But what of its tale of fidelity? Chris Noth as Peter Florrick is her husband – impeached and imprisoned former State’s Attorney and now released looking to rebrand himself to run for this office again – and the impression of fidelity at least is part of that spin.
The Good Wife should really anchor around Alicia Florrick but feels like any other good ensemble cast court-room drama – such as Shark and Silk – Alicia Florrick as The Good Advocate?
Her husband’s political campaign is ran by the Machiavellian Eli Gold played with relish by Alan Cumming – Alicia Florrick The Good Pawn?
Peter Florrick’s other guiding force is his mother Jackie played by Mary Beth Peil – Alicia The Good Daughter In Law?
Alicia’s daughter Grace played by Mackenzie Vega is a rebel with a floating cause and met with infinite understanding by her mother – Alicia The Good Mom?
A stellar team at law firm Lockhart/Gardner with its partners Diane Lockhart and Will Gardner, and high-flying staffers Kalinda Sharma and Cary Agos – Alicia a star among other stars – the Good Work Colleague?
But the Good Wife? This does not feel like a running motif rather an initial hook later forgotten if not abandoned.
The Good Wife is itself written by partners Michelle and Robert King no doubt a good wife and good husband.
Alicia Florrick a good wife certainly, but The Good Wife the series just another Good Courtroom Drama? If a genre with, excuse the pun, a high bar.