Coming on the heels of several award-winning TV legal drama series such as L.A. Law and The Practice comes another show that focuses on the lives of lawyers. The program is entitled The Good Wife, but unlike its predecessors which focus on a group of brilliant legal counsels, The Good Wife only has one central character, a female litigator named Alicia Florrick played by Julianna Margulies.

The show has another distinguishing aspect from all other legal dramas previously seen on TV. The premise was actually inspired by events that happened in real life. In particular, the prostitution scandal involving Eliot Spitzer as well as many other prominent political sex controversies proved to be a most fiery concept upon which The Good Wife was based.

Aired on CBS, the program sees the main character Alicia Florrick returning to her previous job as an attorney after her state lawyer husband was imprisoned due to a highly-celebrated corruption and sex case. The thought of having to raise two kids on your own and facing harsh public opinion is not an easy thing to do, and for this, you need to watch closely how Julianna Margulies acts out the part.

In this regard, it is interesting to note that after being exposed to many dramatic moments in the award-winning TV show ER, Julianna is once again given a role where her acting prowess is put to the test. Still, she is obviously quite at ease in dramatic roles as she has been nominated for her portrayal of Alicia Florrick in the 2010 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

The Good Wife itself has been nominated as Outstanding Drama Series inthe same award-giving body on the same year. More importantly, however, the program has brought back the excitement often seen in many onscreen legal battles, giving you a glimpse on what it takes to be a brilliant litigator.


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