranski), 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 (Matt Czuchry), a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but will use any means to ensure that he, not Alicia, secures the one full-time associate position that’s available. Fortunately, Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), 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 (Graham Phillips) and 13-year-old Grace (Makenzie Vega). For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the “good wife” and takes charge of her own destiny. Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, Robert King, Michelle King, Dee Johnson and David Zucker are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

If you can even believe it, I got to preview the pilot episode of THE GOOD WIFE. How awesome is that?

Let me tell you, I was hooked. I couldn’t turn it off, and I hated when it was over. I wanted more! I have always been a fan of Julianna Margulies, and it was awesome to see her in the spotlight. It was also a nice surprise to see Matt Czuchry on the show. He did a great job on Gilmore Girls, and it’s nice to see him in a more grown-up role now.

I’ll admit that I was worried it was going to be trashy. Most primetime shows are nowadays. And with Chris Noth in the cast, I thought I was sure to see some butt cheek. But, THE GOOD WIFE really surprised me. I’m hoping that all of the rest of the episodes follow suit and kick the trash to the curb. I like enjoying my shows without sex and nudity.

Over all, I loved the storyline, the characters, everything about the show. I honestly don’t think I moved the entire time it was on, and I only blinked when the disk blacked out for commercials. 🙂 It’s just that good.

This is definitely going to be added to my list of must-watch CBS shows.

Here’s a taste of what’s to come on THE GOOD WIFE:

Remember, THE GOOD WIFE premiers Tuesday, September 22nd at 10pm ET/PT on CBS. Don’t miss it!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Danielle says:

    Sounds like a great show

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    Looks good, i love the concept and the whole setup

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