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There is no doubt that Julianna Margulies, who plays Alicia Florrick in “The Good Wife” portrays the perfect wife, mother and working woman. She has had the worst thrown at her and she keeps her composure and her wits about her. Her husband in the series, Peter Florrick, who is played by actor Chris Noth, is a fallen politician who was brought low by a sex and political scandal. Not only has Alicia had to deal with a very public affair, but she is also holding together a family while building a career outside the home. And on top of that her husband is seeking a political office which has her very much in the spotlight as she stands by her man.
She’s The Wife of An Adulterer
Two wrongs don’t make a right, but we find ourselves wanting Alicia to grab a little something for herself. She continues to support and stand by a cheating husband when we all just want to tell her to move on because she deserves better than that.
Alicia And Will Would Be Great Together
The mutual attraction between Alicia and her former law school classmate and current boss, Will Gardner, makes us root for them to get together. There is something that clicks between them and they would be an incredible power couple, but Alicia is remaining faithful to her husband in part because of some manipulation on the part of Peter’s campaign manager, Eli Gold.
She’s Being Used Too Much
Alicia is being used by almost everyone she comes into contact with. Her husband’s political aspirations mean that he and his campaign are using her to keep his image as an upstanding family man in the public eye. Peter’s campaign manager uses her to fend off bad press. The law firm and it’s clients are using her high profile marriage to Peter to further their cases and their own ambitions. Alicia has become a pawn in everyone else’s game and it seems her own game is advancing much slower because of it.
Alicia Is Too Smart For This Treatment
We often see just how smart Alicia is. Her biting wit and quick comebacks make the show a must see. She often gets one up on someone in such a quiet way, they never see it coming. She is too smart to be putting up with the treatment she receives from everyone else, including the whispered comments behind her back and sometimes to her face by co-workers, opposing counsel and even from the judge’s bench.
We can’t get enough of Alicia and we want her to have it all. Too bad she can’t get it or she will no longer be “The Good Wife.
“The Good Wife” airs on CBS Tuesdays at 10 pm ET.