With its melding of genres, excellent acting, complex characters and refusal to be obvious, Alicia Florrick changed not just network TV, but the whole medium. There is something about watching an episode of The Good Wife that brings me immense joy, like eating a delicious Italian dinner, the seamless conversation when catching up with old friends, or the giddy aura after an amazing first date. The Good Wife is ostensibly not a show so many critics and fans should enjoy. It is on CBS, a fuddy-duddy network whose logo should be a teapot on a doily rather than an eye. But what The Good Wife does to the procedural is perhaps the best thing about it. It tells the story of Alicia Florrick Emmy winner Julianna Margulies as she is forced back to work as a lawyer after decades at home raising her children when her politician husband Peter Chris Noth is sent to prison for using state funds to pay for sex workers.
He is confined to house arrest and starts working on restarting his legal career. His wife Alicia Florrick Julianna Margulies has conflicted emotions about his return and distracts herself with a legal case, in which she defends a man accused of killing a mutual fund manager who assisted in Bernard Madoff 's investment scandal. The episode was written by co-producer and staff writer Courtney Kemp Agboh and directed by Rod Holcomb. Cole plays a forensics expert with a country persona and a strong set of ethics, while Cumming plays a cutthroat political operative several commentators said closely resembled White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
S1 E1 Pilot. The Good Wife S1 E1 Pilot Alicia is assigned her first case after having to return to work following her husband's corruption scandal and incarceration. She quickly discovers that the retrial of a woman accused of murdering her ex-husband is not as straightforward as it seems.