It’s been on for five years and if you haven’t heard about the most amazingly well written, well acted, well produced drama on network and possibly cable TV, called The Good Wife, then I’d say you must have been living under a rock, been super busy with other things or that TV in general isn’t your thing. Whatever the case may be, it’s back on for it sixth season and another 22 episodes of full blown awesomeness. Also, I’m not using that word lightly. When I watch The Good Wife as I have been doing since it premiered, I am almost always left in a state of awe. A state of “how?” A state of “how can you keep being this awesome?!”
The Good Wife is basically a show about life wrapped up in law, politics, family, infidelity, injustice and other shenanigans. If you’ve heard of big, crazy, preposterous things on the news then it’ll be on The Good Wife, most likely premiering a few days after they’ve made the headlines. Don’t ask me what brand of magic they’ve used to stay so relevant and on top of things because I don’t know and I don’t question it. I sit back enjoy and sometimes lose it every now and then because…you know…good shows do that to you.
If you want an actual synopsis, The Good Wife is about a mother/homemaker/politician’s wife played by Julianna Marguilles of ER fame and fondness who decides to stick by her politician husband after he cheats on her with as many whores as there are worms in the woodwork and is sent to prison for…stuff. It shows her going back to work as a lawyer, trying to juggle her personal and professional life and keeping it all together while rocking some nice suits.
To say that I can’t even thing of another show as good as the Good Wife is saying something. To be fair, I don’t watch that much television and they have had some crazy story lines but hardly is there ever anything inauthentic used in the plot to propel a story as many a shows do on the regular. This is no prime time soap, ladies and gentlemen. This is the real deal. It’s funny, witty and calculating with an AMAZING cast and guest roles that are so perfect in their execution and placement that they form an integral thread in the shows narrative and gives you more people to love or love to hate. Either way you’re still so amused by their quirks and deviousness that you literally feel giddy when you see them turn up out of the blue in a new episode.
Like I said, the sixth season has just begun, with a BANG I might add that got me feeling all sorts of ways and though you could jump in right away I’d say start from the 1st episode. Character growth and dynamic is one of the things that makes this show great, so starting from the 1st season is the way to go. Don’t let those 110 episodes daunt you. You’ll love every second of them.
Are you a Good Wife fan? Gonna watch? Lemme know!