The Good Wife premiered on CBS in September 2009. The series revolves around Alicia, the wife of Peter Florrick, a state attorney who was imprisoned after an embarrassingly public corruption and sex scandal. To provide for her children, the stay-at-home mom returns to her former job as a litigator and is surrounded by these memorable characters:
Diane Lockhart is a liberal feminist and partner at the law firm.
Cary Agos, a Harvard grad, was a first-year associate with Alicia. Although rivals, they eventually defect and form their own partnership.
Julius Cane, an equity partner, is the Head of Litigation at Lockhart/Gardner.
Finn Polmar is wounded along with Will during the courtroom trial of Jeffrey Grant.
Secondary recurring characters include these baby name inspirations:
The inspiration for the series was drawn from real-life scandals involving the likes of Bill Clinton and John Edwards. Both Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Edwards were lawyers — and both stood by their husbands' side when the scandals erupted.
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