Tuesday, September 22, 2009

'The Good Wife': Finally Something to Fill My 'ER' Void

When ER went off the air after its final season this year it left a huge gaping hole in my weekly viewing. Seeing as I only have time to watch a couple of hours of TV every week and usually only after 10pm, that one hour of 'me' time was now gone. What was I supposed to do - clean the kitchen? Interact with my kids? It was enough to make a girl go out and buy the entire season of Sex and The City on DVD (which I haven't done yet, in case you're stumped as what to get me for Christmas.)

But then a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get invited to a preview showing of the new CBS drama, The Good Wife, starring Julianna Margulies. It already fit my criteria before I even saw it - 10pm to 11pm time slot, not science fiction or period drama, and better yet it starred ex-ER actress Margulies AND Sex And The City's Chris Noth - how perfect was this? And then I saw the first episode and I immediately put the kids to work cleaning my kitchen - mommy had found a new show.

In a nutshell, here's what the show is about (I copied it from the CBS website, in case you were about to be impressed by my synopsis-writing skills):

THE GOOD WIFE is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's (Noth) 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...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. For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the "good wife" and takes charge of her own destiny.

The Good Wife premieres tonight, Tuesday, at 10/9c on CBS.

Don't miss it.

And, here's a clip:

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