The Good Wife

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Timely, mature drama about surviving political scandal.

CBS Drama 2009

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 18+
An excellent legal drama, but the overall show is a hot mess! The court cases were intriguing and exciting. The acting was amazing! I enjoy watching top-notch lawyers fighting for their clients. There were a few likable and quirky characters that made the show engaging. I can count on some of this cast to give me good character development, humor, ingenuity, and heart. But I have a few issues that bother me: -It is not a family-friendly show but a messy soap opera with morally bankrupt characters. Every season was a series of scandals, bed-hopping affairs, and political backstabbing, which got on my nerves. I had to fast forward through many offensive scenes. -Bad depictions of what a marriage is all about. I wish more shows would promote good marriages for a change. Both Alicia and Peter are having extramarital affairs that bother me; they had no loyalty or love toward each other. Their conscience was dead, and their so-called friends around them encouraged them to be unfaithful and use each other politically to get ahead but continue to fornicate without consequence. This is an unhealthy damaging, and selfish view of monogamy and marriage. So, I have mixed feelings about the show. I would have given this show 5/5 if it taught family values and morals. Although I enjoyed the cases and some characters, the melodrama made the show a hot mess. If you want a good legal drama with characters who have integrity, I recommend Law & Order or Blue Bloods.

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