The Good Wife is a drama on CBS starring Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a wife and mother that must re-enter the work force when her husband's (Chris Noth) very public sex and political corruption scandal winds him in jail.
Now, Alicia, who graduated from Georgetown law school, joins a prestigious Chicago law firm after not stepping foot in a court room for thirteen years. Through six years of the series, Alicia goes from being a mom to a powerful ally for the city. She shines in court and it is impossible for opponents not to take her seriously. She does very well for her firm, Lockhart/Gardner, and is one of the first of the other associates in the firm to be offered a partnership.
Is that partnership offer because of her work or her ties to her husband, who never stepped out of the spotlight and eventually became governor of the great state of Illinois? It is never easy for Alicia to tell. Tied in with the fact that she has never fully regained the trust she had of her husband before he strayed, she finds herself in a precarious position of being in love with more than one man, remaining married and being a mother while also having a prominent career.