Your Next Box Set: The Good Wife
On the lookout for a new box set to spend your evenings devouring? Each week, hmv.com will be recommending you a series that will swallow up your whole life until your finish the last episode...
This week, it’s The Good Wife…
What is it?
The show follows the fortunes of Alicia Florrick, a middle-aged woman who is forced back into the high-pressured world of lawyers. After stepping aside to enjoy family life and support her husband's career, she makes an unexpected return to the frontline when her husband is disgraced and imprisoned after a humiliating sex and corruption scandal.
Who’s in it?
Juliana Margulies stars as the aforementioned Alicia, with Sex And The City star Chris Noth as her imprisoned husband Peter. Matt Czurchry, Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Archie Panjabi and Mackenzie Vega provide key supporting roles.
Why should I watch it?
This show is pretty much the definition of a sleeper hit, it's never been critically lauded, never gets mentioned in the broadsheets, nor does it set blogs on fire, but over the course of its five-year run it's built up a dedicated fanbase and slowly more and more people have caught on to it.
Describe the show in three words…
Tough, but damn addictive.