Issue: July 2014

The Good Wife (Season 5) / Starring Julianna Margulies- TV Review

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This series that’s been partly inspired by infamous political sex scandals like that of Bill Clinton and Eliot Spitzer continues to have a winning run.

This critically acclaimed and well-scripted show is focused around the trials and tribulations of Alicia Florrick (the downright stunning Julianna Margulies), who after 13 cushy years as a stay-at-home mom is forced to get back to work as a legal attorney to provide for her two kids. You see, her husband Peter Florrick (Chris Noth, ‘Mr Big’ of Sex and the City fame), a former state’s attorney, has been jailed following a shocking sex and corruption scandal (though he is subsequently released). Through the last few seasons, we watch as Alicia takes on the many challenges thrown at her in the professional and personal sphere and combats them with élan.

Now, tables turn once again in the Season 5 opener with a shift in alliances as partnerships begin to crack. Unsure about whether she should strike out on her own with a bunch of young associates from the firm, Alicia is vacillating about jumping ship whilst defending a convicted murderer set for execution. Meanwhile her politician husband has been elected governor of Illinois which brings with it its own set of murky problems. Will she leave or stay on is pretty much the main focus through the season amidst plenty of surrounding drama, and the finale episode ends with a shocking shootout. Yes, we’re already set to get hooked onto season 6!  
Creators: Robert and Michelle King; Genre: Legal drama

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