The Good Wife: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)


Season 1
The Good Wife

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Along with Julianna Margulies and a fine cast, the gripping drama The Good Wife, boasts hook-heavy plotlines torn from the headlines.

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Critic Ratings: 40

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Air date: Sep 22, 2009

Humiliated by her politician husband's scandal, Alicia Florrick musters her resilience and returns to work as a defense attorney, getting the case of a woman accused of murdering her ex-husband.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2009

Alicia represents a stripper who says she was raped at the bachelor party of a prominent businessman.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2009

Alicia finds herself immersed in her old life when she is asked to represent the teenage son of a former friend.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2009

As her husband's legal team continues to work on his appeal, Alicia discovers evidence of possible jury tampering in her firm's class-action suit against a pharmaceutical company.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2009

Will and Alicia have 72 hours to prove that a train company is responsible for a freight train crash; Alicia and Jackie clash over taking the children to visit their father.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2009

Alicia agrees to a conjugal visit with Peter to get information from him because her client was convicted during his regime as state's attorney.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2009

While representing the daughter of one of the firm's partners, Alicia becomes attracted to her co-counsel and his unorthodox approach to defending their client.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2009

As Alicia gets ready to defend a scientist accused of arson, Peter's appeals process begins and she is asked to testsify.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2009

Alicia becomes entangled in office politics when she is asked to represent a partner in the firm on a DUI charge; Alicia wonders if Peter could be guilty of corruption.

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Air date: Dec 15, 2009

When a judge overturns a plea deal arranged by Alicia, she looks into his motivation; Diane is made an offer that she cannot refuse.

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Cast & Crew

Chris Noth
Peter Florrick

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Mary Beth Peil
Jackie Florrick

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Alan Cumming
Eli Gold

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Chris Butler
Matan Brody

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Joe Morton
Daniel Golden

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James Carpinello
Detective Anthony Burton

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Pedro Pascal
Nathan Landry

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Titus Welliver
Glenn Childs

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Terry Kinney
Gerald Kozko

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Sonequa Martin-Green
Courtney Wells

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Michael Boatman
Julius Cain

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Jill Flint
Lana Delaney

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Francie Swift
Kya Poole

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Tony Scott
Executive Producer
Ridley Scott
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Robert King
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Michelle King
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Dee Johnson
Executive Producer
David W. Zucker
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Jim McKay
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Audience Reviews for The Good Wife: Season 1

  • Feb 09, 2022
    It is about Alicia Corn Flakes. She is a laywer and when she doesn't agree with the other laywer questioning a witness she shouts "Erection". She also farts a lot in the courtroom and she tries to blame it on the judge: "It was him!". Besides stinky bombs she is really dishonest and she has sex with any man available. Great season.
  • Oct 06, 2021
    One of the best TV shows ever made.
  • Apr 03, 2021
    Lame just bad and terrible
  • Apr 02, 2021
    This show is horrible
  • Dec 22, 2019
    one of the best legal series and one of the best shows of all time. this show has distinct judges and opposition lawyers who have their own quirks and personality. it is so good I watched the entire 7 seasons in a week, couldn't even sleep just had to watch it. it has a nice story, it is a funny show and an overall must-see show
  • Dec 16, 2018
    I didn't keep watching after season 1. Too boring and not enough plot development.
  • Oct 27, 2017
    A competent and good watch. Very appealing characters who complement each other on screen.
  • May 28, 2016
    the perfect starring vehicle for Juliana Margulies the premise feels like it was straight from the newspaper headlines that we usually come across, a scandal so large it not only affects the public's view but the family members as well Alicia Floreck now has to deal with the damage dealt by her husband being caught up in a conspiracy of drugs, sex, and money the children do not have such an easy time adjusting either Peter Floreck used to be part of a prestigious law firm and had plenty of clients to back him up but due to the controversy surrounding his shady behavior it looks like he has lost all current ties and friendships in the process Alicia is left to pick up the pieces and so with each new client she represents in a new case it leads to more clues that could explain what really happened with her husband the kids unpleasantly become involved when someone starts spying on them along with leaving photographs of Peter that may or may not be real mind you if you're not big on law or familiar with any of the terminology it might be really tough to follow but the perfect cast, the slick writing, the subtle morals, and the family dilemmas is enough to make this show as realistic and gritty as possible dynamite work on the characters' interplay, too Alicia is the modern woman tackling so much at the same time from her job to her family to her emotional state of being this is one of CBS's finest political dramas
  • Jan 02, 2016
    The best approach to the series is by watching it from the start! Thankfully individual seasons stand well on their own. But if you haven't been able to embrace the show after going through season 1...but still would like to give it a chance. Jump to season 5 --- see how you go then. :)
  • Jul 25, 2015
    Boy, I am so late getting to this party. Never seen an episode on TV so have always been meaning to stream it. Finally started and have been watching season 1. Now I understand the Emmy love that's been showered on Julianna.

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