The Good Wife, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Pushing aside the betrayal and public humiliation caused by her husband, Peter, Alicia Florrick starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner, who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom. Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator, Diane Lockhart, offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes she's going to need to succeed on her own merit. Alicia's main competition among the firm's 20-something new recruits is Cary, a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but is competitive to the core. Fortunately, Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda, the firm's tough in-house investigator. Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician's scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach and 13-year-old Grace. For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the "good wife" and takes charge of her own destiny.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPilot||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.||46:45||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoStripped||A stripper claims she was raped at the bachelor party of a prominent businessman. Alicia represents her after the States' Attorney refuses to pursue criminal charges.||44:23||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHome||The teenage son of a former friend hires her to defend him in a murder case, Alicia makes a difficult journey back to her old life.||42:52||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFixed||As her husband's legal team continues to mount the case for his appeal, Alicia discovers evidence of possible jury tampering in her firm's class action law suit against a major pharmaceutical company.||42:43||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCrash||Alicia and Will have 72 hours to prove that a train company, and not the engineers, is responsible for a freight train crash, and secure the widows their husbands' pensions. Also, Jackie and Alicia clash over taking the children to visit their father in prison.||44:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoConjugal||As Alicia works with Will on the appeal of a death row inmate, she agrees to a conjugal visit with Peter in order to get information from him since her client was convicted under Peter's regime as state's attorney.||44:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUnorthodox||While representing the daughter of one of the partner's at the law firm, Alicia finds herself attracted to her co-counsel and his unorthodox approach to defending their client.||44:19||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUnprepared||Peter needs Alicia to testify on his behalf as his appeals process begins sooner than expected. At the same time, she prepares to defend a scientist accused of arson.||44:05||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThreesome||Alicia deals with tricky office politics when she's asked to represent the firm's senior partner after he's arrested. Meanwhile, Peter's evidentiary hearing hits the skids, leading Alicia to suspect that he may, in fact, actually be guilty of corruption.||44:07||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLifeguard||When a judge with a history of questionable sentencing overturns a simple plea deal that Alicia arranged, she looks into his motivation. Also, Diane is made the offer of her career.||41:47||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoInfamy||Alicia learns more about her husband's fall from grace when she represents the wife of Peter's nemesis, Glenn Childs, in their divorce case. Also, Will gets cozy with his opposing counsel, Emily, during a wrongful death suit against caustic TV commentator Duke Rosco.||43:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPainkiller||When a star high school quarterback dies from an overdose of painkillers, Alicia represents the doctor who prescribed the medication. At home, Alicia and the kids deal with some bad news and she gives Peter information that makes his blood boil.||43:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBad||Tensions are high as Peter's appeal trial begins and Alicia defends a wealthy client in civil court whose innocence she doubts, even after he's found not guilty in criminal court of murdering his wife. Meanwhile, Diane decides to take precautions when a felon she successfully prosecuted is about to be released from prison.||42:28||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|14||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHi||As Alicia defends a husband accused of murdering the babysitter, she and her family prepare for the outcome of Peter's appeal and his possible coming home.||43:19||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|15||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBang||Peter gets acclimated to life at home and works on a comeback strategy with his political team. Meanwhile, Alicia and Diane wrestle with spousal privilege laws in a murder case that hinges on their ability to get a wife to testify against her husband.||44:08||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|16||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFleas||As Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation, Alicia and Will defend an attorney arrested for murder.||44:05||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|17||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHeart||In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery. Meanwhile, Alicia gives Peter a proper welcome home.||44:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|18||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDoubt||Alicia and Will deal with their growing sexual tension and Diane and Kurt McVeigh continue their flirtation. At the same time, Alicia defends a college student accused of killing her sorority sister while under the influence of a sleep aid.||43:32||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|19||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBoom||When Alicia goes head-to-head in the courtroom with former boss Jonas Stern, she debates whether or not to use personal information to her advantage. Meanwhile, Peter uses religion to work on his appeal.||44:15||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|20||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMock||The police are quickly at the door when Peter's electronic monitor sounds after he chases Alicia out of the apartment. As a result, Grace and Zach scramble to figure out a way to keep him from being arrested.||44:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|21||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUnplugged||The winner is announced in the competition between Alicia and Cary.||43:37||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|22||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHybristophilia||Eli Gold works on getting Peter's charges dropped, and Alicia defends Colin Sweeney, a client and accused wife killer, who claims self defense after she finds him handcuffed to a dead woman.||44:06||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|23||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRunning||At Eli Gold's urging, Alicia must decide if she'll stand by her man during Peter's new political campaign, or if she'll pursue a relationship with Will instead.||44:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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Much better than what the promos indicated. GREAT acting. I hope it they can keep it at this level because it was an outstanding pilot.
Three-Dimensional Women On Television!
The reason I was so impressed by the pilot for this show is its portrayal of women.
Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) is not a 2-dimensional or weak woman who simply "stands by her man," but neither is she totally heartless or disinterested in her husband's well-being. She is ambivalent about his place in her and her childrens' lives, but is always cautious about writing him off or badmouthing him to her children or the public. She does not simply emasculate him or file for divorce in a typical, "i am woman hear me roar" or Xena Warrior Princess sort of way. She's real...she's smart.
She is aided/confronted by scores of women in her office who seem to have already sized her up. While her boss (Christine Baranski) is very eager to come across as faithful female counterpart in a man's world, she proves herself no less selfish or prone to predjudice than any man could be when Alicia improves upon her game. Sonia, a shared assistant between Alicia and a man she is competing with for a job - does not appear at all interested in assiting her until after her success in the courtroom. Only Kalinda seems convinced enough of her talents to treat her with even a modicum of respect before she proves herself, and their relationship is portrayed through many complex shades of comeraderie and competition. Lesser actresses wouldn't have been equal to the task of giving their relationship the complex dynamic it has here.
Alicia is forced to earn her stripes in this episode both as an attorney and as a mother, and along the way we see a much more believable world of male/female interaction than what is usually portrayed on television. It's a shame more televised drama isn't as well-written or acted as "The Good Wife."
Looking forward to what's to come!
One of the best new shows of the season!
There have been so many new shows that are coming out this fall, and lots of them are at the same time, so I have to carfuly choose a show. I decided to try this show, and I can honestly sau that I loved it. I htink that this is one of the best drama shows out there. Get this pilot! YOu will love it. THis show is awesome and I think that it is definitly going to be one of the best new shows this fall.