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Latest and Greatest

This is going to be a series of posts about my latest attachment – to a website, television show, fashionable item and whatever is ‘greatest’. It may not be the most recent thing around, but it’s nice to share the good things in life.

 

Let me begin with… THE GOOD WIFE

First, I would like to state that channel 10 has grossly misrepresented the show in their sensationalised advertisements. The ads just turn me off. Thankfully I already love the show and watch it the day it airs in America so I can (try to) ignore these things.

Julianna Margulies plays Alicia Florrick who is the wife of a disgraced politician, Peter (played by Chris Noth).

Channel 10 describes the show further:

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 crushing 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 realises 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 will use any means to ensure that he, not Alicia, secures the one full-time associate position that’s available.

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.

Julianna’s portrayal of Alicia Florrick is superb. The writers of the show must be congratulated on creating such a strong, centered and sometimes vulnerable female character. Some people may ask; why doesn’t she just leave her husband Peter? This question is deliberately invoked by the show, and part of the tension is in finding out why.

Pictures from tvfanatic.com

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