|Leggy litigator! Julianna Margulies returns as THE GOOD WIFE. Image: CBS.|
KOOL TV ends its week's showcasing of powerful and attractive ladies in new and recurring series (all of whom firmly live up to Destiny's Child's Independent Women musical coda!) with the return of the lovely Julianna Margulies, having resolutely broken her ER stethoscope once and for all, as litigator turned mother then back to litigator Alicia Florrick for the new third series of THE GOOD WIFE, airing in the UK from tonight, and wittily declared by the GUARDIAN newspaper website, gamely trying to get stronger viewer interest in this stylish and intelligent series, as one of the best drama shows on television you've probably never watched!
This season, though, let's hope that situation changes for the better for the MORE 4 channel, as the CBS drama, created by Robert King and Michelle King, kicks into further gear with a new batch of intriguing, thought provoking and stylish episodes, backed up with slowly addictive character arcs, as Alicia, now a third-year associate at the highly competitive and powerful dog eats dog legal firm realm of Lockhart-Gardner, continues to work hard and play hard whilst still trying to be a good mother to her two children: she's certainly the truest definition yet of a multi-tasker! And, within such a complex life, the "play hard" aspects of her life are ably showcased by her developing special relationship with law firm partner Will Gardner (Josh Charles), whilst still trying to erase the shadows and legacy left by her deceitful ex-husband: the man with the conniving smile, Peter Florrick (Chris Noth).
Trailer: The Good Wife Season 3 Promo 3 EXTENDED /Addicted to Love - YouTube
Guest stars this year include the return of Michael J. Fox as the crafty and razor sharp lawyer Louis Canning, as well as other heavyweight notables the likes of F. Murray Abraham, the lovely Parker Posey, HOUSE's ex, Lisa Edelstein, and AMERICAN PIE's "dipper" Jason Biggs, whilst plots include Alicia involved in an English libel case (good luck with that one!), dealing with a race murder, the death of a key witness, the shooting of a husband by his policewoman wife, and taking on the might of a belligerent US military defence contractor with very powerful political friends behind the scenes.
It looks like the legal book lined corridors of Lockhart-Gardner are going to be very busy this year!
Seasons One and Two of THE GOOD WIFE are also available on DVD from PARAMOUNT.